Before and After

 

As many of you know we moved at the end of July.  The new house needed a bit of work, and while we are still a long way from being done with our home improvements, we have made some good progress!  It’s amazing what a fresh coat of bright, colorful paint can do!  … and IKEA!   I’ve had several requests for pictures, and since we are having company tonight, and the house is clean I decided that today was a great day to take “after” pictures!

Here is the outside of the house.

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The yellow is NOT our first choice, and we have plans to change that ASAP!  In the meantime we are doing our best to live with it until we can paint it.  As many of you have, no doubt, heard on the news, Colorado has experienced some major rain and flooding this summer.  We had some minor damage as a result, and were hoping that we could make an insurance claim for enough to get the house painted. 

It started out like this…

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Sadly, the claim wasn’t enough to cover the cost to paint, but we were able to repair it and now it looks like this…

2013-09-21 14.02.05  Much better!

And now for the inside:

THE READING NOOK –

Before:

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After:

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THE HALF BATH –

Before:

Remember this disaster?

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We removed the wallpaper and painted everything…

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And voila!  We still need to paint the cabinets and decorate, but I think it’s a HUGE improvement already!

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THE KITCHEN –

Before:

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After:

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THE LIVING ROOM –

Before:

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After:

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THE MAIN BATH –

Before:

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After:

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THE MASTER –

Before:

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After:

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ISABEL’S ROOM –

Before:

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After:

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THE BOYS’ ROOM –

Before:

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After:

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This post doesn’t include the basement (because we haven’t done anything exciting down there), or the playroom (because it may be the most fabulous room of all, and it’s not done yet), but I will post updates on those as they are completed.  Also, I didn’t post any pictures of the backyard – which is AMAZING.  I have no excuse for that – I just plain forgot to take pictures.  We are still working on some little things like hanging curtains and pictures, but most of our decorating is done!  I hope you enjoyed this tour!  Keep checking the blog for more updates!

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