Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cara won't, so I will.

So for the longest time, I have asked cara to gather up some pictures of our house (A.K.A. the death of me) and post them so I can feel validated. She never has, so I decided to take this bull by the horns and do it myself.....

If you don't know, we bought this house from a single lady who worked the night shift and seemed to love cats, dogs, indians, dolphins, and vhs tapes. Needless to say, this lifestyle will result in alot of pet hair, pet dander, and bad decorating which obviously had to change.

here are some of the before and after (or current) photos of the house. There is still a ton to do, but like cara said "It doesnt all have to be done in the first year".





Here is a shot of the living room on the day of the home inspection

And here is a current shot of the living room.


Here is a shot from the living room into the dining room on inspection day

Here are a couple of the dining room as it sits today (it is my favorite room)


Here are a couple of the bathroom, I am hoping Cara can add in the one shot we have of the bathroom before I had touched it.....It was bad.


17 comments:

Cynthia said...

You've done a fabulous job on redecorating! Wow! What a difference

Sally said...

She's such a great decorator. I love every room and all the colors. Good painting, Brandon. Good decorating, Cara. Too bad you got rid of Indians, though. I loves me some Indians!

The Roaming Southerner said...

Wow, the dining room is def. awesome!

I love the color and trim contrast on the bottom!
WOOT!

Brenda said...

I'm mighty impressed with your mad DIY skills.

Ang said...

The pictures do not do it justice Brandon. The difference is amazing - it does not look like the same house when you're in it, not even close. You've done an awesome job!

Omgirl said...

In case I haven't been clear enough about it, I love your house. You guys have done a great job. Now just invite me and Kelly over some Saturday "to play Wii" and I'll make him help you finish the bathroom upstairs.

Christine said...

That is awesome! You guys have done such a great job! I love your Dining Room! Man, I need you guys to come and teach me a few things so I can do some stuff to my house!

Danielle said...

I HEART your dining room! It's fantastic!

McMommy said...

Did you link this to POW! because you just wanted me to tell you again how FABULOUS your house is??!!

ha ha ha ha

Well, it is.

And thank God for Brandon updating the blog...or else it would be a ghost town around here!!

amanda said...

love the dining room - seriously it could be in a magazine!

Jen @ Daily Mish Mash said...

I absolutely LOVE your style of decorating. Seriously, I'm bookmarking it for future reference. So pretty!

emilymomto3boys said...

WOW! I love that dining room too!!!

geez, I feel lazy. All we've done is paint.....and we started that 9 mos ago and still haven't finished.....

mommypie said...

Beautiful -- especially LOVE the dining room. Color me jealous.

(Popped over from McMommy's)

Tonia Conger said...

your house is beautiful!!

Christine said...

I seriously need a lesson on doing window sills. Do you know how to do them???

Crazy Lifferths said...

So Cute! I need to see it in person!

3boys247 said...

I love the house. Good for you for posting pictures. You have done amazing work, a real transformation.