Thursday, May 1, 2014

The entry and a little thow back

 A little Throwback Thursday
 I really cannot believe that top picture was taken just a little over a year ago.. Renovating is rough and living in your renovation is even harder.  Although we lived thought our fair share of dust and renovating we obviously did not live in the house when it was at this stage of the renovation.  

Lately I have been looking through old pictures and it is really fun.  I thought I would share some with you.

The bay window is my favorite part about the front of our house.  And it is a good memory.  Ben and I framed the curved roof and put all the wood board and batten siding on the outside.  It was a fun project to do together. 

You cannot tell from the picture but we have not really gotten around to landscaping the front yard.  It needs a final grading irrigation and some top soil and curbing and grass.  You get it, pretty much it needs everything.  Right now we have some random grass and weeds growing in the front and some pretty flowering pots.  The picture below is of our gardens at our old house last spring.  Sigh... someday.  I love grass and flowers.   
The entry and front room

Just thinking about this space make me want to take a nap. . no, maybe more like hibernate. We did so much to this area.  It was the biggest headache.  It used to be the master bedroom and bathroom.  We took it all out and added a bay window.  Then long story short one of the walls was super crooked so in February we tore down all the dry wall straightened it out re-drywalled, textured and painted.  Ugh what pain. I am not sure I want to bore your with that process.

This is what it used to look like.. 

Below is a picture standing in the new front room/old master bedroom after we we gutted everything.
This is now. .. Still a work in progress. The couch is a work in progress too. ;0

The old front doors
 Now the office doors

Here is our all time favorite throwback from last year... Tomorrow she is a year! Time has really flown by.   Annie is the perfect fit for our family.  This is so bitter sweet, we are thrilled with the progress of our house and to be out of the thick of construction but kind of sad our baby is growing up so fast. 

Thanks for taking a little journey back to last year with us. 


  1. You did an amazing job on your house!! Can you share the color of the painted brick and the front door.

  2. Love it! Do you remember the wood flooring information? Please share if you do...thanks!

  3. I would love to know the colors of your painted brick, shakes & front door too!