Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Total Home Makeover

I love a good project, and this one was a big one! To get to know me a little bit, I thought I would open my home to you!

To give a little preface, the home that I bought was never actually for sale. I fell in love with when I was little (it was where my best childhood friend lived). They moved away and eventually it fell into multiple hands  and finally was a rental property with a landlord who could care less about the tenants and the home. So, we made him an offer. Everything is for sale for the right price, right?

As crazy as everyone thought I was for wanting the home, I knew it was an unpolished diamond. Basically, it looked like this when we bought it:

But, I knew there were gems like these hidden inside:

While still a work in progress, this is the before and after shot of the exterior of my home:

Stay tuned (while I do a little cleaning), I will take you inside my home for more of my projects and  transformations!


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  1. That looks awesome! You're very brave and your house is so cute! I love what you did with the landscaping, that is the hardest part for me. When summer comes and if we ever have money to spend on the outside of our house I'm going to come to you for ideas.

  2. Wow!!! You're definitely gifted and brave and you have an eye for the diamond in the rough!

  3. Laura you amaze me. I can't believe you had the vision to create that gorgeous exterior! You've got some crazy talent!

  4. Laura- You really have amazing talents!! You have the ability to see the diamond so well. I am so anxious for our readers to see the inside as well because it is amazing. I love your home, it is beautiful both the inside and out.

  5. Thanks everyone! I had a pretty great crew to help me out (my husband, father-in-law and dad).

  6. Your house is my dream house..Want to trade? Just kidding I live to far away from you but seriously I love the outside of your house. I can't wait to see inside. I love those details that you knew were there. They add to the charm and uniqueness of your home. Thanks for sharing.


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