Sunday, January 13, 2013

Our Home - 1 year later - warning: photo heavy!


Roughly one year ago, we moved into our dream house.
The husband has been working tirelessly to update some of the scary parts and beautify it to our style. I have been decorating, painting and collecting to help fill our house and make it feel like home.

Here is a glimpse at our work throughout the last 12 months:

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Then we did a bit of indoor decorating before we moved outside:
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We "prettied-up" the stairs:
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We dressed the Fireplace:
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When the warm weather hit, the husband and his crew headed out front for a bit of curb appeal.
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We ended 2012 with a front porch makeover:

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2013 will still be the year of the house. We will continue with a major project in the living room and then move upstairs. The challenges upstairs are far easier than what we have been doing downstairs. The upstairs only needs cosmetic help.

2013 Decorating Goals

  • Backyard - New Deck, Bar area, Pergola
  • New Built-ins in the living room (current project)
  • Ron's office
  • The Bedrooms 
That is the plan...

Let's see if it all happens. Thanks for checking in. :)

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful transformations!Looking forward to seeing what's next!
    xx
    Anne

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  2. Wow! You've done so much in just a year! Looks great! x

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  3. You've done a great job! I am in LOVE with your kitchen and built ins especially. Well done!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Oh I love your dining room and the little cove where the closet doors used to be, and your kitchen looks 10xs better now too. You guys did a great job with this reno. Love it!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

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  5. You've done so much in the last 12 months! Wow. So inspiring. Your house has become a home.

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  6. Wow - amazing changes ! Looks really, really beautiful - great job !

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  7. Laura,
    You guys have been super busy...love your kitchen and those built-ins are really nice. Stop by on Monday, because you will be featured at my NTT party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Wow, what an accomplishment! I love your floors-- what are they?

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  9. You've really turned your home into a beauty! Love your kitchen!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Wow, wow, wow! You guys have been way busy! But, it has paid off! Looks awesome!!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

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  11. Oh wow...you've been busy! And what a difference you've made in your home! Absolutely gorgeous!
    Debbie :)

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  12. Wow!! Great transformations!! You have done a lot of work in one year!! Looking wonderful.

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  13. I love that door above your mantle. And I also like your kitchen table. :)

    Enjoyed this post!

    Blessings from Oklahoma,
    Meredith

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  14. Hey! SO glad I linked up and found your blog! You have done some very outstanding things to your house! Wow! It looks so bright and the details are awesome! I look forward to following along!!

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  15. Wow! You took a beautiful house and made it even more beautiful! Great job.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  16. gosh you have been so busy, love all the lighter brighter rooms, so amazing what white paint can do, white is so hot right night, I think it is just cheery..love what you have done...I am a new follower of yours and I will be back to see some of your new undertakings...lol...come on over for a visit

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  17. Spending much of today blog hopping and hopped right over here. I LOVE all of your updates...so much lighter and brighter...I'm sure you are loving it all. I can relate to all of your hard work. We have been in our home for 17 years and have changed it all...I'm now following...come on over and visit...check out some of my older posts...I think your may like them. Nice to meet you, Mariaelena

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  18. You two have been keeping yourselves busy! Your home is so pretty, charming and cozy. You've done an amazing job making it into a home.

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  19. You've had a 2012 that you should be extremely proud of! I just adore how the house looks now. You two have incredible vision that I'm sure countless others who passed up on the property would be shocked to see now!

    Looking forward to 2013 ...

    :) Linda

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  20. Wow, your changes look great. I love the character of your home. Would LOVE a front porch like yours....

    also....the kitchen is great, I love the color choices on the cabinets...and the built ins, with the staircase in the background, is wonderful.

    Beautiful changes so far!

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