01 November 2010

House Tour, The AFTER (for now)

Our old house will never be finished. But really, if it ever was, I would probably want to move on to another house that needed help. I have that sort of sickness. :)

But for now, we are at a point in our fixin' up that I'm not embarrassed to have people over anymore. I still see the things that need done, but I can see so much more that has been finished. My mom's Bible study ladies came for a tour a week and a half ago, which prompted a flurry of projects & stuff to get the place ready. Thanks for coming, ladies! I had a great time showing off our second-hand home!

I gave y'all the BEFORE tour here. Take a look for a reminder of how bad it really was. You can also read about stuff we've done to the house if you click on the "house" link under "Labels" on the right hand sidebar of the blog. Oh, and just a reminder, probably 95-98% of the stuff in our house is second hand or gifted to us. I'm cheap like that, too. :)

So, after over a year of "fixin'" here's our AFTER (for now):

The front porch:

(corner of shame on the front porch)

Living Room

Dining Room



Guest Room:

(corner of shame in the guest room)

Our Bedroom: 

(and me...oops!)

So there you have it. I've posted a lot of photos of projects that I will be blogging about in the near future. So much to talk about! And my "corners of shame" are becoming fewer & smaller. That always makes me happy. Less shame, more show!!


Unknown said...

Can't say enough about it! LOVE YOUR HOUSE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

YES! I'm so jealous of your house. I love it!

-Kelly B.

Mary Lemon said...

Erin, I was so sad that I couldn't make it for the TOUR! We'll get up there hopefully before long. The porch looks fabulous! And really love the bathroom. Where did you get the adorable owl lamp and that turquoise one is to die for! You're sooooo creative. You really turned a LEMON into lemonade! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I love your home. If looks warm and inviting, so much character. I hope you don't change too much. I just visited a blog with before and after pix of the blogger's bathroom. I wish my bathroom looked like the before! I love your sink, and the medicine cabinet, and the.......

Just a blogland visitor
Debbie in SW Florida

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

You have done amazing work! I think the porch is my favorite, corner of shame and all. It looks like the perfect reading/relaxing spot.

Erin said...

Thanks for the kind words! Mary, the owl lamp and the turquoise lamp came from our local thrift. The turquoise one was brown-ish & I just spray painted it. The shades were also from the thrift store. I just covered them in ribbon, but I'm always on the lookout for better ones! And Debbie, if you look on our "before" tour, you'll see that the sink was not original to the bathroom, but it fits!!

Ralna said...

Love your home! You've done amazing at piecing everything together and making it feel warm and inviting! Thanks for letting us snoop around! :)


Amy said...

I love your house. It's cozy and warm and inviting!

Holly said...

Erin, your home looks wonderful! It had great bones to begin with, but you've really added so much character and charm.
I totally LOVE that bathroom sink!