August 3, 2015

Project House Tour- Part 1

Hi y'all!  It's been a long time coming, but I'm thrilled to finally share with you all some updates from our big bad house project!  Let me introduce you to my new baby.

It's hard to believe that she started out looking like this:

We moved the front door to the center, and of course added that second story, but all the windows stayed in the same location.  (The original front door is now the third window from the right.)

 Let's step inside, shall we?

Guests are greeted by the home's original fireplace for a warm, cozy entry.

Which used to look like this:

Right off the entry is the Living Room, which our existing furniture fit quite nicely into. 

This Living Room was actually the former Dining Room, back when it looked like this:

Use the windows to get a sense of the room, since those are in the original locations. 
Where there used to be a wall with a wide opening towards the kitchen, (on the right in the photo above) there is now this big, wide open space.
The 2 steps up was a tricky thing we needed to work around in this home.  You can see here how in the home's original floor plan there was a small step up next to the fireplace.

We opened up the floor plan and spanned that step all the way across the room.

Once again, I couldn't get enough of this West Elm capriz chandelier.  I just love how it brings a high end and elegant feel without being stiff and traditional.  I was afraid of picking the same fixture again in a new home, but I surveyed a handful of my stylish friends and co-workers and this one won out.  

 So that's a little tour of the curb appeal, the Entry, Living Room and Dining Room, with a sneak peak of the kitchen!  Stop back later this week and I'll give you the full reveal of the Kitchen, Family Room and the rest of the main floor!


  1. Wow. Like... Wow... Looks really good! After all the struggles and still get to this stage is wow! Thank you for sharing your work.

  2. Wow! Wow! Wow!! I just randomly came across this post looking for DIY projects and I have to say your house is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! And especially knowing what it was when you started! You've got amazing vision and style! Great blog, and hope you continue to have such success in all your projects!! xo


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