Before and After Photos of the Transformation of Our 100 Year Old Home

On the blog yesterday I posted a lot of the finished rooms in our home. By finished, I am referring to the new neutral (white) themed rooms. I heard from a lot of you who wanted to see the before and after photos. I didn’t even think to include them in my post. But given the huge number of you who wanted to see them, I have written this post, which is all about before and after.

So let’s get started.

First, our master bedroom. Here is how it looks now.

 

And here it was before. Don’t even ask me why the bed isn’t even centered over the window! Oh my gosh. We redid the tile around the fireplace, replaced the rug, curtains, and bedding. And painted the walls. Then I bought new end tables, lamps and the bench for the end of the bed. Plus I made a new headboard out of an old vintage door.

 

Then there is our family room. Here is what it looks like now.

 

And here it was before. I replaced the rug, added new slipcovers to our sectional and added the vintage white windows and ladder chandelier. I also replaced the two chairs.

 

Our living room also got an overhaul. Here is it now.

 

And here is the before. I slipcovered the sofas and made a new coffee table. I also added the new general store counter. But the paint, rug and artwork over the fireplace stayed the same.

 

Many of you have already seen the dramatic transformation of my office.

It is now my craft room and it looks like this.

 

And this is what it use to look like.

When you see these photos I hope you can see that it is not hard to make a change if you don’t like your decor. I hadn’t done anything in our home for years and we were way over due. I was so busy and knew I would eventually get around to it! I cannot even tell you how happy I am with the changes that took place in our decor last year!

We still have more rooms and makeovers to share. Plus a lot of projects still to do! So stay tuned.

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IMG_0474If you recall, I started a makeover of our Master Bedroom when my husband was out of town. The first thing we did was rip out the ugly orange/brown marble on the fireplace. I pulled out some old marble that was left over from our master bath remodel. But we ran out and had to put the project on hold to order some more marble tiles.

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