The bummer is that I didn't do a decorating blog back then (I was too busy doing a spirituality/homelife blog), and didn't get any pictures of the finished product or even pics of the work that went into it.
However, going thru my old photos, I found some random shots that might help you visualize how adorable-y cottage-y it was. You'll need to imagine there are no goofy teenagers, k?
Here's where we started: indoor/outdoor carpet, wallpaper, etc. Puke.
The nook, with it's plastic beadboard and hunter green vertical blinds. Yeah.
So get ready for the afters... May I introduce you to
Here we see my desk area opposite of the shot above. We don't see two sophomores dressed
This is looking into the nook area, which we made our mudroom....though we did put a couple fold-down tables on the back of the peninsula for overflow kid-type-guests. This isn't a picture of my graduating (now married) daughter peeking out.
This would be looking across the nook from outside to my adorable laundry area. See the wee iron brackets? Right there, behind the non-smooching twin. You'll just have to believe me, it was adorable. No, not the kiss.
Open pantry door, open laundry room closet door, but man....look at that beadboard and the crystal knobs would ya?
You can just see the coat rack hubs made for the mudroom beyond those bubbles *pop*
Mkay...see my cute dishes? And how 'bout that nifty faucet and pseudo-farm sink, eh?
How about some grainy, blue-ish shots from the realtor brochure when we put the house on the market?
You can see the IKEA fold down tables in this one.
As you can imagine, I'm pretty irritated that the room we worked the hardest on has no beauty shots. I'll send out a call to family members....perhaps they caught her in her glory?
I'll show some other before and afters of our last house later in the week. I actually have some decent shots of other rooms, go figure.
How about you? Do any major renos and either forgot to take pics or didn't think about it because it was pre-blogging days? Okaybye.