Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My 50 Year Old Baby

We bought a house! A while back I vented about looking for a home with my family and how I was fed up with overpriced and poorly renovated homes. Well after several months of disappointments we found our diamond in the rough; a 50 year old 4 bedrooms, three bath, 1 game room, two car garage gem of a home. The home has literally not been touched since about 1975 but it has been meticulously cared for. Great bones and a family nurturing layout sold us on this house.

We closed early this morning and went right to work renovating. We’ve got a general contractor doing the bulk of the partial reno job we are doing before we move in. Below are few pictures of the BEFORE home. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on my new hobby-decorating our home.

A few living room pics with the previous home owner's furniture.

The current dining room. We are turning this room into a study. I know wallpaper is huge right now, but faux brick and stone....not so much.

The dated kitchen. It's not getting a facelift until next year. More faux stone wallpaper.

Living room empty.
Please don't be jealous of my blue stairs...this look was discontinued in 1985.
The current master bedroom. Not very masterful.


krishna kashyap av said...

Good pictures...
Work from home

Rachel said...

CONGRATS! Well, I think the wallpaper is quite..umm..fetching! ;) Can't wait to see some of the after pictures!

melifaif said...

I know you will makes this 50 year old diamond shine, shine, SHINE once again! Cannot wait to see the aftermath of your genius work. Good luck and have fun!

Karen said...

i can't believe i'm just now seeing this! i love it and can't wait to see you transform this house! best!