Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This Old House

 Once a upon a time, back in 1987, a young married couple set out to buy their first house. They looked and looked trying to find the perfect place. They desired to live in a small town. They wanted a quiet neighborhood, with a large yard. After many, many weekends of driving around and looking at houses, they found the place they would call home. A house build in 1944 with a large yard, fireplace, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The first time they went inside the house, the previous owner was baking bread in the oven and the house was full of primitive antiques. The couple just knew this was the house for them. The wife had big ideas of renovations for the house and just knew that her husband could make her dreams come true. They bought the house and have lived their for the past 26 years! They have added on to the house, build a barn, painted, removed walls, installed hardwood floors,renovated bathrooms, and landscaped. Their children have grown up there and learned many skills as they have helped make improvements over the years. This year the house will be 70 years old and so they decided it was time for the old girl to get a "face lift", so they have been working hard, along with their two sons, to make some improvements...

The front of our house before

Here is the north side of the house before
 Here is the after photo! We put cedar shake shingles on the gable ends of our house. Rob and the boys spent hours cutting each shingle. It was like making a quilt. Then Rob stained and sealed them. I love the way it turned out!

 We are still working on a few more projects. I hope to post some of the results soon!


The Miller Family said...

It looks lovely!

JES said...

What a beautiful transformation! Thank you for sharing as I love before and after home project pictures :)