Sunday, May 1, 2016

House: a blog post that is not about quilting.

Hello my dear friends. This blog post is not about quilting. Bear with me. It might be long and have tons of photos.


If you are a reader of this blog, or know me, you know my husband and I bought an old house that had been significantly fixed up this year. You may or may not know that we were on board with the purchase before the renovations. You also might know that the house had a pretty radical transformation between when we first saw it and when we moved it. You might have heard me tell you that the resident before us was a sweet old lady who just could not manage the house and that it was a mess when the people who sold it to us bought it (she had cats, too many cats among other issues. 

I have been telling myself that when I finish decorating the house, I will clean it top to bottom and take pictures. Friends, that is not a realistic goal. I am not a designer or photographer, I will never "finish" decorating. 

This weekend and last weekend my husband and I did a ton of cleaning and yard work because it needed to be done and because we have family coming into town next weekend. I decided it was time to start sharing some house photos. YOLO. Besides everyone loves a good before and after, right?

So, here we go... The before and afters (really, the middle, we did not see the true before, apparently they got the cat smell out before we ever saw it)...

Some background, the house was built circa 1920, it is three bedrooms and two bathrooms, originally it was probably two bedrooms, one bathroom with an at home office. 

Today I am going to show you the front and the three "public" rooms or the three rooms that would have been used for entertaining historically. I will try to do the kitchen and bathrooms later this week when we get them clean. 

Before (the camera is not crooked the column on the right is leaning): 

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That is all we really got clean this weekend friends. I am all for keeping it real, but I am not sure I am ready to be dirty kitchen and bathroom real. I hope you all enjoyed a little peak into the bacon casa. I know I LOVE those shows on HGTV when they do the flips and complete renovations. I am no Fixer Upper stylist, but I have fun and force my husband to tolerate my decorating hijinks. 

Now back to the sewing room, which is far too much of a disaster to be photographed today. 

20 comments:

  1. So beautiful, and so great to see the before and after pictures! I love seeing such an awesome old house getting love and becoming a home by a great family!

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  2. I live in NC also. WOW...it looks gorgeous. I love seeing older homes brought back to life.

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  3. I live in NC also. WOW...it looks gorgeous. I love seeing older homes brought back to life.

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  4. Such a beautiful house! You and your husband are doing a fabulous job! 😊

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  5. Absolutely lovely! So comfortable and just beautifully decorated! Love the quilt touches!

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  6. I love that you shared with us :) your home is beautiful! Very warm and inviting. And I so hope to one day have as many quilts!

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  7. I love that you shared with us :) your home is beautiful! Very warm and inviting. And I so hope to one day have as many quilts!

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  8. Sarah, your house is flabbergastingly beautiful! Congratulations!

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  10. Beautiful!!! Clearly, similar tastes comes with the name. :) Can I ask what color the walls were painted (i.e. the wall with the fireplace)? My husband and I just closed on a house and that looks like exactly the shade he's been describing for our entryway... :D

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  11. our house we know has been here since 1855, before the civil war and we are n. west Ga. so you know they heard the cannons. we have spent the last 15 years slowly redoing it.

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  12. This is a wonderful post, your husband and you did fantastic job on making this house your own. Even though you didn't say it was a quilting post, I love how your quilts are a very important part of your decor. I especially love the basket by the fire place and the idea of rolling up the quilts. Can you share where you purchased the basket because I really want one now. Thanks.

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  13. Great job and good for you guys. Did you do the work yourselves? I could gladly live there myself.

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  14. Wow so much work but that looks amazing we have only redone our basement and thought that was a lot. Love the open clean lines and color. Beautiful!

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  15. This looks awesome! Your neighbors must be thrilled! What is the bit of yellow paint on the front porch?

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  16. The Arts & Crafts Bungalow is my favorite architectural style for a home. Beautiful!

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  17. Beautiful. I love the porch. I can remember living in a place that had a porch like that in Kansas.

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  18. BEAUTIFUL HOME!! glad you kept the woodwork the dark colors!

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