Wednesday, September 28, 2016

They Painted the Front Door Blue....

When we moved from our first house to our new house we literally moved 10 houses down the street which means we literally drive by our 1st house at least twice a day. It's a stalkers paradise really....without even having to go out of our way we have been able to kind of keep an eye on the ol' house. Over the past 11 months we have noted small changes here and there to the yard, but nothing too drastic. That is until a few weeks ago when we drove by and the front door, our beautiful red front door had been painted blue. A light, airy pretty shade of blue. I wanted to hate it, I did. I mean, that was OUR front door that got so many compliments for it's red pop, but the blue, the blue looked good too. It's weird to think of someone making decisions for that house that actually enhance it's beauty but I guess that's how it goes, each owner adds their own touches over the years which only adds to the charm and history of the home.

With that being said I thought it might be fun to take one last walk down memory lane and look at the changes we made over the 2 years and 10 months that we owned that house.

*Disclaimer - Almost all of the Before photos are from the real estate website, so the quality is not very good.*

Dining Room Before:

Dining Room After:

Full story here. 

Kitchen Before:

Kitchen After:

Photographed by Galina Coada. 

Living Room Before:
Living Room After:

Full story here.

Master Bedroom Before:

Master Bedroom After:

Full story here

Sunroom Before:

Sunroom After:

Full story here

Deck Before:

Deck After:

Full story  here

Full story here

Bath Before:

Bath After:

Full story here

The blue front door feels like the end of an era. The house is different now, not different bad, just different. We don't naturally identify with the house as much now that it looks different than it did when we left it. And I think that's good, it's not our house any more and it's clear from the good decisions being made by the current owners the house is still loved and considered. 

Unless otherwise noted all photos are my own. 

2 Appreciated Comments :

mothertabear said...

You did a LOT to that house! I hope you received a good roi. I'm looking forward to seeing more of what you do with the new home.

Courtney Foster Shearer said...

Thanks Debbie! Seeing these shots gives me hope that one day our 2nd house will feel as complete! :)

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