Sunday, February 21, 2010

Have I shown you the "BEFORE"


I was going through some old pictures last night of the blue cottage. This is the BEFORE when I bought in 2002. It was a duplex with two side entrances.  After six months of hard work, new plumbing, new electrical, caulk, sheetrock, (stripped walls down to studs), torn out one of the kitchens, pulled up the drive to the left of the house, pulled up sidewalk... we moved in... See anything can be made beautiful! And the after ..  the Blue Cottage now... all ours after 8 years of hard work... and we are still working on the hardscapes. Will share more this week!
Have a great Sunday!
Valarie

15 comments:

Stacey said...

Wow what a difference! Great job!

Elise said...

WOWEE !

Have a great week

Cathy said...

What a wonderful transformation! I adore your beautiful blue cottage! We drive by it every so often when we are shopping in McKinney. I didn't know it was yours until I found your blog.

Did you have fun at Laurie Anna's? My daughter and I went yesterday and found lots of wonderful goodies! I am getting in the mood for spring and getting my house dressed for the new season.

Thanks for sharing the before and afters...love it!

Enjoy!
XOXO
Cathy

Cozy Little House said...

You did a TREMENDOUS job! I adore your blue cottage. And the other photo doesn't look remotely like it.
Brenda

Pat said...

What a terrific job you have done with that house.

Mimi said...

What a remarkable transformation, one wouldn't even think they were the same house! Beautiful...

Julie Harward said...

WOW...what a BIG difference..it is SO cute now...good for you! :D

Deb said...

looks great....love the blue...

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a wonderful transformation!!! Your cottage is very beautiful... Thanks for sharing!
Daphne Nicole

mishebe said...

Wow what a transformation. So much appeal now! mishelle

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

WOW! What a transformation. Y'all did a fabulous job!
Jennifer

GardenofDaisies said...

Hi! this is my first visit to your blog. I love your adorable little blue cottage! Golly you have done so much work to it! I really love little houses.

Denise Marie said...

wonderful before and after of your beloved cottage.

CIELO said...

Wow... lovely transformation! and Thank YOU for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday"! Nice meeting you!

cielo

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Valarie,
The blue cottage is lovely and all your hard work really shows. She just beams now, and I'm sure the blue cottage is the jewel of the neighbor-hood.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth
P.S. I hope your Brother will be o.k.

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