4 Befores + Afters In My Head

#1

Look what I discovered at the Dutch Colonial just this morning!

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  How adorable is that charming little window in the gable?

My steel trap-like mind immediately raced to a ‘before + after’

involving a transformation of this boxy room . . .

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B E F O R E

. . . into something far more wonderful, like this one!

A F T E R

A F T E R

Sure, we’d have to vault that ceiling.

Is there a problem, she asks?

G.O. assures me that there IS.

(Stay tuned.)

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#2

More do-able is our next ‘before + after’,

which is actually already underway.

It involves our front porch’s light fixture:

B E F O R E

B E F O R E

That Craftsman-style light fixture might look divine in someone’s dining room,

but not so much our front porch.

No worries . . . I’ve already ordered its replacement:

A F T E R

A F T E R

It was on final sale at Pottery Barn when I ordered it a few days ago . . .

. . . but I just checked, + it seems to be sold out already!

So glad that  I (for once) ordered in a timely fashion!

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#3
And speaking of our front porch,
here ’tis, in the first weeks after we started our project:
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You just KNOW that it wasn’t originally enclosed like this!
Currently, it’s in its mid-demolition mode,
en route to its ‘after’:
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Fingers crossed!
Here’s what I’m envisioning:
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Houzz.com

Can’t wait!

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#4

And, finally, here’s an ‘after’ which took place on Sunday:

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Our new finials have been attached to our garden shed roof!

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Love them!

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Not loving those plywood doors,

still in their ‘before’ stage!

Once again, stay tuned!

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