In the theme of my word for the year “pursue,” I wanted to show a couple before and afters of our new home in Georgia. It is still a work in progress with many, many projects of interest ahead. Looking back on the before pictures, Its good to see the progress we have made
On the journey of pursuing, I am realizing that this ever-changing life is about looking at where we are and making a choice to see things we encounter as an obstacle that we don’t want to face or a challenge to keep moving ahead. It’s really not about ever getting to the point of total achievement, because that my friends, is not possible. It's about the process and how we decide we want to handle our life journey.
The same can be said of our home. You may not have the "exact" home or the "exact" furniture you want, but that’s ok. Being grateful for our blessings makes them become enough and with a little creativity you will surprised what you can accomplish!
The first picture is our entry. Yes, it was pink!!!! We also had a front door that looked like a back door. Fortunately, it was all cosmetic and was easily changed. I have big plans for the large wall to the right! stay tuned! We used BenjaminMoore Edgecomb Gray. on the walls and purchased our front door from Home Depot. The rug was purchased from Wayfair.
The second group of pictures shows our kitchen with the original blue paint, corian counter tops, full upper cabinets and blue tile backsplash. This room by far was the biggest part of our renovation. The layout was good so nothing needed to be moved around. We started with painting the walls. We used Benjamin Moore Gray Owl. We were fortunate that this house already had beautiful bead board and crown moulding which was a huge plus for us. We then cut down the the countertop to one level and replaced it with new granite countertops and sink purchased from Home Depot. We removed the upper cabinets on one side to put open shelving from Amazon and stove hood from wholesalewoodhoods.com. We were also excited to use our kitchen island that is made from 1800's wood from a court house in Delaware that my husband was able to salvage for us. The blue tile backsplash was removed and replaced with faux Chicago style brick from fauxbrickpanel.com We were able to reuse the island light which originally hung in the dining room and just painted it black. I scored this incredible vintage door from Facebook Marketplace and absolutely love how it adds vintage character to our pantry.
More to come. Stay tuned!
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