Bentley Before & After
Before we say goodbye to our first house for good, I found some old photos from when we moved in back in 2011. The house was dark and dated and needed much TLC. Most of the rooms went through several small face lifts before settling on the end product. My home and my style is always evolving and changing.
Here is the front of the house when we moved in.
and a view from where we left it.
I always wanted to take a paint brush to that trim, but that was a project that always was put on the back burner and we never really got around to it. We did tackle lots of landscaping projects which helped immensely with curb appeal.
Next is an exceptionally blurry picture from the front entry door. This view looks into the front living/dining room. I really do wish I had taken pics when I moved in, but hindsight is always 20/20.
This is a view from a similar front door angle.
Here is a view of the wetbar that is located across from the dining room, and looking down the hallway to the bedrooms.
We carried the wood floors into the entire house but the bedrooms, We added a chunkier baseboard and carried that onto the framing of the doors in the main living areas. We added recessed lighting in over the wet bar and painted a nice greige all over the house.
Here is a photo of our extremely dated kitchen. Hello 1990.
And the finished product.
The kitchen probably got the bulk of the TLC, and even then there were projects that I wanted to do that didn't get done. I'm looking at you florescent light.
eat in kitchen nook.
This nook was weird and not really sure why there was a fan in it, but my best friend came over one day back in 2011 and we stenciled and hand painted this cute Moroccan pattern on this wall and it's probably the one thing that hasn't changed. We did end up adding this built in bench which was GREAT with the kiddos and adding extra storage because we didn't really have much of that in this kitchen.
Our family room left a lot to be desired. Beige on beige on beige.
A white fireplace with that wood mantle are my favorite additions to this cozy room along with those dreamy french doors.
And last but not least, I had mocked up a side by side of the hall bathroom.
And that's a wrap.
She was a good little house.