I found the original listing photos for our house and thought it would be fun to look back and see what has changed.
For starters, we lost the two trees in front of the house (here).
Our deck furniture belonged to the original owners so not much has changed on the deck.
The kitchen has gotten a little updating in the way of new cabinet hardware, new paint, and new appliances. Taking down the striped curtain over the sink has brought much more light into the space.
The dining room has gotten a new light fixture. You can read all about it here. Our artwork is hung on the opposite walls so the view from this angle still looks a little bare. All in time.
We have not painted the living room and the green ceiling beams yet. Originally I said that these had to change asap. But I’ve since grown numb to the green. I’m saving up my patience for this project. I did spray paint the existing wall sconces after failing to find replacements. When we paint the room we’ll replace those too.
The master bedroom got a fresh coat of paint, and the trim went from yellowish-white to white-white. I also spray painted the door knobs in oil rubbed bronze for an updated look. I purchased a new light fixture for this room but we need some electrical work done first.
Little Ricky’s room went from ocean blue to Olympic’s Almond Paste like the rest of the upstairs.
And little Zoey’s room went from pink and girly to a neutral office. Although there are remains of pink paint drops on the floor if you look closely.
The finished basement (which I have not shared until now) was a very busy media center for the man of the house.
It’s now primarily used as a gym. This space needs some TLC but is at the end of the list since we don’t really use the space. We prefer to watch television in the family room where we are either spoiled by the central air conditioning or the heat from the wood stove that we had installed.
If only they had included the upstairs bathroom and the front hall in their listing photos. Then we would have been able to show some real changes. I’ll do this again next year to see how far we’ve come.