I’d like to introduce you to the main reason I haven’t posted much lately. Recently we purchased a house in Florida. This is a project far from my home but close to my heart. A couple of trips and some hard work and we have something I’ve managed to become very attached to. There was a lot going in a very few short days, but I only managed to pick up the camera a few times to take these shots.
From the outside this was the way we found it…
…and this is how we left it, (except for the outside light that hadn’t been put up yet)
What we found when we arrived was a beautiful house that had been neglected. What we left with, was a sense of accomplishment, some new friends and a home with its charm recaptured.
It took a hard working landscaper 2 full days to get it all back into shape.
In keeping with the total neglect of this house here is what the pool looked like.
No color altering here.. this is what it looked like in full sunlight
…and after a day with a very skilled pool man.
The kitchen needed updating. The blue countertop and the outdated hardware were changed. The walls were painted and some new light fixtures were added.
The front doors wide open while I anxiously await the appliance delivery.
A coat of paint, new hardware and a granite counter top
All cleaned up and ready for a family.
At the end of the day, we accomplished what we had set out to, making this once beautiful home beautiful once again.