Tuesday, January 22, 2008

before & after {if only...}


As much blood, sweat and tears as it would take, I've always been a little envious of "before & after" home stories. Sunset usually has some pretty great renovation stories, as well as Cottage Living. It's pretty amazing what fresh paint, new windows and doors will do for a home. And then, think of all the decorating to be done; flea markets, antiquing, the works!

4 comments:

Petunia Face said...

I LOVE that little hacienda! For that matter, I'd take the white clapboard house, too!

Chelsea said...

Oooh. That first one is just my style.

Liss said...

I know ...I wish I had the time/funds to take on a project like a house overhaul. That first one is so gorgeous, and the hacienda is adorable.

love.boxes said...

I had a friend who once got a steal on a house that was really gorgeous except for 3 things.. peach carpeting (throughout) peach paint (throughout) and it was pretty dirty inside. But, it was wonderfully built and in a neighborhood where the homes around hers went for twice what she paid. With cleaning and new flooring and paint she made over 150 thousand when she sold it. She worked hard though.