Before and after shots of our home.

I thought I would give you some insight into what we were dealing with when we started our makeover/reno on our home via a before and after gallery.
This process has so far taken nearly 6 years and we are still not done..
we did have 2 babies in that time frame, so I guess we are doing ok.
Here we go….
BEFORE

AFTER
This is the fireplace in the Kitchen that I had mentioned in a previous post
makes great winter stew.
I took a leaf out of Tricia Foley’s book and painted the
back of the fireplace in a stone colour instead of the black that was originally there…
and got rid of those mice paintings.

BEFORE

AFTER
We took out the dodgy arch and put in French doors, and a huge over light, re plastered
as there was only 2mm thick fake wood paneling throughout, and lightened everything up.

BEFORE

AFTER
This is the fireplace in our Bedroom (which is actually the main living room..we borrowed it).
We haven’t done a lot in here yet just painted that horrid purple/red white, ripped up the prostitute red carpet and painted the floor boards white, painted the fire surround white and the bricks the same stone colour from the kitchen.

BEFORE

AFTER
One of the first things we done was got rid of that horrid carpet and polished our inch thick Tasmanian Oak boards. You can see our all white paint makeover too.
BEFORE above

AFTER
Our Kitchen lost the shelves and got lightened up a lot. We added picture rail, chair rail and deep skirting boards throughout and some deep cornices to bring back a little of the character of our home. We still have to paint the Kitchen doors
white, and the table and chairs will get a makeover too…
we will get there! I will show you some more photo’s soon.
I would love to hear what you think so far,
Ness xx

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Comments (29)

  • A beautiful transformation! You should be very proud of your hard work – and proud of your vision to see the beauty lying underneath that ‘prostitute red’ carpet and other things – I love it!
    And it is amazing what some clever painting can achieve isn’t it?
    Thanks for emailing me about your wrapping – another example of your vision to see the potential in the everyday and ordinary.
    Oh and by the way I don’t think its weird to rub your feet on the sheets – because I do the same thing too! It feels soothing as you fall asleep…sweet dreams Ness!
    Catherine xx

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  • WOW NESS!!! That is a lot you have done in 6 years… and it is so nice…. Just beautiful….Take care Cathy xx

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  • The transformation is simply stunning!! You have done a wonderful job…many people wouldn’t have been able to see past the “before” to arrive at the “after”!!

    I know six years feels like such a long time when you know how you want something to look…hang in there! I hope your husband is coming round to the white…it is makes a home so much more crisp and spacious!!

    All the best in the coming year…
    Cheers

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  • I think you have done a marvelous job!!! What an inspiration kick I got from you! =)

    /helena

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  • It is wonderful!
    Your floors are stunning and I love your firplace in the kitchen
    Fabulous makeover 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

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  • Wow-how absolutely beautiful. I actually had a physical reaction to the ‘after’ photos – my tension released and my shoulders relaxed at the sight! The rooms look so light and airy and fresh and welcoming.
    –Vicki K.

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  • Your house looks awesome. Remodeling takes a lot of work and you are doing an amazing job. Have a nice day. Daisy~

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  • Happy New Year Ness!

    Wow! I love your fireplace in your kitchen, the selection of paint color is great! I love it!!! My favorite is the beautiful floors. You have done an amazing job~on all of it.

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  • Oh lala!!! I think that looks great. I love the milky colours and those floorboards are to die for. You should be very proud of yourself. Katrina x

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  • I salute you I think you have done wonders, it must be so satisfying.

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  • Stunning Ness! Just stunning! You should be very proud of your hardwork – marvelous job – I love it!

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  • Oh Ness, you have such class. It’s just beautiful. What an amazing transformation…. so peaceful and serene. A-M xx

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  • Hiya Ness – you guys have done an amazing job. The before and after is incredible on all pics, you would have to be so proud. Your house looks so loved and amazing, Mel xxx

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  • I have been waiting for these picture, and you didn’t disappoint! The transformation of your fireplace in your kitchen is amazing. I love the idea of paintng the inside a stone color.
    Your french doors in the hallway with the large window above looks so much better than the arch. I would never have thought of that!
    Love the white floors in your bedroom!
    6 years flies by when you are busy having children.
    Bravo!!!
    xo
    Brooke

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  • What a fantastic makeover you have done…love everything especially the hallway, what a difference and you are certainly an inspiration to me.

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  • This transformation…is absolutely wonderful! Your home is very “comfortable” in it’s feeling….I love it! I adore the hallway with the arch removed and french doors put in. You had a great vision. Beautiful Home!
    ~Cheryl

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  • Absolutely lovely! I love before & after pics and these is ones to be proud of!! Well done!

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  • Looks like a ton of work, but the results of gorgeous!

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  • It looks really beautiful! You’ve done a great job!! 🙂

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  • Love the before and afters. Those are amazing transformations that you have made! Wow!

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  • Wow, you are quite the visionary. I love how you transformed those hideous rooms into beautiful spaces. Good job! I also appreciated the before and after pictures. It really makes one appreciate the effort that gone into the renovation.

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  • Hi Ness!

    Great job, it looks fantastic ~ such hard work! I envy your dark wood floors ~ mine are pine, but old and beautiful too, but I’d so love dark ones! It is frustrating renovating over such a long period but so satisfying getting thru the jobs one after the other and seeing your home come up to what you hope it will. Excellent post. I enoy your blog very much.

    Vickie…

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  • Thank you to you all for your wonderful comments on our home. I have been overwhelmed by all of the emails and comments that have been left.
    Also, thanks to all of the new people who have left comments. I really enjoy hearing from you all.
    Ness xx

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  • I love the changes you’ve made, what a great house!
    Theresa

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  • great job Ness. Renovating seems to be an endless task, especially when children come along. I wish i could feel inspired to finish my upstairs bathroom. It was such a nightmare doing our downstairs one, I’m too scared to start the upstairs one now! Hayley

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  • Hi I’m new to blogland and I’ve just found your great blog! I love it, especially the before and after photos of your home, you have done a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Awesome work already! I’d love to know what you’re doing with your dining table and chairs – we have nearly exactly the same setting and I was thinking slip-covers for the chairs. Hubby not keen to paint either table or chairs, so looking for something less permanent!

    I’ve put your great blog on my blog-roll 🙂

    Regards
    Romana

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  • I love the transformation of your home, beautiful! It looks so bright compared to your before pictures. I like the chair furniture, did you make that or buy it in a store?

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    • Thank you. The chairs were purchased xx

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