Before & After

Exterior Before: Dingy siding and an enclosed porch left much to be desired.

New paint (Behr Pencil Point) and opening up the front porch made a huge improvement to the home's curb appeal.

Exterior After: New paint (Behr Pencil Point) and opening up the front porch made a huge improvement to the home’s curb appeal.

Porch Before.jpg

Porch Before: Pink walls and red carpet disguised hidden potential.

Porch After: Opening the porch along with some fresh paint and new furniture made a world of difference here.

A room with good bones but not much else.

Living Room Before: A room with good bones but not much else.

Living Room After: The original fireplace having been removed provided an opportunity for a carefully chosen reproduction. Suitcase side tables provide storage for DVDs and other AV equipment

Dining Room Before: Dingy white paint left much to be desired here.

dinningroom

Dining Room After: Adding wallpaper and a picture rail added interest and formality to this space.

Kitchen Before

Kitchen Before: A red linoleum counter-top, floral wallpaper and polyester draperies begged for a simple update.

Kitchen After: A new floor, countertop paint and DIY roman shades helped bring the kitchn up-to-datw while still honoring its roots.

Kitchen After: A new floor, counter-top paint and DIY roman shades helped bring the kitchen up-to-date while still honoring its roots.

Front Bedroom Before: Still more pink walls with unidetified stains and a bare blub light fixture left this room nowhere to go but up.

Front Bedroom Before: Still more pink walls with unidentified stains and a bare bulb light fixture left this room nowhere to go but up.

Front Bedroom After: New paint (BM Weekend Getaway, a new bed and fesh linens made for an inexpesive improvement to this space.

Front Bedroom After: New paint (BM Weekend Getaway), a new bed and fresh linens made for an inexpensive improvement to this space.

Bathroom Before: Pink trim and walls detracted from the orginal features like the hex tile floor.

Bathroom Before: Pink trim and walls detracted from the orginal features like the hex tile floor.

The addition of board and batten panels and a saturated blue (BM Blue Danube) added some snap to the bathroom.

The addition of board and batten panels and a saturated blue (BM Blue Danube) added some snap to the bathroom.

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4 Responses to “Before & After”

  1. mbolke November 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM #

    Love everything you did! We are in the process of purchasing a 1950’s home and my friend gave me a paint chip of Pencil Point. I googled it and your article came up. The exterior color did wonders for your home – it’s gorgeous!

  2. Danielle Fraenkel August 3, 2015 at 12:17 PM #

    Have a 1924 house much like you. Not lawyers or young. How do we get the cash to replace, for example, our siding.

  3. Ed August 3, 2015 at 3:57 PM #

    I heard you on the Radio today and I had to look at the pictures of your place once I got home, I have to say i’m not disappointed. The house looks amazing congratulations and great work.

  4. vintageist September 4, 2015 at 9:28 PM #

    Such refined details on such a modest budget! Your whole house is a gem!

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