Monday, February 27, 2012

home {town} renovations...

{If you're interested in a few "before", "during" and "after" pictures of our home, be sure to follow the links around this post...}

 Almost two years ago, with the last stroke of paint in our new family room, our home renovations were FINISHED. My husband did an awesome job doing what he does best. We considered selling because, well, that's what we do. We love the challenge of a new reno. Here are the pictures to show you just how ready we were to sell. But the numbers didn't fall into place for us. So, we fenced the yard, redid our back deck, upgraded our pool and chose to be content. Well, we're happy that God has been able to use us just where we are, allowing us to enter the world of being a host family for international students.

Ten days ago, we bid our Korean student goodbye and began to prepare for another long term girl who will move in tomorrow and stay until the end of the school year (maybe longer). In those 10 days, Robyn has renovated our basement yet again, adding a fifth bedroom to our home. The kitchen/art room area you saw in the above link to our home "tour" has now been divided into two rooms... laundry, and a new bedroom. In doing this, we reclaimed our family room so it's not needed as a bedroom and this is huge for our family, especially now that we have two teens in the house! Here's the new room... I love how Robyn used the plumbing from the old kitchen to add a pedestal sink area...


And here's a little renovation I undertook yesterday... Remember my Hometown Scarf for Moda Bake Shop? Well I think I only wore it once and though it was lovely to look at, I really thought that the fabric should be used. Don't get me wrong - I LOVED the scarf, but simply never wore it. I felt bad cutting into it, but am so pleased with the results... What do you think?


I still have the ruffled end pieces from the scarf, and have plans to turn them into beautiful zippered pouches. Hey, I'm a firm believer in "waste not, want not"... especially when it has to do with Hometown fabric!

6 comments:

Heather D. said...

Hey, the hometown scarf turned runner is awesome!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

at least you used it....

Valerie said...

What a great house tour and renovation! Very nice! Thank you for sharing, I always love to see how others decorate their homes. I understand about the scarf...I have started or finished MANY projects only to turn them into something else. If you'll use that scarf more as a quilt, then a quilt it should be! ;)

Pie Lady Pat said...

One must be brave to repurpose ... and isn't it rewarding? Both reclaiming the family room and creating the runner! Awesome! Have fun with your new student.

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

I LOVE that your home looks like a home and not a "don't touch" sterilized environment. I love looking around a home that has personal touches - like yours, like mine - makes you happy just walking in the door. Great job and beautiful HOME. :)

Brook said...

Oh I do love how the new room turned out! And the sink is awesome :-)