Housiversary #6

13 Mar

I was reminded by Facebook recently, that we officially purchased our house 6 years ago (we moved in in May – 1 week before our wedding)! I thought it’d be fun to do a good look back on how our house has evolved  from February 2010 to February 2016. The last time I did this was in 2012 so quite a bit has changed… And unfortunately quite a bit is still the same! Once we tackle these 2 bathrooms the ‘then’ and ‘now’ will be even more impressive!

Let’s get this stroll down memory lane started, shall we?

Our front porch update is something we still get complemented on by neighbors and other locals walking or stopping by. It went a long way to up the curb appeal and I am always so happy to drive up to our house with the pretty porch each day. Even though it was the project that never seemed to end, it was definitely worth it!


The Original (2010-2013)


Although at this point the only person who sees our front entry is the pizza delivery guy (and we order the amazing Sugar River Pizza on the reg!), I think our entryway will eventually be used more often. It’s been pretty much left untouched the last several years with the newest addition being our wireless printer (amazing – it’s so nice to just print form my phone!). Someday we will update the closet/storage situation so the printer is a bit more hidden. But for now, it’s ok with me if the pizza guy sees it.


The (almost) Original


From there you’ll walk into our living room, which has seen some minor tweaks over the last couple of years. I’ve definitely been working on trying to get some art on the walls. It feels like a lot of brown in here to me – brown walls, brown furniture, brown rug – so I’m trying to break it up a bit. There’s still a bit of work to do here 🙂


Down the hallway is the office, the dining room, 0ne of our bathrooms and finally the kitchen/laundry room. The office is the most recent room in our house to get an facelift. It has become one of my favorite rooms because I know how much work went into it (and it turned out excellent, if you ask me!).


The Original (2010 – 2015)

 The Inbetween ^


The bathroom is pretty much the same as when we bought it. The paint color is definitely an improvement, but I’m not sure the lack of trim adds much to the space. We did finally buy the tile for the this bathroom and come up with a vanity plan so we are definitely getting the ball rolling!! Eek!


The (real) Original

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The Right Now

As you all know, the kitchen is what got this blog started. It was 3 months of torture but so, so worth it!


The Original (2010 – 2012)


The laundry/mud room is another one of my favorites. It has been super functional for us, although I’m still trying to figure out the best things to store on those shelves.

The Inbetween ^


Heading back down the hallway brings us to the dining room. It’s another room that hasn’t received too much attention once we built the stair wall and railing, but I do have some plans to open this wall on the right and build in a dry bar along the back wall. Once we have kids, I think it will be nice to have a place to put other beverages (as I know we’ll need the space in our main fridge then!)


The Original



Here’s a quick peak at the 2 guest rooms upstairs (or should I say clutter rooms….) as they are now – we have no photos of the originals (other than our series of carpet/trim posts: here, here, here, here, and here .

The third guest room is the future nursery, which will get a post of it’s own soon enough. But here’s a sneak peek (of the ‘storage’ side)!


Our second bath is on the short list for an upgrade as you all know, but I’ll remind you of where we’ll be starting from.

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And last but not least, here’s our pretty uninspiring master bedroom and bathroom. We made the teensiest bit of progress when we bought a new bed, but it definitely has a long ways to go.

Well that was fun! At least for me, haha! If you haven’t already, check out our 2016 house goals to keep tabs on our progress this year. We are definitely slow going so far these days, but with the tile purchased for our bathroom and the vanity progress underway things are about to get a heck of a lot more exciting around here!



2 Responses to “Housiversary #6”

  1. stealingnectar March 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm #


    • Jess March 14, 2016 at 8:55 am #

      Thank you!

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