Before and After: our new home's renovations
Welcome to our new home! We moved in on November 19th, just in time for the Holidays. We hope you enjoy this tour to see what we've been up to since July!
The foyer is the brightest room in the house, and is rarely seen since no one uses the front door in the country (except Jehovah's Witnesses we say). This room is a memorial to Kris and Tonya's wedding day, complete with the bouquet Tonya carried (not pictured) and a copy of our vows on the table in the picture. When Kris' parents lived here, this room was a pale green, and used to be closed all the time to keep the kids out, and held precious antique furniture!
This is what the dining room used to look like.
Another view of the dining room. It was open to the living room and kitchen area of the house. Below is the former dining room-classroom. We enclosed part of the wall and installed french doors. That way when Tonya begins home schooling, we can have some privacy from the rest of the house. The kids love playing in here now, as they are close to where most of the "living" is done during the day.
This is the kitchen before renovation. It had all the original cabinets, countertops and lighting from over 30 years ago when the house was built.
This is the living room before. The wood paneling was dated and made the rooms look dark, so Tonya filled the cracks between the panels with spackeling compound, sanded, and put several coats of paint over it to make it appear like sheetrock. It took over a week of work, but was well worth the investment!
Another picture of the kitchen, looking on from the living room.
Below is pictures of the old master bedroom, with lots of wallpaper. Kris and Tonya love dark colors for their bedroom, so painted it chocolate! It has one wall that is striped with different sheans of chocolate to give a visual effect.
This is Micah's bedroom! It used to be an office area since Kris' brother moved out several years ago. We took down border, and repainted.