Sunday, November 7, 2010

Metamorphosis Monday

What is it that makes a house a home? Is it the building, or the furniture, or the neighborhood? No it's you, it's the people who live and dwell together.

Some of the changes we've made in our new home have come about with the desire to make this house our "home". Before we moved we lived in our home for over 30 years. I thought it would be difficult to leave the place where we had made so many memories. But when this house came along, it was like we knew it was right.

So I've been showing you a few things we've done. Some were small changes, some were big changes. But all in all, we are making it our own.

Here is the living room as we saw it the first time.

And how it looks today -

The dining room as it was -

And how it looks today -

A little closer shot -
We are not finished, as there are still lots of finishing touches that are needed but we love our new home, and look forward to sharing it with friends and guests.

Please stop by and visit the Metamorphosis Monday blog party.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful metamorphosis! Your fireplace is gorgeous.

Beautiful home.

Lori E said...

I wouldn't even think it was the same room. You did a beautiful job and made a plain flat fireplace look stunning.

Anonymous said...

So lovely! Love your pretty wall colors and the white trim. I like how you've changed the tiled around your fireplace! Your home is so pretty.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

La Vie Quotidienne said...


This is very pretty and just what you said...a cozy and warm "home". It is all lovely(-: good job!

Sonny G said...

great transformation. your home is lovely.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a difference a mantle makes! You have a lovely home, and beautiful fireplace.

Mom said...

Your home is beautiful! Love what you did with your fireplace. =)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just stopping by from Met Monday. Your home is coming along quite nicely. I do love your furniture!

Atticmag said...

Lovely job on the house. You've got a great eye for painting I think. Not many would be clever enough to make the fireplace stand out that way. Enjoyed your post and the mini-tour. Thanks for stopping by. Jane F

Miss Char said...

Your fireplace surround made a world of different along with the change in color of the bump out on it, those changes really make the built-ins pop too. You are certainly well on the way to making your house and home.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have a very pretty home - thanks for sharing it with us.

One Shabby Old House said...

Your home is just lovely. All the right touches are in all the right places. It makes it look so inviting.

Linda said...

Wonderful transformation. The fireplace looks amazing and so pretty. I love your colors...Linda

Bargain Hoot said...

Pretty trim on the fireplace!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the transformation of your fireplace and the wall color is fabulous.
Hugs, Sherry

Diann said...

Wow! Everything looks so inviting! I LOVE the colors you chose! What color did you use on your walls? I love it.

Ann said...

Your home is beautiful! I love the changes that you have made, especially that fireplace. Wow!
I have the same(or at least it looks the same) SL round wrought iron handled tray on my coffee table with beaded garland and a candle as well. Come and see it. Too funny!!
Have a wonderful day~
The Tattered Tassel