Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Year In Review 2011

2011 has been quite a year.  We moved into this Lakeshore home, our "new" home in February and  a lot has happened to this house since then.  We moved in after the remodel was completed so there was just decorating to be done.  Although we still have many, many things to do outside the home.

  I thought it would be fun to see before and after pictures again in review of the rooms
I have revealed so far.


We'll start with the front entrance.

Here is the before:


And the After:





Before...(after we took possession)


and After (decorated at Spring Time):





This is the formal living room before
(the MLS photos)




And after:





Family Room Before:



And After (during the Summer):




the Kitchen before:
(MLS pics)




and After (decorated for Fall/Halloween):







I am sorry I don't have before pictures of the Mudroom, but here is the after:





The Dining Room Before:



And the After at Christmas:




It has been a very busy year and although the move and renovation was very hard, we are now glad that we did it and that it is over!  I hope to reveal more to you soon as I continue to decorate the bedrooms and bathrooms as well as the basement areas...so stick around!

One thing I want to say is that all of your comments throughout this year have been such an encouragment to me as we moved into this house and proceeded with making it our home...many friendships have been made and I have so enjoyed blogging this journey.  I truly think it has helped me to get through this year...very therapeutic!  So thank you to all of you who have left comments and who have sent emails and also who have featured me.  It has brought many smiles to my face!

Kristine

I'm linking up to:

38 comments:

Kimberly said...

Everything looks so pretty, I love the colors and materials you used, can't wait to see what else you do!

dee dee said...

all your hard work has really paid off! the house looks beautiful.
can't wait to see more for this year! dee dee

Linda said...

What a wonderful job you have done on your home, Kristine! How fun to see all the before and afters!

bloominganne said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Home Stories A to Z. Your home is drop dead gorgeous! Congrats on such a great transformation. I've become a follower and look forward to seeing more pictures of your home. You have great taste. Anne

carolinagirl said...

FABULOUS JOB! You have done so much work, and it is all well worth it!

Deidre~ said...

What a Lovely transformation youve truely made it your own!Great job!Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Custom Comforts said...

What a fabulous makeover! You've done more in one year than many do in a lifetime and it is all just beautiful. I especially love your entryway. Hope you take the time to enjoy your lovely home and have a Happy New Year.
Cindy

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

My gosh your home is beautiful! I love your kitchen. You have done some amazing makeovers! Happy New year to you and your family!

At The Picket Fence said...

Seeing it all like this again makes it seem even more incredible Kristine! You have totally transformed your home and it is all so gorgeous. Still can't get over your amazing kitchen! Blessings to you in the New Year. :-)
Vanessa

Jae said...

Your kitchen cabinets are fabulous and I love how long your dining table is. You've done a great job!

Linda @ It All Started with Paint said...

Wow! I'm exhausted just thinking about your crazy, busy year. The results are amazing. Such a beautiful home!

Eclectically Vintage said...

So glad I found you! Your (after) pics are fabulous! Great job. It's so hard for many people to envision what their house could become - you have the eye. Would love for you to check out my house reno when you get a chance.
http://www.eclecticallyvintage.com/4/category/house%20tour/1.html
Have a fabulous New Year!
Kelly

Eclectically Vintage said...

Following you now too!
Kelly

the cape on the corner said...

so many great reveals! my favorite is the kitchen, tho. gorgeous! and i have to tell you, i love that you have the dark cabinets. when we redo our kitchen, the dark cabinets are staying, so i need great inspiration!

Maria said...

HI Kristine, I'm so glad you commented on my blog because now I've found you. Kindred lake dwellers. Your home and lake is gorgeous! I'm following you now, can't wait to see what you do next!

Maria
www.ourlakelife.com

Paula said...

I found your blog via the comment you left on The Cape on the Corner and had to come by to say that I'm sorry your mom had to suffer through cancer. My dad died of lung cancer 14 year ago.

Your lake home is lovely! I enjoyed the before and after pictures that you shared. You've done such a nice job with your home.

Between Blue and Yellow said...

What a beautiful home! Very Pottery Barn inspired. Great job decorating.

Roeshel S said...

WOW, Kristine! Beautiful transformations! You've worked so hard this past year and it reflects all of the time and love you spent making a comfortable, beautiful home. I just love your style!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Have a Happy New Year!

Roeshel

linda keaveney said...

great job!!!
I especially like your kitchen...very warm and homey feeling...I look forward to your future posts...

happy New Year :o)

Linda

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

The kitchen & dining room are absolutely over the top beautiful afterward...great job! xo

Jenny said...

Wow! What vision you have! You've turned that house into a welcoming home!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Loved seeing all the before and afters Kristine! Your home is GORGEOUS!! Martina

Cozy Little House said...

Certainly looks much cozier now! You did a great job with that house.
Brenda

Chris said...

This was such a fantastic post. It's before and after in overdrive! You've done miracles with your home. It's just beautiful!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Kristine, your house is just amazing. Your entry way is still a standout transformation for me. We've been in our house for almost 4 years, and we still don't have nearly the finish on some of our spaces that you do! Well done! Have a wonderful New Year- looking forward to more of your creativity.

marissa said...

so fun seeing the transformations! I'd love you to add this (and any other posts you like) to my What We Wore and Made Party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

High Street Cottage said...

Gorgeous Home! You guys did a wonderful job! Love love love the kitchen and entry, my faves!

Sherry said...

Wow! You did a wonderful job with this! What a gorgeous kitchen! I will feature you home in this week's HSH party! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Gosh, everything is just beautiful, you have been busy busy! I think there were a few here I may have missed. thanks for linking and happy new year!
XO
Kristin

Michelle said...

You have really put your own stamp on the home and made it your own, thats what its all about isnt it. All those little decorative touches put together beautifully you should be very home proud :)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Wow! Some really fantastic transformation here!
Happy New Year in your new home!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing at FNF!

Kristi said...

Everything is just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your home! ; )

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

Holy Crap! This is amazing! I am a new follower! Following from http://imnotatrophywife.com

laura@imnotatrophywife.com

off to dig around a bit in your blog!
laura

nannykim said...

You have done so much and I may have commented before--but I am amazed at all you have accomplished. I love the 2 matching chairs in the hallway thingy--

healthyworkingmom said...

What a transformation! You have given me plenty of inspiration for my own home. The entranceway is my next project which might just have to take some cues from yours :)

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Oh my goodness, I can hardly stand the difference! You're so talented...wish we could shop together, but at least I have your fun blog to visit when I need inspiration!! I'm so excited to be your newest bloggy friend and totally hope you'll return the "love" when you visit next!!! Pretty Please Link up Again at Overflowing with Creativty {Wednesday}, I'm so obsessed with your updates!!!

XO, Aimee

PS I have the same blue and white lumbar pillows on my couch...Home Good Store, Ralph Lauren!?!? I love being twinkies with you!!!

CraveCute said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful transformation!