Our Best Before & Afters Of 2011

Long time...no posting.
I have been a little under the weather this week.

We had an absolutely fantastic Christmas!
We are so blessed to have spent great times with our families that we can cherish.
I hope you all did too.
I hope you all have a great New Years Weekend!

Looking back at 2011.
We did A WHOLE LOT of work around here this past year.I thought I would recap a few of our biggest and best projects of 2011.

We started outside and worked on our curb appeal a bit.To see more of our curb appeal go here.Here is the before shot.
I would still LOVE to change the front door. 
But the handy hub says no for now (too big of a job & we want to move out....)
Okay....ok....I will let him have this one for now......

Then we moved inside and worked on our front & back porches.
And let me tell ya....they were in some serious need of some TLC!!!

front porch before

front porch after

You can see more of our front porch here.

back porch before
(well...really somewhere in the middle this project got a wee bit outta control)

awhhh...much better  back porch after

To check out more of how we transformed our back porch go here.
The porches are definitely some of my favorite rooms in our home.
I love the crispness of the white.

Next we moved on to the dining room.

dining room before
Early Fall 2010

dining room before
Late Fall 2010

As you can see we went with a lighter color on the wall to help
brighten up what always seemed like such a dark space.
When we first moved in I painted the walls that navy color and I never liked it for that room.

dining room after

And....FINALLY we (well...mostly Travis) refinished our hardwood floors!!!
This project made such a difference in our home.
I just love how it brightened up the room and made it look much more finished.
To see more go here.
We also refinished the hardwoods in our two bedrooms upstairs.
Check them out here.
We did not stop there....

We moved on to the living room that still needed a little love.

living room before

living room after

We spruced up the living room with some new carpet.
We also swapped out an old dingy sofa for one my little brother had in storage.
To see more of our living room transformation go here.
This is another room that if I had my way the paint color would so be gone!
It was another oops too dark.
It will do for now.

We also updated our bathrooms this year.
bathroom before

bathroom after

To check out more of this bathroom update go here.

upstairs bath before

upstairs bath after

You can see more of this update here.

Well......I say not to shabby of a year here at the ol Corson Cottage.
Cosidering the obstacles we faced with my health in early 2011.
We certainly accomplished a lot around here in the later part of the year.
We managed to take what once was our fixer upper & turn it into a home.

Now...if we could just find that perfect buyer for our home!
We would be in business!!!
And moving on to our next project.

Hope you all have a safe and Happy New Year!

Don't forget to stop by for our last
 {Home for the Holidays}
Link Party of the season tonight!


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