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Grandma’s house is officially OUR HOUSE! Before and after gallery!

Aug 19 2015 -
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Welcome to our brand new website! For those of you who followed along the way thank you for all of your wonderful support and comments. Don’t worry, the old site is still there (The Renovation of my Grandma’s House) I will keep it forever as our own digital scrap book!

My entire life I dreamed of an old white farm house on the Hubbard prairie with its ancient lilacs and foot prints left by cows and horses and simpler times. I had no idea it was always right here waiting for me. Waiting for us. When I lost my last grandparent (my grandma Charlotte) we all wondered what would happen to her place but in my heart of hearts I knew it was calling me. Moving in to this place (My grandma’s house) finally, after fifteen months of renovation, was one of the very best days of my life. It was amazing and, because its been over a year since I packed up most of my stuff, it was also like Christmas times a hundred!

Oh how I missed all of my random crap! We got everything in here into its designated rooms and sat down and just sat in silence together for a long time. The air was filled with the stunned words of, “Wow, we made it, baby.” I wake up still just in awe of what we accomplished, of what just two little people can do when they put their minds to something. It is everything I had ever hoped for and so much more. I can’t wait to show you our home and how we did so much of all of this, I hope it will inspire you on your own adventures along the way!

Now, without further adieu, the before and afters of the entire house!

UPDATE ON SEPTEMBER 2ND 2016: A few of these rooms are now revealed here on the website! To see how they look today either click on Home Tour in the top navigation or click below!

The Kitchen Reveal
The Master Bedroom Reveal
The Master Bathroom Reveal
The Master Closet Reveal
The Office Reveal

Stay tuned here on the blog to see the rest!!

Grandma's house is officially our house, before and after gallery of a 100 year old farm house after 15 months of renovation, diy, do it yourself, remodeling

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  1. February 25, 2016 at 1:52 am

    I love what you two accomplished and all the love you put into your home. Your grandma would be so proud.

    • February 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you so much Stephanie! It was truly a labor of love! SO much hard work, but we wouldn’t have had it any other way, it was all worth it in the end!

  2. Candy Walsh
    August 5, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Wow~just wow! Thank you for sharing, you’ve done an amazing job!

  3. August 10, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    It is AMAZING! I’m SURE it’s filled with the loving spirit of not only your Grandma, but all the fun, good times, sorrows and struggles of the past. You are bringing in new spirit to this wonderful HOME (not house). I wish you the very best success! Congratulations 🙂 I LOVE your story!

    • August 10, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Oh Christy thank you so very much!!

  4. August 29, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Amazing job.

    I am addicted to before and afters.

    What did you do with the old fridge?

    • August 29, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Meena, the old fridge is waiting for us to turn it into an outdoor meat smoker 🙂 Thank you!!

  5. joanne
    January 31, 2017 at 5:14 am

    I just spent the last few HOURS looking at all your photos! We just moved into an old house built in 1900, and are just beginning the projects! I would have loved to do it all before we moved in, but it wasn’t possible, so we will do one room at a time! It was so fun to see what all you two did. Amazing! YOU are amazing! I hope you have many happy years in your new/old home!

    • January 31, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Oh Joanne, I so wish you wonderful times in your new home, good luck with all of your renovating I know it felt like endless work when we were at it but it was sure worth it in the end! Thank you so much for coming by and commenting, you made my day!

  6. JAN
    July 18, 2017 at 9:23 pm


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