Grandma’s house is officially MY HOUSE! Before and afters gallery!

Aug 19 2015
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Feb 15, 2018 When I first published this before and afters blog post it was August 19th, 2015 and now its February of 2018 so it certainly seemed time to update my very FIRST post on Grandma’s House DIY! So I’ve been living in this old place of my family’s for over 2 years now and it remains an incredible joy. I am still doing projects all DIY style and do it yourself as you saw throughout my renovation. Its a lot of work but, as I’ve said in the past, its good work, the best of work! There is nothing like making a home.

As many of you know that have been following along I got a divorce on December 15th 2017. It was a very dark time for me but, once I managed to get him out of my home, it turned into a very good thing. I think we all fight so hard to stay in relationships, no matter how toxic they become, clinging to the memory and the beliefs we once had. I was lied to in a every way possible and it just got to the point where I could no longer make excuses for him and he could no longer hide behind them. Grandma’s House is officially my house now and it finally feels like I’ve come full circle and my stars have aligned. The before and afters still leave me in total amazement! My “new” home has come a along way as have I!

During all those dark days with him still in my life this home was my constant companion, my north star. And now, after so many compromises in an attempt to make him happy, I am finally able to make it into its full potential in my life. It is amazing to finally be able to make my own choices, goals and plans again. There are MANY projects coming up on the blog and a lot of work ahead of me, work I just can’t wait to tackle! So things don’t always work out, but that’s OK, being here made it all worth it for me and I still believe in happy endings!

Sep 2, 2016 A few of these rooms are now revealed here on the website! To see how they look today click on Home Tour here!

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. 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 finally, after fifteen months of renovation, was one of the very best days of my life. It was amazing!

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

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


  7. Zoe
    March 22, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Awesome! Happy I found your site!!!!

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