Last September we bought our 1960’s rambler from the original owners’ son, who also happens to be our next-door neighbor. It’s been so fun to live next to people who love and know our house! As we’ve been working on projects we’ve texted them with questions about why things are a certain way or how they were originally. We’ve also enjoyed getting to show them the updates we make to the house. It really is a joy!
One day when we were over at their house, they presented us with some real treasures… photos of our home from 1978! We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the green shag carpeting, the floral green drapes, and all the old-school furniture (including an organ!).
So today I thought it would be fun to show you a little before and after… with 40 years in between!
The Living Room
Things have changed a bit around here, haven’t they? If you are interested in seeing some of the progress, here’s what our living room looked like when we closed on the house, here’s how it looked like shortly after we moved in, and here’s how it looked after we finished our basement and did a little redesign.
The Dining Room
Both the wood panelling and the old chandelier made it to 2016, before we had something to say about them! 😉 Before moving in we painted and hung a new fixture, as you can see here (we’ve since swapped out the fixture for something less spotlight-y).
I am so glad to have these photos—these memories of a time come and gone in this precious first home of ours!