Don't you just love a good "Before and After"? Me, too! So have a look at what our vintage cottage looked like when we put in a bid to purchase it last fall.
And here is what it looks like today . . .
Top to bottom, this home underwent a subtle, yet much needed transformation. First off, we took down several menacing trees and put on a new roof. Then, we selected exterior colors, had it painted, installed new garage doors, and settled in for the winter to work on its interior reno.
Come spring, we resurfaced the driveway, replaced the gutters, and seeded the lawn. And just last month, we put in a new garden, moving and/or saving existing shrubs where possible.
And of course, let's not forget the icing on the cake: a historical plaque officially naming the house after its original 1925 owners, Harold and May Wilson.
Ten months after it became ours, the work is finally done. And I couldn't be happier with the end result. It was so enjoyable and satisfying to bring this lovely abode back to life. Now it most definitely has earned "cottage of my dreams" status.