Before And After

Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

Today is my first Monday posting for My Cottage Monday, you can click on the picture on my sidebar to see some beautiful cottages.

About 4 years ago, way before the economy is what it is my husband and I made the decision to renovate our home. The pictures below are the before and then right below is the after picture that is taken in the same location. I hope you enjoy my little tour of what I call our cottage. Our entryway before we add a bigger one

After we added it

Here is another picture with the arch opening

This is the before picture

This is the after picture

This is before

This one is after
Well I hope you enjoy our renovation next week.
Have a wonderful day,

This entry was posted at 10/26/2009 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .


You did such a great job. Everything looks great.


October 26, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Wow- lots of work- I totally understand, been there doing that =)
It looks lovely-I really like the entry, great doors.

October 26, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Ginger, your new entrance is really enlarge an entry way is something most people don't do, yet its a big selling point. Being in real estate for over 30 years, I learned what really matters, and its often the "central" entry and the shock there! We are still debating on doing something with our galley kitchen...boy, would I love to have an island...but the inner nudgings say save, save, I'll settle for new countertops! Looking forward to your next redo!

God bless,

October 26, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Extremely wonderful! Such welcoming spaces now! It must be great for the holidays approaching!

With Kindness,

October 26, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Hi Ginger, I loved the tour and seeing the wonderful changes you made. Your entry is beautiful and I love the new doors...hugs, Linda

October 26, 2009 at 10:56 AM

Hello, Ginger,
Your home is so lovely. I enjoyed seeing all the renovations you have done. Great job, too. Blessings to you! Vicki

October 26, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Hi, Ginger! :-)

I loved seeing the pictures of before and after! That really made a tremendous differnce and opened up that whole area. It is so welcoming.

Happy Cottage Monday!


Sheila :-)

October 26, 2009 at 1:47 PM

wow Ginger! your house is gorgeous! I love love love everything you've done!!!!

Yes! you could totally make your own slipcovers even w/ limited sewing experience. I really haven't made much before making these ... I'm talking a few little girl skirts w/ elastic waistbands (no zippers etc) and that's about it. It's a lot of work but really worth it in order to transform a piece of furniture. BUT I see white slipcovered? sofas in your great room? ? ?


October 26, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Great pictures. I like what you did. But I liked it before too.

October 26, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Ginger, your makeover is gorgeous!!! you really did a beautiful job!!!

October 26, 2009 at 6:21 PM

It's wonderful, sweetpea! I love everything you did to it. Just "enchanting"!!!

October 26, 2009 at 8:50 PM

Wonderful job! Your house is so pretty!

I really like your new banner too! Great verse!


October 26, 2009 at 9:11 PM

That is a beautiful renovation! How you must be enjoying it now - it is so fresh and inviting.
Thanks for sharing those pictures.

October 26, 2009 at 10:40 PM

Absolutely beautiful and agree with everyone - a LOT of work. Worth it though.

October 29, 2009 at 11:52 AM

You and your husband had such a beautiful vision ... and it really made your home so beautiful. I LOVE all your renovations. Such hard work~ you must be very proud~ really a beautiful cottage.

October 31, 2009 at 10:26 PM

What neat before and after pictures. It was nice before. It is beautiful now. You are a great decorator.

November 3, 2009 at 9:43 AM

I love it--it looks so different.
Thanks for sharing it.

AND Congrats on your recognition on ALL THINGS COTTAGE.


November 15, 2009 at 6:08 PM

I forgot to tell you I will be adding you to my FOLLOW list.

from Its So Very Cheri

November 15, 2009 at 6:09 PM

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