Thursday Doors: Home (before and after)

This week we’re not just close to home; we’re at home. We bought what you could reasonably describe as a ‘doer-upper’ back in 2005. It was, as the agent’s particulars stated, in trés mauvais état – a very bad state.

This was the back door leading into what is now the kitchen:


Inside there was a tree growing out of the wall where the log-burning stove now sits. The whole interior has been effectively rubbed out and started again. We’ve also made a few changes to the exterior:

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Thursday Doors 21 January 2016


23 Comments on “Thursday Doors: Home (before and after)

      • Yes I imagine a “doer upper” can be very stressful. I often look at them myself but don’t have the vision to imagine the possibilities. Though when I see one that has been done I can appreciate the outcome and all the work that has been put into it!

  1. Oooooo!!! What a job well done, especially buying it in the first place and keeping your vision alive and getting the work done. Congratulations!

  2. Well done! I can only imagine how much time and effort went into the conversion, but I’m certain the results made it worthwhile: beautiful job 🙂

  3. Oh, what a wonderful job you did! I love the little brick stoop you added — I had to look at the Before picture to see it wasn’t original. You’ve seen and realized the potential in a way this building (if buildings could dream) has been dreaming of.

  4. Wonderful! A labour of love for sure. It is a beautiful transformation!

  5. What a beautiful transformation! The “before” shot sure makes for a great photo though. 🙂

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