3 Years Later

Last May marked our three-year anniversary in our beloved fixer upper - although I often feel like we have been here "forever".  The reason I perhaps feel like we've lived here much longer is because we have been in steady renovation mode the entire time.  Not an easy feat or circumstance to live through, especially when you are in the throws of raising children and caring for a family.  But so it goes when you are renovating on a budget!

Our renovation journey has certainly had its share of challenges - some expected, some not.  Regardless, the process has given us a unique sense of ownership in this home. When you pour so much heart, energy, time, money, and creativity into a home renovation, it is difficult to NOT truly appreciate the home you are creating.  Seeing the potential of our fixer upper being brought to life has been quite a rewarding experience!

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CAD INTERIORS home improvement renovation mid century modern farmhouse classic transitional shaker interior design

While it took us the past three years combined over time to renovate the main living/entertaining section of our home - the family room, kitchen, and dining room - it's been nice to finally enjoy the "great room" on a daily basis.  Three years later, I can call this part of our home "done"!

There are still several home renovation projects to tackle in other parts of the house, but for now, I am just going to pause, reflect, and appreciate the transformation of our home thus far...

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CAD INTERIORS home renovation improvement interior design

CAD INTERIORS home renovation improvement mid century modern eclectic bohemian transitional vintage interior design

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I rearranged a bit and our family room currently looks like this...

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Slowly but surely, our "diamond in the rough" is becoming a honed gem.  It may take us another three years (likely more!) before all the interior and exterior spaces are renovated, but I couldn't imagine living anywhere else but in our beloved "fixer upper".

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  1. Wow, what a difference... Great job!

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  2. What an improvement you've made. Your house has great bones though I'm glad it found someone who could see them. Love that vaulted ceiling but I think the kitchen remodel is what steals the show. So pretty.

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    1. This house is giving us a run for our time and money, but we are blessed to have it and be able to fix it up. Thanks for the support, Maggie! :)

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  3. It looks better and better (love that kitchen). You guys did a great job. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Little by little, we are making some headway with improvements around here. There are so many! :)

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  4. Isn't that amazing Carol, to look back on all you've accomplished? You have done so much to these spaces, they look fantastic and I'm sure function so much better for your family with the kitchen opened up to the dining space and beyond. Such a great job!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! Our home is definitely functioning so much better for us, especially in the main living areas. Living in a 60-year old house has its quirks and challenges, but we appreciate having a home. :) Slowly but surely, we are hoping to spruce up our diamond in the rough.

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