I purchased my first home in 2014 – a tiny, cozy white 1950’s cottage in Charlotte, NC. When shopping for a home, I knew I wanted something old and something with a lot of character and charm. And I found the perfect home, already renovated and move-in ready. A blank canvas to put my mark on!
It’s always amazing to look back at these photos and see how much the home has changed over the years… (Pardon the quality – these were all taken with an iPhone, long before I even dreamed they’d appear on a blog someday)
The home has white siding, black shutters and gray concrete steps/porch, so I really love the subtle pop of color the dark green door provides.
Although the entertaining spaces aren’t fully open, I love the visibility from the living room, through the kitchen, into the dining room.
Check out what the kitchen looks like now – farmhouse kitchen reveal here.
And somehow I missed taking photos of the dining room, but it’s the space you can see beyond the kitchen in the photo above. Oops!
Also missed taking a full photo of the half bath, located off the dining room. Oops again!
Want to see what this room looks like today? See the farmhouse guest bedroom reveal here.
View the farmhouse full bath and half bath makeover reveals here!
See what the master bedroom looks like today, in my farmhouse master bedroom makeover reveal here.
The vintage door knobs, door bell and original hardwoods are what really sold me on this home in the end because I loved all the charm and character! I also appreciated that it was move-in ready. I didn’t even pick up a paintbrush after I moved in because most of the walls were already painted a soft, neutral gray (There are a few green walls – jury is still out as to whether those will stay or be changed one day).
Thanks for visiting and I look forward to updating you on the progress of the home over the past 2+ years! It’s been slow and steady because I really wanted to take my time, discover my style and not be sucked into making impulse purchases. But overall, a big difference from the photos you see here and how the home looks today.
Stay tuned –