Thursday, October 31, 2013

Home Improvements on a small budget

Yesterday I stumbled across some OLD pictures 
(ok, 7 years ago...so maybe not that old) 
of our house when we first moved in.
Keep in mind we did most of the work ourselves...aka me. 
lol

Here is our two bathroom projects:
The master bath project was a complete tear down. 
BEFORE
BEFORE
After the tear down we added a shower/plumbing (we paid plumbers to do this part), and did the rebuild job (here).
AFTER
The other one was pretty much a facelift for $48
BEFORE
AFTER
This was our "basement", 

This was the kitchen,



 I recently shared how I 
added a backsplash for $5 and 

I know there is an arm in the pic :)

For some reason I had forgotten how the house really looked like when we bought it.
But I am glad we did. 
It is a great location, and we got a good deal since the house was stuck in 1966, and in need of a desperate makeover.
It was, and is, a solid structure, so we were not worried about the "imperfections".
I knew I could make it work, and we definitely have come a LONG way.

As you can see, 
a small budget doesn't stops me, 
nor should stop you.

Stay Frugal,
Daniela

Linking to
Dwellings



20 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

What wonderful makeovers! Makes me want to go paint my kitchen cabinets white!

Tanya Runkle said...

You have done so much, it looks amazing!!! :)

Danni SiloHillFarm said...

Wow! You've done some great work and everything looks so much better! Way to go!

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

You have done a great job, Daniela. You have proven that great changes can be made with effort and a little cash. Not only are you updating your spaces but you are adding value to your home too. I'm sure you are inspiring many.

Linda said...

You are AMAZING!!! Simply AMAZING!!! It looks beautiful!!!

livingsimplyfree said...

Daniela, your home needed a major facelift. Please don't be offended but it was ugly. I would never believe it was the same house, it's gorgeous and has so much character now. You did a great job.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Wow, what a transformation! You did an amazing job!

Mindi Carwin said...

I pretty much think you rock!! Such amazing transformations! I am in awe at your talent!

Kelly said...

Wow! Your house has come a long way. Y'all have done a great job putting your signature on it. It's much more updated now. Those older homes really are built better than the new ones today.

Art and Sand said...

I just read your feature on Must Love Junk. It was fun to learn more about you and I love the picture of the 2 cuties.

Have fun with your homeschooling.

Cristina Garay said...

They're all WOW transformations! I love them all!

LittleMyoo said...

Wow. Wow. And Wow. Knock me over with a feather.

-andi

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Y'all have definitely made some huge improvements. Like the kitchen updates.

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

I enjoy seeing before and after pics, and what a transformation!

Savannah Granny said...
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Savannah Granny said...

Great renovations! Love them all and I especially love what you did in the basement. Wow!
Ginger

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karen@somewhatquirky said...

Wow. You have lots of creative energy! And great vision to be able to see over the badness of it all.

Libby said...

Very inspiring! Our homes were built during the same time frame and so I can relate to much of what you've displayed. Way to go!

Revi said...

I love all your afters! I love that your budget is limited, but your style is not.
-Revi

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your home looks wonderful, you've done some great updates! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy