Friday, 31 August 2007

PhotoHunter: dirty

At first I thought it was going to be a difficult one, but then I remembered how our house looked when we first saw it. Don't faint! The shame is that I don't have more "After" pictures to match these - I've left them on the other computer.

This was the "kitchen" from one direction.

And this was again the "kitchen" but the other end.

This was our first sight of the "dining room". The pink teamed with cobwebs and rust won the day!

And here you have one of the "living room"

which turned out like this:


In the end, after two and a half years of hard work, it did turn out more or less all right, and now, two and a half years later still, it has changed even more.

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39 comments:

  1. wonderful shots. All I see is potential. I love old houses and the potential they have. Great shots.

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  2. Oh my - I might have just turned around and ran! :-) But it sure looks like you have a beautiful home now.

    Happy Weekend.

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  3. Wow!! You really did turn it around! It certainly was dirty!!

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  4. Boy that's a lot of work but you surely did turn dirty into lovely with time. Great job.

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  5. Wow what a lot of hard work you must have put in1 Am glad to see you're now reaping the rewards with your lovely house :-)

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  6. Great shots of dirty and the possibilities that you made become a reality. Great Job... a lot of hard work that paid off!

    Have a great weekend!
    See mine:
    http://thelifeandtimesofgran.blogspot.com/2007/08/photo-hunters-dirty.html

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  7. Wow! That is a huge difference. Great job.

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  8. Wow! If I'd have seen that house I would have run. Far away! But you did a great job fixing it up! Great shots!

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  9. What a transformation! Come see my entry.

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  10. Such a change - it must give you a lot of satisfaction to have made such a change :)

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  11. Wow ... from dirty to happy

    http://kucingmafia.blogspot.com/2007/08/photohunt-73-dirty.html

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  12. We just bought a fixer upper and have to do some big renovations soon. I'm can relate to the dirt.

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  13. WOW! Great photos..I bet it was a lot of work doing fixing everything:) Would love to see the after..I'm sure it's beautiful:)

    Mine's up too!

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  14. Well done, you! I have to confess that some years ago I did turn and run from something similar.

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  15. oh, you have done a good job in transforming your house. hard work, eh? :)

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  16. Wow, major renovation! It looks great!

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  17. Is this one in UK or France, great job and i am sure you sit their thinking ahhhh, it's done now.

    By the wat their is a cobweb in the top right of the livingroom...


    Cheers Mark

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  18. You did a good job of fixing it up. Looks great!

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  19. Amazing... a lot of hard work, sweat and tears must've gone into this project, I am sure. Awesome.
    The Rocky Mountain Retreat

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  20. Wow Amazing work! It is great that you had the vision!
    Great choice for this week!

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  21. Wow, what an amazing job you did with your house! You have a lot of talent and put in a lot of hard work. Incredible.

    My Photo Hunt this week.

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  22. Wow, amazing work on the house and for seeing its potential amidst all that dirt before! :)

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  23. it must feel gratifying posting these photos ...

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  24. oh ,,, I could use you at my place on my porch .. I have visions but that is where it ends...

    great pics...

    ps.. yes.. my daughter will shoot me

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  25. great take on the theme. Looks like you have really made it your home. :)

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  26. wow, those "after" photos show that you really turned that house around. Looks great.

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  27. Wow, you sure did a lot of work in the house, it looks fantastic now!

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  28. That is quite the transformation! Wonderful photos! Photo Hunters

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  29. Wow! That is what I call a house make over of mega size! I'm very impressed by the end result.

    I must say that you have a lovely house!!!

    What a nice feeling it must be to get everything in the way you like it :-)

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  30. I'm glad that it didn't stay like that for very long. It sure looks lovely now.

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  31. Perfect photos for the theme. I'm glad you did a great job transforming the old image of your house into a beautiful home you have right now.

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  32. i can totally relate. once upon a time our house looked like that. :D

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  33. wow what a beautiful transformation! Great post!

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  34. You sure had a lot of work, making a wonderful place out of that diry one!

    happy weekend :)

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  35. It's like the story of Cendrillon! But sure you didn't had a magical stick! only with your work!! Beautiful result!!! A palace!

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  36. Thank you all for your kind comments. It was something of a labour of love. We are "old house" people and can't fall in love with modern houses.

    That, Mark, is our house in France. Yeah, yeah, I know about the spider's web :) Not enough cropping!

    Thank you Captain L, hmm, oh well that's an easy post once I think of a middle name :)

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  37. that`s a lot of work still to do.

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