Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another "Before"


Discovered this on a CD today. I am remodeling my office and it has been a real mess ....years of stuff everythere. I discoved this in a box that was headed to the Humane Society Thrift Store.

( Organized people never make the amazing discoveries the rest of us do......I call this finding "Buried Treasure."

This is a "Before" of the raised cottage featured in Coastal Living Magazine's Best Makeovers. Actually, I found several "Before" which I will share once I learn all the ends and outs of loading photos. Funny, I thought "it is beautiful even in this photo!" Saving old houses, no matter where they are located, is definitely worth the effort. Seeing beyond the "ugly". That is what it takes.
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Anonymous said...

I think I remember seeing this is Coastal Living ages ago - I thought the house looked so vulnerable. Lovely to remember it was rescued.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

That place has SUCH a beautiful old soul! How lucky it is that you saw it!

I agree...NOTHING like resurecting the beauty of an old loved house. Frankly...this is our first house that is "young"...all of the others have been mid 1800's to early 1900's. Love the history of an old gem!

Laura Gandee said...

You're right, the houses were beautiful before as well as after. But it takes a lot of love and vision to see the beauty in both. Your work inspires me!

Ronnie said...

Have you ever thought how Tybee would be if you hadn't loved old houses?