Just a little before and after

To commemorate our recent 1 year anniversary moving into the old house, I thought it might be fun to reminisce a little.

Now listen, there are ZERO, none, absolutely 0 rooms completely finished.

However there are a few that are close. I am going to dig up some of the archives and share. This should be fun.

I’m going to start with the front porch.

Day 1

There are times when I look back at pictures from the very beginning and I think….”what in the world were we thinking?”


However we did it and we have survived.

If you want to read about the day prior to purchasing the old house, you can check out the story here The Cinderella Project – Part 1 and here The Cinderella Project – Part II and finally here Cinderella Project – Part III.

The front porch was gross, just like the rest of the house.

3 front doors, padlocked shut. 

Nasty floors

Nasty walls

Nasty ceilings

Nasty, Nasty, Nasty

3 Doors went down to 2 for a while.


The original swing was a little scary.

If you sat on it just the right way, you might not fall through.

This was a fun day!

New front door package was installed.

The ceiling was repaired and painted a beautiful haint blue.

Ceiling fans were installed. They help with the blood sucking mosquitos we lovingly have in Florida.


The walls have been repaired and painted.

I love our front door and the surrounding windows. They add the vintage character that I strived for.

A cute porch light and mailbox finish the look.

I am still deciding on plants for the galvanized buckets on either side of the front door.


The windows were repaired and painted. New glass and soon to be screens will finish up the windows.

Floors were demolished and new floor boards were installed. We painted them and I love them


It looks a little different, don’t you think?


A new swing has been added.

It’s no longer scary to sit in. New pillows make it super comfy.

Chairs that we previously used at our old house have been repainted and new cushions added. Thanks Mom!


I often read and have my coffee here in the mornings.


The porch has been busy in the last year.

It was the venue for a wedding.

It hosted our annual pumpkin carving contest.


And currently it is the favorite rocking place for hanging out and loving on Baby Jack.

He loves the ceiling fans!

The front porch is one of our favorite hang outs on a daily basis. I still have a wish list for some additional improvements, but overall she’s a thing of beauty.

Stay tuned for more rooms. I’m just getting started.






About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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