Friday, January 07, 2011

{ House Tour }

For Christmas I made David a book with before + after pictures and a detailed description of our start-to-finish house project. I thought you might like to take a peek. If you ask me, it is beyond dream house material. 


All after pictures taken by the ever amazing Andi Mae Photography. 

And I just shot off an email to Country Living. I would be so happy to honor some of the very dearest people in my life, in at least attempting to get our little house into a magazine. I know, I know I dream big. But there's no harm in trying.  

16 comments:

mama b said...

oh my, oh my. i found your blog a looong time ago (though either leslie or jess - can't remember). your house is absolutely cottage-sweet-dreamy-vintage-warm-cozy-precious!!!! i am mesmerized and spellbound and smitten! you are right, it is seriously a dream house!! what yall have done to it is amazing!! i wish i could see bigger pictures. want to post them on your blog??? :)

you are a talented nester!! and oh so romantic to gift your hubs with a treasure of a book to document it.

Becca said...

Oh Chelle. The book is so great. The words you wrote are so beautiful. It isn't just pretty enough to be in a magazine- it needs to be in one! You need to submit the photos to Country Living- it will get in for sure!

kt mac said...

wow.
It has come so far and how amazing does it look outside now that it is painted and not blue!!! and there is no coverings over the floor like in March :)

loved seeing your fb link to your process story book - The best thing was having been there I could totally picture every room and space and loved seeing the finished product!

Do let David know I think he is ever ever so clever and amazing to have brought such life back into that old house :)

really hoping you can get published too!!

x

Andrea said...

Soooo gorgeous! Certainly magazine material :)

Prairie Rose said...

Oh,Chelle!
You home is so gorgous!
Very much magazine material:)

Laurie said...

LOveD! the tour of your house and hope we can see it in person someday soon. I do so hope you can get in the magazine, that would be awesome. What a project, I admire you both for taking it on. Thanks for sharing the book.

Megan said...

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it Chelle, it is absolutely amazing, gorgeous and everything I imagined it would be. You might consider taking a pic of those lovely wood floors ;). Thank you for taking a picture I've been wondering what the end result of exhausting hours were.... I love it.

Nikki said...

Oh, Chelle! Your house is BEAUTIFUL--just like you, David, and your marriage. I know he will treasure that book always. You are an **amazing** wife. When I grow up I want to be a wife like you. Seriously. You are any man's dream come true of a helper suitable!!!

If we ever have a fixer-upper house I am totally putting you and David in charge of....well, everything. Your home is so, so perfectly lovely....I love every inch of it!!

On Second Street said...

all i can say is amazing work. love it!

domesticday said...

Your house is beautifull! I love the kitchen!!! I hope it gets in the magazine its worthy!

Wahzat Gayle said...

Oh mygoodness dreaming Big is the only way to dream! Happy New Year Miss Chelle to you and your sweet family and may all those dreams be achieved and surpassed.

swell.life said...

they'd be crazy not to print you. seriously.

way to dream big...i am in awe of your house. complete adoration!

all the work and love and sweat and tears you've poured into this place. you're absolutely right. it's beyond dreaming material!

Amanda said...

I've been reading your blog for quite a while (found through Andi), and I totally remember when you bought your house. It looks amazing! Seriously, so beautiful. I showed my husband the pictures and told him it was my dream house. Country Living is going to eat it up... I wouldn't be surprised if they try to talk you into working for them!

CRJFamily said...

Way to go David! Impressive!

Little Candle said...

Oh, here's to hoping you get chosen! I have been dying to see more pictures of your sweet house!

have a lovely said...

GORGEOUS absolutely gorgeous dear chelle! are you still living here or have you sold it? its a TRUE gem and restored with great love!