This isn’t a “Before & After” page. It’s a “Before & During” page. Please bear with me as I finish things, and as I try to figure out how to organize this page.

I’ll update the tour periodically. Enjoy!

View from front door:

Day 1- September 2009:

Day 95:

January 2011:

Turn right from front door:

Day 1- September 2009:

Day 95:

January 2011:

Living Room:

Day 1- September 2009:

Day 95:

11 months later:

January 2011:

Kitchen:

Day 1- September 2009:

Day 95:

11 months later:

From Kitchen:

January 2011:

Front Bedroom/Guest (1st left in hallway):

Day 1- September 2009:

Day 95:

My Bedroom:

Day 1- September 2009:

Day 95:

Bedroom other side:

Bathroom:

Day 1- September 2009:

(Yes, that’s an electrical outlet in the shower.)

Day 95:

January 2011:

Bathroom- other side:

Day 1- September 2009:

Day 95:

January 2011:

I hope you enjoyed touring my house! Stay tuned for updates.

26 Responses to “Tour”


  1. Holy mackerel! What a difference paint makes, and that bathroom is sweet!!!

  2. Jamie Lee Says:

    Wow! This looks great!

  3. Ian Murdock Says:

    Wow! That really looks fantastic. Way to go! You’ve made huge improvements. Nice work on the glass bricks.

  4. Maryanne Says:

    I hopped over here from Young House Love. I think what you’ve done is great! We used the same floor tile in our bathroom. I love your house’s original woodwork and doors.


  5. Wow, you’ve been busy! It looks so charming! The paint colors you chose really lightened everything up. And the bathroom is looking great with that beadboard (is that what it’s called?). I love the character of older houses!

  6. Lei Says:

    here from Danielle’s home tour – what great changes! I love your kitchen chair colors… actually your whole house has such a nice peaceful color scheme. And those subway tiles in the bathroom! Drool…


  7. Nice home! I love the colors of the kitchen chairs. You are making wonderful progress – everything looks great!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

    Danielle

  8. debbie Says:

    I can see you have very charming home!! You sure have worked hard and it shows!!~ Nice job…keep up the good work, it does pay off in the end!!~

  9. Sarah Says:

    You’ve put a lot of work in to your home! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  10. Pam R Says:

    I love houses of this era. It reminds me of a house we had in St. Louis. Loved it. You have put so much work into this and I know it is a labor of love and in the end it will all pay off. Can’t wait to see the end result.

  11. Fawn Says:

    That is looking great. I love your dining room chairs.

  12. housedouche Says:

    Ya srsly upd8 this p8g!

  13. Jen Says:

    I LOVE the bathroom! Did you do that yourself??!That’s awesome! I totally never thought of doing a tour page like this though.. and I easily could. You’ll find my categories aren’t so easily navigated also. It’s hard being only part-time blogger!! Looking forward to more and thanks for the inspiration!

  14. liane Says:

    wow! what a difference! i love how much character your house has with the archway

  15. Kim Says:

    You’ve been busy! What great changes you’ve made. Love the electric outlet in the shower and the caution tape with “DO NOT USE” on the toilet. Hilarious! Your kitchen looks amazing, and I love the glass tile backsplash! Great job!


  16. Wow! Your house looks amazing! I noticed that you had a window in your shower that’s exactly like ours – and you replaced it with glass blocks. Did you DIY or hire a contractor for that? We’re debating on whether or not it’s something we want to tackle in the future (because 2 shower curtain liners and blinds is getting kinda gross and tiring!).

    Love your house!

    ~Chelsea

    1. hiphousegirl Says:

      Hi Chelsea- I DIYed that glass block window and had no idea what I was doing. I watched multiple instructional videos on youtube and basically just winged it. It’s like doing tile, but in 3D. Now that it’s done I love it! There’s no need to have an opening window in the shower (I added a vent fan). Good luck!

  17. Amanda Jones Says:

    Amazing transformation. I close on my first house the end of july and will be doing diy work to many many parts of the house. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Christine Says:

    I love the bathroom and the shelf you have above the sink/toilet. That is so creative!

  19. Nadine Says:

    LOVE that you were able to take out the kitchen wall!

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