We live in a 70's brick highset house we bought a couple of years ago. Looking back I think we initially bought it for the established gardens, the double block and the pool area. The fact that we could not find our dream home and settled on something not quite what we wanted has nothing to do with the fact we kinda like it now!
Over-capitalising on these homes would be very easy and I am not quite sure how far we will go. However, when we first moved in the colours on the walls were very bright. A strong blue in the dining and kitchen area and what I call a 'bali' purple on the back deck railings and in the lounge room! Yuk!
This is the before photo:
There was also a mish-mash of window coverings, brown wooden venetians and roll up matchstick blinds. One of the first things I did was install white plantation shutters throughout the whole house. I love what the new dimension they have added to our home.
This is what it looks like today in our tiny dining area. The bright and sunny afternoon was not conducive for stunning photography today!
I love my dining table as it is a rich recycled pine. I am thinking of painting the dining chairs white and perhaps some of the table apart from the top. What do you think?
Oh...and bi-fold doors will be installed and I cannot wait to get rid of these ugly brown ones.
(The spot on the plate is embedded on my gorgeous vintage flow blue plate by the way... as they are so old.)
I hope you have enjoyed a little peek into my home.
Have a wonderful weekend!