(Before and) Afters

I don’t know about you all, but I sure do love a good before and after.  There’s just something about a crummy old thing becoming something new and exciting that can be addictive.  I’m getting better at remembering to take before pictures, but sometimes I’m just too excited to get started on a project to make myself stop and Doc-U-Ment.

Case in point, our new and improved clean garage.


I’m ashamed to admit that it took us almost a year and a half after we took down that wall in the kitchen to finally get all the drywall and studs hauled away, along with some old screen doors and odds and ends that had accumulated in our garage since we moved in.  Sadly I didn’t think to take a before picture, but the after is a huge improvement, believe me!  (Huge thanks to the guys at Fayetteville Window Washing for hauling off our junk!)

Here’s another lovely after – the result of about 3 hours of hard work at Heardmont.

Thanks to Stephen’s mom, we now have a roomy hand-me-down filing cabinet that can hold way more than the 30+ files we filled up on Sunday.  And it looks pretty cute in the corner of our living room.


Our filing cabinet and our “mailbox” for bills on the entry table are about all the office space we need right now, and at a grand total of free + $4.95 at T.J. Maxx, you can’t get an office for cheaper than that!


Luckily you all won’t have to put up with too many Afters that are missing their Befores in the future.  We made sure to take tons of pictures before we even moved into Heardmont, so stay tuned in to see the progress!

What do you all think of our improvements?  Have you been working on any clean-up or organizational projects lately?  Fill us in on the dirty details!

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