Thursday, August 2, 2012

Making a house your OWN

Most of us Do NOT buy custom-built or new houses.

Most of us "inherit" all the good and bad that comes with a house second hand.

Do you still remember your house before you moved in to it?

Well, I found these old pictures of our living room space before we bought the house....

That's me with our realtor

We love the house, but the decor was so not us


When we finally moved in, this was how it looked...

Still no better than before :-)

We added this media center

And eventually it looked like this...


Simple blues

Then this...


Spring greens


To finally this...


Summery Yellows

Isn't it amazing how we try to make the house OUR OWN by the furniture and decor we choose?

I find it so interesting how my tastes evolve (and how my stuff grows!), as we continue to dwell in the house that used to belong to another.   :-)

Have a Great Day!

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22 comments:

  1. I have to say -- your style is soooo much better. *wink*

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    1. Thanks mommy g! Your place is not so shabby either! :-)

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  2. Wow, now that is a transformation! Do you still have the glass block columns? Those are interesting... The windows and doors really make the room, and I LOVE your newest look, it really is stylin and chic.

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    1. Hi stephanie! Thanks for stopping by, yes, we do. honestly, I don't like those at all, it's just not my style, so it will eventually go once I have the budget to remove them. :-)

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  3. Those printed gray chairs are stunning! And the transformation was fun to watch. Stopping in from Serenity Now.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I love those too! In fact, I love those chairs so much, I wrote a post about it! Check it out if you have time. :-)

      http://buhayatbahay.blogspot.com/2012/05/in-love-with-chairs.html

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  4. Just love your latest transformation! Great job.

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  5. This is gorgeous. Your furnishings are fabulous and I'm such a sucker for anything in that Dwell Studios pattern. I have two rooms with curtains in that pattern (in the yellow and blue). Perhaps grey is next. Those chairs are seriously stunners. Anyhow, I love it all.

    (Stopping over from Serenity Now.)

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    1. Thank you Kim!!! Wow your house is gorgeous - especially the boys room- so cute! I can see that you do love the gate pattern as much as I do. In fact, I have the carpet in my master bedroom. Check it out if you have time. . :-)

      http://buhayatbahay.blogspot.com/2011/11/flashback-master-bedroom-before-and.html

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  6. The "evolution" of your house is impressive. You definitely have the taste and the touch and of course the resources too to make it like your "home" now. Great job Vel. I was so tempted to message you yesterday because of a project on my wall haha. But I did it as inspired by your dining wall. thanks for the inspiration.
    Malou

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    1. Talaga? Show me a pic of post it in Rag2fab! Thank you for appreciating, I know one day, you guys will come and visit. :-)

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  7. WOW it is just gorgeous!!! The furniture those windows and you even stained the railings, gorgeous!
    XO
    Kristin

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    1. Thanks Kristin! Coming from someone like you that's a real huge compliment! :-)

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  8. Vel, how are you? I don't know if you remember me from FEU. It's Patsie (I was classmates with Roy at some point). So cool to see a familiar face when I saw your comment on Malou's blog (Skip to Malou, hi Malou!). I love your tranformations. And I love the summer yellows :)

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    1. Hi Patsie!!!!! Of course I remember you!!! Kamusta na? we're all doing fine so far. Add me in FB ! Wow, your a blogger too?! Katuwa! I'll visit it soon, just finishing up on my Sunday Chores, hehehe!!!! Good to hear from you again!!!!

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  9. That is a lot of work to be able to flip a house that big. Kudos!

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    1. Salamat Jacki! Sinabi mo! Too many things to do still! :-)

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  10. Each way you shared is gorgeous. Yes, it is fun to watch how our taste and home evolves. Thanks for coming by.

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  11. Fabulous transformation with your personal decor..which I give you heads up!! Our homes have to be an extension of the owners, otherwise, you haven't made any home yours and this one is just that!! Enjoy your week.
    FABBY

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