What a Difference a Year Makes!

In spring, my house was turned into a construction area for a few weeks as we knocked down one wall (or half of one, anyway), and built another.  At the time, I promised a before and after blog post to some friends–a post that never happened.

This weekend, as I was looking through old pictures, I came across a folder from a blog post I did last year showing some of our fall decorations. I was amazed at the difference that a two or three weekend project could make!

Since I slacked off on the pictures earlier in the year, and I can’t seem to find the original post from last year (I think it got lost in the midst of all of the changes I have made on this site over the past year), I decided to share some pics of our fall decorations from the past two years.  Same decorations, same angles (for the most part), although some of  the furniture is different.  🙂

Last year’s view from the kitchen…
This year’s view from the same spot. What a difference that half wall made!
An up-close look at the now-missing wall
This year, from the same spot, looking into the living room. (The wall behind the table is the new wall. It used to be a foyer…now it’s a walk in closet!)
Even my office got in on the fall decorations this year, with a pumpkin on the desk, and some witches on the wall. 🙂

What about you? Have you ever done a cheep, seemingly small project, only too look back at pictures as see a huge change? Are you a fan of decorating for different seasons and holidays? Do you have any fun decorating tips? Please share below! 🙂

Personally, I should be prepping for NaNoWriMo, but thinking of November makes my think of Christmas (I know, wrong holiday for November).  I think I’ll go try to figure out where to put my tree this year! 😉

What, too early? Never! 😉

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Susi Borath finds time to write between freelance marketing jobs, minor league baseball games, creating new cookie recipes, and juggling more laundry than any two people should be able to produce. You can find more about her at http://susiborath.com or follow @susiborath on Twitter.

4 thoughts on “What a Difference a Year Makes!

  1. I think “cheap” and “decorating” are contradictory terms!
    😉
    Seriously. I do one thing, and it makes a new problem, which turns into a third project, and so on. My husband has learned to dread it when I say, “You know, dear…”

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    1. Yeah, my husband had this project priced out at about $100, and it ended up closer to $400. Still, not terrible, considering we did knock down one wall, and build another somewhere else. The big difference for us was the closet organizers I decided we needed (we did). It made up the bulk of the difference. 🙂

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    1. I change things up all the time. Last week, I rearranged my office. Yesterday (just after I scheduled this post), I completely flip-flopped the living room. My mom taught me that when I was little–sometimes you want to make a change, but don’t have the time or money for anything major. It is amazing what a difference just changing some furniture around can do! 🙂

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