I’ll never forget the first time we walked into our
house home. I found it on-line one evening after a very long, frustrating home search. We had just relocated back to Michigan and were renting while we searched for the best option. I drove by a couple times getting a bit dizzy (picture a redheaded lady driving in circles 😆 ) on the cauldesac that it sits on until I finally set up an appointment with our realtor to go see the inside. From the exterior, it stood out from the others with it’s very charming traditional face, and non-cookie-cutter theme. I couldn’t wait to see what the interior had to offer.
A few days later our realtor met us here (the house was green then), and we were all impressed with the long circular driveway, and beautiful forest in the center. The house is nestled up and into the trees on that circular driveway and there’s water behind it. It was almost as if it was a big tree house just waiting for us to play inside. Our realtor hit it on the nose when we were walking inside the front door she whispered, “This could be the one.”
Little did we know that we were about to change our lives in so many ways. Not only have our 2 babies grown up here, but this house has provided our family with many opportunities through redheadcandecorate.com. It’s way more than just a pretty face. It’s a symbol of our love and dedication to our family.
10 years have gone by since we moved in so I think it’s a great time to look back and celebrate all of our hard work. I hope you enjoy our “10 Years of DIY Makeovers Before & After Photo Tour”. It’s packed full of before & after photos of our DIY home improvement projects- so if you click the blue links it will take you directly to that tutorial/post.
Built-in Refrigerator Replacement
Cottages & Bungalows Fall Home Tour
Painted Brick Fireplace & Builti-Ins
Thrift Store Silver Platter Wall
Dining Room Turned Office, then Turned Family Room
Basement Walkout Guest Room Makeover
25 Year Old Garage Door Updating
30 Thrift Store Makeover for all Seasons
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Wow, you have made so many beautiful changes and upgrades. Such a fantastic home. It was fun to travel through time with all of your renovations.
Thank you, Marty!
Beautiful home! You did so many beauty changes
Oh Boy .. the changes you have made!!!!! You literally have made your Home look bigger by using a lighter color of paint.. Isnt Paint amazing!! There are so many changes that truly are lovely.. lets start when you are outside .. the front steps are so beautiful…the shutters ..lovely.!! The backyard Porch looks so inviting. Love the painted handrail going up when you are in the house.. the brick backsplash in the kitchen Rick did a super job!!! Anyways all this you did with Im sure some cuss words but it all looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing your lovely home.
Oh yah!!! Lots of cuss words for sure ha ha!!! Lots of trial & error as well. Here’s hoping my errors help others!!
Just Gorgeous, Great Job
Thank you, Walty!
You’ve come a long way baby! Lots to be proud to share. Great job and thanks.
You and your husband should give yourselves a pat on the back. Your home is truly beautiful.
Thank you, Bette! That is so sweet! XO
Your colour schemes are wonderful,textures great,shapes brilliant,new Windows etc just fabulous.the work and passion that’s been put into this magnificent home is a credit to you both…it’s truly a beautiful home.congratulations and thank you for sharing what you’ve achieved.Just lovely!!!
Thank you, Bev! I appreciate your kind words so much!!!
I love everything you did. I want to live there. : )
Thank you, Peggy! That is the nicest compliment!
Your house is stunning. I love some of the changes you’ve made!
Your home is so beautiful. I love all of your pictures. Can you tell me the covering on your back deck, is it metal? We are thinking of something like this for our deck. Did you have it custom made? It makes this space so inviting. We will be retiring soon and plan to have a lot more time to sit and relax outside.
Hi Lycinda, I wrote all about the canopy in this post. We kept it up all winter except the fabric came down. I see it’s still available. Here’s the info https://redheadcandecorate.com/2018/07/graduation-party-ideas/