Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Final Staging Pictures Of Tom & Ruth's House

The first floor is all done
except for the master bedroom!
The attic is emptied!
The house is on the market!
Here is a quick recap of what we did.
This is the outside entry to the house.
We added the lions (which Ruth had)
the plants and the bistro table and chairs.
Entering the house there is a small table 
and there is the hall leading to the living room
Small table sits to the left inside entry door.
Living room.  
The sofa sits was in front of the windows
but was moved to the wall where the TV rested.
The dining room staged to sell
The kitchen
The color of the walls is as seen 
above the BREAD tin.
The family room
Girls room
Wallpaper is from Victoria Magazine
and the bedding is 
Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic
Bed moved from left wall to back wall.
Closet (w/garden door) 
is now to the left of the bed.
Boys room
Okay-That's it for now.
I'll do some final pictures when the master bedroom
is finished.
It has been a lot of work but a lot of fun
talking over old times as we worked.
Lots of laughter and a few tears when
I realize that when the house sells they 
will down South for good.
Ha!  I know how to drive!
They are not gonna see the last of ME by moving!
your photo name


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

It's looking GREAT, Diana- all your effort shows beautifully...and I hope and pray it sells quickly for them.

You are a tried and true friend, indeed to them - and I know you will all miss each other very much.


Sonny G said...

yes that was a tremendous amount of work, but you did it all beautifully.

I agree with Michele, you are true and loyal friend and I have no doubt your efforts will be blessed 1000 times over.

wishing a quick and profitable sale for them..


andy said...

Looks great !!!!!

Unknown said...

Looking good Diana!!!
A lot of blood sweat and tears but they must be so grateful for you!
( is that carpet on the kitchen floor??? )

Susie said...

Ruth, Tom, and you did a fine job getting the house ready to sell. I know it had to be a lot of work. I wish your friends the best. Maybe someone very nice will buy it. I have enjoyed seeing your photos. You are a good friend Diana. xoxo,Susie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's looking good, Diana! You all put a lot of work into getting the house ready, as well as going through all their things. Hopefully, they will have a quick sale so they can move onto this next phase of their lives.

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

Looks like a very comfortable home. I love the porch with french doors and brick exterior. Good luck to them selling. :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

It's a charming home and you did an awesome job Diana! I know you enjoyed it, but it was also a ton of work! I hope it sells quickly!

Nellie said...

You have done a wonderful job, Diana! I'm almost ready to buy the house!:-) xo Nellie

Anonymous said...

they have a beautiful home and you brought out the true beauty, you work magic!

Lynne said...

What a beautiful home!
It won't take long to sell with it's charm. You have staged it brilliantly!

Ron said...

Looks great, Diana! I am sure it will sell fast:)
Where are your friends headed down South? I am sure they are ready for warmer temps.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

You've done a great job- and what a good friend you are for helping with all of this. They have a very nice home and so many wonderful furnishings. I want those two chests holding the tv! I hope the home sells easily, even though you'll miss them.

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Awesome, looks great!!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Diana... if I were them, I would change my mind about moving and stay in my new gorgeous home!!

Connie in Hartwood said...

Oh, Diana, I cannot believe how much you all have accomplished! This was SO much work. What strikes me is how much more welcoming and beautiful the house looks with the new pared down décor and staging. Too bad we never notice this until it's time to look at our houses with another person's eyes, huh?

Melanie said...

You have done a lovely job Diana! Everything looks so nice, I am sure that the house will sell quickly.

Anonymous said...

A lot of hard work, but well worth the effort. They have so many beautiful things to use in the staging.

Anonymous said...

It's been fun to watch the transformation. I wish them all the best.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

All your hard work has really paid off...it looks gorgeous! Hugs, Penny

Junkchiccottage said...

Your hard work is really making Ruth's home shine. You could be a professional stager!!! It was a lot of work and you are an angel to help her.

Anonymous said...

Oh you are a true friend. It all looks so beautiful!

Well done.

My son when he sold his first home he decorated it beautiful too but it never sold that fast.

Second home the realtor told him dont paint rooms.

Not everyone likes your choice and when they want to buy then they think twice to go to the expense to do theirs if you have painted it or decorated.

So he left second house and it sold in one week.

People become real fuss pots. They dont like the counter tops they like granit or kitchen cupboard bot the color or the wood grain. No rugs in the bedrooms or wood floors not lamanated but not light but dark. The closets , not enough space.

The only thing the realtor said. Take out most of furniture and no clutter to a med so the people who are looking to buy have an idea how their furniture will fit.

I mean this home is lovely you show but realtors can be so finicky.

I am sure the relator is pleased what you have done.

I remember my Grandson when they sold the house. He said to his parents like Sweet cheeks would of said. Can I let my room be messy now.

Anonymous said...

that's a lot of work! But I know it's going to pay off handsomely and quickly too. Fantastic....come do mine when it's time! :)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely home, Diana. I know this must have been so much work but it looks fantastic!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Kelly said...

What a great job you did! Everything looks so nice. I know it must be a good feeling to have it done now.

Ruth Kelly said...

You sure did a lot of work. I hope it sells for them quickly. You have become the stager.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

a lot of work but well worth it

Patty Patterson said...

It's looking good! You should be doing an HGTV show. :-)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm on a blog break, but I had to pop in and see the house. Wonderful job!! It's a beautiful house and everything looks so nice. It should sell in no time!

My Grama's Soul said...

Wow.....what a wonderful job you two have done. It is really a lovely home...I'm sure some great memories were made there.

What in the world did you do with all their stuff, may I ask?



NanaNor's said...

Great job Diana, I bet it will sell quickly with all the staging and freshening up! Good thing you drive; otherwise you might be taking down that For Sale sign as soon as it goes up.
Hugs, Noreen

Japolina said...

Amazing job Di! They were lucky to have you!

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful job! Love that fireplace mantle! She is a lucky friend!


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a wonderful friend you are and I know you will miss Ruth, but there are trains, planes and autos to take you to visit your dear friend.
Have a super week.

Dewena said...

I'm sure you've been told during this process that you would have a great career doing this. H&G network, get ready for Diana! I think that people who aren't happy with their house and are thinking about selling would be perfect clients for this.

But then you wouldn't have much time to blog!

Such a beautiful job, inside and out!

must love junk said...

Wow-you girls have really done a huge amount of work!! The transformation looks amazing-you're a true friend.

Cristina Garay said...

Diana, it's been quite a job, it all looks really good! I'm sure it's going to be a quick sell ;)

Busy Bee Suz said...

You did a wonderful job; quite a team!
I hope they sell quickly and then you can follow them here! ;)

Donna said...

What a great job you did, Diana! You are such a sweet friend to offer all of your time and talents. I see a professional staging job in your future:)

Blondie's Journal said...

All of you should be proud of yourselves...this home is pretty and charming and I just know it's going to sell quickly. I really love the girl's room, so romantic!!


andrea@townandprairie said...

Time to take a break! Man, you have the project list goin' ON....

Connie said...

Wow! that's a lot of work, you are a true friend. I'm sure it was very overwhelming for her to even think about doing all this by herself.
Yep, you're a sweetie pie :)


You did an amazing job, the house looks great all staged for sale! I bet it'll sell in no time. Wonderful! Thanks for coming by sweetie...yes, we love our cute nephew and what a wonderful young man he is. David was always closed to us, more than to any other aunt and uncle, since he was a toddler!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Simply beautiful..I am so impressed!

Flora Doora

This N That said...

Good that she can't get rid of you..doubt that she wants to..You did a great job..Looks like a cute house..good luck with the sale..

Anonymous said...

Wonderful job! You are such a sweet, loving and talented friend.

SImple and Serene Living said...

What a wonderful job you have done. I bet it sells fast :) xo Laura

Jackie See said...

The house looks so great, love the before and after photos. Hope it sells fast and they can go on with their plans. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you have been busy! The staging looks fabulous! I do hope this sells quickly. They say the market is much better now. When you drive south to see Ruth, you have to come by here too! I have your bedroom ready! :)

Sue said...

You really did do a lot of work! I always wonder why we wait until we are moving to do some of those things we should have done to enjoy ourselves! Everything looks great...I hope they sell quickly!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Wow! Fantastic job! So much work and it looks wonderful!

Savannah Granny said...

What a wonderful gift to give an old friend. I bet there WERE lots of tears and laughing. You did a great job, girl. xoGinger

Heaven's Walk said...

Fabulous job, girls!!! What a huge difference! Are you for hire, Diana...?? lol

xoxo laurie

Gert said...

Wow! What an amazing job you've done with Ruth's house! It is beautiful!!

Bless you..

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a journey...do you wonder what you will do with yourself when the house is finally sold? ha! I think the flowers and bistro set were such a pretty touch. Love them.

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Diana,I am amazed at all the fantastic changes that have been done. I pray they can sell it fast. And yes you can drive and I hope Ruth has her guest room ready!
What will you do with your spare time after it is all done?
Maybe take your Hubby on a surprise LATE Anniversary safari or NOT!
Blessings Always, Roxy

Musings from Kim K. said...

Fabulous job. I wouldn't expect anything less based on everything you've shared. I'm sure it will move quickly. What a good friend you are!!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Two thumbs up girl on getting that home ready to sell! You've done a great job and I'm sure your friends are grateful for all the time, effort and love you have put into the project.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, you certainly did a beautiful job. It all looks so pretty and professional. HGTV couldn't have done any better..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Janet said...

Wow! It looks great! It just goes to show how important staging is in selling a home!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

très beau et très grand travail
une belle réussite
vous devez être fatiguée :::::
bonne journée
edith (iris) France

farmhouse-story said...

she must be thrilled with the house, diana...and you:)

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

It looks so beautiful! Right out of a magazine! Take a break and put your feet up... you deserve it!

Pam Kessler said...

It looks wonderful. You two really out did yourselves. Hope it sells in record time!

Chatty Crone said...

It is so beautiful they may want to stay - gosh you all did a lot of work on that home. When it is done - do they have people come in to look and bid on things? Then sell the house? Do they have a place to go? sandie

Red Rose Alley said...

Ruth's house is so charming. I can't believe you both did all that work, it's amazing! I am admiring so many pieces of furniture in her home. The white table and chairs outside add a special touch.