Juxtaposition – Old and New, Side by Side

Merriam-Webster defines juxtaposition as:  the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side; also :  the state of being so placed…

In the continuing saga of the renovation of our future retirement home, here are some additional before-and-after photos!

As I’ve noted in a prior post, the builder of this house covered every wall in knotty pine. To brighten the place up, we’ve taken much of it down. This also gave us the opportunity to update the insulation in the outer walls before replacing the wood with drywall…

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Living room – back wall of the house, before, and during the process…

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Dining room before, and after the first coat of paint (the floor has a protective covering…that wood is still there.)

So… this is still a work in progress, but we are beginning to see our own home emerging from the one we bought.  A wonderful transformation.


This post was written in response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: JuxtapositionTo see other bloggers’ responses and get more info on the challenge, just click on the link!  Come to think of it, this post also fits Ailsa at WheresMyBackpack’s challenge this week – it’s Wood.


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11 Responses to Juxtaposition – Old and New, Side by Side

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  2. I’m glad you said the floor has a protective covering. Phew! It would have been a shame to hide that floor. It’s all coming together nicely. Good Luck!


  3. Your new home is looking really splendid! It’s a lot of hard work, but so worthwhile. 🙂


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  6. thetedster says:

    Wow. Am nearly completed doing the same thing inside so can appreciate the amount of work involved – and the plaster wall sanding required! Painting it is fun – and the photos you’ll then capture onwards. Well done!!


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