Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Before and After: Living Room

It's been a while since I have shared a before and after, but I just haven't been able to get it together over here. This room still isn't 100% complete, but I have come to terms with the fact that my house will always be a work in progress. And now I will let the photos do the talking. (Keep in mind the before photos are the ones we were sent before purchasing the house. I was so ready to start ripping out carpet and patching walls that I didn't really take any before photos.)

Before: 



During: I did dig up a few progress photos I had taken on my phone almost three years ago.


After:





Most of this space has been "finished" for a while now. We painted the entire house and installed the hardwood flooring before we did anything else. My husband added those upper shelves surrounding the TV while I spray painted those gold triangles on the wall in the dining room. We purchased our new comfy sectional right before Henry was born, but the thing I am most excited about is the cabinet my dad built. The transformation of this entire space still kind of blows my mind. It made the space feel brighter and bigger, and I LOVE it. We finally got the handles on, so I don't even care that it will probably take us another 2 years to do the finish work and trim around it.

It is sometimes discouraging to see makeover images from others because it seems like it was so quick and easy. This was not! We have been in this house for almost three years, and I still need to paint that banister, add finishing trim to the whole house, and my life dream is to replace the icky brown tile in my kitchen and guest bath. It will probably be years before that happens, and this project didn't happen overnight...but it was worth the wait!

-Katie



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