Our living room before and after….. well, more like living room progress because I never like to say I’m completely “finished” with a design. I will forever be tweaking our home as my style evolves, and there are always those ‘bonus’ projects that we brainstormed with the original renovation plans that we will get to eventually…but more on that topic later!
For now, I want to start off the year by showing you how our little fixer upper looked last Spring when we purchased it and just how far we’ve come. I’ll let the pictures do the talking:
Seeing these two photos together is a little shocking even for me! When we walked into this house for the first time and snapped the photo on the left, I honestly thought, “not bad, not bad.” Sure, there was brown brick, dark wood paneling, original carpet and popcorn ceilings in every room, but I could still see us making our home here. I instantly envisioned how we could move walls, update, and brighten this house that still had most of it’s original 1980’s finishes.
I’d also like to note that both of the photos above were taken in the same season around the same time of day – it’s amazing what a crisp, white wall color can do to a space. And can we just take a moment to appreciate the destruction that ensued on those half walls and spindles? 😉
During the renovation, were there things we could have done differently? Perhaps. Were there any surprises? OH yea. But the transformation of this sunny room far exceeded our expectations.
So now that you’ve had a taste of our living room makeover, what’s next? Let’s get nitty gritty. I’ll be breaking down our living room renovation process to show you exactly how we re-designed this wood clad cave into a bright, airy family room… and sharing all the dirty details we encountered along the way.