We have now lived in our house for 10 months and to be totally honest, not much has changed. I just spent yesterday actually organizing (unpacking) our closet since September. That's bad! But overall, we have added our personal touch here and there. Here are some before and after pictures of our living room. This room has taken the most time, money and energy to get it to where it is now. It is NOT in any way complete. It is far from that, this room needs a lot of TLC!
Before (these pics are from Zillow, and show the previous owner's furniture)
Needless to say.... our very first project was wood flooring! That funny shaped carpet area was considered the living room. It was so small and nonfunctional. We knew that having one type of flooring would really open up the space... and were we ever right!
The floor was a fairly easy process. We spent the night away on a Friday, after they worked all day and we were able to come back home on Saturday evening.
Things were pretty dusty and it needed a tad bit of sprucing up.
Before we began flooring, our first major purchase was a couch. This was MUCH HARDER than it seemed. We went through 3 before finding the one. Luckily, the store we purchased from had a 72 hour return policy without having to pay any type of restocking fee. Thank goodness!
After the couch and flooring came the small things, rugs, side tables, pillows... we are still working on lamps and gallery walls and mirrors and all that fun stuff. With time, it will all come.
The most recent project we did was paint. Pinterest really helped us on this project. We knew we wanted a grey color for the living room walls. I love the way it looks with the dark floors and light baseboards and crown molding. So, we went with this:
We did a few samples on the wall and then chose our favorite.
Painting a wall really adds character to a space!
The living room has definitely gone under some changes sine we moved in!