Living Area Before and After (Finally!!!)

Okay, it’s been a while since we did any actual work on our living area (aside from the stairs, which are kind of a part of the project, kind of not).  But it took a while for me to get motivated to clean and get tools off the floor and all of those fun details that make pictures worth seeing.  Yes, I was too lazy to take tools downstairs.  It happens.

The point is that I finally found the motivation to clean up the living area.  It’s called having guests that we don’t know.  Funny how that makes cleaning seem so much more important.  Yay for guests!  Yay for a clean house.

Lest you think we just have a boring white house, let me show you the before pictures.  This is what you used to see of our dining room from the living room:

dining room beforeAnd this is what the kitchen used to look like:

kitchen beforeAnd this was the beginning of the real projects and our never-ending adventures with dust:

whole area before So before all of the blood, sweat and tears, we had a peach kitchen, a red dining room, and a pink-ish taupe living room.  My main goal was to turn it into one bright, inviting space.  So then (drumroll, please), there was this:

kitchen afterAnd this:

living room

And this might be my favorite area of all:

dining roomIt doesn’t hurt that there is fresh rosemary on the table.  Bonus points to the table:

flowersIt’s hard to pick a favorite spot though.  See that little green bin on the top shelf?  That holds all of the papers that used to swarm onto our couch and counter and everywhere.  Not to mention the fact that the cookbooks are actually in the kitchen area now.

island bookshelfI love my fruit/potato/onion bins, too.  This spot used to house a plastic trash can.  Now it’s all cute and practical and orderly.  Those are definitely the tickets to this girl’s heart.

binsLast but not least, it wouldn’t be a real house without a little bit of TV-watching and a dog curled up on a pile of clean laundry.

real lifeHome sweet home!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Betty Kiesewetter says:


    1. Thanks, Grandma! We’ve learned a lot along the way.

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