Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Living Room Before & After

This is the living room when the 
previous owners still lived here.

This photo was taken soon after we 
finished unpacking - pretty sparse.


This was taken a few years later, even 
though we finished painting in 2006.

Looking back through our photos from the last six years, I'm noticing that we didn't take very good before and after pictures. But at least you get the idea.

In the living room we painted the ceiling, walls and trim. We also replaced the light fixture, outlets and light switches. What you cannot see in the before pictures is that the walls had a dangerous, rough texture. Prior to painting we decided to scrape every inch of the wall, and it was worth the time and effort.

We hope to refinish the floors in both the living room and the dining room. The estimate for hiring someone to do the floors was almost $2000, and we haven't had the courage to try it ourselves yet. Maybe this is the year? 

And the front door needs an update - it's still turquoise!


  1. Our floors need refinishing, too! I think ours are in worse shape than yours, almost all of ours are painted.

    I like the after! Although I didn't think the before was too bad, either.

    1. It just seems like such a big job...easy to put off!

  2. Loving it!! You did an awesome job. The yellow really fits here! Xo

    1. Thanks! It wasn't quite the color we were aiming for, but we are used to it now.