But before I give you all the details, let's look at what I could scrounge up for befores. Because of the great computer disaster of 2011, I can't find any of my before pictures from the living room, but here's a few pictures I'd uploaded to the blog ages ago.
I loved that couch.
Ooo, look what I found! Decent before pictures!
A glimpse of that oh-so-hated wall color. Other people love it, but I HATE it. There are only two spaces left in the house with that color still on them. I may be able to live with those spaces, it's a small hallway and the stairs to the basement. We'll just have to see.
A glimpse of the "dining room". My one requirement in a house when we were shopping was a dining space. I lost that battle, but I guarantee my next house will have one.
And now, for the big reveal. Some of these pictures are lightened a lot, because I really wanted to photograph without the flash for truer color.
brick in the basement was also painted when we moved in, and we even painted that a bolder color. Who'd have thunk it?
This is the closest I'm ever going to get to a dining room in this house. Luckily, there are only two of us, but I love having friends over for dinner, so my next house WILL HAVE A DINING AREA. (Hear that, honey? I'm not giving in this time) It doesn't have to be formal, just specific.
So what do you think? I confess, I can't quite communicate how much I love this room now. I just LOVE it. Love.
Sorry. Did I mention that I love it?