Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Living room before and after

Here are a few before pictures looking from the kitchen into the living room. When we bought the house it had pink carpet, pink walls and a small doorway between the kitchen and living room. Two ceiling fans were practically on your head and ugly metal awnings on the windows.


About an hour after we got the keys the first thing to do was rip those ugly awnings down! That weekend we opened up the little doorway.


Thanks for helping us out Dad!


Neutral carpet was installed until we were able to afford hardwood floors.


We scored the new wood front door for $100.00 because it was a cancelled order.


The stereo speakers are hiding under the two skirted end tables.


This dresser is one of my favorite finds. The mirror I bought at the flea market in Paris and carried it all the way back to our hotel in the rain. I fell in love with a chandelier for my dining room but passed it up because I didn't do my research about shipping things home. I regret that all the time it was so cool!


The nature inspired drawer handles are so unique, its a bummer the old keys are missing.

34 comments:

  1. Lovely photos of your home!

    Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

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  2. What a difference. It looks great. That rug brings it all together and just looks gorgeous. Love it!

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  3. Wow, looks great. my mom have a similar dresser. I wan tit one day:)

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  4. Beautiful!!! It looks wonderful...and the old keys...yes...the detail is beautiful!

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  5. Wow, you've made incredible progress! Love that mirror that you found in Paris~ how fun.

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful room! The dresser is incredible. Love all of your "flea" finds, they're great! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, it's fun to "meet" you :)!!
    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  7. What a great after! Your space looks so much more open with out that weird archway and your windows are GORGEOUS! The shutters on them are a really nice touch.

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  8. WOW! What a transformation!
    It looks amazing and good for you for carrying that mirror back!

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  9. Tremendous redo, much more spacious feeling.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  10. WOW- that is AWESOME! Light the light, bright feel of the room. And your furniture is GREAT!

    PHENOMENAL JOB!!!

    Layla :-)

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  11. Incredible. Just the vision of imagining the space opened up was brilliant. What a peaceful space to come home to. xoxo

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  12. Thank you all for the sweet comments, it means a lot to me!
    Londen
    xoxo

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  13. Such a lovely room! I particularly love the dresser and chairs - and those amazing windows!

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  14. Thanks for stopping at my blog and jour nice comment.
    I also like flea markets,
    You have a beautiful home! And I love the white chairs.I trying to find such chairs for a long time!
    Have a very nice day, Suzanne

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  15. You have true vision! The "after" results look wonderful. My mom was admiring your rug, was wondering were you got it.

    Your mommy day off sounds heavenly! Enjoy.

    ~jamilyn

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  16. Jamilyn, I bought the rug from Pottery Barn. It was on sale for a great price so I thought I would give it a try. Not what I had in mind but my husband liked it. When I got it home I noticed a small hole. I called the store and they gave it to me for $80.00!! Its an 8x10 wool rug!
    We fixed the hole and I have really come to love it.

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  17. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!! I'm still picking up my jaw from the floor. Amazing transformation. Those Louis style side chairs...be still my heart!!

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  18. What an amazing transformation. Just beautiful!

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  19. Wow! You pulled together one amazing room!! I especially love that rug... but pink carpet might have been nice as well ;).

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  20. It looks fantastic!

    Great job!

    Judy@cutest-little-things

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  21. Great makeover! I am jealous of your hardwood floors.

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  22. This transformation is amazing, and I love your style! In fact, I have been looking for/fantasizing about fern/leaf prints just like yours. Would you mind sharing with me where you found them? They are fantastic!

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  23. What a difference! It's fantastic!
    ☺ Celeste

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  24. Caitlin,
    Thank you so much!

    I found the fern prints on ebay, I got four of them for ten dollars! I just checked and they are still selling them, search fern prints.

    Londen

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  25. Sometimes old keys can work in many different locks, you might try asking at estate sale places if they have any old keys available. I got two new (old) keys when I bought a cabinet at an estate sale warehouse, and they fit my old desk!

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  26. I'm another one of those people that wants to ask where you got something--I am in love with your couch? Is it slipcovered? Absolutely lovely transformation!

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  27. Gorgeous. I love the way you have the couch and chairs arranged.

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  28. Wow! What an amazing change. I love before and afters and this is astoundingly different. Well done!

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  29. Wow that is quite the difference! I'm very impressed with what you were able to do. I bet you could make a lot of money off that if you ever decided to sell your home. I'm always an appreciator of "sale" shopping.

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  30. Wow!!I love your style. It is encouraging me to decorate my home. Please keep the photos coming. Kelly:)

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  31. hundred bucks for that beautiful wood door. You are lucky.

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  32. I just saw your Christmas decorations on Sixth Street Design School and I have exactly the same dresser! Literally, the bones are totally the same, it just has plain wood handles. I suspect it had your type of handles at one point in time. Where did you get it? Any idea how old it is? So funny to see that somewhere else!

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