4 Happy (House) Anniversary to Me!

>> Monday, January 31, 2011

I can’t believe it..and I almost forgot, to tell you the truth…but one year ago I closed on this little construction site of mine. You know what that means. Time for a week long stroll down memory lane, before & after/still-a-major-work-in-progress style…

Oh yes. The living room. A great place to start. I knew going into this bad boy, that I needed a safe haven to escape from remodeling mess. Let’s revisit the first room completed, and a true testament to the power of refinished hardwoods and fresh paint. Cue the frighteningly dated before shot…

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Day 1 involved scary carpet hiding beautiful hardwoods…really a blessing since filthy carpet doubles as an excellent drop cloth for paint…we’ll revisit the wallpaper mural in the dining room tomorrow. It definitely deserves a post of its own.



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Lots of hours and gallons of paint later (Sherwin Williams’ Napery, to be exact), it was time to tackle those hidden hardwood floors. Sanded and refinished… 

 

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My heart melted. I can’t even describe the happiness, but we’re still not finished. The orange brick fireplace had to be dealt with. More paint please…

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…and after a full year of decorating (and redecorating) we’ve arrived at my living room as it appears today. 


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4 comments:

Amanda,  January 31, 2011 at 2:18 PM  

Come help me with my living room! Please! :)

Hilary,  January 31, 2011 at 2:27 PM  

the hardwood floors are beautiful. Very nice job!!

Anna,  February 1, 2011 at 8:08 AM  

Who redid your floors? It looks like they did a good job. I am thinking about doing the same thing. Thanks!

the cape on the corner February 1, 2011 at 2:07 PM  

yay, looks great! such a big difference, and i love that fireplace now. happy house anniversary!

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