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…


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.


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… 



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…


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





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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