I promise I’ll shut up about the dining room soon, but I realized that I sort of lied to you guys. Ok, so not really lie, but I didn’t really show you the before picture of our dining room as it was before we did anything to it at all. As in, how it looked when we moved in. Actually, I haven’t shown any of the pictures of our house before we moved in. I was in the midst of planning a wedding when we bought this house and all I could handle blogging about was wedding stuff, so there was so much done that wasn’t even captured, or talked about.
But, we bought this house in March 2009, closed in June (because the home owners wanted to stay through the end of their daughter’s school year), and moved in here in July after our contractor finished with the work we wanted to do before we moved in. So, I recently emailed our realtor to ask him if he could send me the pictures of the house as it looked from the posting. He was kind enough to do that, so those are the only pictures of the house we have before we did anything to it. Which is really sad because you don’t get to see the lovely seashell marble sinks we were working with, or the extent of the popcorn ceiling. I’m so mad at myself about this, but there isn’t a whole lot that I can do about it. So, oh well.
Now that I have these pictures though, I can show you guys some of what we’ve done and give you the full story about how we got to where we are now. To start, I’ll show you our living room as it was when we bought the house:
So. Much. Brown! OMG.
We need a new couch, desperately. And a new coffee table. These are both on the list. And I want to paint the room again even though I already painted it when we moved in.
And now for the dining room before:
It was so fun to do whatever we wanted to the house and to continue our projects over the last couple of years. If you’re interested, I’ll show you some of the other rooms as they were before and how they look now. And, I’ll give you an actual breakdown of what we did.