As I update our WAY outdated house tour (from March ‘09?),
I’ll be posting individual rooms one at a time to give you an show you how things really look around here today!
We’ve come a long way. Although I often feel as if there are SO many things I want to do and not enough money, time, drive, inspiration, whatever and I beat myself up for it…
it’s great to look at these pictures. What a difference!
Right away we removed the wood paneling throughout the foyer and family room and replaced it with drywall. We also removed the handrail/bookshelf, painted it and used it as a bookshelf.
The bookshelf just was too cluttered, so I sold it and replaced it with a barn sale find. I painted our doors black and our skinny window trim white, as well as added a chandelier, curtains, 2 jute rugs, an entry table, and a kid sized table and chairs. All items were found at garage sales, with the exception of this rug, the curtains, and our conduit curtain rod.
Cost of furniture and accessories? $86!
subtract what we made on the bookshelf,
and it’s $46!
and it’s $46!
In the future, we plan on either adding a banister or reconfiguring the area near the door (wider stairs?! window seat?! I can dream…), adding wood floors to replace the old laminate tile, and finishing the doors and windows with trim.
Parents of a Dozen
Looks great Ann!
Alexis @ persia lou
HUGE difference! It looks great. It is fun to see how your rooms have evolved.
Oh wow! That looks fabulous, girl!
I LOVE posts like this one! Such a big difference and such a small dollar amount. I always tell my first-time buyer clients not to drastically change anything expensive when they first move in, because as you live in a house, your ideas evolve. That is aexactly what you guys have done and each photo is drastically more appealing than the last. Way to go!!!Carolantiquetexan.blogspot.com
Wow, that's one thrifty and awesome makeover!