Tuesday, February 23, 2010

First On The List

When the offer was accepted on our house, we knew that the first thing we needed to do was to buy some new living room and dining room furniture. Our old stuff was from early in our relationship, and really selected with our apartment in mind.

Since our house is on the smaller side, we knew that we wanted a light and airy look throughout. And so for our new furniture, we were looking for (1) smaller, streamline motion furniture, (2) furniture that would hold up to wear-and-tear and to our 2 cats, (3) a table made for entertaining, and (4) that could seat more than 4 people. What all that in mind, this is what we ended up with...

the dining room BEFORE

the dining room AFTER
It's amazing what a nice coat of beige paint, new light fixture, table and chairs, artwork, and window treatments can do for a space.

the living room BEFORE

the living room AFTER

We kept the same paint color and accents from the dining room

Overall we are very happy with the way that these two rooms came out, they def feel more like home now. We still have a list of things we would like to do, in the living room at least:
  • replace/refinish the fireplace insert (completed 2/28)
  • re-tile the fireplace floor
  • tile the entry way
  • purchase some entertainment shelves
  • purchase some more wall art (completed 3/5)

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