Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Changes, Changes

Since we'll never be done and it's getting so close to Christmas, I figured I needed to share some pictures of our "new" house. We weren't very good about taking "before" pictures, so I had to dig through some oldies to give you folks who have never been to our home, a feel for what we had going on before the re-do.

This first shot shows the color of our couch, the white walls, and a smidge of beige, almost white, carpet at the bottom.

This one shows more of the carpet (which looks remarkably clean!), the Ikea "antique stain" we have all over our house and the red couch.

This one, aside from showing you an adorable 3.5 year-old Amelie and a 7-day-old-fresh-from-the-hospital Linus, shows some the stains that were ALL OVER our almost-white carpet. You'll have to trust me when I say that this picture doesn't touch how bad our carpet looked.
And now.....

for the big reveal:

This is the view from the front door.

And this is the view from the kitchen doorway.

This is the view from the couch.

And this is the view from the computer desk.

So there you go. Piles of laundry, strewn-about toys, tea sets and all.

The hutch in the last picture is new. Also the coat rack and hanging baskets by the front door are new. We had to create a foyer where there wasn't one. (We added the tile there three years ago. It just didn't make sense to step right onto carpet through the front door.) The carpet is variegated and hides everything. It's hard to tell when I need to vacuum. The exact opposite was true of our former carpet.

We're quite pleased with the changes and are thankful for the ability to have done it. We're also thankful for the push it's been to SIMPLIFY!! It's the only way, my friends!

Here's signing off until after Thanksgiving. Hope it's a good one!


Anonymous said...

looks so good...I love it!!! It look so cozy :-) Happy Thanksgiving.

Lynn said...

...and it looks even better in person! Really, it's like a whole new house. Great choices.

Amy said...

I love the yellow and red. It's so warm looking!

Mrs. Fix said...

Love it love it love it! I especially like the new furniture placement. Super cute! Can't wait to see it in person.