It’s funny how I look back at the “before” pics of my house and see what we started from. I honestly don’t know what it was about this house that made me gasp, “I’ve got to have it!” But I know it wasn’t these pink 70’s drapes!
But somehow, this is the house we chose. It seemed soooo spacious compared to the 2-BR condo we were moving from, and I didn’t let a “little” wallpaper scare me. NOW, of course, if I were to see my house in its original condition, and I had to re-buy it again, I’d probably run away. Far, far away. And I wouldn’t look back. HA!
Then again, this blog wouldn’t be what it is now if it weren’t for this house.
So sometimes nightmares are blessings in disguise, right?? 😉
This is how it looked in its before state:
But you have to understand something: when you move into a house that requires so much work, what ends up happening is that you do just enough to “get by” and make the space livable, but it takes a while to get it to a space that feels like a cozy home. You know?
I feel like I’ve flitted from room to room, just doing enough to remove the “ugly” from the previous home owners, but never really decorating.
That was the reason I started doing my 30-Day Room makeover challenges because it was the only way to light a fire under me, with the support of all of my readers working on their space, too.
Anyhow…..We have this ginormous TV in our bedroom that we don’t even USE. We got rid of cable about a year and a half ago (see how we did cut the cord), and since that time, it’s just a useless piece of electronics sitting in the corner, taking up space!