Monday, October 29, 2012

House Pics - Some Befores and Afters

We had a little get together at our house last night - I love having people over when you have things to do in a house. It's a great way to complete projects, for sure.
Did I take pictures of this alleged get together? No. I am sad about that.
Anyway, I thought I would post some more pics of how the house is coming along.
I've put myself on a house purchasing diet for the next several weeks. It's really easy to rack up the bucks when buying stuff for a new house. I needed a formal living room set, and put some money aside and found one. That's the last purchase I will make for a while, I think.
Here is the space pre-move in...
Here is the space now.
I really wanted something homey, and no TV in this space. My mom helped me come up with the arrangement and got me that great "W" for the wall. I got the ladder shelf at a garage sale for $10 and kept it exactly as is.
As you can see from the above picture, there were sheer white drapes over this wall of windows. I am sure when they put them up, they were very expensive. But they really date the room and were starting to not look good. I kept thinking I needed curtains there, but just taking them down and letting the windows show has been a huge improvement.
The piano is right by the entry way and looks great here.
The dining room is also coming along.

I can envision a really pretty buffet to the left, under the mirror, but like I said, I am done with furniture for a little while. It's funtional and fine the way it is for now.
These windows also had those sheer drapes on a track curtain rod. I will tell you, my curtains I've made have fit PERFECTLY into this house. These curtains updated this room 110%.
You see the circle of leaves in the middle of the table? Well, that was my Pinterest fail, via "pool noodle duck taped to make a wreath." It was not a good circle, first of all, and I think the hot glued leaves will tell you I am horrible at making wreaths. I had all of the materials, but for a really pretty wreath, I had to bring in the big guns. My mother.
No lie, like 30 minutes later, this is what she "whipped up."

No way mine would have looked anything like that. I am getting pretty creative and can do alot of stuff, but my mom is always a great eye for stuff and can pull something out of nothing.
This is probably my new favorite wall in the house...

I had some extra printables, so we added a little to the window for the party.
One more before and after...
This is our breakfast nook. It's a cool little area! I got this little table and chairs on CL. It's a little TOO small for the room, but for now, it will do.

It definitely looks better this way...

 Those are all pictures from the Pumpkin Patch last year and printables I found on Pinterest. The silver is a Halloween decoration.
And here are our tacky-but-we-love-them-anyway light fixtures, dressed up for the party.

I have more pictures to share, but that's it for now!

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