Sunday, February 3, 2013

We've Come A Long Way Baby

I've got so much to share but I wanted to update you on the new living room arrangement. It's not finished, mainly because we still have our double ovens sitting in the their. Oh I wish they would get installed but we've got to wait until the beginning of March when D's cousin can come up. 
The living room has been in many different states depending on what we were demolishing or repairing or painting. It's a large room but it's got this wall which extends into the space. I would have loved to have taken this wall/closet out and made the room a large rectangle but budget, wiring, heating/cooling vents and ceiling repairs prevented us from taking it out. Plus, it's my cleaning/storage/pantry closet now. 
Here's what the room looked like before we moved in. 

Yucky Hey!!!
Here's how it looked at various stages of renovations

Pre-hardwood flooring
After hardwood was installed and we could have some furniture to sit on. 

Here's the 75% finished room. 

My apologies for the terrible photos. I'm still learning how to use my camera and the light in the room isn't great. We're still trying to figure this part out as to the best places to have lamps and such. We would love pot lights, maybe when the electrician visits in March. Obviously, there needs to be some styling going on and it will come, but for now I think this is the arrangement we'll be going with. We need a different coffee table, some pictures up and the right side of the room is cluttered with double ovens, dog crates and dog beds. I'm confident it will get cleaned up, at least that's what I keep telling myself. One day!!!! I put up our curtains this weekend so my hope is to get that post done sometime this week, if you're interested please come back and visit.