Some of those we love, who may not live nearby, have been asking for some pictures of our house. And I finally got around to taking some "after" shots on a day that was sufficiently sunny enough for me to take pictures. :) But of course I thought I would include the "before" as well!
Here is the living room before:
No, that is not painter's tape around the window. That is dark, dark teal trim around the window. Like, took four coats of white to cover it, and it still needed to be touched up. That gem of a color will make an appearance in some other rooms too. She was a beauty.
Here is the after!! The paint color is Martha Stewart Silver Drop. I have a gray obsession, therefore the whole house is gray. :) Fun Fact: we bought the floors online without ever seeing them in person, but knew that we would love them because the color is called "barnwood". Turns out, we were right!
We love the industrial look, and the mixture of metal and wood, and we are really trying to incorporate that into our home. I love how these turned out, and love even more that Hubby had an idea, looked into how to do it, and we made it happen with our own two (four?) hands. I love being able to create and decorate with his help, it makes the house such a product of what we love. I'm pretty impressed with Hubby over this one!
Here is our fire place! Mantles and I were always meant to be together. I've always loved them. I already changed this mantle like 7 times, at least. Just THINKING about Christmas makes me giggly with excitement. Oh, the possibilities.
Also in this picture is the first thing we bought for this home, that firewood basket. As soon as we looked at the house, I knew I wanted that baby to be filled with firewood waiting to be burned. (Or newspaper, waiting to be kindled.)
So there is our living room so far! I'm so hesitant to hang anything on the walls, but I know we'll get there eventually. For now, we are enjoying the clean freshly painted walls. :) More projects and adventures, coming soon!