Living Room Reveal // Before and After

Hello blog land! I feel like it has been forever since my last post! I took an intentional hiatus during our trip to Colorado last week, but when we got home both girls got sick and AJ started a new shift at work (a 13-ish hour night shift- yikes!) so this week has been a little rough. So, I apologize for such a long absence! To make it up to you though, I'm sharing a post that I've been meaning to for months but finally forced myself to clean and finalize some tiny details so that I can show you our living room before and after shots! 

In case you're new around these parts (welcome!), we bought our first home last April. It was a foreclosure and major fixer-upper, but we loved the unique details and the old-ness of it (it was built in 1925), so we took the plunge. AJ and my dad worked for almost a week straight just to make it livable for us. I was 7 months pregnant with Mara at the time, so I wasn't much help. Since that initial push we've been tackling projects slowly but surely and I've fallen in love with the house so far. 

Before: 

Yuck, right? There were layers upon layers of carpet and subflooring that they had to uncover to reveal the original hardwood underneath (seriously, WHO thought it was a good idea to cover that up?!) With a few nights of sanding, refinishing and staining it was as good as new. 

We went with grey for most of the walls in the house and I love how spacious it makes the room look.

After:

Quite the transformation, eh? There are obviously lots of minor details that still need finishing up (quarter round trim, a new (DIY) lamp shade...) but I love the progress we've made.