Throwback Thursday: House Edition

Guess what? Today is the day that we are getting some new countertops put know, just six months after we began the kitchen renovation. So, I definitely have a new appreciation for them after living with a makeshift assortment of tile and plywood. I hope to share them with you soon :)

But today I'm sharing a throwback of what our dining area looked like when we bought our home verses now.

It started with orange carpet. Thick, greasy, and smelly carpet. Yikes!

And then we tore out the carpet to find an old vinyl floor (so pretty much as gross as the orange carpet).

But, now, after some new floors, a new table, and a fresh coat of paint, the room looks like this:

(Love Print can be found here)

What we've done:

  • Tore up old carpet and Josh installed new tile (this tile from Home Depot)
  • Removed overhead fan and replaced it with this light from Ikea
  • Added curtains
  • Josh built us a farmhouse table
  • Painted walls with Valsper's Woodlawn White 

What's next: building a bigger wall chalkboard, maybe new window shades (perhaps bamboo), painting chairs (?), finishing up the quarter round, and perhaps adding a small dresser/buffet table.

This room reminds me that there is always potential. It wasn't an instant change (just ask Josh who spent way too many hours tiling!), but now this room is beautiful, and welcoming, and happy :)

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