This is how the previous owners had the living room set up:
With all of their stuff gone this is what it looked like the day we moved in:
And then we added baseboards, took down shelving and put a new coat of paint on the walls and it looked like this:
Now, it looks like this:
Lewie built a small 6'x7' room off the kitchen that will someday be our walk in pantry but for the next few years will act as our daughters nursery. You can see some of the construction progress here. We moved our living room to a different area and although it was different at first, I love how it turned out. The stairwell is more defined now and we took down the track lighting that we couldn't stand - the look, not to mention the waste of energy - and replaced it with a small light at the bottom of the stairs. We continued the baseboards around the pantry to match with the rest of the house and painted it the same color as the kitchen walls. On the inside I choose the color Pooh Corner which is a light green and because I cried in Home Depot when I saw it, we added the cutest, smallest fan in the whole world (it measures only 20" across!).
|Back wall taken from front wall|
|Front wall with door taken from back wall|