Our first Christmas and some before and afters

Now that Christmas is winding down I thought it would be a good time to snap some pictures of our house for the family and friends who haven’t seen it yet. Below are pictures of the living room from the day of our walk through, back in July.

The bay window was covered with vertical blinds (yuck), which we recently replaced with a double curtain rod to hang cotton panels and sheers.

Hey there previous owner! Thanks for not telling us about all the things that don’t work in the house! The dining room is no longer orange. I mean really, orange??

Another glimpse of the previously orange dining room. Oy.

Finally, the plastic blinds we were happy to replace with fabric roman shades. Our fireplace is not in working order (big shock there), but it should be within a week or two when we have the damper replaced. Aren’t the floors pretty?

Here are a few from right after Christmas:

Baxter is in the forefront, happy to show off his favorite room. Those are our new roman shades from Smith and Noble, and those large panels in front of the bay window give us privacy at night but easily open up for a lot of light during the day.

This is a secondary seating area that we use when people visit us (hint: visit us!). That little loveseat thing is called a studio sofa and it’s Nate Berkus for Home Shopping Network. Yes, I bought something from HSN. I ordered it online rather than calling the show to chat with the hosts.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…and in our case, push pins.

That’s my fake garland. Maybe next year I’ll splurge for the real stuff.

Stay tuned for more before and afters!

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