I've already given a living room tour, talked about our hideous kitchen, and early on in the life of this blog I posted about our "dog room" turned laundry & mud room, so we'll skip those for today, but feel free to go check them out!
Our dining room served as an office for our home's previous owners. Here it was back then:
And here it is now (you can also see another view here):
The previous owners had their dining room where we now have a toy room. Then:
Now.....hello there, clutter:
You can also see more toy room pictures here and here.
Our Master Bed & Bath are also on the first floor. Here's a bedroom before (yep, it's small for a master bedroom!):
It's looking like this nowadays (wishing I would have fixed the curtains before I took the picture):
We haven't done much to the master bath yet, but just for kicks here's a "before"....
(Nope. It clearly wasn't enough that nearly all the trim in the entire house was painted blue. The toilet paper had to match). We have gotten a new toilet since the "before" picture was taken during our home inspection. There's just something that wasn't working with the faux wood look....plus I kept thinking I could get a splinter on my....well, you know!
Disclaimer: I'm sure the previous owners probably loved their home, and this post isn't meant to diss their style (is "diss" still a word?) Everyone likes different things, and some of you might be thinking I'm crazy! That's okay! Life would be boring if we all did everything exactly the same. I just enjoy seeing the changes and progress we have made in making our house ~ our home.
Remember a few weeks ago when I posted about my 31-gifts fundraiser, with all proceeds going toward our adoption?? The good news is: I'm sooo excited about how well it's been going! The even better news is: we've decided to extend the fundraiser until Wednesday!!! Need some great Christmas gifts? Head on over and check out the fundraiser....click here for a direct link. This month's special: For each $31 you spend, get 50% off specified items.
Looking for a great deal? Zipper pouches (9"Hx7.5"Wx1.5"D; available in 8 different patterns) are normally $12. Buy 3 and get the 4th one for only $6! Stuff them with some treats and they would make a great gift! Think....school supplies for teachers, makeup for your sister, a manicure kit for your babysitter, or maybe it's just a really great way to give a gift card!
Linking to a few of my favorites ~ check them out!