It's been a while since I've given you a tour of Oakland Avenue - I was looking back through our last update and I totally forgot our house ever looked like that! So today, I'm giving you a quick tour of our living room, over the next few weeks, I'll take you through the rest of the house.
Let's start with a reminder of the before (sellers furniture)
More before (It's a little depressing, isn't it?)
In progress...a lot of people told me not to paint, but I am SO glad we did. I think it makes the house actually look like two 20 year-olds live there.
A little more progress...
The after! I would still like to say...this is "in progress" as well, it screams a little too much BLUE AND GREEN for me right now so I'm planning on switching up the throw pillows at some point, but this gives you a pretty good idea of what our place would look like if you came over today...
Don't worry, don't worry, the orange chair moved downstairs as it is a prime "TV watching" chair. Totally changed the feel of the room, didn't it?
Anyway, it's difficult to get a good angle on our current chairs, so here they get their own individual shots..
The view from the couch - those coat hooks are the best thing we've ever added to this house. (Besides the oven - boiling water has never been so fun!) When Mike installed the coat hooks I told him it needed to be able to hold approximately 32 twelve pound purses for all my friends. I have to be honest, I have yet to be able to test that theory (I'm working on getting more friends) but we have had about eight purses and 30 coats on there (seriously, I counted) and it held up famously. Nice job Mikey.
And one of my favorite things - our porch is now pretty enough that I LOVE having our curtains open - sorry the pic is a bit dark, but you get the idea:
So that's it! Things are always changing in here so it'll probably look a bit different tomorrow, but where's the fun in keeping everything the same?
(Mike would say the fun is in his wallet.)
And to that I say: Bah.