Sunday, April 17, 2011

Maternity Leave Makeovers

I decided to take advantage of the time I had at home with my babies, to do some house re-decorating (which, yes, I do quite frequently). So, here are a few pictures of the living room and dining room (and basement pictures will come soon!)... Living room before: Dining room before-before:

Dining room before:


We moved the old couches down to the basement and purchased these lovely beauties at Art Van. They are a dark chocolate color...kinda hard to tell in the picture. And, yes, those are toys stashed under the coffee table. A little bit of reality for you there.

(I scored this sideboard on craigslist for 50 bucks and slapped some dutch blue paint on it and new hardware....bada-bing!)

I sold the table we made (the long, skinny, knock-off wood table). We were wanting something smaller (and circular), that would have the option of seating more if possible. This table was another craigslist deal (100 bucks!). It is solid oak and has 2 leaves that extend it into a nice lengthy table for when we need the space. And notice the cute claw feet. Ya, me likey. :) Of course, we painted it this lovely off-white color to match the hutch.

This hutch used to be red. I like it better now. That's all I have to say about that (use your best Forrest Gump accent when you read that please)


Old table- sold for $400

New table- purchase for $100

New Chairs- IKEA, $20 each

New Blue Curtains- IKEA, $20

Hutch- $20 for paint and monogram

Sideboard- $50 + $15 for paint + $20 for hardware

New couches- $500

Coming soon!:

-we inherited a sideboard and coordinating shelf from Russ' parents that we painted and put in the basement.

-some cute alphabet wall art for the basement

-guest bedroom in basement

-new light fixture in entryway

-new play tent for Caleb (the old one broke) :(

Whew! I'm tired!

Amy Out.


shannon said...

The picture of the blue sideboard doesn't even do it justice! You did such a great job on that (and what a great steal!). I LOVE the white dining table you painted too--I don't think that was there the last time I was over. You got so much done in such a short time, I'm impressed. Total transformation :)