Monday, May 21, 2012

Before & After: The First Floor Tour!

After a couple of months we're happy to report that the renovations on the first floor are pretty much done.  We still have a powder room to finish and then the fun part of adding decorating touches throughout the house but that's it! The transformation of the first floor is amazing, it's really incredible how new flooring and a can gallons of paint can really make a huge difference!

Here's our formal dining room before:

Here's our formal dining room after:

We took down the stucco ceilings, tore up the old carpeting and replaced with new hardwood floors, painted the room and added a chandelier! I look forward to hosting future Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners in this room!

Here's our living room before:

Here's our living room after:

Just like in the formal dining room we took down the stucco ceilings, tore up the old carpet and replaced with hardwood floors, painted the walls and added recess lighting! None of the furniture you see now is staying and we're going to add an area rug and wall decor, too! We currently are using half of our old sectional because I thought the entire sectional broke up the flow of the room too much!

Here's our breakfast nook before:

Here's our breakfast nook after:

Again, we did all of the same renovations throughout the first floor but we also added a blingy chandelier from Pottery Barn! The table and chairs were a gift from my parents and we have plans to finish the table and add some fun fabric to the chairs when we have time...and of course add some wall decor!

That pretty much covers the first floor except for the kitchen which I blogged about here and the powder room which I will be sharing soon! 

In the mean time I'll leave you with a few bathroom before pictures and hopefully have the after pictures in the near future!


  1. The new floor is gorgeous! And the new ceiling makes a huge difference. Great job!!!

  2. You have really accomplished a lot and everything looks wonderful. It will be nice to sit back and just enjoy it. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. Thanks for all of your sweet comments, Lauren! I still need to work on that source list, too!

    Thanks Mary! We still have a lot of work ahead but we're getting there :)