Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Our House Tour - Before and After!

I've been meaning to take pictures of our sweet little home for a while now, but it wasn't until we finally hung the living room gallery wall that the house has felt complete. I'm usually the type to move in and get everything set up right away, but something about nailing holes into the walls we just paid to have painted felt like a big commitment. Once you put those things off it's easy to get used to a house with blank walls, and when you add a newborn into the mix, the projects never get done. However, this weekend we finally tackled the gallery wall and kept asking ourselves what took so long - it was easy and made a huge difference in the main living space.

Before sharing the pictures, I wanted to give a bit of background on the house. It's a small three bedroom, one bath house with an attic and additional outside storage in a shed. Thankfully, coming from New York City we didn't have a huge need for storage, but those two areas have been a huge help as we accumulate more things that come with home ownership. I was also over the moon to finally have a laundry room, coat closet, and linen closet - these are things that you learn to live without when in New York and they are really helpful in terms of organization and not having towels stuffed in random places. The main selling points of the house were the updated kitchen (it's exactly what I would have done myself), close proximity to the metro, located in a great neighborhood, and all of the natural light (even on a very cloudy day).

Prior to moving, we had new hardwood floors put in as I didn't love the parquet flooring (although it was hardwood, too). We also had the entire interior painted and spruced up the bathroom with beautiful marble tiling and a new vanity. I wasn't able to get any good pictures of the bathroom this time around, but hope to share those eventually. The guest room / study is also not pictured for now as we just had a guest leave when I took these pictures and I hadn't yet tidied the room :) Enjoy the before and afters!

The Living Room Before:
 photo FullSizeRender_zpswcovd2dx.jpg  photo FullSizeRender-2_zpshw3l2nlw.jpg

 photo IMG_9825_zps3g1h1oau.jpg  photo IMG_9810_zpscrmaxd46.jpg  photo IMG_9798_zpse47qquwh.jpg  photo IMG_9813_zpsakuyh04d.jpg

The Kitchen / Dining Area Before:
 photo IMG_3109_zpsmkx0p1zo.jpg  photo IMG_3130_zpsqjy1i7ud.jpg

 photo IMG_9834_zpsueaczte3.jpg  photo IMG_9853_zpssk5d0sht.jpg  photo IMG_9785_zpsptrtqdk8.jpg

The Master Bedroom Before:
 photo IMG_3123_zps6mf4dxky.jpg

 photo IMG_9773_zps6snge07a.jpg  photo IMG_9768_zpsnzfmkgnl.jpg  photo IMG_9763_zpsir6j2xpa.jpg

The Nursery Before:
 photo IMG_3115_zps9w1xdliu.jpg

 photo IMG_9957_zpsgaxgoljw.jpg  photo IMG_9870_zpsbeemhfpi.jpg  photo IMG_9866_zpscvdtvohy.jpg  photo IMG_9868_zpsvc06eiyo.jpg  photo IMG_9880_zps7woglyqd.jpg


  1. Thank you for sharing this interesting and informative article, painting with airless spray gun will be faster and more interesting!

  2. Where is your sectional from? We're starting to look at swapping out our similarly bulky sofa + loveseat for a sectional.