We moved into our house a little over 3 years ago, but we did not start working on it until about a year and a half ago. We love taking on projects, but I get bored quickly and am ready to jump to the next project, but thankfully Brian stays on track.
Here are some Before pictures of our living room - this is the way the old owner's had it set-up - we did not like the dark brown color on the walls, plus there was this terrible faux leather texture which I hated, and we did not like the off-white trim - there was also a lot of gold accents (light fixtures, door knobs,...), which we replaced with brushed nickel
Brian working on the built-ins for our living room
Here are the After pictures- I'm really happy with all of our work - we lightened the paint color, painted all the trim white (that took forever), added the built-ins and fireplace, and added curtains
Here is a before of our dining room -light brown walls and gold and cream curtains- not bad, just not our style
After of our Dining room - we repainted the the upper part of the walls blue and the bottom white, then we added wainscoting (we did that this weekend), and removed the old curtains. You can't see it very well, but I absolutely love the clock in the left side of the picture, it's one of my favorite accent pieces in our house- I should have adjusted the lighting of the camera, but oh well. Eventually we plan on getting a dining room table and adding hardwood floors, but that won't happen anytime soon
Before of our Breakfast nook
After of our Breakfast nook - we left the paint alone, but removed the country style curtains, changed the trim paint to white, and added a hanging light fixture