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Sunday, May 6, 2007

Belly Shots and Home Shots: A Comparison

Well, folks, I think I'm growing. I've gained 7 pounds so far and currently weigh more than I've ever weighed in my life (eek!).

belly shots

Our party last night was great - we had a full house and a full backyard. I totally forgot to take pictures, but it just would have been a bunch of strangers crammed into every shot, so you're not missing much. Everyone seems really positive about our house which makes me feel great!

I did take some shots of the house before the party so you can see the progress we've made. Here's some more before and afters so you get an idea.

Living Room Before (notice ugly popcorn ceiling and too dark burgundy walls):

living room

Living Room After (notice smooth ceiling and 3 Practical Beige walls with 1 Spicy Hue accent wall - hot!):

Living Room

Living Room

Dining Room/Kitchen Before (notice the ugly grey/blue walls and the nasty light fixture in the kitchen):

dining room

Dining Room/Kitchen After (notice my favorite green colored walls, the replaced kitchen fixture, and the hot husband cooking - can't beat that!):

Dining Room/Kitchen

Hallway Before (notice the glossy royal blue color):

living room/hall

Hallway After (notice the much more modern, clean Cobble Brown tone):

Living Room/Hallway/Dining Room

Bedroom Before (nothing but a nasty light fan to be replaced in this shot):

Huz looking at a fixture that has GOT to go in the master bedroom

Bedroom After (we haven't painted it yet, but will. Huz replaced the fixture with a nice, modern ceiling fan and light):


Bathroom Before (nothing but blue from floor to ceiling):

bathroom - small, needs repainting, and retiling

Bathroom After (we still need to re-tile, but the colors are much more inviting):


Nursery Before (okay, we haven't done anything with this room yet so this will be a boring before and after, sorry):

future nursery

Nursery After (notice our grand prize crib and a bouncy seat I bought on Craigslist for $10. It's got a bunny in it that my Mom sent Cletus for Easter):

Nursery (New Crib to Be Assembled)

(Finally) The Den Before: (notice ugly popcorn ceiling, ugly 70s paneling, ugly fixtures, and ugly floor):

den - paneling to be painted and fixture to be replacedden - paneling to be paintedden - fireplace to be painted

Den After (notice lack of general ugliness):

The StudyThe StudyThe Study

So, now you have it. It's as if you were at the Housewarming party last night and I gave you a tour. Thanks for coming!

Posted by Bird On A Line @ 12:09 PM

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