Living Room {Before and After}

The next two weeks most of my posts will be about our recent remodel projects.

I love these kinds of posts and I hope you enjoy them too.

Today I wanted to share our living room before and after.

We extended our cherry floors from our kitchen into our living room and it made an amazing difference in the appearance of space and the ease of visual flow.

I love the color and minimal grain that you see in cherry floors but the softness of the wood is a huge drawback.

We already had cherry throughout the entry and large kitchen and it was cost prohibitive to start over with another wood.

Over time the cherry darkens and I believe gives the home a wonderful warmth.

We have a lot more dust bunnies and the kids don’t love all of the sweeping we now do (obviously they aren’t pros in the sweeping or we wouldn’t have the dust bunnies).

I am loving the updated space!




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Living Room Redo {Shop My Own House}

I can’t tell you how much I have loved doing the Creatively Made Home e-course.

It has been so fun to play with my home and to share my love of family and home with others.

I thought you all would like to see some of the photos I took this week for one of my project videos.

I won’t show the video but I will show you lots of photos.

The project was “Shop Your House” and it was just to show how your space can look different by:

1.) Moving your furniture around

2.) Looking around your house for pieces

3.) If you don’t notice something anymore it is time to move it or paint it to give it new life.

I really think that keeping your home fresh helps you to feel like you have a new space and helps you appreciate what you have.

Here is how the living room looked before I started….

Room View #1

Room View #2

For this redo:

*moved the couch against the window

*chair facing the fireplace

*tray on the coffee table/ottoman

*painting on the mantle

*cushions on the bench (from our window seat)

*moved the end table to the right of the couch

Room View #3

For this redo:

*moved the bench and cushions to the kitchen table

*took a desk from our bedroom and placed it in front of the TV with books/suitcases

*moved chair off to the side with a floor lamp

Room View #4

For this redo:

*moved the bench and cushions back

*changed the art above the fireplace

*moved the ladder and replaced it with a shoe rack, vintage lines, ironstone etc.

*moved the couch back to facing the fireplace

*moved the chair back to the window

*moved the end table next to the chair

*changed the items on the end table

*moved the desk behind the couch with books/birdcage

To see the video of this redo or to see 73 other discussion and project videos (so far:-)) you can register HERE.

The course is not over and the content will be up until the end of April!


The whole shop is on clearance to make room for the new collection coming in a few weeks!

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{get your Christmas shopping done early}


If you are looking for beautiful Christmas decor and gifts to make for Christmas join me and 11 other artists for The 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas!

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If you register before Thanksgiving the price is only $19.95!

I can’t wait to create with you!

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