Progress Pictures!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am actually making progress in my home. I was looking at some photos from when I first got back from Europe, and I can’t believe the difference.

Remember the table of despair? It’s gone. Well, by “gone,” I actually mean it is folded up and waiting behind my bedroom door to be carried down to the garage. But it is ready to go! Here’s the Before:

Here is that same location, After.  The living room rocker is currently in our room because of the whole moving-furniture-for-Greg thing. Ultimately, it won’t live there. Disregard the tied-together drapes, too… I do that to let more light in since these are stopgap curtains from our old house. Yeah, we’ve lived here for seven years. I haven’t decorated a single thing since we moved in, just made do with stuff we had around at our first house and some big pieces – like these wardrobes – picked up on Craigslist.

Lest you think that I just hid stuff out of sight of the camera, let’s look at another angle! Remember this photo from a few weeks back? It’s the Before:

Well, here is a new look for you! Sorry about the whole day-photo versus night-photo thing, but I just ran up and snapped this, and it is already dark out. It does give you a nice reflection of the other side of the room, though!

Pretty impressive change, no? Both of these photos were completely unstaged, too. Believe you me, I would have done some serious staging otherwise, so that you think I have at least one iota of decorating style. I do not… but I would like you to think so. Maybe someday, instead of Before & After Clutter photos, I’ll be using these as Before & After Decorating photos! there’s a fun thought!

xo – Lori

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I’m grateful for Pinterest, believe it or not! I actually pinned some things today. I am very proud of myself for figuring it out. Finally!

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