Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tour my house.....finally. Part I

I know, I know, its taken me about a decade to show you the house that we moved into back in December 09, but I didn't want to share until we were done renovations which we just finished a couple months ago.

I thought I would share one room at a time. You have already seen my master bedroom, and the nursery is still in progress and the office, well, its a disaster, so the rooms that I will be sharing, in order, are:

1. Family room/dining room
2. Kitchen
3. downstairs bath
4. Master bath
5. Other little areas like the front entry, etc.

Now, I will preface this with the admission that I am forgetful and didn't take before pics of most rooms. Or I took them but they were of the in between stages.

Furthermore, don't be expecting much. We have an older, little, humble 1200 sq ft house in the ghetto - not a brand new beauty. And I have done the entire house on an EXTREMELY tight budget - like seriously, most people spend on floors what we spent on our entire house. I have just been thrifty - tonnes of DIY projects, sales, kijiji, thrift stores, big boxed stores, and even auctions.

Anyway, without further ado, I give you our family/dining room BEFORE we started decorating/renos, but after we had moved in and I had done some picture hanging and switched out the light in the dining room:


So, I painted (yes I actually did paint - I don't do color on walls so I changed from a beige to an off-white), decorated, and we laid hardwood floors for the AFTER:

So there you have it - my family/dining room.

Hope you enjoyed part one of the tour! Stay tuned for Part II - the kitchen.

Leah xoxo


  1. love your picture wall! very pretty room. I want to come over and see it in person sometime, and catch up!

  2. your style is adorable. Well done, even though I thought the before was so nice too! :) also, props to being thrifty. I think that is the unique parts to people's homes when they have made little projects etc. Looking forward to the rest of the pics.

  3. aww Leah everything looks beautiful!! Don't you just love experimenting and redoing little things. I am so into that and Matt just sort of shakes his head like "Really another project!" But I love it and it seems like even the smallest change can make such a difference. Good job-can't wait to see more!