A Brand New Room

Our family room, when we moved into this house 7 years ago, was rather unfortunate.  It was blue carpeted, with wood paneling and hideous lighting.

While we haven't fixed all of those problems, today we made some great strides.  Check it out.
This is a semi-before shot.  You miss out on the blue carpet here.  Lucky you.  It should also be noted that I was pretty much covered in grime at this point in the process, and most rooms and doors in our house are blocked at this point.  We had a lot of furniture to move.

As part of the changes, my parents had a tile entryway put into our family room.  Isn't it pretty?
Here's the after, with the new sectional couch, love seat, and (not blue) carpet.  Notice that I'm busy watching Househunters.  And it's dark, at way too early an hour.

I think it's important to note that all of the furniture you in the above shot is there because I moved it, by myself, this afternoon.  I'm not even joking.  Did it myself.  It's a really good thing our couch is literally individual pieces.
All this moving-around business was unsettling for our furry friends, but I think they'll appreciate this nice padded carpet.

So that's what I'm thankful for, a new look for a loved and well-used room.  Don't you enjoy mixing things up?


  1. I love that new carpet, and that tile is really pretty! And go you for moving that furniture by yourself!

  2. very nice!! I love your couch! and the room looks much nicer with the new carpet..how exciting :)