Sometimes in order to know where you’re headed you have to take a look at where you’ve been. Considering my last post showed you the ugly side of the ongoing “making this house a home” project, I felt I was in need of a little inspiration/motivation. So a little tour of the old 1954 Pittsburgh home, a.k.a our 4th house, seemed in order (and hopefully it will help me get to crackin’ over here in our new 1980’s Lexington home).
Unfortunately, I don’t have any before pics just afters. At the time, I was busy with a 2 year old and a newborn so when I actually had time to do something other than feed them and change them I was more like OK let’s get ‘er done, not let me waste time and get my camera to snap some before pics.
Welcome to the ‘burgh!
This room was to the right when you walked through the front door (view from the foyer). It was a formal living room, but who needs a formal living room? Let alone one that is this big. So we made it a family room. We created a TV watching area and a conversation area by using area rugs to break up this massive space. We used a dark chocolate color on the fireplace wall to make it stand out as more of a focal point.