As many of you know, we moved in back in July, so we haven’t even been here an entire year. I’ve been going room by room giving you guys a tour.
Every single room of my tour is either in the “way before”, “before”, or “in progress” state. There are no finished rooms here at House of Hepworths. I’ve been spending my days trying to slowly make this new house a nice cozy decorated home for us.
When you open the front door, this is what you see.
Obviously I’m nowhere near finished with this room. I recently painted it, but I still need to hang all the chair rail, box moulding, and moulding around the windows. And that is just to get the room in a presentable “before” state! On top of that I don’t own any dining furniture.
The gray on the walls is “Slate” by Restoration Hardware and the white is “Alabaster” by Sherwin Williams.
When I posted my Piano Room you guys had more to say about the carpet vacuum lines than the actual room! So let me just say to clear the air here, this carpet is brand new. We haven’t lived here even a year yet. The carpet lines stay pretty for about 5 minutes before my kids start running circles in there. I literally vacuumed and then snapped the pictures while the kids were at school so I could get photos without tons of little feet prints.
Before we moved in I posted a few MLS pictures of the house. I think this purple room alone single-handedly turned off so many people that the house was forced into foreclosure. No one could see past the paint. But me. I’m nuts.
When we moved in in July of 2010, the room looked like this:
I don’t even know what to say about this room. “Train wreck” does not even do this room justice.
In December you got another little sneak peek of the purple and gold faux when I showed you some goodwill candlesticks I spray painted.
FINALLY, in February I just couldn’t deal with the room one.second.longer. and I busted out the paint.
And just in case you are curious about the green cart, I posted all about it here.
And there you have it. The “waaaay before” pics of the Barney massacre room and now, the “before” pics.
Hopefully I’ll get around to finishing that moulding soon so I can actually start on the room. UGH!
Unforch, we are still trying to sell our other house (in the Dallas area if you are interested!), so until that house sells, I’m forbidden to spend a penny on fun stuff like moulding and furniture. Boo. So if you want me to finish that moulding already, find me a buyer! 🙂
Up next on the tour… probably the family room, but I make no promises!