Let's take a little trip down memory lane. This is what the sitting room off the kitchen looked like when I was first handed the keys (well sorta, obvs there was no furniture once the house was mine, but the Cabbage Patch kid carpet was there in all of it's rusty orange glory!)
This is the first room you see when you come in the side door, which is basically the main entrance as it's by the garage and driveway. Clearly, the rusty orange/pale yellow theme wasn't going to be acceptable as my little house's first glimpse for all it's visitors!
A layer of carpeting and 2 layers of vinyl flooring were pulled up within that first week.We discovered these awesome hardwood floors underneath, and I fell in love with them! They are old and beat up and remind me of the flooring in Anthropologie stores!
When we had rented the sander to refinish the hardwoods upstairs my dad asked if I wanted to take it into this room, I said DON'T YOU DARE! Now if only I could stumble upon a wad of cash to make the rest of the room channel that Anthro vibe like these lovely store photos!
[I'm not exactly sure where I got these photos from, they've been in my 'inspiration' folder!]
PS Did you notice the toilet in the corner? Hate to break your heart, but no it's not staying there... it's just resting until it's bathroom is finished!