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This is part three of my story about creating a magical engagement party. Today I am going to share how I added decor to my outdoor dining room. My goal for the engagement party was to create a beautiful California Hamptons environment that was relaxed and fun. In truth, this was probably my favorite part of creating this wonderful party.
On the blog yesterday I posted a lot of the finished rooms in our home. By finished, I am referring to the new neutral (white) themed rooms. I heard from a lot of you who wanted to see the before and after photos. I didn’t even think to include them in my post. But given the huge number of you who wanted to see them, I have written this post, which is all about before and after.
So let’s get started.
First, our master bedroom. Here is how it looks now.
And here it was before. Don’t even ask me why the bed isn’t even centered over the window! Oh my gosh. We redid the tile around the fireplace, replaced the rug, curtains, and bedding. And painted the walls. Then I bought new end tables, lamps and the bench for the end of the bed. Plus I made a new headboard out of an old vintage door.
Then there is our family room. Here is what it looks like now.
And here it was before. I replaced the rug, added new slipcovers to our sectional and added the vintage white windows and ladder chandelier. I also replaced the two chairs.
Our living room also got an overhaul. Here is it now.
And here is the before. I slipcovered the sofas and made a new coffee table. I also added the new general store counter. But the paint, rug and artwork over the fireplace stayed the same.
Many of you have already seen the dramatic transformation of my office.
It is now my craft room and it looks like this.
And this is what it use to look like.
When you see these photos I hope you can see that it is not hard to make a change if you don’t like your decor. I hadn’t done anything in our home for years and we were way over due. I was so busy and knew I would eventually get around to it! I cannot even tell you how happy I am with the changes that took place in our decor last year!
We still have more rooms and makeovers to share. Plus a lot of projects still to do! So stay tuned.
How do we define comfort when it comes to décor? It seems like it should be simple. And yet sometimes a room just doesn’t feel right. For some reason, you just don’t want to hang out in some of the rooms in your home. You might not even be sure why that is.
So how can you make a room comfortable?
Decorating our front porch for the Christmas holidays was a new task for me this year! In previous years I use to hang a fresh wreath and garland and call it a day. But not this year! I had so much fun pulling out the galvanized buckets and combining fresh and faux greens!
Decorating our family room for the holidays was so much fun. I think the red has made such a difference in this room. And I am not sure if we will have to wait for valentines day for it to reappear! I mean those pillows aren’t even from Christmas!