Before & After
When my husband and I were house shopping, we didn't set out to find a fixer-upper. We wanted a house with character that we could make into our home. The house we settled on was built in 1976 and came with the good, the bad, and the ugly. We moved in and began a room by room transformation that is still in progress.
Living Room makeover: CONVERTING AN UGLY DUCKLING INTO A BEAUTIFUL SWAN
The living room required few tweaks to turn it from drab to fab. It was a matter of knocking down a couple small sections of wall, ripping up some carpet, and applying a few coats of paint.
The living room was a harrowing case of the 70's gone wild. Shamrock green heavy drapery and matching carpet almost reflected unto bland white walls. Half walls adorned with spindles bordered the entry way.
We removed the green carpet in the living room and discovered the concrete was in excellent condition. Concrete floors are a very modern flooring option so we decided to embrace it. The dreadful half walls were an eyesore and were promptly removed instantly updating the room. Next up were the dated drapes. We installed modern brushed steel rods from West Elm and hip junglelicious curtains from Ikea.