Oh hey guys. I see Sherman decided to let you in after all. So nice of him. So here we have the living room. It used to look nicer than the picture above. And today it looks worse than the picture above. Confused yet? It's all because of Sherm. We used to have bigger, nicer things in this room. But then Sherman decided to eat these bigger, nicer things. For instance, those tiny metal bins you see there used to be beautiful, oversized wooden baskets. But, believe it or not, since these pictures were taken ... even more things have been destroyed. That ottoman, for instance, has lost all four of its corners (sorry ottoman). And the couch ... well ... you all know about the couch. And if not, keep reading. You'll see.
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So it really was not my intention to show you a box of tissues. I have some mad decorating skills, eh? However, it was my intention to introduce you to "Dan's Basket". And yes, he gets one basket. Kind of like Sherman ... all of his crap that I find around the house goes into this basket. And speaking of crap around the house ... we really don't have much. I've been known to clean and organize on a
daily weekly basis. I also like to color coordinate our closets. I mean really, how can you find a green shirt if it's not with the other green shirts? Don't worry, I make fun of myself too.
Now, I have gotten a lot better since getting Sherman.
Our house is now covered in dog hair. I am constantly tripping over dog toys.
And then there's the couch ...
that we have yet to replace.
See, I'm getting better.
What we did:
- The living room was in pretty good shape (thank you, living room)
- Patched up some crazy cracks in the wall; mudded, sanded, mudded, sanded, and eventually repainted walls
- Replaced all electrical outlets
- Put up some new trim and painted existing trim
- New windows and window shades
- Had the hardwood floors refinished (probably the only thing that Dan did not DIY). The original hardwoods might just be my favorite thing about our home. We don't have a square foot of carpet in our entire house ... and I wouldn't have it any other way. Not only are they gorgeous, but they have just enough "creaky" spots to give me goosebumps when I think about "home".