Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Our First Home- Atlanta-Living Room and Dining Room

Well, I literally wanted to cry when I realized that I was in such a rush to pack and move, that I had NO pictures of the interior of our first home in Atlanta.  But, I remembered my trusty realtor, adorable Heyward Young, took a few pics!  He was super sweet, and emailed me what he had.  I also found the old pics that I took of the house when I was contemplating the purchase.  I thought they might make some fun before and afters to share with you guys.
Stats: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, full light basement with doors leading outside, double parking pad, HUGE double decker deck and wooded backyard

MORE OF MY ATLANTA HOUSE
see all of the interiors here

OLD LIVING ROOM
You walk through the front door into the living room.  This is how it looked when I bought the house.  Yes, that is baby boy's room blue.  Ick.


PROGRESS LIVING ROOM
apparently I went through a yellow stage


NEW LIVING ROOM
Here is the living room after new ivory paint and furnishings.  If we hadn't have decided to move, a new slate fireplace surrounding was going to replace the black original tile.  Some were cracked.  The doorway to the right leads to the den and the kitchen and basically the rest of the house, lol (stairway to the left of that doorway leads up to master floor, hall to the right of that doorway leads to guest bedrooms and full bath)

It was an odd rectangular shape and there was no foyer, but it was cozy nonetheless.  The buyers wanted to purchase all of the furniture, but I just couldn't do it.  In hindsight, I should have done it.  I really ended up buying mostly new pieces for the new house.  You will recognize the pieces I kept I bet =)

In this living room shot, you can see the original glass panel door out to the 'sleeping porch.'  It even had the original glass doorknob.  Here you can also see the arched doorway into the dining room.

OLD DINING ROOM
Here's the dining room before I bought the house.  Yup, that's mauve pink folks.  Classic.

PROGRESS DINING ROOM
um, more yellow.

NEW DINING ROOM
Here is the dining room after I got a hold of it.   Recognize a few things in here?  The doorway to the right leads to the kitchen and the den.  

Here is a really old icky iphone pic of the other side of the dining room.  

WHY did I NEVER take pictures??? 
Oh yeah, I had no kids and no blog.  
(ps- none of the draperies in the pictures were the 'real' curtain panels.  I knew typically the buyer asks for them and so I took my Belgian linen panels down and replaced them all with cheaper panels from the Potterybarn Outlet- sneaky, huh?)

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10 comments:

  1. So fun to look back. I feel the same way about our first house. The only photos I have are from the video when we went to sell it. So sad! Funny it took a blog to start snapping photos of our own homes!

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  2. i love that house! so sweet, the interior details (chair rail and arch) are so cute! great exterior too. xoxo jillian:: stop by! i'm hosting a jewelry giveaway

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  3. i can see why they snatched it up so quickly! such a gem in one of atlanta's best neighborhoods.

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  4. LOVE the changes you made the the rooms! Thanks soooo much for sharing the interior pics of the house... after the outdoor post was such a tease, I was dying for some interior pics!!!

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  5. So fun! Loved seeing your old house. I hate it when I forget to take pics which is so often!

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  6. So fun to look back. We have been married for 23 years, 2 homes...we've seen many a change! We still live outside of Atlanta.

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  7. I can tell what an awesome job you did! Don't you just hate not having those pictures? I know I do! Oh well! :)

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  8. Your house in Atlanta was beautiful. Very charming from the outside...lots of curb appeal! Gorgeously decorated inside. I can see why the buyers wanted all of your furnishing as well. My husband lived in Atlanta for many years, before we were married.

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  9. Who knew you lived in Atlanta! I live in Peachtree Park in a little cottage. Love the changes...I think if you lived in the south you definitely had a yellow phase :)

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  10. the room looks great with all the chnages...the light makes it very bright!

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