Monday, July 14, 2014
It's fun looking back at how much has changed in blogging in the past 5 years. It's crazy! Also, fun to see how much has changed in decorating. When I first started, decor was all about a Tuscan look, richer darker colors and tones and now it has moved to bright and vibrant colors. Also, photography has changed tremendously and is a huge part of blogging now as it wasn't so much before.
I know today I usually share a model home, but I decided that since today is exactly my 5 year blog-iversary, I would rather share with you the transformation of my house over the years...before and afters. It is so much fun to see how my decorating style has changed and continues to change. Many of these pictures have 'befores' even before the before and many many iterations of the rooms in between the before and after. And even today, some of the 'afters' have already changed a little bit.
Just a back story. We moved into a home 5 years ago in April. We moved from a 700 square foot apartment to 3500 square feet. We started out with just a bed, two dressers, a couch, coffee table set, and kitchen table. That's it. And that's the main reason why I started blogging -to chronicle the journey of decorating my house on a very small budget starting with almost nothing.
Here's my front room. Close your eyes if you need to on the before picture...boy oh boy. Why did I like this?? lol. This is at least decorated, for the first year or so, this room was just a storage room for randomness since we didn't have any furniture for the room until we scored this sectional for $400.
It's been a very quick 5 years...can't believe how time flies! I have met so many good friends and companies through this blog and am thankful for each and every one of my readers. You guys are the reason why I keep going and keep this blog up. You are all the best! Here's to another 5 years!