Before and After: Rearranging (Or, Redecorating My House Without Spending A Dime)



Okay, this part of the room didn’t change, but I just love it, so I wanted to post this picture again.


Before: Target cubbies, chair that I didn’t have room for in the living room, and small night stand.


After: I moved our Target cubby shelf that holds socks/undies/tights/swimsuits/tank tops to the wall that used to hold the chair and small table.  It’s a much cleaner look.  The low wall at the bottom of the ceiling angle is empty now, and I like it.


After: Changing out the plain lamp with the white shade for the sparkly lamp with a black shade was a $20 fix, but it made a huge impact.  Even just swapping a white shade for a black shade can make a big difference.



Before: One bathroom wasn’t finished, and the other didn’t have a mirror yet, so I had to blow dry my hair and apply makeup in my bedroom.  I know, I know, it’s not the end of the world.  It was just annoying because I was constantly cleaning makeup residue off the dresser.  Plus, the pink hairdryer doesn’t really do anything for the room.


After: The hamper got moved to the upstairs bath, since it’s finished now.  The small table, lamp and humidifier now have a home under the anniversary pictures, right next to the big dresser.

Okay, moving on to the living room!


Before: I thought I liked this setup until I started looking at the pictures and noticed the decor looked a little heavy on the right side of the room.  So, yesterday, I unloaded the bookshelves, dusted them from top to bottom and started doing a little change.  That was all I planned to do, but, of course, one thing leads to another.


After: Bookshelves separated.  Chair carried down from my bedroom to provide extra seating down here, plus give the TV wall a little something to balance it out.  Now, we just need to hide that cord….


Before: TV Wall


After: TV Wall


After: Couch area


After: Bookshelves separated, and ottoman shoved in the corner to be used as extra seating when necessary.


4 thoughts on “Before and After: Rearranging (Or, Redecorating My House Without Spending A Dime)

  1. I just LOVE all of the beautiful decorations and remodeling you’ve done to your house! I keep up with each post you write. Thanks for the great inspiration and super posts! 🙂

  2. Wow! It really looks nice! It’s such a small thing, but will make a big difference if you add an extension cord to your bedroom lamp (on the cubbies) so you have some length to tack the cord to the moulding so it doesn’t catch your eye. And then on the tv cord in the livingroom, find some fabric that matches your wall and sew a cover for that. This is nothing critical of your decorating, just a suggestion. I’ve really enjoyed following your family’s blog and now yours since our family bought the Eden String Quartet video years ago. What a beautiful testimony to God! 🙂

  3. Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick
    shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your posts.

    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over
    the same topics? Many thanks!

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