1. The Living Room
|BEFORE: This is what our living room looked like when we arrived, since we had all our things shipped ahead from Weinan.|
|AFTER: A quick comparison with the before pictures makes this look downright awesome! The slipcovers look better, no?|
2. The Kitchen
|BEFORE: We had a little bit of trouble figuring out the kitchen from the pictures we saw. The dirty towels hide shelves on the top and cover up the gas tank and random empty space on the bottom. The counter is formed by two wooden cutting boards.|
|AFTER: The biggest change that brighten up the space are the new fabric coverings I got made (For $2.50). Very cheerful and green. We shipped the small oven, toaster, and blender from Weinan.|
|AFTER: We bought the cabinet on the right so we would have a little more storage space and even a few drawers! It is very pretty. The dishwasher removal made room for a dish-drying rack, which is probably more useful anyway.|
3. The Bedroom
|BEFORE: This is our bedroom, with the laundry porch in the back. The bed is not actually too uncomfortable...once we added some foam and a couple of comforters to cushion the board, uh, I mean, mattress.|
4. The Office
|BEFORE: We moved the bed out to make this room into an office space.|
5. The Bathroom
6. The Nursery: last but not least, and arguably the best room in the house...
|I am loving the name letters we got this summer! The beautiful IKEA lampshade made it from Weinan unscathed. She still has one or ten giraffes.|
As you can see, we've made a lot of improvements! However one part has remained the same...
|View from the kitchen window: Most days have been clear enough for us to see the mountains! And just look at those clouds! We love the clean air here!!|