I found pictures today of what our house originally looked like nearly five years ago.
This is our dining room, which I know I've posted more current pictures of. The only ones I could find were of my coffee station here. (On a different note, it was really healthy for me to go back to my posts from August and September and read what I was thinking about the first few months of Million being home.) Oh, and the reason I look peeved in the picture? It was my second walk through with our realtor, (Michael was working, so I brought my brother and sister-in-law and mom) and we found out that the basement was actively flooding because of a plumbing problem.
The night Michael and I closed on the house, we brought an air mattress and a few tools over to the house. We tore up the carpet in the whole house before we went to bed. The white area was the original color of the carpet, and it had been protected by a plastic "welcome mat" for who knows how many years. The rest of the carpet had been peed on by manifold cats and dogs.
This is what the living room (looking towards the dining room and my office) looked like.
pictures of what it looks like now here. Seriously. Click that link. It doesn't even look like the same house.