This little space had a lot of wood.
It certainly wasn't awful, but not a place that screamed warm and inviting.
Immediately when we moved in, we painted the walls white with Kilz primer which certainly helped lighten up the space, but it also made us realize how ugly the trim was. It felt a little bit like we were living in a gingerbread house.
This space was also our holding area for all of our crap, and and all of my clothes. The closet in the master was itty bitty, so Brian stored all of his clothes in there, and I took all mine upstairs.
Then came the reno portion. While the original plan was to completely knock out the wall, during the demo portion we soon discovered there was a big old pipe hiding in the wall that was certainly not going anywhere. Womp womp. So instead of our very open floor plan like we had hoped for, we had to get creative.
Oh and mid you all of this was going on when I was about 7 months pregnant. The goal was to get this space done before baby, and we did not even get close. I'd like to blame Oliver for coming a few weeks early, but even if he would have waited it out the 3 more weeks like he was supposed to, I have a feeling it still wouldn't have gotten done.