Before & After: Updating a Childhood Home

published Feb 17, 2016
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A year ago my husband, our two sons and I bought the house I grew up in and my parents had owned for over 30 years. Not only did the house need quite a few renovations but, for us, it also needed to not look like the house I grew up in. Because the house is small and we don’t have a playroom the open concept living room is the busiest room in our home. It is where our kids play, where we read and watch TV and dance.

(Image credit: Submitted by Jill)

My style is eclectic but I love the mid century and since this house was built in the late 60s it accepts my style flawlessly. Our sofa and chair were purchased for a whopping $1 at an auction, which is great because kids have a way of destroying nice things. The dresser serves as a landing strip when you come in the front door and houses paper work, craft supplies and toys.

Thank you, Jill!