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post #41 of 57
A mess
post #42 of 57
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Originally Posted by Sihaya View Post
My dad refused to paint rooms bright colors when I was growing up, saying that only hippies have burgandy living rooms ("hippy" is my dad's worst insult ), so I think I have some issues to work through first.
That's really funny, because my conservative Republican parents have a burgundy living room!
post #43 of 57
Mine ought to make everyone feel better:

Living room
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...e/100_3257.jpg

Kitchen
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...e/100_3258.jpg

Husband's office
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y229/lythe/office.jpg

I have a toddler who won't sit still and who we just pulled out of daycare, a full-time job, a packrat husband, and terrible morning sickness. I just can't do this right now.
post #44 of 57
We haven't hung up any pictures yet, hopefully will get around to that in the next couple of weeks so it will feel more like home. I'm starting to paint the rooms so I want to get that done before I hang them up.

Foyer - not too bad, I just straightened it up yesterday. Now I just need to hang up the coat rack and key holder.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2029.jpg

Living Room - Ummm, ya. Needs a bit of work. Yes, those are still some moving boxes that need to be unpacked.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2030.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2026.jpg

Dining Room - I took down the lovely 1970's wallpaper on the back wall, now I need to repair the drywall before painting. Lots of crap on the table that needs to be put away. The 2 cabinets on the left are part of our entertainment center, which will go in the basement once it is remodeled.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2022.jpg

Kitchen - Not too bad. I'm experimenting with paint colors on the back wall, trying to see what I like.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2027.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2028.jpg

DS' room - Plan to take down the border at the top of the room and painting, then will hang up pictures and decorate.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2005.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2006.jpg

DD's room - Also plan to paint her room and decorate, and those curtains from the 1980's have got to go!
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2013.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2014.jpg

Office - Ugh. Lots of crap in here, more crap that needs to go in here. Hate the border, the color is going to go too.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2007.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2008.jpg

Master bedroom - Lots 'o work here too. Cleaning, ripping down the lovely bamboo wallpaper the previous owners hung, paint, hang curtains and pictures.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2015.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2016.jpg
Master bedroom closet - Yep, gotta find my laundry basket.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...g/IMG_2017.jpg
post #45 of 57
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for sharing! I love looking at everyone's home - even in the messy state, somehow I feel like I get so many more ideas from homes that people REALLY live in than the pictures in magazines which are just a corner of a room made up in some studio, kwim?

And its so nice to remember that yes, Laundry does pile up in the corner of many other moms bedrooms and the toys are all over everyone else's living room too. Somehow it makes you feel less isolated I think!

We should probably do a 'show off your clean house' thread so we can all show off what our houses look like when they are clean too! But i'll probably have to take a picture of one room at a time because it rarely reaches the clean state all at once!
post #46 of 57
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Originally Posted by mightymoo View Post
We should probably do a 'show off your clean house' thread so we can all show off what our houses look like when they are clean too! But i'll probably have to take a picture of one room at a time because it rarely reaches the clean state all at once!

no kidding!!! :

oh - red sonja - i have to know where you got the wooden piece of furniture in your office with all of the cubes... i love it!
post #47 of 57
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Originally Posted by mightymoo View Post
We should probably do a 'show off your clean house' thread so we can all show off what our houses look like when they are clean too! But i'll probably have to take a picture of one room at a time because it rarely reaches the clean state all at once!
I want to see before and after pictures from everyone. It gives me hope to see other houses that have been salvaged from the depths of clutterdom.
post #48 of 57
I want to see before and after pictures of my own house, I'll take them if someone else will help me clean!
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Originally Posted by carolina~mom2be View Post
oh - red sonja - i have to know where you got the wooden piece of furniture in your office with all of the cubes... i love it!
It's 2 wooden bookshelves side by side, just inexpensive ones from Lowes. All the books that are supposed to be in them are still packed up in the basement.
post #49 of 57

This was about a week ago-

DD's room
post #50 of 57
Bumping this forward... I think it took a lot of courage from all these wonderful moms to post their "Before" pictures.
post #51 of 57
It is a complete disaster. A COMPLETE disaster, it takes some negotiation and careful stepping to get through the living room, the hallway is even worse, the babyswing and several boxes of unopened cereal are stacked up on the kitchen floor.

The only moderatly clean room in the whole house is the bathroom.

BUT in my defense I'm moving so most of my 'mess' is stuff I'm getting rid of (I don't have a car so I can't take it to goodwill) and trash (I'm going to take it down here in a few) and empty boxes that I need to pack.

I'm just fixing to hop in the shower so once I'm out I'll take pics...then I'll do a 10 minute tidy and take pics again. Not much I can do with most of my stuff. *sigh*
post #52 of 57
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post #53 of 57
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Originally Posted by pookel View Post

I have a toddler who won't sit still and who we just pulled out of daycare, a full-time job, a packrat husband, and terrible morning sickness. I just can't do this right now.
Our home looks like that - even worse in some areas. And I don't have a good excuse. We're just lazy.
post #54 of 57
It's tidy, the livingroom & family rooms are clean, bedrooms are straight but need to be dust mopped. Kitchen is good but I need to unload & load the dishwasher.
post #55 of 57
I'm at work, so no pics, but I'll be brutally honest.
My bedroom has 2 big laundry baskets sitting in front of the closet, to remind me to wash them.
Neither my bed or DD's bed is made. So covers on the floor.
I have 3 laundry loads that need to be put away in the living room, cluttering up the couch. DD's laundry basket is in the middle of her room, for the same reason mine are- I am way behind on laundry!
I have laundry in the wash and in the dryer, and I haven't vacuumed, mopped, etc in a week, which badly needs to be done.
My kichen is clean though!
post #56 of 57
I really liked seeing all the pictures, especially the kitchens & the ones with the kitties.

I have to admit, the clutter in some of the rooms actually would make me feel very uncomfortable to imagine it was mine, but I liked the honesty of everyone showing their less than neat homes.

Here's mine. My family is a bunch of slobs. Keep in mind we live in an older fixer upper mobile home and don't have much money, so we've done the best we can, and alot of the remodeling is only 1/2 done, so you might still see some icky panelling. I can't believe I'm actually posting this, LOL. I actually took the camera and didn't touch a thing after I saw this post.

Living Room:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/S5002560.jpg

Kitchen:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/S5002556.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/S5002559.jpg

Entryway/Computer area:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/S5002561.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/S5002562.jpg

Master bedroom (dd still cosleeps and doesn't actually use the toddler bed, but I'm hoping, and yes, there are 2 different colored walls, dh thought it would be a good color, but after painting a bit, it looked weird so I stopped. And we got rid of the closet doors for now.):
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/S5002565.jpg

Now the horrible parts come -
Ds's room (he broke both his curtain rod and roller shade, so currently has a sheet for a curtain.):
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/S5002563.jpg

Dd's 'room'. (not really hers, she wanted to get away from her brother and wanted us to just put her mattress in there until we get back to remodeling, it's only partly done, and will eventually be the master).
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/S5002567.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/S5002568.jpg

And the half done bathroom with all the piled up laundry:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/S5002564.jpg

Uhg! now I'm off to clean up a bit. This post has inspired me.
post #57 of 57
My house looked better a year ago when I took those pictures than it does now, that's for sure! Some of the boxes from when we moved in are still there. :

2 kids with rotavirus + 1 mom with morning sickness = 1 really messy house!
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