Here's the living room "after."
My den furniture from the old house fits just fine. We went back to using one of the first pieces we ever bought; the teak tv stand from House of Denmark. (Boy that was a long time ago.) The shelves are long gone, but the cabinet is really useful and just the right height for the big tv.
Our 26 year old rocking chair from Ethan Allen always seems to find a place. This room is half-decorated.
The kitchen was a little more involved. We "took it back to the studs" as they say.
Here's how it looked when we moved in:
The downstairs bath went "back to the studs", too. We added the beadboard and vintage type tile on the floor. There wasn't much room for a big vanity so we picked this one from Lowe's or maybe it was Home Depot. I like how it looks and the storage space underneath is nice.
The Roman shade is from Lowes. It was one panel too long so I cut it off--very carefully.
The tub is new with a white subway tile surround that goes all the way to the ceiling. I'll always take the tile to the ceiling--I love how it looks and there's no getting the wall wet when tall people shower.
I always love the hardwood floors in old houses. Here's how ours turned out:
It feels good to finish something.