I just wanted to share a few quick before and after photos of Emerson's room. It's INSANE how big of a difference just a little carpet cleaning and paint can make. I think one of the first things done was carpet cleaning (the entire house) and the we took down all the heavy drapery everywhere and it instantly started to look lighter in the house. Next we started priming everything and I started here in Emerson's room because I wanted his nursery to be finished and then moved on to Penelope's room. Once we finished painting his room it was clear how big of a difference all this paint was going to make in the entire house. There are only two more things we'll want to do in his room and those are to change out his light fixture and finish painting his closet doors. One day in the far away future we'll do all new flooring in the entire house but for now clean carpets will do.
I really don't think I need to do anymore explaining because well, you can just SEE the difference for yourself. I completely forgot how dark the house was until I went back to look at these photos. It's incredible.