I first bought my house when I was 18.. and let's say it wasn't exactly a diamond in the ruff... really I don't even think it was charcoal. But that's what you get when your Dad believes in investing in real estate and high priced Colorado housing....
This is what it looked like when I first bought it in June of 2008..
The peeling off-white cheap wall paper... horrific 80s wainscoting.... oh yeah it was definitely awful at first. My mom spent most of her time reminding all of us that it "has potential!" That's why I love my mother, she's an eternal optimist!
This is the living room here... basically it looks like a cave with two generous windows begging for light. Savvveee meeeee!!!
And I gladly answered their call!