Now and Then

This is the garland in my entry. The key to decorating garland is to just load it up with ornaments until you think it can't hold one more thing. Then add another ornament or two.

These are my columns before the extreme home makeover:

We painted the columns mainly because they had a shiny shellacked finish on them that we couldn't get off.

And here is the dining room before:
We pulled the wallpaper off, got a different chandelier, took the carpet out and replaced it with brick floors, and put up an old tin ceiling from a 100 year old building. Also, the china cabinet in this picture is covering louvered doors to the kitchen. We replaced that with a screen door.

And the dining room now:

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