Her "After" is very involved. I'm not that ambitious.
Then there was another post on another blog...again a little ambitious for me...although we have also had the foam tiles in our kitchen. Whether they will return again completely depends on my floor-cleaning schedule.
So anyway, here's my before: (from June, but fairly accurate in terms of neatness and what the floor looked like)
Pretty bright, considering the part of the house they're in. I went to home depot and got some primer and paint.
After one coat of primer:
After a second coat of primer, two coats of paint and sealer.
A friend of mine, after the last house post, said "where the crap is your tv?!?" It's that hulking tube screen in the corner back there.
I think we'll like it. And that mantel back there, it's a work in progress. Don't worry: it should be done in time for me to decorate for Christmas....