It's definitely a slow process and I'm nowhere near finished with this house! At our old house, I would just buy stuff to fill the space so I could check off the "having it completed box" -- even though I didn't 100% love it...and so I was never truly satisfied and always ended up not loving my décor, paint colors, etc. So, Brandon and I have both been on a mission to truly love our home and everything in it, and we love filling it with sentimental pieces, too. And so that means that we're living with some bare walls until we can find exactly what we love and want to hang on them; fixtures and hardware we aren't fans of until we can afford to replace it all at once; and upstairs bathrooms straight out of 1995 until we save up enough to have them completed.
Here are some before-and after pictures (all "before" pictures via MLS):
Dining room before:
Living room before:
Master bathroom before:
We still have a long way to go upstairs and in our master bedroom especially, but we are thrilled with how far our house has come! If you have any questions about paint colors, décor, etc., please let me know in the comments and I'd be happy to let you know what it is/where it came from. There's just so much here that I'd spend forever linking everything! :)