I can't even begin to describe how excited I am to be in the process of purchasing my own home. All I can think about these days are the major transformations the house will eventually to go through...I can't wait to get my hands on it!!! As soon as we sign papers I'll share the before pictures, many of which may make you cringe...but have hope! I would NEVER allow dark wood paneling and ugly brass fixtures to get in the way of a beautiful home. Take it from the bloggers behind Young House Love. They are on their second home and their DIY home renovations are such an inspiration. I especially love what they did with this wood paneled and brick room of their first home. Keep this in mind when I show you our living room before...it's not a pretty site.