Our nearly 25 year old house has needed some updates in the past almost three years we've lived here. I've got big plans for a huge kitchen reno (that space is dated) but in the meantime, we've made LOTS of changes to other spaces (like saying see ya to O's carpeted bathroom floor) and some of them happened within days of moving in. Like stripping the gold wallpaper from our built in bookshelves in the living room.
Yep. Gold. Wallpapered. Bookshelves.
I didn't really have a plan for the bookshelves other than to immediately free them of their heinous trappings and paint them white. So they've sat relatively unstyled (but white and wallpaper free!) for nearly three years. Whoops.
I finally got the idea to make one of the shelves a little bar area and tidy up and declutter the others. It's pretty nice to hop up during Game of Thrones and pour a cocktail if we're feeling so inclined and the space is just the right size for the job!