I'm a sucker for a great Before and After room remodel, which is probably why I'm addicted to so many HGTV shows that give me my Before/After fix in a mere 30 minutes. I can enjoy the whole process from the comfort of my own home, without any of the stress. But, the ultimate reward that we reap from this time and effort, is what keeps us coming back, begging for more. It's kind of like childbirth. After the project is over, the memories of the blood, sweat and tears fade, and you're left with this beautiful baby that YOU created. Bliss.
Yes, we bit off more than we intended to chew, but the surprise was well worth it!! Getting a tearful phone call from my girlfriend made every last bit of stress and work completely worthwhile.
A complete before/during/after photo montage can be seen below.