I'm lacking for original pictures, but here is one of when we first bought the house and were beginning to paint.
Here are some pictures from the spring after we bought some furniture...
And then I decided to paint the built-ins white to brighten things up-
Now the room seems even bigger than it did originally. The darker carpet will be better at hiding accidents and it cozies things up a bit. We like having the carpet go back further since we didn't need as much wood floor as was originally there. I got a little desk (with a lot more storage and no shelves to fill) to put in one corner. I'm still brainstorming what will go permanently in the other, but for now the space is reserved for a Christmas tree. Thanks mom and dad, we couldn't have done it without you!