Note: Most of these pictures are “before” pictures – stay tuned for “during” and “after” photos!
And, from the West side of the house, you can see both the sun porch and the shed.
We brightened up our drab Entrance/Hallway…
…with a fresh coat of paint, pictures, and brightly-colored accents. We also removed the carpet on the stairs and added a picture collage.
The Living Room was outdated with old, faded valences, and a white and off-white paint combo.
We re-painted it and added our own furniture and pictures. Eventually, we’ll replace the old carpet with wood floors and hang curtains.
The office was originally a dark, wooden man cave.
Not for long, though! With a new coat of paint and removal of the old dark green curtains, our office is a lighter and brighter place to blog!
Our dining room was dark and dated with a floral wallpaper and dark wood wainscotting and trim.
After removing wallpaper and painting the room, the dining room is transformed into a calmer, more elegant space to eat and entertain! Painting the old brassy chandelier black and swapping out glass shades for fabric ones updated the look of the room.
When we bought the house, our kitchen was a functional place to prepare meals, but it was not too pretty. Between the chandelier that could take out anyone taller than 5’7″ and the oodles of floral printed wallpaper, she was in need of a serious makeover.
Removing the wallpaper and giving the walls a new coat of light green paint really brightened up the room. A new ceiling-hugging light was installed for the safety of our tall guests, and its 5 spotlights provide much-needed light to all areas of the kitchen. We replaced the old, dirty white knobs with stainless steel knobs and painted the old two-toned cabinets a bright white.
The 3-season sun porch is an awesome and very colorful place to hang out. We plan to replace the carpet with tile, paint, and add new lighting and curtains to create a calm, cool space where the main focus of the room becomes the view of the lush forest surrounding our home.
Our tiny 1/2 Bath had CARPET ON THE WALLS (certainly a crime against humanity). Gross.
Much better now. Yes?
Our full bath was one of our first projects in our new home. The walls, trim, and ceiling were covered in pink floral paper and again, there was CARPET ON THE WALLS (was this a trend I was unaware of?). We ripped it all out and started over…
We chose white and black tile and light grey paint for a classic look. Replacing the old, bulky cabinets with open shelving and a wall-mounted sink opened up the room, and still provides function.
Our master bedroom featured a faded wall color, shelving that made the ceiling feel lower, and outdated curtains and floral border.
We pulled down the border and shelves and painted the walls a newer, deeper, and not-at-all-faded blue. With the addition of curtains, pictures, and new furniture, this room is much more relaxing. We hope to someday add a master bath, hardwood floors, and new lighting to this space (gotta dream big, right?).
Our 2nd Bedroom/Craft Room was a faded green color (there were brighter green spots where the previous owners had pictures)…
Just pulling down the old curtains and staging our own furniture has made a pretty big difference in this room! We’ll be working more to paint/stage this room in the future, but for now, it’s a good-enough-while-we-work-on-other-things place to work on crafty projects!
3rd (Guest) Bedroom
Another work-in-progress, the guest room is comfy (and, for now, sparsely furnished).
Basement Den (before)
Basement Workout Room (before)