This house has CHANGED – Before and After Images

I was looking through photos on my computer while working on another post and was reminded just how much the house has changed since I became the owner.  It’s been a lot of work and a lot of fun to make this house a home.  I’ve learned so much from all of the DIY projects and I’m beyond happy with the transformation.  What do you think?

Entry and Living Before


Entry and Living Now

entry photo wall

living wide view from entry

Kitchen Before

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Kitchen Now

kitchen full view

Family Room Before


Family Room Now

family fireplace

Library Wall (family room) Before

Family TV wall before

Library Bench Seat Now

library nook all

Dining Room Before


Dining Room Now

dining into white shelves

dining in to kitchen straight

Office Before


Office Now

Office sewing machine wall

Master Bedroom Before

Master Before

Master Bedroom Now

Master all bed

Hall Bath Before

Hall Bathroom Before 1

Hall Bath Now

Hall Bath After 2

Ms M’s Room Before

Pink Green Room 29

Ms M’s Room Now

Pink Green Room 12

Laundry Room Before


Laundry Room Now

laundry white cabinets both


I have a few more before and after areas to photograph and share.  Next week is the hallway.  It does not look like this anymore.

Hall Before

Paint Colors Around the House


In response to a few frequent questions I’ve decided to put all of the information regarding the paint colors in my home in one place. Main color in the house (family, living, dining, kitchen, halls, entry, office) – Silver Sage by Restoration Hardware *color matched at Sherwin Williams and all paint is Sherwin Williams Ceilings –…

Little Laundry Room Update

laundry white cabinets

The laundry room was one of the first rooms that I finished in my house.  It received a little upgrade in the cabinet department.  When I used chalk paint on the kitchen cabinetsI decided to paint the laundry room cabinets too. The laundry room went from this… To this… With white cabinets it’s finally finished….

I LOVE Chalk Paint

desk and family room above shot

Chalk Paint isn’t anything new but every time I use it I love it more and more.  Is there anything you can’t paint with it?!?! Yesterday I shared a simple shelf project that made a big difference.  I also painted the desk in the family room. The kitchen cabinets were my first chalk paint project…

Upgrading the Shelves to White

shelves chalk paint white after

A little Chalk Paint goes a long way!  After I finished painting my kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint the shelves to the left of the kitchen looked a little drab.    I used leftover paint from the kitchen cabinets and had a new look  for no $ in less than 30 minutes.  It…

Family Room Reveal

family fireplace

The fireplace, library nook and newly painted desk are all part of the complete family room. Today I get to share the whole room with you.  The photo wall above the board and batten is still the same but the couch is in a new spot so the wall makes more of a statement. The…

Chalk Paint on the Desk

desk from high up

After painting the kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I was ready to tackle all sorts of other projects with it.  I mixed two colors of the paint to create the perfect shade of grey for the desk in my family room. I picked out new knobs at Hobby Lobby and the desk was complete….

Library Nook in the Family Room

library nook straight on

The library nook in the family room is finished and we are enjoying it everyday. Ms M loves to sit on the bench and find her favorite books.

Library Nook Construction

library drawers painted

When the TV moved above the fireplace I was left with an odd area in the family room to decorate.  Storage space is always at a premium so adding more storage could never be a bad idea.   As a former teacher I have a large collection of Children’s Books so bookshelves were an obvious…

Fireplace Upgrade

family fireplace

Remember when the fireplace looked like this. We removed the stone, built a new upper section and mantel and now the fireplace looks a little different. We are enjoying the TV over the fireplace and the white paint really lightened up the room.