When I first started this website last year I had no idea when I’d get around to actually doing a full on home tour of our “new” home. It seemed so overwhelming to me. So many projects I had to do. It’s still a work in progress and probably will be for as long as I live here but I thought I would start slowly showing you what all has been done to this house. There isn’t one room that is completely finished in my eyes, each room still needs that final touch. My husband would beg to differ though-ha!
The first thing I conquered was our front porch. It needed some major love. Major major love. And it got it. The birds love it too. I think I clean up their mess daily. I can proudly say that other than giving it a yearly spring cleaning this part of the house is done. Whoop Whoop
Our entry way is so close to being done. I can almost taste it. I just need to hire someone to finish painting where I cannot reach. I was able to add board and batten to the one wall I was able to reach. We’ll either just paint the rest of the walls to match the board and batten wall (white) or we will do board and batten throughout the whole entry and up the stairs. I cannot tell you how badly I would love for the later to happen but it just depends on how much it will cost. I’m usually the one that does all of the trim work but since I’m a shorty and do not own scaffolding, we’ll have to hire this one out.
Since the day we moved into this house the room that I had nightmares about was my office and laundry room combo. You can read about it here and why I hated it so much. The only thing this room still really needs are the drawers to the bookshelves It’s just a matter of me getting my butt to Ikea again soon. As much as I hated this room in the beginning, it’s becoming my favorite!
Our dining room is currently getting a little makeover. I’m kind of stuck on what chandelier I want to replace the current one with. Or does my crazy self DIY something?! It’s a DIYers constant battle…to buy new or get creative with what you have. This room is large and my original white IKEA curtains just wasn’t cutting it for me. I wanted something moodier to add some depth and texture to the room. I made my own no sew curtains for this space and gave that cute little console table I stole from my parents a little makeover.
Our kitchen-I really should love it because it’s a beautiful kitchen. It just doesn’t feel like mine yet. I’m working on it and I’m slowly making it mine with some DIY projects. I painted the backsplash, updated the current pendant lights and made a no sew valance
Our family room gets so much action daily with three kids and a dog especially when it’s family movie night. This room is so much smaller than our old family room when we lived on Lantern Lane. I was so worried we wouldn’t be able to fit our two couches in here. But we did and we even got a cute little accent chair in here (that I also stole from my parents-thanks mom!). This room used to be DARK brown and made the room seem even smaller. I gave it a coat(or three) of Silver Drop by Behr and have just been adding in fun decor items. The art on my mantel has been my favorite DIY project to date.
Well, I might have lied just a tad, my favorite DIY project might have been when I painted our mud room floor…in one afternoon…because I didn’t tell the hubs I was painting it. This room also gets a ton of action and the “new” floor has held up great.
Our master bedroom is also in the process of getting a makeover. I got the hardest part done-painting and adding floor to ceiling board and batten to the back wall. New bedding, new curtains, new ceiling fan, new pillows are all on my list to conquer. It might be a while before I make my way back up here though.
I need to touch every single room in this house even if it’s just giving it a fresh coat of paint. But if I’m going in a room with a paint brush you better believe my head is spinning with other ideas for that room too (I’m looking at you kids’ bedrooms). Here’s hoping I can come update this page often with new updates!