Home Tour


Welcome to our Home!  It feels much more like home now than 4 years ago when we purchased it!  I was not in love (more like the opposite of in love) with it when we bought it but it had the square footage we desired and it was a good deal.

I knew it would take a lot of work to get our home how I wanted and I knew I would be flying solo as my wonderful husband has not an ounce of DIY spirit in him (not even a fraction of an ounce).

I also knew I would need to be creative because our budget for extra spending was near zilch.  Anyways, it’s been a lot of work but I am so happy with the progress that’s been made.  Let me know if you have any questions!


Before & After Photos:


Entry Way



2 Story Foyer Paint Color- Benjamin Moore Simply White

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Before- Hallway Closet

Entry Way2

After- Hallway Closet

Hallway and Foyer Makeover

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DIY wood projects

Board and Batten Grid

Before-Living Room

Living Room Living Room2

After- Now Dining Room

Living Roomdining-room-4


Living Room

Paint Color- Valspar Bistro White

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Before- Dining Room

Dining Room

After- Now Living Room

Living Room Budget Makeover

Living Room Couch

Paint Colors- Benjamin Moore Simply White

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KitchenBefore Kitchen Sink1


Kittche with New Marble Countertops

Carrara Marble Countertops Kitchen Update


Paint Color- Sherwin Williams Restful White

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Before- Family Room

Family RoomFamily Room Fireplace

After- Family Room




Paint Color-Sherwin Williams Restful White

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Before-Girl’s Bedroom

Girls Room

After-Girl’s Bedroom

ORC Reveal Girl's Bedroom Makeover

Paint Color- Benjamin Moore Melted Ice Cream

Girl's Bedroom Bedding ORC Reveal

Girl's Bedroom Dresser ORC Reveal

ORC Reveal Girl's Bedroom Bunny Vignette

Girl's Bedroom Deocr ORC Reveal

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Before- Little Boy’s Room

Baby's Room

After- Little Boy’s Room

Shark Room After (1 of 1)

Boys Room Coastal Decor

Painting Old Furniture Ideas

Paint Color- Benjamin Moore Horizon

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Before-Boy’s Shared Bedroom

Boys Room

After- Boy’s Shared Bedroom

Boys' Shared Bedroom

Boys' Bedroom Reveal

Checking the Calendar-Boys Room_edited-1

Paint Colors-(Main) Behr Dolphin Fin (Accent Wall) Sherwin Williams Dovetail

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Before- Kids Bathroom

Kids Bath

After-  Kids Bathroom

Kids Bathroom Reno

Paint Color- Benjamin Moore Buxton Blue

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Master Bedroom- Before

Master Bedroom2 Master Bedroom1

Master Bedroom- After

ORC 6 Master Bedroom Makeover

ORC 6 Master Bedroom Looking in

ORC 6 Master Bedroom Dresser

ORC 6 Master Bedroom Nightstand

ORC 6 Master Bedroom Bed to Office

ORC 6 Master Bedroom Computer Hutch

Paint Color- Valspar Del Coronado Tequila

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Master Bathroom-Before

Master Bath2

Master Bathroom- After

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Paint Color- Valspar Rocky Bluffs

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Laundry Room- Before


Laundry Room- After



Paint Color- Valspar Bistro White

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Patio Before

exterior home tour

Patio After

World Market Outdoor Furniture

Budget Patio Makeover

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Click HERE to view my most recent Christmas Home Tour.

And view the 4 Budget Makeovers I’ve been able to do in my friend Lolly’s House below (click to view).

31 thoughts on “Home Tour

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  2. Jennifer Sharp

    Amazing! What a difference you have made. And you are right it’s hard to believe the before. All your hard work has made such a great difference. I absolutley love it! You make me want to me more motivated to update our home.

  3. SusanJo

    Love your DIY achievements…….feels great to say “I did it”….(whether it’s a repair or a new project)!!! Where did you find the print of bicycles, or is it fabric and you framed it yourself???

  4. Katie

    So many good ideas from reading your blog! I saw your link to painting cabinets on Pinterest. I absolutely love your table in the kitchen!! I don’t want a traditional island either. Can you tell me if you bought the table and where or if you DIY? Thank you!! Katie

    1. Tamara Post author

      Hi Katie! I bought my kitchen table from Craigslist. I found it by putting the term “butcher block table” in the search box in the For Sale section. I think I searched for a few months before this one came up so I’m glad I kept trying. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you can find something similar!!:-)

  5. Paula Petrul

    Your home is beautiful and your perseverance is an inspiration. Thank you for taking time to include some many details in your posts as they are of great help to other DYI~er’s.

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