Home Tour


Welcome to our Home!  It feels much more like home now than 3 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.  Enjoy!


Before & After (aka Progress) Photos:


Entry Way



2 Story Foyer Paint Color- Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige

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Before- Hallway Closet

Entry Way2

After- Hallway Closet

Hall Closet

Before-Living Room

Living Room Living Room2

After- Living Room

Living Room Makeover Final

Living Room

Living Room

Lving Room Makeover with Pictures

Paint Color- Valspar Bistro White

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Before- Dining Room

Dining Room

After- Dining Room

Dining Room Summer Decor

Paint Colors- (Above Chair Rail) Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige (Below Chair Rail) Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

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Before-Girl’s Bedroom

Girls Room

After-Girl’s Bedroom


Paint Color-Unsure (it was painted white before we move in)

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Before- Boy’s Nursery


Baby's Room

After-Boy’s Nursery

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Paint Color- Benjamin Moore Horizon

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Before-Boy’s Bedroom

Boys Room

After- Boy’s 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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KitchenBefore Kitchen Sink1


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Updated DIY Kitchen

Paint Color- Sherwin Williams Restful White

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Before- Family Room

Family Room Family Room Fireplace

After- Family Room

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Paint Color-Sherwin Williams Restful White

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Master Bedroom- Before

Master Bedroom2 Master Bedroom1

Master Bedroom- After

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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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Patio Before

exterior home tour

Patio After

World Market Outdoor Furniture

Budget Patio Makeover

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30 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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