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

26 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!!:-)

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