Welcome to our Home!  It feels much more like home now than 5 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' Bedroom Reveal

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Before- Kids Bathroom

Kids Bath

After-  Kids Bathroom

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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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).