This house has been quite the journey! When we moved in, our little ranch wasn’t quite sure if it was 1973 still or perhaps sometime in the mid-nineties. Updating that mess on a tiny budget, doing one little project at a time has been a huge undertaking. We are far, far, far from being finished, but here’s what we’ve done so far!
For a long time, this was the ugliest room in our whole house, but it has come a long way! We installed a painted plank wall, made an orb chandelier for $20, and updated the front door for a whole room transformation that cost less than $100.
The living room is the first room you see after the foyer. It is full of color and almost everything in here is either a killer yard sale find or a DIY project. (Those green chairs were only $30 for the pair!) My favorite projects in here are the cheapest DIY curtain rods ever, Ikea Billy bookcases turned built-ins and transformed with a stencil, and our giant arrow growth chart.
The dining room is separated from the living room by a little tiny half wall. There are tons of DIY projects in here as well including our trash to treasure dining table, dining chairs reupholstered using a clearance shower curtain, and reupholstered settee.
The master bedroom underwent a transformation to add in some color! The highlight of the room is the DIY upholstered headboard, but I’m also pretty thrilled that all of the other furniture cost ten bucks or less. Woo-hoo for that! The nightstands were made from an old vanity and the lockers were a yard sale find that I refinished. The colorful gallery wall is another favorite and the modern sliding barn door was a total game changer.
I had the most fun creating my three year old son Griffin’s big boy room. The room has a loose explorer theme and is full of super fun DIY projects. The painted mountain ‘headboard’ and painted world map duvet cover are two of my favorites.
I’m pretty sure this nursery is my favorite room in the house! That Dream Big wall is definitely the show stopper!
The rest of the room is filled with sweet mint, gray, and navy details. And of course, plenty of DIY projects. One of the projects I am most proud of is that big old glider that I reupholstered using curtains I found on clearance. You can check out all the details of this room here and if you are looking for nursery inspiration, you may also want to check out my first son’s gray and aqua nursery as well.
Our screened porch truly is the best room in our house. It is massive and has an incredible view. And it has come a long way from fake flowers and green indoor/outdoor carpet it was sporting when we moved in. The biggest change was the painted checkerboard porch. Other favorite details include the happy pillows and the summer canvas art.
If you were keeping track, you probably noticed a few key rooms were missing. Yes, our house does have a kitchen and a couple of bathrooms (Thankfully!), but they aren’t exactly ready for their close up yet. Hopefully soon!