Hello lovely readers! I decided it was high time I share a little tour of our DIY home with all of you. So often I look around my house and see the five million things that are still not done. I start to feel like no matter how hard I work, I am getting absolutely nowhere in this little house transformation journey!
I know I can’t be the only one who feels that way, right?
So I figured this was a great time to remind myself just how far we have come! You can find this little tour at the top of my website under the house tour tab, but since most of you aren’t stalking my blog and this little tour just makes me so darn happy, I wanted to make sure to share it here as well.
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 in the past few months 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.
Living Room and Dining Room
The living room is pretty much the first room you see after the foyer. It’s kind of the teacher’s pet of my home. I love the painted floor in here so much I can overlook all of the ‘befores’ like the green chairs that have been patiently waiting years for a makeover. This room is also home to the cheapest DIY curtain rods ever, our herringbone hutch, Ikea Billy bookcases turned built-ins and transformed with a stencil, and my sheet music end table.
The family room is still very much a work in progress, but I do happen to love this one little spot. Check out the black and white version featuring my massive DIY subway art and vintage camera collection as well as the newest version where I added some color with a family silhouette.
The master bedroom has also been undergoing a slow 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 was refinished. The colorful gallery wall is another favorite.
The nursery was definitely the most fun room to design and the whole room including furniture came in under $400. DIY projects in the nursery include the reupholstered glider, painted curtains, DIY industrial curtain rods, Dream Big letters, hanging globes and painted dresser with vintage glass doorknobs.
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!
When I see all of my favorite parts of our home put together that way, I’ve got to admit I feel pretty darn proud of myself. All of my effort actually is paying off. It almost makes me want to roll up my sleeves and get to work on the kitchen.
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