Exactly one year ago, David and I moved into our humble little abode. Even though we owned our previous house, it wasn't exactly home to us. To be quite honest, we weren't in love with it. But, the minute we found our current 1952 ranch in our house hunting process, we knew it was "the one." And we've been blissfully happy and in love with it ever since!
In honor of our beloved little casa, I thought I'd share our BEFORE/AFTER tour so you can see where our little home was when we moved in and where it is today! It's kind of a lengthy post, but totally worth it ; )
Here's the fall version of our front yard.
AFTER- We repainted the walls slightly darker and brought in our neutral, light and airy style! Here is how we picked out our paint style.
AFTER- Here is how we furnished and decorated our living room.
A recent update I made to the mantle.
And a recent update to the sitting area- newly painted nesting tables and the addition of my Nana's lamp!
BEFORE- Is it just me, or was this slightly medieval?
DURING- The first steps we took in this room was to change out the lighting and purchased a dining room table- check out the details of that here.
AFTER- Now, we've painted the dining room chair rail and trim a bright, crisp white (still need to paint the plantation blinds white!) and the walls a deep navy for some fun contrast. I also started a collection of vintage chairs to paint white and add around the table.
I DIYed this silver sunburst mirror for some added contrast to the navy walls.
And we spruced up the built-in wine rack on the wall between the dining room and the kitchen.
AFTER- Luckily, we didn't have to do much with the kitchen, as the previous owners had already remodeled with custom cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. But, we have painted the buhgeezes out of every surface in the kitchen- cabinets, trim, windows, walls, etc.
AFTER- Paint, paint, and more paint.
And, most recently, I added a garden wall in my breakfast room.
AFTER- Alright, so I'm going to cheat and not post a current picture of the sunroom, as we can't even compete with the gorgeous leather chair and rug the previous owners had in this room. With only two of us in the house, we haven't had a need for this space yet. It is currently sitting empty but we'll get to it at some point!
BEFORE- The master was used by the previous owners as a little boy's bedroom (complete with BB gun holes in the wall, lucky us!).
With some DIY art on the walls and some fresh paint, this room has become a nice little sanctuary for us!
A pop of color with our spray-painted royal blue nightstands.
DIY curtains (see below for tutorial link).
AFTER- We had to do something about all of the doors in that tiny space, so we opted for curtains in lieu of closet doors. Check out the curtain tutorial here.
We also made over the entire inside of the closet, so that it is more efficient and organized.
AFTER- We are almost done with our renovation of this room! Here is a summary of our work so far and here is our design board for the bathroom.
This is what the room looks like as of today.
It's getting there!
Guest Bedroom #1
BEFORE- Can you say pink?! Check out the former owner's love of this Pepto Bismol color, including the ceiling!
Check out the DIY wall art on our guest room wall.
Guest Bedroom #2
AFTER- Unfortunately, this room is currently sitting empty and we haven't done a thing with it yet. But check out the beadboard on the ceiling- love it!
AFTER- Well, we actually haven't touched this room yet either! The previous owner left the funky mirror and lighting and, while it's not exactly our style (check out the purple ceiling!), we're rolling with it for now! Maybe after we finish the renovation of our master bathroom.... : )
AFTER- We painted stripes galore!
I recently created a gallery wall on one of our office walls.
Like the rainbow colored bookshelf?
AFTER- We had to pull up the carpet that was pretty icky, only to find 60 year old linoleum underneath. We haven't gotten to any renovations down here yet, but until then, it's a puppy haven!
AFTER- We pressure washed and repainted the inside walls, replaced all of the old screening, and added a door to keep those pesky mosquitos out!
AFTER- Staying true to my Charleston roots, we painted the porch ceiling "haint blue!"
Check out the hunt for the porch furniture here.
AFTER- We've also done a lot of work on the pool, including putting a new liner in. Lots of ideas and lots of potential back here, but our goal for now is just to get and keep everything cleaned up!
AFTER- One of the biggest projects we (okay, okay, maybe not "we"... more like David!) have tackled was to pull up all of the ivy along the back of the swimming pool. You can see, below, the awesome wall that David built in place of the ivy (and rotting railroad ties found underneath). Looks amazing!
Hope you enjoyed the tour!! Looking back, I'm so proud : ) David and I have worked so hard to make this house our home and I think we've done a great job, if I do say so myself. Happy one year anniversary, little casa!!