Home Tour – Family Room – New and Improved and Ready for Fall

Today is a a two-for-one-special. I finally took the time to photograph our family room, which has been undergoing a makeover since I started painting the brick way back when. (Search “family room” for other posts related to the progress of this room.) I feel like it is finished mostly (for now), so I’m sharing it with you today.  And I’m also sharing my minimal fall decorating! 🙂

Many of you know I just started a small big project in our second bathroom, that I have to complete in 6 weeks… So, it should be no surprise that I just pulled out my fall decorations a couple of days ago.

I have a lot of pictures to share, so I will try to keep the words minimal :).

I don’t decorate too heavily for fall ever, but this year I am keeping it even more simple, and I LOVE it. Just a few pumpkins and pine cones.

A great reminder to give thanks in all things. Come back Thursday for more One Room Challenge!

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Home Tour – Master Bedroom

Hey there!  I’m back with another room to add to Our Home tour! Our Master Bedroom got an update last spring when I joined The One Room Challenge.
As usual, the room is full of DIYs and personal touches. It is a great retreat for my hubby and I!! Now for the pictures :). 

We started with a navy accent wall, and a DIY headboard.

The art is a combination of DIY abstract art, a gallery wall, and a fun wall of G’s.

I completed several sewing projects in this room as well. The pillows, the bedskirt, and the curtains bring a custom touch to the room.  

I was going for a calm, coastal retreat and we love how it came out. (For inspiration and before pictures check out this post.)

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Home Tour – Kitchen and Dining Area

Well hello there! Hope all is well with you! I have decided to take some time and make some updates and additions to the blog over the summer. One thing that I will be adding is a Home Tour page!

I have touched and updated almost every room in our home over the past couple of years, and I’m going to take the time to photograph and post each one. 

Since many of you are new to the blog, I have decided to post each room as I add it. Many of these rooms were updated over time and some were not really ‘revealed’. I am starting today with our Kitchen and Dining area. Get ready for picture overload!!

The first project was painting the cabinets. They were a lovely orangey oak color that really sucked the light right out of the room. The kitchen felt like a cave, and it was not a place I enjoyed being in. {For before pics, check out this post.} Next up was painting the walls, a nice change from the mustard yellow that had been on the walls for 10 years!

{yes, I know there are two microwaves – the one over the stove needs to go, not working, don’t care for the location like I thought I would, blah, blah, blah – working on it :)} 

After all that painting, we moved on to finding a solution for the back-splash. Removing the previous laminate was not an option, so I decided to cover it. After lots of debating over possible coverings, we landed on beadboard. Love, love, love this solution so much!

The dining area also got a light and bright paint job.


The chalk-board door and wall have been a fun addition!

The reclaimed wood projects – the island and the ceiling area – really brought some warmth and interest to the space. 


The dining area also got a new chandelier (which I have since updated with some jute), a fun family gallery wall, and custom window treatments.

I LOVE this space so much now, it’s a treat to walk in here every morning!!

Most of the posts for each project are linked in the text above. Here are a couple of others that didn’t make it in.

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