Hello there! I hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday weekend! I’m ready to...
Hello there! I hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday weekend! I’m ready to get back into some DIY projects after a few weeks of slower summer days.
I’ve got one in the works, but I was reminded of one of my favorite room makeovers ever yesterday that I shared on Instagram. We lived at our old home for 14 years, which gave me a lot of time to make over spaces (sometimes a couple times). 😉
I thought it would be fun to gather my top five room makeovers to share with you! I made over pretty much every room in that house, but I’m only sharing the BIG redos that I did mostly or all myself. (I’ve done a ton in our new house already, but we’ve only been here 2.5 years so these makeovers are more involved and dramatic.) You know how much I love a big before and after!
Loft craft room/office
First up, our loft started out as a play room for our son. I remember my readers loving those long picture shelves I hung (on a very tall ladder!):
You’ll notice a definite trend of dark to light in these makeovers. I was a huge fan of reds and golds 12-15 years ago.
This is that same view after this space got a makeover from top to bottom:
I planked and painted the walls, built the wall of craft storage with kitchen cabinets, built the big chalkboard and that desk as well.
The other side of the room got the same light and bright treatment — this is it before:
And this is that space after all of the new trim and art:
My biggest room redo ever was our kitchen. It got a bunch of updates over the years, but about five years ago I decided it was time to completely redo the space. I worked SO dang hard on it!
Here’s an early look at the bay window area that used to have a door to the deck:
And this is how it looked after we moved the door and then had a window seat put in:
Moving the table made all the difference in here. It opened up things tremendously and let me extend the island a ton.
Here’s the dark kitchen before:
And after all of the changes I made…taking down a wall of cabinets, building up the remaining to the ceiling, extending the island to house the microwave, painting them all with a sprayer and tons more:
I’m not sure I’ve ever worked so hard on a room in my life! It took almost a year from start to finish, but I did most of it myself and paid for it all in cash (as we do with all of our projects).
Modern farmhouse bathroom makeover
OK, this next one may be a tie for the hardest I’ve ever worked…it’s hard to say. This bathroom was a fraction of the size and didn’t have as many huge projects…but tiling. Whew! It’s hard stuff.
I always hated that separation in our son’s bathroom and my plan from early on was always to take the wall down:
I know some families with multiple kids really like the separate spaces, but we didn’t need that.
And I think you’ll agree that opening it up was worth it!:
Tiling those floors was HARD work. And tiling the wall behind the vanity wasn’t too bad, but grouting it was horrible. Not going to sugar coat that one. 😉
But it was SO worth it! I built and stained the vanity and did all of the trim and painting as well:
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