Before & After

Before & After Room Makeovers

Dining Room Makeover

The dining room was our big project of the summer and more how-to tutorials will soon be posted!

Room Updates:

  1. Refinished hardwood floors (tutorial to come).
  2. Painted room gray (Behr Burnished Clay).
  3. Removed quarter round from trim to make it more modern, sanded and painted trim bright white.
  4. Picked a rustic farmhouse theme for decor (not just hand-me-down freebies) with teal and yellow as accent colors.
    1. Created a Window Frame Chalkboard, Mason Jar Flower Vase, and Mason Jar Lanterns (tutorial to come).
    2. Replaced heavy and neutral curtains with sheer, light weight yellow curtains. ($20 each from Home Goods = $40 total).
  5. Refurnished room (all items bought used from Facebook Marketplace or antique stores)
    1. Farmhouse Table – $260
    2. (4) white cross back chairs  – $5 each ($20 total)
    3. (2) upholstered chevron chairs – $20 each ($40 total)
  6. Replaced high chairs with booster seats from Bed Bath & Beyond (I signed up phone updates and email notifications and received two 40% off coupons to make the purchase very affordable!)
  7. Painted ceiling fan (you can’t see in the picture, but it’s gold with faux wood panel blades …

Kitchen Facelift

Our kitchen was not a drastic makeover, but we cleaned it up and gave it a more modern look.

Room Updates:

  1. Refinished hardwood floors to match dining room floors (Minwax Dark Walnut).
  2. Painted baseboards and window trim bright white.
  3. Removed black valance to brighten the room.
  4. Added bold colors (coral and yellow) with new decor and rug to contrast dark floors.
  5. Refinished an old piano bench I bought for $15 at an antique store! (tutorial to come soon).

Bathroom Makeover on a Budget


  1. Removed wallpaper.
  2. Painted walls gray (Behr Burnished Clay) and trim/ceiling bright white.
  3. Removed/updated faucet, towel holders, shower curtain and rod, and toilet seat cover.
  4. Added teal and colorful accents.
  5. Spray painted gold mirror with Rustoleum Oil-Rubbed Bronze.

Note: To save $$ we kept the big fixtures (mirror, toilet, sink, and vanity) but the changes we did do makes it look like a whole new bathroom!

Nursery for One Two

At my 20 week “gender-reveal” ultrasound they actually revealed (to our surprise) we were having twins! We had to get creative and strategic on how to make sure our nursery could comfortably accommodate two babies. For such little people they have soooo much stuff.


  1. Removed and replaced carpet.
  2. Painted walls (3 dark gray and 1 teal), trim, and doors.
  3. Added coral and teal accents.
  4. Put removable tree sticker on accent wall (to my surprise leaves had to be put on one by one! Not hard, but tedious).

Good Bye Hotel Carpet: Living Room Makeover


  1. Removed ugly hotel carpet and replaced with a neutral brown and beige carpet.
  2. Painted walls and trim.
  3. Created a few rustic decor items (see DIY Projects Blog for full tutorials on the Barn Wood Picture Hanger, Barn Wood Sign, Barn Wood Shelf, and Mason Jar Vase).