Our Home

My husband and I recently moved to Austin and are living in a lovely rental home. I’ll be sharing photos of it soon. For now, take a look at our previous home.

Our Arkansas home

 

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This is our lovely 1979 ranch home. It has great character with brick, shutters, and large windows! Here’s how we updated the exterior.

Front living room:

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This room went under a big makeover including new paint, blinds, curtains, and furniture! We love the big, bright windows in this room as a second living and guest area.

Main living room:

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This room started beige wall to wall, including the fireplace with tiny shutters blocking the large windows (here). We updated the look by using grey paint on the walls, mint on the brick fireplace (here), and painted the mantel and fireplace surround white (here). That and taking down the shutters makes the room much brighter and more open!

Kitchen:

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We did a complete cosmetic makeover on our kitchen! Check out the countertop treatment we did here, new backsplash, cabinet paint, and new lighting we have installed!

Dining room:

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Our great, big dining room got a makeover with new paint on the walls and trim after removing all the window coverings. Now it gets beautiful light and a view of our green yard! My husband made that beautiful table (see here). I also gave a beautiful chandelier an update with spray paint to bring some lovely character to the room (here).

Office:IMG_8340This room started with big, heavy shelves, mini blinds, a valance, and beige walls. After removing the shelves, blinds, and valance and painting the walls and trim (here), the office is much brighter.

Guest room:

IMG_0473Our guest room is now worthy of guests! A fresh, light paint color, white trim, new window coverings, and furniture rearrangement makes this room a perfect getaway! Check out the full reveal here.

Guest bathroom:

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What started  with olive green walls and lots of brass has been significantly updated with new floors, board and batten, and a custom farmhouse vanity!

Master bedroom:

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Once another beige box, this room has undergone a major makeover. Removing valances and painting the walls grey (here) freshened up the room significantly. Changing out the dresser (here/here) and décor (here) makes the room feel more open. The biggest change was making our own upholstered headboard for a fraction of the retail price (see the tutorial here)!!

Master bathroom:

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Our bathroom started very bland and has underwent a renovation right before we listed out home. We painted the vanity with chalk paint (here), installed new floors, shiplap, painted the shower, and painted the walls (see the reveal here). These on-budget changes gave it a whole new look!

Back patio:

IMG_0754Our back patio is summer-ready! We have a lovely large backyard and love watching the trees change, dogs play, and colorful birds fly through. We’ve spruced up our favorite warm-weather hangout with strings of lights, lanterns, and homey artwork. Check out more photos of the space here.

Laundry Room:

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Now a laundry room worthy to be photographed, this utilitarian space got a makeover just before we listed our home with new paint and flooring (see here).

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