We have been working really hard the past several weeks and are so happy to share with you the big reveal of our home renovations! Now, when I say that we’ve been working hard I mean really hard. Because we’ve used a total of 9 1/2 gallons of paint on 9 different rooms throughout our condo. Yep, that’s a lot of paint and we did it all by ourselves, except for a few 2-story great room walls, where we had a painter do those.
We found this beautiful white-washed mirror for our dining room at Home Goods for only $39.99. As soon as we saw it we knew it would look great in that room, and it does!
Great Room Before
Our before pictures are actually very pretty. So, you might be thinking, “Why would you want to change your home?” Well, after 7 years the carpet was tired and worn, not like in the before pictures, and we’ve been hit by the Florida bug where we like the new softer, lighter shades on the walls and the carpet with pops of color here and there, like the pillows and accessories.
Great Room After
Andy and Jessica have the softest and prettiest gold and white shag rug from Target in little Ruby’s nursery. We loved it so much we found one in a rich dark grey color to give our great room some depth of color and to match a dark grey recliner just opposite of the chair on the right. Notice the couch pillows have light and dark greys as well.
Dining Room Before
We painted one wall a rich green wall when we lived here previously, which was nice at the time.
Dining Room After
This time around the dining room is softer with touches of white and gold. And, the chair are wipeable, which is perfect for our grandbabies.
Kitchen & Laundry Room Before
The kitchen was and still is, neutral and clean looking.
Kitchen & Laundry Room After
We just needed to change out the rugs, give the walls fresh paint and replace the builder’s grade sink and faucet in the kitchen. My KitchenAid stand mixer was placed right where it was previously because as you know I’m a big cookie lover.
The laundry room is the only room in the house we didn’t need to paint. The color was a soft tan and in great shape, so we left it alone.
The Loft was a bright orange, which looked nice at the time and people seemed to love it.
Now that we have grandchildren we decided to put the furniture on the opposite wall. Plus, it looks nice and more open this way.
Guest Room Before
The guest room had warm and toasty caramel and tan colors.
Guest Room After
This bedspread has a nautical feel and was in the front room in our Florida home. We just needed to add the soft cream colored end table, that was in the middle sunny colored guest room in Florida and add some touches of yellow. I love blues and yellows together, so pretty!
Guest Bathroom Before
The guest bath matched the guest bedroom warm colors with touches of rust and gold.
Guest Bathroom After
But, now – WOW, what a nice change! It just needed a second coat of the original paint, which is a soft grey, the first owners only painted one coat so it was a little see-through. Then we added some soft tones of blues and turquoise, to go with the blue guest bedroom.
Master Bedroom Before
The master bedroom is continued with the warm, dark colors. I’m not sure what the actual wall color was called, but I called it “brown paper bag”. It’s a huge room with a high ceiling, so it carried it off nicely.
Master Bedroom After
Our master bedroom bedspread from our Florida home looks so lovely here too! All we needed next were some new lamps to update the look and a few of our favorite wall hangings and we were done.
Master Bathroom Before
You guessed it, last time we chose more rich brown and rust colors for the towels and shower curtain, and we painted a shade or two lighter than the “brown paper bag” in the master bedroom. This is one of the nicest master bathrooms we’ve had, although the Florida master bath was beautiful as well.
Master Bathroom After
So, this is the only room we painted a shade darker than the rest of the house, except for the laundry room that we left a soft tan. We added pops of turquoise to match the master bedspread and a new shower curtain and viola we were done! Oh, and yes, the vase with the grasses looked good on this counter the last time and it looks good this time too.
Half Bathroom Before
The half bath on the main floor and the foyer were painted by the original owners in a rich, dark grey. Although it was a nice color the half bath would have been the only darker room in the house, so we painted it to match the rest of the main floor.
Half Bathroom After
So, we decided to paint it Accessible Beige too. Then added a new plush rug and a bright hand towel to complete the room.
We loved this basement the first time around and we staged it as a family room. I say “staged” because we hardly ever used it, but we loved it just the same.
This time around we decided to make the basement a 3rd bedroom for Chelsea and Kenny’s family when they come to visit. Their whole family slept down there, except for their littlest guy. He slept in a pack and play and had the whole guest room to himself. Their 2 daughters were both on the other side of the basement, so there was lots of room for all of them.
Our Renovation Steps:
- First, we cleaned everything; cabinets, doors, floors (one tile at a time on my hands and knees), bathrooms and spot cleaned all the walls.
- Painted every room but the laundry room, which was in good shape and a soft tan as mentioned. Our color of choice throughout most of the house was Accessible Beige #SW 7036 by Sherwin Williams / Valspar / One Coat / Eggshell. The color for the master bathroom was Loggia #SW 7506 by Sherwin Williams / Valspar / One Coat / Eggshell. We loved using Valspar One Coat in Eggshell, it covered well and looks great! Although it is a One Coat paint, we did a quick 2nd coat on all the rooms for full coverage and better durability.
- Replaced the carpet with a plush, soft grey tone with a textured pattern and used an 8 lb carpet pad.
- Setup each room with soft accessories and coordinating pops of colors.
Favorite places to shop for accessories:
- Home Goods
- Pier One
We were very blessed to stay with my Dad while we did our renovations. As a matter of fact, when we were done, he said, “Just because you’re done, you don’t have to leave yet.” What a sweet guy.
We love renovating and remodeling homes. We’ve done it several times and although it’s a lot of work, the payoff is so rewarding and enjoyable!
Have you been thinking of renovating a room, a whole house or maybe a basement? Well, we would be honored if you steal some of our colors and decorating ideas.
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