Today is kind of a special day. Because exactly 3 years ago, we closed on this house and started our brand new adventure! I swear, it feels like yesterday. (By the way, we’re announcing something really cool this evening on Instagram.)
Life looks very different now that we have a 1 year-old in the mix, but that hasn’t stopped us from trying our darnedest to tackle every single room we possibly can to make our 1960 colonial feel more like home.
So just for kicks, I thought it would be fun to reminisce over our journey so far with a video tour and a full room-by-room before and after. But trust me, it didn’t stay looking this clean and tidy for long. Because #LifeWithKids 😉
Were you here for some of these room makeovers?!
(Some affiliate links are provided below to all of our home’s sources. Full disclosure here.)
Brick color: Romabio Limewash in Avorio | Shutter/trim color: Behr Cracked Pepper
Wall color: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee | Upper cabinets / trim: Benjamin Moore Simply White | Lower cabinets: Sherwin Williams Billiard Green | Backsplash | Pendant Light | Bar Stools | Wall Frames | Rug | Painting
Wall color: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee | Trim color: Benjamin Moore Simply White | Map Art | Table | Chairs (similar) | Chandelier (similar) | Rug | Console Table | Wooden Bowl (similar) | Bust Planter | Lamp
Wall color: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee | Trim color: Benjamin Moore Simply White | Door color: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron | Ceiling Fan | Rug | Coffee Table | End Tables | Chairs | Sofa (similar) | Tree | Lamps | Sconces | Basket | Fireplace Scree
Wall color: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee | Trim color: Benjamin Moore Simply White | Door color: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron | Mantel / Shelf color: Sherwin Williams Tree Swallow | Rug | Pendant Light | Map Art (similar) | Table | Chairs (similar) | Printable Art | Baskets
Wall color: Benjamin Moore Classic Gray | Trim color: Benjamin Moore Simply White | Door color: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron | Runner | Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree | Basket | Architectural Art | Shakespeare Art | Light Fixture
Wall color: Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray | Trim color: Benjamin Moore Simply White | Door color: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron | Floor Tile | Wall Tile | Shower Surround | Vanity Table | Vessel Sinks | Faucets | Mirrors | Sconces | Window Shade (in Capri Maple) | Basket | Step Stools | Shower Curtain | Art
Wall color: Behr My Sweetheart | Trim color: Benjamin Moore Simply White | Door color: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron | Wallpaper | Canopy Bed | Light Fixture | Curtains | Window Shades | Bedspread (similar) | Rug
Wall color: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee | Trim color: Benjamin Moore Winter Gates | Door color: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron | Curtains | Ceiling Fan | Art | Headboard (similar) | Rug | Nightstands | Lamps | Bedspread | Throw Blanket | Pillows
Wall color: KILZ Rebel | Trim/Door color: Benjamin Moore Simply White | Ceiling Fan | Bed (similar) | Dresser (similar) | Closet Doors | Rug | Bench | Sconces | Curtains | Window Shades (in Bonaire Flaxen) | Throw Blanket | Faux Leather Pillow | Blue Pillows | Lumbar Pillow | Bedspread | Mirror
Wall color: Benjamin Moore White Dove | Trim color: Benjamin Moore Simply White | Cabinet color: (custom matched) | Vinyl Floor | Mirrors (similar) | Sconce | Drawer Pulls | Linen Cabinet | Curtains | Window Shade (in Bonaire Flaxen)
Siding color: Sherwin Williams Pepper Shake | Trim color: Behr Ultra Pure White | Window Boxes
We’re still nowhere close to being finished and have huge renovation plans for the future like for the kitchen, a small addition, and a master bathroom gut job, but coming this far just shows exactly how transformative simple DIY projects and paint changes can be.
We’re moving a LOT slower over here this year thanks to the world going crazy, but that’s okay. Slow downs are good and so important. And our current situation makes me extra thankful for this home we’ve worked so hard for so that our little family can enjoy all the time in it.
I can’t begin to thank y’all enough for being here through our home project adventures and encouraging us to keep sharing. YOU are the reason this blog even exists in the first place, and you have made so many of our dreams a reality.
I hope we inspire you to climb the mountains in your home along the way. It’s worth every minute!