I’ll give you the disclaimer now:
When we moved into our newly built house in December 2013, we owned exactly one sad looking sofa, a pair of tiny bookshelves, a crib, a dresser for our daughter’s nursery, and that was it.
Bless'er House Home Tour
We lived in a 1 bedroom, 700 square foot apartment in our first year of marriage before moving in with my parents for a year and a half when Olivia came along as Robert finished college on the GI Bill and I worked as a high school English teacher. To say the least, we are very budget conscious people.
We had very little furniture and hardly any extra money to buy anything to decorate our 2500 square foot house, but we had very big dreams.
I have four tips for you, my budget-conscious friends:
  • Check Craigslist every day
  • Visit thrift stores and shop clearance aisles every chance you get
  • Believe in the power of paint
  • Figure out ways to think outside of the box
We bought our everything-builder-grade house because it made the most sense for our budget and we decided, from there, to customize it for our modern farmhouse style. It was a total blank canvas. I’m pretty amazed at what we achieved in just three years thanks to a lot of imagination and good ol’ determination.

Here we go!

Living Room

living-room-before (1 of 1)

winter living room (1 of 30)
winter living room (13 of 30)
winter living room (2 of 30)
Decorating Around a TV (2 of 1)

Paint colors:  Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige | Sherwin Williams Pure White

Dining Room

Fall Home Tour (28 of 35)
Fall Home Tour (25 of 35)
Paint colors: Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige | Sherwin Williams Pure White

Breakfast Nook
(plus my mother-in-law there)

summer tour (7 of 1)
Summer Home Tour (8 of 19)
Summer Home Tour (2 of 10)
Paint colors: Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige | Sherwin Williams Pure White

Kitchen
 
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover (10 of 20)
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover (14 of 20)
IKEA sink review (1 of 4)
Paint colors: Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige, Benjamin Moore Simply White

Foyer / Hallway

Irish Blessing Entryway (3 of 1)

Winter Foyer (2 of 13)

Winter Foyer (3 of 13)

Full tour with tutorials, sources, and makeover details here.

Paint colors: Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige | Sherwin Williams Pure White

Powder Room
 Box Grater Towel Rack (4 of 4)
Box Grater Towel Rack (1 of 4)
Paint color: Sherwin Williams Sea Salt
Backyard

World Market Patio Makeover (4 of 1)
World Market Patio Makeover (7 of 11)
World Market Patio Makeover (5 of 11)
World Market Patio Makeover (9 of 11)

Man Cave / Office

 
Paint colors: Sherwin Williams Pediment

Olivia’s Bathroom


Bathroom Makeover Reveal (12 of 23)
Bathroom Makeover Reveal (21 of 23)
Bathroom Makeover Reveal (4 of 23)
Bathroom Makeover Reveal (7 of 23)
Bathroom Makeover Reveal (11 of 23)
Antique Door Knob Towel Rack (2 of 6)
Paint colors: Sherwin Williams Sea Salt | Benjamin Moore Winter Gates

 

Olivia’s Bedroom
The Cheapest Way to Shiplap a Wall (5 of 7)
Ballerina Girl Bedroom Makeover (5 of 23)
Ballerina Girl Bedroom Makeover (9 of 23)
diy birdcage lamp (1 of 5)
Paint color: Benjamin Moore Grey Owl

Playroom
Playroom Makeover Plans (1 of 5)
eclectic farmhouse playroom (2 of 31)
eclectic farmhouse playroom (3 of 31)
eclectic farmhouse playroom (6 of 31)
eclectic farmhouse playroom (14 of 31)
eclectic farmhouse playroom (9 of 31)
Paint Color: Behr Seagull Grey | Sherwin Williams Pure White

Master Bathroom
Paint color: Sherwin Williams Pediment

Master Bedroom
masterbedroom2
master bedroom (6 of 7)
master bedroom (1 of 7)
master bedroom (7 of 7)
Fusion Raw Silk Chair (1 of 7)
Sliding Barn Doors (4 of 4)
Paint colors: Benjamin Moore Moonshine, Sherwin Williams Pure White

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