Our Last Home

We've moved into a new home in February, 2013
Here are pictures of our previous home.
 It was a modest 3 bedroom, 2 bath house in a good neighborhood.  It may not have been our Dream home,  but it's was a  great place to raise our family, as well as a fun project for me to play around with.

The house use to be a light blue color with a darker blue trim.

 Until we painted it this greenish/grey color called Rock Wall with Apple White trim (Kelly Moore Paint)

The Backyard Before:
And After:
To See more of my Painted House click HERE

The Entry
In the entryway I painted the coat closet door blue, then went to town on it with my little hand sander.  I hung up a mirror and made the wall hooks using a piece of molding and some inexpensive hooks.  The light fixture is from Ikea.

I also have this antique shelf in my Living room / entryway.  I tend to re-decorate it often.

The Living Room

Here is a picture on the living room BEFORE:

The biggest Change we made was to the Fireplace.
I painted it White.  You can learn more about it in this post HERE.
In that post is also a log of my ever changing mantle displays.

Here is the latest look:


The Kitchen

The Kitchen had the biggest transformation of the house. Here is what the Kitchen looked like when we first moved in.

We Painted all of the cabinets white, which you can learn more about here
We also painted the counter tops.  To find out more about my painted counter tops go Here.

The Other Side of the Kitchen

Main Bath

 DIY shower curtain using a twin size bed sheet and a white bath towel. See tutorial HERE

Here is the main Bathroom Before:

 Changes include new paint on walls, ceiling and vanity. New baseboards and floor. The floor is actually laminated  wood floor sticker strips, Which I still love.  They have held up nicely and  really do look like real wood.  See more here.

I also added some barn wood to the bathroom mirror.  
 See more here.


Here are a few looks from the past.
(As you can see, I like to switch the shower curtain up often).

The Bedroom

(A little trick of mine is to cover the headboard in blankets or fabric.  It gives my bed a whole new look).

More looks from the past.

My Boy's Room
Liam and Jaxon share a room, plus is doubles as a play room.  I do my best to keep it organized. 

See More Here

And a few looks from the past.
 Jax's Nursery, Seen Here

Back Patio

Thank you for stopping by,


  1. Emily I needed inspiration today, so I looked up your blog and was not disappointed! I love everything that you have done!!!!

    -Sarah (Hess) Walk

  2. Hi :)
    Im your newest Follower, from New Zealand.
    You have a very beautiful blog and I LoVe your house :)

  3. How do you keep your house looking so tidy? It's absolutely gorgeous. I love it!
    A Highlander from Scotland who lives by the sea!

  4. Your home looks amazing - all the hard work was worth it!! Love your hat "headboard"!!

  5. Emily...I just read your post on City Farmhouse and am so glad to have made it over to visit your blog. The photos of your home are really wonderful and what you have done with a modest home is an inspiration to all. Along with that I've been putting off making my own Chalk Paint ( I use ASCP alot)...you've also inspired me to take that next step and mix up my own.
    When you have a moment, I invite you to visit my blog at denisecerro.blogspot.com and see what I'm up to. I'm pretty new at blogging...so was also inspired by your pages.
    Enjoy your day...Denise

  6. Incredible what you did to this house! Comparing the before and the after is a clever trick to show us all what you're capable of! Love it =) xo Anja

  7. Very nice images, and I love the style of your home! I love the detail shots! Kari

  8. oh my i love your home! visiting form suzanne's and about to subscribe- LOVE it!

  9. You have a beautiful home and I love your style!

  10. You've done a beautiful job on your home.

  11. JUST found your blog! I love it!!! Love your gorgeous style too! Cant wait to follow along!

  12. Amazing! I can't wait to do something similar with before and after pics of our house! You are so talented, Emily! This is fantastic!!

  13. Absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing this! I'm getting ready to move into my first house and this is just the inspiration I need.

  14. I adore your home, what great ideas you have! I bookmarked this page because it's awesome!