Four years ago, we purchased our 1970s fixer-upper and began a several-years-long renovation. I learned SO much during this renovation—it was the learning experience of a lifetime. It was my first very large renovation. It took longer and cost more than I expected (as almost all renovations do). What I wasn’t expecting, though, was how much I truly enjoyed the entire process. Once I realized we were finally done, I was missing the process almost instantly and wishing I could back and do certain rooms more slowly.
Anyway! Here is a before/after tour of all our living spaces! I hope you enjoy seeing the transformations (keep in mind the before and after videos are FOUR YEARS apart). Oh! And by the way, I say, “This is my favorite room in the whole house” in two different rooms of this video—haha. Forgive me.
Den Sources: Sofa/Article, Yellow Car Print/Arielle Vey, Hand Chair/Wayfair (similar), two white poufs, the shroom coffee table, Lighting/Lucent Lightshop, Curtains/Anthropologie, I got the area rug on sale from Anthropologie (years back) but here’s a similar style.
DIY links: Read about how we paint brick and stone here. Read about our projector set up here. If you’re curious about our DIY shiplap wall, read here. Here’s a link to when The Home Edit organized our kitchen (a bunch of the setup they created is still going strong!).
Kitchen Sources: Faucet/The Home Depot, Gold Hardware/Rejuvenation, Chandelier/Lucent Lightshop, Above the sink fixture/Cedar & Moss, Quartz Counter/Stone World, Hanging Planter/Amazon, Espresso Machine/Breville.
Dining Room Sources: Wallpaper/Juju Papers, Chandelier/Shop Candelabra, Rug/Marrakesh Shag Rug from Rugs USA, Mirror/Rejuvenation, White Chairs/Amazon, Teak Wood Chair/Lulu & Georgia, Table/DIY (I have painted it since then, but it’s the same table going strong since 2012!), Macrame/The Northern Needle, Wine Cabinet/DIY (we didn’t write a tutorial for it, but just so you know where it came from), Wood Console/West Elm.
Sunroom Sources: Chairs/Wayfair, Coffee Table/Amazon, Outdoor Rug/Target, Spun Brass Planters, Tiered Planter, Brass lights/Schoolhouse Electric. If you want to learn more about painting brick, see here.
Thank you so much for your love and support surrounding our renovations and home projects. If I’ve learned anything from this home, it’s that the process is just as magical as the end result and that I want a lot more renovation projects in my future! xx- Elsie