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Our Home Makeover & Update Reveal!

Well y’all, I’ve got something that I really want to show you! We’ve been working on this project since February and it is finally(mostly) completed! I wavered back and forth on how to break this post up into different parts so that it wasn’t so big and overwhelming, but frankly, with the open layout of our home, there was just no way to do that! And besides, I’m just so super excited to show off all of the hard work Jim has done and the extremely minimal work that I have done(think, cleaning and vision…and that’s about it) that I’ve decided to just put everything here in one big old reveal post.

I’ll include a source list and links to the all of the products that I can at the bottom of the post and if I have a bunch of questions, I’ll do a follow up Q & A post soon! Feel free to pin away and share photos of our beautiful kitchen and living room. I’m proud of it!

But, perhaps, before we get totally started, should we start with a few “befores”? You can see a few in my home tour post, but here are a few others to refresh your memory.

And here is where we get to the good stuff! Don’t get me wrong, I loved my house before. I lived with it for almost 7 years how it was. But that is precisely why it was high time for a massive sprucing.

Because….so much brown….and yellow.

One last panoramic look!

And that is it!

I still can’t believe the HUGE change just a few (relatively) simple updates made in our space. I absolutely LOVE it and I’m so, so happy that we decided to move forward with making our home exactly how we want it. There are still a few things that I would like to do; new bar stools, new light above the office area, some touch up paint still needs to be done, and of course, someday we’d like to replace our carpet. But, even without those things, our space is so beautiful, light, airy, and updated now and we are both so incredibly happy with it!

Source List: 


Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray (color matched at Lowe’s)
Cabinet Paint: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen
Cabinet Knobs: Amazon
Cabinet Cup Pulls: Amazon
Sink: IKEA Domsjo
Faucet: Amazon
Counter-tops: IKEA Hammarp Oak
Lavender Printable: A Daily Something Free Printable
Wood Hanger: IKEA Bumerang
Desk Chair: IKEA Feodor
Easel: Imaginarium Master Studio Easel
Kids Table & Chairs: Step2 New Traditions Set
Kitchen Table & Chairs: Crate & Barrel Avalon Table  & Vintner Black Side Chair
Kitchen Curtains: Target 
Pendant Lights: Target
Chandelier: Lowe’s
Couch & Love Seat: IKEA Ektorp
Living Room Rug: Rugs USA (similar)


What do you think?! Feeling ready to tackle your own DIY project now? 
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37 Comments

  1. I love the updates. When we moved, we just got new carpet and paint and that alone made a huge difference. I know you had been looking to move, have y'all decided to stay for a while? I would assume so with the updates but sometimes folks update to sale.

  2. Wow, that looks so great! I love the new office area! And the curtains in the dining area too; it looks so elegant. I love the look of the new countertops too- is that finished or unfinished wood? Like can you use it as a chopping block or do you still need to use cutting boards?

  3. Dude Courtney it looks so amazing! I am in love with the color paint you guys chose. It pulls everything together. Im jealous. lol
    It looks like a perfect show home.

  4. Stunning! I love the wall color, the cabinet color, the counter tops, the light fixtures…I could go on and on! It's all so crisp and clean and PERFECT! Seriously, it looks like a home in a magazine! Great job, Jim! And great vision, Courtney!

  5. I loooove everything about your makeover. It looks as if I'm looking in a magazine! The cabinets, the counter tops, the paint color. Oh the paint color! I swoon over everything! Great design plan & great work, Jim!

  6. OH my gosh I LOVE IT! I love the built-in desk area and the cabinet colors! It's amazing what a little paint does to change the look of a room – but wow!!! I haven't been a fan of the butcher block counters i've seen but clearly they were just in the wrong kitchn or with the wrong color because they are awesome in your space!! What an amazing transformation!

  7. Hot Damn that looks so so so good! I'm super impressed that Jim got all of that done by himself! No wonder the Mabes room is taking a back seat! I didn't realize you were making that big of a change!!! I love all of it. That new built in desk is to die for – where did you get the materials for that (ikea?). Those pendant lights are so perfect and the beadboard backsplash turned out so great! Did you have to seal the counter tops? Andplusalso that big piece of furniture in the living room I'm sure you posted about it but where did you find that baby???

  8. WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!! It's so magical what a can of paint can do, right?! It all looks so amazing and fresh!!!! Love it all. Major kudos to Jim!!

  9. WOW!! It looks so good!! Your kitchen looks great! And love the desk area that your husband did! I LOVE that hutch you have in the living room? I'm guessing y'all have probably had that a while. So beautiful!

  10. GORGEOUS!! It looks SO different! I'm totally crushing on that hutch, and the Ikea couches look great in that space!! Also- LOVE the entire kitchen–I'd spend so much time in there! All the praise hands for your Hubby and your taste Lady!

  11. It looks amazing!!!!! Jim AND you did a GREAT job!!! I love those pendant lights in the kitchen and I pretty much love everything else too. Everytime I see your Starbucks print, I NEED one. I just realized that my friend is the cafe manager at a BN Starbucks… I am so totally going to ask for one of those prints when she's done with them!

  12. LOVING the changes! It looks great, I have to say though, you are a BRAVE woman to have white couches… between my love of red wine, my dog and my kid I'm too scared but I LOVE white couches. Maybe one day 😉 Great job!

  13. Everything looks SO great!! Amazing how much paint changes the look of a room — especially on your cabinets! I want to paint ours sooo badly, but we don't won our home so I can't. The color you picked is perfect! It transformed the whole space!

  14. Do you love your IKEA couches? I’ve had my eye on the EKTORP white ones ever since I saw you had them in your living room (love the white!!) and went all the way back to this post to read your review on them! Are they comfortable? Durable? Do you regret buying them? Hope you are feeling better… LOVE your blog!! XOXO

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