Thursday, January 26, 2017


I'm so excited!  We're in the homestretch of our makeover project!!! We can now add the family room, office and stairway to the list of completed projects.

The office just might now be my favorite room in the house. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!!!

Randy had previously built the desk area from stock cabinets I had already painted them the trim color, and then distressed them.  We added the leftover faux stone wallpaper (from the dining room project) to the backsplash.  I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out!  

The wallpaper looks soooo real! (even close up!)

I  bought a new counter height chair, which I also LOVE! 
We painted all of the basement walls the same color as we used upstairs.  Interestingly, every room looks different.  

 We added shiplap to the outer wall.

The family room took a little longer than I anticipated.  We painted and added shiplap to the staircase & fireplace wall.

We added shiplap to the staircase and once again painted the wall color to match the rest of the house.  We also painted the stair treads and handrails black.

 One of the most exciting parts of this project was that Randy hid all of my cords for the fireplace! 

When I looked back at the fireplace wall from the seating area, I thought everything looked great. However, the view looking into the seating area still seemed a little boring to me. I decided to add the "wood plank" mural to the wall opposite the fireplace to add interest.

This is the view coming coming down the stairs.  The sunroom will still get a little mini makeover in the spring when we can take all the plants back outside.
 The new chandelier in the stairway came completely unassembled. I literally had to put the thing together from scratch.  I was so proud of myself when it actually worked! I got it for a great price, so it was totally worth the time I spent putting it together.  

By the way, I think the last time I signed off I said the master bedroom and bathroom was our next project.  As you can see, we decided to tackle this first.  This time I really mean it, LOL. :)


  1. Absolutely Gorgeous Carol! You really should have gone in to the interior design industry as you are very talented!

  2. I totally agree with Reena.You guys need a vacation in the Sunshine State? Please come do our house. Mochi wants to see you. XOX

    1. I would LOVE to visit the Sunshine State and my all my friends who live there!

  3. Looks amazing !! Love every interesting detail. Looks like a magazine cover.