06/06/2018 Update: We have officially moved! The below information pertains to our first home together, and I love sharing these projects with you still! If you are looking for more recent updates on renovations and other projects, please check out this page to view a tour of our new home!
We moved into our first home in August of 2012, after just seven months of dating. What?! I guess we were pretty serious! Since then, we have had ups and downs in terms of remodeling and decorating our home, and dealt with a flooded basement. Twice. I feel lucky that my husband and I have such a beautiful first home, and we are enjoying turning this space into our own! We have plenty of plans still in the pipeline, one of which being to put up some custom neon lights from a site similar to Neon Mama that we can use when we’re entertaining, but you can see all of the progress we’ve made so far in the pictures below.
Below you will find links to all of my posts regarding remodeled rooms or tours of our home. There will not be any further updates here given our move, but I hope y’all get some home decor and DIY inspo here!
Our DIY Built-In Pantry
How to Style a Buffet
IKEA Shelf Hack
How to Style a Bookcase
DIY Powder Room Remodel
DIY Tile Backsplash
Outside of the kitchen, the dining room is the room we probably used the most when we had company over, hosting dinner with friends or holiday parties. Check out my post here on how to style a dining room buffet cabinet, along with some before and after photos of our buffet!
I also featured our easy DIY project for turning those boring IKEA shelves into something unique, so be sure to check out that post here!
Our kitchen is always the heart of our home. We spent time there almost every night eating snacks, drinking wine, cooking dinner, and cleaning up at the end of the night! I also wanted it to be a special place for us to gather with friends, family, or just us two and the puppies, while still sticking to a reasonable budget seeing as we won’t be staying in this house forever. Our compromise was to put up a gorgeous, luxurious backsplash, and I love how it balances out the more “builder grade” aspects of the kitchen. Check out our DIY backsplash here!
One of our simplest remodels was our first floor powder room. The day I came to the hubby and said “I want to paint our bathroom black,” I was pretty sure he was going to ask for the ring back. But like the amazing man that he is, he helped me bring my vision to reality, and even paid an electrician to replace our builder-grade light fixture with a sleek, vintage-style sconce. Thanks, babe!
Click here to see our powder room remodel, complete with before and after photos!
Guest Room Suite
One of our biggest home improvement projects thus far has been installing a walk-in pantry at the bottom of our basement stairs. My husband really took lead on this project: I basically drew out what I had envisioned and he made it happen! Check out our DIY pantry remodel series with the links below:
- Our Home: Planning a Walk-In Pantry
- Our Home: An Update on Our DIY Walk-In Pantry
- Our Home: The Finished DIY Basement Pantry
Be sure to check out our new home tour by clicking here!