House Tour

We bought what we call our forever home in 2014.  It is a 1973 traditional four-sided brick home with a little over 3 acres of land.  Though there were quite a few areas that need complete remodeling, there were a lot of my wish list items packed into this house – side-entry two-car garage, a basement for storage, solid wood interior doors, a covered front door, plenty of space to hold family get-togethers, and a dedicated office on the main floor for Bradley.  Added bonuses were the screened-in porch, original wood windows, large overhangs, wood floors throughout the main floor, and a finished room in the basement.


So far, I’ve painted the front door and the shutters, and I’ve worked on changing out the shrubs in the front bed.

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There is a dedicated foyer area, which is nice, but the first floor is lacking a closet or space for guests to hang coats and purses.  Eventually, the foyer and stairwell will be the same color as the rest of the downstairs.


Living Room

The living room is on the front side of the house with the dining room directly behind it.  The spaces are very open to one another and I thought it would make for great entertaining.  We’ve added custom vintage arm chairs, a pair of loveseats, a vintage coffee table and dresser, an etagerecurtains, art and throw pillows.

Dining Room 

The dining room overlooks our wooded back yard.  We used our existing dining table and added new upholstered chairs from Home Decorators, a buffet table from and That!, turquoise curtain panels from Tuesday Morning and a new chandelier from Joss & Main.  The botanical artwork is a DIY project using second-hand frames and plates from an old book.


Kitchen and Breakfast Area

The kitchen layout is a little wonky, and I hope that we can completely remodel it at some point.  In the meantime, we put in a new gooseneck faucet, replaced the fluorescent light fixture, added a pendant light over the sink and under-cabinet lightingpainted the walls, and reconfigured the dry bar to house our microwave.

The kitchen, dining room and living room are painted Requisite Grey by Sherwin Williams (at 75% color saturation).


Our den sits behind the garage and leads to the screened in porch.  The room is one of the darkest rooms in the house because of how it is situated between the garage and covered porch, so in 2015 we added sun tunnels to this room to help brighten it up.  We spend most of our time in this room and on the porch.

I’ve painted this room twice at this point and it has gone through several furniture arrangements.  It is Requisite Grey by Sherwin Williams (at 50% color saturation). This room has a big emphasis on comfort, not as much on style, so we added a sectional with recliner and two slipper chairs to maximize seating.  The biggest change I have considered for this room is adding small windows on either side of the fireplace and building a new mantle that extends to  built-in cabinets on either side under the windows.


The office is also on the front of the house, with convenient access to the bathroom and kitchen.  For the longest time we staged with existing furniture and art that came from all corners of the old house.  In 2018, we scrapped everything and started over.  We went with a dark, moody charcoal on the walls and mid-century style furnishings.  The paint color is Westchester Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Main Bathroom

The bathroom on the first floor has a textured treatment on the walls and countertop that I hate, but have resigned myself to live with it until we are ready to remodel the entire room, which is way down the road.  The paint can for this room’s color was not in the basement when we moved in.  It is a little more green than the guest bedroom color (Roaring Mountain by RL), so when I did some touch-ups, I had Sherwin Williams color-match it for me.

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Master Bedroom

Upstairs, we have three bedrooms, including our master bedroom.  The room is very large and spans from the front to the back of the house.  I painted our bedroom a custom color that I had mixed at our old house.  The changes I’m hoping to do in this room are to make custom curtains, replace the carpet with wood floors, remove the popcorn ceiling texture and add a ceiling fan.

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Master Bathroom

The attached master bathroom is painted Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams.  After a shower pan leak, we did a small remodel to the room that expanded the shower and retiled the floor.  We will go back and replace the vanity and mirror in the future.  I painted the vanity Dover White by Sherwin Williams and added Martha Stewart hardware in polished nickel.  We also updated the vanity light and the commode during the remodel.


Master Bathroom

Guest Bedroom

The guest bedroom is on the back side of the house and is painted Roaring Mountain by Ralph Lauren (color-matched at Sherwin Williams).  For this room, I would like to replace the carpet with wood floors, remove the popcorn ceiling texture and add a ceiling fan.

Guest Bathroom

The guest bathroom is across the hall from the guest bedroom.  It same layout as the bathroom on the main floor and it sits directly over the other.  I’ve painted the room Requisite Grey by Sherwin Williams (at 50% color saturation).  The vanity is painted Anchors Aweigh by Sherwin Williams (at 150% color saturation).  Eventually, I’d like to tile the shower to the ceiling, change out the floor tile and install a new, taller vanity.

Spare Bedroom

The third bedroom upstairs is painted Knitting Needles by Sherwin Williams (75% color saturation).  I wanted to try out navy in our house – I went with an ikat circle quilt, polka dot sheets, and solid navy curtain panels that the previous owner had left – and then found coral pieces to use as accents.  This room houses a spare full-size bed, a leftover accent table from the old house, an antique side table I inherited from my aunt and an antique rocking chair from Bradley’s grandfather. My goals for this room include replacing the carpet with wood floors, removing the popcorn ceiling texture, and adding a ceiling fan.

Craft Room

There is one finished room with an attached half bathroom in the basement.  It has two large windows, so it definitely doesn’t feel like a basement room.  I will be using this room for crafting, sewing and gift-wrapping and storage.  I painted the walls above the chair rail Porpoise by Behr (a color left by the previous homeowners).  I also added pegboard for organizing tools.

Laundry “Room”

The laundry hook-ups in this house are in the unfinished part of the basement.  The dryer vents through a piece of wood that holds a window open – classy.  This is the first remodel I would like for us to tackle.  We have gone back and forth about the placement of the laundry.  Our best solution to date, is to eventually expand our master closet and put a washer and dryer upstairs.

Foyer: Painted Gobi Desert by Behr

Paula Deen Round Pedestal Table in Tobacco finish

Round Rug: Tuesday Morning

Silver Ceramic Frame: Tuesday Morning (Issac Jacobs)

White Ceramic Duck: Revive Consignment

Lamp: Home Goods (Ralph Lauren Home)

Light Fixture: ebay (Minka Lavery polished nickel two-light flush mount)

Living Room:  Painted Requisite Grey by Sherwin Williams (75%)

Loveseats: Tuccis (Craftmaster)

Vintage Caned Arm Chairs: Craigslist (upholstery fabric is Richloom – Olson Cement

Vintage Marble and wood Coffee Table: Atlanta Used Furniture

Vintage Dresser: waterloowares

Gold and glass etagere: Amazon (Aimee Etagere Bookcase by Crosley)

Wooden Side tables with Caned shelf: andThat!

Round marble and brushed gold side tables: Target

Crystal Table Lamps: Tuesday Morning ; Ballard Design (Classic tapered linen lamp shade)

Wall Lamps: Lamps Plus (Possini Euro Villasor Chrome Plug-In Swing Arm Wall Lamp)

Green Houndstooth Throw Pillows: Custom-made with Robert Allen Square Pegs in Kiwi

Ikat Chevron Throw Pillows: Custom-made with Richloom Torenia Upholstery Fabric in Teal

Lumbar decorative pillows: custom-made with vintage fabric

Curtain Panels: Tuesday Morning

Roman Shades: JC Penney Savannah Roman Shades in Cool White

Curtain Rods: Target

Art: Pier 1 (Coastal Air Abstract Art)

Dining Room:  Painted Requisite Grey by Sherwin Williams (75%)

Dining Table: Craigslist

Dining Chairs: Home Decorators by Home Depot (Becca Tufted Natural Linen)

Chandelier: Joss & Main (Pembroke 6-light Chandelier in Polished Nickel by Elk Lighting)

Sideboard Table: andThat! (Anne Walnut 2-drawer Console Table)

Art: Frames from Goodwill, Botanical prints from Wildflowers of America book

Brushed Gold and mirrored beverage cart: World Market (Gold Cole 3-tier Rolling Bar Cart)

Cardinal Art: original embroidered piece and was a gift from my sister

Wooden side table: World Market Chloe Accent Table

Curtain Panels: Tuesday Morning

Roman Shades: JC Penney Savannah Roman Shades in Cool White

Kitchen:   Painted Requisite Grey by Sherwin Williams (75%)

Faucet: Delta Leland in Arctic Stainless

Light Fixture: Kichler Lighting 4-light fixed rail directional light in polished nickel

Round Pedestal Dining Table: Craigslist

Dining Chairs: Craigslist (came with dining room table)

Teal dining chair cushions: Pier 1 (Teal Cora Dining Cushion)

Rug: Houzz (Sherwood 8′ Jute Rug)

Semi-flush light fixture: Overstock (Clay Alder Home)

KitchenAid Art Print: Etsy artist Oh, Dear Molly

Cabinets painted Dover White by Sherwin Williams

Den:  Painted Requisite Grey by Sherwin Williams (50%)

Sectional and Ottoman: Tuccis (Craftmaster)

Slipper Chairs: Target

Turquoise decorative lumbar throw pillows: Tuesday Morning

Rug: Ruggable (Vintage Heriz Cerulean)

Bookcases: hand-me-downs

Media Cabinet: Home Decorators by Home Depot (Belcourt Delmont Cherry Storage Entertainment Center)

Side Table: Walmart (AH Elton End Table)

Wooden Console table: Amazon Winsome Half-moon table

Floor Lamps: Lightology (Hamilton Floor Lamp)

Wall Lamps: World Market (Glass Globe Wall Sconce)

Art: Tuesday Morning

Large blue glass jars: Target

Green milk glass: Hobby Lobby

 Office:  Painted Westchester Gray by Sherwin Williams

Desk (Top): 

Standing Desk base: Amazon

Office Chair: Craigslist (Aeron Chair)

Media cabinet and bookcases: Target (Project62 Antwerp line)

Wall Lamps: Lamps Plus (Wray Black And Antique Brass Plug-In Wall Lamp)

Sofa: Tuccis (Craftmaster)

Side Table: Houzz (Mid-Mod End Table)

Arc Lamp: Wayfair (Adjustable Steel 81″ Arched Floor Lamp)

Lounge Chair and ottoman: West Elm (Austin Leather Swivel Chair and Ottoman, Aspen Leather, Chestnut, Polished Nickel)

Marble Side Table: Tuesday Morning (chrome base) ; Wayfair (Claxton Marble Charger)

Curtains: Tuesday Morning

Roman Shades: JC Penney Savannah Roman Shades in Cool White

Rug: Ruggable (Hendesi Heriz Abalone Rug)

Main Floor Bathroom:  

Shower Curtain: Tuesday Morning

Paper Holder: Moen Waterhill Pivoting Paper Holder in Nickel

Towel Ring: Moen Waterhill Towel Ring in Nickel

Master Bedroom:

Metal Bed: Wayfair (Alioth Standard Bed)

Night Stands: Bob Timberlake Commode

Dresser: Bob Timberlake Gentleman’s Chest

Bedside Wall Lamps: Pottery Barn Adjustable Arc Sconce

Upholstered Chair: Fun Finds and Design Consignment (Robert Allen Velvet Geo Fabric)

Metal and Mirror Hexagon Tables: Tuesday Morning (painted with Silver Metallic Krylon spray paint)

Floor mirror: gift

Crystal Chandelier: Tuesday Morning AF Lighting Crystal Teardrop Mini Chandelier

Wall Lamps: Lamps Plus (Lanett Brushed Nickel Swing Arm Plug-In Wall Lamp)

Curtains: Tuesday Morning

Roman Shades: JC Penney Savannah Roman Shades in Cool White

Master Bathroom:

Towel Ring: Moen Waterhill Towel Ring in Nickel

Art Print: Etsy artist Juliacalimera

Vanity Hardware: Home Depot Martha Stewart Living Finial Pull in Polished Nickel

Vanity painted Dover White by Sherwin Williams

Guest Bedroom:  Painted Roaring Mountain by Ralph Lauren (color-matched at Sherwin Williams)

Quilt and Throw Pillows: TJ Maxx (Wellesley Manor)

Ruched Duvet Cover and shams: Target

Headboard: Goodwill

Night Stands: Craigslist

Drawer Pulls: Anthropologie

Wall Frames: Target

Owl Vase: Tuesday Morning

Chair: Walmart (painted white, seat covered in Robert Allen Mosaico fabric)

Chevron Throw: Tuesday Morning (Marlo Lorenz Thro)

Accent Table: Goodwill

Crystal Table Lamps: Home Goods (Illumination Station) ; Pier 1 (Medium White Cotton Lamp Shade)

Vintage Table Fan: Antique Village

Curtain Panels: Target Boho Boutique Minka Ironwork

Roman Shades: JC Penney Savannah Roman Shades  in Cool White

Curtain Rods and Glass Finials: Pottery Barn Kids Ornament Finials

Guest Bathroom:   Painted Requisite Grey by Sherwin Williams (50%)

Shower Curtain: Wayfair (Hugo Shower Curtain by InterDesign)

Print: Oh Snap by ProjectType

Apothecary Jar: Home Goods

Vanity painted Anchors Aweigh by Sherwin Williams (150%)

Third Bedroom:  Painted Knitting Needles by Sherwin Williams (75%)

Headboard: Goodwill (painted Krylon’s Coral Isle)

Quilt: Amazon (Oasis)

Navy Accent Pillow: Steinmart (Terra)

Coral Accent Pillow: Steinmart

Navy Polka-dot Sheets: Steinmart

Navy Euro Shams with white piping: Kohl’s (Izod)

Round Side Table: inherited antique

Avignon Wooden Nesting Tables: Home Decorators

Table Lamps: Goodwill (painted Rustoleum’s Deep Blue)

Metal and Mirror Hexagon Table: Tuesday Morning (painted with Silver Metallic Krylon spray paint)

Table Lamp: Walmart (base painted Rustoleum’s Deep Blue), Target (Shade)

Bookcase with Glass Doors: Home Decorators Oxford Bookcase

Navy polka-dot Fabric Bin: Home Goods

Magazine Rack: Goodwill (painted Krylon Coral Isle)

Art: Goodwill frame (painted Krylon’s Coral Isle), Navy Chevron wrapping paper, vintage flash cards (antique store in Arkansas)

Curtain Panels: Pottery Barn Kids (Sailcloth Blackout Panels)

Roman Shades: JC Penney Savannah Roman Shades in Cool White

Curtain Rod and Finials: Pottery Barn Kids

Upstairs Hallway

Buffet Cabinet: Target (Dolce Buffet)

Craft Room:

L-shaped desk and drawer cart: ikea Galant

Cubby Shelf: Ikea Expedit

Closet Shelving: Home Depot Closetmaid Twin Track 

Half-bathroom Mirror: Garden Ridge (painted Meadow Green by Rustoleum)

Towel Ring: Moen Waterhill Towel Ring in Nickel

Screened Porch

Side Tables: World Market Alemeda Laptop Table

Two Metal lounge chairs and ottomans: Garden Ridge

Four metal lounge chairs: Craigslist ; Lowe’s (Sunbrella orange cushions)

Round metal table: Home Goods

Wooden Side Tables: Christmas Tree Shops (Acacia Wood Round Folding Table)

Pendant Lights: Amazon (Rustic State Vintage Design Curved Metal Wire Cage Pendant Lamp)

Glass Pendant Light: Target

Cage String Lights: Target (Smith & Hawken Caged Lantern String Lights)

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