So Much Better With Age-Style House July Guest Feature
Hello! I’m Jamie and I blog over at Better With Age. I’m a stay-at-home mama to two beautiful kids. I love DIY and making my home beautiful for less. I’m completely honored that Jen invited me to share my house tour with her lovely City Farmhouse audience. I’ve long been an admirer of Jen and her blog.
Our home was built in the 80’s. My goal was to makeover every inch of this house until it is unrecognizable from that era. Let’s see if I’ve succeeded in doing so!
This is our foyer. It’s quite large and at first I thought it was a waste of space but it’s really useful for when we throw parties as everyone likes to congregate in here and the kids love running around this table. At least it keeps them occupied!
As you can see, we’ve done a lot of renovations to our house. And by “we” I mean “contractors”. I’m a DIY girl but some things are best kept to the professionals. “We” took that wall down and had built-in shelving made. I just love the transformation.
Most of my finds throughout the house are from Craigslist, Home Sense, antique markets, or curbside. The couch I scored from Craigslist then had reupholstered.
In the kitchen we added glass door fronts to the upper cabinets and painted the cupboards white. We also replaced all the hardware.
Here is the kitchen eating area with our newest light addition.
I had this custom kitchen office added to an empty wall opposite the eating area and one of the closets was turned into a mini butler pantry.
The main floor powder room was gutted of all 80’s decor like linoleum flooring and a tub/shower combo. I opted for a clawfoot tub and checker tile. Goodbye 80’s!
If you follow my blog, you’ll know that my dining room has been a work in process. I still have many projects for this room happening this summer!
My sweet baby girl’s room was a joy to decorate! I think it’s the only time I can paint a room pink without my hubby batting an eye.
Our master bedroom is a work in process as well but I’d like to know whose house isn’t?
Our master ensuite was built from the ground up. If you can believe it, we stole square footage from our master bedroom! Yes, our bedroom is huge!
Another major project we took on was the “crawlspace”. We turned this low-ceiling basement into a playroom/man cave.
Lastly, here is a sneak peek of our mudroom. I’m in the midst of some projects in here as well. It seems like my list of projects is never ending but that’s what makes it fun!
Thanks for following along on this tour today! If you want to keep up to date on my house, you can follow me here.
Thanks Jamie for giving us this fabulous tour of your beautiful home!!!!
On a side note I will announce the winners of my DIY summer e-course class tomorrow,
Hi there friends! Have you heard the news?! Green is back!!! Last year it was the “it” color, we saw it go from soft to sultry, on walls, cabinetry, furnishings, art and accessories. This year it’s still on trend and make no mistake about it, it’s not your mother’s forest green. As I write this I still can’t believe a. it’s back in and b. I am liking it! My mom fancied “the green” and she used it in every, single room at one point, yikes!!! This classic color has gotten a fresh new persona with it’s neutral sensibility and style adaptability, so I for one am going to give it a try.
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