Home Sweet Home Improvement

by on ‎02-10-2017 05:51 PM


I like watching those home improvement shows! It’s fun to see the transformations that happen when designers and contractors make over a space. It seems so easy in a 60 minute tv show. But in real life...not so much.


Last fall, I decided I wanted to make a few home improvements. It started with a small list: floor upgrades and new paint.


My small improvements soon became a major overhaul. I always thought they exaggerated the part on those home makeover shows where the homeowner encounters problems that cut into the budget and add to the time. I discovered that was no exaggeration.


I started my home improvement project with every intention of completing things before Christmas.’s February and things are finally wrapping up. So I thought I’d share a few photos. There were days when I thought, “why did I ever start this?” But in the end, it feels like Home Sweet Home!





This was "Demo Day" - ripping out the old floors




Every piece of furniture in my house was displaced for a time




My new floor - starting to come together




I bought white boards and tested paint colors to help me make my decision




The soft yellow (did you think it would be any other color!  LOL) that I picked for the walls worked well with the white trim




My living room BEFORE




Living room AFTER




Dining room BEFORE




Dining room AFTER




Kitchen BEFORE




Kitchen AFTER




Master bedroom BEFORE




Unpacking the tufted headboard for the new bed




I loved the old dresser - the knotty pine, not so much - paint to the rescue




New mirrors helped update the newly painted dresser




Master bedroom AFTER




Family room BEFORE






The designer I worked with came up with a concept board for each room




Family room AFTER


So - how did I do?  I am really pleased with it but I have to say that going through it all, there were definitely a few times I was ready to "throw in the towel"!  Now that it's all done though, I'm glad I didn't!


All my best,




by whiteyes
on ‎02-23-2017 03:13 PM

It looks great, and Orange is my color!

by journeygirl
on ‎02-23-2017 09:17 PM

Thanks for sharing, love everything about this, so welcoming!

by mausel
on ‎02-27-2017 09:32 AM

Awesome job, Leah!!!  It's absolutely beautiful!!!  Enjoy!!!  God Bless!!!

by BetJ
on ‎02-27-2017 12:47 PM


You have beautiful home and the upgrades are wonderfful!  You did a great job!  I enjoy wacthing you on am style

and have watched QVC since the beginning!  You are gracious host with a beautiful smile and wonderful personality!

Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing the pictures of you home and family with us!




by BetJ
on ‎03-13-2017 01:02 PM

Dear Leah,


Your home is beautiful and you are one of my favorite hosts!  You did a wonderful job on the upgrades

in your home and you have very good taste!  You are such a classy lady and I love watching you on QVC!

Enjoy your home!

by purple tulips
on ‎05-23-2018 07:21 PM

Leah I love the home improvements, I started in my home in September and Im still working on it, I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.