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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. Well...it’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!

 

 

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

 

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

 

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My new floor - starting to come together

 

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

 

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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

 

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My living room BEFORE

 

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Living room AFTER

 

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Dining room BEFORE

 

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Dining room AFTER

 

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Kitchen BEFORE

 

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Kitchen AFTER

 

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Master bedroom BEFORE

 

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Unpacking the tufted headboard for the new bed

 

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

 

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New mirrors helped update the newly painted dresser

 

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Master bedroom AFTER

 

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Family room BEFORE

 

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

 

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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,

Leah

 

 

Comments
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

Leah,

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.