December 17, 2014

Best of 2014: Before & Afters

We worked on a lot of rooms in our house this year. None of them are actually finished (is a room ever "finished"?) but I thought it'd be fun to take a look back at some of my favorite before and after makeovers that happened:


Let's start with our living room, specifically the gallery wall around our TV.

The room looked a little something like this a few months after we moved in back in 2012.

Here's what it looks like now, a little over 2 years later (minus the rug and coffee table which have both been updated since this photo was taken):

We'll be making a few more changes to it in the new year!

The gray chair on the right got moved up to our bedroom (which we're currently working on) so we're looking for a replacement. Oh, and the rug that we layered over our larger rug will be getting swapped out for one that Santa will be bringing! I'll share those updates as they happen :)


Let's move onto our loft!

Here's what it looked like before:

That photo was also taken a few months after we moved in and after we accidentally bought our chesterfield. Here's that cringe-worthy post for you :)

Here's what our loft looks like today!

Holy difference Batman!

I have to thank the Home Depot for making the makeover possible. They included us in their first DIY Challenge where we knocked out the staggered wainscoting on our blue wall. I'm pretty sure we'd still be working on it if we weren't under such a tight challenge deadline haha

Sidenote: sometimes when I say "our loft" people think it's a loft space we own that's separate from our home. It's not, it's actually just like a second living room on our second floor. Our builder called it a loft on our floor plan and that name stuck so that's how we refer to it but I can see the confusion! Just wanted to clarify things :)


Last but not least, our laundry room!

Here's what it looked like before in all of it's blinding brightness:

Here's what it looks like today!

The makeover is actually still in progress (I swear I'm going to finish it before 2015...I hope) so this isn't a true after but the room has come a long way so I'm counting it!

What was your favorite makeover from 2014?


  1. I love the living room transformation most, it's so welcoming and I could absolutely hang out in there. But the wall color in the laundry room is beautiful!

  2. I cannot believe the difference in your living room! Hot dang!!! Your home is truly a stylish place!

  3. You have done so much in a short amount of time! It all looks great. This gives me hope for our home. I hope we make this much progress in the next two years!

  4. Just incredible! I just can't choose a favorite between the living room (that gallery wall!) and the loft (that wainscoting!) - so I'll take both. Do you deliver? ;) Congratulations on accomplishing such amazing transformations girl!!!

  5. I have a special place in my heart for that wainscoting in your loft :)

  6. that gallery wall in your living room is still one of my all time favorites :)

  7. Is the counter in the laundry room stone or is it the same marble contact paper from the bar cart? Either way it looks amazing!


  8. Love looking at before and afters and these are so awesome and dramatic. You always proof the power of layering decor. So talented my friend.

  9. Such a great round up of your projects! I'm working on my 2014 "Best of" post and it made me so happy to see all the differences and improvements...sometimes it feels like nothing is happening, haha! I love all your makeovers but I am partial to the DIY your wall!!!

  10. Wow! You had a huge makeover year!! You had so many great projects that really came together for incredible rooms! Can't wait to see what 2015 holds for you!


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