Well, I somehow managed to get sick for the second time in one month. Tis the season, I suppose, but I fully blame the overly-crowded DC metro on this one!

With my head a bit fuzzy and my nose feeling as though it’s about to burst, I decided to forgo the planned DIY project for this week. I was resolved to post something equally entertaining, however, and was wracking my brain on what it could possibly be when my Aha! moment hit.

Who doesn’t love before and after pictures?!

I’ve lived in my home for just under 2 years now, and while the progression has been slow going, it’s still a world of a difference from what it was before we moved in. So without further ado…

LIVING ROOM: (repainted in Valspar Chalk Green)

Living Room Before

Living Room 2012 - AFTER



(You can find the tutorial on the wall gallery here.)

DINING ROOM: (repainted in Valspar Oatmeal)



(DIY shelving tutorial here.)




(Architectural décor tutorial here.)

HALLWAY: (repainted in Valspar Oatmeal)



(Barn door coat rack tutorial here.)

Needless to say, it’s still a work in progress, but I can’t deny that I’m happy with the progression! Next up: the kitchen and the library!

What do you think? Do you have any befores and afters you would like to share? If so, feel free to send them my way and I will share a few in Next Thursday’s post!


  1. Wow, you’ve done such a gorgeous job! It really is amazing – I just popped over from Blogaholic to have a look and now I can see I’m going to be here for ages. I love, love this stuff. My problem is I want to change everything every five or six months. 🙂

    • Hi Holli – thanks so much for stopping by! I popped over to your blog and it’s such a hoot 🙂 Love your recent Halloween costume. And yes, I’m a fellow wine lover so you better believe that you’ve got yourself a new follower. Cheers!

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