House #1 Tour

Welcome to our first home. This page shows the before and after transformations of just about everything. We bought a cookie-cutter builder grade home and started adding character little by little.

Front Yard: 85% Complete

This was taken in August 2008. We were 'stalking', looking at this house and knew we wanted it from the very beginning. We loved the neighborhood and this house had potential.

Backyard: 95% Complete

Backyard - before
Backyard - before

Backyard - September 2013

Living Room: 50% Complete

Living Room with white carpet and dark walls - before
Living Room  - December 2013
Wall Color: Fairmont Penthouse Stone 6008-1C by American Tradition

Dining Room: 80% Complete

 Wall Color: Portabella SW6102 by Sherwin Williams
 Trim Color: Pacer White SW 6098 by Sherwin Williams
Dining Room - Before
Dining Room - January 2013
Dining Room - December 2013
Wall Color: Portabella SW6102 by Sherwin Williams

Bonus Room: 60% Complete

Bonus Room - Before
Bedroom #4 / Bonus Room - June 2013
Wall Colors: Dark Pewter UL260-20 and Antique Tin UL260-21 by Behr
Bonus Room Bathroom: 90% Complete.

Upstairs Bathroom
Wall Color: Bonsai by Valspar

Kitchen: 35% Complete

Kitchen - Before
Kitchen - December 2013
Wall Color‘Pine Needle’ EB23-2 by Eddie Bauer
Cabinet Stain: Fruitwood
Kitchen - December 2013
Bedroom #2: 95% Complete

Bedroom #2
Wall Color: Bonsai by Valspar

Bedroom #3: 90% Complete
Bedroom #3
Wall Color: Terrarium FA40 by The FreshAire Choice

Guest Bathroom: 80% Complete
  • Paint the walls 'Bonsai' 345-2
  • Paint the picture frame black to go with the other artwork
  • Hang shower curtain as tall as I can (I love my shower curtain too much to get rid of it.)
  • Install a new toilet handle
  • Replace the broken toilet handle
  • Upgrade the vanity lighting
  • Replace the tile with the same tile in the kitchen
Guest Bathroom - Before
Guest Bathroom - After
Wall Color: Bonsai by Valspar
Staircase: 95% Complete
Staircase - Before
Staircase -  June 2013
Wall Color: Brown Bag by Glidden
Master Bedroom:85% Complete
Master Bedroom - before
Master Bedroom - September 2013
Wall Color: Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
Master Bathroom: 40% Complete
Master Bathroom - Before

Master Bathroom - Present
Wall ColorBayou Sand' 343D-3
Foyer: 90% Complete

Foyer - Before
Foyer - After
Wall Color: Portico by Sherwin Williams

Laundry Room: 95% Complete


  1. Very nice. Did you use the Pacer white for the trim everywhere?

    1. Yes, Pacer White was used as the trim color and ceiling color.


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