Our Home Makeover Before & After - Saffron Avenue

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Five years ago we were planning our little destination wedding in North Carolina AND hunting for our first home. It was crazy, stressful and oh-so-exciting. Exactly one month after tying the knot, we closed on our first home…and the painting commenced :) I thought I would share our home makeover before and after because you’d […]

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Our Home Makeover Before & After

Our First Home

Five years ago we were planning our little destination wedding in North Carolina AND hunting for our first home. It was crazy, stressful and oh-so-exciting. Exactly one month after tying the knot, we closed on our first home…and the painting commenced :) I thought I would share our home makeover before and after because you’d be surprised what some paint could do!

THE LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER

First things first, paint, paint, paint! I partnered with Benjamin Moore (what a dream) to take our doors, walls, and trim to the next level. We started with our kitchen and living room and then worked our way around the house.

We used Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo Waterborne in White Dove for trim/doors/cabinets and then Classic Grey OC-23, Regal Select, Eggshell Finish for the walls.

LIVING ROOM BEFORE

LIVING ROOM AFTER

The IKEA HACK Built-Ins

This was one of the first ‘Projects’ we did to our house..the Ikea Hack DIY Built-Ins. Its still one of my favorite parts about our home. I literally re-style these shelves every season (which you can see in my stories HERE)

THE KITCHEN MAKEOVER

I knew right away the yellow/brown textured walls needed to go and the cabinets needed a paintin’. We unforunately never got around to actually replacing the countertops or the backsplash. But damn, paint does some wonders!

THE KITCHEN BEFORE

THE KITCHEN AFTER

THE DINING ROOM MAKEOVER

I LOVE this one and couldn’t be happier with the  Hale Navy wall from Benjamin Moore. It’s really the only bold wall in the entire house and still absolutely love it. Not only that, but I thrifted the very awesome table and chairs, which I then paired with a mid-century light fixture. I just love it.

THE DINING ROOM BEFORE

THE DINING ROOM AFTER

THE OFFICE MAKEOVER

By far the most ‘made-over’ room in the entire house. I say this because we put the most ‘money ‘into this one. It was still around $500 and by far the best investment yet. You can tell from the pics that I also like to change up the ‘palette’ in my office seasonally too :) — P.S. I used Simply White OC-117 from Benjamin Moore. — Before this makeover, I used the Blanched Coral but since this room doesn’t get much natural light, it was very PINK.

THE OFFICE BEFORE

THE OFFICE AFTER


The floors were the ‘big’ investment for this room. Quite honestly, it was still a pretty budget-friendly office makeover with it under $650. The floors were Easy Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank from Home Depot which cost $420 and the wood trim and crown molding added another $150 (I believe).

THE BATHROOM MAKEOVER

This was the next fun room makeover that I recently did. Besides the same paint colors (classic gray), I actually sanded down the orange-y oak cabinets and just did a matte poly clear stain overtop. Between that, the new hardware and the light fixture..it’s a winner :)

THE BATHROOM BEFORE

THE BATHROOM AFTER

THE MASTER BEDROOM MAKEOVER

We used Come Sail Away in this room..and my husband unfortunately never liked it. He said it looks like an insane asylum…But, it’s still a pretty great before and after if you ask me :)

THE BEDROOM BEFORE

THE BEDROOM BEFORE

Pic By Jennifer Raye Photography

FAMILY ROOM MAKEOVER

Another room that just needed some good ol’ paint :) – We did this with the same classic gray and just added a piece of trim to the fireplace (which you might be able to tell. But seriously..paint is AMAZING.

THE BEFORE

THE AFTER

THE BACKYARD

Just for fun and because I love this back area..here’s some past snaps. We did add a privacy wall, which was absolutely perfect :)

THE BEFORE

THE AFTER

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