Hello loves, I’m super excited to finally share my home tour with you guys! I have been dying to create a post like this but I’ve always lived in apartments until now and didn’t feel like their was any reason to do a home tour when you can’t update anything but decor. Taking on this tiny home reno was definitely the biggest project I have ever done personally and as much as it was a pain in the ass sometimes I wouldn’t change a thing. We did go crazy and bust this out in less than two months instead of being patient and taking our time but I am loving being able to relax and enjoy this home throughout the summer. Of course there are more projects I would like to complete but we decided that those can be done over time. Click the read more link to learn more about our DIY farmhouse transformation.
Luckily we purchased a fairly new home, which was built in 2008, so everything we did was cosmetic. We started with the floors. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures before I started sanding the floors and painting. I was just so excited to start and refinish the floors before we moved our furniture in. I knew if I didn’t do it before I never would! Luckily I snapped a close up of the original before I started, scroll down to see the most horribly yellow stained floors you’ve ever seen. I could have left them since the wood is self is gorgeous wide pine boards but I just couldn’t get passed the color. We rented a sander at Home depot, stained the floors with Varathane Stain in brair smoke and sealed them with polyurethane. We then painted almost every wall white (they were all cream before). I switched out the front screen door with a wooden one from Lowes, added corner pieces to give it some vintage charm and stained it a hunter green color. We also built a shiplap accent wall in both the living room and bedroom. DIY will be coming soon. Last but not least came the real reno, the kitchen! It felt like this took FOREVER but I am head over heels in love with how it turned out. We started by painting the cabinets white, I used cabinet varnish which I discovered takes a lot less coats than traditional paint. We ripped down the set of cabinets above the sink and hung up our DIY wooden shelves, click here to see how we built them. I had been dreaming of a farmhouse sink for so long so we decided to make that happen before we switched up the countertops. I got mine at Ikea for $312 which is a steal for a double bowl farmhouse sink! Once the sink was installed we finished with a subway tile backsplash and our DIY Ardex feather finish concrete countertops. Click here to read my post on our concerte countertops! I love how everything turned out and the best part is that we did it all for a fraction of the cost!! Scroll down to see some before and after photos, I hope you like it and get some great inspiration to try some of these inexpensive DIY’s in your own home.
Here is a look at the finished rooms in my home. Of course the decor will always be changing but I am very happy with how everything looks. I hope you love the finished product as much as I do 🙂