It’s Finally Finished

Tap, tap, tap. Is anyone out there? It’s been so long since I’ve posted I’m wondering if I still have any readers left? 🙂 Hope you guys haven’t given up on me.

I had planned on posting final pictures before we moved in, but clearly that didn’t happen {we officially moved in a few weekends ago}. Between not having wireless internet the last few weeks before we moved, having to wait until all the final touches were made, and packing/unpacking, putting this post together just didn’t quite happen.

Hopefully you’ll forgive me because I finally have all the final pictures to share with you all. Before I show them to you, be sure to check out all the before pictures here. You can see what a long way we’ve come and how different it looks. So without further adieu, here she is {warning: this is major picture overload}.

Painted 1919 Brick House with Painted Stairs and Shutters

Here’s a final look at the front exterior. We love how the painted brick turned out and are so happy with how all the colors came together {p.s. all sources for paint, light fixtures, etc. are at the end of the post}.

Here’s a look at the carport and ribbon driveway.

Ribbon Driveway

We wanted to keep as much old and character from the original house as we could. These french doors were original to the house. We had them stripped and then stained. Because of the stripping chemical that was used, some parts of the wood didn’t take the stain but I think it gives it a worn and antique look so for now we’re keeping them as is.

Entryway with Stained Antique French Doors

This is the original fireplace that was in this front room which is now my husband’s office.

Exposed Brick with Antique Fireplace

Here’s a final look at our powder room. I know I’ve mentioned some of the details in previous progress posts, but for those that are new, I went with a darker gray in this space to contrast with all the white board and batten.

Powder Room with Whitewashed Mirror

One of my favorite things in the space are these sconces from LampsPlus. I love the look of the clear glass with all the white and gray. And I love how the edison bulbs adds a vintage touch.

Here’s a wider shot of the space.

Powder Room with Board and Batten

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw me post about the antique doorknobs. We kept all the doorknobs from the original doors and re-used them on all our downstairs doors. Hoping to put together a post on how we did it with pre-drilled modern doors.

Antique Glass Door Knobs

Here’s a final look at our laundry room. This is where the original house ended and we kept the original window.

Laundry Room with Interior Window

There’s a lot of cabinets in this room {which is great}, but I added some open shelving  to break it up a bit and plan to add some fun accessories to liven the space up.

Open Shelving in Laundry Room

The brick wall is the backside of the chimney from the fireplace in the room next door. We just told them to take off the plaster and leave it exposed. You can’t have too much exposed brick, can you?

Exposed Brick in Laundry Room

Here’s our little mudroom. Not much has changed since I originally posted photos of this space. You may notice, I already got some baskets for the bottom of the built-in lockers though.

Painted Mudroom Door with Built-In Lockers

Final shot of the dining room. Again, this is where the old house ended and we kept the original brick wall {although it was torn down and re-built during the process to get rid of some cracks and plaster issues, but all original brick was used}.

Exposted Brick Wall in Dining Room

The kitchen is probably one of my favorite spaces {although I have a ton of favorites…afterall the whole house was a major labor of love}.

White Kitchen with Bronze Pendant Lanterns

We’ve cooked our first few meals in here already and I can already tell this is going to be the central hub of the house where people are going to congregate.

Stainless Steel Appliances in Kitchen

You may have noticed that we had plantation shutters installed on most of the windows {some of these pictures were actually taken before they were installed and others after}. There’s a few windows, like the kitchen windows, where we didn’t. I’m weird and really wanted to be able to utilize our windowsills in here. We’re planning to put up some type of window treatment but I just have to figure out exactly what I want.

White Farmhouse Sink

Please ignore the trash bag over the tv. We had it installed a week or so before they finished but we didn’t want all the construction dust to get all over it. The brick on the fireplace is all reclaimed and from the original exterior of the house.

Living Room with Board and Batten Mantel

View out to the screened in porch.

Sliding Accordian Door to Screened in Porch

I can’t wait to start styling these shelves. I have quite a few accessories, but I’m not sure I have quite enough to fill these shelves just yet. Over the next few weeks and months I’m planning to add to my collection so I can fill these puppies up.

Built-In Bookshelves

Here’s a final look at the master bathroom {please excuse some of the bad lighting in some of these photos}. I also really love this space. I’m super afraid of color but I really love the color we chose in here. It makes the bathroom feel so serene and spa-like.

Master Bathroom with Chrome Finishes

And you better believe I’ve already taken advantage of this pretty tub a few times already since moving in. This was last year’s birthday present {yes, we’ve been at this for that long} and I’m so excited to finally be able to enjoy it! I’ve always loved the look of a chandelier above a tub and I got to make that happen with this little pretty from LampsPlus!

Master Bathroom with Pedestal Tub and Bronze Chandelier

Here’s a look at the shower. I’m obsessed with the tile in here as well and love how it all turned out.

Master Bathroom Shower with White Subway Tile and Rainhead

There is a closet on either side of the hallway into our master bedroom. These are original doors from the house that we painted and hung on sliding tracks. Another dream of mine was having sliding barn doors and we got to make that a reality with these beauties.

Master Bathroom Sliding Barn Door Closets

We went with custom shelving in all the closets and this girl is so pumped to have all this closet space, not to mention my own personal closet. I have visions of one day decorating this closet a bit more {i.e. wallpaper or paint the walls, etc.} but I have bigger decorating fish to fry at the moment.

Custom Built Closet Shelving

A look at our master bedroom.

Master Bedroom with Plantation Shutters

I’m glad we decided to add these little windows on this side of the house. This room now has so much natural light which I love.

Master Bedroom with Small Windows

For the downstairs, since all the floor vents are on the floor, we bought some antique looking floor registers to enhance the character and charm of the house.

Antique Oil Rubbed Bronze Floor Vents

Here’s our pretty staircase. This puppy being so wide was amazing during move-in. Furniture was able to be carried up easy breezy!

Wide Staircase with Dark Stained Handrails

A look at our stairwell from upstairs.

Stairwell with Bronze Lantern Pendant

My office upstairs is another room that has amazing natural light. It’s open to the stairwell so it gets light from all different angles. I cannot wait to get this little room all set up and have my own little craft haven.

Upstairs Office with Antique Chandelier

We went with five panel doors throughout the house. The old doors in the original house were five-panel so we liked the idea of keeping that same look, even though they were new doors.

Upstairs Hall Closet with Five Panel Doors

Here’s a look at the front bedroom upstairs.

Upstairs Bedroom with Plantation Shutters

And the hallway that connects to the other two bedrooms.

Upstairs Hallway with Dark Stained Floors

Here’s bedroom #2 upstairs. That little door goes to some floored attic space which now is housing all our Christmas and seasonal decor.

Upstairs Bedroom With Floored Attic

This is the jack and jill bathroom that connects two of the bedrooms.

Jack and Jill Bathroom with Black Mirror

Not much has changed in here since the last time I showed you pictures except the cafe-style plantation shutters were added.

Jack and Jill Bathroom with Window Seat

Jack and Jill shower.

Jack and Jill Bathroom with Black and White Tile

Here’s bedroom #3 upstairs. I’ve mentioned this before but these ceiling fans were bought by the previous person who attempted to renovate the house and still had the original boxes. We figured it would be silly to buy new ceiling fans when these worked perfectly fine. They maybe aren’t the exact ones I would have picked out myself, but the finish works great and they serve the purpose!

Upstairs Bedroom with Standard Ceiling Fan

Final look at the guest bathroom upstairs with cafe-style plantation shutters as well.

Guest Bathroom with Black Quartz Countertops

And the tiled shower in the bathroom.

Guest Bathroom Marble Subway Tile

This space is also up there in my top favorites. This is our screened-in porch off from the living room. We ordered some outdoor furniture to go out here and it was delivered last week. I shared a quick peek on Instagram last week. Can’t wait to share more pictures soon!

Screened in Porch with Beadboard Ceiling and Stone Fireplace

We are so happy with how the house came together. Even though it took quite a bit longer than we would have liked, we are absolutely in love with it and are so excited to make it feel like home.

I’ve still got quite a bit of boxes to unpack, but I promise I’ll be posting more regularly now and sharing pictures as rooms come together. For those that have been following for a while, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this renovation process from beginning to end. It’s so fun to go back and look at the original pictures of the house and pictures during the renovation process and see how much has changed and see how far we have come.


House Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Sedate Gray

Shutter and Porch Accent Color: Sherwin Williams Hardware

Front Porch Light: Minka-Lavery

Carport Light: Ballard Designs {discontinued}

Entryway Light: Pottery Barn

Powder Room Mirror: Restoration Hardware

Powder Room Sconces: LampsPlus

Powder Room Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Summit Gray

Main Interior Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Big Chill

Laundry Room, Master Bathroom & Barn Door Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Copen Blue

Trim & Ceiling Color: Sherwin Williams Pure White

Floor Stain: 50% Minwax Ebony, 50% Minwax Dark Walnut

Dining Room Light Fixture: Ballard Designs

Kitchen Pendants: Ballard Designs

Master Bathroom Sconces: Shades of Light

Master Bathroom Chandelier: LampsPlus

Master Bathroom Mirrors: Pottery Barn

Barn Door Tracks: Artisan Hardware

Floor Registers: Lowe’s

Mudroom Door: Sherwin Williams Fleeting Green

Mudroom Light Fixture: Joss  & Main

Guest Bathroom Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Silverplate

Guest & Jack & Jill Bathroom Sconces: Lighting Universe

Guest & Jack & Jill Bathroom Mirrors: Wayfair

Upstairs Office Light Fixture: Antique {original dining room light fixture}

Screened in Porch Ceiling Fan: Ballard Designs

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  1. Megan says

    Hi Megan! It’s absolutely stunning and looks like my dream house! You did such a great job. We just bought a house and moved in two Fridays ago. We want to paint the brick and I love the color you chose. The main thing I’ve been wrestling with is whether or not we should actually paint and the what kind of maintenance it takes! Did you have any insight on that or research on it? Would love to hear more if so. 🙂 Thanks!

    • says

      Thanks so much Megan! That’s so exciting! For us, painting the brick was a solution to adding on an addition to the back of the existing house and not being able to match the brick exactly {the house was built in 1919 so that same brick was hard to come by}. So for us it was sort of a no-brainer about whether to do it or not. There will be some maintenance, we’ll have to touch up the paint every five or so years and since it’s a lighter color it will probably need to be powerwashed every few years. But we love the color and how it all turned out! Can’t wait to see the progress of your new home!

  2. Danell says

    Your home is absolutely stunning! One question, how tall is the ceiling in your kitchen? We’re in the process of renovating our kitchen and have 8 ft ceilings. I’m having a difficult time deciding if we should do uppers above the standard cabinets or instead add thick molding. Knowing your ceiling size may help me make my decision, as what you’ve done looks beautiful!

  3. Anna says

    It’s SO gorgeous!!! Every room is stunning and I love all the finishes! I’m sure if felt like it would never be done but hopefully that feeling will pass soon now that you’re getting to live there and enjoy it. 🙂


    • says

      Thanks Anna! I definitely had that feeling several times throughout the process but I’m hoping once all the little fixes get done this summer we can just enjoy it from here on out! 🙂

  4. june says

    Gorgeous…I can hardly catch my breath! You thought of everything and I love how you preserved the character. Looking forward to watching you fill up all that wonderful space.

  5. says

    Megan, it is PERFECTION. Your selections are beautiful and I know you are excited to start decorating! Can’t wait to see what you do with each space!

  6. says

    Megan! Your home is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! What a feat. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see it all styled and decorated. Way to go, sista! (PS…I changed my store from Prints by Poppy Mae to Oh, So Poppy!) Hugs!

  7. says

    Hey Megan! Love your blog 🙂 I would love your feedback on your kitchen quartz countertops. We’re looking into getting them for our kitchen, but would love to hear your experience & feedback since you have had them for awhile now. Any regrets? Anything you recommend? Thanks so much!

    • says

      Thanks Jennifer! We love our quartz countertops! Super durable and the pattern we got hides a lot of fingerprints and dirt {added bonus!}. 😉 No regrets whatsoever. I highly recommend quartz to anyone. Low maintenance in addition to being durable.


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