We moved into a 1970s ranch style home about two years ago and we are still pouring our hearts into it. It has definitely been a labor of love with huge amounts of help from our friends and families. I'm extremely grateful that they were willing to put up with my crazy ideas like removing walls, flipping closets, and chipping up insanely ugly/stubborn tile piece by tiny piece in three different areas of the house. On top of all that, the house was covered with flocked and foil wallpaper in three different rooms. One of which I have yet to finish because it is STUCK stuck stuck. Now it looks like Freddy Kruger and Edward Scissorhands went to town on my master bathroom... Maybe someday I'll get to that.
Some details quickly became more important than my "dreams" in order to make the house livable by our move in date such as removing the teal shag carpet that was throughout the entire home (even in the bathrooms! #gag) and painting the shellacked brown cabinets to a fresh shade of white. The house has definitely been transformed, but I'd still love to add some details that make it over the top gorgeous. The details I love the most and the ones that make the biggest impact may not be the most glamorous changes to make, but are basic details that get overlooked in a home until you realize you don't have them. These details set the foundation for crisp, well put together rooms that elevate any home decor style.
My top five details I'd love to incorporate into the interior of our home are:
1) Cased Windows
2) Trimmed interior Doors
3) Wide Baseboards
4) Recessed Lighting
5) Beadboard Ceilings (No more popcorn ceilings!!)
Can I move into this house? Make sure to check more photos from this Style Me Pretty shoot with beadboard ceilings throughout the entire house!
You may have sensed a theme throughout these five interior details... they are all painted white! I love crisp white details that lay the canvas for some fun pops of color. Although that black island with the cane barstools... Swoon!
What details are you attempting to DIY? Do you paint everything white too or do you like to paint with bold pops of color?