Hey! Hey!! I am so excited to share with you our Renovation of our brand new home – Farmhouse Style. We purchased a beautifully built – brand new home recently, but knew we wanted to put our our mark on it. This is a multiple post project and I am highlighting a few of the spectacular things we have done!
We had been looking at moving to a larger home and wanted an open floor plan with an island. We saw several homes we liked and even made an offer – or two- and under contract once before we finally bought this one. It was perfect for us – minus the Master on Main that we were hoping for. It was not one we had looked at previously, but it came back on the market and we snatched it up quickly! When we had our first showing we knew it felt like us, this was going to be HOME!
From the Outside it looks like your typical Builder Home, but when we walked in we fell in love with the open floor plan.
The only thing… THAT PAINT!! Honestly it was not as yellow as this image makes it look, but it was not the neutral we were going for.
Over the past several years of owning homes and our last cute cottage that we totally renovated, we KNEW we could paint this and make it ours. It has to be Gray! It is my favorite neutral color and the base of my Farmhouse style obsession. If you know me, I love me some Chip and Joanna, Fixer Upper, and use their style somewhat on my decor ideas. I always say, Joanna is my muse.
There are so many options with a gray paint. Some are Greige (beige effect), some have blue undertones, and some green undertones. We looked at several samples online and on Pinterest. Since this house has so much light coming in I didn’t want to go too dark. In our last home we chose a darker gray/greige color and loved it. (Filtered Shade by Valspar, and Dolphin Fin by BEHR)
Since I wanted a lighter gray, I did some research on Silver Drop. In the same color family as what we had before, but lighter. I found some great sample pics on Pinterest and blog posts and decided to go with it.
It looks amazing!! Hubs started on the dining room first, and then completed the whole downstairs before the kids and I moved in, they were still in school and we were living with family for a couple weeks. We used the Marquee – Paint and Primer in One, in a Flat/Matte finish. It is super easy to clean, covers in one coat and makes my heart happy!
Here is the after!!
OMG!! WE ARE IN LOVE with this home now. It feels like us. It is amazing how a paint color can change the whole feel of the room. We truly have the farmhouse we of our dreams.
We also added the shiplap to the bar island, and a tile backsplash.
Sectional– deep seating sectional by Cindy Crawford from Rooms To Go.
Oversized Chair – Knoxville Wholesale Furniture.
Ottoman – BigLots,
Rug – Target (on clearance as a return!)
Breakfast Nook Chairs – Amazon ( not an affiliate link, I just love these chairs. So affordable.)
Stay tuned for Part 2 of our Farmhouse Renovation. We will be tackling the island wall with Shiplap…of course!!
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