I love finding new blogs that I’ve never visited before and Bless’er House is one of them. Meet Lauren, the blogger and homeowner. She and her hubby bought a builder’s grade home in 2013 and have started fixing it up to suit their taste and lifestyle. And they’ve done a fantastic job. Lauren loves eclectic cottage style, so has added plenty of charm to this otherwise plain new home and now it has loads of character. They live in SC, but are in the suburbs of Charlotte, so a Southern girl, she is.
I love to see transformations like this and they aren’t even finished yet!
They took this builder’s grade home and made it their own, since late 2013.
A plain Jane hallway turned into this…..
With board and batten and plenty of shopping on Craigslist, along with DIY projects. Lauren is a really savvy shopper and scours the sales and thrift stores.
Living room, with no fireplace.
Changed to this cozy space, complete with a faux fireplace which adds so much character to this room.
Gallery wall up the stairs.
They also added this rustic beam in the doorway between the living room and kitchen area, which again adds so much charm.
Lauren has just completed painting her kitchen cabinet white and it went from this…..
To lighter and brighter white paint. I love white kitchens and always will. Notice the backsplash got a whitewash treatment too. You can check out all the details on her blog.
The also went over their laminate countertops with a DIY concrete countertop project and added a farmhouse sink from Ikea. Looks great!
This project had me all in awe, with these 70’s chairs being renovated.
To this! How about that makeover! She used foam and drop cloths along with staining the chairs and completely updated the look of them. These were a Craigslist find. That chandy was a DIY project as well.
Their rustic industrial office looks like the pages of a catalog.
And they had me at that light fixtures. Lighting does make a difference!
The master bedroom is in progress, but looking good.
Lauren does use a lot of neutrals, but has mixed in a little color along the way.
They’ve already made over the bathrooms too, to suit their style.
They have a daughter with the cutest room.
And I hope you all enjoyed Bless’er House tour! I sure did enjoy seeing what Lauren and hubby have done to their house. They’ve done a lot of great things in this place and I know y’all are as inspired as I am with the transformations. Stop by and say hi to Lauren!
Jan Siar says
Lovely! The dining room chair transformation is magical. She must have used a little
pixie dust as well as hard work.
This home is just beautiful! I plan on stopping by her blog to see more. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much for showing off our little abode, Rhoda! I’m still amazed whenever I see how far we’ve come in our home. Thank you for having me! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!
Beautiful! This blog has given me so many new ideas and the courage to paint my kitchen cabinets. Thank you!
Love your posts. however everything is now left adjusted. thus with all posts on the left of screen, pic are smaller. Thanks
HI, Ruth and all! I’m trying to figure out why some of you are having problems with my columns. I have checked it on 3 browsers from my Mac and laptop and all looks normal to me. I’m getting my ad guy to look into it to see what might be going on. These things can be so strange and hard to figure out, especially when I can’t see what is going on from my end.
Ruth, I’m emailing you to see if you can do a screenshot of what you’re seeing on your iPad. Thanks!
When I log on through my normal server, I have the same problem; everything is lined up in a left hand column. It started a couple of days ago.
Thanks, Bente, I’m getting my ad guy to check and see if he can find out what is going on. Strange that it is only a few people. Neither of us can see it on our end.
Wow,wow,wow. Thanks for putting us on to this beautiful house. I’m visiting to see if I can get some more eye candy. Wow! Also, my feeds from you are normal.
kim miller says
Beautifully done! Where did you get the double ceiling fan?
HI, Kim, you’ll need to go over to Lauren’s blog and ask her those questions. Thanks!
Jannfrom Newton Custom Interiors says
Wow, I love Lauren’s transformation! I have just recently found Lauren’s blog through a great Lightroom post she wrote. Will have to go back and look through the rest of her blog. Thanks for sharing!
Leslie Anne Tarabella says
Such a charming and unique home! Just goes to show, it’s what you make of it that shows your true heart!
I loved this house from the first time I saw it a few months ago! It’s nice to see her featured here as well! She definitely has talent and I love the way they customized the house to their style and the way they added so much character. Just beautiful!