When I saw Virginia’s house at Live Love DIY, it was especially fun to check out, since she and her hubby also have a 1970’s fixer-upper home and I do believe our homes had some things in common, like a big stone fireplace and lots of stained wood. But, they have been busy, just as we have been on this house and she’s taken that relic house into something pretty fabulous with lots of paint and DIY.
I love a happy ending, don’t you?
So, take a look at what Virginia and her spouse have done with their 70’s fixer upper. She painted all that dark wood trim with fresh white, like I did. What a difference. She does have more stone than I do.
This little alcove/closet got new paint and furnished with pretty pieces.
You can see her floor plan is very contemporary with those triangle windows.
And what a nice bank of windows across the front of the house. She’s done a nice job of lightening up everything in this once dark home. To get the full effect, you need to go and look at her before pics, link above to her home tour.
I love seeing big transformations like this. Great job, Virginia!
The kitchen got some love too and all those dark wood cabinets were painted creamy white, inside and out.
Here’s a fun idea for older cabinets. Paint the inside of the doors with chalkboard paint and label what’s in there. Cute!
You can read all about it on her blog too.
The master bedroom is nice and spacious.
And light and airy.
I love, love this painted dresser. What a pretty piece it is.
She gave the bathroom a nice facelift with a striped wall treatment, new rug and shower curtain. Lovely space now!
She DIY’d those bird prints too, so check out her blog for more info. There’s so much talent in blogland.
Office space is nice and cozy.
With a pretty chair to blog in.
Virginia just updated her guestroom using lots of thrifty finds and it looks wonderful!
Enjoy this tour of Virginia’s updated fixer-upper 70’s home, I know she’d love to meet you, so stop on over and say hello!
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
Virginia is so talented and has created an amazing, light-filled space. Her choice of mostly neutrals enlarges the home even more. And what a cute idea she had of painting the backside of the kitchen cabinet doors with chalkboard paint!
Everything looks so pretty and calming. Lots of light makes it a happy place to be in. Great job!
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Very pretty pics. I’m going over to visit now. Thanks for the introduction.
Kelly @ View Along the Way says
Great tour! I love love LOVE Virginia’s style and the amazing thrifty projects she turns out. This was the first time I’ve seen all her house photos together. You really get a sense for what an amazing transformation this has been!
Virginia @ LiveLoveDIY says
Thank you so much for the beautiful feature, Rhoda! This truly is a dream seeing my house on your blog! I appreciate the love so much! Have a wonderful weekend!
Whimzy Thyme says
Wow, what a lovely home.
Lovely home, bright and airy. My favorite rooms are the guest room and the bath with the stripes. How clever to make the silhouette birds, I have to copy that idea.
I can see similiarities in the style of her home and yours Rhoda. Lots of hard work and love went into both your home. Great job!
Nobody really lives there, do they?
Mandy, that is a strange comment, what in the world does that mean. Of course, they live there!
Jane H. says
You have to keep in mind that when pictures are taken of a home, to feature on a blog or in a magazine for instance, you usually won’t see anything out of place or any personal articles around. Rest assured it probably doesn’t look that way all of the time. It’s like a saying I saw on Pinterest, “We compare our own behind-the-scenes” look with someone elses “highlight reel”. Not always very realistic.
Michelle Roberts says
Rhoda I am new to blog land and I am so impressed with what you have done in your own home. I also live in a house built in the 1970’s. This home is also beautiful. I am going to visit her blog now.
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