Feature Friday today is the home of Lisa with Shine Your Light and her family of 5, who are fixing up their Colonial home in Massachusetts one space at a time.
Lisa and her husband are raising three teenagers while slowly renovating an 80s-era cookie cutter Colonial in a small town in Massachusetts. Lisa started her blog 6 years ago to show friends how to do simple projects. As her DIY skills evolved, the blog came to include more in-depth home improvement tutorials, as well as art projects, furniture flips, interior design, food and drink recipes and ideas for entertaining. While they save for a big renovation, Lisa is painting everything in sight and honing her carpentry, masonry and landscaping skills one project at a time.
Lisa is doing the chatting on the pics, so enjoy her pretty Colonial home!
Foyer stairs makeover with seagrass stair runner installation.
Board and batten and black interior doors.
A wall of bookcases that span across a doorway between the living room and dining room.
Newly limed Craigslist dining table.
Our kitchen has a small seating area that has become my favorite part of our house. It’s perfect for morning coffee, a glass of wine at the end of the day, or for the kids to chat with us while we make dinner.
It looks out onto our backyard and gets beautiful natural light all day long.
I made over the family room fireplace last fall, including rebuilding the mantle and tiling over the surround and hearth.
The master bedroom with Ikea hack sconces.
Our 16 year old daughter’s room has Ikea hack lights too.
I gave our son’s room a makeover for last year’s One Room Challenge, including an industrial shelving unit made with inexpensive galvanized metal utility shelves, as well as large scale block art.
This summer I excavated part of our yard to create a pea stone patio with garden border,
and built a stone-veneered fire pit, my family’s favorite project to date.
My next major projects are to rip out and replace the foyer tile, and install moulding throughout the house to give it some character!
I hope you enjoyed Lisa’s home tour! I couldn’t resist sharing her pretty tablescape for Fall in navy and rust tones, so pretty for this time of year. Stop on by Shine Your Light and say hello to Lisa.