I looked for a lot of blogs about how others renovated their raised ranches - so I hope this post helps inspire other raised ranch home owners!!
Let's start with the biggest transformation, the mirrors. Before:
"Dark Mocha Oak" and we got it from Floor and Decor. Normally I prefer lighter hardwood but we did this for cost reasons and it really turned out beautifully. It's much more affordable to match what's there than rip everything out and start over!
Carisma St Croix Stick Mosaic from Floor and Decor.
Please also excuse our lack of bed skirt. We can't get one to stay on the bed since Princess loves to rub on it and rip it off...repeatedly. Saving the money and sacrificing finesse.
All we did in here is paint and add a head board - which is a door I found for $40 on Craigslist. Bill cleaned it and hung it. Simple :) The bedding was $9.99 at IKEA and the accent pillows/print on the wall are Joss & Main* finds (*aff link)
("Bambu Light Porcelain" again from Floor and Decor), walls were painted "Shaker Beige" by Benjamin Moore and the vanity/mirror were replaced.
But, look at my cute craft nook!! Thanks, Mom & Dad for helping me with this part!!
And finally, our deck! How can I forget? This was the only thing on the home inspection when we bought the house that was a "YOU MUST FIX THIS IMMEDIATELY, OR ELSE!" so it was the very first thing we did when we moved in two years ago. Two years! That's how long it takes to renovate on this scale. TWO. YEARS. People.
The new deck is pretty dang sweet. Billy and I eat every meal outside when the weather permits! Which lately, has been every meal every day!! Love it.
My best advice to others who aim to create their happy place is to let it move at it's own pace. Good things take time, and if that means renovating one room step-by-step over time, then that's how it goes! Our kitchen was a multi-step process and all we really did was paint and add backsplash! (and swap out appliances)
I used Pinterest like crazy and I know it drove Bill nuts because I would spend hours on the couch dreaming and building every room over and over and over again, but I firmly believe the end result is better than we could have imagined. It's perfect now :) Hope you enjoyed!