Indoor Project List

Living Room

The living room was a large mostly blank slate flooded with beautiful sunlight when we first visited the house with our realtor.  It did have shiny brass light switch plates and outlet covers and a circa 1980’s–or maybe early 1990’s?–fan with brass accents.  It also had hideously dirty black light switches.  My husband replaced the fan and light with a dark wood and brass nickel Hunter fan.  He also changed out the light switches and the switch plates.  Otherwise, we have done nothing to this room other than adding our furniture and furnishings.  We have plans for it.

Note:  Thanks to On Sutton Place for the printable in the living room.  Click here to obtain your own copy of this free printable.

  • Fix, touch up, and poly the buffet we are using as a media center.
  • Sew pillow covers.
  • Mount our television to the wall.
  • Re-cover the trunk that holds our board and card games.
  • Replace the electrical outlets and covers.
  • Replace the floor registers.
  • Powder the floors.  (We are trying to get rid of some of the squeaks and cracks of these 50+-year-old floors!)
  • Restuff cushions on the glider.
  • Build a new side table.
  • Restuff couch, replace bun feet on it, and cover it with a slipcover.
  • Replace recliner.  (I have had it since 2002, and I hate to get rid of it because it is still comfortable!)
  • Add new shoe moulding.
  • Add crown moulding.
  • Sand and restain the floors.

2016 Home Tour

Dining Room

We have a formal dining room that is not completely enclosed, a mix of both vintage and modern design.  It has a gorgeous chandelier that I initially intended to remove from our dining room, but that I now love.  We have a few projects planned for this room.

  • Touch up and poly the table and chairs.
  • Replace electrical outlets and covers.
  • Replace floor registers.
  • Powder the floors.
  • Build a china cabinet or buffet to hold grandmother’s Wexford, milk glass, and china.
  • Beyond
  • Add new shoe moulding.
  • Add crown moulding.
  • Sand and restain the floors.

2016 Home Tour

Made by Shabby Mae: Home Tour - Dining Room

Kitchen

The son of our house’s previous owner renovated the kitchen before we bought it.  The largest kitchen in all of the houses we looked at it here, it boasts stainless steel appliances and its original wood cabinets (that have been painted white).  We like the kitchen, but have a lot of changes to make to it.

  • Stencil and poly barstools.
  • Sew a new curtain.
  • Revamp cabinet interiors with hooks, dividers, etc.
  • Replace floor register.
  • Install striped or chevron Contact paper.
  • Add shelving where our daughter’s play kitchen currently is.
  • Build a kitchen island on casters.
  • Reface cabinet doors, and replace hinges with European hinges.
  • Add crown moulding.
  • Have the refrigerator connected to a water source.
  • Replace the tile backsplash with subway tile.
  • Replace tile with wood plank tile.
  • Replace the laminate countertops.

2016 Home Tour

Hallway

When we moved into this house, the light switch and light in our hallway were painted white.  I cleaned the light fixture with alcohol and water (we suspect that light fixture is the only original fixture to the house that will remain when we finish with this house, actually), and my husband changed out the light switches (which needed to be rewired, actually!) and switch plates.  I really love our hallway runner and the pictures and signs we have on the walls of our hallway.  I also love our oversized clock, which is both functional and beautiful.  We have a few things left to do that we feel will make our hallway even more attractive than we feel it already is.

  • Add more pictures and signs.
  • Powder the floors.
  • Somehow beautify the attic door, including adding a different pull for it.
  • Add new shoe moulding.
  • Add crown moulding.
  • Sand and restain the floors.

2016 Home Tour

Made by Shabby Mae: Home Tour - Hallway

Master Bedroom

We love how big our bedroom is for a 1960’s house.  But in our opinion, it needed some work when we moved in.  The walls were Behr’s Parchment Paper (like the rest of the house), the light switch was black, the door knobs and hooks were old and ugly, and the light fixture was a vintage frosted glass fixture with no fan.  I painted the room a medium shade of grey (Slate Grey, actually) and changed out the door knobs, hooks, and door stops.  My husband installed a new light switch and switch plate as well as a new fan that matches the one in the living room.  Also, when we moved in, we had a six-year-old cheap platform bed from Walmart, a badly worn set of linens, and a broken lid on my childhood hope chest–and pictures everywhere!  We built and painted a new bed, bought new sheets and a gorgeous Nicole Miller quilt at Marshalls, created and stained a new lid for the hope chest, and built a simple DIY shelf for our pictures.  (I also made the sign on the wall for my husband’s anniversary gift just after we moved into this house.)

We still have quite a few projects planned for this room:

  • Touch up the paint on a few spots on the walls and trim.
  • Replace electrical outlets and covers.
  • Replace floor registers.
  • Powder the floors.
  • Sew new curtains with blackout fabric.
  • Change hardware of and add trim to doors.
  • Build new bedside tables.
  • Build a new mirror from an old door we bought at Habitat for Humanity Restore.  The one in this room actually belongs to my daughter and will be placed in her room when she is a bit older and no longer just wants to play with it!
  • Buy a rug.  I bought one at Lowe’s, but it did not really match the white quilt, so it is in the guest room instead!
  • Add new shoe moulding.
  • Add crown moulding.
  • Sand and restain the floors.

2016 Home Tour

Daughter’s Room

Our daughter’s room is the only room in the house without mostly neutral colors–and the pink (Oh So Pink) really stands out!  Again, her walls were originally Parchment Paper, so we painted them; I changed out the door knobs, the hooks on the doors, and the door stops, and my husband changed her light switch and switch plate and installed a white fan that matches the model fans in the rest of the house.  We have just a few (and mostly simple!) projects to complete in her room at this time.

  • Refinish the dresser.
  • Replace electrical outlets and covers.
  • Replace floor registers.
  • Powder the floors.
  • Touch up paint and trim.
  • Sew new curtains with blackout fabric.
  • Build a new bed.
  • Change hardware of and add trim to doors.
  • Add new shoe moulding.
  • Add crown moulding.
  • Sand and restain the floors.

2016 Home Tour

Note:  Our guest room and garage are currently being used primarily for storage.  Our goal is to finish decluttering and organizing what is left so that these rooms can be utilized and/or decorated later this year.