White Cottage Ranch; One Year Later

It’s been a little over a year since we moved into our ranch home.  Today, is a fun before and after post with all the house updates we’ve made.

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while now.  It’s always fun to look back at how far you’ve come on your to-do list.  When you are during renovations and remodeling, it is often hard to see the progress.  By looking back at the before and alters, it helps you realize all that you’ve accomplished.

As sad as I was to leave our old home, I have found my joy in this new space and all that it has to offer.  Not only do I love the fact that it’s all on one floor, but the larger more open spaces are better suited for our busy family.  Having a pool and more yard to care for has been both a blessing and a curse.  There is still a lot we would like to do outside to make better entertaining spaces but for our first summer in our home, we truly enjoyed the privacy and the pool.

Join me as we look back at one year in our home.

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Before and After; One Year in Our Home

Entry

We painted this space, Alabaster by Sherwin Williams and headed that same color all the way down the bedroom hallway.  That was the only physical update to the space.  See my small entryway vignetter, here (LINK).

Entry: BEFORE

Entry: AFTER

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Kitchen

We did a complete remodel of the kitchen.  We removed all the cabinets and appliances, reworked the space to include open shelving, new appliances, a custom island, coffee bar, and added an additional peninsula space with seating as a breakfast bar.  We painted the whole space Alabaster by Sherwin Williams. Around the corner, we redid the wet bar into a wine and beverage nook.  You can see the full White Cottage Kitchen Renovation Reveal, here (LINK). 

Kitchen: BEFORE

Kitchen: AFTER

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Bay Window: BEFORE:

Bay Window: AFTER

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Wet Bar: BEFORE

Wet Bar: AFTER

You can read all about this tile and the bar and beverage center, here (LINK).

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Empty Wall With Mirror: BEFORE

Coffee Bar: AFTER

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Family Room

In this space, we painted the walls, Sherwin Williams Alabaster and did a fun gray weathered treatment on the ceiling.  You can read more about the Weathered Wood Look we used on the pine plank ceiling, here (LINK). 

Family Room: BEFORE

Family Room: AFTER

You can see the family room in Winter (LINK), Spring (LINK), Fall (LINK), and Christmas (LINK).

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Dining Room

The dining room also got a fresh coat of Sherwin Williams Alabaster.  In addition, we changed out the lighting for this gorgeous chandelier and removed the heavy treatments from the bay window.

Dining Room: BEFORE

Dining Room: AFTER

You can see the dining room for Easter (LINK), Summer (LINK)Fall (LINK), Christmas (LINK).

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Library/ Office 

One of the selling points of the house was this room!  With it’s built in bookshelves, fireplace and doors out to the courtyard, it really is a beautiful space.  We painted it Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams and removed the heavy draperies on the sliding doors.

Library/ Office: BEFORE

Library/ Office: AFTER

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Powder Room

Our powder room remained the same.  In here, we only painted with Alabaster and hung a new mirror.

Powder Room: BEFORE

Powder Room: AFTER

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You can see more about my Paint by Number collection, here (LINK).

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is a huge space.  We painted the room, Alabaster by Sherwin Williams (again!) and changed out the chandelier.  The bookcases and doors all got a fresh coat of white paint. 

Master Bedroom: BEFORE

Master Bedroom: AFTER

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You can see more of this updated space with our new armoire (LINK), a painted dresser (LINK),  our bedroom coffee station (LINK), and our shabby chic white mantel (LINK).

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Bedroom Hallway and Foyer

We used a lengthy hallway in our bedroom to showcase our travel gallery wall.  Again the whole space was painted our favorite, Alabaster.

Bedroom Hallway/ Foyer: BEFORE

Bedroom Hallway/ Foyer: AFTER

You can read more about our travel gallery wall here, (LINK).

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Olivia’s Bedroom

Olivia wanted a pink tween girl bedroom space.  I painted this space Romance by Sherwin Williams.  

Olivia’s Bedroom: BEFORE

Olivia’s Bedroom: AFTER

You can see the full reveal of her sweet and feminine bedroom space, here (LINK).

Phew!  That was a long post!  Thanks for hanging in there with me.  From the looks of it, we have been busy busy bees this year!  We have also done a few other projects which I have not shared on the blog yet, so I will hold on to those for future posts!  I hope that you found some inspiration today and thanks again for always following along.

XO,

 

 

  1. WOW! What a tranformation. I’d wouldn’t mind living there. Care to swap?! lol

  2. Portella says:

    The after pics are so incredible! I’m a huge fan of minimalistic style with white walls and everything.

  3. Really GREAT !!! Excellent presentation.Not only thanks but also grateful.

  4. Farmhouse40 says:

    Wow, you have really transformed your home. It is beautiful and I love the wall color you picked. That is a lot of work. Great job!

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