After much hard work and anticipation, we’re finally sharing the reveal of some of the interior of our new home and where we bought most of our things! Although we built this house and it’s brand new, there was so much love put into making it our own. Countless hours of cutting wood for shiplap, painting, and decorating have finally come together to make our dream home. We honestly couldn’t be more grateful to God for allowing us to do this together and live the dream of owning our own home. We are ready for the memories we will make, the friends and family we will host, and the love that will be shared within these walls.
We’ve said it before, but building a home, moving, and making it your own is a whirlwind process that’s not for the faint of heart. There were long days and nights where we worked non-stop to customize this house. There were SO many things that went wrong (because it’s really inevitable!) from getting appliances that were damaged, to having to exchange our first couch that had feathers (which I’m allergic to), to having to recut, repaint, and reapply various things around the house. We slept on the floor for almost 2 weeks, stained most of our clothes with paint, and had boxes lying around the house (and we still have a bunch lying in the guest bedrooms) with things to be unpacked. But throughout most of this process, we were filled with gratitude (I don’t say throughout the entire process because there were times that we were just over it! LOL) and overwhelming joy as we went through this all.
This post is going to be a long one because we are sharing the before pictures, some of the behind the scenes of the process, and the final results of most of the house. For now, we’re only sharing images of the main living areas and our master bedroom, but we will be sharing pictures of the other rooms and our office in another post (hopefully soon but we can’t promise anything because they’re still a mess) We’re so thankful for our family and friends that came to help us put this all together and made this whole experience just that much better :)
Without further a due, here are the before, behind the scenes, and after images from our home, including where we got all our furniture, light fixtures, and decor!
A special thank you to our friends Claudia and Elton who not only helped us move but helped us paint too! We’re so grateful for their lives and how God orchestrated our friendship! This is just the first of MANY pictures involving shiplap! First up in the big reveal, our breakfast nook! The sign on the wall is from Magnolia and the table is from Target.
This light fixture is from World Market and the bench was built by hand by Vic with some assistance from me in making the cushion! The pillows are from Homegoods and Target! Now we move on the the before images of the kitchen… And here’s the after :) Our friend Domenic helped us paint the kitchen, Vic put up the shiplap above the cabinets (told you there was going to be a lot of shiplap), and the subway tile underneath last week! The clock on the wall is from IKEAThese containers are so stinking cute and they’re from West ElmWe had a perfectly good faucet but Vic wanted his black faucet (which I was not happy with at first, but I have to say it looks so nice) We found it on Amazon!
You know I HAD to get this sign! It’s from TJMaxx and the decor pieces, as well as the wooden tray are all from there as well! The cross-back barstools are our favorite and they’re from World Market!
A before of our living room space (even before we closed on the house)! More sanding and cutting shiplap We had my brother come up for 2 days to help us build and install different things around the house Yep, there’s shiplap in almost every room in the house!
Our living room (probably our favorite room in the house!) The built-in consisted of kitchen cabinets screwed into the wall and a slab of wood on top. Both things were bought at Lowes and put together/ stained by Vic! The leather recliner was a miracle find at HomeGoods :) Blankets are from Target Before closing on the house we were so torn about whether or not we wanted a leather couch or a grey fabric couch, so what did we do? We asked the good people of Instagram to help us decide. The overwhelming majority voted for the grey fabric and we loved that we were able to add the leather we wanted in the recliner! Couch is from City Furniture, the rug is from Rugs USA, coffee table and side table are also from HomeGoods.
Decor and pillows are a mix of Target, HomeGoods, and Kirklands. The before of our dining room…
Again with the shiplap, but here we decided on only half the wall ;) And by the way, that’s not me in this picture, it’s our friend Claudia, who everyone says looks like my sister :)
We love how this space turned out with the half-wall of shiplap! The vase is from West Elm and the lavender stems are from Hobby Lobby. This is the same table we’ve had since we got married from Macy’s. The fiddle fig tree is from World Market, the light fixture is from Wayfair, and the clock is from Kirklands. Last but not least, the before image of our master bedroom Finding the studs on the wall for more…Shiplap!!! Another favorite space :) The rug is from Rugs USA and the bed frame is from Wayfair. Lamps are from Target and nightstands are from IKEA (we did add those same handles from the kitchen though). Almost everything else is from HomeGoods including the mirrors, bedding, and ottoman.