We moved in to our current home in late December 2015, after living in an apartment for several months. Our new-to-us home – a 1960’s 2800 sq. ft. Colonial located in the Boston suburbs.

The previous owner was an elderly lady, and while she took excellent care of the house, it was extremely old-fashioned and dated! But we knew this house was diamond in the rough and that it had endless potential. It was the first and only house that we viewed that I instantly knew was “the one”.

Our new home has so many projects that are going to keep us busy for years to come. We’ve got big plans for it and you you’ll follow us on our journey!

Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far…

(all before pictures are the actual listing or open house pictures!)

Listing Photos of House

Living Room

A living room with a fireplace, arm chair & lamp in corner near a window and a large, rectangular coffee table and blue area rug
A living room with a blue velvet sofa and armchair, antique-style coffee table, white curtains and a large blue and white area rug
A living room with white walls, white curtains, a fireplace, large blue area rug and antique-style furniture


living room couch with throw pillows
modern colonial style living room
modern colonial style living room


Wall color: Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray

Trim Color: Sherwin Williams Extra White

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A old fashioned kitchen with a dining room table
A kitchen with white cabinets, white refrigerator, white tile flooring and a wooden table and country-style wooden chairs with tied-on cushion seats
A large wooden table with matching chairs and cushions by a large window in the kitchen
A kitchen with white cabinets, white floor tiles, and a wooden table and chairs on the left


A kitchen with white cabinets, silver hardware, a rustic wooden table and grey chairs, and a blue and white rug on wooden floors
A stovetop with a large, white hood cover and white tile backsplash
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Dining Room

An oak dining room table with matching chairs and dark blue cushions


A dining room with modern, dark wooden table, blue and white table runner, grey upholstered chairs and a tall house plant in the corner


The corner of a living room near a window with white curtains, a dark blue leather ottoman, white end table and a light brown antique sofa
A white floor lamp near a blue leather ottoman near a window with white curtains and a door in the background
diy floating desk in office nook

See the full before and after here.

First Floor Bathroom (Powder Room)

A bathroom with pink tiles halfway up the wall, a wooden cupboard under the window, and small orange and brown tiles on the floor
A pink sink in a bathroom with pink tiles halfway up, and a medicine cabinet with sliding mirror doors


Check out all the “during” process posts here + a full source list here

modern colonial bathroom
Bathroom Reveal - One Room Challenge

Learn how to DIY your own shiplap from cheap plywood.

A white toilet with a short vase of flowers on top, and a tan artwork in a wood frame above
A tan hand towel on a dark, metal towel hook, mounted onto shiplap walls


Laundry Room/Mudroom


A narrow room with a white washer and dryer, shelves on top and a door with glass panes in the top half, and a white curtain

A dark wood bench with large, wicker baskets below, and an assortment of patterned, blue pillows on top

See the full laundry room makeover here.

Heading Upstairs…

Master Bedroom

A bedroom with a ceiling fan, an old-fashioned iron bed, a chest at the end of the bed with blue pillows and a dresser with a lamp and mirror
A bedroom with a small, white iron bed, a short chest of drawers with a lamp, a small, dark rug near the bed and short curtains in the window
A bedroom with an old-fashioned iron bed, white wardrobe, short curtains in the window and white doors of a closet


Make over your bedroom without paint or new furniture - just switch out the bedding for a fresh new look!
A bed with white sheets, a mix of pillows (solid blue, white and blue and white alone) and a quilted blue and white coverlet


Master Bathroom

A sink and toilet in a bathroom with light grey ceramic tiles halfway up the walls


Can you believe we renovated this space for only $1800?

A stand-up shower with a glass door and chrome handle, near a window with a towel rack and a navy blue bath towel set

A close up of a sink and toilet with wallpaper on the bathroom walls

See the full bathroom makeover post.

Second Floor Bathroom 

A pink sink, pink tiles around tub and sink area and a window with lace curtains above pink and white sink


A rustic wooden vanity with a grey countertop and white, vessel sink with chrome faucet, and a framed, round mirror above
White subway tile, gray grout and chrome hardware. This used to be all pink! A pink bathroom gets a modern vintage makeover

See The Full Guest Bathroom Reveal Here


Cian’s Big Boy Bedroom

A bedroom with wood flooring and an oval, dark blue area rug, surrounded by an end table, floor-length mirror, and various shelves of books and miscellaneous items
A bedroom with a wood floors and a blue rug; tall, wooden chest of drawers, and smaller white shelves with books
shared boy bedroom with two twin beds with navy and gray bedding
A series of three floating wooden blue shelves on the wall, displaying children\'s books, with a wooden step stool below
A bed with blue and white bedding, near a window, with a large plush octopus on top

See the full bedroom makeover reveal.

Conor’s  Nursery


A wooden rocking chair near a window with white curtains, older frames on the wall, and small bookshelves nearby
The corner of a room with hardwood floors, tow doors, and many shelves containing wicker storage boxes
A nursery with a grey crib, blue and white mobile, white changing table and large world map on the wall in a wood frame
A classic gray and blue baby boy nursery featuring a reclaimed wood accent wood.

See the full nursery reveal here.

Aidan’s Nursery


An old-fashioned wooden bed, wooden chest of drawers and large window with short, white curtains

A bedroom with old-fashioned bed, large oak dresser and mirror and a window with short, white curtains


Blue and white nursery
Nursery with white walls and white glider
Side table with wooden train set, baby book and wooden rattle toy
White dresser with books and decorative objects on top

See the full nursery reveal.




The corner of the basement with wood paneling and shelves, a table with a flat-screen television, and a brick fireplace

A person sitting on a navy blue couch in a basement with wood paneled walls, tile floors and miscellaneous items on a built-in shelf nearby


A living area with beige carpeting, fireplace with black firebox and grey tile surround, and a grey side table and beige coffee table

A living room with a dark sectional sofa with throw pillows, a rectangular area rug on beige carpeting and a beige coffee table

To see the full Basement Reveal + source list click here

Back Yard & Deck


A large grassy area with tall trees and small plants around the border, next to an outside deck


large backyard landscaping ideas

Read all about our backyard transformation here

An outdoor deck featuring a pair of grey, wicker chairs with grey seat cushions, and a small table with a blue tray holding two martini glasses
A grey stone patio area with an outdoor table and wicker chairs, with blue and white place settings and other outdoor seating nearby
A grey stone patio with sofa set, beige umbrella, and single chairs nearby with white cushions
outdoor patio makeover reveal

See the full patio reveal.

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