Home Tour and Our Paint Colors

This is a tour of the rooms and areas of the house we have updated so far. This page is a work in progress, just like our house, so it will be updated as we finish new projects. I’ve included links to the projects along the way for these spaces, so browse around and say awhile!

Kitchen – Cabinets Ikea Lidingo, soffit and crown molding are Benjamin Moore Simply White, peninsula is Rustolium Blossom White

Ikea Lidingo Kitchen Renovation with Crown Molding

Ikea Lidingo Kitchen Installation with Crown Molding

Ikea Lidingo Kitchen with Kashmir White Granite and Marble Backsplash

Ikea Lidingo Cabinets with Custom Trim

See all my Kitchen posts for more details.

Hallway Bathroom – Sherwin Williams Mega Greige

Sherwin Williams Mega Greige Bathroom

Sherwin Williams Mega Greige Bathroom

St Paul Manchester Vanity and Silestone Lagoon Top

Florim Stratos Avorio 12x24 Porcelain Tile


Silestone Lagoon marble lookalike vanity top

Kohler Archer Tub with Florim Stratos Avorio 12x24 Porcelain Tile

Silestone Lagoon Shower Corner Shelves and Beveled White Subway Tile

Large Robe Hooks for Extra Towels

See all my hallway bathroom posts for more details.


  • Wall Paint: Sherwin Williams Mega Greige
  • Trim Paint: Benjamin Moore Simply White (leftover from painting ourkitchen crown molding)
  • Vanity: St. Paul Manchester from Home Depot
  • Vanity Top: Silestone Lagoon
  • Vanity Faucet: Moen
  • Vanity Sink: Kohler Archer
  • Mirror: Allen+Roth from Lowe’s
  • Sconces: Martha Stewart from Home Depot
  • Tub: Kohler Archer
  • Hand Shower: Moen
  • Tub Faucet and Handle: Moen
  • Toilet: Old American Standard
  • Shower corner shelves: Silestone Lagoon (same as vanity)
  • Floor Tile: Florim Stratos Avorio
  • Towel Hooks: Martha Stewart from Home Depot

Dining Room – Wall Color Benjamin Moore Iced Marble, Trim and Wainscoting Sherwin Williams Alabaster

Our dining room was a blank slate and started with cream colored walls and no furnishings. We painted, added crown molding, wainscoting, a new chandelier, and accessories. The table was a Craigslist Find. We love ourselves some Craigslist.

benjamin moore iced marble

bm iced marble sw alabaster

My spring tablescape

This is what it looked like before:

dining room before

Shoe Closet – Wall Color Sherwin Williams Ancient Marble

We have two closets in our master bedroom. One walk in that holds all of our clothes, and then this little guy. At first glance in our bedroom, you might think, wow two walk ins, since you can technically walk in, but it isn’t very wide, so not conducive to storing clothes. But it is perfect for storing shoes. Lots and lots of shoes.

We added two Ikea shoe cabinets.

shoe closet ikea stall

Then we spruced it up and added some accessories and a new rug.

sherwin williams ancient marble ikea shoe cabinet skar stall

This is what the shoe closet looked like before…dark green, and check out the little glimpse of the carpeted shelf there on the right. Ick. We ripped the carpet off the shelf and have big plans for that little cubby area. Stay tuned!

shoe closet sherwin williams ancient marble

Half Bath – Paint Color Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

Our half bath was the first room in the house to receive a full makeover. It had what I affectionately called a “public restroom sink”, you know, the kind that is attached to the wall with all the plumbing exposed, wallpaper, and a dated light fixture. The new sink was another one of our Craigslist Finds. We ripped all of that out and have a much cleaner, more calming, and fresh space.

sherwin williams sea salt beachy blue bathroom paint color ideas

sherwin williams sea salt beachy blue bathroom paint color ideas



Entry – Wall Color Sherwin Williams Ramie, Trim and Door Sherwin Williams Alabaster


Our back yard overhaul was one of the biggest transformations we have had so far. The deck was in disrepair, there was a stagnant pool of water under the deck, the landscaping had become overgrown, and it basically all needed to be ripped out and replaced. So we did, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. It’s our own little private oasis.

Flagstone patio with hydrangeas

flagstone patio with potted plants

Flagstone Patio


This was the state of the patio right after we purchased the house:

patio before

Living Room – Paint Color Sherwin Williams Ramie

Our living room started out dark and dreary, but we removed a few trees and got a new sofa and chair to make a much lighter and brighter room.

We put up these free prints:

This here is our Shift Console:

Living room after

This is the room right after we bought the house. See how dark it is? The tree removal really made a huge difference in the amount of light that comes in the room.

Also, don’t forget to check out my paint color blog, Involving Color! Browse by room type, room color and check out the gallery of painted and refinished furniture, or you can search by paint color, room type, blog name, or any combo of these. Make sure to check out the image descriptions – many include the name of the paint color and a link back to the owner’s blog where you can see more details about their rooms.

Linking up to: Poppies at Play, A Bowl Full of Lemons, The Handmade Home, Shabby Creek Cottage


  1. says

    Jena your house is lovely – I love the paint colours. Are those IKEA shoe cabinets? I have one in my entry and just love it! Thanks for sharing your home with us today.

  2. Libby says

    Your house is beautiful! I love your choice of colors that add some color but are still neutral. Could you tell me where you got the white (hutch?) piece of furniture in your entry way? I have been looking for something clean and simple like it forever!

  3. Heather says

    I love the clean lines in your home. Three questions:

    1. Is that an Ikea stand for the TV?
    2. If so, what’s the name of the piece?
    3.And, we have your sofa in an indigo blue denim (living room has natural oak floors and northern light only)…any suggestions for wall color?

  4. Catherine says

    Absolutely love your home and noticed that you have mixed metals throughout and it ties together beautifully. Currently in a design dilema in which I, like you, went with oil rubbed bronze door knobs and hinges and find myself favoring oil rubbed bronze (matte black) ceiling light fixtures, but prefer brushed nickel faucets, toilet paper and towel holders, etc. All my friends are telling me that I need to go with one or the other and have everything match. I’m torn but realize once I make the decision, I will need to remain consistent throughout the rest of the house. For example, we are currently remodeling a basement powder room and I need to decide whether I want an oil rubbed bronze faucet or a brushed nickel one. Once that is decided, I will do the same for our main bathroom when we remodel it. Curious what your thoughts were and if you had “rules” when it came to picking out hardware throughout your home.

    • Jena M says

      Hi Catherine, you have basically echoed my sentiments :). I like ORB for light fixtures and door hardware and brushed nickel for plumbing fixtures and cabinet hardware. I have mixed it up a little bit in some rooms, like in our hallway bath I did brushed nickel sconces since nothing else in there was ORB. I think mixing nickle and ORB is a lot different than mixing, say brass and nickel. I noticed a lot of high end and top designers mix metals a lot, and I love how it brings a little extra contrast and interest to a space.

  5. Brittany says

    Hi Jena! First time visiting your site and I must say, your kitchen is just beautiful. It’s absolutely gorgeous… one of my favorites I’ve seen on a blog! Could you please tell me two things, where did that gorgeous little round table in the kitchen come from?
    And what is the name of the fabric on the windowshade in the kitchen?
    Thanks so much! Your home is beautiful. When can you come do mine? ;)

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  7. says

    Hi, I love your kitchen and I am getting an Ikea white lidingo kitchen as well in aa couple months. I was wondering if your countertop is IKEA? There is one I picked out at Ikea (quartz) that looks similar but it be great to know what the finished product looks like.


    • Jena says

      The counters are Kashmir White and we purchased from a local dealer. We found the prices at Ikea to be much higher than going through local places.

  8. Mari says

    How can I get those free prints? I went to the site, there are so many. Are yours called anything? And what size frames? Love your home!!!

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