Wordful Wednesday-A WHOLE lot’a work goin’ on

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I would have liked to have shown you a house that’s totally renovated and moved in and decorated.

Alas, I can’t so this will have to do. There’s been a WHOLE lot’a work goin’ on, and I’m plum tuckered out. We’re getting there. Slowly, but surely.


The twins room used to be a girls room.


That section in the middle is a toy box. All we need to do now is cover that “K” with a “J”.

The kids bathroom was pretty darn white. Well, white covered in dirt. So not so very white. Jeff wanted a blue bathroom, so blue it is. Only took me FOUR laborious hours to do, too.


Since I have a love affair with brown (and all things beige or taupe), I threw some in. I couldn’t resist.

The girls room was this terrible shade of blue, and I’m pretty sure the former owners housed a dog in the room. The first thing that had to go was the carpet. … And everything else for that matter.



And lastly, the formal livingroom and dining room. The dining room was the darkest shade of forest green you can imagine, so it appeared black. Covering that up took a few coats of paint. And that, my friends, is an understatement.
The chandelier had to go, and in it’s place we did recessed lighting.


Whew. Any takers on the rest of the house for next week? Or are you as tired of this whole process as I am?
About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility says

    Everything looks wonderful! You must be wiped out!

  2. No! i can't wait to see more :O) you should have one of those HGTV shows following your makeover/renovations story! i love what you have done. it's coming along very nicely! have a great rest of the week

  3. Oh my gosh, beautiful, Angie!! What a huge difference w/ the lighter color walls!!!!!

    How did you cover that dark green? Did you have to primer it?

    I want to paint our kitchen a different color. It's a gross dark red!!!!

  4. Clint and Mary says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the afters! Great job…great taste!

  5. Momisodes says

    Wow! What a huge transformation! You have done an amazing job.

    I have to admit that I also have a love for brown and beige, especially in decor.

  6. your hard work is paying off! it all looks great!

  7. scrappysue says

    it's really coming together! what amazing spaces angie – totally worth all the hard work! that living room looks so much bigger now it's lighter!

  8. It looks great! I love the shower curtain in the bathroom and I love, love, love the built-in toy box wall unit!

  9. Can i move in? It is looking gorgeous!! I can't believe all of the work you are doing! An don top of everything else, too!

  10. Amy @ Six Flower Mom says

    Keep up the good work, it looks great! A magical WW to you!

  11. Elaine A. says

    Of course we want to see the rest. You can't leave us hangin! My favorite re-do's are always kitchens. I assume you did something there too, right?

    I bet you are SO excited to be done and move in!

  12. well you guys have been busy!

  13. Halftime Lessons says

    Wow…you guys do nice work!!

    missing you,


  14. Holy moly you have been super busy! So do you sleep at all anymore? 😉

    Love the makeover it looks amazing.

  15. It looks great! Do you want to come to Ky and help at my house?


  16. Looks great Angie.
    I'm glad it's going so well.

  17. •´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• says

    It looks absolutely fantastic!!

  18. Cecily R says

    The work you're doing is beautiful! I am absolutely and totally impressed!

  19. Carissa(GoodnCrazy) says

    Girl friend I heart you!

    And what is wrong with that lovely shade of pink in that bedroom?

    What year is this house? The fireplace rocks!!

    Are you doing ALL that painting yourself? have you moved in??

  20. Kristina P. says

    Your bathroom is amazing!! I am going to reply to your email. I didn't know you were LDS!

  21. brunger bunch says

    Oh my…you have been so busy. I guess I didnt realize how much work this house needed. Hope you are surviving. Might I add…It looks sooooo good!

  22. I really like the windows in your living area. Looks like the changes are coming along nicely. Lots of work, but worth it!

  23. Sara Bonds says

    Ooooo, pretty! I love the bathroom.

  24. Jenni Jiggety says

    It is looking FANTASTIC, Angie! You have great taste!

  25. MOMMY-MOMO says

    wow!!! looks great!

  26. Whew! All your hard work is paying off… the new place looks great!

  27. Ms. Latina says

    Your home is beautiful! You are inspiring me, since that is my goal to buy a home this year.Been saving for a few years now and looking at the tranformation pics makes me more determined than ever, esp. with the rates and prices as they are now. I have faith, if it right God will help YOU and ME. GBU!

  28. Jennifer Leigh says

    Awesome job!

  29. T Rex Mom says

    Wow! What a house makeover. You must be so excited!

  30. Casey's trio says

    It's looking good! Must be fun to get things remodeled and painted before you get all moved in! Love the dark furniture too:)

  31. Wayfaring Wanderer says

    WOW! You are getting a crap ton of stuff done!

  32. MamaJoss says

    oh WOWEEEEE! I love what you've done to the place — very awesome before/after comparison — what a difference – can I move in?

  33. Great job!!

  34. 3 Bay B Chicks says

    Unlike your many of other fans, I don't actually have to move in. I just want to understand where I am going to rest my head when I come for a visit…

    for a long, long time…

    and you know I've got kids…

    and a husband, but he doesn't necessarily have to come.



  35. Daddydayone says

    All I can say is wow. Great job

  36. Michelle says

    Looks like you have been hard at work and everything looks great!

  37. BoufMom9 says

    Looks so great! I am in those very same trenches right now, but have no real pics to share….yet.

    Happy WW!

  38. Simply Being Mommy says

    Wowzers! You have been busy and it looks great!

  39. Holy mackerel! Those are some amazing after shots. What a beautiful home!

  40. Miranda @ Keeper of the Cheerios says

    You've gotten A LOT done since I was here last. It looks great! You guys have done some amazing work there. I bet it'll be nice to have it all done and finally get to move in.

  41. Following Him says

    Amazing job! Can't wait to see everyhting once it is finished!

  42. Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says

    Oh. My. GAWGEOUS!

    Your floors.. oh… to have those floors! Lovin' what you've done. I'm giddy, I can't wait to see more!

  43. ~*~ Melissa ~*~ says

    It looks great!

  44. It looks fantastic Angie, you've got a great eye!

  45. Jennifer says

    I know I've said it before, but I LOVE the colors you've chosen! And the toy box is brilliant!

  46. You all did an amazing job! Happy WW!

    Check out my push-up challenge!


  47. Maria Berg says

    It is nice to se before and after photos.
    Like how bright it has become where the firer place is, MB

  48. Kimberly says

    My goodness you have been busy! Good work though! I am loving the blue and brown bathroom! I also think the new walls in your living area are much better than before!

  49. Kimberly says

    Wow, I'm so impressed by what you accomplished! That's amazing and everything looks so beautiful and new!

  50. blueviolet says

    You all must be working from sunup to sundown and then some!

  51. I love all that you have done! I love the wall color in the twin's room! Your house looks BEAUTIFUL! Great work!

  52. Whimsical Creations says

    Everything looks wonderful! You have been busy!

  53. Heather @ Not a DIY Life says

    Looking good! It's amazing how little changes change have such a great impact! Good luck with the rest.

  54. Sparkette says

    Wow look at you guys go! Those rooms look great! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  55. What a fantastic job! It's really coming along–love all your color choices and attention to detail!


  56. Wow…great job on everything you've done…looks WONDERFUL! Happy WW!

  57. Veggie Mom says

    You've rounded the corner and are headed for the finish line, huh? Congrats, and Happy July!

  58. Erin, Nick and Merrick says

    It looks GREAT!!!!

  59. Mrs. Marine says

    WOW, looks awesome! Must be a great since of accomplishment! I don't envy all that work, but I bet your glad its done.

  60. Kiki (G.G.) says

    Your renovations are amazing. Love the bathroom makeover and the living/dining space. I will never get used to hardwood. Our house is all white oak hardwood except for tile in the bathrooms. One boy and one dog have completely destroyed the floors. I hope we never have to move b/c it will cost a small fortune to have someone come in and sand, stain, and coat the floors. It's pretty, but it's a pain. Take care and good luck with the rest of your renovations.

  61. WackyMummy says

    Wow! Great job! And you have time to blog too?!

    I love the satisfaction that comes from a successful DIY project. =)

  62. WOW! WOW.. That is some very impressive renovations!!!!I love the colors you chose for the bathroom.. Great job..

  63. Stam House says

    WOW I love the after!!!! Good job!

  64. Buckeroomama says

    What a huge difference! I love how everything seems lighter, brighter somehow. 🙂 Great job!

  65. koopermom says

    Your house looks GREAT!!!!

    I hate painting walls. I have NO patience for it.

  66. Ronda's Rants says

    It looks like a professional did this! Great job…How much fun you must be having!

  67. Looks like a totally different house. Amazing!

  68. What a great home you have. I love what you have done. I am back again with some pictures. I have not done this in awhile.

  69. Stu Pidasso says

    Your house is looking awesome. Lots of fresh paint and much brighter, too….SoCal…duh!!


  70. Jennifer says

    Angie, everything is absolutely stunning!

  71. Holy Cow! I love it all. I cant believe how much work you have done. Gorgeous!

  72. S Club Mama says

    Wow, can you come do my house next?

  73. Keep It Classy, Jen says

    I wish I could redecorate the way you do…I have NO eye for that sort of thing. I can put together an outfit but a house…NO WAY!!

    Happy WW!

  74. Wow, you guys are doing a great job! Thank goodness most of this stuff is cosmetic and not total reno. Why was the chandelier hanging in the living room instead of the dining room?

    Justine 😮 )

  75. I'm tired just looking at it. It looks really good.

  76. YoungMommy says

    Wow, you guys *have* been working hard! Great Job!!!

  77. It is looking really nice. Good job. I love the floors and I am a lover of all things brown too.

  78. I am late today but I am here none the less.

    I love what you are doing with the house. I can only imagine how much work that has been. And how you are doing this with 5 kids, I just can't imagine that.

    Anyway, I would like to see the rest.

  79. ChefDruck says

    You have such gorgeous taste. I love your vision for the house. I'm off to meet with the painters for our new house. I hope I make such good decisions as you!

  80. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says

    All that hard work is really paying off – it looks AWESOME!! 🙂

  81. les_mason_curt says

    Love your before and afters… cannot wait to see the rest.. I would love to buy a house that needs some serious TLC and fix it up… will not happen for quite a while, but one day, I hope!

  82. Awesome!!!!

  83. Everything looks so awesome! You have great taste!

  84. Wow! That is one serious makeover! Everything looks great!

  85. wow, i'm so impressed!!!

  86. Kekibird says

    I'm totally drooling over your home. It looks gorgeous! And I love the blue in the bathroom. Looks like the same color I'm painting my son's room.

  87. I love seeing the process of it coming together. Keep 'em coming.

  88. Kathleen W. says

    Wow, Angie, that is absolutely amazing! Great work! I'm wishing I could do a room makeover in my home, but then again, I didn't just move.

    And by the way, your blog redesign is gorgeous too. Your husband done good!

  89. It looks fabulous! What a lot of work though….we just repainted our entire house so I know what you're going through….UGH! Hope it's done soon!

  90. Valencia says

    You're doing a great job. I'm moving this weekend, so I'll post pics when I'm done. Wish me luck.

  91. I love the bathroom! Great job on the house.

  92. Brimful Curiosities says

    That is ambitious. We just painted one room last weekend and thought that was bad enough.

  93. Every room looks so wonderful! And I feel so tired for you! Oh my what a ton of work! Be sure to reward yourself with a good book and a cold drink soon!

    Sorry I didn't participate this week…I'm slacking. Next week!

  94. What wonderful changes! I know you're glad that part is over and done.

    Sherry at EX Marks the Spot

  95. You've done a great job with the house! I love it!!

  96. Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) says

    G O R G E O U S !

  97. Jeanette says

    absolutely gorgeous!! Well done!

  98. Looks beautiful – can't wait to see more!!

  99. All your time and hard work have definitely paid off! Gorgeous!!

  100. mannequin says

    I'm number 100! Do I win a free gallon of paint or something?
    It looks fab Angie; I love your color choices! I'm interested in the outdoors though.
    Are you sitting on top of the world?

  101. Your house looks amazing! I love blue/brown combos!

    Where did you get your bunk beds? I love them!

  102. Are You Serious! says

    ♥ It all looks FABULOUS!!! I love you ceiling fans and love the bunkbeds too… Brown is a great color! 🙂

  103. Sweet Serendipity says

    It's gorgeous. You do great work. You can come to my place anytime ;D

  104. Oh wow, how fabulous. Y'all are super talented and I love the colors you chose.

  105. Life with Kaishon says

    Everything is looking SO great Angie! Way to go. You are a super star!

  106. Bonnie the Boss says

    Where are you living while doing all that stinkin work? holy cow do you just drop into bed everynight?

  107. Wow, what a difference a coat of paint makes. I love the living room/dining room…it looks like a completely different room without that dark paint! And I love the blue in the bathroom. It really makes it much brighter in there.

  108. Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light says

    I'm so excited that I got my post in before you shut Mr. Linky down….long time since I've posted a Wordful Wednesday myself, but I always love reading them!

    Thanks for your wonderful blog and carnival….I love it!

    BTW, every time I have a "mono-mono" patient, I think of you and tell them about your blog! 🙂

    Have a great night!

  109. All I can say is, "Wow!"

  110. It looks so much better, it's amazing what a couple of coats of paint will do

  111. You are so fabulous…
    love the new blue and brown in the bathroom. Love the boys' room…you know how I feel about monograms and personalization. (Especially since you're changing the "K" to a "J." That works. You know.)

    But really? What's wrong with dark forest green? It's so classy and fresh.

    Had you worried there, huh?
    p.s. I wrote this while wearing my culottes and banana clip. Just. For. You.

  112. girlytwins says

    So awesome. You guys have such great taste. Hopefully one day we can be invited to see it in person 🙂

  113. Stephanie says

    Catching up, Angie…I've been a bit behind! Two years old with these boys is proving to be challenging, to say the least!

    Looks like you have been so so busy. Wow – lots of work! When did you move the boys out of cribs and did you have the bunks then or toddler beds? We're dealing with a whole lot of climbing out of cribs….SO not ready for this!!

  114. MoziEsmé says

    You have done amazingly well – I am in awe!

  115. Happy Fourth of July weekend. I hope you and your family have fun. I have something on my blog for you.

  116. Bee and Rose says

    It's all absolutely gorgeous! It makes me want to start a big re-do at my house!

  117. love it love it love it!

  118. Looks fantastic! I can't imagine being a mom, renovating a house and blogging … seriously are you WONDER WOMAN??? I love the bathroom color scheme!

  119. Clark Captions says

    Wow Angie! You have been busy! I didn't realize you guys were buying a house, renovating and moving in! It looks beautiful! Pretty cool what a bit of paint and hard work will do!

  120. Get thee to my home to re-decorate. Now please!