Two and a half years ago we moved our Dear Lillie offices to a property that had it’s own workspace for our company and a house that was perfect for Jason. Well, at the end of this summer we realized we had outgrown that workspace and knew the time had come to move into an actual warehouse space. We were excited to find a great place in a nearby industrial park and once we got everything moved over there and Jason was set up and operating out of the new space we put this place on the market. Earlier this week we officially sold it so we thought it would be fitting to share one last post with lots of before and afters. (There’s a full source list for all the rooms at the bottom of this post). We didn’t have to do anything too crazy – just cosmetic stuff but it was the room we put the most effort into.
The dining room was pretty much just painting and changing out the floor: We called this the neopolitan ice cream room when we first moved in – one wall was pink, one vanilla and one chocolate.
With the exception of changing the countertops and buying new appliances the rest of the house was done on a very small budget.
We worked with lots of old furniture that had been handed down along with some free items from some of the wonderful companies we have had the opportunity to work with like HomeGoods, Wayfair and Joss and Main and and then stuck with stores like Ikea and Target when we needed to purchase larger type pieces like the dining room table and chairs. Wall Color – Revere Pewter by BM in a matte finish Trim and Cabinets- Simply White by BM in a semi-gloss finish
Island Countertop – Polished Carrara Marble (remnant) Floor – Peel and Stick vinyl that looks like wood from Lowe’s White Lilacs – freshly cut from back yard
Glass Bottles on Little Wood Tray on Island – White Home Collection in Wilton, NH
Faux Roman Shades – made from a shower curtain at Target Floor – Peel and Stick vinyl that looks like wood from Lowe’s
Flowers Market box – Lola Rue in Bloomington, IN Wall Color – Galveston Gray by BM in a matte finish
Trim – Simply White by BM in a semi-gloss finish
Bricks – Revere Pewter by BM in matte finish
Pillow with Text – Twin Elm Farm Peterborough, NH Books on Coffee Table – One was our grandfather’s and the other ones from thrift shops
Mirror above Fireplace – Was Left in Garage by Previous Owner of Home Wall Color – I think Rockport Gray (it was one we found in his basement from last summer and just used it because we already had it) by BM in a matte finish Coat Rack – We made it with a 1 by 8 piece of wood (about 6 feet long) stained with Provincial and added hooks from IKEA Paint Color – Soft Chamois by Benjamin Moore Trim Color – Simply White by Benjamin Moore Door Color – Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore
Beds – Passed down from my grandfather’s house and painted in Annie Sloan’s Graphite from Lady Butterbug Little Jars – White Home Market – Wilton, NH
Frames with Silhouettes – From Hobby Lobby about 7 or 8 years ago
Dresser – Passed down from my grandfather’s house and painted in Annie Sloan’s Graphite from Lady Butterbug
Dresses – (From left to right) TJMaxx, Joyfolie, Chasing Fireflies Wall Color: Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color: Simply White by Benjamin Moore Solid Gray Squares and White Lumbar: HomeGoods