HOUSE TOUR Little House of Four: HOUSE TOUR


Welcome to our home!  Ten years ago a small extremely dated rancher came on the market in the neighborhood we dreamed of moving into.  It was the same neighborhood my husband grew up in years before.  I called our realtor and made an appointment right away to go check it out.  As soon as I pulled in the driveway I could see the potential.  My husband, well, he needed a little more convincing.  After a little begging and pleading he agreed it would be a good move and here we are.

I love getting involved and doing house projects myself.  There is nothing like the feeling you get after accomplishing a major house project.  Almost all the work in our house was completed by either myself, my husband or with help from very generous family and friends.  Thanks dad!

I hope you stick around for my journey as I decorate (and redecorate) our house.  Enjoy!

Entryway After
{DIY Plank Wall, West Elm Inspired Console Table Makeover}

Door color:  Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore
Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Balanced Beige
Console Table, Mirrors, Baskets, Clear Vase: HomeGoods
Black and White Rug: HomeGoods
Living Room Rug: RugsUSA

Living Room After

Rug: Rugs USA
Number Eye Chart: Wayfair


Light: Lowe's
Clock: Target

Dining Room Before
(Sellers things)

Dining Room After

 Rug: HomeGoods
Curtain:  West Elm
Window:  Sweet Clover
Lamp: Pier 1 Imports
Vintage Server: Local Vintage Market

Kitchen After (Phase 1)
Pendant Light: Lighting Direct
Counters: Granite Brown Suede
Bamboo Blinds: Home Depot
Hand Towel: HomeGoods
Base Cabinet Color: SW Iron Ore

{DIY Market Sign, Smart Tile installation }


mudroom addition and sources
Rug: Crate and Barrel
Pillow: IKEA
Shelf (similar): Hobby Lobby
Tufted Leather Bench: DIY
Magnetic Chalkboard Message Board: DIY 


 Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore
Rug: Crate and Barrel
Desk Chair: HomeGoods
Artwork: DIY
Light: DIY

Hall Bath Before
(Sellers things)

Hall Bath After

Master Bedroom Before
(sellers things)

Master Bedroom After
Lamp - Target
Picture - Pier 1 Imports
Duvet- West Elm

Painting Stripes

Master Bath Before
(Sellers Things)

Master Bath After

Paige's Room After
For the full room tour and project details click here

Owen's Room After

DIY wood headboard

Basement Before
(After we ripped out the paneling and drop ceiling)

Basement After
{Plank Wall}
Rug- Target
"A"- HomeGoods
Clock - Painted Fox
Stools - World Market
Table- Goodwill Makeover

Fireplace color- Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore
Rug- RugsUSA
Tribal Table- World Market
Sofa- IKEA

Bar During

Bar After



  1. You have a lovely home, I discovered your blog from a comment left on Living Well on the Cheap. I love your comfy and homey cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Aww, thanks Cindy! You are so kind :) I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

  2. Hi Katie,
    I came across you from a comment you left on I heart organising (the name of your blog was so sweet that I thought I'd visit). Anyway, just want to say that it's so nice to see how you've made your house into a lovely home for your family. Your blog feels "real". Thanks for sharing.

    1. It was so sweet of you to say such kind words and I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

  3. Lovely tour! You have such great taste! Glad I found you. :)

    Karen | a house full of sunshine

  4. Thanks so much Karen! You really know how to make a girl smile :)

  5. Hi Katie, I just found your blog. I went through your home tour and remembered pinning your entry table. You have such a beautiful home.

    1. Hi Nikki! How cool that you pinned my entry table and now here you are. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. You are so sweet!

  6. Hi Katie. I found your blog from your wall paper file cabinet transformation and I just love your home and your style!


    1. Thanks so much Dez, you are so sweet! I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and hope you stick around. I'll be sure to go check out your blog as well!

  7. I just found your blog via the Work It Wednesday Link Up. I immediately started following you! Your house is AAAmazing! I think I said, "wow" out loud to myself! Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. You really know how to make a girl smile :) Thank you so much for stopping by and following along!

  8. Katie your home is DARLING! I LOVE all the colors & extras you have put into your ranch. I also live in a smaller ranch ,it's nice to see someone with a similar layout with so much charm!!!


    1. Paige you are so sweet! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

  9. Hello! Absolutely love your home! Do you mind posting the names of all the paint colors you chose in each room photo? Also, where did you get your bedroom furniture and linens as well as dining room furniture? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Gia! Thanks SO much for stopping by. You can find most of the paint colors in my house here:

      Believe it or not, our bedroom furniture is a mix of our old childhood furniture that I painted black about 10 years ago. The armoire was from Target a few years ago, the comforter is from West Elm and the pillows are a mix of HomeGoods finds and fabric that I purchased and made into pillows. The dark dining room furniture is from Crate and Barrel and the vintage server is from a local Vintage market. Hope that helps!

  10. I pinned the pallet frames and when I came back to make sure I was ready to make them, I clicked on the home tour and I must say I LOVE the feeling of your home... the colors, the décor, its everything I have been picturing for our home!! Very envious ...and inspired! Thank you

  11. You have such a pretty house! I love love love the curtains in the master bedroom... I'm not sure why since it's such a little thing but they just jumped out at me! Either way love the whole house!

  12. Your home looks so comfortable. The way you added color throughout looks great. I actually used the same fabric as your master bedroom curtains for the curtains in my kitchen! I think they are my favorite curtains in our house.

  13. wow, so inspirational. Just discovered your blog and can't get over how similar our situations seem to be. We're in a small ranch that is probably going to be our forever house. We are finally getting around to renovating our master bath but I'm dying to do a kitchen and mudroom makeover/addition (and possibly a room over the garage). Your home is beautiful!

  14. Your home is beautiful! I'm pretty much in love with your style, and all of your projects! I could get lost in your blog for hours!

  15. I stumpled upon your site via a comment on Migonis Home Blog this have a lovely home! I look forward to all of your future posts!

    1. Thanks Beth! It's so nice to have you here and I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

  16. You have a beautiful home! Y'all have done a great job!

  17. I love your updates and your house is beautiful! I wish I had that have helped inspire me!

  18. Just lookin through pinterest for some homes with black interior doors and came across your blog. I love the improvements you have made to make this house your own! I see that you have kept white trim around you black doors and I think it looks great! I think I may just be off to purchase some paint and take the black door plunge!! Thanks for the inspiration. I am your newest follower, hope you will come on over to the country as well.

  19. Your home is lovely. I want a new front door! Exactly like yours!

  20. I Love your style. Your master bedroom curtains are darling, I love the colors in them, can you tell me where you found/bought them at. Thank You

  21. I absolutely love your eye for home decor! I am slowly filling out her house & am glad I came across your blog for inspiration & your DIYs. I am curious as to the significance for the number 4? I have seen it featured in a few rooms. Either way, I enjoyed that little design feature.

  22. I just discovered your website today from Pinterest. I must say, I really love it, you have incredible taste and skills. Thanks for all the beautiful ideas.

  23. Hi Katie,
    Thank you for telling me about your blog the other night at the party! I really enjoyed talking to you guys and love your blog. You have done a beautiful job on your home. Obviuosly it is your passion and I love your style. Really love the chevron print and the stripes - just beautiful! Follow your Dream!