Classy Clutter Home Tour

Don’t you just LOVE Dreamy Dwelling Home Tours?!  Mallory from Classy Clutter blogs with her best friend Savannah and they are amazing at incorporating the Hottest Hues in their beautiful DIY Decor.  Thanks for showing us around Mallory!

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Let’s start with how we got here. My husband is a dental student at University at Buffalo. We are Arizona natives but we packed up our little car and relocated from Mesa, Arizona to the great state of New York!

We are renting our home from a fabulous family that just finished their dental school journey.  We moved in July 2011 with exactly what fit in my car. THAT’S IT! Not a “stick of furniture” as my grandmother said. We basically had our clothes, toiletries and a few personal things. PS. we have a Nissan Rogue (a small crossover SUV) that my hubby drove across the country so most of my clothes didn’t even make the trip!

We’ve been here a little over a year and we’ve come a long way! Let’s have a look around.   When you walk through the door, you step right into our living room/family room!Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour ItsOverflowing
We removed the old carpet in this room and refinished the hardwood floors hiding under the carpet. You can see how I painted stripes on the wall here and how I refinished the coral tv console here.
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I have a tutorial for just about EVERYTHING in this room so check out the Living Room post here. We spend the majority of our time in this room. It is the perfect space to play and relax with the kiddos.  Next you walk through the striped hallway.
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Turn left and that leads you to my craft room! This is the only girly space in the house since I live with 3 boys and I’m expecting another little boy in March! This space gets the girly decorating out of my system.  See the full Craft Room Reveal here for all tutorials ‘n such! Then, right next to my craft room is our bathroom.

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Behind door #3 in the hallway is our master bedroom.  I love black and white and I LOVE mustard yellow! This just fits my personality perfectly and my hubby loves it too! I mean it’s his room too after all.
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Master bedroom reveal post here. You can also see how I made the capiz shell chandelier out of wax paper for under $10! Check that out here.  Down the other direction in the hallway is our kitchen and dining space.  We obviously spend lots of time in here too! I have a couple more little projects for this room but it is one of my favorite rooms for sure!
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I updated the kitchen with paint and accessories to make it match my style and vision. I really love how it all came together. I couldn’t be happier! The full kitchen reveal post can be found here.  As you can tell, this is a teeny little space so I created this DIY Canned food organizer and spice cabinet to help with storage space.

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Then, of course, our little dining room space. It took me some trial and error to see where I wanted this space to go but once the kitchen cabinets were painted, I found my inspiration and got her done! See the full post here. Learn how to make the ruffled burlap curtains here.
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Finally, I’ll take you upstairs to spy on the kiddos! hehe! Juuuust kidding! Kind of. Let’s check out their airplane inspired room.
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My boys love their airplane room and I do too! Its such a great place to play and go crazy! But it cleans up nicely! I love that. You can find my little boys’ bedroom / playroom makeover here.  Since baby boy #3 will be joining the room in the spring, I have been working on adding baby’s things into the room. I started with this Stenciled Biplane dresser and I just love it!

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Phew! Did you catch all that?  I am so grateful to have a home that I love and fellow bloggers like Aimee, to inspire me to make this little rental house feel like home for the next 3 years at least.I’d love if you’d pop over and say “Hello!” You can also check out my blog partner, Savannah’s home, room by room here.  Thanks again for having me Aimee! It’s such an honor to sharing my “Dreamy Dwelling” on your blog!

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  1. Betty819 says:

    I must have missed something in the beginning. Was this house already furnished for you or did you all buy second hand furniture and redo it? Looks really great and somebody is really creative. I love that kitchen table..especially the size. We are empty nesters that downsized from a large home where we lived 27 years in. We bought along our kitchen set that was fairly new and we don’t have an eat-in kitchen like we had before and we use the sunroom/like a Florida room for our meals at the kitchen set that we moved with us. It takes up way too much space but we like the leather captains chairs with rollers. I would love to have one the size of yours. I could place it along one wall and give me space for a love seat or chair with ottman. Dh won’t give up his recliner. tv is in that room too. O f I want to watch tv, I have to sit at table or pull one of the kitchen chairs out. DH likes to spread his newspaper out on the table when he reads it, plus all his diabetic supplies are near his side of the table. A table that size looks like it would be perfect.

    I love that green tv console; did you paint that too? I’m looking for something like that to put our flat screen 32 in. tv on too. Sometimes I see some of the old 1960-1970’s furniture at Habitat for Humanity resale store or Salvation Army. That era produced good solid furniture. I’ve seen some beautiful pieces like that green tv console that these blogging ladies have made over, especially the French provential that Cindy from My Romantic Home blog repainted. It is beautiful!

    Look forward to see more of your creativity. Great Job!

  2. paige @ trendy home design says:

    Starting my 2013 home makeover and just looking for some inspiration and have certainly found some here!

  3. Carissa says:

    i have loved following your transformation. i feel like i do a little here and there in each room, but i can never finish. arg! thanks for the inspiration.

  4. maureen says:

    Loving the floor and stripes in the living room. Some really good inspiration here.

  5. Woo what a wonderful and inviting home I like thank you for showing us around

  6. Alaina says:

    The word Buffalo caught my eye. You see I live in a small suburb not far from the University where your husband goes to school. Normally we have lots of snow by now, and each day my kids ask if it has come yet. Your home is just darling with all the touches you have put on it. I love the striped wall. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, it was great to happen upon a blogger not far from me, even if it is temporary.

  7. She did such a good job with her home. Love all the easy-to-duplicate DIY projects and that her home reflects her style. Off to check out their blog now…

    {p.s. clicked over from Pinterest}

  8. Wow, a lot of awesome DIY ideas. Great home. You would never tell that she has three little boys living there!!!

  9. Cute, cute, cute. What else can I say. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  10. Another great tour, Aimee. Mallory your home is Adorable and I love the stenciled dresser, so VERY cute!

  11. Shauna @Satori Design for Living says:

    Love all the painted furniture. Such a great example of achieving style without spending a lot. So charming!

  12. LOVE the spice and canned foods rack! What a great idea! The stripes on the wall are really nice, too!

    • Aimee says:

      Me, too…love the extra storage and the stripes!!! Every time I visit Classy Clutter I’m totally inspired! XO, Aimee

  13. Tonya @ Love of Family & Home says:

    What an adorable home!! Love that airplane dresser in the boys’ room! BRILLIANT!

  14. Cranberry Morning says:

    Thanks for showing that food organizer! Perfect for that tiny space.