Ready for another Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour — how about a house remodel reveal!? Awesome, right! Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof has a a beautiful Vintage Modern Country Rancher Home to share with us today!
Two years ago, Grunt Labor (the husband) and I purchased a 1960s brick rancher. It, 100%, was not our dream home. But, it was in the perfect neighborhood. After purchasing our rancher, we set out to renovate 90% of it in a two month time frame. Crazy? Absolutely.
The entry table was once stained dark wood, but got brightened up with a coat of white paint and gold detailing with Rub ‘N Buff. The green tray was a goodwill half-off day find. The buck head is always a quirky greeting for guests. We do love our pieces of quirkiness around here!
Our kitchen got a makeover including a new tile backsplash, counter-tops and a custom built island by Grunt Labor. To save money, we kept the original cabinets, but gave them a coat of paint and new hardware.
The island is one of my all time favorite projects. Grunt Labor built it from columns we purchased at a salvage store and the bottom shelf is made from barnwood from my great grandfather’s farm.
The buffet turned media center came with my dining room table that was my great aunt’s. To make it my own, I gave it a coat of paint. The gallery wall was created with finds from thrift stores and lots of hand-me-downs.
Both the white chairs and coffee table were Craigslist finds that I made over with paint.
It took two years for us to finally start the master bedroom makeover. The room itself was functional, it just needed “makeup.”
My dresser and chest are two pieces of furniture that I don’t have the slightest intention of painting. Shocking, I know. They were my great uncle’s and have a beautiful finish that has held up amazingly well for the last 50 years. The hardware was a bit rusty though, so I used some Rub ‘N Buff to touch it up.
Grunt Labor spotted this chair at Costco at an amazing price, so we brought it home and made a reading nook in one corner of our bedroom with it. Does anyone ever really read there? No. Does it look pretty? Yes. So, we’ll keep it. I added some DIY corbel shelving above the chair.
Just when we started the master bedroom re-model, I quit work. Wall art was desperately needed in there, but the funds were lacking. So, I got smart and made the wall art in the bedroom with PicMonkey and frugal graphics from Etsy. I scored the frames at Target for $5 a pop.
Grunt Labor and I have separate bathrooms. Best. Thing. Ever. His bathroom is manly. Mine is pretty and calming. My bathroom renovation consisted of new marble tile, a new vanity scored for only $125, and DIY built-in bathroom shelving.
The nursery has a vintage feel with vintage style fabrics purchased from Etsy and a made over Craigslist dresser.
The print above the bed was actually on the end of my crib. The crib was useless, but we didn’t want to toss the picture, so we made it into wall art.
The vintage style hamper was a find at the Salvation Army and the coat rack is an old piece of barnwood with some added molding and spray paint.