Top Ten Room Before and Afters for 2016

Top Ten Room Before and Afters for 2016


When I was planning out my top ten posts for yesterday….

….I found all these rooms I befored and aftered in 2016.

I thought I had done one or two.  But when I looked, I found kitchens and offices and upstairs playrooms and farmhouse bedrooms and a few more.

And the best part?

I have so many more scheduled for 2017.

So maybe we should take a look back before we jump forward.  I’m lifting my coffee cup to all the rooms I’ve loved before.

Here are my ten favorites from 2016.

Number 10:  Blue and white farmhouse bedroom

Click here to see the makeover

Number 9:  Ombre Hexagon Wall Dining Room

Click here to see the entire makeover

Number 8:  Faux Brick Wallpaper Kitchen Makeover

Click here to see the entire project

Number 7:  Farmhouse laundry room

Click here to see the entire project.

Number 6:   The Day the Gatehouse Went Farmhouse

Click here to see the entire makeover

Number 5:  English-Inspired Stone Paver Patio Makeover

You can see the entire project here.

Number 4:  A Little Blue and White to the Living Room

Click here to see the entire makeover.

Number 3:  Family Room Makeover with Roman Shades

Click here to see the entire project.

Number 2:  Playroom Makeover to Imagination Room

Click here to see the entire makeover.

Number 1:  Dining room makeover with stained floor

(this one was my favorite)

Click here to see the entire makeover 

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  1. They are ALL fabulous! Can’t wait to see what you do in 2017!!

  2. Kari Anne – Love all that you do in design. I love your “roadside” bargains and like you, I too am always looking for what inspires me. Better yet that it’s free. Continue with your creativity, design, and decorating AND continue to share with us! Blessings in the coming New Year!

  3. And the song continues…
    “for helping me to grow,
    I owe a lot, I know, to all
    the ROOMS I’ve loved before!!
    The winds of change are
    always blowing!” Beautiful!

  4. …and that my doll is why we love you.
    we’re in this for the long haul :>))

  5. They’re all SO beautiful, but if I had to pick a favourite it would have to be that blue and white living room – it’s just so bright and airy! It’s so easy to forget just how far we’ve come … how great to look back on all this beauty!

  6. Look at all you accomplished this year…such beautiful spaces for your family! Looking forward to seeing what 2017 has in store for your talents, KariAnne!

  7. Can you come over to my house and help me? Love it all!

  8. Wow!! You were one busy girl this year Kari Anne!! Just gorgeous!!!

  9. These are all spectacular makeovers! My very, very favorite without a doubt will always be The Imagination Room! Although the dining room with the stained floor is a close second and the stone paver patio and all of the other gorgeous rooms. Your talent and vision are unlimited and I can’t wait to see the 2017 makeovers revealed. Thank-you for another visit to the best of 2016- a stellar year for Thistlewood Farm.

  10. Debbie zambardi :

    Please post pictures of what your beautiful home looks like when it’s actually been “lived in” you know kids shoes on the floor, used glasses on the sink, mail on the desk. You know real life stuff.

  11. I’m with you, that dining room was to die for. And that CABINET . . . sigh . . .

    Happy New Year, friend!!

  12. Love your gorgeous home, Kari Anne! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017, Happy New Year

  13. Great Job! Every room is so pretty and your creativity just shines through. I especially love the blue and white living room. It really appeals to me.

  14. Beautiful choices! I like them all, but that dining room continues to make my heart race. Happy New Year, Karianne!

  15. Can I pretty please just come live in your house? I promise, I’ll be quiet as a mouse – you won’t even know I’m there! xo

  16. So pretty, KariAnne! Thanks for sharing all your lovely ideas and how-tos!

  17. Each one is truly amazing but my fav was definitely the dining room. Can’t wait to see what you accomplish in 2017!

  18. The #10 Dining Room with the stained floor and the AWESOME/TO DIE FOR shelves for your white stoneware is my own 10-Star Favorite! But I love each and every After, KariAnne! No one can top your uniquely creative imagination and execution (assuming the Sparkling, Twinkling-eyed guy’s participation there!). Hoping for as productive a year in 2017 as this one … ! And a continued healthy new year for all, too! Big Hugs!

  19. Nan, Odessa, DE :

    ##10 thank you!
    Can I use a jute rug year round?
    Where can I buy the dance print with frame?
    Happy New Year

  20. Lovely rooms. Wishing you and yours a Blessed,Healthy and Happy 20117.
    Marilyn and family

  21. No contest, your dining room still has me swooning. Truth be told, I love everything you do.

    Happy New Year

  22. Wow! You were a busy girl, and that doesn’t take in to account your blogging, book writing, personal appearances, TV segments, parenting, etc. If you would bottle whatever you are taking for all that energy, you would become an exceedingly rich woman! (And I would be first in line to purchase a bottle or two, or three, or…..

    Blessings in 2017!

  23. Lanita Anderson :

    They are all wonderful and it was fun looking back! My favorites are the Laundry Room, the Blue & White in the Living Room and the Dining Room! It’s hard to choose between those three – they are all “swoon-worthy”!! Looking forward to your blog and your projects in 2017….Happy New Year, Friend!

  24. Your dining room is absolutely gorgeous and deserves the Number 1 spot! Cheers to 2017!

  25. Sally Sinacore :

    Where in the world did you get those beautiful drapes?

  26. Pamela LePage :

    Love all the rooms, my favorite the blue and white living room, and the last one with the stained floor.


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