Are you all about a before and after room makeover? Oh, good. Here’s a before and after staircase and landing with a video, too.
disclosure: this post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart.
How are you doing?
I was just checking in.
I’ve been trying to learn new things.
I’ve been cooking (yikes).
I’ve been making up new recipes with things we already have in our pantry. Some have been amazing. Some? Ummmm. Not so much.
Around here we are filling our days with celery and stories and hydrangeas and organizing and cleaning and working at putting one foot in front of the other.
I’ve also been teaching myself how to create videos. I know I mentioned this before, but I’ve been getting SO MUCH BETTER at the whole video thing. Now I’m trying to make videos to show the behind the scenes of some of the projects that we work on every single day.
So today I have a before and after makeover of the upstairs landing space at the top of the stairs and a little video to go along with it.
And in fun news?
My husband created the video soundtrack and played it on his guitar.
It’s good to have an Angry Lemon in the house.
before and after room makeover
When we bought the house, this is what the upstairs landing looked like.
There’s a door in the center that leads back to the media room.
On either side of the door there were two desks and chairs.
I wanted to make the space a little more functional, so we added kitchen cabinets to the space and built bookcases around them.
The space looked like this.
You can see how we created this project here.
We painted the bookcases and added some accessories, but I wanted to transform the space a little.
So this week we worked on a little before and after room makeover and rearranged everything and added a few new pieces and now?
The space looks like this.
And oh wait.
It all started with this rug.
Can you even believe how amazing it is?
It came from the Better Homes and Gardens collection at Walmart.
You can see it here.
Here’s the overhead view so you can see the texture.
If you order it, make sure you get a rug pad to help it stay in place (you can see how we added it in the video).
It is one of the prettiest rugs I’ve ever seen.
I also added this gray tufted ottoman.
It’s super sturdy and the pattern on it reminds me of distressed wood.
You can move it around for extra seating or tuck it into a corner to double as a coffee table.
You can see it here.
With this before and after room makeover, we re-accessorized these built-ins. You can see the complete styling of the bookcases in the video.
We show how to stack books and layer everything into the space.
Everything was rearranged and we added a few new things like this oversized gold orb.
But one of my favorite things in this space?
Remember when I told you I had ordered it to treat myself?
It came in and it works so well. It has a rope inside that works as a wick and wicks the scent out into the air without using electricity or cords.
I also added a little scent to the flower on top, too.
You can see the diffuser here.
I’m so happy with how it all turned out.
It’s such a fun space at the top of the stairs.
But do you know how I knew the before and after room makeover was truly a success?
Late last night I turned the corner at the top of the stairs.
And this greeted me.
Snuggled up on the rug with the stars twinkling outside the window.
I think he approves. 🙂
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