Oh my goodness, y’all, we’ve been busting at the seams to share our ranch home renovation, before and after of the interior. After months of cleaning, sanding wood, and a lot of paint (and too many updates to mention), it’s time to reveal all the fruits of our labor. We can’t wait for you to see the inside of our Texas abode.
Grab a tall glass of Texas sweet tea and watch it all unfold. Someone pinch me! Am I dreaming or is all of this ours now?
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Home Sweet Ranch Home Renovation
It all started back in December 2020 when my hubby sent me an email about this house he found. I had no idea he was even looking and we had just completed updating our current home. I was so happy with everything. Finally, after 15 years our home was where I wanted it to be. The inside and out.
Most recently was had just updated and painted the red brick exterior of our then-current home (that took me 5 years to convince hubby that it wouldn’t destroy the brick.) GAWD! Men and their obsession with painting brick and wood.
Well, get ready to see a whole lot of painted wood in our forever ranch home. Yep, I won that battle too!
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Open Concept Living – Ranch Home Renovation
Before & After
Walking into what we call now “our Ranch Home” was quite a bit to take in. While the design and the open concept were beautiful, the wood tones screamed man cave. But after only a few steps inside the house, my designer mind switched into high gear.
Do you do that too?
I couldn’t help myself. My mouth just opened and out it came. I was walking around like a mad woman making changes out loud. Both my hubby and real-estate agent were looking at me like… what in the world!
It took some serious conversations between hubby and myself to come to an agreement that if we were going to buy this house, I would need to make the necessary updates that would make me happy.
He didn’t know at the time that HE would love it too. Why do they doubt?
Painting Knotty Pine and Rough Cedar – The Prep
We knew there would be a lot of painting to do so I did what any other 58-year-old woman would do. I called my painter for a consultation. Yes, painters have painters.
After meeting with our painter at the home, we decided for a number of reasons that an oil-based primer would be best to block stains, odors, and bleed-through of the knots before painting.
The paint colors used throughout our ranch home renovation are Sherwin Williams Alabaster White and Mindful Gray.
And then there was my job! My job was cleaning, sanding, patching, repairing woodwork, and replacing a lot of trim. All that was done before the painters could start. And I prepped a massive amount of cabinets in the kitchen and laundry room.
It was quite a circus for several months.
- Alabaster – Sherwin Williams SW 7008
- Mindful Gray – Sherwin Williams SW 7016
- Zinsser High Hide Oil Based Primer
- SurfPrep Sanding System
It’s an animal lover’s dream home. The stained concrete floors are perfect for our four-legged extended family members. Having three dogs that live inside when they’re not chasing rabbits can be quite messy.
Shortly after moving in, we purchased a SHARK robot vacuum. It has been a life saver! Best investment ever.
The worn areas on the concert floors are reminders to me that the home was well-loved. It’s character and I wouldn’t change a thing!
The Ranch Kitchen Renovation
Let’s talk kitchens!
It was the center of our ranch home renovation and I believe that every man or woman deserves a great kitchen and a space to create in.
The cabinets were still in great condition so we demoed everything but the cabinets. The cabinets were painted with Sherwin William Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel.
We installed all new appliances, lighting, a drop-dead GORGEOUS farmhouse sink, butcherblock acacia countertops, and a cool new kitchen faucet that has an LED light that changes colors. The faucet was for my hubby since he was allowing me to make most of the design changes. He’s a big kid!
I’ll Never Eat Anywhere Else – The View
And of course, I saved the best for last. Our dining area!
The first thing I did was remove the blinds. I thought about hanging curtains for a split second and then… Nah.
I never dreamed I would have a space large enough for “granny’s table.” She has a new home too.
We replaced the ceiling fan with a beautiful french farmhouse chandelier. It’s perfect!
Every night we sit (the two of us) at this big ole table and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of our forever home.
Our ranch home renovation has been quite the journey so far but it doesn’t stop here. We have a long list of ideas and promise to share them all with you.
Our hearts are full and we are so blessed to call this Our Forever Ranch Home.
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Until the next project… xo, Do