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Saying Goodbye to our Connecticut home

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I cried A LOT of tears leaving this home and I’m not a crier. It was our dream home. It was the home I thought we’d get our kids through high school in. The home where we made the kind of friends who are like family. My emotions are so raw, I’m teary even typing what we left behind.

My Dad had been sick with Parkinson’s and dementia for so long I pictured myself helping take care of him until my kids were at an age where they were so invested in school friends and sports they wouldn’t want to move. While I always wanted to try a warmer climate I was resigned to that being in my “retirement” plan. When my Dad died last April and the kids’ (new) school closed for COVID my mind expanded to new dreams.

We renovated almost every room in this home with the plan to stay there and reap the benefits 🙃. I have all my paint colors listed in this blog post and will link a few blog posts with more renovation details below. The most popular renovation post is this one about refinishing our red oak hardwood floors.

Entryway

modern traditional console table entryway decor idea
Console Table // Lamp // Faux Plant // Beads // Wooden Bowl // Bowl Filler // Artwork
Mirror // Similar Bench // Faux Cherry Blossom Stems // Similar Vase // Throw Pillow

Dining Room

modern traditional neutral formal dining room area
Linen Armchair // Dining Table // Mirror // Vase // Wood Logs // Table Runner // Similar LED Candle // Similar Lantern // Similar Floor Vase

Sitting Room

modern traditional reading sitting room decor
Chandelier // Similar Loveseat // Similar Woven Pouf // White Bowl // Artwork // Similar Console Table
target round rattan accent side table
Accent Table // Decorative Bowl // Wooden Vases // Faux Stems // Book Stack

Kitchen

modern white kitchen with open shelving - pinteresting plans blog kitchen remodel
Counter Stools // Swing Arm Sconces // Glass Pendant Lights // Cloe Subway Tile (also available in a square option) // Kitchen Mat // Toe Kick // Faucet

CLICK HERE FOR MY WHITE & WOOD KITCHEN REMODEL REVEAL

modern traditional white and wood kitchen dining area
Wishbone Chairs // Brass Chandelier // Table is sold out from World Market
modern barn door style pantry doors - kitchen renovation - pinteresting plans blog
Doors // Barn Door Hardware here and here // Door Pulls

Living Room

crate and barrel lounge ii sectional review

CLICK HERE FOR MY CRATE & BARREL LOUNGE II SOFA REVIEW

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modern traditional living room interior design

Powder Room

before and after powder room makeover with chalk paint - pinteresting plans blog

CLICK HERE FOR MY BUDGET-FRIENDLY POWDER ROOM MAKEOVER

Guest Bedroom

guest bedroom decor with neutral bedding

CLICK HERE FOR MY NEUTRAL GUEST BEDROOM BLOG POST

Guest Bath 1

easy bathroom before and after bathrom renovation coastal modern style

CLICK HERE FOR MY BEFORE & AFTER BATHROOM UPDATE

My Kids’ Bathroom

modern traditional guest bathroom interior

Master Bedroom

simple modern master bedroom decor ideas with gray walls
King Size Bed // 9’x12′ Rug // Lumbar Pillow // Lamp // Nightstand // Faux Tree // Similar Basket // Artwork

CLICK HERE FOR MY MASTER BEDROOM BLOG POST

Laundry Room

CLICK HERE FOR MY PEEL & STICK TILE REVIEW

I’m honored to currently be in the running for LIKEtoKNOW.it‘s top home decor blogger in the “Modern Transitional” category! If you see this soon and have the time to vote I’d love your support! To vote you follow my LTK page and “like” at least 5 posts.

I am just arriving in Florida to help my brother with a cosmetic renovation on a rental home here so home content isn’t going away! I’d love to have you follow along on Instagram stories for the most frequent updates.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Amit Batra
    May 5, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    hi. it’s always sad to move out but hopefully you can do some similar magic to your new home.

    just a quick question – are all these floors originally Red Oak? – and did you put Country White on them or was it a blend?

    • Reply
      Rachel
      May 10, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      thank you so much!! yes they are red oak – I have a blog post about them. it’s a combo of fruitwood and country white duraseal stain.

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