A House Redone, Part 2!

Jan 18, 2016

With so much to share about how Little Leslie updated her new home with Hubby Charles, this is the second part of the series. If you missed last week, catch up here to see the gorgeous dining, living and kitchen renovations! Moving from the kitchen to the breakfast and den areas, the rest of the home is just as impressive!!!


Here is an after shot – so beautiful!! But… how did she get there?

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Here’s the den, breakfast and kitchen area before! So pretty but Leslie’s taste veers more to the lighter, more casual French feel.

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With the room cleared out, she was able to really take a look at the space. Leaving the floors unchanged, she painted the trim, ceiling and walls Sherwin-Williams Pearly White. Leslie wanted the cabinet to stand out like a piece of furniture, but she felt that, as is, it wouldn’t work for her TV and media equipment.

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So she decided to take the center section completely out! This left only sheetrock in the middle, which allowed for a larger flat-screen TV.


The cabinet was painted one of our favorite French blue tones – Sherwin-Williams Front Porch! You can see the sample she chose for us to finish the piece in.


What a difference it made, and it’s a perfect fit for their TV!! The sofas and pillows were bought off the floor from Lam Bespoke! They have a large selection of ready-made sofas in neutral linen fabrics. Other sources for items in the room? The coffee table is from Vieux Interiors, and the side tables, as well as the art over the couch by Christina Graci and the landscape by the cabinet by Debbie Mosley, are all from Segreto Boutique & Gallery. Leslie also did a great job accessorizing her bookcases, using a neutral but interesting palette!


I love her breakfast area – large enough for a dinner party!! Inheriting the table and chairs, she changed the look by painting them herself! The lantern is from Bering’s Hardware, and the herbiaries were bought at an auction, donated by Chateau Domingue and framed by Framecrafters, Inc. Using much of what she already had to accessorize, the space looks fantastic!

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Leading from the living room to the den, there were bookshelves on both sides.

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By removing the shelving and adding custom shutter doors, she created a large closet, perfect for storing a Christmas tree with all its decorations! Brilliant!

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In the bar, which connected the den with the hallway leading to the bedrooms, Leslie took out the upper cabinets and replaced them with…..


Yes, scaffolding planks! This was a tip I learned at one of my clients homes–for eight dollars a piece, it’s easy to stay within a budget! We were able to refinish them to look reclaimed. The cabinet bases were painted Sherwin-Williams Colonnade Gray and then glazed to feel like a piece of furniture and blend better with the existing granite counter-top!

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This bathroom was the only thing in the home that was majorly renovated! I love the floor tile she chose from Ann Sacks. The artwork was a wedding gift – where different families gave an individual piece to form one larger work of art! What a great idea!! It was customized by Renovate. The owner of the store was a sorority sister of mine… and she’s Leslie’s sister’s mother-in-law, small world!! Located right down the street from my shop off Westview, she has great items, and it’s definitely worth visiting!!!

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Every home needs a man cave, and Charles was ecstatic about decorating his! Here’s the before. They purchased this pool table from the previous owner, and we glazed it to be more gray in tone.


What a change!! Leslie says they really use this room a lot!

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Just painting and accessorizing made a big difference to the game room bath. By painting your cabinetry a darker color, you can accomplish a designer feel without paying for the extra step of glazing! These vintage framed prints from Segreto Boutique & Gallery were out of a 1940s men suiting catalog! I used others from the series in my son Matthew’s apartment in Dallas and we still have a few left!


Even her laundry is wonderful! After the walls and ceiling were painted SW Pearly White and the cabinets SW Front Porch, a stencil was added to the ceiling to give the room a little fun!


Lucky to have such a massive master suite with room enough for two seating areas, she chose SW Silverpointe for the walls! This is a wonderful gray tone with a hint of blue, and it looks great with carrara and calacatta marbles in a bath! The headboard is by Eloquence, and Aidan Gray chairs and lamps were purchased at the Segreto Boutique, along with the wonderful painting by Christina Graci! The side chests were from Wisteria, the chandelier was from Cuatro Furniture, and all the bedding was from Kuhl-Linscomb!!

And it looks like Leslie and Charles will be redecorating one more room in their house!!!

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Which one will it be?! Thank you so much, Leslie and Charles, for sharing your home renovation project with us all and to Wade Blissard for his professional pics!!! Y’all did such a great job! Till next week!

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  • Sharon
    Posted at 08:33h, 18 January Reply

    Absolutely beautiful! Always enjoy seeing these projects.

  • Design Chic
    Posted at 09:25h, 18 January Reply

    It all magic, Leslie. I cannot imagine walking in to this transformation…stunning! Isn’t it a amazing the difference paint, glazing, the addition of shelves and the character of the shutter adds? wow…can’t quit scrolling…

  • jane
    Posted at 10:01h, 18 January Reply

    Love what’s been done !What colors were used on dining chairs and table base and was table top refinished, as well? I’N debating
    what to do with my cherry table top and side chairs, my hutch is linen , coca , small accent piece in silvery, aged metallic finish.

  • Joanna
    Posted at 10:36h, 18 January Reply

    Lovely! Do you have a source for the mirror in the games room bath? I’ve been searching for one with that shape for over my mantel.

  • Nancy Ahmed
    Posted at 14:59h, 18 January Reply

    Hi Leslie,
    I have truly enjoyed this fabulous transformation!!!! I can see them enjoying every corner of their new home.
    Thank You for sharing all the details, paint colors and sources for their purchases… I shop at most of these places and is always exciting to go and check out new ones…I will definitely check out Renovate.

    Til next time

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:28h, 20 January Reply

      You will love the store!!! I am so glad you loved the post! Little Leslie was so excited about it!! Have a great day!!!

  • Taylor Greenwalt
    Posted at 20:22h, 18 January Reply

    Leslie, it looks beautiful!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:27h, 20 January Reply

      thanks!! She loves it all!! Happy Feb-almost!!!!

  • classic•casual•home
    Posted at 10:40h, 19 January Reply

    LOVE the art and new modified built ins…and the light feeling. Great job. Very pretty and inviting.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:27h, 20 January Reply

      I love them too!!! I am so glad you liked the share!! Thank you so much for following!!!

  • Barbara Bussey
    Posted at 10:56h, 08 February Reply

    Oh my gosh! So, so pretty! And a new baby? You two have been busy!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 08:06h, 12 February Reply

      she has been! I am so happy for her!!!

  • Joni Webb
    Posted at 05:37h, 07 March Reply

    reading your blog – i’ve missed some. this house is so cute!!!! wow. love all the changes. the kitchen is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you house is unbelievable! the staircase, the kitchen!!!! the dining roo. love reading your blog.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 18:16h, 07 March Reply

      I want to take you on a personal tour!! xo

  • Debbie Chessman
    Posted at 10:05h, 20 April Reply

    Love all your work so much. Can you paint granite? I know you would have the answer. Thank you, stay safe.

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