Friday, August 30, 2013

Show Off & Inspire - The DIY Showoff

Today I am super thrilled to be able to Show Off and Brag about Roeshel from the DIY Show Off.  Her home is as stunning as she is, so you are in for a real treat.  Roeshel is one of the nicest people in blogland, and I am so honored to have her here.  Beauty, Brains and Talent, that sums her up to a tee.

 Hi everyone! I'm Roeshel from DIY Show Off and what a joy to be here at Marty's Show Off & Inspire this week! Woo hoo! It's an honor to be here today! 

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At DIY Show Off, I share the budget friendly DIY transformation of our old fixer upper as well as encourage others to share ('show off') their hard work too.  I'm happy to take you on a mini tour of our home today. Gotta love visiting up at any time and casual attire is acceptable. The down side: Tea? Cookies? Wine? All virtual. But rest assured, the house is "real".
Our kitchen makeover is still a work in progress but the transformation so far is HUGE. 
The kitchen before sports orange-toned cabinets, a blue laminate countertop and vinyl flooring. Functional? Yes. Dreamy? Not exactly. Not even close. 
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kitchen before

The kitchen after: lighter walls, light gray painted cabinets, granite countertops, marble subway tile backsplash, wide plank bamboo floors and a dresser as a temporary island. We have a little more work to do but it's getting there and already cooking is more fun. Well, I wouldn't really know because Mr. DIY loves to cook but HE looks as if he's having more fun. 
farmhouse kitchen 

Quick walk through the dining room:
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dining ro

Moving along: Originally a closet/entryway, I'm thankful that somewhere along our home's history, a half bathroom was added. There's no such thing as too many toilets. Well, I take that back. There is too many when cleaning day rolls around. 
half bathroom makeover

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The guest bedroom is all ready for your stay. It's a mixture of old and new. My favorite place to shop is thrift stores, estate sale and flea markets for creating a unique eclectic style and let's face it, when you love to re-arrange, DIY and decorate, it's the most budget-friendly option. 
guest room 

We're empty nester's (hallelujah, we survived!), so this room serves as guest bedroom doubling as my dressing room.
dressing room

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And another serves as my home office/craft room...
craft room

And when the weather's warm, we love to lounge and relax or entertain here down below the barn...

Scared you, didn't I? Don't worry! It's a lot more inviting covered patio now...
barn party patio

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There's more to see: You're welcome to stop by our home tour at DIY Show Off. One bonus to online visitors is the door is always open and it always looks as if I just cleaned for your arrival. :) 
Thanks so much to sweet Marty for inviting me to 'show off'. Have an amazing weekend, friends!

I told you her home was gorgeous and she was super talented and creative.  Don't you just love how she has transformed her home into something amazing.  Be sure to pop over to say hello and click to follow along so you can see all of her latest DIY projects.  The DIY Show Off.  Thanks so much Roeshel for letting me show you off just a bit.

Today is the last day to sign up for the All About The Details Kitchen Tours giveaway.  Two huge prizes - a Pfister Faucet valued at $300 and a $250 Visa Card.  To enter click here.

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Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
    Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at  French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for Weekend Wrap Up Party Friday
Karen at Redoux Interiors Friday Party
Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
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  1. Charming and beautiful home Roeshel!!!! Can't believe your kitchen transformation and with how it looks now, can't believe it's not done yet! I love all the little details in your home. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the intro Marty!

  2. Hi Marty! Oh, I just love Roeshel and you're so right - she's beautiful and just has it all! Her home is lovely and what a difference putting her touch to it has made. Thank you for the tour and hope you're doing well.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Marty thank you for sharing Roeshel's home with us today. I am going to pop over to her blog and take a peek.
    Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  4. Wonderful hohme you she has done much to make fresh and exciting.

    GREAT featured blogger, Marty! Well done!

    Have a wonderful long holiday weekend. Hugs.

  5. I adore what Roeshel has done to her home. I think it is just gorgeous in every little corner.

  6. I'm so glad to find your blog. Your home looks lovely. I love your kitchen remodel.

  7. I love all her transformations, plus she serves virtual cookies and that saves me so many calories:)

    going over now to see more,

  8. I don't think I have every seen your Full house tour before. I am TOTALLY in LOVE with it and want to move in or at least stay in the Guest Bedroom!!! LOVE it! Your transformations are Absolutely AMAZING, Roshel!!


  9. I really love this home and you have done such a terrific job restoring it. Everything is amazing. thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Roeshel is lovely and her house is so pretty and charming.. and yes Marty, it certainly refects her! Roeshel is very talented she's done a fabulous job restoring and transforming her gorgeous home. Thank you Marty for this great tour.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  11. I just love Roeshel and she is a super talented girl. Wonderful job with everything she does. You did a great job highlighting her here today, Marty. xo Diana

  12. A lovely home! Warm colors, so many nice details and good taste. It was great to see her pictures. Thanks.

  13. Oh Marty, thanks for featuring Roeshel. She DOES seem as lovely as her beautiful home.

    Hugs ~

  14. Marty what a wonderful post! I love Roeshel's style and spunk! I'd keep the old dresser in the kitchen it looks fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing such a fun blog with us. Now I'm off to see what else Roeshel is up to!
    Have a great weekend!

  15. Thanks for sharing this lovely home with us at TTF.

  16. Roeshel has a beautiful home and amazing style....LOVE it all!

  17. Wow! Right down to the tire on the wall planter. Wow so pretty.

  18. Awe...everyone is so sweet! Thank you! Marty, I had a blast being a part of Show Off & Inspire...thank you! xoxo

  19. Marty,
    Roeshel's home is gorgeous and what a creative, talented lady!
    I enjoyed touring her home!
    Love the tire in the patio Barn turned planter!!!
    Thanks for introducing us to Roeshel!!!

  20. It's always a pleasure to visit Roeshel's house one more time. Who could tire of her kitchen?

  21. Thanks for sharing this Marty! So many creative ideas in this blogger's home!