Friday, September 6, 2013

Show Off & Inspire - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Today I get to Show Off and Brag about Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.  Just wait until you see how she has transformed her home into a stunning showplace.  I love a good before and after and she shares quite a few.  Her home is truly magazine worthy and as beautiful as she is.

Hello everyone
I’m Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and I am so excited to be part of Marty's Show Off & Inspire this week! I have long been a fan of Marty's and I am honored to be here today!
I thought today it would be fun to give you a mini tour of our home. When we purchased our home 11+ years ago it was builder grade with lots of carpet, tile and beige. We have enjoyed turning our house into a home we love that fits out families needs.

One of our first projects was turning three small rooms (living, dining, family) into one large great room by knocking down a wall. This created a space that was 100% usable and functional which was so important for us

We turned the fireplace around that was hidden in the corner so it would be the focal point of the room.

We opened up the space under our stairs and created a very small wine room, with three kids and two dogs, mama enjoys her wine.

Our Kitchen renovation was one of our biggest accomplishments. We went from builder grade to custom made with lots of paint, elbow grease and trim. It took us about 5 years to complete but we are so proud of all our hard work. Sadly, we will be tearing down the whole kitchen in the next month due to mold. We had a slow leak that we were not aware of, everything is a loss and insurance won't cover it, it truly is heartbreaking.


You can find all the details below
We eventually made our way into the master and updated it with lighter shades of paint and wood floors. I painted the cabinets in the bathroom, added trim around the mirrors and we updated our backsplash.

The Loft was a complete modge podge. By repainting the desk and bookshelves and adding a new chair it completely changed the whole look of the space.

You can find more on this transformation below.
How I painted the bookshelves here
Back of bookshelves paint color and post here
Styling the bookshelves post here
If you would like to see the rest of the home I would love for you to stop by and say Hi, I love making new friends. Hopefully you can enjoy some of my tips on getting a designer look on a dime! Thank you so much for having me, Marty!
                                  Take Care- Kristin Salazar My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Didn't I tell you  her home and her style are amazing.  Be sure to go over and click to follow, you don't want to miss any of her tutorials or DIY projects.  Her taste is exquisite and she has the talen to take any space from ordinary to chic with her special touches.  Thanks so much Kristin, I loved having you, you always inspire.                                                   My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

I am linking to the following parties:

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
Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks Linky
Aimee at It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat.

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  1. Marty, thanks for hosting this....I just love her home and all the changes she has made. :-)

    Thanks again and have a blessed day!

  2. I haven't seen all of those before pictures. Kristin has some amazing talent - complete transformation of that house! Thanks for sharing that, Marty! Thanks to Kristin, too!

  3. Oh her kitchen is just gorgeous! I was so sorry to hear about the leak that will cause it too be torn apart. Best of luck.

  4. Beautiful job Kristin, your office space is perfection. Also love the flow of colors throughout your home!

  5. Absolutely love Kristin's house and blog too Marty!

  6. what a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing it with us Marty..

    going there now to see more.

  7. I love Kristen's house, especially the living room!!It is so warm and has such a cozy feeling!!

  8. A gorgeous home dear Marty, you always pick the best as you yourself have such wonderful taste and I love every beautiful room here. Thanks for sharing. Thank you also for your always sweet and kind visit.
    Enjoy the weekend!

  9. I love this series, Marty, and what a beautiful home.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  10. I feel so honored to be here today, thank you Marty! Happy Friday.

  11. So pretty. Oh gosh, it made me sick when she said they will have to tear out the kitchen. Thank you for sharing, Kristin and Marty. laurie

  12. Gorgeous home Marty, thank you so much for sharing it with us. Have a great week end...hugs, Penny

  13. Oh Kristin!

    I don't know you, but when I read about your kitchen I just wanted to cry. I am so sorry!

  14. What a beautiful home. I really enjoyed this tour. But a single tear almost rolled down my cheek when I read about the kitchen/mold. :( Thanks for sharing Marty and Kristin.


  15. Thank you Marty for sharing these great pictures. The kitchen really turned out so pretty. My sympathy about the slow leak causing a mold problem. How sad after all of the work.

  16. very cool! Wow! Thanks for hosting, Marty!

  17. Not only does Kristin have a beautiful home she is one of the sweetest bloggers around. She was one of my first followers I had on my blog and I will never forget her kindness!

  18. Hi lovely lady.
    I know it been a long time Marty! Looks like you are doing well with your blog, Kristin does have a Gorgeous home love all her photos.. I may post some time today with a Tablescape for fall. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.

  19. Kristin has such a talent for how to make a house FLOW.... The kitchen is a wonderful space. It is so sad to hear that they have to start over in there. :(

    All the white, molding, and upgraded lights really speak to me.

    Beautiful post...


  20. I enjoyed reading about Kristen's beautiful home.I remember reading about her kitchen.I know it is heart breaking but I know after she guts it out it will shine again with her eye and talent!

  21. Wow! What a beautiful home! Thanks for the tour. Sorry about having to tear the kitchen down. I would cry!..Chrisine

  22. Oh, this home is just gorgeous! I am so sorry about the leak in the kitchen. I hope for a speed remodel!

  23. Marty, thanks for featuring Kristen and all her gorgeous pictures of her home!. Love her and her blog. Feel so bad about her kitchen :(