Clovis, NM Home


Slideshow as of March, 2012

Below is a photo journey of my first renovation project, a 1950′s brick rancher, in Clovis, NM.  During the three years we lived there this home went through a major transformation.

When I started The Mustard Ceiling in January, 2011 many of the large renovations had already been completed.  As you will see through the photos below, over the three years we lived in the home the design was constantly changing… I guess that’s what happens when you love design as much as I do.

Master Bedroom Before

Master Bedroom 4/09-10/11

Master Bedroom 10/11-8/12

Dining Room Before

Can you believe the rustic/green barnwood in the Dining room? It was paired with a BEAUTIFUL crystal chandelier! I guess the rustic/elegant trend was in style in the 50′s too!

Dining Room 4/09-8/12

Dining Room 5/11-8/12


 The wainscoating was the first DIY project we tackled and is still one of my favorite addition’s.  We started pulling off that funky barn wood and found nothing but holes behind it.  I also sewed the burlap drapes, stenciled the ikat chair cushions, and sewed the tableskirt in the dining room.

Dining, Entry, Living Room Before

 Entry After

 Can you see the mustard ceiling peaking through?

Living Room After

 Kitchen Before

Look at all of that “groovy gold!”

Kitchen 6/10-11

This renovation was a weekend project my mom and I did to get rid of the gold. We used the left over paint from our bedroom, changed the knobs and handles, painted the countertops (there is a really cool countertop paint out, it worked great) and removed some of the cabinet doors.

In November, 2011 we started renovating the kitchen again.  This time, we really went to town.  We  DIYed countertops out of solid oak doors from Habitat for Humanity, subway tiled the backsplash and  ripped down a few of  the upper cabinets on the  right side, really opening up the kitchen.

Kitchen 11/11-8/12

Den Before

Den After

Cloffice (first design)

Cloffice After (Remodel)

Originally we turned the hall coat closet into a cloffice.  This is where I spent many of my days blogging and designing.

No room in our home has been left untouched.  We even made over the laundry room!  After the makeover it became one of my favorite rooms in the house.

A pretty laundry room really does make the job of laundry more fun.

In June 2012, we placed our home on the market for sale.  It sold within one week to the first couple who looked at it.  It has been a lot of fun for me to have complete creative freedom to grow and explore new design ideas on what started out as a blank canvas.

For more details on the paint colors used in our home, click here.

I hope you enjoyed the photo tour.