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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saying Good-Bye to Jason's House

Two and a half years ago we moved our Dear Lillie offices to a property that had it's own workspace for our company and a house that was perfect for Jason. Well, at the end of this summer we realized we had outgrown that workspace and knew the time had come to move into an actual warehouse space. We were excited to find a great place in a nearby industrial park and once we got everything moved over there and Jason was set up and operating out of the new space we put this place on the market. We were sad to say good-bye but are excited about this new chapter! Earlier this week we officially sold it so we thought it would be fitting to share one last post with lots of before and afters. (There's a full source list for all the rooms at the bottom of this post). 

The room we did the most work in was the kitchen. We didn't have to do anything too crazy - just cosmetic stuff but it was the room we put the most effort into. The dining room was pretty much just painting and changing out the floor:

And here is the living room:

And here is the hallway/entryway:

We never really did anything with Jason's room besides paint but here is the guest room/girls' room:

And here is the little extra room that functioned as a home office with an extra bed for guests. We called this the neopolitan ice cream room when we first moved in - one wall was pink, one vanilla  and one chocolate. 

The girls' though the saloon doors were pretty cool =) 

With the exception of changing the countertops and buying new appliances the rest of the house was done on a very small budget. We worked with lots of old furniture that had been handed down along with some free items from some of the wonderful companies we have had the opportunity to work with like HomeGoods, Wayfair and Joss and Main and and then stuck with stores like Ikea and Target when we needed to purchase larger type pieces like the dining room table and chairs.

Source List:

Kitchen and Dining Room:
Wall Color - Revere Pewter by BM in a matte finish
Trim and Cabinets- Simply White by BM in a semi-gloss finish
Doors - Wrought Iron by BM in semi-gloss
Island Color - Galveston Gray by BM
Island Countertop - Polished Carrara Marble (remnant)
Bar Stools - IKEA
Appliances - Home Depot
Floor - Peel and Stick vinyl that looks like wood from Lowe's
Counters - Black Granite from Home Depot
Chalkboard - HomeGoods
Little Cabinet with Baskets - Joss and Main
Metal Mail Organizers - HomeGoods
Glass Bottles on Granite - TJMaxx
White Pitcher - Target
White Lilacs - freshly cut from back yard
Glass Bottles on Little Wood Tray on Island - White Home Collection in Wilton, NH
Faux Roman Shades - made from a shower curtain at Target
Wire Chandelier - Wayfair
Floor - Peel and Stick vinyl that looks like wood from Lowe's
Little Cabinet with Baskets - Joss and Main
Charcoal Color Chairs - Target
End Chairs - Pier 1 Table - IKEA
Mirror - Pier 1
Drapery Panels - Ritva panels from IKEA
Drapery Rods - Target
Lantern - Pottery Barn
Runner - made from a shower curtain at Target
Flowers Market box - Lola Rue in Bloomington, IN
Dishes on Table - Birch Lane
Wooden Ship - Joss and Main
Table - IKEA

Living room: 
Wall Color - Galveston Gray by BM in a matte finish
Trim - Simply White by BM in a semi-gloss finish
Doors - Wrought Iron by BM in semi-gloss
Bricks - Revere Pewter by BM in matte finish
Sofa - IKEA Ektorp
Pillow with Text - Twin Elm Farm Peterborough, NH
Striped Pillow and Black Pillow - White Home Market Wilton, NH
White Pillows - HomeGoods
Notre Dame Sign - Dear Lillie
Chair in Front of Sign - HomeGoods
Throw on Chair - Ikea
Little Side Table - Target
Vase - HomeGoods
Chairs - Joss and Main
Rug - Pottery Barn
Coffee Table - Joss and Main
Vase on Coffee Table - HomeGoods
Books on Coffee Table - One was our grandfather's and the other ones from thrift shops
Lamps - Target
Drapery Panels - IKEA
Curtain Rods - Target
Industrial Looking Bookshelf - Dear Lillie
Tennis Racquet - Was our Grandfather's
Truck - Was our Grandfather's
Rest of Items on Shelf - HomeGoods
Mirror above Fireplace - Was Left in Garage by Previous Owner of Home
Vase above Fireplace - Target 

Wall Color - I think Rockport Gray (it was one we found in his basement from last summer and just used it because we already had it) by BM in a matte finish
Trim - Simply White by BM in a semi-gloss finish
Doors - Wrought Iron by BM in semi-gloss
Enter His Gates Sign - Dear Lillie
Coat Rack  - We made it with a 1 by 8 piece of wood (about 6 feet long) stained with Provincial and added hooks from IKEA
Large Hat - ?
Small Hat - J. Crew several years ago
Sweaters and Sweatshirts - J. Crew and Evy's Tree
Purse - TJMaxx years and years ago
Shoes - Target
White Frames - IKEA

The Girls' Bedroom:
Paint Color - Soft Chamois by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore
Door Color - Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore
Wallpaper - Wallpaper Direct, Delphine in Charcoal
Curtain Rods - Target
Drapery Panels - Ritva from IKEA
Beds - Passed down from my grandfather's house and painted in Annie Sloan's Graphite from Lady Butterbug
Coverlet and far back pillow - Joss and Main
Gray Pillow with the Pom Poms - Ballard Design
Front Pillow - IKEA
Little piece with the baskets between the beds - Joss and Main
White Pitcher - HomeGoods
Little Jars - White Home Market - Wilton, NH
Striped Blanket at the End of One Bed - IKEA
Rug - Target
Trunks at End of Bed - IKEA
Chandelier - Purchased about 6 years ago from Target
Frames with Silhouettes - From Hobby Lobby about 7 or 8 years ago
Dresser - Passed down from my grandfather's house and painted in Annie Sloan's Graphite from Lady Butterbug
Canvas - Dear Lillie 
Wire Basket - Little antique shop in Vermont
Clock - TJMaxx
Hat - J. Crew
Metal Pitcher - Joss and Main
White Shelf - Target (six years ago)
Horseshoes - Little antique shop in Vermont
Cowboy Boots - Sheplers
Dresses - (From left to right) TJMaxx, Joyfolie, Chasing Fireflies

Office/Guest Room: 
Wall Color: Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color: Simply White by Benjamin Moore
Desk: Has been Jason's since he was little, pretty sure it was passed on down from another family member, painted Revere Pewter (just because we had extra of that) and the knobs were spray painted.
Rug: Target
Roman Shades: Home Depot
Clock: Joss and Main
Chair: Target
Organization Caddy on Desk: HomeGoods
Metal Mail Organizer on Wall: HomeGoods
Pitcher on Desk:HomeGoods
Quilt on Bed: Have had for years and years.
Pillows on Daybed:
        Pom Pom Standard Shams: Ballard Design
        Striped Pillows: Target
        Solid Gray Squares and White Lumbar: HomeGoods
Robert Frost Sign: Dear Lillie  ( here)
Framed Basketball Pictures: passed down from our dad
Shelves: We made them. You can read more about them and find a link to a tutorial here.
Items on Shelves:
       Black and White Striped Binders: Target
       Little Clock: TJMaxx
       Wire Basket: Target
       Metal Box: HomeGoods 

       Magazine Holders: Target
       Little white vase: Ikea
       Basket - HomeGoods
       Poufs - Target

I hope that you all have a fabulous weekend!


  1. You did such an amazing job on this house. I am sad that we won't get to see any new posts on it although I am happy your business is growing. I wish you the best of luck!
    Cheers! Shelley

  2. You've done an AMAZING job!!! The house is a dream and I wished it was mine;))The new place will definitely be stunning thanks to your creativity and great ideas. I look forward to pictures from your new house and keep my fingers crossed for the ''new chapter'':)
    Best regards,

  3. Strangely enough I sent a link to Jason's house to my daughter in law (also named Jennifer) this morning! Lucky buyers for this house....ya'll did a fabulous job!

  4. Did it sell within minutes of putting it on the market? I would think that buyers could not believe how beautiful it is. It must be sad to say goodbye to it, in a way. You did an amazing job on the house!

  5. Congrats on the continued success of your business & this exciting new chapter for Dear Lillie. We all drew lots of inspiration from Jason's home with all of your beautiful touches.

  6. Beautiful after pics! I am cracking up at the kitchen before pic where there are paint cans and a giant supply of box wine lol! Very lucky buyers...

  7. Someone will be so lucky for the chance to buy that beauty! You did a great job designing that home. Good luck to Jason in selling. GL to you all in the move to the warehouse for your wonderful business.

  8. I don't see a reference to where the light in the dining room was purchased and I NEED it!

  9. Loved watching the transformation! On to the next chapter for you all. Congrats on outgrowing the space!

  10. Congrats on your move. You did a wonderful job on this darling home.

  11. The natural light in this house is AMAZING -- love reading your blog; so many great DIY ideas to keep me busy!

  12. Did Jason actually live here? You mention the business is moving, what about Jason?
    I love this home and the inspiration for my own.
    Never pictures of a Jason bedroom...

    1. Haha yes, I did live there for a little more than 2 1/2 years. We never really did much to the master bedroom other than paint it, which is why we never featured it on the blog.

  13. Congratulations on your new warehouse space. The makeover on Jasons place was amazing, but nothing beats big open space like a warehouse for a business. xo

  14. Hello Dear Lillie, I live in France and I just fall in love of this house. With my husband we would like to build a house so would it be possible for you to post the plan of this house? I can't really see the disposition of the rooms... It will be very nice


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