I’ve got another favorite HGTV show — it’s called Hometown,
starring this super cute couple, Ben + Erin:
They had me at their old pick up truck* + their incredibly cool logo.
Don’t you love logos?
*G.O. says the truck looks like it’s a ’64 Chevy (+ he always knows.)
Anyway, you know the drill with these shows:
The cute hosts show another cute couple some makeover wannabe houses,
the second cute couple chooses one, + then the re-do ensues.
Take this house.
It had plenty of curb appeal but now has lots more.
Extra points for the highly coveted (by me) red window sashes,
which play nicely with the pretty red Japanese maple.
Every yard needs at least one Japanese maple!
Here’s the living room, sporting some really tragic green paint:
Now check this out.
I’m interested to know your thoughts on the busy tile fireplace surround.
I surprised myself with how much I liked it!
They based all their color choices on the tiles, which I think is genius.
My favorite makeover occurred in the kitchen (as it most often does.)
Here’s the lame + sad before:
Is it wrong that I like the existing vintage floor tiles?
How could you not love white cabinets with pretty gray back splash tiles?
The range hood design is pretty swell,
+ little granny loves the bridge faucet, too!
I swear, I had that exact, same utensil crock from Lillian Vernon in the 70’s!
Yes, I’ll admit it —
the natural wood floor is way better than the original tiles.
Look how sweet — that little pass-through window
looks into the adjacent breakfast nook:
Notice how they kept that original cupboard, which rules:
Erin asked Ben to make a new copper counter top,
+ he didn’t even complain!
We’d have been all like this:
Ha ha ha ha ha!
The breakfast nook benches were originally one very long church pew.
At the top of the stairs, there’s a cozy sitting area,
which, in my little world, would never be used,
but hey. It’s cool.
The best thing about the master bedroom is the tall wainscoting, which I love
+ which I now want for our own bedroom.
You can’t go wrong with pale blue walls, either!
Oh, + check out how the artwork’s been hung low,
on the wainscot, rather than above.
That vintage blue dresser is definitely calling my name!
We’ve got that same blue striped blanket, from Target,
+ I think that groovy tan + white gingham bedding is from IKEA.
So. Are you watching Hometown yet?
I’d love to hear what you think of it!