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Better Homes and Gardens Feature! | Kara Paslay Design

Better Homes and Gardens Feature!

Better Homes and Gardens Feature!

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Hey Friends!  Last night I was doing a bit of exploring.  I rarely get on Pinterest, but yesterday I decided to do a little search.  A few minutes into my hunt, I ran across this photo. . .

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If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know that is a photo of our old home.  I immediately recognized that the photo was taken for our feature in DIY magazine.  We never received those pictures so I eagerly clicked on the photo to find where it was coming from!  Much to my delight, I found that the there was a whole tour of our old home on the Better Homes and Gardens website! 
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The feature has a bunch of photos that didn’t make the magazine and the quality of the pictures is just stunning.  Jay (the photographer) did an incredible job!  So, would you like to take a walk down memory lane with me today?  Let’s take a look!
Our old Master Bedroom. . .

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The kitchen where we first embraced our love for concrete!  It was almost a disaster, but thankfully the countertops turned out to be one of our favorite things in the house!

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I loved all the windows and nature that surrounded our old house.  I don’t miss taking care of a yard. . . but I miss seeing green and watching squirrels run along the top of our fence.

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The guest bathroom was one of our favorite rooms in the house.  You would be amazed to see how this space started out! Imagine green pebble looking linoleum covered with carpet, dingy, flaking paint, and wallpaper in the shower. Oh my, it went through quite a transformation!

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Craft Room!!! Definitely the most feminine room in the house.

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Besides our more recent DIY concrete countertops, our other most famous post is our DIY Mason Jar chandelier.  We hung it in our old dining room and we loved it!  The stylist brought the rug in for the shoot.  Not my favorite option for this space, but I love the sunflowers!

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This was the area right outside our master bedroom.  It was a lovely little spot to sit and enjoy the great outdoors!

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Oh man, going through those photos brought back so many memories.  We learned so much from that house.  It truly was the place where we developed a passion for design and a skill set to make our dreams come true.  I think I could write a whole book full of stories from our time in that house.  Some good, some depressing, many humorous, and all interesting.  Maybe one day I will. 🙂

The style of our new home is going to be quite different, but I still love the sweet cottage style of our first home.  Want to see before and after’s, plus a bunch more photos of our previous home?!  You can find them all right here!

This article has 5 comments

  1. Emily

    I’ve just recently stumbled upon your blog, so these pictures are new to me. I absolutely love your style and sense of design, if I lived there, I wouldn’t change a thing! 🙂 Beautiful home.

  2. m @ random musings

    I love all the layering in the rooms. Just curious, how does that work? Was there a photo shoot without a definite publication outlet? Your home(s) are so creative, so it seems (imho) that the rights to the images should be in your control…

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