Traditional ranch style home tour in Myrtle Beach, SC

Greetings, everyone!  My name is Becca, and I’m Debbie’s *ADD* (Attention Decorating Disorder) friend!  I first *met* crafty, thrifty and kind Debbie at RMS and, when I started my blog a few years ago, she was one of the first to welcome me to the *neighborhood!*  Naturally, I was humbled and flattered when she asked if I’d be willing to share my home as part of her “Home Tours” feature!  Thank you, Debbie!

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Welcome to our humble abode, located right outside of Myrtle Beach (and, yes, my toes were in the sand today)!
When we moved here almost six years ago, I was a big fan of the red, gold and green color palette … and, almost every piece of furniture in our home had either a cherry or walnut stain.  That was, until last year, when I got bit (*badly,* I might add), by the *lighter and brighter* bug.  Everything in our home began to take on a much softer color palette, to include our dining room. 
Imagine metallic chocolate walls, cherry stained furniture and red/gold/green striped chair cushions.  Quite a difference from our *new* space, pictured below, showing off its Spring look!

Across from the dining room is our sitting room, which also got the *lighten and brighten* treatment.  Our bookcase used to have a walnut stain … that was until I discovered Annie Sloan’s infamous chalk paint!  From the time I first dipped my paintbrush into her paint, I’ve been addicted!  (And, I just know a few of you are nodding your heads and laughing right this moment because you’ve fallen victim to her dangerously fun paints, as well!)

Now, let’s take a peek into the great room, where the lighter palette continues.  Isn’t it fun how slipcovers can give you a new look, without having to buy new furniture?  My cotton duck covers (from Bed, Bath and Beyond) have held up really well, considering we have a 6 year old, who loves to pretend he’s Spiderman, jumping all over the furniture!
Here is our fireplace all ready for the Easter Bunny.  Our mantel once consisted of a shallow shelf and arched cutout.  What fun it was to design a “new” mantel and have it custom built a few years ago!
 Below is another piece that has Annie Sloane’s Old White *stamp* on it.
Come on and we’ll peek into the kitchen.  Yes, I have two-toned cabinets, which I’m sure many aren’t a fan of.  I painted our upper maple cabinets BM White Dove, followed by one coat of Annie Sloane’s Old White.  I wanted to keep the warmth of the maple on the lower cabs for a bit, BUT, am itching to paint them, as well.   I’m either going to paint them Old White or Chateaux Grey (like the island).


In addition to going crazy with my paint brush last year, I also decided to go crazy with a mitre saw and built the three shelves you see below.  Considering a lone cabinet used to be there, I’ve truly enjoyed changing out the accessories on the shelves to suit the season!
I love how the sunlight streams into our breakfast room in the mornings.  (And, for those of you who may be wondering, I painted our dry bar cabinets Annie Sloane’s Chateaux Grey.  I told you, I’m addicted!)
Off the kitchen is our master bedroom, which I recently painted … we also retired the ceiling fan and added a fun drum shade chandie!


I’ll spare you from the master bath, as I’m right in the middle of painting cabinets and an accent piece in there … stay tuned!  Instead, I’ll share our mudroom, which got its own makeover a few years ago, with the addition of the beadboard.  No surprise that my paintbrush is getting ready to invade this room, again, as well!  Can you guess what I’m going to paint ?!

 

Are you still with me ?!  If so, I’ll show you a peek into our little man’s “suite.”  Here’s his “leeetle” sports-themed bedroom:

Annnnd, his playroom (which used to be a guest room).  Admittedly, it no longer looks like this … we’re in the process of updating it from a “little boy”  playroom to a *big* little boy playroom.  **Sigh** 
I’ll spare you from seeing my husband’s office (which also used to be a bedroom), along with the other bathrooms.  Instead, I’ll take you outside … first, to our screened porch.  These pictures are from last year … I can’t wait for the pollen to be DONE so that we may enjoy this space again!  (Oh, um, yes, I painted the fireplace out here Old White, as well.)
And, finally, one side of our patio … I can’t wait to sit by the grill while my hubby cooks something up!  Yummy!
Well, friends, there you have it … our humble abode!  I sincerely thank you for visiting, and, a special thank you, Debbie, for allowing me to be part of your wonderful blog and fun series!
Happy Decorating,
Becca
Becca is a sweet pea. If you do not know her, or have not been over to her blog, please go on over and introduce yourself.  She is a great blogging friend and will welcome you with open arms!

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Comments

  1. says

    Wow and Wow! I’d say that is anything but humble! It is gorgeous. Isn’t it funny how all of a sudden you go from deep and dark colors to light and bright? I have been back and forth for years. Of course, we moved a lot and I think sometimes the house just “speaks” to you. Yours has whispered beautiful words to you-you did a great job and I love it! xo Diana

  2. says

    Oh Becca what a great tour! You know I love your style ;) I hadn’t got to peek at the Easter tree in the kitchen yet, I am so glad I didn’t miss it. Happy Spring.

  3. says

    WOW! Thank’s for sharing! What a gorgeous home! Sooo big! Must be awesome to have all that space….. You’ve decorated it beautifully!

  4. says

    What a fabulous home in one of my MOST favorite towns to visit! I LOVE Myrtle Beach and we go there every chance we get. Love your bedroom and also the wonderful outdoor living spaces. I’m going to walk around my kitchen and see if I can figure out a spot for some small shelves. That’s such a pretty idea! Thanks for the tour! Enjoy your weekend!

  5. says

    Love seeing Becca’s house like this, Debbie! Thank you both for sharing it! A definite difference going from reds and golds to the ighter colors. I have to say one good thing about us moving is that it saved me lots of painting at our old house, because I went that way, too! Thankfully, the condo we moved into has neutral walls in most of the main rooms, so it was easy enough to get the look. I love that you just went for it, Becca, and made it the way you wanted!

  6. says

    Becca I love your house. It’s so beautiful! I want to go to brighter colors too. My living room has reds/golds right now. I’m definitely going to check out your blog. You did an awesome job with your house!

    Debbie, this is my first time visiting your site and I love it!

  7. says

    Hi Debbie Dear! Oh, I so enjoyed the tour of Becca’s home! Was she Bluebird Becca on RMS? I was Picklepoo! :) How nice to feature her lovely home. Have a wonderful weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. says

    Yay! We love Becca’s home almost as much as we love Becca herself! :-) It is so beautiful and she just knocks it out of the park every time she tackles a new project. So glad you shared it with us Debbie!
    Vanessa

  9. Lizy says

    I just love pretty much everything Becca does! Her taste is impeccable and her home is not only beautiful but livable! Thanks Debbie for yet another great Home Tour! Much Love and congratulations to both creative ladies!

  10. says

    Thanks for the great tour! Her home is very pretty. Love all the white dishes in the dining room and the open shelving in the kitchen. Her master caught my eye too.

  11. says

    Wow Becca, your home is gorgeous! You have great style! I recognize the shot of your dining room immediately…I think that’s famous throughout blogland.

  12. says

    Debbie, thanks so much for featuring Becca’s home!! Hers is one of my absolute favorites; and her talent never ceases to amaze! I love all of her seasonal and holiday decor projects year ’round!! Great feature!!!

  13. says

    I have always loved Becca’s home. She is a beautiful decorator too. I never tire of my darker colors, in fact I am considering almost black cabinets for the new kitchen:):) Thanks for featuring becca, Debbie! Have a great weekend. XO, Pinky

  14. says

    Another wonderful home. I think I say it every week, but I really love these home tours. Considering the talented decorators that I see all over the internet, you will never run out of fodder for this, either.

    I love her lightness. I’m trying to do that around here more, too. I still like some nonwhite pieces, but I just love the brighter feel.

    I think my favorite room in her house is the kitchen.

  15. says

    It’s always such fun to see Becca’s house. I love seeing her amazing and beautiful changes. I am especially pay close attention to her outdoor area and her screened porch on this visit. Love all the details!

  16. says

    Debbie thank you so much for featuring Becca and her wonderful home. I would love to be dipping my toes i the sand and sea!

    As I too am now an Annie Sloan Fan, I love all of the changes!! I think the lover kitchen cabinets would be gorgeous in the Chateau Grey!

    Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  17. says

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Almost as lovely as the sweet Becca herself. :) I love ever detail, it’s warm, friendly and so welcoming just like our Becca. I still can’t get over how beautiful her master bedroom has turned out. I want mine to look just like that. Thank you for sharing Becca’s home with us Debbie!

    Heather

  18. says

    Becca, It’s easy to see why Debbie invited you to post your lovely home. It’s all so well put together! I’m a big fan of your fireplace!

  19. Lora says

    Plz tell me what color the wall cabinet by the dining table is? I love it. And would like to use it in our home as well! :)

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