BEFORE Pictures – Lowe’s Fall Makeover

It has been a little while since we have given you guys an update on our upcoming Lowe’s home makeover, and we are so excited to fill you in on where things stand today.

Last we chatted, we gave you a little teaser of the space and offered up a few tidbits of information about these lucky homeowners. Since then, we’ve had the chance to meet April & Mike and see the space in person. And guys….IT’S GONNA BE SOOOOOOO GOOD.

Meet April & Mike!

Let’s begin with the most adorable couple ever. Mike & April got married last December, and purchased this home a few months after their wedding. They’re so excited to make this house their own as they start their new life together.

And they deserve all of it …. & more.

These high school sweethearts have suffered heartbreak that we can’t even imagine. A few years ago, April’s brother passed away tragically in an accident. After that unspeakable loss, Mike’s father suddenly passed away, which led April and Mike to postpone their wedding in order to be there for their grieving families. They both describe their family as the most important part of their lives.

So much so that they purchased this specific home to be close to their families, so they can help out and be there as much as possible to lending a hand whenever they can. And what was most shocking to us is their strength. Even though they’ve endured so much tragedy, they’re still incredibly positive, kind, and selfless. If you can’t tell already…we’re pretty blown away by these 2.

They’re an amazing couple and we feel so fortunate to give them a tiny slice of happiness in their new home. This is their first year of marriage and while they are constantly thinking and helping those around them, we also want them to have a place that is sacred and relaxing to them as a couple.

When we invited ourselves over to see the space, they welcomed us with open arms and didn’t mind that we took about 1,000 pictures and examined every nook & cranny of their bedroom.

The Bedroom – Before

As of now there is minimal furniture and decor in their bedroom, and it’s just begging for a little life & creativity. Lowes_Fall_Makeover_BEFORE_April_Mike_Bedroom-17

It’s also a fairly big bedroom (which we didn’t realize until we physically stepped inside), so we have lots of areas that are ready for a little TLC. Lowes_Fall_Makeover_BEFORE_April_Mike_Bedroom-13

We will get into our exact design plan (mood board & all!) next time we chat about the makeover, but one thing we definitely want to do is paint all of the wood trim white, as well as the closets and doors. Plus, we’ll be replacing the green with a nice warm gray color on the walls. Just the painting alone is A LOT!


We’ve also got big plans to transform these closet doors in order to brighten up the space and add lots of visual interest. Picture them with some cool molding, sleek black handles, and oh’s going to look fabulous!

Even though we have a lot of work ahead of us, we’re confident that this space is going to look pretty darn amazing by the time we’re outta here. At least that’s what we keep telling ourselves.

The makeover is all set for the weekend of October 1st, so the countdown is officially on! We have all of the furniture ordered, we’re planning out the DIY details, and we even have big plans for a couple of videos as we transform the space. Honestly, so much excitement and activity happening… we promise we will keep you guys updated every step of the way! Stay tuned.



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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m a Chicago gal teaching you how to design, DIY, and maintain your home…by yourself! Learn more about me right here.