The Mathews House: Small Budget, Big Style

Alise Matthews is looking to buy a starter home within walking distance from town, so she can be closer to her new business.  She’s looking for a small home with character and charm but has a thrifty all-in budget of $75,000 and a wish list that includes space for her golden retriever.  To help her make the big decision, Ben and Erin show her two homes: The Bush house, part of the historical Bush dairy farm, which comes with a sizeable yard and lake view but is severely rundown and The Shamburger house, a well-kept cottage with great bones but a much smaller yard. Ben and Erin create a jaw-dropping transformation complete with a covet-worthy kitchen and a dreamy outdoor patio space.

Exterior

PAINT

Main Body: HC-156 Van Deusen Blue Benjamin Moore

Trim: OC-17 White Dove Benjamin Moore

Front Door: 3004-5C Afternoon Stroll Valspar

Front Porch Floor: SW 2845 Bunglehouse Gray Sherwin Williams

FRONT PORCH

Porch Light: 6684000 Sunbelt Lighting

Planters | Potted Plants & Herbs Laurel Nursery & Garden

Landscaping Four Seasons Lawn & Landscape

Rocking Chairs | Bistro Table & Chairs Laurel Nursery & Garden

Living Room

PAINT I LIGHTING

Walls: Oc-47 Ashwood Benjamin Moore

Ceiling | Trim | Windows | Doors: OC-17 White Dove Benjamin Moore

STAGING

Rifle Paper Area Rug | Window Shades Shotgun Design Group

Drapery Panels World Market

Denim Sofa | Coffee Table | Table Lamp Lott Furniture

“Summer Cut” by Ginny Futvoye The Caron Gallery

“In The Same Way” by Ellen Langford The Caron Gallery

“Tippah County” by John Armistead The Caron Gallery

 Brass Fox | Round Mirror | Dog Figurine Southern Antiques

Ralph Lauren Wingback Chair Adam Trest Home

Walter Anderson Turtle Print & Tree Print Frames Unlimited

Accent Pillows World Market

Accent Pillows Target

Blue Side Table Woodworkings

Antique Watercolors Renaissance Interiors

Small Console Table Tuesday Morning

Dining Room

PAINT I LIGHTING

Walls: Oc-47 Ashwood Benjamin Moore

Ceiling | Trim | Windows | Doors: OC-17 White Dove Benjamin Moore

Chandelier: 43683WH Sunbelt Lighting

ADDITIONAL DESIGN

Woven Wood Window Shades Shotgun Design Group

Drapery Panels World Market

STAGING

Dining Table | Antique Wood Dining Chairs JParker Reclaimed

Upholstered Dining Chairs | Dinnerware | Table Linens | Gold Succulent Planter World Market

Barstools | White Dining Chairs Target

Kitchen

PAINT

Walls: Oc-47 Ashwood Benjamin Moore

Ceiling | Trim | Windows | Doors: OC-17 White Dove Benjamin Moore

Cabinetry: CW-505 Windsor Green Benjamin Moore

Appliances (all from B&S Appliance)

Refrigerator: FFSC2323TS

Electric Range: FFES3026T

Dishwasher: FFID2426TS

Cabinets | Countertops | Hardware | Tile | Flooring

Cabinet Door & Drawer Fronts Morgan Bros. Millwork

Countertops: Formica Silver Travertine City Home Center

Backsplash: Antique Mirror Spray on Glass First City Glass

Door Pulls: R-08em-86123-US3 Door Knobs: RS-08EM-86013USS3 House of Antique Hardware

PLUMBING I LIGHTING

Sink: K-3821-1-NA Kohler

Faucet: K-7506-BL Kohler

Lighting: Recessed Can Lights Sunbelt Lighting

STAGING

“Nosegay with Bird” by Paul Fayard The Caron Gallery

Painting of Potted Flowers Mandy Buchanan

Wine Rack Shelves QVC

Roman Shades Fabric Magnolia Fabrics

Dishes | Towels | Canister Set World Market

“Farmer’s Market” by Adam Trest The Caron Gallery

Green Floral Vinyl Rug Laurel Mercantile

Master Bedroom

PAINT

Master Bath Walls: SW 9171 Felted Wool Sherwin Williams

Trim | Windows | Doors: OC-17 White Dove Benjamin Moore

PLUMBING I LIGHTING I TILE

Vanity Cabinet Scotsman Co.

Vanity Faucet: K-72759-CP Kohler

Toilet: K-3814-0 Kohler

Shower Faucet: K-76475-CP Kohler

Mirror/Medicine Cabinet: K-CB-CLC2031BAN Kohler

Shower Wall Panels: B67414-4834 Delta at Home Depot

Vanity Lights: 41160EN3-839 Sunbelt Lighting

Shower Accent Tile: Black 1×1 Hexagon Mosaic Grout: Bright White Wayfair

STAGING

Blue & White Vinyl Rug | Toiletries Laurel Mercantile

Bath Mat | Towels | Baskets World Market

Curtain Panels over Washer & Dryer | Glass Canisters Tuesday Morning

Walter Anderson Alligator Print Frames Unlimited

Exterior

STAGING

Porch Light: 93506GAL Sunbelt Lighting

Planters | Potted Plants & Herbs | Firepit Laurel Nursery & Garden

Landscaping Four Seasons Lawn & Landscape

Patio Outdoor Furniture Ashley Furniture

Plaid Throw Southern Antiques

Mockingbird Pillow | Tree Pillow Adam Trest Home

Accent Pillows Lott Furniture

Striped Outdoor Rug Lowe’s

Willow Chairs Anthem Style Co.