Meet the Blogger: Unskinny Boppy

July is almost over and we are happy to share our next blogger in the meet the blogger series. This month we are hosting Beth from Unskinny Boppy. Enjoy, Beth really has some beautiful ideas!

Hey guys! I am SO excited to be a guest on Cassity’s blog today. Thanks so much to our mutual friend Stacy for assembling this fun monthly blog hop.

First off, let me give you a little background on me- I’m Beth from Birmingham, Alabama. I’ve been sharing my home decorating, gardening and DIY ideas on my blog, Unskinny Boppy, for over a decade. Since I, too, am a remodel-aholic, it’s an honor to get a chance to share some of my remodeling ideas with you today. There is nothing I love better than a good home makeover!

When we bought our current home, three were three specific areas that were on my makeover to-do list– The basement, the attic, and the screened-in back porch. I knew I wanted the basement to be my husband’s man-cave and office, and I planned to claim the attic for my office and the kids’ playroom. The back porch would be a spot for all of us to enjoy together.

The Finished Attic

First up on my makeover mission was the unfinished attic. It began as a big empty space, but by the time we were finished, it became a cozy office retreat complete with built-in storage cubbies and a book nook! Here is a before and after picture of the attic:

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One side of the attic is my office where I get my blogging done, and the other side is the kids’ playroom area. You can see all the photos of the space here in this post:

Click Here to Read about the Attic Renovation Before and After…

The Book Nook

On the other side of the attic, there is lots of built-in storage under the knee-wall, along with a book nook! This cozy book nook was actually an after-thought that turned out WAY better than I could have dreamed. We needed a way to hide a laundry chute, and a book nook offered the most logical solution. It’s right underneath the eaves of the roof, so it becomes extra special when it is raining outside.

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Click here to read all about the Book Nook

The Painted Basement Ceilings

Do unfinished basements creep you out? I’ve always gotten the heeby-jeebies from cold, dark, unfinished basements.

When we bought this house, we decided to finish our basement on a budget by painting the low ceilings instead of finishing them with a ceiling. Rather than painting them the same old boring matte black, we chose to go with a smoky blue color on the ceilings along with crisp white trim and dark vinyl tiles that look just like hardwood.

Here is the before and after of our basement remodel:

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Not only was the ceiling ultra-low, we also had to work around NINE support poles that were scattered randomly around the basement. You can read the full room reveal along with lots of other before and after photos over on my blog.

Click here to read the Tales of Painted Basement Ceilings and Pole Dancing Woes

The Back Porch Makeover

Finally, we come to the screened-in back porch. The porch was our most recent home project so we can have a shady (and mosquito-free) spot to sit this summer. Between the bed swing and the Adirondack chairs, we have been LOVING this “new” porch. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the great outdoors without dealing with the rain or bugs.

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Click here to read all about the back porch makeover.

If you like what you see in this post, I’d be honored if you would stop by my blog and look through my archives to see if there are any other ideas you would like to pin. I’d also be super stoked if you wanted to be my friend on social media or join my e-mail list.

Here are some links to do that:

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Or click here to join my email list.

Thanks for joining me today and thanks again to Cassity for having me over! Happy decorating and DIYing, y’all!


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I'm Emily and I share my ideas to celebrate and create over at The Benson Street.

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  1. Beth on Cassity’s blog?!Two of my faves in ONE place! Love it!!! So many awesome projects you’ve accomplished at your place Beth ❤️!