No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like)

Today’s post has me feelin’ a good bit of excitement and nervousness… because it’s the first ever No Make Up Home Tour! Started by my friend Kyla of House of Hipsters, this is the opportunity to see what my home really looks like, day to day, without the styling, the photoshopping, the editing. And you get to see lots of other bloggers’ homes as well (be sure to check out the full list below to see everyone’s home). So you’re probably asking why I’m nervous. Well, you’re about to see my kitchen and bathroom, two rooms I have never been shown on the blog before! So grab a coffee and a snack and get ready for some fun and REAL home tours.

No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com

When you first walk into my home, you’re immediately in the living room. It’s the brightest, airiest room in the house because of the french doors and windows. Chances are, there will at least one wiener dog hanging out on the couch, watching the neighborhood. Most of the plants are in this space, too because the light is so damn good.

Then we have my favorite seat in the house. This corner is really unresolved because the last time you saw it, it was my home office! I’ve since moved to a studio space, so the lounge chair moved to this corner and we got a credenza. The TV is a major eyesore and super old, so we might be replacing it soon (waiting on those Black Friday sales). Then the art… this is Sean’s piece and was our compromise when he moved in. It needs to be reframed to match the rest of the art in the space. I like that it’s big enough to balance out the TV, which we will probably end up mounting on the wall.

No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com

Also, my coffee table plant is longgg dead and now replaced with candles and crystals. I’m pretty much constantly burning a candle.

No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com

The dining room is right off the living room and usually the table is covered in props for whatever I’m shooting that day. You might also notice some green tape… those are all the touch ups that we STILL need to do from the bedroom renovation. They’ve been there for months.

No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com

The bar cart is in the same spot, but definitely fuller. And it’s now home to our Alexa!

No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com

The bedroom, my most favorite room in the whole house, is just off the dining room. It’s the most recent renovation, so it still mostly looks the same. The bedding is way more rumpled and Georgette is always curled up here.

No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com

Ok… and now the kitchen. (I cannot believe I am showing you guys this.)

No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com

So… this is our kitchen. It’s mustard yellow, but not in the good, cool kind of way. The appliances are ancient and sinking into the floor. It’s very, very dark and the cabinetry is gross. My countertops and backsplash are made of floor tiles and we don’t have a dishwasher so there is always a stack of dirty and clean dishes. This plant window is the only thing in the kitchen that I like and that I intend to salvage when we renovate.

No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com

Finally, here’s the bathroom. It’s just off the kitchen which is sort of weird, but in a 1 bedroom house from 1908 I guess that’s just how they did things. It used to be really dark, but when I got a new roof I also installed a mini skylight. It’s been amazing, maybe one of the best decisions I’ve made for the house. There’s finally natural light in what was once called ‘The Bath Cave.’ I might even add some to the kitchen.

No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com

You can see that we’ve already done a lot of demo to the bathroom in order to make it functional. Helloooooo subflooring! When I moved in, the sink barely worked, so we salvaged this pedestal sink. Like, we literally found it on the parking strip of a home down the street and brought it home to install. At this point, I try to hide as much as I can in the bathroom with cute textiles. I’m hoping to renovate this soon!

No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com

So that’s my entire house — all 640 square feet of it! It’s pretty tiny, huh?

No Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.comNo Make Up Home Tour (aka what #mytinybungalow really looks like day-day!). Get the full fixer upper home tour of my small space on jojotastic.com

Be sure to check out everyone else’s tour, too! Here are the links:

House of Hipsters | House of BrinsonBigger Than The Three Of Us | Simple StylingsThe DIY Playbook | Oscar Bravo Home | Apartment 34 | Francois et MoiBrepurposed | Anne Sage

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18 Comments

  1. 10.17.17
    Oscar Bravo said:

    Your kitchen appliances and my laundry room appliances look related lol. -Oscar

    • 10.17.17
      joanna said:

      Ha! pretty sure they are cousins for sure.

  2. 10.17.17
    Summer Hogan said:

    So glad I found your blog (thanks Kyla!)! I’m loving your sweet bungalow with or without makeup :) Cheer!

    • 10.17.17
      joanna said:

      I’m so happy you found me, too! Welcome :)

  3. 10.17.17
    Hayley Putnam said:

    Hey there! Lovely tour! Could you tell me about that beautiful blue paint color?

    • 10.17.17
      joanna said:

      thanks so much! The blue is called Seascape and it’s from Sherwin Williams :)

      • 10.17.17
        Hayley Putnam said:

        Thank you so much!

        • 10.17.17
          joanna said:

          any time! it’s a really good shade of navy — I tested out 7 of them when I renovated that room!

  4. 10.17.17
    Ashley@BiggerThanTheThreeOfUs said:

    I literally can’t wait to see what you do in your kitchen! And, plant envy…wow!

    • 10.17.17
      joanna said:

      i’m hoping to tackle the kitchen soon… maybe spring. it’s driving me NUTS. i cook so much. every time i cook, i curse the kitchen. ha!

  5. 10.17.17
    Brocanteuserose said:

    Awww I think its great, the bathroom is still pretty cute! We are in the same boat, with our bathrooms, think strategically hung shower curtains, large basket of toilet paper, and greenery that I’m pretending distracts the eye. It really doesn’t. Super cute! So glad I found your blog through this blog hop, new follower right here. :)

    • 10.17.17
      joanna said:

      I need to get some good toilet paper baskets! Amazon accidentally sent us FOUR packages of toilet paper instead of ONE, soo… we have some storage issues at the moment. and welcome to the blog! happy to have you :)

  6. 10.17.17
    Sarah said:

    Yesss!!! This series is so refreshing. I want in on the next one ;) Cheers to crappy kitchens that will be cool someday.

    • 10.17.17
      joanna said:

      you should DEFINITELY do the next one!! the world needs to see your kitchen ;)

  7. 10.17.17
    kddomingue said:

    Brave girl! Fist bump of solidarity! I’ve been taking apart my kitchen bit by bit for years! So your bathroom and my kitchen are in the same boat so to speak. We were planning on remodeling it but every time it seemed like we’d have enough money to get started, life would happen and that money would have to go elsewhere. Sigh.

    • 10.17.17
      joanna said:

      thank you! i was SO nervous. I hear you there on the money going elsewhere… breaking my leg was NOT in the financial plan ;)

  8. 10.17.17
    Kyla @ House Of Hipsters . com said:

    Cheers to undone kitchens and showing off our Alexas!!!!