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Mallory’s (rental) Home Tour – Goodbye to Sericin Circle

Well hello hello my dear friends! I am so beyond excited to tell you that we finally closed and moved into our new house! I thought it would be fun to revisit our “old house” that was our rental home for just a year. A little background, my husband and I are both from the Phoenix area in Arizona. Mesa, specifically if you’re familiar with the Phoenix area. We lived there for the first 5 years of our marriage attending school and starting our family with our first two little boys. In 2011, we moved to Buffalo, New York for my husband to attend dental school, 4 years and two more baby boys later…we moved back to Mesa for his residency program in April 2015.


I lived about 12 minutes from Savannah and it was so much fun. We got together several times a week for projects, playdates and escapes. You know when you ditch everyone and everything and go out to sushi and sodas with your bestie? Yeah, we did that a lot. In that short year, we did countless projects, filmed our first video, Savannah had a baby, we went camping, to Hawaii, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Disneyland, launched our clothing line with Cents of Style and so many other countless adventures.

In an unexpected turn of events, my husband graduated from his residency program and took a job 2 hours away in Prescott, Arizona. Possibly the most bittersweet event of my life. Ha! I had to leave friends and family behind in Mesa which was the bitter part. BUT there was  a lot of sweet too!  A. My husband was 100% done with school which was literally the best day ever! We finally got our first home that I can renovate and let’s face it, Prescott is the coolest town with the BEST weather. It’s just 2 hours north of Phoenix. So before I get carried away with our NEW house (#mallorysprescottviewhome < follow along on Instagram @classyclutter) I thought it would be fun to take a journey back to our old rental home. We were only there for 14 months but man, I made that house a home.

Colorful Living Room Makeover


Living Room


Colorful Living Room Makeover

Brown Tufted Ottoman

Aqua Antlers on a deer above the tv - So cute!

Renter friendly Kitchen Makeover 




Finally sharing my dining room makeover on the blog today! It's more of an eat-in kitchen than a "room" but whatevs! Tap pic for sources!

Mallory's Kitchen Makeover
DIY Herringbone Faux Backsplash - Click for tutorial!

Pantry Makeover and Organization tips


Pantry Before Photo


Pantry Makeover

Jar and Bin Labels

Kids’ Bathroom Makeover


How to paint a vanity - Before


Kids Bathroom Makeover - www.classyclutter.net

Master Bedroom Makeover


Master Bedroom


Master Bedroom Reveal

Master Bathroom Makeover


Sericin Bathroom Before Pic


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Boys Superhero Room Revamp




Since we've moved, I revamped the superhero room and my kids are loving it! Don't worry, the top bunk has a rail, I took it off for pictures! #safetyfirst Check out the full reveal on the blog today! #superhero #decorforkids #abmathome #abmlifeiscolorful #acolorstory

Love this cute, modern Superhero Room! Click for more! Love this cute, modern Superhero Room! Click for more!

Tribal Inspired Bedroom Makeover here

Oops! No before pic. Just picture a boring beige bedroom. *winks*

Tribal Inspired Bedroom Makeover - www.classyclutter.net

Tribal Bedroom Makeover

Tribal Inspired Bedroom Makeover

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Girly Office Makeover

Love this bright office space - Click for pics!

Love this DIY Acrylic Calendar (Click for tutorial)

Love this bright office space - Click for pics!

Garage Makeover and Organizing Tips

LOVE this garage organization! The labels and bins are amazing! Click for tutorial!

What a great home gym in the garage! They got everything on Amazon and had it delivered!

LOVE this garage organization! The labels and bins are amazing! Click for tutorial!

Our back patio lounge space


backyard 2


Outdoor Lounge Space - www.classyclutter.net

Phew! That went by fast! I can’t believe how much changed in only 14 months! You guys, I am so freaking excited to share the new house with you. Stay tuned for the “before tour”. We bought it from the sweetest family ever who have now turned into amazing friends. My heart is full. For now, goodbye Sericin Circle. We will always remember you!

Bright and Colorful Home Tour - www.classyclutter.net

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  1. Omg everything is so cute!!! You hit the nail on every single little detail and I love all the colors. My sister in law and her family live in Mesa, you have actually probably heard of them. They are the founders of Garden Pool. We haven’t made it out to see them yet but when you mentioned Mesa it caught my attention.

    1. Sometimes it is hard putting money into a place that you are going to leave so you have to pick and choose what you really want to redo int that house! I always wanted where we lived to feel like a home so I tried my best to not spend a ton of money but to still have it be a place I love and enjoy being there! Thanks for stopping by xoxo

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