Ready for another makeover (and inspiring story) from Queer Eye Season 5? This week, I’m sharing a hero with a higher calling – and a non-traditional makeover of a historic church.
Keep coming back each week for an inside look at how all the transformations happened and how to create the makeovers we gave to the heroes in your own space.
We meet Noah Hepler in Episode 1, ‘Preaching Out Loud’. (Spoilers ahead, per usual.) Noah is a gay pastor at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement. Nominated by members of the church council, Noah is passionate about his faith and his congregation but wasn’t giving nearly the same attention to himself. (He was also living in a parish house next to the church that has seen better days).
So on the eve of the 125th anniversary of the church, we stepped in to give it a modern and colorful update that reflected the open and progressive community – and provide Noah with a new look and lots of self-love.
To help get the church ready for the big celebration, we created a makeover worthy of praise and re-did the sanctuary and community room, as well as transforming a storage loft into a whole new living space for Noah.
Keep scrolling to see the amazing before and afters of Noah’s church, along with all the shoppable products for you to bring the look home.
And if you missed any of our previous makeovers, be sure to check out Rahanna, Kevin and Tyreek from Season 5; Deanna, Kenny, Wanda, Kathi, Matt and Wesley from Season 4; and Rob, Jess, Robert and Jody from Season 3. We’ve also pulled together all the products from every makeover HERE.
BEFORE & AFTER
A pop of vibrant purple paint and some new banners and greenery gave the church sanctuary a feel that matched its colorful congregation.
BEFORE & AFTER
Shop The Look: Community Room
1. Sculptural Glass 7-Light Multi Chandelier | 2. Adelina Slub Velvet Pillow | 3. Crewel Overlapping Shapes Pillow | 4. Quicksilver Paint | 5. Plastic Dinner Plates | 6. White Book Shelf | 7. Plastic Tall Translucent Tumbler | 8. Mohawk Sandstorm Vinyl Flooring | 9. Blue Napkins | 10. Porcelain Serving Bowl | 11. Embrey Armchair | 12. Plastic Cereal Bowl | 13. Porcelain Oval Serving Platter | 14. Set of 2 Windsor Dining Chairs | 15. Glass Half Gallon Storage Jar | 16. 2-Pack Solid Windowpane Kitchen Towels | 17. Tosca 3-Tiered Cake Stand | 18. Green Round Side Table | 19. Plastic Kids Short Tumbler | 20. West Dining Table | 21. Modern Fiberglass Pot Planter | 22. Brushed Nickel Sink Faucet
BEFORE & AFTER
Shop The Look: Bedroom
1. Severine 12-Light Sputnik Modern Linear Chandelier | 2. Stilren Vase | 3. Bodie Wood Wide Dresser | 4. Light-Weight Microfiber Duvet Cover Set | 5. Mauve Tinge Paint | 6. Sky Blue Pillow Sham | 7. Alarm Clock | 8. Note Side Table | 9. Single-Pelt Sheepskin Rug | 10. Prospect Planter | 11. Pepparkorn Vase | 12. Frameless Rectangular Mirror | 13. Jackson 14″ Table Lamp | 14. Nook Bed | 15. Decorative Cube Bookcase | 16. Pirtle Sheet Set | 17. Cube Solid Fabric Polyester Bin | 18. Foundations Metal Trays | 19. Field Lounge Chair | 20. Desk Pem Holder | 21. Water Hyacinth Wicker Basket | 22. Irmak Rug
I neeeeeed to know about the paint on the floor in the bedroom! I just bought an old house with painted plank floors. I painted 2 rooms but the paint is flaking. Idk how to do the rest properly. Help!!
I used Sherwin Williams Porch & Floor Enamel. Also check out this guide for all the info on painting floors. xx -B
I have been seen since the beginning. I love them!. Everything they touch change. I wish someday I could meet them. Love you guys?
Thank you for supporting us from the beginning! Sending lots of love. xx -B
I love everything Bobby does. He is my favorite.
Thanks love! Hope you enjoy our season 5 reveals xx -B
My favorite episode of the season. And I wish we could all have a stained glass window in our living space!
Right? Loved the lighting in the room for this episode too. Thanks for reading! xx -B
Watching this show brings me so much joy! To see your impact on people’s lives is amazing and inspiring. You are all changing the world, one person at a time ❤️.
Thanks so much for your love and support. It’s so amazing to be able to continue this journey helping others! Stay safe & inspired xx -B
Thank you for using products from YLighting! We really appreciate it.
Warm regards – you are all fabulous – love all your kind hearts and your wonderful show!
YLighting has great products! Thanks for your comment and reading our story. xx -B
I gotta say: I want that bedroom!!! Altho, unless the pastor rises at dawn, the idea of all that light shining through the stained-glass window is gonna get old fast… I didn’t notice a shade or drapes.
I love ur show!! Y’all are just awesome!
I cannot thank you enough for all of the easy and affordable tips! They are helping me spruce up my house after living in it for 20 years!
That’s amazing. Thanks so much for reading and taking some inspiration! xx -B
How do you source your design choices and have them arrive so quickly? Your rooms are impeccable and so well accessorized!
The magic of TV of course! Actually, my team and I spend a lot of time preparing and ordering items for each makeover prior to visiting the heroes. Thanks so much. xx -B
Huge fan! Do you offer any classes or mentorships on starting your own business? I’m starting my own candle line and would love to learn from you.
I don’t offer anything like that at the moment, but check out this article for some background on how I started my own business and my advice. Thanks for your comment and good luck! xx -B
I NEED to know what brand/make that dresser is you used in Noah’s bedroom. I noticed it again in Nate’s bedroom and its such a stunning piece- love the squared legs. Obsessed! Need details.
It’s a great piece. It’s from Blu Dot and comes in a few different finishes and sizes: https://www.bludot.com/rule-1-door-2-drawer-console.html
Thanks for reading! xx -B
I am a late fan of Queer eye. I just discovered it earlier this year. I have watched all the episodes and I am now going back and rewatching them again. I absolutely love all of you and especially enjoy all your design talent! You really are amazing!!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Hope you’re ready for our next season it’s going to be bigger than ever. xx -B