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