We bought our home in June 2014 and have worked non-stop since we closed on it. Things change fast around here.
We fell hard for this little house in the woods. After living in a townhouse in suburbia, we fell in love with the land. The house, while cute on the outside, needed a bit of modernization. Luckily, my husband and I aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty. We try to keep our renovations budget friendly and DIY filled because it brings us joy to see what we can create. It’s not necessary to spend a ton of money to make your home into your dream home.
We recently expanded our rock garden around the pond. This acts as a makeshift patio area, while being a low maintenance garden.
Read more about our outside areas in my summer outdoor living tour.
Our living room is filled with vintage finds, like our beloved 1950’s Kroehler sofa. This room has big changes coming soon. I stenciled the mirrors and added fringe to the lamps to add more color and pattern. More is more.
Paint color: SW Cooled Blue
What used to be a sea of brown is now a happy kitchen. We’ve been working on this space since last summer and I’ve finally nailed down a new floor plan for the room. Big changes are coming to this space in the fall.
I updated this bathroom in fall 2016 for the One Room Challenge. It was the first room where I did everything that I wanted, no matter how weird it seemed. It ended up being one of my favorite rooms in the house and gave me the courage to follow my decorating instincts.
Pictures coming soon
Stairs and Hallway
Our staircase and hallway used to be a boring, overlooked spot in the house. Now, it’s full of color and personality. We wallpapered the hallway, stripped and painted the stairs, built new railings, added a fun runner and added a copper handrail.
Our sunroom was another overlooked, boring room. This past spring, we gave it a makeover for the One Room Challenge. We added a fun shibori pattern to the walls, gave the floors a concrete skim coat, then stained the floors, added a bar with custom epoxy countertops, and built a simple daybed.
This room is now used on a daily basis.
We love spending time outside.
My husband built the deck around our above ground pool in 2015. It has become our favorite place to spend our weekends. More outside info here.
My husband built the kids this treehouse the first summer we lived here. We finished it up for the One Room Challenge in spring 2016. We have since replaced the hanging chair with a tire swing.
Our master bedroom is a room that I can’t see changing anytime soon.
This room needs a bit of an update to reflect the growing, artist who resides here. Makeover pending her cleaning her room. So basically never. 😉
Our basement gets a lot of use for Minecraft marathons and watching movies together. Read more here.