Our House, which we have made into a home, filling it with laughter, love, trials, tears, smiles, a few frowns, and lots and lots of living.
Come inside for Our House Tour!
Our front door is painted with Front Door Paint and it has held up beautifully. I really like the traditional black with the white house.
Our front door opens into our dining room, not exactly how I would lay out a house if I were designing one. Old houses are so interesting the way they are arranged! I’d never build a house with the front door opening directly into a room. A foyer or at least a small entry area would be so nice.
I love the little bump-out that we fondly call the ‘nook’. It lets in an amazing amount of light and I use this room the most for photo shoots. It also makes the room seem a lot bigger and it’s a great place to stack finished projects when I’m getting ready for an event.
These photos were shot in late spring when the wheat grass and pussy willows were in their prime.
Our dining room table and benches were made by my Dad when he and my Mom were first married. I’m so blessed to have them now!
Opposite the front door are two doorways into the kitchen and my work room. The red lockers were from a local school and hold the girls school books. They saved my sanity when it came to the abundance of books and papers homeschooling involves! I was so thankful to get something I could close the doors and hide it all away!
Beside the stairs and across from the dining room nook is my china cupboard. I want to paint it white. Don’t judge.
Vignette inside china cupboard.
One more shot of the nook because it is my fav. The ruffle on the curtains is a no-sew project I whipped out just before photographing the room.
Beside the front door that opens into the dining room is the doorway into our living room.
This little corner is where I find myself when I have my morning coffee, when I blog, and often when I just want to relax a bit. Or read a book.
My couch, this chair, and the ottoman are all wearing slipcovers and yes, the white works out very well. The wing back chairs are going to have slipcovers custom made for them too – if I can ever find the time to get it done.
Across the room from the couch and beside the doorway is our piano which doubles as a tv stand 😀
A couple older photos from before we found the wingbacks – these show off my window treatments! Vintage shutters, altered to become functioning indoor window treatments – or mistreatments if you prefer to call them that!
We love being able to swing the shutters closed when we want to.
My kitchen – these photos are OLD! I’ve painted a few things – the huge black cupboard is now white as are the red doors you see on the right beyond the big black cupboard. The grey spice cupboard on the wall is now white too.
Beside the big cupboard is an old metal cart I bought at a school auction years ago. It’s a cool old aqua color and I love it as my microwave cart and coffee station.
More cupboards that need painted white. And I still need a real counter here but this piece of wood has been doing the job very well 😀
An old bookshelf turned open shelving in the kitchen. When space is limited you use any means possible for storage and organization in the kitchen!
Late winter 2014 I bought some succulents for my kitchen window sill. They made me happy every time I looked at them.
My work room now boasts two of these old tv armoires. I painted this one with Milk paint and it’s full of fabric. And I wish I could say the space around the cupboard still looks this clean and empty. Time to organize again 😀
Here is where I sew. The serger has been relegated to the dusty depths of the space under the desk and I’ve been using a wonderful new one that my Mom so graciously loaned me. I really need to upgrade my serger – this thing has stitched more seams than any serger should be asked to!
Our downstairs bathroom is almost impossible to take good photos of. There is no natural light and it’s a tight space for photographing. It’s a nice size for a bathroom but not for photographing!
I did this post a couple years ago to share about my copper sink.
Our upstairs bathroom we completely gutted and replaced it all. The toilet remained in the same spot but everything else moved around. There used to be a tub shower, a tiny sink with cabinet under it, and an odd space we put shelving for storage. When we tore it all out we put in a shower stall (it’s behind the curtain) added a pedestal sink, put bead-board on the walls, and marble tile on the floor. Still love it!
This old cupboard with a screen door was a purchase made at the Country Living Fair years and years ago – back before I knew what a blog was! I painted it to match the red in the curtain I hung to hide the shower. This was long before I’d discovered cool paint like chalk paint, milk paint, and Paint Couture. It’s just plain ole latex paint.
Our bedroom. It is an area I would dearly love to give a complete makeover.
Larke and Becca’s room is the most recently finished room. We tore out the carpet and added hardwood flooring. I stenciled the walls with a fun design. The bed is and antique bed that was my husbands and I painted it with milk paint.
The duvet cover is from IKEA. Orange lace ruffled pillow was made by my teenager.
My middle girl and I found her end table at Hobby Lobby.
Storage system from IKEA, locker from a school sale.The roman shade was stenciled to match the wall.
A bit of bling for the closet doors. (side note – why does spell check not recognize ‘bling’ as a word?? Seriously, that one needs to be added to the dictionary)
And that’s it for now!