We jumped into our new place with immediate renovations, no time wasted. It has been just about 2 months since we took possession and already, you have seen our DIY Countertop Makeover with Rustoleum’s Countertop Transformation Kit, as well as our DIY Kitchen Cabinet Upgrade. We wanted to take the time today to show you around the house before continuing with our updating plans. While house hunting, the biggest must haves on our list were land, wood shop space, studio space, and a couple of rooms for guests. It will be easy to see how we landed where we did, provided you bring with you a DIY remodel vision. Come with us as we go from a 1990’s country house to a vintage farmhouse style home, one budget minded project at a time!
Here is the aerial view. You can see the large front and back yard, pond, outbuilding (yay for workshop with 60 Amp service, and ample wood storage). There is even a running trail in the wooded area!
Here we are from the back of the house. That pond is delightful with a fountain feature and fully stocked. Not that I plan to fish, but several friends and family members are excited about that aspect. You wouldn’t believe the number of frogs hopping around there right now!
The tools are in the right half of the outbuilding, which has a concrete floor and windows in the back. The left hand side holds the tractor and all of the reclaimed wood I hoard!
Let’s go inside now…
Here we have the foyer. The first thing we did, even before the kitchen, was paint the walls and trim. Bye bye wood trim!! Some of you will want to vomit at the thought of that. I am a white trim girl, so white it is.
Here is the living room from the sliding doors that go out onto the back deck. The walls are no longer country blue. We went Moderate White by Sherwinn Williams.
I loved the wood ceiling and window trim in the living room, so it stayed as is. That light will be replaced with something less shiny brass and more awesome/vintage/farmhousey.
Here is the view of the double deck doors from the living room. I showed you a DIY Window Treatment for them no long ago. You can also see the new paint on the walls and trim:
Like I said, I left the wood on the big window above the double doors, and on the ceiling. No more deer head, if you were curious.
It is now much brighter, fresher and along the lines of the farmhouse feel we want. Stay tuned tomorrow for the farmhouse table and bench we built!
Here is the master bedroom. Again, we have painted walls and trim, which you have yet to see!
Here is the master bathroom. If the picture extended right, you would see a shower, toilet and walk-in closet. It is a great space, but we have a lot of updating to do! I would like to rip out the vanity and drawers to it’s left and go with something junkier. Also, faux wood ceramic tiles are on my list! That mirror and those lights are never going to make the cut either.
Here you see the upper level from the living room. I love the open concept and cathedral ceilings. There are two mirror image bedroom dormers on either side of the upstairs, with a full bath in between them.
As you can imagine, we will be painting our style all over these canvases!
You may be wondering where I will have my art and craft supplies! This finished basement is huge! There are three rooms for storage, two of which are office like, or potential extra bedrooms. I have such big plans for this space. It is amazing, aside from the drop ceiling tiles. That is on the top of my list of “must go” features!
And now for more exciting news!!! You are going to get double the inspiration.
My very talented friend Karen, a.k.a The Graphics Fairy, has also recently purchased a new home! Follow the two of us as we share our DIY projects and home decor ideas in turning these houses into homes.
Tour Karen’s house in the suburbs HERE.
Karen and I are going to Haven Conference, and will be coming back to you next week with the latest in DIY products, projects and inspiration. I, for one, am super excited. Are you?!