Hello friends, and welcome to our humble home. If this is your first time visiting, here's a little about me. I live in a 1964 ranch style house with my husband of 24 years and our 2 teenage daughters. We've repainted nearly every wall in the house (at least once) and had 3 bathrooms renovated since we moved in over 10 years ago.
I like so many different colors and styles! As you go through diffferent rooms in our home, you'll see what I mean. Another thing you might notice is that I like to use vintage items in my decor, and have accumulated an interesting variety of things in my years of collecting.
My style could be described as eclectic, casual, collected, and comfortable. I like various decorating themes like farmhouse, vintage, mid-century modern, and some traditional. And I love to use items for something other than their intended use. Did I say my style is eclectic? Again, you'll see what I mean.
Some spring decorations here in the entry. The vintage alabaster lamp doesn't usually get changed out, but sometimes I swap the mirror for a different one or some artwork. The details of this space can be found here.
And a peek at how it looks during the holidays. To see our Christmas home tour from 2016, go here.
The furniture gets moved around in here for the holidays or whenever we need to use the space as a dining room. This is the most recent arrangement that has been here since spring of 2016. And it's my favorite so far. Go here to see more of this look.
The mantel and hearth decor gets changed out seasonally. You can see the entire fall version here.
From the living room you can see directly into the breakfast room. This space used to be a dining room and was completely open to the living room, but the previous homeowners knocked out most of the wall between the kitchen and dining/breakfast room.For more pictures of the breakfast room, go here.
The antique hutch in the photo above gets changed out seasonally. It belonged to my husband's grandfather and we're so glad to be able to use it in our home. For a glimpse of how it gets decorated for each season, go here, here, here, and here.
It's lightened up for the summer above. I have an addiction to white pitchers. Can you tell?
Touches of red and pink are added near Valentine's day. I also collect milk glass and love to use the vases in a grouping like this. To see more of this look go here.
Fall and Thanksgiving gets a more rustic, natural look with burlap, leaves, and nuts. See more of this setting here.
And our most recent Christmas table setting was also a bit rustic and natural with boxwood and holly clippings, burlap, and some favorite vintage dishes and silverware. You can see the rest of this table here.
The family room is where we spend the most time in on weekends and weeknights. It's the only room in the house with carpet, so it's nice and cozy and quiet in here.
We watch college football on Saturdays (GO VOLS) and have Friday night family movie nights and occasional game nights in this room.
When we moved in, the room was covered in vintage 1964 paneling. As you can see, it's still covered in paneling, but we gave it a facelift by painting it a few years ago. It looks 100x better. Painting paneling is such an easy and inexpensive way to update a dated space. If you want to see some photos of the room before we painted it, and learn how to paint paneling, you can go here.
There's a half bath right off of the family room. We had it completely renovated recently and it looks like an entirely different room. A softer color palette and new fixtures make it a space we love and are proud for our visitors to use.
To see all the details of this room, go here.
The master bedroom gets has a mix of old and new items. New rug, old dressers, new bedding, old lamps, you get the idea! The pillows and bedding get changed out seasonally. For the details of this room go here.
A few years ago our master bath shower had a leak and had to be majorly repaired. We used the leak as an excuse to gut the bathroom and start all over in there. It was vintage 1964 with a fully enclosed shower that you could hardly see out of. A claustrophobic person would not have been able to shower in there. To see some of the before and after photos, you can go here.
For the vanity, we used our old dining room buffet. I painted and glazed it and had our contractor retrofit the drawers so they would fit around the plumbing. We still have usuable space in all three drawers. To see how it was done, go here.
In November of 2013, we had to have our guest bathroom remodeled. We went with a more neutral palette and darker floors.
I couldn't find a vanity that I liked that was in my price range, so I designed one and had it built from pine by a local carpenter. I did a painted finish on it to dress up the pine. For more photos and details of this space, go here.
Here's how the guest bedroom looks around the holidays. I've had the iron bed for probably 20+ years, and the mirrors are some that I've accumulated over the last 15 or so years from flea markets, antique shops, etc.
I painted over the hideous floor in one of the basement bedrooms and made it look like giant tiles. If you're interested in this look, I wrote a tutorial for it here.
The basement office has been a work in progress and it's finally to a point that I'm happy to show it off. You wouldn't believe what this room used to look like. It's gotten a total makeover with paint on the walls, woodwork, cabinets, countertop and floor! Oh, the power of paint! To see more of this space, go here.
Our most recent room refresh was our tiny laundry room. It's barely big enough to open door washer and dryer doors, but it's clean and crisp after its little makeover. I spent less than $100 to give it this look. You can see all the details here: Laundry Room Refresh
I'll be adding photos of additional rooms as they are photographed, so be sure to follow along to see the progress we make on our old house. There are several options at the bottom of the post.
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