Where We Live


Yes, we really did buy the house when it looked like this: three different colors, no siding on the front, a support beam pieced together from scrap wood, an exposed well pump. Oh, and if you're wondering what that box is under the meter - it is the breaker box.

No overhangs or gutters, one tiny window, and tiny little shrubs.


We put up new mossy green vinyl siding, replaced all the windows, added two new windows in the front and trimmed it out with a fresh coat of white paint and black shutters.  Our contractor built a box around the breaker box which protects the box and adds loads of curb appeal. My father-in-law built the well house.

We painted the wood beams white and added trim at the top and bottom of the beams. A new gutter keeps everything safe from damage.

Dining Room/Great Room


We fell in love with the high wood ceilings and unique brick floors, but four different wood tones and no windows made this room the darkest in the house. The railing was thrown together from scrap wood to bring it up to code before the inspection.

In Progress

The month after we moved in, I painted the walls a light blue. After much agonizing debate, we painted the wood paneling SW Westhighland White. This made the ceiling and antique mill doors the highlight of the room. The light blue and white made it feel more beachy than we wanted, so the walls got a gray-green makeover in Behr paint.

Two new windows added tons of light and character to the room. We replaced the old bronze chandelier with two bronze hanging lanterns.





Living Room


Guest Room:

I didn't get any good pictures of the guest room before we started tearing down drywall, but it legit had that patched dry wall and water damage. I thought that repairing the drywall would take about three weekends. Five max. 


OK. Obviously it took longer than that. Like three months longer. Which was a long time to live with the bedroom furniture in our dining room. But it was completely worth it, and we converted it into our master bedroom.

The wall color is Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray
The trim color is Sherwin William Westhighland White
The bedspread is from Pottery Barn
The sliding barn and hardware are from Home Depot, but you can buy the hardware cheaper from Amazon.

You can read more about the guest room renovation here, here and here

Pasture/Chicken Coop


We were lucky enough to move into a house that already had a nice, big chicken coop. It needed paint when we moved in, and after a spring of the sheep rubbing up against it, it was desparate. We added the run, the overhangs, and a replaced the doors (with lots of free help from friends). Then we scraped all the old paint off and painted the building in Behr Cajun red and the trim in Behr antique white.

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