Our Farmhouse

My Top 10 Favorite Farmhouse Posts

posted by Andrea | 03/13/2014 | 8 comments
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As I planned ahead for the arrival of baby Simon, I thought it might be fun to resurrect some of MY favorite posts from the past 3.5 years of blogging.

Today, I’m sharing some of MY favorite farmhouse posts — all about our home renovations, landscape design, and my sheer love for all things farmhouse!

Our Farmhouse Nursery: Baby Boy Style

posted by Andrea | 02/13/2014 | 21 comments
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I’m SOOOOO excited to share today’s post with you — probably even more excited than I was to share the giveaways these past two days!

That’s right friends, it’s time for another Farmhouse Nursery Tour — baby boy style!

Nora’s New Big Girl Room

posted by Andrea | 01/16/2014 | 63 comments
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After months of dragging my heals, I finally finished Nora’s new bedroom upstairs!

And even though we’re still waiting for Nora to warm up to the idea of sleeping in her new room, I’m thrilled that MY part of the process is finished and I can finally share the “after” pictures with you.

You Asked, I Answered: Our Reclaimed Barn Wood Floors

posted by Andrea | 01/13/2014 | 8 comments
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Our reclaimed barn wood floors are one of my favorite things about our house — and one of the things I get the MOST questions on from blog readers and random internet browsers.

So today, I’m sharing the answers to many of these questions along with loads of gorgeous photos of various reclaimed barn wood flooring!

Our New Play Room

posted by Andrea | 12/11/2013 | 25 comments
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When we first purchased our home, one of the areas I was most excited about was the large landing area at the top of the stairs. And since we’re in the process of renovating Nora’s new “big-girl bedroom” upstairs, we decided that it was also a good time to transform this landing area into the playroom we envisioned when we first moved in.

After a little paint, carpeting, and a bunch of toys, this is what we ended up with!

Progress in Nora’s New Room + Playroom

posted by Andrea | 11/12/2013 | 14 comments
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With our family expanding in a few months, we decided it was also time to “expand” our living area. So we’re in the middle of a bunch of renovations upstairs.

Today I’m sharing a bunch of before pictures, a few progress pictures, and some of my ideas for the finished rooms!

Let’s Talk Slipcovers

posted by Andrea | 10/30/2013 | 20 comments
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Would you believe that EVERY couch, sofa, love seat and (almost every) chair we’ve ever owned since being married has been slip covered? I LOVE slipcovers!

And based on the number of questions I get on a weekly basis about our couch, our chairs, what type of slipcovers we would recommend, etc… I figured it might be time for an in-depth slipcover chat!

Our Landscaping: Before and After!

posted by Andrea | 09/23/2013 | 42 comments
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We’ve been finished with yard work for the summer for several weeks already — but I’ve had a difficult time trying to accurately photograph the “after” pictures. It’s so hard when the plants and trees are still small!

I’m sure I’ll be sharing more pictures next summer — but for now, I’m excited to share our official 2013 landscaping before and after shots!

Everything In Its Place: New Garage Organization with Monkey Bars

posted by Andrea | 09/10/2013 | 26 comments
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Last week, I shared how we were able to fully transform our garage from drab to fab in about a week… and I don’t think I need to convince anyone how much we love our new space.

Today, I’m sharing the final pictures of ALL our stuff organized with the new Monkey Bars system. Let’s just say that even I was impressed with how much stuff we could fit in such a small space!

Location, Location, Location… 3 More Reasons We Love Our House

posted by Andrea | 07/3/2013 | 10 comments
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In case you didn’t know, we really like our farmhouse :) Yes, there are so many things that still need to be fixed and updated and so many crazy “why the heck did the previous owners do that?” questions.

But among other things, there are 3 huge reasons we fell in love with our house… Location, Location, Location!

If Walls Could Talk

posted by Andrea | 06/10/2013 | 14 comments
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We live in a 120 year old farmhouse — and as we work our way through different renovation projects, we often wonder what memories and stories are “locked away” inside the walls of our house. If only walls could talk… right!

Spurred by a recent visit of our home’s previous owners, I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Today, I’m sharing some of those thoughts.

Our Favorite Farmhouse Paint Colors

posted by Andrea | 05/16/2013 | 21 comments
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Dave and I closed on our first house 7 years ago this month — and we’ve been painting like crazy ever since.

Painting isn’t necessarily my most favorite activity, but I do enjoy it for the most part — and that’s good because we’ve gone through over 40 GALLONS of paint since we’ve moved into our farmhouse! Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite colors!

Our Hallway

posted by Andrea | 03/18/2013 | 18 comments
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This is the view I have while siting in the rocking chair in Nora’s room.

It’s the short hallway between our bedroom and Nora’s bedroom… and it’s honestly one of my favorite places in our home.

Did You See Me in HGTV?

posted by Andrea | 03/13/2013 | 39 comments
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That’s right friends — Dave, Nora, and I were featured in the April 2013 issue of HGTV magazine.

Well actually, our farmhouse was the main feature… but I’ll take the 3-page center spread in a nationally recognized magazine any day!

A Little History Left in our Kitchen

posted by Andrea | 02/12/2013 | 5 comments
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When we decided to renovate our kitchen this past summer, one of my goals for the renovation was to somehow incorporate at least a few things from the old kitchen into the new design.

Today I’m sharing two small ways we left a little history in our “new old kitchen”!

Winter!

posted by Andrea | 01/28/2013 | 15 comments
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We FINALLY got snow last week — and Dave got his first snow day of the year!

However, since it’s supposed to be in the 50′s again tomorrow, I figured I better share some pictures of how pretty our farmhouse looks with all this beautiful, clean, white snow!

Our Farmhouse Sink – Tips to Clean and Care for Porcelain Sinks

posted by Andrea | 01/22/2013 | 40 comments
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Over the past 3 months since I shared the photos of our new farmhouse sink, I’ve gotten many questions asking how to clean and protect porcelain sinks.

Today, I’m answering the top three questions I get over and over again!

A Place of Her Own… Nora’s New Play House

posted by Andrea | 01/10/2013 | 24 comments
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One of the projects Dave and I tackled over Christmas break was transforming our boring office closet into a fun playhouse for Nora.

Surprisingly, it only took about 2 hours and cost less than $15 — however, we are so thrilled with the results, and Nora loves having a place of her own!

Nora’s “Big Girl” Room Makeover

posted by Andrea | 12/12/2012 | 36 comments
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Yes, you read the title of this post correctly — her stubbornness won out so Nora is now fully transitioned into her “big girl” bed in her “big girl” room (at 1 year old!)

Today I’m sharing pictures of the mini-makeover :)

What I Decided for the Wall Above Our Couch

posted by Andrea | 12/5/2012 | 34 comments
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A few weeks ago, I posed the question, “How should I decorate my living room wall?”

I was super excited and inspired by all the feedback I received — and after a couple weeks of thinking, I came up with an idea that looks fabulous. Come take a look and let me know what you think!