Our Farmhouse

Our New Mudroom: The Full Tour!

posted by Andrea | 08/12/2014 | 24 comments
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The mudroom is officially finished and we couldn’t be happier! We have plenty of storage for all our seasonal gear and lots of room to grow.

Come take the full tour!

Our Kitchen Renovation: My Thoughts 2 Years Later

posted by Andrea | 08/8/2014 | 17 comments
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When we purchased our home 3.5 years ago, we figured the kitchen would be one of the last projects we tackled — but as many of you know, our plans changed!

We renovated our kitchen 2 summers ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long already) and today, I’m sharing some answers to commonly asked questions I get regarding our massive renovation.

Our Deck: The Official Before + After Pictures!

posted by Andrea | 07/31/2014 | 27 comments
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For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you probably saw that we FINALLY put the finishing touches on our new deck this past weekend… and today, I’m sharing ALL the before and after photos!

It’s a pretty amazing transformation, and I still can’t get over how much more use we’re getting out of our back yard because of it!

Our Deck Project: Out With The Old, In With the Trex!

posted by Andrea | 07/3/2014 | 13 comments
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We started working on our new Trex deck last week Friday… and as of today, we’re ALMOST finished!

I can’t show you the official before and after pictures yet as we’re not finished, but I will share some of the “progress” photos as well as a little more information about our old deck demo + the new deck installation.

Our New Trex Deck Project

posted by Andrea | 06/12/2014 | 22 comments
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Last week, I shared some of the progress (and the plans) for our mudroom project. We still have several things to cross of our “mudroom to-do list”, but we’re already gearing up for our 2nd project of the summer… a new deck!

Or maybe I should say, “replacing our old, tiny, unusable deck with a brand new, much larger deck”. I’m sharing those plans today!

We’re Ready for Some Mud… Literally

posted by Andrea | 06/5/2014 | 21 comments
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Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared bits and pieces of the progress we’re making in our new mudroom — but today, I’m sharing a lot more details, photos, plans, etc. Aren’t you excited? :)

Right now, we’re waiting for the drywall guy to come and “mud” the seams — then it’s ready for us to paint, trim, and lay new floors!

Q+A: Our Butcher Block Counter

posted by Andrea | 05/12/2014 | 9 comments
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Ever since we finished our kitchen renovation I’ve gotten lots of questions about our butcher block island counter top.

So after almost 2 years of caring for our butcher block counters, I feel like I’m finally able to answer some of those questions.

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 | 65 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 | 9 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 | 26 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 | 24 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”!