Hello Friends…Happy Valentines Day!
One of my blog goals this year was to open up more…share more about “ME.”
One thing you may not know is that I have always had a heart for Interior Design…ever since I was a little girl. When my sisters and I received a three-piece Barbie house (so we could each play with a section), I took over the entire house…because my sisters didn’t know how to decorate it right. When I was twelve, I saved up my babysitting money to buy a Dollhouse kit and built the entire kit by myself…all four feet of it! Why would I have chosen one of the small dollhouses?! While living in my parents home, I bet I changed the decor in my bedroom yearly and moved my bedroom to every possible room that could be used as a bedroom. My favorite class in High School was Interior Design. I went to College intending to Major in Interior Design and ended up with a degree in Education…teaching…you guessed it…Interior Design. Before children, I changed my home decor seasonally (furniture included!)
So…You’ve probably gathered that Interior Design is my thing.
You would think when we found out I was pregnant with Baby#3…decided our small old Farmhouse wasn’t going to work for a family of five, since we were already overflowing out of it…found a foreclosure in need of some work at a great price on just the amount of land we were wanting…I would have been elated and brimming with ideas for the remodel…
We looked at this house and I drew a blank.
I saw seven months pregnant me trying to sell a house and remodel a house…It just looked like work.
And I haven’t even shown you the house!
Let’s start with the Dining Room…It was the “best” room in the house, afterall!
Gorgeous, right…And you can even see a sliver of the kitchen which was a beaut as well.
Since I had NO intention to live in a box of mustard, we made a few changes to this room…
Like tearing out walls and adding a beautiful French Door…And we might have made a few changes to the kitchen too.
And opened up the wall to the basement stairs…
I didn’t start blogging until a year after our remodel…otherwise, I would have shared our trials and errors!
And here’s where the reveal stops today…Big change from the lovely mustard box, huh? I love looking back at these photos and remembering the process. I made a lot of decisions in a very short amount of time. Most of which I am still in love with today,
Why share this room? The Dining Room is the room I’m currently working on. I’m trying to make it more us. Informal, relaxed, a place you could have a cup of coffee and watch the deer in the backyard or create masterpieces with the boys. I thought it would be fun for you to see what we started with and how far the room has come along.
Next week, I’ll be sharing the Big progress I made in a very small space…It’s turning out better than I envisioned.
Have you completed a remodel? Love to hear your stories!