Our Farmhouse

September 8, 2014
Part I
There’s a whole lengthy story that goes behind this post,  but for now let’s just say….
Once upon a time, my family built this home.
We loved so many things about it. 
 For one,
 my twin sister lived right across the street
 (see the cute little house with dormers?)

We figured,  with the kid swapping, and cooking only every other night,
 we pretty much had it made!
We were going to raise our kiddos here.
These two definitely had it made! (Cousins!)
I already had my oldest daughters wedding reception all planned out in the backyard.

 2007 came knocking at our door (another story for another time)
 and two years later we found ourselves moving
into this

A humble farmhouse.
Believe it or not, that siding was after we painted it. Ha!
Apparently 80 year old siding doesn’t hold paint no matter what you do to it

Character, No?

My dad built this house,
 with his own two hands, 
so it has a lot of meaning to me.
(I adore this picture of them both!)
  My parents  raised 9 kids here, along with a whole lot of dairy cows.   
But nonetheless,  
the move here was heartbreaking.
But with this new/old house came security, and a safe place to start over. 
 Our family needed a fresh start.  
The main part of the home was over 30 years old and everything was original to the house. Parts of the house were much older. 
So we dug in and started to bring it back to life!
There was knotty pine everywhere, which is beautiful,  but dark.
We rent this home,
 so any improvements we made  had to come out of our own pockets,  which translates to,
 all changes were purely aesthetic. 
We weren’t interested in doing an overhaul on a home that wasn’t ours. 
 Bring on the Paint!
and some Fancy Farmgirl Furnishings!

Follow us on our farmhouse journey
and finding beauty wherever we’re planted.

P.S. The outside still looks the same 🙂

To Be Continued…

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  1. Monday, September 8th, 2014
    I will follow...love what you have done so far. Sometimes our plans - aren't His...I look forward to reading more. Blessings from Ringle, WI.
  2. Thursday, September 11th, 2014
    Love this! You beautify everything!
  3. Friday, September 12th, 2014
    Absolutely beautiful! You are both so talented! You have amazing taste and style!
  4. Friday, September 12th, 2014
    I believe everything happens for a reason. This home is soooo pretty. Gonna go back and pin like crazy :) Can't wait to see more.
  5. Friday, September 12th, 2014
    P.S. When is your next sale??
    • Sunday, September 14th, 2014
      Hi Emily:) Sale should be towards the end of October or beginning of November. We'll announce it on the blog once we have an exact date. Thanks for following along!
  6. Friday, September 12th, 2014
    Liz! Your post made me tear up a little! I feel so blessed to have you and Margaret as my friends. I'm excited for more "personal posts" from both of you :)
  7. Friday, December 12th, 2014
    WOW! Thank goodness for paint! You totally gave this space a wonderful new life ! Sometimes life throws us curve balls,,,but if you come up to bat like this each time,,,you will knock it outta the park! Blessings!
  8. Friday, January 9th, 2015
    Your house looks gorgeous now! I can't wait to repaint my house into something lighter...It's looks amazing and I love what you did with the space

  9. Saturday, April 18th, 2015
    I love how much of a difference paint can make. It looks beautiful. I really love all the white. I want to come hang out in your house now!! ;) www.findingyourjoyinthejourney.com
  10. Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
    Wow! Amazing how painting the wood made everything look so updated and beautiful. I thought all that knotty pine was pretty, but wow! you really have vision to paint all that. Bravo!