We moved from Illinois to North Carolina in April of 2016 and into a new home in July 2016.
Welcome to our 1946 little stone cottage!
She is a fixer upper, just like every other house we’ve purchased, so there’s tons of projects to do and not everything is photo ready. If you want to take a little home tour to see what looked like when we moved in (the good and the bad), you can check it out here. I even did a little video, here.
I’ll share more room photos once they are completed so it may take a while.
Thanks for visiting our new home!
There’s quite the story about how the house came to be ours. Check out what it took to get the house of our dreams, here.
Our Illinois home:
My husband and I moved into our house in June of 2013 and spent almost 3 years trying to make it our own. I’m so happy to share the results of what we were able to accomplish.
First some quick facts about our Illinois home…it’s a brick ranch house built in 1956. We have almost 1200 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, a full basement and a detached garage. We’ve lived in 10 homes since we got married almost 30 years ago and this is probably one of the smallest. It’s been a challenge learning to live in a small space, but I’ve had so much fun decorating and redoing our rooms to fit our lifestyle and taste.
Since it’s the most used room in our house, we’ll start with the entryway, living room, dining area. The front door was one of the first things to get painted when we moved in and I still love the color.
I tried to add a little interest to the plain and flat interior of the front door and I think I was able to achieve just that.
The first room to get done after we moved in was our small (and only) bathroom, with nearly every surface getting touched by my well used paint brush.
The hallway is another project that has been crossed off of our to-do list. It’s too small for furniture but my most treasured family pictures are on display.
The last rooms we’ve completed are our 2 guest bedrooms.
The first one we redid was the blue room with built in bookcases.
The nightstand redo was my favorite project to do in this room and I spent no money on it. You’ll never guess what I used to makeover this piece.
When we moved in, the outside of our house was in worse shape than the inside so we have been very busy fixing up our deck, hanging outdoor lights and working on the front and back yards. We still have so much to do but we are enjoying making this house into our home.
Thank you so much for visiting.
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