Ok, so I guess it’s not really new- it’s incredibly old. From our best knowledge and estimates the original structure was built in the 1880’s. The rest of the house is a series of quirky additions that we will have to work on slowly over time But it’s new to us and it’s finally home. We don’t have to move in officially until the end of February which gives us some time to tackle our first (of so many) DIY renovation projects. I’m going to chronicle the whole thing here on the blog and share updates when we get stuff finished. I’m a little bit nervous of what we’re about to get into (ok maybe terrified is a better word!) but I have faith in our skills and brainpower and faith in our ever-willing and always helpful network of friends and family. What’s this life without a little learning along the way?!
The following first set of images is of the living room- the main floor of the original log cabin, obviously. The spaces inbetween each log are called “chinking” (I think) and it appears to have been covered over with plaster of some sort.
This fireplace is a fake facade that will eventually come down. We think it must house a beautiful brick fireplace like the once upstairs that you’ll see later.
View into the dining room.
That white non-banister wall is in rough shape. It needs love.
So does this kid… ha!
And this one. My babe crew was a hot mess today of boogers and mismatched clothes.
Don’t you dream of full baths off the dining room?!
And the kitchen which won’t be like this for long.
Standing in the dining room looking into the kitchen.
More banister and trim desperately in need of a total overhaul.
This step down leads into the girls bedroom. YES we bought a two bedroom house and all the girls are going to share a room *still* gasp, it’s true. My most asked question. It works for us for now and that’s all there is to it!
Hmmmm I think I spy shiplap HA. Shameless Fixer Upper nerd over here. Too bad we don’t live in TX. Those home prices…. MAN ALIVE. So crazy.
Anyway, this giant closet will house the little girls clothes of course. I’m hoping to pair down and make this single closet work as clothing storage so we don’t need a dresser in the room. We’ll see. Might not be enough space for three GIRLS!
And one of my favorite parts of this house- the master bedroom fireplace. It’s a gem. I really think I’m going to paint it white (I can hear the gasps from the brick lovers out there!) after I clean it up a bit. There’s a bathroom to the right of the fireplace that is weird and in need of a total gut.
And one of the best parts… an acre of YARD. We’ll have happy chickens, happy girls, a happy dog. Mother nature provided woods and a creek and there’s already a trampoline! Basically we’ve got childhood heaven covered from an exterior point of view. I’m so excited for our kids!
That’s all I’ve got for now. My mind is RACING with ideas and to-do lists and home-depot lists and just a million thousands things so I’m signing off for now and making myself a cup of tea. It’s unwind time!
Hope you all had a happy snowy weekend!