we've poured sweat & tears into our home over the last year while always being mindful of our budget & real purpose for this space - to welcome others & nurture our little family.
we have payed cash for every single home project. we've saved up our pennies instead of so easily swiping that credit card.
i am so excited to share what home improvement projects we have accomplished in just one year!
right when we moved in, i gathered my girlfriends & we painted the cabinets white for 18 hours. i love my people & this kitchen. it's my dreamy farmhouse kitchen because it cost less than $300 to renovate.
luke gathered discarded pallets. he & his brother spent two evenings tearing apart pallets just so i could have my pretty, chippy wall. i painted the brick white & luke assembled the pallet wall.
we also created a coffee bar from a $10 goodwill dresser & ikea shelves. it's one of my favorite spaces in our home!
i collected bits of this & that for our happy little bedroom.
i found a 100 year old mantel & painted it white. we securely attached it to the wall & created a faux mantel space with a pallet backdrop.
i transformed this $10 old shelf into a space for holding our linens in our dining room.
we said goodbye to our dirty carpet & painted the subflooring a dark charcoal gray. it makes me happy.
we rainbowtized our cheery patio with colorful metal motel chairs found for under $5 each.
we pulled up dead plants & landscaped our front garden beds. we added our favorite perennial plants & native flowers.
i even convinced my amazing hubby to let us paint our exterior brick! hello, happy green house & orange door!
maybe next year i'll convince luke to build a new front porch & put in an above-ground pool?!
this farm is ours & we love it.