one year farmiversary





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. 
love,
natalie

20 comments:

Msmoozys Open House said...

What an awesome space you have created, I love every square inch of it and really enjoyed the tour. Thank you for sharing with us! :-)

Rachel @ mightyviolet said...

God gave you such a spirit of joy and creativity-- I love it!

Kaylan said...

it's beautiful, Natalie!

Natanya said...

Congrats on one year, Natalie (& Luke!)! What an incredible and busy journey you've been on. All your projects are so gorgeous and truly reflect your style and values. Jobs well done, girl!!

Jenna Lou said...

Congratulations!! You have accomplished so much in such a short time... what a beautiful home you have created!!

Kay H said...

You've gotten so much done in such a short time. Everything looks absolutely beautiful!

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Congrats!! What a great lil farm

Kim said...

You are such role models in "not swiping the card" but doing everything after saving up. You guys ROCK!!!! Congratulations on a spectacular first year. Can't wait to see what your goals for year 2 are. Enjoying this blog so much.
Blessings,
Kim

Heather @ my little red suitcase said...

you have done a great job, you know I thought that pallet wall was wallpaper! and all done within a budget. Very rewarding. X

Stacy H said...

Love your style-- you have a beautiful home! Congrats to you and Luke on your farmiversary :)

rebecca said...

you both are totally inspiring! the farm looks great! I hope you are doing lots of celebrating on your one year farmiversary. :)

Amanda said...

It all looks great but I always wonder...how do you find such great deals on vintage and used items? I couldn't imagine finding one of those metal chairs in Atlanta for 5$! I am jealous!

Kristin Eldridge said...

Would love to hear your best gardening tips....

heather said...

Lookin' Awesome! I have to admit I had flashbacks to my own carpet excavation when seeing your other half pulling up those carpet tack strips...! Still have the scars from the crow bar to commemorate it...! Keep up the good work girl! Enjoy reading about your cute farm!

Patti Boyd said...

I visit your blog so often it feels like...home! Thank you for inspiring this 47 year old homeschooling mama (and grandma!)each and every time I stop by. Your home is beautiful...truly a reflection of those who inhabit it. Bright blessings and Happy One Year Farmiversary!

Jenid said...

Congratulations on all your hard work creating a beautiful home, it has such a wonderful welcoming vibe.
Perhaps when you get a chance you could give us a tour of the whole farm? How many acres do you have ?
Thanks for sharing x

Auntie Bliss said...

I don't leave comments on blogs anymore LOL and don't look at my old tired blog...just want to tell you how good a job you both have done...I really love your house and all the little details!
Oh! And I found you on IG ...those canned tomatoes YUM! ;)

Anonymous said...

Why does your husband always dress like a 75-year-old man?

mandi said...

It looks so great Natalie! You have truly made this space a home for your sweet family!

Natalie said...

I absolutely LOVE it! You are inspiring my future!

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