We closed on the farmhouse last Monday, and if you are reading about our farmhouse remodel for the first time, you may want to read here first. Even though some are tiring of the farmhouse style, I love it simply for practical, functional reasons. We are buying this property for our friends and family to enjoy and live in well, and that means casual, comfortable, and inviting. See older posts about farmhouse decor and farmhouse wreaths at these Mom’s Priority links. Specifically, we want to enjoy the outdoors and the land most, so the interior, while important and necessary initially, is going to take a back seat to the outside eventually.
Demo and Farmhouse Remodel
By today, Wednesday, the entire main floor is just subfloor and ready for the real floors to go down! We’ve updated the electrical and installed at least 50 can lights throughout to brighten up the space. Technology has changed immensely over the years, so updates were necessary. In addition, we’ve demo’d 3 bathrooms, and hardibacker board is going up. The outside is pressure-washed clean!
Tile and Bathroom Fixtures
All supplies for the bathrooms have been purchased, and are ready to be installed! The tile guys are working on that as we speak! I cannot wait to share with you the before and afters!! This farmhouse was built in 1985, and with these updates, it will look so much more current!
The entire inside trim was primed, so the stained wood trim is no more, and fresh white paint can adhere easily, hopefully. The drywall team is smoothing the ceilings and removing the popcorn ceiling (woo-hoo!). The outside brick will be painted white tomorrow. I chose Sherwin-Williams Snowbound as the main color, with Elite Gray as the trim accent and Jogging Path for the doors. I cannot wait to show you- and see it for myself!!
For now, here are a few pictures of the demo. We have completely filled one dumpster of old, tired materials. Out with the old! This house is getting a facelift!!
Everyone loves a good remodel, right? Since friends have been asking for details and pictures, and Mom’s Priority promotes décor items, I am going to do my best to share details on here. We have just purchased a 1985 farmhouse and are excited to share with you the transformation!
Remodeling stories go much deeper than the surface, though. So, I must tell you that this is an answer to many years of prayer. Just the fact that we could financially be able to stay in our current home while we remodel this “new” home (to us) is absolutely mind-blowing to me. We started a new business 3 years ago, and it took our savings (which was supposed to be to buy land) to fund the business in the first years. God tested and strengthened my faith in that time, but I am the first to admit my anxiety during that time was ridiculous and I did not feel full of faith! I am finally stabilizing (ha!) and here we go again. All the time, God is making us more like Him, and He grows our faith through trials. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to rebuild this home and make it a refreshing place to live and share with others!
We call it our “farmhouse remodel” because it sits on 15 acres of land and we plan to add horses and its the style I resonate most with. The house is honestly more like a mid century ranch on a basement that all needs a major refresh! As we go along I will use affiliate links to show you exactly where you can find the materials that we are using. I am so incredibly excited to see the transformation that is going to take place.
We closed on it yesterday, and here we are today, ripping up floors and pulling out old brass lights, fluorescent lamps and getting it all torn apart! We’ve been planning the renovations for the past month and drawing out floor plans the old fashioned way. This house has quite a bit of work to be done. It sat on the market over 2 years, I believe, because the amount needed to get it back up to date is overwhelming to some. But, thank goodness demo started today so we can start looking forward to what it will be! My friend called us “ambitious,” aka crazy!! But, we bought it at a good price, especially considering the land in a great area, and we feel like we’re ready to tackle this project! Our goal is to finish the main floor work within the next 1 to 2 months and then move in. Let me share a few pictures of the “before:”
Above, you can see the marble tiled front foyer. People say to not get rid of the marble with green marble inset pattern, but it doesn’t go with our look. So, here we are today! Lots of jack hammering!
The carpet is coming up, as well as leftover vinyl flooring. Hardwoods are going down soon!
I love this wreath because it looks real and it’s affordable! This particular one is from Amazon, and we have it hanging in our entryway in front of a mirror. For the price, you can’t beat it. It looks great and should hold up for years to come.
Magnolia Farmhouse Wreath
A magnolia wreath is the quintessential southern farmhouse wreath! We planted a magnolia tree years ago when we moved in, and I am proud to say it finally has an abundance of beautifully fragrant flowers. It seemed like it would never produce flowers! I absolutely love it in the corner of our yard and so do the bus stop kids (including our own); they love to climb on the tree’s sturdy branches! I haven’t mastered preserving the leaves and flowers long term, though, so I still depend on a purchased wreath. This magnolia wreath from Hobby Lobby is a great alternative to last for years to come. (use a coupon on our Deals page for 40% off!)
I have this preserved boxwood wreath hanging over our Kohler sink in the kitchen, and I love it! It is very well-made, arrived perfectly, and is lasting. I am spraying it weekly with water, because it is made of real boxwood cuttings. The boxwood wreath is perfect for farmhouse décor. This particular wreath is from Mud pie.
This one is not exactly a farmhouse wreath, but it still fits into the same category. I list it because it is perfect for farmhouse style and would be an elegant addition to your home!
Finally, the cotton wreath is definitely farmhouse style. It is relaxed farmhouse décor and perfect in a bedroom or on a gallery wall.
Whether you are looking to adorn a front door or a gallery wall, these farmhouse wreaths are all beautiful, yet timeless styles that you can enjoy for years to come.
Nothing says warm and inviting like a tea towel. They may or may not be originally “southern,” but the cute and sometimes bold sayings on the towels, say welcome to my home! You can’t have too many tea towels, or so we say. I have a confession: I have an obsession for tea towels. The words make me smile or reminisce and they are so practical and handy! If you’re headed over to someone’s house, wrap up a tea towel in some ribbon and a cute note, and you will make your hostess’s day. Tea towels are the perfect inexpensive hostess gift. Here are a few favorites: