OUR FESTIVE HOME

In 2016, along with my husband and the twins, we purchased a home that I just adore!

Finding and getting this house has been such a crazy experience. We began offering on the house in August of 2015, it was the first house we toured and I just knew that it was the one. Our initial offer was turned down so off we went to find a replacement for my dream house.

After seeing a place I felt was perfect for us we must have looked at about 1,675 other houses throughout the fall and every time (even some much nicer homes) just didn’t add up to this one I knew was right. I can’t exactly explain why, I just knew it was supposed to be our home. The land and views and location were exactly what I wanted for our family, even though we knew the actual home (you know, inside the walls) was going to need an enormous amount of work.

Then we had offers on the house turned down 3 more times. Gah… It was such a heartbreak. You’d think I would have moved on, but I just couldn’t…

I am happy to say that eventually we wore them down. ;) Persistence and patience can be helpful virtues. They finally accepted our offer and we closed in late March 2016. We demo’d the entire house and are slowly rebuilding it room by room. Here is the inspiration post for year one (2016), and the inspiration post for this year 2017.

As you scroll through this page I’m sharing every room as we get it done, links to the posts that include much more information and all our favorite products we’ve found to fill the space over time.

THE LIVING ROOM

Where we busted down the dividing wall to make one living space that totally fits our family’s needs.

THE ASR STUDIO

Where we’ve recently dedicated a room in our home to function as my bright + fun blogging studio.

THE KITCHEN

Where we took it down to the studs and reimagined it into a space that is light + bright for our active family, including laying our own concrete countertops!

GUEST ROOM

Where we put up fun wall paper and created a space suited for a very good night sleep.

MY GIRL’S ROOM

Where my budding artist got to design her own wall mural & that time we bought all the pink chairs + a pink rug. ;) For a girl who really loves pink!

THE BOY ROOM

A fun loving room with a very LARGE cow.

GUEST BATH

Where we put shiplap all the way into the shower (see how!), a trough sink & pretty mint arabesque tile.

BACK PATIO

A paved patio and 27 large old trees are just some of the things I love about this space.

MASTER BEDROOM

A large wall mural sets the stage for a moody & natural bedroom space.

WHITE WASHED WOOD FLOORS

We put in our own wide plank pine wood floors DIY style with a whitewash for an affordable flooring option (under $2 a sq foot!) that looks like high design.

DIY CONCRETE COUNTERTOPS

We laid our own concrete countertops in the kitchen that are as thick as my thighs! It was messy but they are my favorite ever.

HERRINGBONE VINYL TILE

In the basement we took a leap of faith and tried laying vinyl tile down, it looks amazing and is virtually indestructible!