The house before we moved in...the roof is grey now.
Here it is, the little place in the country that we have begun making our own! We moved ourselves and most of our things down to the hills of southern Indiana this summer. The rest of our things made it here last weekend and we are busy trying to decide where to put what, and doing our best to make it feel like home. We love the community, the people, and the space, but it always takes awhile for a new place to be “home”, right?
It’s quite a bit different than the house we lived in for the last several years. The house we had in town was brand-new, built by us, details decided by us, and every single thing in it was new. It was in town with just under a half acre for a backyard and a cul-de-sac in front. Now we have a slightly older house that has alot more space, a huge kitchen, a front porch to swing on and drink coffee in the mornings, woods behind our house,a big ol’ barn, 18 acres and a whole lot of work to do!
The house we moved to was previously my brother in law’s home and they built it themselves, but it was few years ago so some things do need a little fixing up. The largest projects so far have been having electric installed in the house and installing ac/heat, & changing the well pump to electric(harder than it sounds). Those 100+ degree days in June and July? Ya, we didn’t have ac for most of them. So, the “practical” stuff is out of the way now and we get to do the fun things that I really love to do when we move.
I enjoy painting the walls, picking out new flooring, and I get positively giddy over a trip to Lowe’s or JoAnn Fabrics. There’s not much that is more fun for this crafty,artsy mama to work on than feathering our nest. Oh, the projects I hope to accomplish! I have this empty canvas (well, after we move the rest of the boxes out of the way and get everything where it belongs)and all the fresh air and autumn colors to inspire me…and um, Pinterest for the rest (seriously addicting)!
I can’t wait to share our house DIY projects with my readers! I will be sure to take a lot of photos so that I can really give you an idea of what it’s like and what we are working on up close. It’s a bit of directional change from mostly posting freebies and deals, but it does fit the theme because we will definitely be doing these projects with the least out-of-pocket cash as possible! I am planning to post a new DIY post at least once a week for now. There will still be deals and product reviews, but you will be seeing more “before” and “after” type posts and tutorials.
DIY posts to look for in the next week or 2 include:
-changing the vinyl floor in the kitchen to wood laminate (this one is more of a “before” & “after” and not a tutorial as I didn’t plan to post it, but I want to share it with you.
- Living room wall painting – from off-white to a double toned beige&tan textured faux-finish with a product review & tips.
- Before & After photos of the area of the kitchen and small bedroom that we turned into a powder bath & laundry room.
- A few fall decor and craft tutorials.
I look forward to sharing it all with you!