Our Almost Farmhouse

Welcome to my “Almost Farmhouse!” I am oh-so-happy that you are here and that you want to take a look at my home. Come on in, grab a cup, and let’s visit!

We purchased this fixer upper in April of 2014 and have been blogging about our home as we renovate each room.  The home was built in the 80s and stayed in the 80s and we are eager to make this house our home by loving it back to life!

Here are my goals for our Almost Farmhouse and what we’ve completed so far: 

Entryway (100 %)

How to Save Thousands on Hardwoods - these homeowners share their tips and tricks that helped reduce the overall cost of their gorgeous hardwood floors!

Adding Touches of spring to your home decor - a blog hop with 16 different bloggers!

Main Den/Family Room (95% complete)

Farmhouse Spring Mantel - easy ways to add simple spring touches

Adding Touches of spring to your home decor - a blog hop with 16 different bloggers!

Dining Room (95% complete)

Adding Spring Touches Noting Grace 18

Farmhouse Kitchen (95% complete)

How a blogger took an pallet kitchen island and transformed it into a gorgeous, farmhouse built-in.

Master Bedroom (50% complete)

  • √ Paint Walls, ceiling and trim (Master Bedroom Makeover for now)
  • √ Replace floors (Hardwoods)
  • Hang shades
  • Add second closet
  • Hang some art / wall decor
  • Update Ceiling Fan

Master Bathroom

  • Paint walls, ceiling and shower area
  • Replace floors
  • Paint cabinets
  • Replace Shower Curtain
  • Change hardware
  • Add a window treatment
  • Frame mirror and install a medicine hutch
  • Replace countertop and faucets
  • Frost the window
  • Replace Shower Stall and Toilet (lofty and expensive, I know!)




Laundry Room (100% complete)

Vintage Inspired Laundry Room

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

  • √ Paint walls, ceiling and trim
  • √ Paint existing cabinets
  • √ Replace Floor
  • √ Move the Water Heater to the Garage
  • √ Replace Door to Garage to insulated door
  • √ Hide the electrical panel
  • √ Create a mud room feel
  • √ Add a more interesting light
  • √ Find a runner

1/2 bath before

1/2 bath (30% complete)

  • √ Replace floor
  • √ Paint 1/2 bath cabinet base
  • Renovate the 1/2 bath counter
  • Add plank wall to 1/2 bath
  • Wallpaper???

Upstairs (0% complete)

  • Paint/Decorate Boys Rooms
  • Replace Carpet
  • Create a Den/Classroom for boys 

Upstairs Bathroom (0% complete)

  • Paint Walls
  • Paint Tile Floor in bathtub area
  • Find artwork

Recording Studio (0% complete)

  • Paint walls and ceiling
  • Hang Sound Panels
  • Make a Faux Brick Wall
  • Purchase Chairs or Sofa for seating

Miscellaneous (100% complete)

  • Replace Windows
  • Replace Garage Doors

Exterior (30% complete)

  • Install a fence
  • Build a fort for the boys
  • Replace the front door lights
  • Pressure wash the deck
  • Reenforce the deck structure
  • Grade the soil away from the house.
  • Replace our Hershey’s Kisses Trees with Birch trees?
  • Plant more greenery
  • Clean up the beds and eliminate the dated shrubbery
  • Put topiaries on either side of door
  • Do something with the driveway/walkway
  • Build a side yard Fire Pit
  • Trees, trees, trees!

Suffice it to say, we’ve mostly worked on the lower level of our home.  This years goals are lofty and moving upward…. to the upstairs! I can’t wait to share this journey with you and show you all the transformations as we make them!
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If you want to see what we created in our Vegas home, click the pics below.

Click the photo above to tour the downstairs

Click the photo above to tour the upstairs.