I can't wait to show you my farmhouse.
But there is one small, tiny rule here.
To come in, you've got to have VISION!
You've got to be able to see BEYOND!
(Otherwise, wait out here on the front porch for the rest of us to return. haha)
Now, when we finish, I want to hear which room is your favorite. And what would you do with it on a small budget?
Here's the outside. I love the front exterior. This part of the house was built in the 1890's.
Walking in the front door, you enter the living room, or "parlor" like I'm going to start calling it.
What do you see here? What would you do with this room?
(I'm thinking blue walls and hardwood floors. We had hoped there were wood floors under all the carpet, but there isn't. I like the original woodwork and would like to leave that as it is.)
This is the main stair case in the "parlor."
I like these. The ballisters are so simple.
The front door on the left there is small and also very plain. Maybe that needs some oomph? I don't know.
On the other side of the "parlor" is the guest bedroom. I think I'm leaving this alone. I like the wallpaper and the carpet is okay for now, though hardwoods would be beautiful in here.
Want to take a peek into the bathroom on this level?
Does anybody else love those blue sinks and yellow cabinets? I do.
Check out the tub.
As I said, I like the blue. So vintage 1970's. My husband doesn't. We'll see.
Heading down the hallway is the dining room on the right.
I've already shown you the wallpaper. Now, here is the rest of it.
This is one of my favorite rooms in the house.
I'm thinking of replacing the carpet with hardwoods and hanging my special chandelier (it has hung in every house I've owned) in here.
This is the fireplace in the dining room.
When I walked into this room for the first time, I could see myself having Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner in here. I saw it in my mind's eye. You know what happens when your mind's eye sees you carving the turkey. Yep, you buy the place!
Okay, now we're about to head to the kitchen. Are you ready? You're going to need your VISION in a big way for this room.
At some point, the future of this kitchen is a whole, entire re-do.
But you noticed that brick fireplace, right??
I mean, seriously! A fireplace in my kitchen? That's a dream come true.
Okay, now I've already shown you the back stairs. Remember the burnt orange carpet?
Two sets of stairs was on my dream list, by the way.
And here's the utility room, kinda behind the kitchen.
That's the downstairs! I take you upstairs next time.
I wish I were more of a decorator, but that's not my thing. I'm going to need some major help!
So tell me, which is your favorite room and what would you do with it?
Until next time, Friends, savor the flavor of life!
Lots of love, The City Farmgirl, Rebekah