Would you like to step inside my home for a tour of this circa 1875 charmer? It was pink when we moved in and it remained that shade for several years until we painted our house a butter yellow. Inside, wide baseboards frame painted floors. Ample sunlight washes in through two-over-two windows. A spacious built-in, bead board cupboard graces the kitchen. Both bathrooms have clawfoot tubs, which was pretty much the clincher for me to sign on the dotted line. No floor is perfectly level and the need for small props under furniture feet is a necessity. Such is life in our beloved well-worn home. Come on in! I’m happy to show you around.
Our Victorian Cottage
We recently painted our house again; this time changing the color of the trim. Although painting the trim various colors can be painstaking, I think the time it takes is totally worth it!
The Front Porch
Our farmhouse porch wears different looks for different seasons. A simple spring decor will soon be replaced with an abundance of flowers – namely impatiens. We love relaxing on the front porch in spring and summer!
The Entry Way
The front door opens directly into the living room so I had to get creative and devise an entry way of sorts. Tour the entry way and find out how I solved this particular challenge.
Back door friends are best so let’s start our tour there … the back door leads into our cottage kitchen. We don’t have a high-tech kitchen. Rather, it’s true to farmhouse style with a few modern amenities. I love to cook and this is my favorite room in the house. Tour my farmhouse kitchen.
The Living Room
We have a quirky living room that sits in the middle of the house so you walk through it all the time. It also has odd door placements making furniture arrangement quite the challenge. Tour my living room and find out how we met its many challenges.
The Dining Room
Our dining room is where we entertain family and friends and serve meals made from scratch. It has one window only so I painted the walls Steamed White and added lots of mirrors to bounce the light around. Tour my dining room and see how bright and airy this room is now.
The Family Room
Our family room probably gets more use than any other room in the house. This is the room where we watch TV, surf the internet on our laptops, and have spirited discussions. Visit our family room and you’ll see it’s comfy and casual.
The Downstairs Bathroom
When I first saw the claw foot tub in our first floor bathroom, I instantly knew we’d buy this house! Much to my surprise and delight, the second floor bathroom also had a claw foot tub! I’m not quite done refinishing the second floor bath, so for now take a look around the first floor bathroom and hear how I painted the tub.
The North Bedroom
All of our bedrooms are under-the eaves and the north bedroom is the only one I’ve taken photos of … I’ll have to remedy that soon so you can see the rest of our house.
The Upstairs Bathroom
The upstairs bathroom is also under-the eaves and I suspect at one time it was a closet. It has all the charm of a bathroom in an older home, with a claw foot tub and small freestanding sink.
I’ll soon share other parts of my house, once I get a bit more decorating done. I’m also in the process of sprucing up some of our outdoor areas too. Thanks so much for visiting! To see more of my home projects and recipes, be sure to subscribe to receive my posts in your inbox!