Like most young couples know from experience, Jeramie and I did not splurge on a house when we first got married. We took a financial class, saved for 3 years, planned and prayed about our future place of residence. This year, we were finally ready for our first home and decided to journey down the road of building. We had such an amazing experience and loved every part of the planning process. Building was such a rewarding experience and we loved every part of deciding all the important and small details. I want to share here just a few spaces of our final home project.
In order for a newly built home to have an authentic farmhouse feel, any decorator knows that it’s got to have at least a few antiques throughout. For me, one important feature had to be a working antique door. This door has been on quite the adventure. Found this guy at a girls trip in Canton and had to hold my breath to get it to fit inside my SUV. It actually wasn’t even supposed to come home with me. My mom had given me the quest to find a door for their new home that was in the process. I took it home, sanded and repainted it with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint, and gave it a minor facelift with a new shiny knob. It was now ready to hand off to my parents. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t the right place for it. Good news for me was that my mom gave it right back so I was able to add it into OUR new home. The intention was to make it into a pantry door but the dimensions just didn’t work out so it quickly transitioned into the laundry/office door. And I like it here just fine. It’s the gateway right into my creative space!
One reason we were most excited about being out of our duplex was our increase in privacy. And I’m not talking about all of you cool people that have legitimate peace and quiet in the country. We were just super excited to be off a busy road to not hear cars, fire trucks, noisy people, barking dogs, etc. Having more peace and quite now beckons us to sit outside, even when the summer temps reach over 100 degrees daily. While this adorable porch swing makes for a good outdoor seat, it allows us to sit on our back porch, reflect on what God has given us and to enjoy each other’s company viewing an outdoor space we could call our own.
I never thought I could like a powder bathroom as much as this one. While it’s purpose is purely for function, I love the details like the herringbone brick pavers and this cute little marble top vanity that we found on Joss and Main.
Now while I have not acquired the skills of cooking in my 28 years of life, this kitchen sure makes me feel the itch to learn more! This tile backsplash has got to me one of my favorite features of this house. I love the look of a bright kitchen but didn’t necessarily want to go with all white. To conceal many future fingerprints, we decided to change up the cabinet color. We picked SW Silver Strand which has the perfect light grey tone with just a hint of green. It really brightens the backsplash, farmhouse sink and quartz countertops!