House News .

Some of you might've heard our rather crazy news-- that we bought a house, a van, and had a baby-- all in one week. More accurately, I should tell you that we placed an offer on a house, bought a new-to-us vehicle, and birthed our beautiful Wren Margaret all within one week. (smile) I am really looking forward to sharing more details about the house, but for now I'll share a few ideas that I've been dreaming up lately. 


The house was built in 1965, a structural era that I actually love. However, not all nineteen-sixty-fivers were built equally and we'll be wasting no time in ripping out carpeting in the kitchen, a plethora of overhead florescent lights, and of course the popcorn ceilings. What it does have going for it is location, location, location and quite a bit of equity. We plan to add a boatload of sweat and tears and end up with something that we love, that feels like home, and most importantly, is ours! 

And so, I frequently find myself in dream land about the house. With such an extended time in escrow I've had a lot of time to think about details. Here are a few that are on the top of my list...

a beautiful new address stamp // a large bell basket light to hang over our dining room table // the perfect front door color // white walls and above-the-bed shelving (I think the shelving will be my plan until we've saved up for this bedroom purchase) // all-year-round green landscaping // a hanging hat rack // an over sized watercolor like the one Graeme and I created for Wren's room // kitchen shelving and tile // dark stained garage door

*all images via my Pinterest board titled 1965 remodel

20 comments:

  1. aw our houses are almost twins, just one year apart! I like thinking about us living in 60s-era houses together across the country. I can't wait to see more and hear what you're doing -- I already know it will be inspiring!

    also: popcorn ceilings, oy!

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    1. I read this comment days ago and I'm still laughing about your popcorn ceilings comment! Oy is right! Have any tips for us? Or were you blessed with a house sans the popcorn? : ) (I really, really hope you were!) Also, I love that we'll be new home owners together too. Well, hopefully. We have a few more hoops to jump through, but we're trusting God for this house and know deep down inside we wouldn't want it if he doesn't want us to have it.

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  2. This is so exciting!! I would be in idea heaven dreaming about decorating a new home. :) I'm happy for you and I look forward to seeing the house!

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! I know it. I'm still trying not to get too excited as there are a few more hoops to jump through. But, still. So exciting!

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  3. I LOVE all of your ideas, your home is going to be so beautiful. :) Maybe someday when I take my trip south, through Oregon and California, I can stop by and see your family again!

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    1. Sarah! We would love that! Yes, put our house down on your list for hotels! : )

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