The house was neglected and very dirty. Remember all that paneling? I felt like I was in a box, it was so brown:
The kitchen had this cabinet over the bar that made it feel closed in, a fruity wallpaper border which didn't do anything for it (guess it made it less brown ), and was
The bathroom was pink with purply-pink cabinets and old wallpaper with lots of dusty, dusty lace:
And a ceiling fan that overhung the shower....uh, ok that was strange.
After much cleaning and painting throughout the house, it now looks like this:
And no more cabinet blocking the view and closing off the kitchen (I need to learn to clean off the counters before I snap the picture lol):
The living room is brighter:
And the guest room is ready for guests:
We have cleaned, painted, painted some more, and added personal touches all over:
|Coffee cup lamp|
|Galvanized bucket light|
This eyesore is now gone (I forgot to take an after picture - looks way better all cleaned up!):
Dead trees have been cut down, leaves raked, pastures mowed, debris cleared, and the land is slowly looking like someone cares again. We've done so much and yet there's so much more to do.
So, what is next for the B Farm?
This coming year, I want to work on the yard, pull the master bedroom together, and tackle the laundry room/pantry with a new paint job and organization. It has great potential:
And we still have plenty of painting to do: the outside of the house (Mr. B started and should finish up next visit ), several furniture projects, and the front and back doors.
Someday we need to redo the mantel on the fireplace - it's off-center and too high:
The countertops need to be replaced or resurfaced...hm, maybe I'll try Rustoleum's Countertop Transformation kit.
And we need to run electricity out to the shop and barn. The barn will become my art studio someday but it will need windows, a door, and probably a new roof.
Big dreams for our future, one small step at a time. It makes me smile thinking about it. How I love this place!
And now, I'd like to take the time to thank each and every one of you who have joined me on our journey. When I started this blog a year ago, I knew nothing about blogging and I never dreamed I'd have 50 followers. It was just a way for me to journal our process of turning this sweet property into our someday home. I am so blessed by your visits, comments, and encouragement. You have helped make the B Farm a home. Thank you so much.
With a full heart,
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