Saturday, April 23, 2011

Changing as we go

In 2006 we moved in to what we now call home. We moved in the dead of winter, but we wanted to be in so bad we didn't care.

You see, it was a long time comin'. The previous May we sold our house in town in a mere 3 weeks, and then started to panic.

My uncle eventually sold us 3 acres in the middle of a field. We got plans around for a 1500 sq. ft. ranch and then our plans changed.

A man at church, who owned a manufactured housing business, asked us to come and look at one of his 2-story model homes. He said he needed to move it, and wondered if we wanted to buy it.

All it took was one look to see the possibilities. We would have to pay to move it of course, and have it dismantled, and put back together on our lot, BUT it was twice the size of what we were planning on building, and a little cheaper. We decided it was a good deal, so we started to move ahead.

In Feb. of 2006 we moved in.

Of course when we moved it, it didn't look like this.

Well, it did and it didn't. We didn't have grass, but we did have the garage and porch that were added on site.

The more years go by, the more things we change. My husband wanted a new house with things that worked and I wanted one with character. I've had to make it up as I go.

We've changed out little things, but they've made a great difference. Thank goodness Brent sells building supplies for a living!

What used to be brass door knobs on all our doors, are now nickel colored.

We've changed brass light fixtures into ones we like better,

and tried to disguise lighting that was less than ideal.

Apparently brass was really in, but it's not one of my favs, so I've spray painted all our kitchen hardware, and all the hardware in the bathrooms too.

I've tried to add things of interest to the walls and corners as well as add some character to boring rooms without crown moldings and wide trim. (this will be something that changes later on.)

And just today I decided to change another thing in the kitchen. I wanted to lighten it up/country-fy it a little, so I took off some doors, and added some texture.



It's a work in progress, but it's getting better year by year. Maybe some day it'll look like it was always here, in the middle of a field!

What's your house story?


  1. You have a beautiful home. I love seeing all the little things you do to make it a home.

  2. That's a great idea to disguise the fluorescent light with the baskets and rack, it looks great! Love the fabric you added to the lower cabinets. Wish I could do that, but I have to wait on that with the little one moving about now. I had no idea you could move a house as big as yours! It's beautiful!

  3. Okay, I just read your quote under your header...just what I needed to read right now! I need to email you sometime soon...we just bought 6 chicks to start our "flock" of laying hens, and I don't know what I am doing! Haha, it's not that bad, they're still small right now, but I do have some questions for, if only I could find the time to email you! :)

  4. You've made some cute changes! Love the house and look forward to seeing more!

  5. I like the house! The exterior as well as interior.


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