Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Step Closer

We've lived in bigger houses,
we've lived in smaller houses.
We've lived in older homes,
we've lived in newer homes.
But, we've never lived in a home that I've loved more.
This is it.  My spirit is at peace here. 
I'm so in love with our little Farmhouse on Main.

Remember this post, where I shared that I wanted the inside to look like the outside?
After the results of this latest painting project, I feel as though we are a step closer to that goal.
Don't you love the simplicity of the lighter space?
I find myself smiling every time we open the front door. :-))

Get ready for lots and lots of blog posts that include all the details and decorating plans.

Let the decorating begin!

Your thoughts?...

44 comments:

Debbie said...

Looks like all your hard work is paying off!!! The insides do reflect the outside, nicely done!!!

So glad you are turning this house into your home!!!

Debbie
x0x0

pink*cherub*moon said...

What a transformation paint can make! It really looks so much brighter, warmer, fresher with the new paint job! Can't wait to see how you decorate! What a fun project - a true labor of love! Enjoy! Hugs, Leena

Pam at Antique or Not said...

How beautiful! The lighter colors are SO much better...making the rooms look larger and more "now", without losing their historic identity.

Love it!

Hugs,
Pam

Shabbily By The Sea said...

My thoughts are "what a dream" it looks beautiful and you really notice the floor now the walls are light and bright,
Enjoy it!
x

Jacque said...

Good Morning LaurieAnna!

I know exactly what you mean about your spirit being at peace in THAT house. I felt that same thing when we walked into our farmhouse 6 yrs ago! We have worked practically non-stop since that time and still have a long way to go. But even with only one working electric outlet, sleeping (well actually little sleeping--LOL) on blankets in the middle of the floor, blowing dirt and other airborne particles from our nose, cooking on a hot plate, and living in a REmodel, I've never felt like I was born to be anywhere else.

This house tells me what it wants! No lie--you wouldn't believe the design changes that have been made because what I THOUGHT I wanted, wasn't right for the house. Weird--I know, but I'm sure you understand.

I sincerely hope that all your dreams come true in your Farmhouse on Main. Our REmodel has been slow-going due to budget issues, health issues, and just plain everyday life issues--but the plan is coming together and I just love it when that happens!

Thanks for sharing your home and your shop with us. I've stolen LOTS and LOTS of decorating ideas from you.

Happy Thanksgiving from my farmhouse in the beautiful Sweetwater Valley of East TN!!

Mz V said...

Oh my..What an amazing transformation! Just like everything you touch, you've made it beautiful and elegant. I can hardly wait for the rest of this project. Can we come for a visit?

❀ JoAnne said...

Your home looks amazing LaurieAnna ~ such a huge transformation. Isn't it funny how a house can just give you a certain feeling and that's when you know it's really HOME!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

The difference is amazing, what a beautiful transformation!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

The Green Pea said...

I love your choice, the simplicity and the lighter painted rooms are beautiful. Nice job! Have a nice Thanksgiving with your family.

Stephanie said...

Amazing transformation - wow, what paint will do! Love it!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I can see why you love your charming home so much. Of course, those white walls are providing their magic...once you provide yours...it will be oh so beautiful...can't wait to see! :)

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

A dream house for sure! Love the white , huge difference. Some of us see the vision and know this is what it will become. LOVE!!! judy

Diane said...

What an amazing change and I know lots of hard work. Can't wait to see the blog posts come rollin' in! Diane

The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill said...

Oh yes! So much improved! I love what you've done and can't wait to see more. ~Rachel

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love the white. Looks so much better! Looking forward to your decorating progress!!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhhh Laurie it is so gorgeous!! I want to see it in real life someday :)

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What a gorgeous place. I'm looking forward to seeing more of it! Lucky you!

Redo 101 said...

It is so amazing what paint can do - you're right, it's looking like the outside already :) Can't wait to follow along as you make other changes, it's going to be fun!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We're preparing for 43 of my hub's family, they bring the food, we provide turkey and drinks.

Hugs,
Mary

Kelly said...

Looking forward to your future posts about your gorgeous home! I love it so far. Yes, the white looks much better!

erin said...

you lucky gal! your farmhouse is to die for, especially in that fresh coat of whiteness! it seems to be breathing a sigh of relief from the old dark colors. HAPPY HOUSE. good for you for hiring someone else to do the paint job. i can not wait to see more, more, MORE!
erin
xxoo

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Happy for you! It's an awesome home!
deb

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

What a lovely home.

I know the feeling about loving a home. I love our home. However, I'm guilty of neglect. I'm getting back the romance now!

your place is beautiful.

Pat

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The before and after is so exciting to see! It's so beautiful! What a treat to see it evolve!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

It's really gorgeous, I'm loving seeing the transformation!!

Donna said...

My thought is that I think I need a farmhouse! I've always loved older houses anyway and seeing your transformation just confirms it!
Thank you soooo much for sharing!
D~~~~

Ellie's Bungalow said...

No, that is a LEAP closer, a HUGE LEAP! I am loving getting to watch you transform that farmhouse Laurie Anna! I check every day for an update and can't wait to see more! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Carol said...

That's quite a difference! and if the end result is a fraction as lovely as your shoppe (and there is no doubt it will be AS lovely) it will be absolutely exquisite!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I know it is going to be gorgeous when you are done....you've made such a great start. it's a lot of work to bring an old house back to life! but a labor of love, I'm sure.

Kerin said...

It looks beautiful.

Like you, we've lived in bigger homes, and newer homes. Honestly, I think at about 2000 sq. ft. this is the smallest home that we've ever lived in.

Also, like you... we love our farmhouse on Main too!!
Even though the renovations will continue for sometime, it's where when I walk around the house, my heart smiles.

Our Cottage On Main will be our forever home. What a wonderful feeling it is :)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I think I will be in your same shoes one day..I know I am destined to have my own old farmhouse like this...it is just gorgeous, and I will be eager to read every post as you go on your decorating journey!

cityfarmer said...

I'd say you landed spot on!!!

amazing what some paint can do???

our old farmhouse is creams and whites ... love

Elena said...

I love this amazing house! I wish I had one just like that.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I LOVE it! Amazing!!! Will you be sharing your paint colors? Thank you for sharing this transformation - truly an inspiration!

Hugs,
Jessie

Pearl said...

It just keeps getting better and better. Love it!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

It's a dream! Excited to see you transform it with your "house jewelry".

♥Linsey

Sharon said...

I do love it ! I can't wait to see how you decorate it !

WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I actually love, love, love it! That's a triple love! I'm moving right in! :)

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love your new home! The white trim and lightened walls make a huge difference! Very inspiring! I can't wait to see the decorating!

SueAnn said...

Your home is gorgeous! Love the light color!!
Can't wait to see how you progress with this house!'
Hugs
SueAnn

A Cottage Muse said...

Truly beautiful!
Looks like your house is smiling too!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The new colors are GORGEOUS!

Miss Gracie's House said...

I so know what you mean....I love my home, too. I love what you're doing!
Can't wait to see more details.
Have a great day of celebrating and giving thanks...
Rene

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my gosh, Laurie Anna....it's just beautiful!!! At the rate you're going, your awesome home will end up as a magazine feature someday! I LUV everything you've done to it so far. Everything!!! [ok.....i'll try to stop being jealous now....] :)

xoxo laurie

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

How wonderful that you are at peace with this home!!! Such a sweet feeling, isn't it?
The house is looking beautiful and light and airy just like you said! Can't wait to see what else you do ;)