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sharing our home

It’s finally done!

Renovations complete and our beloved home is ready for a new family to love it as much as we have.

We bought this house last December.  It was a foreclosure and had been vacant for over a year.  Nobody wanted to buy it–a tired, run-down, dreary house.  It was awful!

We loved the country location and saw the potential.

God gave us a diamond in the rough.

The master bathroom.

By far one of my favorite rooms in the house.

Goodbye shag carpet and 1950’s cabinets…

…hello color!

Anthony renovated all of the bathrooms himself.  In fact, 98% of the renovations we have done ourselves (in our spare time–ha!). My husband totally rocks!

The kitchen.

If I had to describe my decorating style I would say colorful, eclectic, thrifty (most of the things in our home are bought used, from consignment stores, or refurbished and painted ourselves) and simple.

I hate clutter!  It makes my life feel unorganized and messy.

And painted furniture is just my thing.

The green on these walls is not quite as bright in real life.  It’s an antique green.

I am going to miss the beautiful view something awful!

The downstairs bathroom.

Previously adorned with the original 1950’s wallpaper and horrendous shag carpets.  Whoever thought that carpets in a bathroom were a great idea?  Seriously!

The upstairs rec room.

The greeny/yellowy walls in this room is one of my favorite colors.

This is the first home we have ever owned that has had an area for the kids to hang out.  What a blessing it has been!

The kids have loved this room.

The upstairs bathroom also underwent a major change.

Now it’s a cheerful bathroom for the kids.

I pray that the new owners of this house will love it as much as we have.

We feel so blessed that God gave it to us–even if just for a short season. 

We are so sad to leave this home that we love and have made our own.

But we know this one thing with all of our hearts…

When God closes one door, He opens another!

And daily He gently reminds my heart (which has had many moments of feeling tender in the midst of change) to hang onto the things of the world loosely.

And to keeping my eyes fixed on what is eternal, what matters most in this life.