Kelli’s House–The Grand Tour!!!

A post from Kelli

The other day, mom shared with you that I was able to see my house last week on Thursday.  The house had previously been a rental and the owners that we bought the farm from had not been in the house for nearly 5 years.  I have to admit that I was extremely nervous about the whole thing.  It turns out that my nervousness was warranted as it wasn’t in as good of condition that we were hoping for.  Overall, the updates and changes that we will need to make are fairly easy and I really think that a good scrubbing and a coat of paint will fix most problems that we have with the house.  A lot of the other things that we would like to do with the house are things that can be done over a period of time when money will allow.

So without further ado–Let me introduce you to the living room.

Thusday LR (167x300)

I know that all of the pictures aren’t the best, but we saw the house at night and I wanted to snap some pictures to share before we left.  The carpet in the living room still has a lot of life left in it, but is very stained.  We measured things out and are going to get a rug to cover up things as they didn’t come out after the carpets were cleaned.  In the next few years I think we are going to replace the carpet in the living room, dining room, and upstairs hallway.  I have been told though that there might be hardwood floors under the carpet…..

The dining room–

Thusday DR (300x164)


The dining room connects to the living room to the right on this picture.  I should also note that this room is what most people call the dining room. We have decided that this will also double as my sewing room.  There is a really small bedroom upstairs that I am going to use to store most of my sewing things and just have a small table downstairs here to work on a project or two at a time.  I think I’m going to also try to get a desk set up for schoolwork in here.

The bathroom–

Thurs Bath 2 (155x300)

Thurs Bath (159x300)
Here is my bathroom.  It’s a bit different as it has a little hallway kind of thing entering the room.  I have been told that this was originally one room with the laundry room, but was converted to move the bathroom inside.  There are some very nice cupboards that will be extremely useful.  And a bathtub!  Believe it or not, I haven’t had a usable bathtub for about 5 years and I am really looking forward to a relaxing bath after moving!

The laundry room–

Thurs Laundry (169x300)
The laundry room is a bit of an odd shape and it may be better to describe this room as the catch-all room.  The left closet can be used for general storage, however I think we are going to use it for Jason’s farm clothes.  The right closet is going to be used as our pantry.  There is a space to the left in the picture that is where the washer and dryer will be going.  To the right is a beautiful hutch type cupboard–

Thurs Laundry Cupboard (161x300)
The wallpaper isn’t my favorite, but the cupboard is BEAUTIFUL!!!  I’m really looking forward to making this a focal point of the room.


Thurs Kitchen (161x300)
It is absolutely ginormous!  This is the part of the house that I am most excited for.  The house that we currently are living in is small and also houses 4 appliances–washer, dryer, stove and fridge–as well as 4 doorways!  The new kitchen also has counter space that goes on for days.  One of my favorite things about the kitchen is that it has a space for a dishwasher.  The one that is currently there is functional, but gross, so I’m hoping that Jason can get a new one hooked up soon!

Thurs Kitchen 2 (163x300)
This is the other part of the kitchen (it would match up to the right side of the above picture).  When I was talking to the previous owners the last few days, they were telling me that this was originally part of the porch, but when they remodeled it in the 90’s, they decided to enclose it and make it part of the kitchen.

And this is Jason’s favorite part of the new house–The machine shed!  I have to admit that I am also kind of excited for this.  One thing that I don’t like about the house that we live in right now is that the home farm is about 5 miles from our house which is just far enough that it makes it harder for Jason to come home for lunch or just to stop in and say hi.  I’m really hoping that now that the big machine shed will be closer and the fact that they have cattle on this farm will bring him in for lunch once in a while or a quick snack or just to say hi.

Thur Machine Shed (169x300)
And my friends–There you have it!  It’s nothing too huge or extravagently fancy, but it has all of the qualities that I was looking for–A larger kitchen, a space to sew downstairs, sufficient storage, and it’s closer to the farm.  I really think that with a bit of paint, some elbow grease, and a little bit of time, we’ll have a great start on making it our own!







23 thoughts on “Kelli’s House–The Grand Tour!!!”

  1. Judging from how your post started, I expected to see a lot worse! It’s a great very livable house. It will be fun to make it your own! Congratulations! Please keep us abreast of your move and house improvements!

  2. I don’t usually comment on typos but this one’s too much to miss!! In your first paragraph you have a “coat of pain” ! I really hope you don’t go there Kelli! A coat or two of paint Will be okay. So exciting. Some great spaces and I’m sure you will turn it into a lovely home. I know how a house just comes with the farm and I also know that improvements don’t always happen right away. Stick together and enjoy it all. Christmas blessings to you.

  3. Congratulations Kelli! You will have alot of fun creating a new home for you and Jason. Are you far from mom? Will you still be able to pop in and visit her? Looking forward to your updates on your new home!!!!

  4. Looks like a great place to put your magic touch on, and you will be able to see your
    hubby more which is the real plus. You and he will do wonders, have a safe and happy
    holiday. Dreams do come true , is my motto.

  5. Hooray for Kelli! I’m very happy you have your own place. You are so talented and creative the place will be beautiful, I’m sure.

  6. Kelli
    Conratulations on your new home! Thank you for sharing pics! Reading your post I was preparing for the worse but actually think your new home is great & in amazing condition especially having a remodeled bath & kitchen! I am especially envious of your large kitchen! Of course, I agree that your should do whatever cleaning, painting needed including new dishwasher to move in but don’t be in such a hurry to make big changes until you live there awhile & are really sure that’s what you need or want! Enjoy & please keep us posted on any updates!!

  7. Also thought it was a nice house!!! I wanted to comment earlier and had a computer issue. I can’t believe there are 15 comments and no one mentioned your flooring!!! I see a bunch of half square triangles!!! Looks like it could be the inspiration for a quilt!!! You could name it Kelli’s Linoleum!!! LOL!

  8. How wonderful!!! LOVE your kitchen – I can see a large island in the middle where you can cool all those cookies to make for your husband! And when those are cleaned up, any kind of sewing can laid out there!!! You will have so much fun (yeah, work too) making this your home, but it will be so worth it!!

  9. Hi Kelli, Your house is just wonderful! I know you and Jason will work hard to make it beautiful. There are so many possibilities. I love your cupboard in the laundry room and what a machine shed! I can see why both of you love it. Cleaning and paint will do a lot of wonders for this house.

    Wishing you both a great Christmas with family and friends!

    Take care.

  10. Kelli, Congrats on your new home. Hope we get to follow along as you make the changes you talked about. Merry Christmas to you and Jason!

  11. Hi Kelli- I am a hardwood floor installer/refinisher, and can give you a fairly good way to tell if you have hardwoods hidden under your carpet without tearing it up. If your home was built before 1965, and the builder/homeowner used borrowed money to build/purchase it, it had to have hardwood floors on the first floor. Up until then lending codes required it. If it was owner built with no bank financing, they could do what they wanted. Hope you are enjoying your new home!

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