Last week I had the most amazing team come to the house from Farmhouse Living.
They have an incredible blog.
They showed up and toured the house and asked me questions and listened to all the stories from the house.
All the DIY’s.
All the thrift store finds.
All the times I lay on the ground in my bathroom in my wedding dress.
And the best part?
They got it all on tape.
She sent me the video and the photographs and when I watched the footage, I discovered something amazing.
I am in LOVE with my house.
And so today, I want to take you on a tour complete with stories and ideas and DIY’s and never-before-seen angles of the house and share with you 20 reasons why I love my home.
Are you ready?
You might want to grab refreshments.
It’s a LOT.
1. This crack
Can you see it? Right there in the glass on the door?
I never really photograph it.
That crack is amazing.
It’s how I feel about my entire house. Imperfect and distressed and worn and thrifted and lived in and yard saled.
But absolutely perfect.
2. These blue and white striped chairs
I’ve ordered six of them.
You can find them and all the pieces that are near and dear to my heart on my Shop My House page.
3. The molding in this room
It’s 12″ thick and layers and layers of different types of molding created by some craftsman 100 years ago after he finished putting up the crops.
4. This bay window
It’s where the Christmas tree has gone for my entire life.
We replaced the windows and now they open up and let in the breezes on a cool afternoon.
5. The color on these walls
This room has been painted a zillion different colors.
And right now?
This one is my favorite.
It’s SW Extra White and it’s the perfect backdrop for all that pattern.
6. The map on the far wall
You’ll NEVER guess where I found it.
7. The texture on this wall
You can see it so much better in the home tour video, but the texture in this room is amazing.
My sister took a comb and dragged it through drywall mud when we were in high school.
And the texture is still there.
8. These vintage french doors
They are oversized and beautiful and they frame the view into the living room.
We replaced the hinges, but the hardware is original.
9. This bathroom
Most of the major events in my life have started and ended with a footstep from these floors.
10. This mirrored staircase
In the video, we discuss this staircase how all these vintage mirrors came together to form a wall.
I found them from all over the world.
Whichever came first.
11. These stair rods
They make me so happy every time I walk up the stairs.
And my staircase is bejeweled.
12. The molding on this staircase
I get asked all the time for a tutorial on this molding.
I had nothing to do with it.
Some incredible craftsman created it before I was ever born.
Probably right after he finished the living room molding.
13. This tiny dresser
It was my husband’s grandmother’s.
Those tiny little casters on the bottom.
It was damaged and we painted and distressed it.
14. The color on this kitchen island
It’s the prettiest color.
We painted the butler’s pantry the same color, too.
15. All the stories
The picture above catches me in action.
If you came over for sweet tea, this is what my face would look like.
It’s always in motion.
16. All the places to sit in this kitchen
There are so many different stations in this kitchen.
And I’m here for all of them.
This kitchen is the heart of our home and the place where all the stories show up and stay.
17. These wood floors
The rest of the floors in the house are over 100 years old.
But these floors?
My mother added them 30 years ago and we recently had them refinished.
18. This laundry room
And the tiled floor has my heart, too.
19. The built-ins in the family room
My mother added them years ago.
We redid them and added lighting and molding.
They just make me happy.
20. This family
But the thing that makes me the happiest about this house?
The thing that makes my heart fill with joy?
All the stories.
All the laughter.
All the giggles and the late nights and the games and the meals and the celebrations and the living.
This house is here for every one.
PS Thank you so much for joining me on the tour today.
disclosure:: All the house pictures in this house were taken by the incredibly talented Charlee Tabor Photography.
And a GIANT THANK YOU to the entire crew from Farmhouse Living for this amazing opportunity.