Even before we packed all of our things and put them in storage a year ago we knew our goal was to have a house back home as soon as possible. The welder and I love home, so it only seems right that we have one. I love our home on wheels and feel very comfortable in it. I actually miss it when I’m home staying with family. It is 400 sq. ft. of some of the best memories I have from my life to date. I can say for one year I lived full-time in a camper. Fun times. Seriously, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I learned a lot about myself this last year in that small space, but we are so excited to now have a “big house” as the pipeline world calls it. A place we can set up shop and be proud of. A place we can come back too when we are homesick and when being on the road gets the best of us. A place we can have family over and eventually raise a family in. A place that has a foundation and somewhere we can spread out a little. A lot. Approximately 3 times more than we can in the camper. This basically means there is a possibility I may no longer look like a hoarder. After I have a garage sale and get rid of a third of the things I’ve paid to store for the last year. ha. haha. hahahaha **laughs until she cries** because memories. I’m attached to THINGS even though I haven’t used them in over 365 days and have lived well. Not without. I have a problem!
Green carpet. So in the summer when the grass is fried I can pretend. Most importantly — storm cellar. The cellar is large enough for family and canned food.
The house was built in 1976. It is about 1,200 sq. ft. of wood paneling and old farmhouse charm. While we have big planes for this place, we do not intend to completely modernize it. I love old farmhouses and we are looking forward to keeping that feel throughout mixing in pops of color and industrial pieces.
The kitchen needs the most help. The storage space is wonderful, so we plan to keeping the cabinets and do mostly cosmetic updates. I’m thinking paint, appliances and new hardware. We will do away with the wallpaper and add a small breakfast table. Many memories will be made here in the heart of our home.
The back room/laundry will have a big facelift. It is the only room that the paneling hasn’t been painted. The plan for this room right now include paint and moving the washer and dryer to be directly under the cabinets instead of the wall beside them. Later we plan to add a sink, more cabinets and a counter top for folding clothes.
The house has three bedrooms and one bath. The master bedroom is the largest and closest to the bathroom. We will freshen up the paint and knock out the closet to make it more usable.
The two bedrooms are mirrors of one another. Both have a window and a small closet. For now, one will be a office space and the other will be a guest bedroom.
This project is going to be so much fun. We were originally going to do a couple things before we moved in, but plans changed like usual. Look forward to how we are living here now and how the progress is coming. I’m excited to see how it transforms and how we make it our own. Hooray! for a big house.
What are your big house plans? Do you have any killer farmhouse decor or renovations I must see? Please share with me in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.