1902 Victorian Farmhouse Home Tour
Welcome to the 1902 Victorian Farmhouse Home Tour with Christina’s Adventures! You are in for a treat…
Hey friends! I’m so happy to be on Shannon’s blog today – I’m a longtime reader and fan of her. She’s got the sweetest heart in addition to her beautiful home decor style.
I blog over at Christina’s Adventures – I’ve been blogging for 7 years now, and I love sharing our adventures about how we’ve been fixing up our old house while raising 2 little kids. It’s never easy, always messy, and it’s all SO worth it. I share all of our tutorials, tricks, tips, and makeovers on my blog. I also love sharing real life moments & design ideas on Instagram – they’re my people and I love sharing snippets of our crazy little life on there!
If you’re anything like me, you love a good before & after. Before you look at these, please know that these things don’t happen overnight. This isn’t an HGTV show, and we don’t have an unlimited budget. I’d encourage you to follow my blog so you can see all of the pieces that go into these renovations – I love sharing what we’ve learned along the way! Here’s some of my favorite makeovers from our fixer upper.
This little bathroom was such a labor of love! It’s a hardworking little bathroom that gets used all. the. time. with our family.
It sits right off our our kitchen:
Speaking of our kitchen…it’s come a longgggg way:
We adore our kitchen, and it works hard for our family. You can see all of the details of this crazy renovation here – it was such a big undertaking! We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!
Our house was built in 1902, and must have been spectacular back in it’s glory days. Unfortunately, it’s been pretty neglected for the last 30-40 years, so we had our work cut out for us. That being said, we were so lucky to find it when we did as it was just what we were looking for! I spent so much time viewing houses for sale near me that when I eventually found this property I knew it was the only one for me. As you can imagine, I could not get in touch with the real estate agent quick enough! Buying this house is still one of the best investments that I have ever made. The hallway is one of my favorite parts of our home, but it didn’t always look so nice:
One of my favorite things to show – these things take TIME. We have worked so hard over the past two years, but it takes a lot of patience and perseverance to fix up an old home.
Another thing I love? Taking my favorite looks and re-creating them on a budget. Like this space below – the barn door was reclaimed from my parent’s cabin (it used to be their front door & was in their basement). I found that bench on Craigslist (see my best Craigslist shopping tips here) for $40, and since I have a major black thumb, I rigged up a faux fiddle leaf fig for a fraction of the price you’d find at major retailers. See that tutorial here.
I saved our biggest & most recent renovation for last – it’s also my absolute favorite. Our bathroom renovation:
Yes, we lived with our bathroom like that picture on the left for two long years. We believe in paying for everything out of pocket, and not going into debt with our home renovations. This wasn’t an easy process. If you’re looking to improve your home in one way or another, doing some research into companies that provide serivces similar to featured room additions could be a good place to start, especially if you’re looking to go for something a little different than before.
This renovation was all documented as part of the One Room Challenge, so I was able to take my readers along for the ride along our 6 week renovation. It was a CRAZY 6 weeks, but now we have the bathroom of our dreams! You can see our video transformation on my Facebook page here.
Thank you SO much, Shannon, for having me on your beautiful blog. I hope you all will come over to my blog and join the fun. You can also see all of our before & afters pictures in one place right here.
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