1902 Victorian Farmhouse Home Tour
Welcome to the 1902 Victorian Farmhouse Home Tour with Christina’s Adventures. You are in for a treat… Christina and her husband bought a beautiful fixer upper, full of potential! Their Victorian Farmhouse was built in 1902, and they were actually the only ones to put in an offer in for it. Today we get to tour it and see where they started, and what a whole lot of love and DIY have done to it!
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 loooong 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. 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.
Our Bathroom Renovation:
I saved our biggest & most recent renovation for last – it’s also my absolute favorite, our bathroom!
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 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!
Our vintage inspired farmhouse bathroom is my most favorite renovation to date – you have to check out the brick wall I installed by myself!
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.
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