There have been a lot of changes around here lately.
Like a lot.
A guest bedroom and office makeover, a mini-master bedroom makeover, and lots of little projects in between all that.
Needless to say, this gal is exhausted and a vacation can’t come soon enough.
I was asked to be a part of the Spring Parade of Homes and thought that this would be the perfect time to update my full home tour, seeing as how so many things have changed. The last full home tour I did was last summer. You can see it here.
If you are popping over from May Richer Fuller Be, or another blog in the parade, welcome! And if its your first time here, prepare yourself for snarky comments, witty jokes that may not seem so witty to you, and many references to cheap beer and possibly 80’s hair bands.
Just wanted to give you the full disclosure before you begin the tour.
Our home is a 1969 Ranch Style House and we love it.
Ranch Style House Tour
Grunt Labor and I bought our home in 2011. It was a foreclosure that had sat vacant for a year, until we made a bid on it. It was in our ideal neighborhood and close to our jobs. Of course, as soon as we would make a bid on it, someone else decided to as well.
Story of our lives.
But, this beloved foreclosure was meant to be ours. We left a brand new construction house for this house, and my mother-in-law cried – you can read about that in the first home tour here. We got the beloved foreclosure around the first of June and worked our a**es off on it for two hot summer months while we were on summer vacation. We were both teachers at the time. I can say with full confidence that the only thing that kept us going that summer was Diet Mountain Dew and cheap beer.
In that two month time frame, we knocked down walls between the kitchen, living room, and dining room, painted cabinets, washed dishes in the bathroom sink, painted walls, installed hardwood floors, put in new carpet, updated electrical outlets, and renovated my bathroom. Oh, and we cut down a lot of big trees in the yard in the southern July heat.
As I read that last paragraph, I realize its a miracle Grunt Labor and I made it through that summer without filing for divorce.
The dining room has been a slow progress. I find it one of the hardest spaces to decorate. The buffet was originally a dresser that I bought at a yard sale and made over.
The space did get a new and much needed larger rug in December. The chairs are next on the list for a re-upholstery job. Then, maybe, we’ll call it done?
Nah, probably not.
My bathroom was actually featured in This Old House back in October. I am still giddy over that one. Much cheap beer was had in celebration.
Our master bedroom just underwent a mini-makeover.
There’s more about the mini-makeover here.
I also just finished the guest bedroom and office makeover, because apparently, I like to exhaust myself.
There’s more on the guest bedroom and office makeover here.
The vintage style nursery hasn’t changed too much since the kid has been here.
I’ve added a couple of little vintage banners and she has colored on every piece of furniture in there, but that’s about it.
You can see more of the vintage style nursery here.
That’s all of my Ranch Style House Tour, y’all.
If you want to see more of each space, visit my home tour page here that has links to all the rooms.
You know you don’t wanna miss any of this crazy.
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