Many people have heard we are moving, and we are so excited to finally be moving towards our dream of living at Hertel Farms out in Bomarton! Our house in Seymour is for sale by owner, so pass that along please:). My sweet mother – in – law is going to live close to us, and she is allowing us to purchase her farmhome! This house has special meaning as it was Damon’s family home growing up, and is one of the places I really fell in love with Damon and his big family. I have a lot of special memories there, and he and his family have exponentially more! We feel blessed to have the opportunity to get into the country, and could not be more excited to get started on our renovations next week!
My MIL’s house is amazing, it is such a beautiful home. It sits on a nice pasture, and is just under a mile away from Damon’s headquarters. But it hasn’t changed much in 30 years, so she is kindly agreeable to me taking down the chicken wire wallpaper I have always given her a hard time about! The house is in great shape, so we are mainly focusing on changing up some of the main living spaces, and targeting the kitchen. We are knocking down a few walls to make it more open concept, and rearranging a few things as well as shooting for a new interior design.
Months of planning and designing has been going on, and my head has been full of ideas! I can’t wait to piece them all together! Design has always been something I have been passionate about. We have nailed down that our favorite type of home is Industrial Farmhouse. So different metals incorporated with lots of natural wood in a neutral and cozy space are right up our alley! Also, renovating is not quite as affordable as it looks on Fixer Upper. While I LOVE that show, I am wondering how they get a lot of that done on the budget they allow. I did read somewhere that the furniture and decorations do not come with the home and aren’t incorporated into the budget cost, so bingo. That’s a whole lot more $$$.
I have been online far more than I care to admit making sure everything is perfectly planned. I have been obsessing over everything looking cohesive. Now we are excited to start our project, and hopefully will soon be in our new farmhome! While I am pumped about the house, being close to Damon is also a huge bonus. The boys will get to truly experience all that is “farm life” starting soon! Lord knows they need more space to run!
It is truly a dream getting to design a home, and we are enjoying this part of the process (maybe me slightly more than Damon;)).
I wanted to share a few things I have been using as inspiration, and I look forward to updating here the progress as it goes along. And of course the before and after pictures!
So we have a large area in the main living/kitchen/dining rooms that has to have all new flooring due to walls being taken down and moved. As we couldn’t match the 30 year old hardwoods, we have decided to use brick looking tile throughout the space. Picture 1 shows the style we chose, and was purchased from Floor and Décor. I looked for countless hours for well priced flooring, and honestly to get backsplash, tile, and hardwood, it is hard to beat their prices! We chose the New York Chelsea Brick Porcelain Tile. I have always thought brick features inside the home give them a country chic look. In picture 2 Easton helped Damon and I plan out our design for the flooring, because a horizontal brick design just wasn’t quite good enough;). My awesome engineer husband helped my complicated vision make a little more sense! We are super excited about the unique idea we have planned for it!
Picture 3 is our farmhouse COPPER sink. I nearly cried when it came in today. It is from Lowe’s, brand Sinkology. I have always loved copper, and I am SO excited to use it in our new kitchen space. Along with….matching stainless steel appliances, which we have never had! Picture 4 shows the bathroom light fixtures. I love how they incorporate a little bit of the metal look, and the old school light bulbs are super unique! I ordered them from Wayfair. We aren’t doing much to bathrooms other than paint. But I think updating the fixtures will give us a little of the “industrial farmhouse” look we are shooting for. Picture 5 is the wood and stain I chose for our new kitchen cabinets. Our contractor is well known for his wood work, so I can’t wait to see how he redesigns our cabinets! The stain is Minwax Gel Aged Oak on Knotty Alder Wood.
And of course it wouldn’t be complete with something sliding. Actually, lots of things sliding. I have seen some really cool ideas, and I’m working on incorporating a few different ideas throughout the house.
Monday is #DEMODAY!! I look forward to sharing our experience here, as this is a big part of the next step for our farm family. We feel very blessed and are excited for the few months to come! Farmwife CRAZY life for sure this spring!