The New House Tour

Hey y’all!  I’m so excited to show you our new house! If you’re my friend over on Facebook, then you probably saw the sneak peek picture that I posted last week.   We had to move because of termites and mold at the other house. Ick.  I still have to finish up some projects before the end of the month there.  Anyway, the new house was built in 1886 and was our town’s first police station and city hall. Cool stuff! :)

Okay, so let’s start in the living room.

{before we moved in}

{in progress}

I love, love, love this room.  The light, high ceilings, tall windows and general coziness are my fave!


{in progress}

{dining room before}

{in progress}

{master bedroom before}

This room is teeny, but it’s really working well for us.

{in progress}

Don’t y’all be jealous of the gorgeous wall paper, umkay?! :p

This is the one full bath…and again, more wall paper that matches the linoleum so well.  Don’t you think? Haha!

We have basically no counter space, so I stuck the sewing machine table in here for now.

{study, craft room, guest room before}

{in progress}

{in progress}

Both desks and the filing cabinet will be getting makeovers. It will be so fun!!

{Ridley’s room}

{in progress}

Ridley loves his room.  He enjoys playing in there so much! His last bedroom was hardwood which wasn’t very fun for him to spend a lot of time on the floor.

{in progress}

You can see into the dining room and living room.

{breakfast area in kitchen – before}

{kitchen in progress}

Do you see the pegboard on the ceiling??!  What in the world? I’m thinking beadboard wallpaper might just be the best solution!  The breakfast room and kitchen were an addition to the house. This area was the back porch, so the floor and ceiling slants.  I think it just adds extra character. :)

There’s an adorable little gazebo in the backyard.  We love it and already used it for a party on Friday night.

That’s the tour, y’all! I hope you enjoyed it! I did do a video tour that lasts for eight minutes.  Wow.  If y’all really want to see it, I’ll upload it and then link to it from Facebook. Does that sound good?

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  1. You are already so settled! Excited to see all that you do in this new home. Congratulations and may the Lord give you many exciting days as a family in this new place.
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  2. I like this new how better than the old new house! Many blessings on your new home sweets.
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    • Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! God is so good and you know what, I love this house more than the old new one too. XO

  3. What a blessing… God has been good to you! The home is beautiful.

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  4. Rebecca T says:

    Sorry you had to move so soon after putting so much work into the other house, but the Lord knows best! Love this house! My house is an 1850’s house, so I can wait to see what you have in store for yours. I’m always looking for ways to “update” our home without taking away from it’s old charm and character. Hard to do on a limited budget with panel walls *everywhere*!

  5. What a neat space. I really like the layout, and where you have Ridley’s room… and all the fun projects you have in store! Girl. That gazebo is AMAZING!!! What a wonderfully beautiful blessing!!

  6. Hi Myra, your home is lovely–I have really enjoyed looking through your blogs, I’m so inspired! You mentioned the pegboard on the ceiling and that you might put beadboard wall paper over it. You may well already know this but in case you don’t…be sure to put down a heavy liner paper first. I tried papering over pegboard once and as the paper dried and tightened it kind of sank down into the holes–not the look I was going for! Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing your lovely ideas and stories.

  7. Francy M. says:

    Wow, the house just oozes a quaint charm, can’t wait to see all your transformations and all your own personal touches!! Would love to see the video tour also :-) Good luck!

  8. It’s lovely! I am looking forward to my husband and I buying our first home. He’s completing his doctorate. As soon as he’s done then we can get this party started! :-)
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  9. Myra, what an adorable new home for you and your family – I wish you the best of luck. I can not believe how unpacked and “lived in” it feels already – you’ve only been there for a week! I can’t wait to see how you will transform the spaces. Are you able to make some changes since you are renting?

    All the best

    • Hey girlie! Thanks for your sweet comment! Yes, we are able to make changes…we just can’t move walls. LOL! XO

  10. Love the way you have the living room arranged and decorated. And the gazebo is such a nice feature, too!

  11. Oh it’s beautiful! You’ve done such a marvelous job, and it does look very cozy! I love the history of the place too, how cool! Congratulations!
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  12. It is looking great! Thanks for the tour.

  13. that gazebo is amazing! great place… I’m excited for you and your family.

  14. I cant’ wait to see where you go from here. So charming! I love your idea of beadboard wall paper on the ceiling…I just did my backsplash and loved working with it! :) So inexpensive and such a huge impact finish!

  15. I love an old house with character. I will be excited to see more pictures. My 1920s home needs help too.

    BTW – I have the same MBR light fixture (hobnail style).

  16. Love the Gazebo in the yard!

  17. Love your new home! And you are fast, to get unpacked in a week! I can’t wait to see how the rooms evolve!
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  18. Great job! Love all the character the house has :)

  19. I love the living room, it doesn’t look like you just moved in! I didn’t think I liked old houses, but now that I live in one I like all of the little details that give them character!
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  20. What a fantastic space! I know you are going to do amazing things to that house and it will be your beautiful Home very soon. What an adorable family you have too!
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  21. Hey, Myra! Glad you are getting settled in after the move! The new house is just adorable and your things look right at home there. I hope you get to stay awhile & don’t have to do this again. Hugs, girl!

    • Thank you so much Rhoda! We are settling in so well and I’m beyond thankful for this house. We are feeling so at home. I hope you are having a good day! XO

  22. Jillian K says:

    Wow, looks very cute already! I can’t get over all the history that must have gone on in that house. Do you know any old stories? That is so neat.

  23. Looks really beautiful Myra! I love the history of the house and what a beautiful backyard!
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  24. Myra, you work fast! ;) I love the new place. At first glance, the kitchen ceiling looked like beadboard, so maybe that wallpaper would be a good solution. It’s looking great already!
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  25. MYRA! Can’t wait to see what you do with it all-though it already looks FANTABULOUS with all your awesome stuff in it! I would LOVE a slate like that to get my hands on! I have a funny feeling our next house just may be that! ;)
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    • Awww, you are so sweet!!! :) I think I’m going to start in the Jack n Jill bathroom because it’s teeny….and has wallpaper that needs to come down. It’ll be a good way to get my first experience with wallpaper, dontcha think? LOL! XO

  26. Adorable house! I love it! One question, seriously, how did you get this “settled” in a week! We’ve been in our house 5 weeks and I have boxes everywhere, nothing on the walls, and feel as though I’m living in complete chaos! I haven’t even thought about blogging since we sold the prior house! Please come settle me into my house too :) I want my house as cute as you’ve made yours!
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    • Thanks for your sweet comment! :) I *think* that moving went much more smoothly for me this time because 1) I had a yard sale and 2) I packed myself and took a week to do it. I pretty much knew where things were going to go before we moved in so I directed where boxes and various things needed to go. AND…call us crazy, but my husband and I decided to host a party at our house less than a week after we moved in. So, I was insanely motivated to get things put away. :)

  27. :) very cute house!! LOVE the living room!

  28. We live in a home built in the 18oo’s too! It was crazy to see some of the same architecture in your home found in ours. We have those interesting board grids on the wall (that are in your living room) throughout our whole house. Ours are also extend across the ceiling. And the bathroom! We have crazy mismatched flooring and walls as well. Here’s to new homes! With all their eclectic charm!

    • Aww, yay! It’s amazing how much character this house has. It makes me feel like I’ve gone back in time a little bit. :)

  29. I am loving your house, especially the living room! Did you repaint or does the light make the wall color look different? I would love to know what color it is because it’s gorgeous! It looks like you’ve lived there for at least 6 months already! :)

    • Hi Amy! Thank you for your sweet comment! I didn’t repaint. I think it’s the lighting. :) I’ll see if I can find out what the color is for you! XO

  30. wow, I can’t believe the progress you’ve made already!

    The house is great and I am adoring the gazebo out back :)

  31. Love, love, love the living room! We have the same big windows with the same thick white trim. Great color walls too, love the blue!

  32. Hi, I am just dropping by from the link up party today.
    I like your post about your new home. So personal! Love it!
    I’ll be back to visit,

  33. KIMBERLY S says:

    Love the charm of the new house. I must have missed something while I was away on vacation. You bought another house recently, it had mold and termites so you moved into a rental until those issues have been resolved? BTW I wish I had half your energy!!!

    • Hey Kimberly! We were renting where we found mold and termites…and we’re renting now another house. I hope that clarifies it for you! :)

  34. Oh, Ladybug! So much fun to come! Can’t wait to see what you do with everything.
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    • Thanks sweet friend! I hope you are well. Your Five Guys story had me dying laughing. :) We’ll have to be getting together stat! XO

  35. The house is beautiful. I love your ability to bring everything together.
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  36. I try not to judge other peoples decorating choices but it is hard not too! What with that gorgeous wallpaper, that inspiring floor and that amazing ceiling! ;-)

    This house was decorated very strange but it was built in the 60’s when people loved BRIGHT COLOURS in all rooms! I couldn’t imagine having a neon orange bedroom but that is just me. :D
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  37. SO cute! I can’t wait to come up and see it in person! How far are you from Cullman?
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  38. OH my, you are already settled in. Crazy! How do you do it?

    It is an awesome house, what a great find and blessing! So much character in an old house like that!! Have fun with it!! :-)
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  39. Your home is so beautiful. I just love the living room it looks so warm and cozy. If you don’t mind my asking what color is your living room? I really like the color. Thanks for sharing.
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  40. Great job! Move over HGTV, Myra’s in the HOUSE! lol Traci

  41. Congratulations on your home sweet home. It has so much charm and your beginnings look like you’ve been there–very pretty! Happy Holidays.
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  42. Beautiful home! If you don’t mind me asking, I would love to know the color on that desk in your living room? It looks Green and I love it. Green is not my favorite color but its looking awesome in your livingroom.

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