In an effort to work from home (photographer and designer) we moved to a small mid-century modern home that had one owner and zero updates since it was built in 1957. Over a long summer, we added a second floor to house our photography and sewing studios, while gutting the kitchen and 2.5 baths.
My husband demolished our kitchen on our 9th wedding anniversary. I cried. I was sure that at least the cabinets could be salvaged. Sadly, black, cracking wood can not be saved. My husband and FIL renovated our entire kitchen themselves and most of the bathrooms. They also gave the exterior a much needed face-lift with beautiful cedar that allows me to walk our boys to school daily with my head held high! ha ha ha.
With just a few buckets of paint, my husband and I transformed a very ugly fireplace in our boy's playroom. It's one of our favorite rooms in the house. Well, that and our half-bath by the kitchen that we painted black and added multiple framed art treasures to the walls after being inspired by you all. After three years of weekend warrior projects, we finally feel at home.
We love that we can walk our boys to school and send them to the soccer fields with walkie-talkies. Our community is charming and though we are just a few minutes from downtown, we feel like we are in smalltown USA. The simple life is ours with a 1 minute commute up our stairs to get to work and walking everywhere. Our style is modern eclectic, as almost everything in our home is second-hand. I'm obsessed with estate sales and love pieces with stories. It makes our home feel warm and inviting without trying.
Thanks, Brooke & Adam!
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