Home Sweet Home
When Pat and I bought our home in North Dallas it was anything but cute (no, but seriously y'all). We had big visions for the house and worked for almost two years to make it the home it is now. With buckets of paint, hard work, a lot of sweat and tears, what once was textured maroon wallpaper and shag carpet 1980's house is now a home we are proud to call ours.
A week ago Anthropologie shared this image of our house on their Instagram (not only did I scream and jump up and down, but I couldn't believe it!) and it made me realize that I've never shared our home with you all! So, today I am going to share the photoshoot we first did in our home, and a few funny memories from our flip, with you. Hannah from Cottonwood Road Photography has captured some of our favorite memories in, and out, of our home throughout the past three years. She is someone who has seen our house project unfold and has always been a cheerleader on the sidelines for us. We are so grateful to have her in our life as our friend and forever photographer!
All of the images in this post are courtesy, and property, of Cottonwood Road Photography. If you are sharing any of these images please make sure you give credit to @CottonwoodRoadPhotography for the photography and @c_brandie for the styling.
Pat and I bought our first house in February 2016 and worked hard for the first few months to knock out as much work and to-do lists as we could. We always do family pictures once a year around the spring time so in 2016 we thought it would be perfect to do our family pictures in the house to celebrate it being done, and to document our progress in hopes of one day looking back and remembering what phase of life we were in.
It is so funny to look back at these pictures two years later because in the moment we thought we were almost done with the house, and we truly had no idea our project would take us a little over a year more to actually finish. In the picture above you can see we hadn't even finished painting the ceiling above the shelving- HA! Since then we have had the house professionally re-painted and installed new windows, along with removing and adding new lighting throughout the home.
Below are a few more pictures and funny memories from our flip!
When we originally bought the house we were planning on taking the original cabinets and sanding them and repainting them. When we went to pull them off the wall we realized that half of them had rotted and the bottom cabinets attached to the sink had water damage and had to be fully replaced. Talk about a shock. So, we replaced the cabinets but didn't have time to put the white boards underneath of them before pictures! I was so upset about this when I realized we hadn't done it when we got our pictures back but now I just laugh and remember all of the little things like that that happened. Like that gap between the cabinets? Well, there's no cabinet size for that gap, so it's obviously where we place our wine ;) Still to this day there's a gap there that "one day" will be a wooden wine rack.
We love our little kitchen, it is the perfect place for evening dances, morning breakfast preparation, and coffee stops throughout the day.
Those bottoms kill me each time I see them LOL
Looking at these images brings back so many memories from our house flip. So much has changed in two years.
Our goal for this house was to go with the farmhouse theme, making it a bright space with accents of dark woods, a touch of shiplap, and bright colors to liven up the space and make it fun!