Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Evolution of a Farmhouse

Hey my friends!
Today I'm joining A Style Evolution Party with Jennifer Rizzo.
I wanted to show you a few photos of how this little ol' farmhouse
has come to be.
Warning: some of these before photos are HORRID!

Here is our kitchen when it was dark like a dungeon.

Then I painted just the cabinets:

And here is the kitchen today, with fresh white paint on the walls, too:

Here is our dining room when it was dark, with no mantel above the fireplace:

And here is the dining room today:

This is our den when it had the dark paint and a hodgepodge of decor:

And here it is today:

This is my little workshop, which is also our homeschool classroom.
I'm sorry, I have no "before" photos. (Thank God)

And, there you have it!
I'm sorry if you've been around awhile,
and have seen most of the previous photos.
If you are new here, and you'd like to see more, check out the whole tour on
my sidebar labeled TOUR OUR FARMHOUSE.

Isn't it funny how you figure out your style
and your home slowly becomes a reflection of you?
On another note, did you notice the photo quality?
When I started blogging in June, I didn't know how to use my Nikon 5000.
I'm learning, and my photos have evolved along with my style.

I hope you are all staying warm and dry.
Stormy cold weather has moved into our area.
An inside day it will be :(
Becky C


Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

I could look at pictures of your home all day! Every room is charming, cozy and just beautiful! It's nice when we finally realize who we are and our homes feel right. :)
Love looking through your old posts ~
Sarah xo

Sheila said...

Simply beautiful and well done :) thanks so much for sharing.


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You really should be a stylist! Do you realize how super talented you are? Your place is just gorgeous. Have a warm day, T

Angela said...

Becky, Hi, I have been visiting your blog for quite sometime but am just becoming a follower. I love your home. My dream would be to let an old farmhouse own me. My decorating style is whatever I love. I love prims, but am also getting tired of the dark look, and am slowly leaning toward a more lighter and less cluttered look in my home. Thanks for sharing your home. It is such a ispiration to me. I have just started my humble blog. I have SO much to learn but if you ever have time drop by for a visit. Have a good day.


Such beautiful, light and cozy changes you have made to your home.


Pattie said...

Just beautiful !!!! can't wait until I get my kitchen done.....


Toodie said...

Thank you for sharing. Quite amazing what a color can do. Your home is lovely.

Heidi said...

Adorable! Looks so fresh and inviting! I am jealous of your huge dining room! Hope you are well! And the weather there isn't too terrible! We are bracing for a blizzard here ~ just hoping we don't lose internet! (or anything else!)

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Love it! How do your kids do with all the white?
BTW - I just got the Nikon D5000 and LOVE it! :-)

Pam said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Your home is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the white! I love your big scale! I am a collector of them too.

I just started my own blog last week, so this has been fun finding new, incredibly talented people. I'll be sure to put your blog on my blog roll so I can see what new things you post.

Have a great day!
Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement

The Shanty Girl said...

I have to say your home was in no way horrible before color was so stylish the last few years....So most of us are getting tired of our color and going back to basics. both looks pretty you have good taste and I love the style that you are going with now! Your Farmhouse is spectacular! And it is alot brighter whiter!!

White and Rust said...

It has surely evolved beautifully! How neat to see the before and after. What a dramatic change even just some paint can do, huh?!

Dorie said...

Hi Becky! Newest follower here. Love love love what you've done! Your personality really shines through, and that (I think) is the most important thing :) Great blog!!

Morning T said...

This party of Jen's is the best, I ♥ seeing all of the transformations. Your kitchen is just stunning Becky~ you've done a phenomenal job with everything.

Lori said...

I just talked to my Mom's in Alexandria. They say dreary and wet, here in Dallas ice, snow and wind chill in the teens. Wonderful transformation on the house by the way.

Kristin said...

You have an amazingly beautiful home! I'm jealous...my three year old won't allow for that much white!!

A Southern Rose said...

I love your home. It is beautiful. Your kitchen is my favorite. I was looking at your post and had to stop and get up and go look at my kitchen and THINK.:) Very tempting to go and paint it all white...gonna keep thinking about it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lee Laurie

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I love seeing your evolution! I think my favorite room is your workshop. I really like the metal pieces you incorporated into it.

Jaclyn Hicks said...

Your house looks wonderful! I never tire of seeing the pictures! It's an inside day here too, way too cold with a windchill of negative thirty. Hubby took the day off, since he didn't want to chance going to work!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Very Nice! It looks amazing with the all white decor, great style.~Cheers Kim

MommaHen said...

so, I can move in tomorrow?! I love you home!

(p.s. I would LOVE if you came over and joined in my giveaway!)

Amy @ 11Magnolialane said...

Love your style...I want to move in. I am a "white" girl too!


Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I want the scale you had in the kitchen and moved to the dinning room...
.....I already told you I want the wardrobe.......

And I also want the cabinet in your classroom.

And just for good measure could ya throw in the metal thing you have string and material in! Love that.

Everything looks GORGEOUS!

Robyn said...

So lovely! It looks like a different home! You have so many wonderful pieces and I ADORE your fireplace in the dining room! That must be a treat to have!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Your space is wonderful! What a fabulous evolution! I am so glad you could join in the party. It's like a whole new, wonderful house!

Sandi said...

Looks fabulous!! I still want to paint my kitchen cabinets white also. Maybe we can do that this summer. They are oak so it will be fun.

Mary Ellen said...

I love it all!! Would love to go white with my house - maybe if we move- This home just has to be old fashion for now I think.

Love the awning shutters- they remind me of angel wings!

bee blessed

A Vintage Vine said...

The house looks great! Visiting from Jennifers.....love the style you have!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow..that CAN'T be the same house! It's just SUCH a gorgeous transformation! Your new style seems to have brought your home "to life." J'adore!!

Sharon Wengel said...

A wonderful transformation ! So light and bright and airy , like a breath of fresh air.
I love white !

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Becky... I am a new follower and am loving your photos, can't wait to see the rest of your farmhouse... not sure if I read whether you have a shop or not? Going to check your sidebar, then look at your older posts... everything is just gorgeous!... Love the farmhouse style, always have and always will!... xoxo Julie Marie

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love seeing pics of your gorgeous kitchen!!
You are so fortunate to have such a wonderful clean layout :)XO

Blondie's Journal said...

I love every little detail, Becky, Your home HAS evolved and now deserves to be in a magazine!


A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Becky...love your home and the style that you have created now!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Becky! It IS funny how we morph right along with our homes, isn't it? lol! I know that blogging has certainly taught me so much about what type of decor speaks to my heart, and blog friends have walked me through alot of changes here in this old farmhouse.

Your house, however, is just BEAUTIFUL!! I can't believe the size of your dining room, girl! :) I'd love to know who inspired your style? Everything you've accomplished in each room is stunning. ♥ LUV!!!

xoxo laurie

Bernie said...

Am a new follower of your blog...which I adore!!
Beautiful befores and afters!

Sharing Shadymont said...


I want to live in your house!!! Please!!!! It is absolutely dreamy!! I love the befores and afters. You've come a long way, baby, as they say. I'll be glad when I morph some more!

Have a great week!

Bohemian said...

Oh what an amazing transformation, I love it, and very inspirational... it is remarkable how much of a difference a fresh coat of the right color of paint can make and then set the stage for the rest of a dream transformation to manifest! These photos are like those in decorating magazines, so props to you too for your photography evolution! I just learned how to make Mosaic Photos last night and I'm so jazzed now at how much of an improvement it makes to Banner and some Posts! Dawn... The Bohemian

cynthialeedesigns said...

I love the pics of your home!! I decorated country cottage style for years and thought I wanted to try the primitive style...but it was not me. I'm working on getting the style back that makes my heart sing. Thanks for sharing...you have inspired me.

Miss Gracie's House said...

GREAT post...white paint is our friend...and you've used it beautifully! LOVE it!

Cathy said...

Love it all! So beautiful and fresh! We are iced in here in the Ft.Worth area and hope to head to Canton Thurs......Stay Warm and cozy!
Cathy aka GGJ

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Wow, you've taken that a long way Becky! It's all beautiful! Look forward to seeing you soon!

Amy Kinser said...

I still can look at these photos over and over and still love looking at them. You know I am your number 1 fan, right!

June said...

Becky I love your gorgeous home! What a haven you have created with your lovely touches. I think white is so calming and serene...and this has definitely calmed me.

Carol said...

Love your home. Waking up in the morning probably makes you smile and brightens your day. You did a beautiful job! Love your blog.

Privet and Holly said...

Beautiful pictures
of a beautiful home.
There is a lot of
warmth there : )
Stay cozy!
xx Suzanne

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Becky! Oh my, your house is so pretty! What a beautiful transformation...the lighter colors make all the difference. I want to paint my kitchen soooo bad! :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love the transformation! I know I've changed so much since joining the blogworld. Love seeing it chronicled.

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

I absolutely love everything about your home! I'm on a quest to "find" my style at the moment. It is definitely going through an evolution.

My style is a little bit farmhouse, a little bit traditional, and a little bit rustic - not sure what to call it!

Nice to "meet" a fellow homeschooler!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Becky.
Fun to see the changes and how all that white truly brightens up the space. I want to paint the wood ceiling at our place in the mountains and my husband is giving me a hard time...but I will show him your pictures to help him see the light! lol Your home is beautiful! Take care, Laura

SSH said...

Its amazing what paint can do, I could not tell what color the walls were, your kitchen was so dark. Truly spectacular outcome in both rooms.

I too had a dark dank kitchen, white on the cabinets and cream on the walls. Makes me feel like cookin' now.

Curtains In My Tree said...

Count me in as loving the changes also. I love a white kitchen and your dinning room !!!!!!!!!


{ The Painted Home } said...

I LOVE your island! Your kitchen looks fab.
I just found you thru Cappuccino Cottage. so glad I did!
d e n i s e

Heather said...

Beautiful!! I cant wait until my house is done do that I can start putting all the inspiring ideas that you have given me through this blog to use :)

Ruthie said...

Hi Becky. Just found your blog. Love it! I think your middle name is "Creative." Love your island, among many things!

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