Have you ever had the experience of starting to fall asleep and then suddenly you feel as if you are falling?

Yeah.  I'm having that feeling ever since I laid eyes on the 1923 Farmhouse.  But it's a good, scary, excited, on the precipice of something incredible kind of feeling.  Because, y'all, look...

This house has been lovingly taken care of, but still has a long way to go to return to it's original vintage state.  We are so hoping to get this little house and fix it up in a style that is more in keeping with 1923.  I see a lot of penny tile, black and white, subway tile and marble.  I see brass sconces and a lovely galvanized light next to the front door.

I can see this amazing little house finished.  But I know that this house is not going to be finished quickly.  There is some serious sweat equity to be done here.  And that's the part that scares the shite out of me.

And the crazy part is, we may not even have our bid accepted!  This market is nuts and houses are getting multiple bids with prices going over the asking amount.  So I wrote the sellers a letter that I submitted with our bid.  I'm hoping that they will read it and know that we are serious about bringing this little house back to life.

I keep weighing the pros and cons about getting into this, but the bottom line is that we love projects, and there is no house we could just move into and be happy as is.  That's just us, and that's okay.  Like my husband said to me at dawn this morning, "It will be fun".  I wanted to document that, so that later on when he is scraping 90 years worth of paint off of old vintage windows I can remind him that he is having fun.

Because that is where we are sitting right now- waiting to see if we get the little farmhouse- on the precipice of fun.


  1. Behind you 100% and as you know I am in the same boat but I bet that your farmhouse doesn't need as much sweat equity as mine....lol.
    Jeannie @ www.YourInteriorDesignJeannie.com

    1. LOL! I totally get it. I think it's a "oh my gosh I'm in my mid-forties and what if I run out of energy" kind of thing! I adore your old house- if you can do it, I can do it!!

  2. I really hope that you get this house. It maybe a lot of work, but I'm sure you will restore life into it. We renovated an 1896 home from top to bottom. It was a lot of work but it was so rewarding. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  3. Good Luck! I keep thinking, I have one more house left in me!

  4. It is a long process...but so rewarding. I couldn't be more excited for yall!


Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia