Tuesday, September 25, 2007

What Do You Love About Your Home?



Today is Karla's over at Karla's Cottage "What do you love about your home" party. I can't wait to get some time to go and see every one's beautiful homes. I was again torn about doing this. I am in the middle of a mess with my house. The kitchen is torn apart, we are starting to take down very low ceilings in the living room, the bathroom upstairs has plumbing off for a leak to be fixed and is being torn apart. With all that I really don't feel like I'm playing in the same league with many of the other beautiful homes that I see on so many blogs.

But I have a old farmhouse, yes it's old, the ceilings are old, the floors aren't
perfect, the walls have original plaster that needs upkeep, heck there is always something that needs upkeep but I love my house quirks and all. I love the tin roof with it's bit of rusty spots.









....I love my porch that I am in the process of painting. When I am finished I will be able to sit out in my wicker furniture or rocking chair again




....I love my bathroom ceiling that I did a faux treatment on. I used wallpaper and metallic paint to achieve a coppered look




















....I love my studio, it's not huge or fancy, it's not even exactly how I want it yet but it's mine and it's where my artistic side has been waking up.
















....and I love my bedroom, it's not perfect; we have a tub in it, it's not how I want it yet, it hasn't even been painted and the floors need to be sanded but it's
my sanctuary and it is kind of nice to soak in a bath and when you're finished hop right into bed.











Even though I haven't been able to do everything I have envisioned to the house, whether lack of time or funds. I am grateful I have a home, a roof over my head and I have the ability to even do these things. I may not have the home of most people's dreams but it's my favorite place in the world, my dream and it's what I love.

Thanks so much for stopping by my porch.

*muah*

26 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

You are not too late! I'll link to you right now.

Your home is wonderful, I have an old farmhouse too, they seem to always be a work in progress!

Flea Market Queen said...

Michelle...
Love your farm house!
It is so charming and inviting...
Thanks for sharing.
Priscilla

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

gorgeous pictures!! such a pretty house!!

Kelleigh said...

Now that is what I call a Homemakers Haven! What a beautiful job you've done! So inspiring.

Thanks for dropping by at Sooty & Zipper's place too. We enjoyed your comments!

Kelleigh

ShabbyInTheCity said...

What a great home!!! I love it here :) I love all the wispy flowers in the yard that so fit the house! I'll bet some great smells come out of your kitchen. I'm gonna look and see how far away you are...

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh yeah...guess I can't get there and back before the school bus arrives...

Nunnie's Attic said...

Oh I love everything!! I'm so glad to have met you and I love looking at your stuff.

Love,
Julie

Rosie said...

I love, love, love your farmhouse. You have done a wonderful job of it thus far.... and i am so excited to have found your blog so I can see all the things to come :<)

Rosie
www.rosieswhimsy.wordpress.com

Penny Carlson said...

Michelle, My FAVORITE type of home is an old FARMHOUSE! I envy you so much! I had one a few years ago in Tennessee and we sold it and moved to NC. I didn't even really have time to add my mark to it. We spent 4 years remodeling it so it was in good shape, but I never really got to decorate it. I am trying to talk my husband into selling this house and finding another old farmhouse.

I love yours!!!
Penny

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful home! Making over a house is so much fun!

Kathleen Grace said...

You're right! We did the same post:>) I think your home is beautiful and full of charm. I have always loved old houses so much more than new. With all their quirks and details they are unique and I love being unique! My home is old too, built in the 40's 6oo sq. feet when we moved in! We added another 550 sq feet, so it is still pocket sized, and we still work on things all the time, but it is cahrming and filled with love and laughter. Thanks for sharing your home:>)
Hugs!

Kaathy

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my gosh! Look at the typos!

FarmHouse Style said...

Michelle, I love it! Quirks and all, it sounds like the cat's meow to me (no offense to your pup). Of course as you may have guessed, I am rather partial to old farm houses:)
Rhonda

Deb said...

Your farmhouse is gorgeous! I love your studio space. I noticed the Frank McCourt book Tis (one of my husbands favourites) & Marjolein Bastin (one of my favourites) :-} and your front porch is so inviting.

Meggie said...

michelle: your home is charming! it's what comes to my mind when i think of the house with the white picket fence. it is so warm and cozy. you should be very proud. don't fret over projects that aren't yet completed. you will always have those. once everything is done, it will be time to start over again. take time to enjoy your accomplishments.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh Michelle, I absolutely LOVE your house!! I love every little thing about it! Romantic and so, so sweet. I'd love to come over and take pictures of all the little corners and pretty things. Just enjoy your blog so much!! Blessings... Polly

Andrea said...

Michelle
Your home is lovely. Thanks for the tour. Olivia is adorable!!!!!

Bejeweled said...

What a charming home you have! Love the treatment you gave that ceiling!

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me. It was great to actually get some comments on my very first posting. You have a beautiful home! I love your taste in decorating :)

The Rose Room said...

I think your cottage is wonderful and a tub in the bedroom, such decadence! Is it going to stay? Also love the furry friend! Take Care :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your home is as sweet as you! The roof reminds me of the farmhouse roof my Grandfather had on his house in Arkansas. We'd catch fire flies in jars and hang them from the porch, which was a lot like yours. I love all of your touches and your dog is the cutest little poochie!!!

muah back to you Michelle!

Becky

PS: Forgot to compliment you on your flowers! Gorgeous!

red tin heart said...

I love your house so much!! I love the tin roof. It is an amazing place. I have plants all over my house to, inside and out. xo Nita

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

How lovely! I LOVE the fact that your home will be evolving over time. I could not imagine living in a "new" house where everything is as it will be. Glad to have found you and enjoyed reading your blog.

Nin said...

your house is just divine! can I move in with you??!!!

Dolly said...

I love love old houses...they are so much more homey and welcoming then the new ones!

I have enjoyed my visit to your blog!

Hugz, Dolly

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your beautiful house. I'm so glad I stopped by though I am very, very late!