house tour tuesday: my new friend

i am so excited to show you all this house!


i spotted it a couple of years ago when i was taking my son for a walk. there were cute little buntings hanging in the windows and i somehow just knew i would hit it off with the mama of the house.


fast forward to this last weekend and i finally got to meet that mama and her sweet family. they were having a yard sale and had the most adorable old farmhouse chair in the sale that i couldn’t pass up. (side note: we had our own garage sale that morning and after ours was done, i hopped on my bike to see what the neighborhood sales had to offer. it’s a sickness i tell you. i’m addicted to old furniture and junk).


so, after a few minutes of chatting and bonding over our love of decor/diy blogs, i got to take a tour of their cute old house.


there are so many fun, amazing details of the inside that i think i became speechless. (which if you know me, does not happen often!) 😉


like this giant pendant lamp that they made (they MADE!!). i want one now, too!


or the cute artwork that she just “threw together.” (M, i want to order some artwork for my house!)


and pieces of art that she used potatoes to stamp pops of color onto.


my favorite art piece in her house was this little saying that she did freehand with a pen. (SO cute! and i LOVE its message!)


there is so much eye candy it’s hard to have a favorite.


and then before i knew it, i was onto another room. mesmerized by the furniture.


like this old french iron bed that her parents’ found in Northern California. (swoooooon!)


and this adorable old keyhole dresser.


and oh! the details in the kids’ room!


like a baby mobile made out of twigs and fabric birds that gently sways from the ceiling.


and look at the artwork, my new friend made for her daughters’ room that she once again, “just quickly threw together.”


and just when i thought it couldn’t get any better….


we headed into the dining room and as i turned the corner i noticed….


this beacon of light coming from the next room.


the light was coming from a light fixture that the man of the house created (i nearly died).


everything in the space is just perfect.


from the antlers on the wall,


to the shelves made out of wood and old thrifted belts,


and a mini statue made out of old wire hangers.


and, of course, another intriguing piece of art that she “quickly threw together.” (M, please throw one together for me! i love it!)


as i was walking to the front door…i caught a little glimpse of her kitchen (they’re wanting to remodel it, so it’s not quite ready for its reveal). her lovely collection of pyrex was playfully calling my name. i love the pop of color it brings to their space.

i also love that i made a new friend. (and a creative one at that!)

can’t wait to hang out, M, and make something cool out of hangers or wire or something. thanks for the inspiration!


6 thoughts on “house tour tuesday: my new friend

  1. What creative and inspiring neighbors in Old Towne! You never know what you’ll find behind the front door! Just amazing! Keep the inspiration coming Kelly!

  2. What a beautiful home! And such a creative woman! Is she an interior decorator? Well she should be… The pics were incredible and loved the details!

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