house tour tuesday: farm{house} for sale

a couple of weeks ago, i got to play real estate assistant for a friend of mine. (if you follow me on Instagram, then you saw a few shots of my favorite parts of the home.)

it was so fun!

i had seen the pictures of the home on the MLS before i went, but when i showed up in person, the home blew me away. the details that were in every nook and cranny, not to mention the way the home had been decorated (contemporary, farmhouse style, my favorite!), were hard to convey through the online slide show. to top it off, the home is currently owned and being sold by the nicest couple! i had such a fun time chatting with the wife and seeing a little glimpse of myself in her. she loves old chippy furniture and farm style decor. she said she had been collecting some of the pieces for years.

today, i got to tag along on a showing and sneak some pictures in of the details to show you all. there are a lot, so you’ve been warned 😉

enjoy! and come on in…

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the home is huge. HUGE! yet it still is very comfortable and cozy. most of the bedrooms, kitchen, and den surround the main living room.

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the kitchen has honed carrera marble counter tops and a soapstone island (my two favorite choices for counter tops!).

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and that brick back splash is amazing! love the details of the date in the brick.

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i also love how the island is painted grey to make it look like a piece of furniture in the middle of the room.

that hallway leads to a guest room….

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and the sweetest little bathroom with carrera marble honeycomb tile.

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also down that hallway is the dutch style back door and a walk in pantry with a chalkboard door.

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off the kitchen is the dining room.

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love that ball jar chandelier!

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back to the main living room….

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check out the chippy farmhouse furniture.

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and the farm style industrial lights.

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oh yeah and the barn door (how could i forget that!).

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there’s also a barn door in the master.

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and brick floors (swooooon!).

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so many amazing details!

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there are also a couple of kids’ bedrooms off of the main living area.

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the other kids’ room had a clever use of a mantel as a headboard.

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here’s the family room den that has a projector and big screen for those family movie nights.

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now heading out to the backyard…

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lounge by the pool

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or enjoy a bonfire at night.

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or kick back in the adirondack chairs

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and enjoy the view.

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the details outside are just as good.

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there are lots of farm style industrial lights.

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and board and batten!

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oh, and i almost forgot to mention the mother-in-law suite in the backyard.

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not too shabby, huh?!

i’ve gotta start making more rulers, so we can move in! 😉

hope you enjoyed and if you’re interested in moving to Tustin, California, drop my friend, Suzanne a message. 🙂

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house tour tuesday: my cousin’s craftsman

it’s almost midnight and i just remembered that i haven’t shared the house tour tuesday for today.

i’m quite excited about this one.

my cousin and her hubby just bought their first home together. it’s a cute little craftsman. actually, it’s going to be a cute little craftsman after they are done renovating it. i wanted to share all of the before pictures with you here and i’ll make sure to update you all on the after reveal!

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come on in…..

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as you can see, it needs a little tlc.

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but, the bones of the home are good and the charming character is all still there.

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they have a lot of work ahead of them. my cousin said it best when she said her husband told her this was a coke stain on the wall and she chose to believe him. (i would too!)

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they also have a few friends that need to move out. (yes, that is an owl. owls are very popular right now….maybe they should leave him) 😉

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i love that they are willing to tackle this project and love this home back to the way it used to be and then some.

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here’s the kitchen.

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they’re gutting this whole area, busting out a few walls, and starting from scratch! i can’t wait to see it all done! (although  i have to say those cabinets make me swoon a little with their quaker style, but i know it’s going to be even more fabulous!)

oh, and did i mention they are going to be having a baby in June! they’re pretty awesome!

for the complete story and more before pictures, head on over to my cousin’s blog. it’s a great story!

(thanks, T & L for letting me share your pics!)

the furniture finder shop- now open!

hi there!

this past month has been quite a busy one.

among the busy, we were able to visit my mother-in-law’s house in Cambria.

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while we were there, we got to go treasure hunting.

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my mother-in-law has a great eye for antique furniture

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and fabulous treasures!

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she taught me years ago what to look for. i’ve always admired her collection of treasures and she’s the one that started my collection of old furniture, vintage trunks, and  milk glass years ago.

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i’ve had a few friends and people that i’ve met that have asked me to find them unique furniture or vintage items.

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well, now these fun finds can be yours, too. just click on the ‘shop‘ link above and it will take you to an array of different antique furniture and vintage items. like these milk glass pieces.

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or these old farmhouse lanterns.

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there will be vintage home decor and some random vintage pieces added.

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i’ll also be selling other people’s antique furniture on consignment, like this 1940’s art deco buffet.

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and this amazing early 1900’s curio cabinet! these are hard to find.

if you have old furniture or vintage accessories (anything pre-1960’s) that you are interested in selling in the shop (and you are located in Southern California), please email me at kellythefurniturefinder@gmail.com and i will come take pictures of your great finds and do the footwork for you to sell your pieces. think of it as a vintage craigslist, but without the work for you! 😉

happy treasure hunting!