Hello friends, old and new!
Today, I am sharing our 1960’s ranch style home tour.
I’m so excited to be here at Debbiedoo’s. I’ve admired and followed her blog for years and am so honored to be sharing my home with her and you. Thanks so much for having my home on your tour, Debbie!
First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Angie and I blog at Postcards from the Ridge. I met my husband in college almost 25 years ago and we’ve been married for over 22 years. We’ve lived in our 1964 ranch style house for the past 7 years with our 2 teenage daughters, and there’s always some type of project (or three) in the works.
My style could be described best as eclectic, casual, collected, and comfortable. I like various decorating themes like farmhouse, vintage, mid-century modern, and some traditional. And I love to use items for something other than their intended use.
If you’ve never visited my blog, you’ll find projects, tips and tutorials, favorite paint colors, room tours and decorating ideas. And we love to travel, so occasionally you’ll see a few photos from some of places we’ve visited.
Enough about me. Let’s get on with the tour!
Welcome! Come on in and stay a while!
The entry is an ever-changing display of seasonal items. Currently it’s decorated for fall, but will get changed in a few weeks. This is my favorite area to decorate because it’s the first thing I see when I come home, and also because it’s the easiest and quickest to change. Anything that takes very little time and makes me happy has got to be a good thing.
The dresser is one that I painted and distressed earlier this year. Inside the paint store where I work, I’ve claimed a small space where I sell some of my painted pieces and you can get a glimpse of it here, or you can see a few other pieces I’ve done here.
Moral of the story: if you really love it, buy it if possible. You’ll find somewhere to use it.
To see more of our fall decor, visit here.
Some more vintage items here. I love putting the silver in the tarnished trophy. It’s such a fun way to display it.
Like most of the house, this space gets changed up seasonally. Here’s some fall decor from the past.
In the master bedroom, we have a casual, laid back style. I like to keep the bedding neutral because I change out the pillows and accessories in the summer and winter. I still have some light summer colors in here now, but will be changing over to some heavier fabrics with some darker colors mixed in within the next few weeks.
Did you notice that we don’t have a headboard? Now you do, don’t you? That’s one of the things on my to-do list. I either want to make one from an old door or a fireplace mantel. Sounds a little crazy, huh? Someday I’ll get that marked off my list and actually have a headboard in here!
Last spring our master bath got a very much needed remodel. A leaky shower forced us to address the 1964 plumbing and fixtures. To see some of the before and after photos, you can go here.
For the vanity, we used our old dining room buffet. I painted and glazed it and had our contractor retrofit the drawers so they would fit around the plumbing. We still have usable space in all three drawers. To see how it was done, go here.
A vintage ladder gets used for towel storage in here. I love repurposing old things like that. And the texture of the old gray wood on the ladder somehow softens the feel of all the hard finishes in the bathroom.
To see some other ways I’ve repurposed items, go here.
An old creamware platter is a great place for more pretty soaps. And I use a vintage polka dot cocktail glass for our toothbrushes. I think the platter and glass both came from yard sales.
We’ll be remodeling our hall bath next month, so be sure to visit at the end of November to see how it turns out. I’ve got some great things planned for that space.
Thank you so much Angie!