I want to thank Debbie so much for having me here today to share my Fixer-Upper Farmhouse with you. I always love the chance to poke around other people’s houses in these tours so it’s fun to get to do this here today. Let me introduce myself: I’m Courtenay and I blog at The Creek Line House.
And this is The Creek Line House!
Well, this is our house 2 years ago when we left our big city lives to move back to my husband’s home town and buy this house out in the country. Since then we’ve added a fancy new metal roof, but that’s about all that’s changed on the outside. Honestly, it needs a good powerwashing right now, so it’s better we use this picture for today. 🙂
There’s always so so much to do around here and we have years and years of hard work ahead of us, but who can complain with a view like this?
That little clump of trees is where our house is.
Let’s step inside!
Everyone we know just comes to the side door and enters through the mudroom off the kitchen. Here it is this year all decorated for Fall!
You can see a little more of the room in this picture from last Fall.
It looks pretty cute, right? This whole room is actually on a bit of a slant and needs to be ripped right off the house and rebuilt. Well, that’s what happens when your house is 113 years old! I told you we had our work cut out for us!
This is the real front entrance to the house. You can see there isn’t much room here, so it really just gets used as a hallway most of the time.
From the mudroom, you enter into the kitchen. It’s a nice big room with space for a big table, which is good because of course, the formal dining room needs to be completely gutted and redone too.
We’d really like to do a complete remodel in here, but I think I’m starting to lean towards just painting out the cabinets while we wait to be able to do that. That’s all thanks to my awesome readers, by the way! I said I didn’t want to waste my time, but they insisted I should think about it. They were right, as always!
Speaking of doing projects just to make things a little nicer “in the meantime” while we wait to be able to do the big renos….
This Spring I spent a couple of weeks giving our main bathroom a quick face lift.
Here’s the before:
And what I ended up with!
I love it so much and the whole thing only cost me about $150! Money well spent! I love having a bathroom that doesn’t give me the creeps and it makes me a whole lot less anxious to try to renovate the entire house all at once.
On to the next room!
This is the living room. It’s definitely in need of some serious love, but we’ve managed to make it feel cozy and comfortable for now.
The last room I’m going to show you today is our master bedroom. It’s kind of my pride and joy right now. Again, it was a case of me getting fed up with waiting to save up our time and money to do a big renovation, so I just made it pretty enough “for now” and I ended up loving it!
Here’s the “before”.
I know. Eek.
Here’s how it’s looking today!
So that’s our house so far! Right now we’re working on a nursery for our new baby boy about to be born in a couple of months. We’ve completely gutted it and put in a new ceiling, walls, built-ins, flooring, trim work, lighting, everything. It’s taken us about a year on and off, but it’s finally going to be ready in a few weeks! Well, it’s going to have to be! Stay tuned for that if you love seeing nursery reveals. Or crazy people taking on gigantic projects that take an entire year.
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Thanks again to Debbie for having me!
Thank you Courtney! I LOVE IT.
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