Hello! Welcome to my journey through life, living the dream of my passion,(DIY design,decorating, restoring and transforming this wonderful 100-year old Historic Victorian Farmhouse). This old house was built in a small city in Texas. Our neighbor bought the house in the 70′s, cut it in half and moved it 25 miles to the country and put it back together again.
We purchased it in 2003 and the renovation projects have gone on now for 10 years, while working full-time (and sometimes overtime) jobs with a 65 mile commute one way.We had no idea this would take so long and now realize that our work my never get done. We have a never-ending list, which sometimes is overwhelming, but as long as we take some time out to relax and enjoy ourselves along the way we will manage.
Recently, my husband Gary and I lost our jobs,after a combined, 39 years of service. For some, this could be devastating, but I’m a glass half full kinda gal and I feel we have been blessed with the gift of time.
Luckily, most of the really expensive projects have already been completed; the structural issues, the roof, replaced the leaky doors and windows, we’ve added insulation, upgraded the electrical and plumbing, the original heart pine floors have been re-finished, the front porch has been rebuilt and we added a new porch to the back of the house, we even had to install a huge culvert and build a driveway.
We have lived in the house during the renovations. We have spent every available weekend, sick day, holiday, vacation time working on this house. It has truly been a labor of love.
Here are some sneak peeks of my future posts…