Here’s a glimpse inside our home. We moved here in May 2018 and have been slowly tackling projects and rooms as we go.
Click here to tour the rental home that we lived in for 5 years before moving into our “forever home”.
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- Where: Just outside South Minneapolis, MN
- Size: 1500 square feet
- Rooms: 5 beds/2 baths; a 1940s Cap Cod style home, with a dormer roof addition
These numbers may not seem like much, but I am floored that we were able to find this house (yes, the bedrooms are small). We were shopping in early 2018, in the hottest housing market in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. It was painful. Factor in the fact that most homes in our area are 1940s builds, with 3 beds/1 bath. I am tickled pink!
Now… the downside. This home was previously a rental property… Ugh. We are basically going to have to go room-by-room and replace all of the trim and finishes, re-paint, and eventually consider a kitchen/mudroom addition. No biggie!
A “Fixer Upper” Home Tour from The Crazy Craft Lady
I am NOT one to label my home decor style. I like what I like, and as long as I like all of it, it must go together… right?!?! But if I had to put a “label” on our style, it would probably be “cottage farmhouse.” I love light and neutral colors, natural wood tones, and a home that can be lived in. So, here is a down-and-dirty summary of our “Cottage Farmhouse Home Renovation Plan”.
Here are all of the rooms I’ve completed so far:
Paint Colors: Magnolia Green (by Joanna Gaines) / SW Pure White
Board and Batten Living Room
Paint Colors: SW Repose Gray / SW Pure White
Updated the living room, entry, and back hall with Board and Batten.
This room makes the house. The light is incredible! And those hardwood floors run throughout the main level. Now, about that popcorn ceiling…
Main Level Bathroom
You guys, this bathroom is about the size of a postage stamp. With a tiny budget and a tiny timeline, I gave this space a quick and easy makeover.
Before and After:
Painted Kitchen Update
Paint Colors: SW Patience (cabinets) / SW Pure White (shiplap back splash) / SW Snowbound (walls)
How I updated our kitchen for just $350.
P.S. I added NEW peel-and-stick floor tile. I think it really makes the room pop!
I also updated the counters with a concrete overlay:
I added a shiplap chair rail to the dining room, as well as painted a mis-matched dining set to look custom. Also, it’s difficult to tell from the pictures above, but we widened that opening between the dining and kitchen on the right.
They won’t have a playroom forever, but for now (since they still share a bedroom) we have a dedicated play space – complete with a chalkboard wall.
This room has been a complete mashup of garage sale and Ikea funds.
Oh, and don’t miss my update with peel-and-stick shiplap wallpaper:
We replaced all of the upstairs doors and trim. They just couldn’t be saved.
Paint colors: SW Snowbound and SW Repose Gray
New Master Bed
Read all about the fiasco of not being able to fit a Queen box spring up our stirs, and how that led me to buy a new bed online.
So, there you have it: Our big, exciting to-do list!