Two Year House Anniversary Tour!

Home Tour
Mandevilla Vine on Front Porch
Mandevilla vine on our railing.

Two years ago today we moved our family 200 miles to this cute, historic little town in Southern Ohio. You can see all the “before” photos here, or take the video tour of the day we got the keys. It was an exciting day!

Avery porch sitting this spring. Tour our front porch in the spring, fall and summer.

We chose a neighborhood with built-in conveniences that has made life simple and enjoyable — life is very good these days. We are grateful to have all of this, especially now.

Instead of opting for more land (with lots of upkeep), we opted for the fun stuff.

We love entertaining our friends each weekend so our home improvement efforts take a back seat to porch sitting, overnight guests and lots of family visits.

We’ve come a long way to make this house our own but we are still a couple of years away from being completely finished. BIG projects are on our radar which will make the house feel less builders-grade.

It’s still a bit builders-grade, but we are starting to turn the corner. A new, custom built island is happening very soon.


We’ll be exploring new lighting, flooring and tile. I plan to redo the stairs, the railings and add some wallpaper! And of course, find the right furniture for every nook and cranny – even if it’s vintage and needs a little TLC. (See all of our furniture makeovers here).

View from kitchen into bedroom
View from kitchen into the bedroom (see why we made the bedroom feature wall?) The cup wall is cute, but we are considering making a built-in pantry on that wall.

Basement living areas

Tour each room individually of our Picket Fence house which includes all the sources. I realize I’ve left a few projects off the blog and will be trying to catch you up on all of it very soon.

We’ve settled comfortably into our friendships, our routines and favorite restaurants. But the one constant is YOU. Thanks for being here with us on this journey!

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6 Comments

  1. Hello! I’ve followed your blog for several years, but somehow I didn’t realize that you’re in Lebanon, Ohio! I’ve lived in Oregon for 20 years, but grew up just north of Columbus. I have family in Lebanon, and love it. The Golden Lamb Inn, all the antiquing, the beautiful old houses… sigh. Make sure to enjoy it for me!

  2. Diana Smith says:

    My friend keeps asking which piece in your rooms do I love the most. There are so many!! I love your taste in decorating. Absolutely beautiful rooms! Cozy and elegant! Love, love, love!

    Diana

  3. Diana Smith says:

    My friend keeps asking which piece in your rooms do I love the most. There are so many!! I love your taste in decorating. Absolutely beautiful rooms! Cozy and elegant! Love, love, love! Can you refresh my memory on what color of paint you used?

    Diana

  4. Teresa Clanton says:

    You are so talented, and hubby gets credit too. I am amazed every time! Simply beautiful and tasteful. I want to copy everything! lol You accomplish so much! Takes me much much longer. Loving following you and getting ideas and inspiration.

  5. Caroll-Ann @ Caroll-Ann's Interiors says:

    Beautiful cozy home. A Designer’s house is always a work in progress, right? I’ve been in mine for 13 years and it’s still not finished.

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