A few years ago, our dear friends Kara and Caleb felt a stirring in their hearts. They lived in a gorgeous home which they had custom built in a beautiful neighborhood they loved. And yet, they couldn’t deny that the Lord was calling them to a different way of life.
They wanted open space.
They wanted a huge garden and to feel what it’s like to sow and reap and gather and harvest.
They wanted their kids to explore and work and know the joy of collecting eggs from their very own coop.
And they found the perfect land.
It had a barn and a garden and a treehouse and plenty of room for their kids to run around.
And while the land was perfect, the house was well….not.
It was dated and kind of awkwardly laid out and kind of a farmhouse but kind of not.
But Kara and Caleb decided that what this property offered them more than made up for what the house lacked. And they knew they could transform it a little bit at a time.
Transform it into the perfect home for their growing family.
And after living in it for a year without making any changes, it was finally time to start the massive undertaking of remodeling.
They started with the front entry.
Here is what the front door looked like BEFORE
And here it is AFTER
And here is my beautiful friend Kara welcoming you into her home with the same warmth and hospitality that she extends to all who cross her threshold.
Here’s how the entry looked BEFORE
And here it is AFTER (just a slightly different angle)
Isn’t this mirror fabulous?!
Ok so, now I hate to do this to you, but because there is sooooooo much left of this beautiful makeover to show you I’m going to have to save some for the next post.
But here is just a little glimpse at the kitchen to whet your whistle!
Friends you are NOT going to believe how absolutely amazing the kitchen makeover is!!
I’ll meet you back here tomorrow where you and I both will be doing a little bit of drooling over the transformation!
Donna Marie says
Bridgett Morgan says
I love it all! Can’t wait to see the rest, Kara! Your home is lovely but the lady at the door is my favorite!
Bridgett, you are such an encourager and cheerleader to me in every area of life. Thank you, Friend.
Really love what you have done! My eye caught the “cow,pig and chicken”. Are you willing to share where you purchased this? Would be the perfect addition to my garden window!
Thank you, Joanne! The cow/pig/chicken statue came form our local Real Deals.
Donna Davis says
What a teaser! Can’t wait.
Love the floral/fruit detailed crock vase holding the flowers. Is it a customer possession? or a new buy? If new, where is it from?
Thank you for asking. It is a wine chiller (fill it with ice cubes and a bottle of wine), though I almost always use it as a flower vase. It was a gift from a friend many years ago.
Well, it is very pretty and I think I too would flip between wine bottle chiller and flower vessel. . I always look at wine bottle chillers as dual purpose things. Have used for appetizers on wooden skewers! Holds more and upright! Thanks for sharing!
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I love what I see so far…you have got my attention!….Cannot wait to see the rest of the kitchen!!!
LOVE the first look, and now I’m off to read the next post. Can you tell me more about that beautiful light fixture? THANKS!
Thank you! The foyer light fixture is made by Quoizel, which I bought at our local lighting store. They have several in the product line, all equally fabulous!
Such a beautiful home. Love, love, love the red door!! Can you tell me the paint color please?