I call our New York house our new (old) house because it was built in 1910, so this is a house that has seen a great deal of history. The owner before us purchased this house as a foreclosure and completely remodeled, so we are fortunate to have the best of both worlds in many ways. Our house has the character of an older home but many of the features of a newer home. Come inside for a new (old) house tour.Come inside for a new (old) house tour|The Holy Mess

Click here to see a tour of what the house looked like when we first bought it.

Here is what our house looks like now. We had a housewarming party this weekend with friends, family, and members of our church helping us feel welcome in our new home. I  knew this was the perfect time to snap pictures of the house. (In other words, it will never be this clean again, so enjoy, dear friends.)

New House

 

New House Stained Glass Window

Stained glass window by our front door


Dining Room

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Dining room
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This school desk came from the Lutheran school where I went to elementary school. When they were getting rid of the desks they offered that we could purchase them so my parents bought one. I used it, then my kids used it as an art desk. Now I’m using it as a printer stand.

Standing inside our dining room.

Standing just inside our front door, looking into our dining room on a typical day. The house is interesting in that when you walk in the front door, you walk right into the dining room. I want the house to be inviting to guests yet this room has to be practical. I’ve made my home office totally portable so this room can be functional in many ways. Click here to read about how to have a totally portable home office.

Dining room


Living Room

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Living room
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When Christmas is in Boxes

Living Room

Living Room: “After”


Kitchen

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KitchenKitchen pantry

During: Our kitchen pantry is interesting because it has an old ice box window. The space is huge (as you can see, from Mike sitting in it.)

Our church was so generous and helped us buy all new appliances for our kitchen. Click here to read about which appliances we chose and why.

Kitchen Appliances|The Holy Mess

Kitchen After:New (Old) House Before and After Reveal|The Holy Mess


Downstairs Bedroom

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Downstairs bedroom

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Downstairs bedroom


Downstairs Bathroom

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Downstairs BathroomDownstairs Bathroom

After:Downstairs bathroom


Upstairs Bathroom

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Upstairs BathroomUpstairs bathroom

After:Upstairs bathroom


Kid’s Bedroom

Before:Bedroom

After: Click here to read about how we made this DIY reading nook.

“After” Kid’s Bedroom. This room used to be the attic and was converted into another bedroom.


Kid’s Bedroom

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Kid's Bedroom

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After Kid's Bedroom

“After” Kid’s Bedroom

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“After” Kid’s Bedroom


Master Bedroom

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"After" Master Bedroom

“After” Master Bedroom

"After" Master Bedroom

“After” Master Bedroom

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