Today I am sharing with you all the new layout for the house, which I fondly refer to as the modern bohemian farmhouse. I am not sure exactly what a modern bohemian house is or looks like, but it sounds good and works with the vision I have in my head.
When we purchased our urban farmhouse we started looking for things within the house that we could restore. One of items that stood out to us the most was the doors. Naturally, I decided to try a DIY door restoration project. I selected one of the interior doors, removed the paint, sanded the wood, and spruced it up with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware. Along the way I learned a few tips and tricks that helped speed up this DIY door restoration.
When the work crew installed the new fence (yes I know I still owe a post on the new fence) they uncovered several old boards that were buried in the ground. The crew stacked the boards over on the side of the driveway and there they sat. Honestly, I had completely forgotten about the boards until I decided to give Stag Horn ferns to a few individuals as gifts. Stag Horn ferns are really incredible plants and exactly what I was looking to give to a few incredible people.
With what seemed like the rest of the world, we went and purchased our Christmas tree this past weekend. We typically try to shop local, but the local shop’s prices were really high and they came with a tree stand. We did not need another tree stand, since we had purchased one last year. Reluctantly, we headed over to Lowe’s to check out their selection of Christmas trees and happily they did not disappoint. In addition to having a great selection of trees, they will trim the bottom of the tree you choose. This is where my DIY Christmas decoration took shape.
As stated in the previous post about modern ceiling fans, Mr. Wright and I purchased the Lapa fan from The Modern Fan Company in Black. After waiting a few weeks, two of the fans finally arrived at our front door, one of the fans is on backorder. I immediately wanted to install the fans, but of course Mr. Wright wanted to wait and since I needed his help, I
patiently anxiously waited to complete the ceiling fan install.
…sadly I don’t mean the fans of this blog. If we talked about those fans it would be Mama Wright and Mr. Wright. The list isn’t long…yet. What I really want to talk about is modern ceiling fans. As you might recall from my post about The Barndominium, Mr. Wright finally agreed to purchase all black ceiling fans.
Ikea hacks have taken over the internet. Although many of the hacks are neat, I haven’t really ever wanted to tackle one, until now. One of my favorite blogs is Sarah Sherman Samuel. If you all haven’t had a chance to read her blog you should head on over there and check it out. She bought a Tarva dresser and came up with this very simple DIY Project that turns a box dresser into a mid-century masterpiece. Now to be upfront about this Ikea hack, it isn’t necessarily cheaper than buying a vintage mid-century modern dresser. The key to the project is that it can be customized.
We moved into the house at the beginning of July and immediately went to work pulling together the house renovation plan. The house has great bones, but before we could start on the inside we needed plans and permits. I will discuss that process more in another post. In the meantime, we turned our focus to the outside of the house and installing a contemporary fence.
In our DIY House renovation first thing we decided to tackle on the house is a new fence and from the pictures below I believe you can see why.
A little over a year ago, I started working on a project that kept me traveling 5 out 7 days a week. My husband, who will be referred to as Mr. Wright thought this blog, and we decided if I was going to continue on the project we needed to close the gap and stop my crazy travel schedule. In February 2016, we decided to start looking for a new house in Houston, Texas where my job was located. We had just finished renovating a 2 story townhouse in uptown Dallas which we listed and sold in May 2016. Shortly thereafter, we purchased this 1,300 sq ft 2 bedroom/1 bath house on a street lined with large oak trees just down from a great school in Houston. We are the 3rd owners and bought the house from a sweet lady. There is so much work to be done, but before we get into the future plans let me give you a tour of the house. Without further ado, say hello to our Urban Farmhouse.