ONE YEAR!!

It’s been a whole year since My Rural Heart went out into the world. It has been such an experience to learn, grow, and connect.

How it All Began

A little over a year ago, Russ and I were having major discussions about what the future held for us. Should we buy Nana and Papaw’s house (the farmhouse) or just stay put. So many things went into that decision, and while the process has been stressful and LONG….we are both so happy at the farmhouse. Once the idea of moving popped into my head, the design wheels started turning. I had a lot of ideas bouncing around in my head, and over the last several months we’ve made them a reality!

I came home from spending the day with Mom cleaning and I went on a 5 minute tangent about how I would design the dining room. It had to have blue walls, tall trim up the wall, beautiful curtains that didn’t block the gorgeous original window trim, and blue velvet on my great, great grandmother’s dining room chairs.

As I described that dining room idea in extreme detail [that’s the only way I know how to tell a story 😉 ], Russ looked at me and asked, “when are you starting a blog?”. What he didn’t know is that the idea of creating a space to share my ideas and our life had been on my heart for awhile, I had just been too scared to go for it! So, with his encouragement…I jumped in! I spent a Sunday morning racking my brain for the perfect name and scoured the internet for resources on how to start a blog. It didn’t take long before My Rural Heart was real! Continue reading “ONE YEAR!!”

Farmhouse Renovation-Part 4

Wow…it’s been awhile! To say life got hectic would be a HUGE understatement! But since I last filled you in we have moved, sold our house, and made a tremendous amount of progress on the farmhouse renovation!

Today I’m sharing an update on the farmhouse renovation! If you need to catch up, check out these posts: Farmhouse Renovation-BeforeFarmhouse Renovation-Part 1Farmhouse Renovation-Part 2, and Farmhouse Renovation-Part 3.

I would love to tell you we’re ready to do a full reveal, but it’s a process and it’s not quite to that point just yet. You can check out these previous posts to get an idea of the design for the farmhouse: How We Created our Farmhouse Kitchen Design5 Ways to Add Historic Charm to a New SpaceFarmhouse Design Series-Powder Room

I will definitely do a full reveal, but I won’t make you wait that long. I’ll show you updates since the last post and I’ll share a few other rooms and their design plans too over the next few weeks.

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Farmhouse Renovation-Part 3

Today I’m sharing an update on the farmhouse renovation! If you need to catch up, check out these posts: Farmhouse Renovation-BeforeFarmhouse Renovation-Part 1How We Created our Farmhouse Kitchen DesignFarmhouse Renovation-Part 2, 5 Ways to Add Historic Charm to a New SpaceFarmhouse Design Series-Powder Room

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Farmhouse Design Series-Powder Room

It’s time for another Farmhouse Design Series! Today I’m sharing the Powder Room! The farmhouse renovation is moving right along! So far, I’ve shared our exciting news, farmhouse renovation-before, the farmhouse renovation 1 and the farmhouse renovation 2, the kitchen design, and how to add historic charm to a space.

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5 Ways to Add Historic Charm to a New Space

Today I’m sharing 5 ways to add historic charm to a new space! If you’re new or you’ve missed some of the farmhouse progress, take a look here: Farmhouse Renovation-Before, Farmhouse Renovation-Part 1, and Farmhouse Renovation-Part 2.

I love all of the charm and history in our farmhouse! From the hinges and knobs to the beautiful banister, these features remind you of all of the history and life that has happened under this roof. One of the challenges is keeping the historic feel in the “new” parts of the house. If you remember, there was an addition put on in the late 70’s. This addition isn’t the front entrance of our home, but it will be the main entrance.  It’s really important to me that you feel the 1890’s farmhouse charm as soon as you walk in! So let’s get started!!

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Farmhouse Renovation-Part 2

I’m bringing the next phase of the farmhouse renovation your way today! If you need to catch up, check out these posts: Farmhouse Renovation-BeforeFarmhouse Renovation-Part 1How We Created our Farmhouse Kitchen Design.

There’s been a lot happening at the farmhouse and I can’t wait to get you up to speed on the renovation!

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How We Created our Farmhouse Kitchen Design

Farmhouse Design-The Kitchen

I’m starting the farmhouse design series with the kitchen! The renovation piece of things can get overwhelming, so I thought it would be fun to take a look at the plans I have for the kitchen design at the farmhouse! Continue reading “How We Created our Farmhouse Kitchen Design”

Farmhouse Renovation-Before

It’s finally time to fill you in on the farmhouse renovation and the progress so far. I’ve shared how the farmhouse became ours’ and a few of the special original touches that I can’t wait to embrace here.

Russ and I spent a lot of time deciding what would be the best fit for us now and in the future. It didn’t take long to realize that the next step for us was to buy my Nana and Papaw’s farmhouse. My favorite part is that my grandparents worked incredibly hard to fix that old farmhouse and make it their own. My mom and uncle grew up there and our entire family has so many special memories in that home. Russ and I are so excited to add to that very special home’s story!

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