Our 1940’s Farmhouse!

Update: Here are the links to all the rennovations we’ve done, so far…

We just closed on this adorable 1940’s farmhouse! It was a foreclosure, so it needs quite a bit of work, but we’re having a ton of fun with the renovations. Our family has been so blessed, not only by this house that we can make into just what we want, but also by the land it is on!

On the left is the chicken coop and barn, in the middle is our five-year-old cutie pie and on the right is the well house. We have an acre for animals and another 1/3 acre with the house and plenty of room for all the gardening we can manage!

We have the original wood floors through part of the downstairs and all of the upstairs. They need some TLC, but we love them. The dog-urine stained, smelly, ugly carpet in the living room we didn’t love, so we donned respirators and ripped it out over the weekend. My hubby and I will be doing most of the work ourselves, with some help from my wonderful parents. We’ll be spending the next several weeks renovating while we’re still renting the house we’re in, then we’ll be moving towards the end of August and will be continuing to work on the house… pretty much forever, I’m guessing. 😉

So, please forgive me if I don’t answer your questions and comments right away or if I seem to fall off the face of the Facebook world over the next couple of months. I’m still here and I’ll be posting about our adventures as often as possible. I’m hoping to do some renovation tutorials, too, but some posts might just be fun or goofy pics, like these!

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20 comments to Our 1940’s Farmhouse!

  • Sharon

    Do you guys live in the states? I enjoy your blog and FB posts and was wondering where you’re located. 🙂

  • Oh my gosh! I LOVE IT!!! The front door from the inside is AWESOME!!!! 🙂

    • Thanks, Stacy- so do we!! And that’s the original front door with all the original hardware! We don’t have the original skeleton key, but we’re thinking we will have a replica made for it. 🙂

  • Justyn,

    Oh my gosh! That Farm House is so Awesome! I pray you all have many wonderful Blessings and memories in this house!
    I would so love to own something like that! So, you inspire me! I will be looking forward to your pictures!

    God Bless Ya All,
    Jeanene

    • Thanks so much, Jeanene! God has worked all of this out so beautifully! I’m so glad to hear that you’re looking forward to pictures, because I’ve been a bit afraid that I’d start blogging about renovations and decorating and I’d bore everybody to tears! 😉

  • Pam

    Congrats! What a beautiful home and family. As someone looking for her first home in Canada, this gives me inspiration to plod on! The front entrance is darling.

    • Aww, thanks, Pam! It’s been several years since we started dreaming about renovating an old farmhouse, but God has worked it out in His perfect timing. We tried to rush it several times, but I’m so glad we didn’t succeed! This is exactly the right place for us to be. Just be open to where God leads you and you’ll end up in the best place for you, too!! 🙂

  • sooo exciting! we just made an offer on a house last week! it will also need tons of renovation – it’s so awesome to be able to make a house exactly how you want it <3 can't wait to see more pics. i'll have to do a post on ours once we make some progress!

    • Yay!!! I’ll pray that it all works out smoothly and the process goes quickly. I’d love to see pictures of your house, too! We feel the same way about really making the house our own with all the work we put into it and all the little details. 🙂

  • I’m so excited for y’all! I love it…you weren’t kidding about the respirators! Looks like your own Little House on the Prairie! Congrats!!

    • LOL! That carpet was truly foul! We were afraid we’d contract some kind of horrible disease if we didn’t use the respirators! Besides, it smelled nasty! 😛

      I’m so excited for you guys, too! I know that it was a whirlwind for you guys to try to find a house, but it looks like a really beautiful home that you’ve ended up in! 🙂

  • Pam

    Thanks Justyn! My fiance and I are moving back to my hometown, so I can start a law firm. I believe there is a lot of good I can do there, and ease the stress/pain of people going through difficult times. Homes are much more affordable there than in my current city of Vancouver. I feel I am finally open to going back home, and have someone who is happy to go and help me 🙂

  • That looks like heart-pine flooring! How wonderful for you all! I simply love that outcropping of rocks towards the back of your property…..LOVELY!

    • We are so blessed!!! The wood floors are one of the things that we really love about this house, though the view from the house takes our breath away, too! 😉 Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Teresa!

  • Roz

    Oh my goodness. This looks amazing. I am so (loving) jealous! It’s so green and beautiful!!!

    • LOL! We’re madly in love with it- it’s already “home” for us! We’ve been hoping for something just like this for years, so it’s pretty exciting. 🙂

  • BIllie

    Hi Justyn,
    I’m glad to hear things are already hoppin’ there. The pet urine in the amount you have is a bummer AND a concern. If you need some help getting rid of that odor before doing some deeper renovation in those areas, there is a product that is awesome called Nokout. It is sold at Nokout.com, where Ted or Lou (a lady) will be happy to help you. It does not have a heavy smell itself at all, but sure helps with odors like this, as well as skunk, by the way, since you are out in the country now! Check them out and see what you think. SO excited for you and to see your progress with each posting!

    • Thanks so much for the tip, Billie! Just getting the carpet and foam out made a huge difference, but I will certainly check out the Nokout. Just a couple of days ago we had a skunk under the front porch of our rental and we had to leave the house through the back door! 🙂

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