Farmhouse or Faux
There has always been something about the old farmhouses that brings a smile to almost anyone’s face. It’s that unique charm that seems to be rapidly disappearing as time goes on. I always dreamed of having my own farmhouse one day. I wanted the long wooden table for family gatherings, the fresh produce from my garden, rocking chairs on the front porch and acres of land where my future kids and dogs can run free.
My husband and I got married in 2012 and after living in a small apartment for year to save our pennies we decided to search for our dream home. As a young couple just starting out it was a harsh realty to find that our budget and area we were looking to live offered nothing near that dream farm style house we desperately wanted. We looked at mostly 1950’s and 1960’s modular style ranch homes that offered boxy layouts and almost no charm at all. They were boring and cold.
Finally after months of searching we found a 1930’s cape style home that was as close to our farmhouse we would ever come in that moment and it truly captured us. It is surrounded by someone ELSE’S farm but looking out my kitchen window, I can pretend it is mine. It had hardwood floors, a beautiful mantel and so many little details we could not find in any other house we could afford it instantly became love a first site. After we purchased the house we quickly found out how popular it was around town. Everyone seemed to know it and everyone started to express how they would always drive by on their way to work or while running errands and fantasized what the inside looked like. I decided to start this blog to document my husband and I’s journey in taking the great bones we started with and transforming this house into our dream farmhouse. It is our dream faux farmhouse.
This is the first picture we took after we got our keys!