Our Real Life Fixer Upper!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015



You may have noticed that since basically the beginning of the year I have been totally scattered here on the blog.  The truth is when my mind is somewhere else I really can't think about anything other than that.  Well my scattered-ness is all for good reason but first a little back story...

At about the end of January Ian and I were making our usual Saturday breakfast of eggs and coffee and he turned to me and said, "What do you think about us possibly moving?" Now, my husband is not usually the type to throw out crazy ideas, so I was a little taken aback and may have spit out my coffee.  Was he serious?  He was!  We have always thought our current home was amazing but deep down we have always known that it was not our "forever home."  Since I am usually the one with the crazy ideas, I was immediately on board and said, "YES!"  That day we went out to look at properties and started brainstorming about possible ideas in our dream location.

A couple months later after going back and forth on different ideas we concluded on what is now our Real Life Fixer Upper.  Over the next 6-8 months we are going to be completely renovating a horse barn into our dream home.  Through this process we will be sharing our experience, our design ideas our design choices and the final reveal... and providing tips and ideas on how to achieve the same look.  This is going to be the wildest adventure of our lives!

Here are a few pictures what the barn looks like currently...





Next up, demolition! Do you think we're crazy?! We might just be.  If you have any questions regarding our project you can leave them below and I will do my best to answer.

19 comments:

Michelle said...

So exciting!!!!!! Can't wait to see it unfold!

Anonymous said...

CANT wait to hear more!!

Cate said...

So fun! Good for you guys! Looks great and gorgeous location! Look fwd to seeing the journey.

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh wow!! So so awesome and exciting!! Can't wait to see what you do with the place! What a fun adventure! xx

Cori Walker said...

This is such a cool idea! You go girl!

Nicholle Montalvo said...

This is my absolute DREAM! So exciting! I can't wait to see the end result. I'm putting in my request for some side-by-side before & afters! ;) So excited for you guys!!

Elaine said...

Wow! What an adventure! And you will no doubt tackle this with your usual amazing style. I am SO excited for this and can't wait to follow along! Thanks for blogging about it! yay! Congratulations, it's beautiful!

Mindy said...

It's gonna be so awesome.

Anonymous said...

Fun! I can't wait to see the progress! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Very cool and exciting!!! My husband and I want to eventually do something like this.... including a huge garden and chickens.... and maybe a cow or two. :)

Kerry

Ruthie Hart said...

This is amazing! I can't wait to follow along!

Anonymous said...

Are you still in the San Diego area or did you move out of state?

Wishes & Reality said...

This is so exciting! I can't wait to see the process unfold!

atout said...

This is so exciting and I can't wait to watch the process. I have a good friend who recently bought a ranch in Temecula they live and have converted to an event space (Two Sisters Farms) and the countryside in that area is just gorgeous. Can't wait to see the progess!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

To the above commenter... It is still in the same area we live in now :)

Anonymous said...

I love this idea! How do you go about finding a barn for sale?! - Kelly

Devon Fan said...

Cool!!!!

Amy said...

EEEEEPPP sooo excited about this!

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to see this journey! I am beyond excited!!! This is going to be absolutely amazing. My husband and I started turning a small barn into a home when we were in Alabama. It was so much fun. Unfortunately we were helping family, so it wasn't what we would have wanted design wise, but it was still a ton of fun and well worth the hard work to see what can be accomplished.

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