Sep 16, 2011

Today, Jesse and I are going to look for the second time at a little fixer-upper home in Bountiful [15 min north of Salt Lake]. I honestly couldn't imagine myself this time last year even thinking about owning a home. It seemed at least a couple years off, but with how cheap homes seem to be right now, and the interest rate being so low...the timing seems to be really good right now. The thought of buying a fixer-upper scares some people but when Jesse and I think about turning something ugly and boring into beautiful and quaint home, we get so excited. Plus, we work really well together and luckily trust one another's opinions with design ideas.  I am looking forward to this new adventure that we may soon be embarking on...and to having our very own yard to do whatever we want too and build a TEEPEE in!!! :)

I came across this fantastic neglected schoolhouse turned home, that is featured on Country Living's site.
I love what these two gentlemen have done with it and how cozy it looks inside and out. Plus that yellow door! Ah... I can't wait to have a yellow front door! ;-[)





I love their kitchen so much, and how they exposed those beams. It adds such charm and warmth to any home. I was getting a little worried at first over this house we are looking at thinking "oh my, will it be too cramped?" It is only 1,500 sq feet [it has a little downstairs] but this school house is only 900 sq. feet w/ an upstairs!


check out some of these other beautiful photos found via Country Living that are just so inspiring. 

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Bedrooms :
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I have a twin four poster bed that looks almost identical to this one, but it is oak and not painted...After seeing this bed I I think I am going to paint mine a glossy black like the one shown to put in our guest bedroom. 

If you live here in Utah or are ever visiting, you will always be welcome at the Barrus B&B! :) 
Luckily, Jesse loves having guests visit as much as me... and I really love playing hostess! 

You think I am kidding about this invite? Just you wait and see!!! :-[)


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I cannot WAIT to start decorating the bedroom for when we have kids someday! 
I would love to be an interior designer for children's rooms only! And I would do it for free!!!

But really, how adorable is this "little home" ?! :-[)







4 comments:

Kiasa said...

Okay, Miss Roxy, I am going to 1) bring my brood and come stay with you someday (j/k that would be too crazy). 2) remind you that 1500 sq ft is HUGE (you've been gone from NYC too long). And 3) I will hire you (for free) to decorate my children's room. If they ever have their own room. ;0). Love ya!

ROXY MARJ said...

bahahahahahaha lol ...Kiasa, I have been away from New York too long huh... :) You think you guys will ever move away? I would love to decorate your kid's rooms!!! xoxo love you too!

Vivi said...

Oh, I've had this post in one of my tabs for ages and meant to comment and say how amazing those houses look! So so dreamy. Possibly the cutest and most perfect places. I always think I'll end up moving to an old house and fix it up. That's cool because you really make it you're own and the exact way you want it!
Good luck and I'll definitely come and visit, or even help paint wall and fix some stuff with you guys hehe
x

jendar said...

this house is so charming! totally want to live there. btw, there are so many beautiful houses in utah. when i lived in provo I lived in a few old pioneer houses and they were so amazing. i miss them. but that's okay, cause i am moving to slc in january and hope to move into an old cute house.

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