Follow our journey to transform a badly neglected farm house into a home. Learn what worked and what did not and see how our projects worked out.

Living Room


The livingroom at closing


The Decision: tear down the paneling

South wall.  I've tried some paint colors.  I'm not optimistic.

South wall. I’ve tried some paint colors. I’m not optimistic. I can’t get past the ceiling.


Demolition of paneling

We found wallpaper and wainscoting, but it was in rough condition and filled with nail holes. We’ll have to take it down another layer.


Ceiling Demo

The tile coming down!

The tile coming down!


Demolition of plaster and lathe


New door framing

Down comes the old door frame

Down comes the old door frame

New framing, complete with a proper header.

New framing, complete with a proper header.


My Timetable Takes Hit

Jan 13, 2014.  My view as I waited for the ambulance after falling and breaking my kneecap into three pieces.  I did not fall while working on the house.  I was just bringing in supplies!

Jan 13, 2014. My view as I waited for the ambulance after falling and breaking my kneecap into three pieces.


Drywall