Saturday, February 22, 2014

Turning a little Farm into our Dream Farmhouse Cottage

August of 2013  we purchased a charming little farmhouse built in 1910 sitting on 30 acres in  the rolling hills near the Missouri River bottoms.  With a horse barn, a large machine shed, detached garage, and riding arena, we knew we were going to thrive here! 

4 Stall Horse Barn

Machine Shed

With plaster walls and not enough room for our brood, we knew we had some work to do to conform this little home into our dream farmhouse/cottage.  Armed with Pinterest, a menagerie of small helpers, and some crazy ideas we dove right in, tearing down walls, putting up walls, and pretty much trashing what was perfectly livable.  That's how we roll baby!  You've got to tear down to build up, right... keep repeating that for me please.  

Time lapse 6 months and we have made progress, slowly but surely.  Mostly Undoing the mess we've made, I'm in Love.  We are maybe half done with the inside, and although I am dreaming of repainting all of the finished walls (I'm not in love with the color) I can not dream of calling another place home.  I will post pics of each room as it is updated. 

Here are some BEFORE pictures.  Enjoy.


Dining Room

Living Room Toward Dinning Room

Living Room Toward Entry

Living Room Toward Stairs
Den - Future Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom
Upstairs Bedroom


  1. Wow, your farm looks huge, Brandy! Working on it must require a lot of effort. But I guess it’s worth all the energy you’ve spent, when you turn this farm into what you've always dreamed of. Anyway, I wish you posted some pictures during the progress. They will be much appreciated. Thanks for sharing!

    Darren Lanphere @ Mirr Ranch Group

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      New post with pictures :) Thanks!