Sunday, December 18, 2011

To Name a Few Favorites

We started this journey a year ago. Our daughter Leah was home for Christmas when we showed her what was to be our future home.
She might be the only member of our family that didn't think we were crazy...

This past Thanksgiving, Leah was home again and saw the progress that had been made.

The house is not finished yet, but we are getting closer day by day.
A few of my favorite things around the house include the ceiling in our powder bath. It is a patchwork of found ceiling tiles from one of the buildings in downtown McKinney. Someone suggested we paint the tiles. I happen to like it just the way it is....unique.

I love my dining room. Mr. Ella is going to build me a huge farm table to put in here!
The original pocket doors and the added trim work are just perfect.

We brought in old crusty pieces where we could.

My pantry doors...

My farm sink....

The pressed tin behind the range.
(The cabinets are going to be distressed to look old.)

The old doors we saved.

And my most favorite studio!!!!

I can't wait. I wish I could just twitch my nose and it would all be finished and everything in its place!


  1. Wow the most wonderful place to be. I love it all so much. What a great dream house, and you get to live in it. Love the pieces of chippy doors, bath cabinets, and that great island. Lucky you! Judy

  2. This house is shaping up nicely! I love all the salvages pieces you've added! The house will be one of a kind and all yours! I can't wait to see more!

  3. Nancy, it's just gorgeous! Looking forward to someday seeing it in person. Merry Christmas.

  4. Great to see you on the Christmas Tour.... house looks amazing.... just love it all... so happy for you and John.. wishing you a very happy Holiday!!!

  5. looks amazing!
    Loving the color in the kitchen and dining room!
    Merry Christmas to you!!

  6. Loved the personal tour on the phone last night as we looked at these pictures. Can't wait to come...Mark is anxious to see it, too!

  7. Amazing...what a dream!!! It is beautiful!!! Love the details and colors of walls you have chosen! So happy for you! I can't wait to see how you furnish and decorate it!!! Hugs...Brenda

  8. The house is looking so wonderful - love the old pieces and especially the doors!

  9. I have been driving by this house wondering what it looks like inside. I am so happy I found your blog! It looks wonderful. I hope you will be on the Christmas tour sometime soon!

  10. What a great house I love eveything you have done with it , especially the shabby chic chippy look
    what a great kitchen island also, can't wait to see more

  11. WOW . . . A THOUSAND WOWS!

    I'm in love with your progress, and know how excited I would be. You must be beyond estatic. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I love it all . I have waiting to see your finished house