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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Our New Wisconsin Home

HELLO!!!! Is anyone still out there?! I do surely hope so! 
 I am so sorry that I pretty much just fell off the face of the blogging world. I didn't intend to do that, at all, but things literally got totally crazy for me over the past few months and unfortunately, hasn't quite slowed down yet. 

If you recall, we moved to our next duty station and headed to WI to Fort McCoy the beginning of June. We closed on our CO house on June 9th and then closed on our new WI house on June 15th and we've been on the go ever since!

I wanted to pop in today to FINALLY share our new house with all of you.

These pictures are from before all of our furniture arrived and actually, we have been here for a month and it has already dramatically changed with all the work we have already done. 

This is picture heavy, so sorry! I just wanted to do a house tour of our new to us, 1905 beauty! 


Here is the outside of our lovely new, old home.
I am standing on corner of the street looking toward the house.

Here is a shot of the other side of the house. 

We have a pretty awesome screened in porch and it is so nice sitting out there in the evenings. The animals have made this a favorite resting spot as well. 
And remember this front door. I have a story about it and will get to that in a few.



Nothing too fancy. Just the back side of the house and back door.
 
Garage area with patio next to it. 

Our large brick patio and little garden shed in the back. 

The previous owners loved to garden so behind the garage is a large potting shed which is super cool!


Time to head indoors! 
Walking through the back door of the house.... 

We come to the kitchen. 
This was an addition the previous owners added on in 2003 so it is nice to have such a large space since the house is so old. 

Eat in area in the kitchen. 

This is what we will be turning into a mud room. That door in the background is how you enter the house from the back door so we thought it would be perfect. 
This room was actually the ORIGINAL kitchen of the house. Yep, this tiny little room was all that was the kitchen. 2 sets of cabinets with a sink between and then on the other side was the fridge and stove. Thank goodness they expanded! 

Here are the original cabinets of the kitchen still there. We will change them slightly, like taking the tin off the fronts that the previous owner added and will paint them white but they will be staying in the mudroom.

Standing in the same doorway as the mudroom and just spinning around, I am now in the dining room with the living room in the background.

View of dining room room from the living room. 
You can see the stairs to go upstairs in the back right there. And then the doorway to the right of the stairs heads to the guest room, a bathroom, and my craft room.

Here is the view of the living room from the dining room. Door to porch, a closet, and lots of windows! 

Other side of the living room.

Our super fabulous screened in porch.

This will be my craft room. Decent size room with large closet for ALL. MY. CRAP! ;)
Can't wait to be able to close a door again and not see projects. 

Downstairs bathroom. 

Previous owners redid this bathroom as well but still kept the original medicine cabinet which I love! 

This is the guest room. 

And now to head up the super skinny old steps to all the other bedrooms. 

Walking up the stairs and if you turn left, you immediately walked into Miss S's room. 

But if you walk up and head to the right, you will enter the playroom which is also a walk through to the rest of the bedrooms. 

The upstairs bathroom that needs some help! 

But still has that medicine cabinet! :) 

Here is Miss P's bedroom.

And lastly, our bedroom.

Other side of our bedroom.

All the doors upstairs have these awesome glass door knobs. SWOON!!! 

Oh, and here is a kitchen upstairs. 
The second floor was turned into an apartment during the 1940s so the original kitchen is still upstairs. It is directly off our bedroom. Our bedroom would have been the living room for the apartment. We have big plans to turn this room into a master bath. 

Stepping out into the hall from our bedroom is a large landing and well, do you remember that door I told you to remember in the beginning on the porch? What looks like the front door of the house?! 

Well, there it is!
This door only leads to upstairs!! It was the entrance to the apartment and for some reason no one ever opened this back up the the downstairs even though it was only an apartment for 1 year!
SOOOO, we plan on busting through the coat closet down stairs and opening this stair case back up to make it functional again along with this door.


Now, I'm going to head to the basement, which you get through from the same area as the back door.

The cold/coal room is still in tack in the basement.
That window area was the actual shoot. The door is still on the outside of the house.

When the previous owners added the kitchen, they also dug out in the basement under it and created a big work room. To say Travis is thrilled is an understatement!

The old pantry of the house is down here as well. It is actually pretty large which is good since the kitchen used to be SO tiny!!

Then the large laundry room is down here as well. This is half the room. Still quite a bit of it isn't pictured to the right.

We do have a unique feature in our basement...
We have an indoor, outhouse!! lol

 It's rather nice inside too. lol


But that's it!
That is our new house!

We have literally done so much already!
Before we even closed on the house we already had bought paint for the girl's rooms and then the first night we owned it we bought a ton more paint. We owned 11 cans of paint for a house that we owned less than 24 hours.
We got straight to work since we had to wait for our household items to arrive so pretty much the whole house got painted with the exception of the kitchen, mudroom, downstairs bathroom which isn't changing, the upstairs bathroom and then the hallways.

Then, we ripped out carpet and have been redoing the original hardwood floors.
We are finishing up the floors in the living room and then we can finally finish putting the downstairs back together!

It's been a little chaotic up in here!!


So stay tuned for an updated post on the house to see what we've already done and what is still yet to come!

Follow me on Instagram for a more behind the scene look and check out what we are working on or see what we've already done!



allison

5 comments:

  1. Love the house!! Can't wait to see all the after pictures! What a super fun project house!

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  2. It's great! So much character! I can't wait to see what you do with the place.

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  3. Lovely house! Best of luck!!

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  4. great home! congrads on scoring big time with this one. wishing you lots of love and joy in your new abode

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