If your just jumping in here, I’m sharing tours of our homes over the past 10 plus years. You can visit our first home here and our second home here. But prepare yourself, it ‘aint pretty. That’s the point. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to find your style.
Our 3rd House – Wichita, KS 2009
You guys, I’m physically ill over not finding a full photo of the exterior. I have so many happy memories here and I can’t believe I don’t have a photo of the house. Ugh, I just want to cry. Technically, this was our 4th house. When we first moved back to Wichita we rented for about six months so we could have time to find the right house. I can’t find pictures (you picking up on a theme here?), but trust me, you aren’t missing anything. We weren’t allowed to change a single thing, not even curtains, but it really didn’t matter because I knew it was going to be short lived. I will say though, that really effected my mood while living there. I was in the last trimester of my pregnancy with Izzy, we were living out of boxes, and I felt like squatters in someone else’s house. I couldn’t wait to be out of that place and was thrilled when we found our home.
When we bought this house it was oak central. I definitely earned my painting badge in here. I painted my way through the house and switched out doors and baseboards. It was at this house that I started my blog and really started becoming interested in DIY and home decor. I was starting to find my style.
This kitchen photo is from the MLS listing before we moved in. OAK. Oak everywhere. The only change we made was paint, and adding hidden hinges and new hardware. It was such a huge transformation for only a couple hundred dollars. You can find out more about the kitchen makeover here.
Small world. I'm from Wichita. . . and could not wait to get out of there! Haven't lived there since 1998. Where about did you live in Wichita- East/West side?
I am loving this series and seeing how your style evolved through the years. One of the silver linings of moving….you get to start over and do away with things that are no longer striking your fancy. It's inspiring how you made your furniture work throughout all the houses, and the power of paint, it's crazy isn't it???