Introducing The Willow House

Life, Personal, Projects, Remodeling

  1. Linda Maloney Cole says:

    Wow! Lots of work to do. Can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  2. Beverly Martin says:

    Shayna, life can be full of start overs and retakes. Some can be very unexpected and or exiciting! If there has ever been a gal that can take on this house challenge it’s YOU… Slow but sure wins the race…I am sure lots of us will be there with you to cheer you on…
    I have done a few Fixer upers too…I thing it is almost better to need everything redone then be stuck with someone else’s choices…You have a great eye for design and sweatequity…Happy Holidays to you .

  3. Yolanda Gordon says:

    Can’t wait to see what you do next! This is a nice size house for sure. I hope to pick up some ideas from you for my own home! Happy Holiday’s to you Shayna!!

  4. Marty says:

    This does look like a challenge, but I am sure it will be stunning. Can’t wait to see all the progress.

  5. Lindsay says:

    So exciting! Can’t wait to see all the changes.

  6. Patty says:

    Great big ol’ grin when I saw you had a post and may I just say how super excited I am to see you turn this in to your home? Cannot wait…….hint. hint.

  7. Sue says:

    Woohoo, excited for you and the remodeling ahead and also for future posts.

  8. Shawna says:

    I can’t wait to see what you do to the place-you have the * Midas* touch! So glad to see you back blogging, and happy again! God is good!

  9. MICHELE D YATES says:

    Congratulations on your new home. ‘Looking forward to seeing all of the fantastic design and results that you will create. Take your time and stay encouraged! 🙂

    PS – Do you still have the Currier and Ives dinnerware I remember seeing in your former home?

  10. Robin Beck says:

    Are you moving any walls? Looking forward to all the changes!!

  11. I’m excited to see your dream come true!

  12. How exciting!
    I can’t wait to see what y’all are doing!!
    We have an updated/fixer upper, too.
    It’s hard work but so rewarding!
    Godspeed to ya!

  13. Vickie says:

    As the owner of a 1980s split level very similar to your home, I am so anxious to see what you do. I’ve been updating my home—dumping a ton of money—and I still feel like it needs a bit more work. I know I’ll get some ideas from you. Thanks!

  14. Gwen says:

    Wow, just like you, this house is getting a new life and it will be beautiful!!

  15. Kathryn says:

    Bring It On !!!

  16. Liz Tobin says:

    Can’t wait to see the final results!

  17. I can’t wait for you to put your magic touch on the house.

  18. Dianne says:

    Oh you’ve taken on a huge project! But I know it will fun and rewarding…you’ll do your magic too!!

  19. Yarlette says:

    I can’t wait to see what you will be doing to make this house over. You so creative and I know it will be just beautiful. Great to see you blogging again.

  20. Tammy says:

    Bring the magic!

  21. Michele says:

    So excited to see this transformation! We’ve been in our trilevel home for 18 years—ours was in about the same shape yours is when we bought it. We have pretty much gutted the entire house, removed walls, etc…I don’t think there is a day that goes by that I don’t say to myself, “I love this house”! ?

  22. Peg says:

    God bless you!

  23. Rebecca says:

    I can’t wait to see you give this house some love and it become a home filled with love.

  24. Terri says:

    How Exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Rose says:

    I’m so excited for your posts to come through.
    I’m so happy for you Shayna. God opens doors we never knew existed.

    May all your days be merry & bright.
    Much love,
    Rose

  26. elizabeth phillips says:

    Shayna, I hope you got a great deal on this house. My first thought! Lol! Wow! I know if anyone can do this you can! I can’t wait to see what you do to “The Willow House!”

  27. Victoria Tallman says:

    We rehab old houses and this one looks like a palatial palace compared to some we see! Haha I’m so glad you’re back and I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with the house and knowing you it’s going to be gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

  28. liz says:

    I am so very happy for you and excited to follow along on this new adventure as you make this into a warm and welcoming home. Really looking forward to lots of befores & afters. Congratulations!

  29. Can’t wait to see what all you have planned! So excited for you!

  30. Dana says:

    I am so excited to see what you do with this house!!

  31. Robbin says:

    So happy to see you back in the “blogging” world, and excited to see the transformation of the Willow House. You have excellent taste and I know it will be gorgeous in no time. Can’t wait to see lots and lots of before and after pictures! Blessings sweet girl!

  32. Cindy N. says:

    !!!!!! Anxiously waiting!
    Hugs,
    Cindy N.

  33. Amy says:

    You’re absolutely right! This home does need a lot of work, but just the magnificent amount of natural light pouring in makes it worth every single minute of sweat and hard work! I can’t wait to see what you do with it, and I absolutely know it’s going to be magnificent! Wishing you newlyweds years and years of happiness in your new home!

  34. I actually loved it when I saw the outside because it has so much potential, even though I’m not a bi (tri?) level girl. Can’t wait to see what you do with it! I’m especially curious about that off center fireplace in the lower level – although I do love the brick. Happy decorating!

  35. Lisa M. says:

    Can’t wait to see the transformation!

  36. Cheryl says:

    You bet that I will be following your projects on this house. It will be so exciting to watch! We remodeled a house back in 2000 that looked just like your house when we started. We bid on it over the internet because it was a repossessed home. We never saw the inside of it before we posted a bid because we were living in another state. It all turned out well, believe it or not. The first thing we did was to rip out 23 bushes and trees from the landscape and started with a new landscape we had designed. You will have great fun with this house. We will be cheering you on!

  37. Carin says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to see how you’re transforming this house. It looks like you have your work cut out for you, but it will all be very exciting. And now, for some reason, my mind keeps going back to all the times you’ve talked about having a white kitchen. Will this be the place?

  38. […] are several rooms in the Willow House that are getting completely gutted down to the studs, with walls moved and rearranged for better […]

  39. […] we initially bought the Willow house, it was really stinky. It wasn’t really a smell you could identify as just one thing, but […]

  40. […] you remember the first tour I shared of The Willow House, downstairs there was a teeny, tiny bedroom with it’s own walk in closet. Big enough for just […]

  41. […] already into March. It’s been busy. Really busy. Needless to say, we didn’t move into the Willow House on February 1st. We could have, but there were so many different things that had us hesitating. We […]

  42. […] here sharing our first home tour in the Willow House! I’ve always loved looking back on past home tours. It’s fun to see the progress […]

  43. […] slate tile, and the room was officially ready for paint and cabinets! You may remember from when I introduced the house, but the original laundry room was actually just a little section in the garage. There wasn’t […]

  44. […] we bought our fixer upper house, we knew one of the first things we’d be replacing was the windows. They were old and in […]

  45. […] crazy to think we’ve owned our home for one year! Last year at this time we were signing the papers and getting keys. Right after that, […]

  46. […] how did this recipe come about? Well, when we bought our fixer upper, we knew there was an apple tree in the backyard, but we didn’t know too much about it, or […]

  47. […] and it always gets my creativity rolling. Since I’ve never decorated the front porch of our Willow House, I was even that much more […]

  48. […] we first bought our Willow House, basically everything needed gutted. There really wasn’t anything worth saving, and the […]

  49. […] hard to believe we’ve lived in our home for almost three years and in that time, I haven’t really added very much artwork to our […]

  50. […] we bought our Willow House, the master bathroom was one of the more “recently updated” rooms in the house. I use […]

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