Our First Home Tour

Decorating, Home Decor

  1. Ardith says:

    Congratulations on your progress so far, Shayna. You both clearly have been working very hard and with a good plan in place. Thank you for sharing this honest look at settling into a work-in-progress home. You two deserve to be proud of what you’ve accomplished already. Cheers, Ardith

  2. Rebecca says:

    I’ve been wanting to post for awhile now, I’m so happy for you, new season, journey and love. I don’t know if you remember years back I’m the one who commented my family had a grain company, my Dad harvested grain here in Central California. I’ve followed you, I had went through a divorce, but it’s all ok I have two boys. Excited for your home, and remodeling! I’m doing it too! Decisions! Take care

  3. Laura Nelson says:

    I am new to the blog, and I love it! It is nice to know other people have homes that are in transition. I have been going through my belongings and have donated so much stuff. I am going through my late Mom’s house and there is so much to sort. I like the fact that your house is like mine. I don’t have great mouldings, hardwood floors or expansive rooms. You have a real house with real rooms that I can relate to. I live in a drywall, stucco box in the beautiful city of Palm Springs, and try to add character when I can. Can’t wait to see more of your new home!

  4. Mary says:

    Your “work” is starting to show! I know it feels so long away to have it all ‘organized and downsized’ but it to will happen! Pat yourselves on your backs for all the hard work you have done so far. Take care of yourselves
    in order to accomplish all that you want to do. Enjoy watching the progress, wish I lived closer to help carry
    some of the boxes for you. 🙂

  5. Jeanne says:

    Thank you for showing us the “before” pics! Looking forward to watching you transform the space with your creative genius!

  6. Cindy N. says:

    You all are brave warriors! And you’re doing swell ~ thanks for sharing each project. Looking forward to all the Good Things to Come!

  7. Barb says:

    I think it’s beautiful! Yes, there’s stuff everywhere and yes everywhere you go you’re tripping over something that needs done. But you’re making it yours and that’s the difference between a house and a home. Plus it is so refreshing to see the reality of the process. It’s nice to see that we’re all in the same boat and not living in a picture perfect environment. Gives me the motivation to get my own projects done. Looking forward to the next few weeks and seeing how things progress.

  8. Gwen says:

    It’s being transformed!!! Wonderful!!! I think toss most of the decor. Create new spaces for this The Willow House! Even its name evokes new. This will be such a big home when you are done!! It will be a fun place for having friends over. I can see the basement as an added entertainment feature. Until the new, we love seeing all the progress! The progress thus far is the kind that takes so much time. It was as you said, gutted!!! So it’s great how much is done and now your visions will be unfolding!! Lots of future fun posts to come!!! Enjoy the process. Thank you for inviting us along.

  9. EG says:

    These are going to make the “after” pics even better!

  10. Karen says:

    I have a split level too and just can’t seem to get it together so looking forward to watching you do your home ❤️

  11. Sue says:

    You have to be happy with so much progress even knowing there is still so much more to get done. Looks like you have great ideas and plans to make your house a very cozy and inviting home.

    See you must also like Melaleuca.

  12. Dianne says:

    How fun!!! I know it is a lot of work now but once you get to a ‘functioning’ point (all plumbing working) it will become easier and more fun. Then you can focus on a room at a time. I know you have great. Ision amd it’s going to be awesome for you!!!!

  13. Joey says:

    It’s looking good! I’m looking forward to seeing it complete with all your creativity and beautiful touches! Could you tell me where you got the gray headboard in the master bedroom. I’m looking for one just like that! Thank you!

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you! We’re making progress! I actually made the gray headboard… and didn’t take any pictures of how I did it. I’m sorry!

  14. Angie says:

    Your first home inspired me so much! It is definitely in my top five all time favorites! I can’t wait to see what you do with this home! And it will all come with time. And I agree that it’s refreshing to see a real life home in the stage it’s currently in! Thanks for sharing!

  15. elizabeth says:

    Ahh yes! That’s what a house looks like when renovating! LOL! Well worth it when it’s done! Looking forward to seeing you more! 🙂

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