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Evolution of a Farmhouse

Hey my friends!
Today I’m joining A Style Evolution Party with Jennifer Rizzo.
I wanted to show you a few photos of how this little ol’ farmhouse
has come to be.
Warning: some of these before photos are HORRID!

Here is our kitchen when it was dark like a dungeon.

Then I painted just the cabinets:

And here is the kitchen today, with fresh white paint on the walls, too:

Here is our dining room when it was dark, with no mantel above the fireplace:

And here is the dining room today:

This is our den when it had the dark paint and a hodgepodge of decor:

And here it is today:

This is my little workshop, which is also our homeschool classroom.
I’m sorry, I have no “before” photos. (Thank God)

And, there you have it!
I’m sorry if you’ve been around awhile,
and have seen most of the previous photos.
If you are new here, and you’d like to see more, check out the whole tour on
my sidebar labeled TOUR OUR FARMHOUSE.

Isn’t it funny how you figure out your style
and your home slowly becomes a reflection of you?
On another note, did you notice the photo quality?
When I started blogging in June, I didn’t know how to use my Nikon 5000.
I’m learning, and my photos have evolved along with my style.

I hope you are all staying warm and dry.
Stormy cold weather has moved into our area.
An inside day it will be 🙁
Becky C

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73 Responsesso far.

  1. Love it! So fresh and not a dark dungeon any more!

  2. I could look at pictures of your home all day! Every room is charming, cozy and just beautiful! It's nice when we finally realize who we are and our homes feel right. 🙂
    Love looking through your old posts ~
    Sarah xo

  3. Sheila says:

    Simply beautiful and well done 🙂 thanks so much for sharing.


  4. You really should be a stylist! Do you realize how super talented you are? Your place is just gorgeous. Have a warm day, T

  5. Angela says:

    Becky, Hi, I have been visiting your blog for quite sometime but am just becoming a follower. I love your home. My dream would be to let an old farmhouse own me. My decorating style is whatever I love. I love prims, but am also getting tired of the dark look, and am slowly leaning toward a more lighter and less cluttered look in my home. Thanks for sharing your home. It is such a ispiration to me. I have just started my humble blog. I have SO much to learn but if you ever have time drop by for a visit. Have a good day.

  6. Such beautiful, light and cozy changes you have made to your home.


  7. Pattie says:

    Just beautiful !!!! can't wait until I get my kitchen done…..


  8. Toodie says:

    Thank you for sharing. Quite amazing what a color can do. Your home is lovely.

  9. Heidi says:

    Adorable! Looks so fresh and inviting! I am jealous of your huge dining room! Hope you are well! And the weather there isn't too terrible! We are bracing for a blizzard here ~ just hoping we don't lose internet! (or anything else!)

  10. Love it! How do your kids do with all the white?
    BTW – I just got the Nikon D5000 and LOVE it! 🙂

  11. Pam says:

    This is my first visit to your blog. Your home is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the white! I love your big scale! I am a collector of them too.

    I just started my own blog last week, so this has been fun finding new, incredibly talented people. I'll be sure to put your blog on my blog roll so I can see what new things you post.

    Have a great day!
    Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement

  12. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! LOVE it:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  13. I have to say your home was in no way horrible before color was so stylish the last few years….So most of us are getting tired of our color and going back to basics. both looks pretty you have good taste and I love the style that you are going with now! Your Farmhouse is spectacular! And it is alot brighter whiter!!

  14. It has surely evolved beautifully! How neat to see the before and after. What a dramatic change even just some paint can do, huh?!

  15. Dorie says:

    Hi Becky! Newest follower here. Love love love what you've done! Your personality really shines through, and that (I think) is the most important thing 🙂 Great blog!!

  16. Morning T says:

    This party of Jen's is the best, I ♥ seeing all of the transformations. Your kitchen is just stunning Becky~ you've done a phenomenal job with everything.

  17. Lori says:

    I just talked to my Mom's in Alexandria. They say dreary and wet, here in Dallas ice, snow and wind chill in the teens. Wonderful transformation on the house by the way.

  18. Okie Chic says:

    Sooooo pretty just gorgeous!!

  19. swoon! just beautiful!!!

  20. Kristin says:

    You have an amazingly beautiful home! I'm jealous…my three year old won't allow for that much white!!

  21. I love your home. It is beautiful. Your kitchen is my favorite. I was looking at your post and had to stop and get up and go look at my kitchen and THINK.:) Very tempting to go and paint it all white…gonna keep thinking about it. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Lee Laurie

  22. Iam loving it all !! Great job!

  23. Comeca Jones says:

    I simply adore the fresh look!

  24. I love seeing your evolution! I think my favorite room is your workshop. I really like the metal pieces you incorporated into it.

  25. Jaclyn Hicks says:

    Your house looks wonderful! I never tire of seeing the pictures! It's an inside day here too, way too cold with a windchill of negative thirty. Hubby took the day off, since he didn't want to chance going to work!

  26. Very Nice! It looks amazing with the all white decor, great style.~Cheers Kim

  27. MommaHen says:

    so, I can move in tomorrow?! I love you home!

    (p.s. I would LOVE if you came over and joined in my giveaway!)

  28. Love your style…I want to move in. I am a "white" girl too!


  29. I want the scale you had in the kitchen and moved to the dinning room…
    …..I already told you I want the wardrobe…….

    And I also want the cabinet in your classroom.

    And just for good measure could ya throw in the metal thing you have string and material in! Love that.

    Everything looks GORGEOUS!

  30. Robyn says:

    So lovely! It looks like a different home! You have so many wonderful pieces and I ADORE your fireplace in the dining room! That must be a treat to have!

  31. Your space is wonderful! What a fabulous evolution! I am so glad you could join in the party. It's like a whole new, wonderful house!

  32. Sandi says:

    Looks fabulous!! I still want to paint my kitchen cabinets white also. Maybe we can do that this summer. They are oak so it will be fun.

  33. Mary Ellen says:

    I love it all!! Would love to go white with my house – maybe if we move- This home just has to be old fashion for now I think.

    Love the awning shutters- they remind me of angel wings!

    bee blessed

  34. The house looks great! Visiting from Jennifers…..love the style you have!

  35. wow..that CAN'T be the same house! It's just SUCH a gorgeous transformation! Your new style seems to have brought your home "to life." J'adore!!

  36. A wonderful transformation ! So light and bright and airy , like a breath of fresh air.
    I love white !

  37. Hi Becky… I am a new follower and am loving your photos, can't wait to see the rest of your farmhouse… not sure if I read whether you have a shop or not? Going to check your sidebar, then look at your older posts… everything is just gorgeous!… Love the farmhouse style, always have and always will!… xoxo Julie Marie

  38. Love seeing pics of your gorgeous kitchen!!
    You are so fortunate to have such a wonderful clean layout :)XO

  39. I love every little detail, Becky, Your home HAS evolved and now deserves to be in a magazine!


  40. Hi Becky…love your home and the style that you have created now!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  41. Hi Becky! It IS funny how we morph right along with our homes, isn't it? lol! I know that blogging has certainly taught me so much about what type of decor speaks to my heart, and blog friends have walked me through alot of changes here in this old farmhouse.

    Your house, however, is just BEAUTIFUL!! I can't believe the size of your dining room, girl! 🙂 I'd love to know who inspired your style? Everything you've accomplished in each room is stunning. ♥ LUV!!!

    xoxo laurie

  42. Bernie says:

    Am a new follower of your blog…which I adore!!
    Beautiful befores and afters!

  43. Becky,

    I want to live in your house!!! Please!!!! It is absolutely dreamy!! I love the befores and afters. You've come a long way, baby, as they say. I'll be glad when I morph some more!

    Have a great week!

  44. One word – beautiful!

  45. Vintage Gal says:

    Absolutely FABULOUS~ LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! 😉

  46. Bohemian says:

    Oh what an amazing transformation, I love it, and very inspirational… it is remarkable how much of a difference a fresh coat of the right color of paint can make and then set the stage for the rest of a dream transformation to manifest! These photos are like those in decorating magazines, so props to you too for your photography evolution! I just learned how to make Mosaic Photos last night and I'm so jazzed now at how much of an improvement it makes to Banner and some Posts! Dawn… The Bohemian

  47. I love the pics of your home!! I decorated country cottage style for years and thought I wanted to try the primitive style…but it was not me. I'm working on getting the style back that makes my heart sing. Thanks for sharing…you have inspired me.

  48. GREAT post…white paint is our friend…and you've used it beautifully! LOVE it!

  49. Cathy says:

    Love it all! So beautiful and fresh! We are iced in here in the Ft.Worth area and hope to head to Canton Thurs……Stay Warm and cozy!
    Cathy aka GGJ

  50. Fabulous transformation ~ love all your rustic flair ~

  51. KATHY says:

    I'm in love with your home!! Every room is fabulous!!


  52. Stephanie says:

    Just gorgeous and so fresh! You do white so well!!

  53. Wow, you've taken that a long way Becky! It's all beautiful! Look forward to seeing you soon!

  54. Amy Kinser says:

    I still can look at these photos over and over and still love looking at them. You know I am your number 1 fan, right!

  55. Tracey says:

    Beautiful…all of it! I adore your style Becky!!!


    🙂 T

  56. June says:

    Becky I love your gorgeous home! What a haven you have created with your lovely touches. I think white is so calming and serene…and this has definitely calmed me.

  57. Carol says:

    Love your home. Waking up in the morning probably makes you smile and brightens your day. You did a beautiful job! Love your blog.

  58. Beautiful pictures
    of a beautiful home.
    There is a lot of
    warmth there : )
    Stay cozy!
    xx Suzanne

  59. Becky! Oh my, your house is so pretty! What a beautiful transformation…the lighter colors make all the difference. I want to paint my kitchen soooo bad! 🙂

  60. Love the transformation! I know I've changed so much since joining the blogworld. Love seeing it chronicled.

  61. Beth says:

    Just beautiful – I love it! 🙂

  62. I absolutely love everything about your home! I'm on a quest to "find" my style at the moment. It is definitely going through an evolution.

    My style is a little bit farmhouse, a little bit traditional, and a little bit rustic – not sure what to call it!

    Nice to "meet" a fellow homeschooler!

  63. Becky, What a fabulous evolution! Your home is truly beautiful.

  64. Hi Becky.
    Fun to see the changes and how all that white truly brightens up the space. I want to paint the wood ceiling at our place in the mountains and my husband is giving me a hard time…but I will show him your pictures to help him see the light! lol Your home is beautiful! Take care, Laura

  65. Simply stunning Becky!
    You put most of the rest of us to shame. 🙂


  66. SSH says:

    Its amazing what paint can do, I could not tell what color the walls were, your kitchen was so dark. Truly spectacular outcome in both rooms.

    I too had a dark dank kitchen, white on the cabinets and cream on the walls. Makes me feel like cookin' now.

  67. Count me in as loving the changes also. I love a white kitchen and your dinning room !!!!!!!!!


  68. I LOVE your island! Your kitchen looks fab.
    I just found you thru Cappuccino Cottage. so glad I did!
    d e n i s e

  69. Heather says:

    Beautiful!! I cant wait until my house is done do that I can start putting all the inspiring ideas that you have given me through this blog to use 🙂

  70. Ruthie says:

    Hi Becky. Just found your blog. Love it! I think your middle name is "Creative." Love your island, among many things!