Our Home Tour

A little over a month ago 21 Rosemary Lane's home tour was featured over at the wonderful blog Debbiedoo's...I love Debbie. Anyhow, it recently occurred to me that I never posted a home tour here on my own blog. To give you a little background, our home is a mid century expanded Cape Cod. Most of our furniture is either very old, from a garage sale, a road side find, or the always exciting Restore score. End result, eclectic living on a shoestring budget and, everything has its story! As you may already know, we have two school age children and one very big black dog named Buster, so the thought of buying new, on more than one level, was not going to fly in our hectic household. 

So if you missed my tour over at Debbie's here is 21 Rosemary Lane.

In our entry is a piece I fondly call the phone company piece. This sideboard was purchaed by my parents back in 1968 when they were having a phone line installed in their newly renovated kitchen. Accidentally, Ma Bell punched a hole through the wall so they cut my parents a check for $200. My dad fixed the wall himself and my mom bought this piece. About 3 years ago I refinished the top and painted the body, now I love it!!!

My little green chair was a freebie when I purchased a desk at a yard sale a few years back. I painted it with Annie Sloan's Antibes green chalk paint.

Here's our living room...Mr Rosemary Lane built the bookshelves and just recently installed the new mantel and surround.

The green chair is a ReStore find and the coffee table was a roadside find...lucky me!!!

My hubby's old sofa's are covered with Surefit slipcovers.

Next up is our kitchen...one of the main reasons why we purchased this home.


I'll let you in on a little secret...I am repainting the table base and chairs, and recovering the chair pads...hopefully it will be finished by the week's end!

Here's our dining room...this room was painted red 10 years ago when jewel tones were all the rage...I am ready for a change...

...but I do like the red at Christmas.

Off of our kitchen is the screened in porch.

 Both the wicker loveseat above and the serving cart below were road side finds.

The floor is painted concrete!

Now on to the upstairs .

First up is Grace's room which I did do a post on in back in January.

Her dresser and nightstand were part of my parent's first bedroom set.

The pink vanity was a yardsale find for only $5.

Here's our bedroom...I am currently in the planning process to revamp this space. I bought new bedding and plan to paint and purchase new window treatments.

Lastly is Michael's room. Michael loves red but I wasn't about to put it on another wall in our home, so the furniture got a makeover instead. Originally it was all white...and from the bedroom I shared with my sister when we were little girls.

The headboard is another ReStore purchase...I stripped and painted it and added Michael's name.

We do have two other rooms, one is our office which is currently ahhh not looking very pretty these days, and another bedroom on the main floor. The kids use this room as their playroom right now, but in the future, when we don't want to be upstairs with the kids anymore, we plan to reclaim the room as the master suite.

Hope you all are enjoying the weekend. We had one amazingly gorgeous day today, and according to our trusty weatherman there is another one on tap for tomorrow!

Sharing my home tour at these wonderful blog ling parties...


  1. Love your home so much! It is so inviting and styled so beautifully.

  2. I think that is how I found you-through Debbie Doo. You have a gorgeous home and have done a wonderful job with it. It is homey and comfortable feeling, too, and that is what really makes a house a home. LOVELY- It is beautiful! xo Diana

  3. Barbara, I saw your home tour on Debbie's blog and I think it is an excellent idea to post it on your own blog so your followers can see it. I just love your home, it's very warm and has your own style stamped on it. My favorite is the kitchen. I really admire what a good eye you have foe finding second hand pieces and making them fit so well in your rooms. I can't wait to see all of the up coming changes and projects you have planned! :)


  4. Your house is just charming, Barbara; and your front yard is so pretty, too! Your house obviously has good bones, and I love all the things you've done with it. Your daughter's room is beautiful; I would love to have had that room as a young girl! I really like your son's room, too. We just have one child -- a son, 22 yrs. old, so not really a child. But I really loved decorating his room when he was growing up.

    Your fireplace surround and mantel turned out just perfect. I know you'll love it for many years. I have spent the day giving our built-in bookcases in the den an update. I've also put all my snowmen away (they come out after Christmas) and I'm bringing out the spring! :)

    Have a great weekend!


  5. Your home it just gorgeous! My favorite is still the kids rooms, you really outdid yourself. Lovely!

  6. Barbara, I love your home and all the work you and your husband have done to make it feel like your home. Of course, being a porch lover, I'm crazy over your porch, too. Love your attention to details all the way through. You and your husband surely are multi-talented. Love the kitchen and your bookcases and mantle look beautiful, too. Your children have darling rooms and I know they are proud of them, too. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  7. Beautiful! I'm sure a lot of hard work and much love has gone into every bit... You can be very proud!

  8. Barbara, I was so excited the first time I landed on your blog. Your home is just beautiful and I really admire your ability to do it all in a thrifty way.

  9. Your home is lovely. It's warm and inviting and filled with detail.

    It would be great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  10. Barbara, your home is just lovely - so welcoming and warm. You have done an excellent job and if you hadn't told me about your garage, and side of the road furniture I would have never guessed. I have found a lots of things beside of the road or garage sales.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. You have a beautifully decorated home. So much inspiration to be found in your cozy rooms! I was going to pick a favorite room, but i couldn't!

  12. Your home is so gorgeous!
    I love all of your re-do's especially that vanity!
    Warm, cozy and lovely, thanks for the tour!

  13. What a wonderful tour! Just when I thought I'd found my fave room, you'd show us another one even more gorgeous! I can't believe you found so many fantastic pieces for your home at such inexpensive or "no cost" prices/places! That is real talent - seeing the hidden potential in cast-offs! I'm visiting as your linky neighbour at SS at The Tablescaper. So glad I stopped by.


  14. What a beautiful home you have. It's so warm and cozy. And so clean!! Thanks for the tour.

  15. cute home! it looks so cozy! your screened in porch is amazing!

  16. Your house is warm ,inviting and adorable!

  17. Hi Barbara, Thanks for opening your beautiful home and sharing us!

  18. what a wonderful and open home. my little cape is a very little, i suppose "typical" cape. she's perfect for the boyfriend and i, but i can see how having a family here would be difficult. i've loved seeing your home.

  19. Your home is absolutely lovely! Saw a LOT of decorating tips I will use, too!! Thanks for sharing your lovely home - I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!

  20. Your home is so lovely, very warm and inviting...thank you for sharing!

  21. I remember this home tour and am enjoying seeing it again. Lovely Lovely home!:)

  22. Your home is warm, comfortable and welcoming. Thank you for the tour!

  23. You have a beautiful home, I love every room, specially your kitchen and dining room...but that's cause I'm partial to those areas, lol..The children's rooms are lovely. This reminds me of when we lived in our huge house and had to little daughters. Now I have grands, heheheee..Thanks for the tour. I love Ireland too. Have a nice week.

  24. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home. I love all of the cozy touches you have put into your decorating.
    I love the photo of the screen porch --- are those curtains or did you make them from material? netting?
    Thanks for sharing,

  25. I feel like I could come into this house and share a cup of coffee with you. Very relaxed and friendly.

    New follower! Show me more!!!

  26. Luv it!! I am especially crushing on your kitchen!!
    New like Savvy Southern Style!
    Cheers, Gee


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