Recent Posts

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

House Tour

    Welcome to Homey Home Design! For those of you who are new here I wanted to share a bit of my story and my home with you! I named my blog 'Homey Home' because that's what our kids call our house.
My blog is a jumble of decorating, design ideas, craft projects and a little bit of life!

I've been sitting on this home tour for a while. I originally put this together for Aimee at her blog Its Overflowing when she asked if I would be apart of her Dreamy Dwellings feature! In case you missed it there, I thought I'd show you here. And lets be real, I didn't really have a post for today so this will work! ;)

Most of you have seen my whole house and may be a bit sick of it! I'm sharing it today in hopes of inspiring you to make your own spaces a little homier! Our homes are the shells of our lives and they need to be a place of safety and security for our families.

Here's our home story:

Our home started out as a basic builder grade home with carpeting and oak trim everywhere. We added in the hardwood laminate flooring and have gradually updated each space making it our own. 

 When we bought our house, 12 years ago, we were on year number 5 of 7 years of infertility. We had no children and didn't know if God would ever bless us with any. We chose the best house for us thinking that if we were ever blessed with kids we would eventually need to move. Our home had 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Its a tri-level plus a basement with a total of 1600 sq feet. Over the years we miscarried quintuplets and had 4 children, and we still live in our small home. We are in love with our neighborhood and that love plus a housing market that bottomed out helped us decide to make the best of what we have. 

     We started by adding a third bedroom on the lower level and finishing off the family room and bathroom down there. This worked for a while but eventually we had to give up our family room and create a fourth bedroom in this space. This gives our three boys their own level. We still haven't finished the basement but one day I'm hoping for a finished family room and perhaps even a craft space!

Here are my loves:

Come on in! Click on the blue links if you want to see more of a space.

{Front Porch}

    We don't have a formal dining room, just a 'dining area'. We made the most of this space by having benches build {by my dad!} to create banquette seating. This allowed us to tuck our table into the corner and give is more pass through space. Painting this square on the wall helped to define this space in an open layout.

     All the oak cabinetry was painted a fresh coat of white.

Our bedroom:

McKinley's headboard was a budget friendly design. It was painted on! 

     Our kitchen redo is my favorite by far! It is amazing how much of a difference a can of paint can make. Check out the before's here.

This is Camden's room. My husband used a projector to paint the outline of the plane on his wall {you know, one of those dinosaurs we had in our school classrooms when we were kids!} :)

Braden and Hudson share this space. This is what used to be our family room, but it also makes a great bedroom space. We used the curtains from IKEA to create a closet space that they call their "workshop". 

     The boys bathroom is a fun space that includes vintage details like my husband's tractor and matchbox cars from when he was a kid.

And here's the living room:

     We don't have much of an entry way so building this bench with my dad gave us a little spot to put shoes or boots on.

  Thank you for visiting our homey home!

Come on over anytime to see what else we're up to!

I'm sharing this here:

Tatertots and Jello
Between naps on the porch
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
The Shabby Creek Cottage


  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  2. Lovin those stripes on the bathroom ceiling!

    Jenna @

  3. Very nice! Thanks for sharing. I love the verse you have in the red bathroom (red is my favorite). Cute Chevron curtains in the kitchen. You make everything so homey and inviting.

  4. Beautiful home. I love the blue backdrop in your hutch!

  5. I think this is among the such a lot important

    info for me. And i am satisfied reading your article.
    But should statement on few basic issues, The

    website taste is perfect, the articles is actually nice : D.

    Excellent process, cheers

    Also visit my blog post:
    My weblog Full Article

  6. That's a beautiful post...the writing, the photos et al! I loved the boys' bathroom the most for its sheer vivacity. Your dining space is amazing too. I mean it's a great place to hang around with friends while you prepare a nice brunch for them. And your bedroom is freshly out of dreams!
    Keep up the good work!

    express home buying service

  7. Gorgeous home! Love your color choices and the way you've placed items. Your kitchen is just adorable. Everything is really just so fresh and inviting. You did a fantastic job!

  8. Jody your home is beautiful!! I love what you did downstairs for the boys, the rooms look fabulous!
    Your newest follower:) Stop on by when you have a chance!

  9. Such a beautiful home, love your style and colors. Visiting from Met Monday and following. Hope to see you in my neck of the woods...

  10. Congratulations Jody!
    I'm brazilian :)
    I'm loved his life story, you're an exemplo for women in the word, of today's word. God bless you and your beautiful family! I'm will share your blog in my face book.Ok? Thanks. :)

  11. Your home seems so taken care of! I can feel the warmth! :)

  12. Wow! Loved this post. Your home is beautiful! You have such an eye and sweet spirit to go with it. I chose anonymous because I can't remember by google account. I never use it. Vicki

  13. Lovely favorite is the striped ceiling!

  14. What a wonderful cozy home you have created! I also did many years of infertility and miscarriages and was finally blessed with a singleton and a set of twins - now all grown. The love you have for your miracles is seen in every inch of your 'homey home"!


  15. Beautiful home. I love the grey paint and strip wall. Lovely - and Homey!

  16. Wonderful tour! I can't decide what I like the best. You've obviously put lots of time and effort and love into it and the results show it!

  17. Your home is very lovely, Jody. I like your choice of colors. I especially like the large plain painted on the wall of your sons' bedroom -- that is super-cool!

  18. Very nice tour.... you have such a lovely and cozy home !!

  19. Thank you all for your sweet comments!

  20. What a lovely home you have, every room is done right down to e dry little detail. Checked out your kitchen redo and love it. Going ba k to check this out again. Love the airplane on the wall.

  21. Wow! This is so lovely and beautiful. I like those design and hope that my house here in Philippines will be like that style. This is a nice idea. Thanks.

    Check this out -->


Pin It button on image hover