Hey friends! Today I’m so excited to share my dear friend Heather’s house with you all! Heather and I have been friends since college, but after college both moved away. When we both moved back to our college town we re-kindled our friendship and it’s so fun having a good friend who loves DIY and design as much as I do. Many of you were so sad when I shared that I was selling my theater chairs, but they actually went to live in her home where they work beautifully!
Heather’s house is over 100 years old and they’ve made tons of beautiful updates to it. They’re actually currently under construction on adding an entire third floor! It’s amazing that she’s been able to keep their house looking this good while in total renovation mode!
When you walk in her front door you’re greeted by her gorgeous entry that she stenciled completely by hand!
Her entryway console table was another DIY that I completely love. The West Elm Version is available for purchase here, she was able to DIY her version for around $100! **Post contains affiliate links**
Even the staircase here was a labor of love. When they bought the house it looked like this!
Doesn’t it look amazing now?
Heather’s kitchen is not only beautiful, but a place where she cooks AMAZING food. Seriously, everything she’s ever cooked is drool-worthy. She also cooks for a college ministry of up to 60 students every Tuesday night!
Recently her and I decided to tackle our own DIY letter boards. It took a few attempts and some trial and error, but they ended up looking great! Here is one of the ones she made!
Heather’s dining room is a place where hours and hours of good conversations have taken place over great food. The moody grey paint is “Almost Charcoal” by Valspar and it really makes the white woodwork pop!
This antique cabinet with drawers is one of my favorite pieces in her home and it was a thrifted find! It’s also meticulously organized with all of their homeschool supplies.
Her light fixture is this one which works perfectly in this space.
Heather’s dining room looks into her living room, which as I mentioned earlier, can often be found overflowing with college students on a Tuesday night.The coffee table in the dining room was another DIY project, they just purchased this cheap coffee table, and replaced the wood with reclaimed wood. Now it looks like a beautiful high end piece. The gorgeous living room chandelier is very similar to this one I found on Amazon. Heather recently purchased the Sven sofa from Article which looks amazing in this space. I’m constantly singing the praises of my Article Worthington sofa, but the Sven isn’t quite as forgiving. It was showing every dirt and scratch until she purchased this Otter Wax. Now it’s back to looking almost as good as new.
Up in Heather’s master bedroom she’s got tons of other great DIY’s.
This art is just a vintage map of our town (Marquette, MI) that she cut and framed in six different frames. I just love how it looks though! You can even see their house on this map!
Her headboard was another DIY project. I know it was painstaking work, but I think it turned out amazing and does’t look like a DIY at all!
Off of their master bedroom is her husband’s office where he works from home. In order to have a nice clean conference call backdrop they built this amazing barn door.
In her husband’s office she has this gorgeous sound wave art that Heather made. It’s the recorded sound waves of her saying “I Love You” and of her two kids saying “Daddy I love you”. They’re both musicians which I think makes this even more special!
This is their second floor hallway where they recently added the laundry room at the end of the hall. This used to just be a window and they built this new laundry room above their porch!
It was hard for me to photograph, but they used a frosted cling to create this laundry room sign on the door!
As I mentioned their third floor is totally under construction but I can’t wait to be able to share this space with you! It’s going to have a geometric chandelier, a hidden bookcase door, and a kid’s swing! **2018 Update** Check out this post to see the finished kids room and this one for the hidden bookcase!**
Between my three kids and her three this is a more realistic look at what her home usually looks like when I’m around! I hope you enjoyed a walk through her beautiful home and maybe it inspired you to tackle a DIY or create a similar feel in your home!
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