February 22, 2011

Make Yourself at Home: The Family Room

Some of my dear friends have asked if I have any pictures of our little country house here on the AFG Homestead. I thought you all might like to see some pictures too, so I have decided to post them here!  Keeping a home that is warm, cozy, and full of love is one of the most important parts of homesteading.  Of course, there will be lots to do outside with the garden and animals, but never underestimate the treasure hidden inside the home! 

We purchased our home in 2009! It was a forclosed home, and there was alot of work that needed to be done, but to us it was a dream house from God.  Most the homes were looking at in our price range were small rental houses located in town. When we first walked in the home, we saw potential in all the small things.  It was as if God remembered all those little details we mentioned when talking about what we would like in a house someday . . . a big front porch, wood beams, a fireplace, an upstairs, a home with character, some land, a shop . . . the list could go on and on!  So I am going to take you through our home room by room.  Some rooms have before pictures, and some do not.  Some rooms are more or less finished, while others still have some work to do.

Here is the Family Room:




  1. I love the colors!! It looks very warm and invigting :)

  2. I love, love, love this room! The colors, the mixed furnatures. Very nice and homey.

  3. It is lovely! You did a wonderful job bringing it back to life. Is that a warm morning stove in the "before" picture? My Grandma's old house was heated entirely by one of those, as was the very old house we lived in when Danielle was a little bitty girl. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for the nice comments ladies!
    Denise, I am not sure what kind of stove that was to begin with . . . it was a gas stove, even though it was sitting below a chimney duct . . . it didn't work, and it was HEAVY to move out of there! :) Initially we had put the bookcase in this corner, but after our first winter in the house, we decided a wood stove would be nice! We found this new one, and it matched perfect!

  5. That is just lovely Megan! You have done such a nice job decorating - I wish I could come & visit! Such a welcoming room!


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