Hi, I’m Liz and my mom, Peggy and I are here to start blogging about our homes. I live in California with my husband and dog, Daphne, and we bought a little 1950’s fixer-upper about a year ago. My mom, on the other hand, bought a 1880’s fixer-upper about 25 years ago in Minnesota with my dad, and this was the house I grew up in. Now that my brothers and I have moved out and the fixing up is mostly done in MN, we’re here to share with the blogging world our small efforts to make our houses just a bit more like homes.
To start off, here’s an abbreviated home tour of my mid-century house:
Above is the bathrorom, with newly installed tile, the bedroom with DIY headboard, the dining area/eat in kitchen with my grandfather’s drawings on the wall, the freshly painted kitchen, and patio with pergola to enjoy the beautiful CA weather!
When we first moved in, the house needed a new roof, a new, updated kitchen (buh-bye brown tiled countertop and wallpaper!), and new drywall (due to water damage from the hole in the roof) in one of the bedrooms. My husband, Brentan, and I spent most of the first two months fixing it up.
We recently redecorated our living room, which was much needed, and brightened things up to make it much cozier. More to come on that in a while…
Hopefully in the meanwhile, my mom will show off her home.
Also, I’ve added a few posts from where I used to blog (ekronick.blogspot.com) that are about home, and give you a lot more background on my current place. Enjoy!