New Home Tour: The Upstairs

  1. Amy says:

    Courtney! I love, love, love! Everything is so charming & definitely has some character. I'm so excited to see how you guys make it your own.

    Please tell me, why oh why did they paint over wall paper??

  2. Kayla Whitter says:

    Omg. I am in love with your home. It is absolutely BREATH-TAKING!

    Kayla @ a paper arrow.

  3. Amy Coose says:

    Wow, so many fabulous details! It's beautiful!

  4. That curved staircase has me swooning. Beautiful home!

  5. So fun to get a peek into the new place. Maybe some day soon I will actually see it in person!

  6. Your house is absolutely gorgeous! I love the character of older homes. That staircase is my favorite – love!!

  7. Jess Beer says:

    I love it and can see why you guys fell in love with it too! SO much character! And good luck with that painted over wallpaper…what in the world possessed those people to do that!?!?

  8. I love all the charm this house has!

  9. You had me at that curved staircase and gorgeous oval window. Love. B and I's first house was over 100 years old, and I still miss that home. We had the big crystal doorknobs, high ceilings, big windows and natural light. And I miss everything about it. You are SO right, they just don't make homes like they used to. We too, had to deal some of the painted over wallpaper and other quirks, but the charm was so worth it:)

  10. Mae Rae-MTBA says:

    Wow! Your home is beautiful and such a dream!

  11. Carolyn says:

    OMG! What a gorgeous house! I am a sucker for vintage details like that!! Our plan is the same with the boys' rooms. When we finish our basement renovation (BAH!) we'll move into the master suite down there, and Weston will get our room. It is massive with two closets, and will be perfect for the boys to share when baby #3 comes someday! I can't wait to see the rest of the house. I'm in love! HAHA 🙂

  12. i have no design suggestions because i'm not fancy like that but i absolutely love it! that sucks about the paint and wallpaper, but really, everything looks amazing! can't wait to see the downstairs 🙂

  13. Oh my, I am obsessed with your house! I'm sure it was worth the wait! All those built ins remind me so much of the older homes on the east coast (when we lived there). So much better than something brand new!

  14. Okay, you're living in my dream home! It's perfectly imperfect all at once. The charm is irreplaceable. I'm obsessed with crystal doorknobs. And built ins. And the dang curb appel has me with all the heart eyes! But I love your vision too…I love that it's not already "perfect" and that you get to make it it your own…peeled wallpaper (EEESH) and all. (But really who paints over wallpaper EVERYWHERE including ceilings)?! I'm already obsessed with following along this Spena home journey!!!

    Oh..and how could I forget…THE FUTURE SISTER ROOM maybe made my stomach flip with excitement. Hope and I shared a room for a while too. Sisters <3


  15. First- did Abigail get a hair cut?
    2, staircase and built ins- swoon!

  16. Gah! Gorgeous!!! I'm dying over all the little details that only older homes have. Those door knobs! The built-ins! So freaking beautiful.

  17. Omg!! It's amazing and I love all of the charm
    And details!!! You hit the jackpot with this one!

  18. OH my gosh, I love it! So cute, can't wait to watch you transform it into your own!

  19. Liz says:

    I'm moving in. Seriously, I am moving in! 🙂 It's beautiful!!!

  20. Hooray!! I'm in love with all of it, especially the built ins, glass door knobs (I'm getting some for my house) and of course the wood floors!!

    Painted over tile and wall paper??? Yuck!! Jim will have fun with that 😉

    And, um, I was just looking at that bedding at target for Ellie!!! I love gold and polka dots so much!!!

  21. It's gorgeous and soooooo charming!! Loved seeing all the built ins, the vintage charm and loved hearing your plan for things. Your house has so much personality and so much to love about it. That woodwork is to die for!! Can't wait to see how you tackle the walls, renovations and make things your own.

  22. Your house has so much character! Love it. Mabel's room looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of it!

  23. Hannah says:

    Such a beautiful home! I'm sure after you all finish fixing it up and making all of those changes it will be even more beautiful! I love all of those built in shelves and dressers and that staircase… oh goodness! I can't wait to see the downstairs and how you fix it up eventually.

  24. So lovely! All those built ins make me smile and the glass knobs, sigh. Too bad about the painted wallpaper(??!!) I cant wait to see the shiplap in the bathroom! And I felt something was "off" but couldnt place it until you wrote midget toilet, ha! Totally reminded me of the tiny toilets used at preschools!

  25. Swoon. I love old homes that come to life with a little revamping. The outside of your home is gorgeous and the inside is too…SUCH CHARM! Love, love, love. And the girls will LOVE sharing a room one day!!! It's perfect. Seriously.

  26. brittany says:

    ahh i love this so much!!! your new house is an absolute DREAM and i could not be happier for you guys!! and i feel ya on the to-do plans!!! except my husband decided not to go for the spreadsheet planning, but instead he opted for a tiny, handwritten list that includes "pimp'n." his spelling. and yes, he's already crossed it off. baby steps… 😉

  27. I love the personality of your house!!!!!!

  28. Leah says:

    Love the charm and how you've decorated so far!! Such a beauty!! ?

  29. Your house is so pretty, and I love the gallery wall!

  30. Rachel Zimm says:

    So fun to get a peek into your new house!
    I was showing Steve all these photos last night because everything is so beautiful!
    That photo of Mabel sitting on her bedroom floor. . . PERFECT!

  31. So you said if you shared yours I have to share mine. I can do part one – the actual apartment {which is the upstairs because we live on the third floor}. And part two – the ground, the mailbox, where we park our car, and the pool with the awesome slide Linc is begging to go on}. Perfect!

    Why is your house so cute?!?!

  32. Oh my goodness, Courtney! Your house is a dream come true! SEE! God had a plan when your other house didn't sell right away. You might not have gotten this house! Your decorating is perfection. Even though the wallpaper is painted over, it looks amazing. I don't hate the colors either! I love how crisp and white everything is. That's my dream. I can't do it in our current house because we're renting but the next house I buy…everything goes white!

  33. Tawnya Faust says:

    I am OBSESSED with this house, it has so much charm.. and those floors!! Good call on the shiplap in the bathroom, that will look amazing and I can't even comprehend what went through the previous owner's heads (painting on top of wall paper)… seriously…

  34. Ashley Dorey says:

    I'm so excited to finally see some of your sweet, sweet home!! I could just scream, it's so beautiful! I LOVE all of the detail! We had to pull painted wallpaper (layer after layer) down and paint too, so good luck when you start tackling that!

  35. I'm loving this tour! I found myself eye guzzling each photo! All the closets and built ins are to die for! Love, love, love it! I do hate that about all the wallpaper though. That's a bummer but can't wait to hear more about the bathroom reno!

  36. Laureen says:

    I know I'm super late to this, but G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!! Love all the little details and seems like a great space.

  37. JLynn Justad says:

    I CAN NOT get over how gorgeous your home is. I mean. Stunning!!! xx

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