Our Mid-Century Fixer Upper

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We bought a barn and with it came a mid century house & a small cottage. Restoration started and ended. Here you will find the before & after photos and the inspirations that helped along the way.

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entry/sun porch
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Greetings antique lovers! So many have been asking us, “When is your next Estate Sale?” You will love these two sales! Yes, that is what I said, this sale is two houses that belong to a mother and a daughter. They live across the street from each other, so we are selling the contents of two houses on the same dates and times.  The estate sale is set for Friday April 12 – Sunday April 14, 2019 8am-3pm for both houses and they are full of the types of estate items you love to fin

Evansville Estate Sale

Greetings antique lovers! So many have been asking us, “When is your next Estate Sale?” You will love these two sales! Yes, that is what I said, this sale is two houses that belong to a mother and a daughter. They live across the street from each other, so we are selling the contents of two houses on the same dates and times. The estate sale is set for Friday April 12 – Sunday April 14, 2019 8am-3pm for both houses and they are full of the types of estate items you love to…

  On June 8th and 9th, we welcome you to the 18th annual New Harmony Antique Show located in picturesque downtown New Harmony, Indiana.  This is a one-of-a-kind, indoor and outdoor, exclusive collection of authentic antiques, vintage décor, furniture, and collectibles located directly on Main Street and in the Ribeyre Gymnasium. Just a little backstory on our Firehouse Antiques journey, it was at this event in 2003 that Jeff fell in love with New Harmony and called me excited to buy the tow

The New Harmony Antique Show

  On June 8th and 9th, we welcome you to the 18th annual New Harmony Antique Show located in picturesque downtown New Harmony, Indiana. This is a one-of-a-kind, indoor and outdoor, exclusive collection of authentic antiques, vintage décor, furniture, and collectibles located directly on Main Street and in the Ribeyre Gymnasium. Just a little backstory on our Firehouse Antiques journey, it was at this event in 2003 that Jeff fell in love with New Harmony and called me excited to buy the…

We are so excited to announce this Tagged Estate Sale! We have the honor of organizing and liquidating the family home for the Pierre and Funke estate. The Estate Sale is this weekend, Friday June 21 – Sunday June 23, 2019 8am-3pm all three days, on 802 W. Franklin Street in Evansville. This home is filled with antique furniture, local memorabilia, mid-century modern furniture, vintage quilts, and lots of advertising. One of the things we always tell our prospective estates is to leave the

Pierre Funke Home Estate Sale

We are so excited to announce this Tagged Estate Sale! We have the honor of organizing and liquidating the family home for the Pierre and Funke estate. The Estate Sale is this weekend, Friday June 21 – Sunday June 23, 2019 8am-3pm all three days, on 802 W. Franklin Street in Evansville. This home is filled with antique furniture, local memorabilia, mid-century modern furniture, vintage quilts, and lots of advertising. One of the things we always tell our prospective estates is to leave…

As promised when we shared some of the wonderful renovations for The Cottage,  the sink reveal is here! Check out our previous blog post about The Cottage, where we turned this space into a new home for Moon River Spa. The space is working wonderfully for our friend Jenifer Blevins and her business is flourishing. She says her clients love the renovations. We wanted to share the update on the Lavello Sink and how wonderful it looks in the space.  We had a great experience with this company…

Lavello Sink Reveal for The Cottage

As promised when we shared some of the wonderful renovations for The Cottage, the sink reveal is here! Check out our previous blog post about The Cottage, where we turned this space into a new home for Moon River Spa. The space is working wonderfully for our friend Jenifer Blevins and her business is flourishing. She says her clients love the renovations. We wanted to share the update on the Lavello Sink and how wonderful it looks in the space. We had a great experience with this company…

As our summer travels are winding down, and we continue to work on our Mid Century Fixer Upper, a common theme keeps popping up,  how can I make our new home functional for us at this stage in our lives? I started realizing that my ideal living situation would be for everything to have a designated place and to live clutter free. Marie Kondo and other organizational gurus make it look easy, but in our business we are constantly out picking and bringing home fresh finds. After fun days…

Living Clutter Free

As our summer travels are winding down, and we continue to work on our Mid Century Fixer Upper, a common theme keeps popping up, how can I make our new home functional for us at this stage in our lives? I started realizing that my ideal living situation would be for everything to have a designated place and to live clutter free. Marie Kondo and other organizational gurus make it look easy, but in our business we are constantly out picking and bringing home fresh finds. After fun days…

Our transition to our new home is slowly becoming a reality, starting with our kitchen. I am so excited to reveal that the kitchen in our Mid Century home is complete.  When we first bought The Barn and it came with a dated home, I admit we did not know what we were going to do with it. We went back and forth several times before deciding to create another home. We have lived above our shop at the Firehouse for 16 years and we love our Firehouse. We now plan to use our new home and barn as…

Fixer Upper Kitchen Reveal

Our transition to our new home is slowly becoming a reality, starting with our kitchen. I am so excited to reveal that the kitchen in our Mid Century home is complete. When we first bought The Barn and it came with a dated home, I admit we did not know what we were going to do with it. We went back and forth several times before deciding to create another home. We have lived above our shop at the Firehouse for 16 years and we love our Firehouse. We now plan to use our new home and barn as…

As we continue our social distancing, I realized if we weren’t social distancing, we would be planning our open house or we would be having you over one by one as we planned. This inspired me to come up with a virtual tour of our new home via our blog. With that said, here is our master bathroom. When we started renovations, we knew that having two bathrooms upstairs would work best for us. It would be a way for family and friends to visit and allow us all more privacy. I will let the phot

Mid Century Home Virtual Tour, Modern Master Bath

As we continue our social distancing, I realized if we weren’t social distancing, we would be planning our open house or we would be having you over one by one as we planned. This inspired me to come up with a virtual tour of our new home via our blog. With that said, here is our master bathroom. When we started renovations, we knew that having two bathrooms upstairs would work best for us. It would be a way for family and friends to visit and allow us all more privacy. I will let the phot

The Barn

As we continue to restore our new home in New Harmony, the barn patio is next.

Our Barn lean to Patio

As we continue to restore our new home in New Harmony, the barn patio is next.

The Cottage

As promised when we shared some of the wonderful renovations for The Cottage,  the sink reveal is here! Check out our previous blog post about The Cottage, where we turned this space into a new home for Moon River Spa. The space is working wonderfully for our friend Jenifer Blevins and her business is flourishing. She says her clients love the renovations. We wanted to share the update on the Lavello Sink and how wonderful it looks in the space.  We had a great experience with this company…

Lavello Sink Reveal for The Cottage

As promised when we shared some of the wonderful renovations for The Cottage, the sink reveal is here! Check out our previous blog post about The Cottage, where we turned this space into a new home for Moon River Spa. The space is working wonderfully for our friend Jenifer Blevins and her business is flourishing. She says her clients love the renovations. We wanted to share the update on the Lavello Sink and how wonderful it looks in the space. We had a great experience with this company…

Before Photos

Before we refreshed the built in cabinets. Check out our blog post to see the after!

Our Mid Century Dining Room

Before we refreshed the built in cabinets. Check out our blog post to see the after!

Firehouse Antiques – New Harmony, Indiana

Our Dream, Firehouse Antiques

Our Dream, Firehouse Antiques My husband Jeff grew up around the antique business. I found my love for vintage in my 20’s. It was one of the interests that brought us together. After we met in the early 1990’s, we had a dream of restoring a building, hopefully on a main street in a…

Before photos w Laura and I in the gutted kitchen.  Firehouse Antiques – New Harmony, Indiana

Our Dream, Firehouse Antiques

New Harmony, Indiana

After we bought our Mid Century home it was time to get to work. Here is our home before we started. Firehouse Antiques – New Harmony, Indiana

Our Dream, Firehouse Antiques

Our Dream, Firehouse Antiques My husband Jeff grew up around the antique business. I found my love for vintage in my 20’s. It was one of the interests that brought us together. After we met in the early 1990’s, we had a dream of restoring a building, hopefully on a main street in a…

Farmhouse Basement

Laundry

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House entrance

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Renovation on the inside is complete. The exterior landscaping is next. Here’s a photo taken this spring. This is the side door of the house but is sometimes confused with the Main Entrance. When we get it landscaped, I will upload another photo. Although I am sure this will be a lifetime project.

Our mid-century home exterior

Renovation on the inside is complete. The exterior landscaping is next. Here’s a photo taken this spring. This is the side door of the house but is sometimes confused with the Main Entrance. When we get it landscaped, I will upload another photo. Although I am sure this will be a lifetime project.

Living Room

I wish I knew more about this fabulous vase I bought recently. I’m wondering if it’s Blenko?

Mid Century Glass Vase

I wish I knew more about this fabulous vase I bought recently. I’m wondering if it’s Blenko?

We mixed new furniture and vintage in our new home. The lamp we bought from Picker Joes in Charleston, SC in Jan 2020.

Our modern living area

We mixed new furniture and vintage in our new home. The lamp we bought from Picker Joes in Charleston, SC in Jan 2020.

Sofa is temple furniture  Coffee Table & End Tables true vintage 1950s  Read all about us leaving the apartment in the Firehouse to renovate our second property is 17 years in New Harmony, IN

Our Mid Century Living Room

Sofa is temple furniture Coffee Table & End Tables true vintage 1950s Read all about us leaving the apartment in the Firehouse to renovate our second property is 17 years in New Harmony, IN

Guest bathroom

Mid Century Home Virtual Tour, Guest Bath Reveal

Another week has gone by and we are no longer saying Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, we simply say “day!” Anyone else with me on this? Keeping a daily routine helps my day flow and no matter what I get done, I try and stay grateful. I am making use of this time to evaluate…

Dining Room

Ck our our blog post! We are in our home and revealing it room by room.

Our Mid Century Dining Room

Ck our our blog post! We are in our home and revealing it room by room.

Kitchen

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Master Bathroom

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Our mid century fixer upper, master bathroom reveal! Ck out our blog post.

Mid Century Bathroom 2020

Our mid century fixer upper, master bathroom reveal! Ck out our blog post.

Walnut floating vanity created by John Crum

Our Mid Century Vanity

Walnut floating vanity created by John Crum

entry/sun porch

Eliot Bench

Bringing softness and style from room to room, this bench features subtle beauty in its signature button tufting and tapered legs.

Our first before of the front of the house.    One of the first things we did was replace the windows. Watch for our after photos coming soon or follow my blog, website below.

Our 1950s Fixer Upper

Our first before of the front of the house. One of the first things we did was replace the windows. Watch for our after photos coming soon or follow my blog, website below.

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ideas

Fenton Nightstand

With distinctive knots, whorls and patterns, the wood grain of this Mid-century inspired nightstand shines through with the help of expert craftsmanship and hand polishing.

Blox Tall White Outdoor Planters | CB2

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Westinghouse 1-Light White Steel Exterior Wall Fixture with White Glass Lens-6783600 - The Home Depot

This Westinghouse wall fixture features a white finish on steel for durability. The simple contemporary design complements any exterior style. The white glass lens, protected under a thin cage, ensures

DIY Headboard

This hanging wall headboard was inspired by an installation I saw at Anthropologie awhile back and thought hmm I can try to make that! So I started researching how to make paper flowers. I realized the amount I needed to make for what I was envisioning was going to take forever so I almost abandoned the idea, but I'm so glad I didn't because this has become such a staple piece for me.

Other Pins

Fenton Nightstand

With distinctive knots, whorls and patterns, the wood grain of this Mid-century inspired nightstand shines through with the help of expert craftsmanship and hand polishing.

As we continue to restore our new home in New Harmony, the barn patio is next.

Our Barn lean to Patio

As we continue to restore our new home in New Harmony, the barn patio is next.

I wish I knew more about this fabulous vase I bought recently. I’m wondering if it’s Blenko?

Mid Century Glass Vase

I wish I knew more about this fabulous vase I bought recently. I’m wondering if it’s Blenko?

After renovations & some landscaping, we are now working on the back yard & our barn. Subscribe to our blog to view some before & after photos as we do a virtual open house tour.

Our mid century fixer upper, After photo

After renovations & some landscaping, we are now working on the back yard & our barn. Subscribe to our blog to view some before & after photos as we do a virtual open house tour.

Before we refreshed the built in cabinets. Check out our blog post to see the after!

Our Mid Century Dining Room

Before we refreshed the built in cabinets. Check out our blog post to see the after!

Weathered Cast Stone Cube Planters

RH's Weathered Cast Stone Cube Planters:Streamlined by design, our lightweight planters capture the appeal of stone weathered by the elements. Crafted from enduring fiberstone, they offer portability and superior weather resistance.

Mid Century Home Virtual Tour, Guest Bath Reveal

Another week has gone by and we are no longer saying Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, we simply say “day!” Anyone else with me on this? Keeping a daily routine helps my day flow and no matter what I get done, I try and stay grateful. I am making use of this time to evaluate…

Blox Tall White Outdoor Planters | CB2

Shop Blox Tall White Outdoor Planters. Bright white planters square up sleek and modern. Protected for indoor and outdoor settings, hi-gloss lacquered galvanized steel plays up refined industrial to dramatic effect. blox tall galvanized hi-gloss white planters is a CB2 exclusive.

Westinghouse 1-Light White Steel Exterior Wall Fixture with White Glass Lens-6783600 - The Home Depot

This Westinghouse wall fixture features a white finish on steel for durability. The simple contemporary design complements any exterior style. The white glass lens, protected under a thin cage, ensures

Greetings antique lovers! So many have been asking us, “When is your next Estate Sale?” You will love these two sales! Yes, that is what I said, this sale is two houses that belong to a mother and a daughter. They live across the street from each other, so we are selling the contents of two houses on the same dates and times.  The estate sale is set for Friday April 12 – Sunday April 14, 2019 8am-3pm for both houses and they are full of the types of estate items you love to fin

Evansville Estate Sale

Greetings antique lovers! So many have been asking us, “When is your next Estate Sale?” You will love these two sales! Yes, that is what I said, this sale is two houses that belong to a mother and a daughter. They live across the street from each other, so we are selling the contents of two houses on the same dates and times. The estate sale is set for Friday April 12 – Sunday April 14, 2019 8am-3pm for both houses and they are full of the types of estate items you love to…

  On June 8th and 9th, we welcome you to the 18th annual New Harmony Antique Show located in picturesque downtown New Harmony, Indiana.  This is a one-of-a-kind, indoor and outdoor, exclusive collection of authentic antiques, vintage décor, furniture, and collectibles located directly on Main Street and in the Ribeyre Gymnasium. Just a little backstory on our Firehouse Antiques journey, it was at this event in 2003 that Jeff fell in love with New Harmony and called me excited to buy the tow

The New Harmony Antique Show

  On June 8th and 9th, we welcome you to the 18th annual New Harmony Antique Show located in picturesque downtown New Harmony, Indiana. This is a one-of-a-kind, indoor and outdoor, exclusive collection of authentic antiques, vintage décor, furniture, and collectibles located directly on Main Street and in the Ribeyre Gymnasium. Just a little backstory on our Firehouse Antiques journey, it was at this event in 2003 that Jeff fell in love with New Harmony and called me excited to buy the…

We are so excited to announce this Tagged Estate Sale! We have the honor of organizing and liquidating the family home for the Pierre and Funke estate. The Estate Sale is this weekend, Friday June 21 – Sunday June 23, 2019 8am-3pm all three days, on 802 W. Franklin Street in Evansville. This home is filled with antique furniture, local memorabilia, mid-century modern furniture, vintage quilts, and lots of advertising. One of the things we always tell our prospective estates is to leave the

Pierre Funke Home Estate Sale

We are so excited to announce this Tagged Estate Sale! We have the honor of organizing and liquidating the family home for the Pierre and Funke estate. The Estate Sale is this weekend, Friday June 21 – Sunday June 23, 2019 8am-3pm all three days, on 802 W. Franklin Street in Evansville. This home is filled with antique furniture, local memorabilia, mid-century modern furniture, vintage quilts, and lots of advertising. One of the things we always tell our prospective estates is to leave…

As promised when we shared some of the wonderful renovations for The Cottage,  the sink reveal is here! Check out our previous blog post about The Cottage, where we turned this space into a new home for Moon River Spa. The space is working wonderfully for our friend Jenifer Blevins and her business is flourishing. She says her clients love the renovations. We wanted to share the update on the Lavello Sink and how wonderful it looks in the space.  We had a great experience with this company…

Lavello Sink Reveal for The Cottage

As promised when we shared some of the wonderful renovations for The Cottage, the sink reveal is here! Check out our previous blog post about The Cottage, where we turned this space into a new home for Moon River Spa. The space is working wonderfully for our friend Jenifer Blevins and her business is flourishing. She says her clients love the renovations. We wanted to share the update on the Lavello Sink and how wonderful it looks in the space. We had a great experience with this company…

We mixed new furniture and vintage in our new home. The lamp we bought from Picker Joes in Charleston, SC in Jan 2020.

Our modern living area

We mixed new furniture and vintage in our new home. The lamp we bought from Picker Joes in Charleston, SC in Jan 2020.

Renovation on the inside is complete. The exterior landscaping is next. Here’s a photo taken this spring. This is the side door of the house but is sometimes confused with the Main Entrance. When we get it landscaped, I will upload another photo. Although I am sure this will be a lifetime project.

Our mid-century home exterior

Renovation on the inside is complete. The exterior landscaping is next. Here’s a photo taken this spring. This is the side door of the house but is sometimes confused with the Main Entrance. When we get it landscaped, I will upload another photo. Although I am sure this will be a lifetime project.

As our summer travels are winding down, and we continue to work on our Mid Century Fixer Upper, a common theme keeps popping up,  how can I make our new home functional for us at this stage in our lives? I started realizing that my ideal living situation would be for everything to have a designated place and to live clutter free. Marie Kondo and other organizational gurus make it look easy, but in our business we are constantly out picking and bringing home fresh finds. After fun days…

Living Clutter Free

As our summer travels are winding down, and we continue to work on our Mid Century Fixer Upper, a common theme keeps popping up, how can I make our new home functional for us at this stage in our lives? I started realizing that my ideal living situation would be for everything to have a designated place and to live clutter free. Marie Kondo and other organizational gurus make it look easy, but in our business we are constantly out picking and bringing home fresh finds. After fun days…