Welcome Jessica at Mom4real living in Kentucky, and this Mom sure does keep it real.
I adore Jessica and think she is so talented and she is so very sweet!
Come check out her recently renovated diy kitchen cabinet redo and more!
Hey y’all! I was surprised and honored when Debbie asked me to do a home tour…who me? My house isn’t big, it’s quite small actually. Then I thought…well, not everyone has a huge home…why not? Just do it. Just keep it real.
I’m so happy you are here…welcome to our not so old Kentucky home.
When we moved into our home several years ago, it was completely builder’s grade. Parquet foyer floors, all gold plate fixtures, lots of linoleum, and no character. So, I made it my mission to turn our home into a reflection of our family. We are drawn to a comfortable cottage style, so that is what we are slowly turning our home into. We started by painting the parquet floors in our foyer. Not very conventional, but so us.
Our living room is what I would call comfortable. I want our family and guests to put their feet up, and dig in…really make themselves at home.
There are plenty of magazines and books to kick back with, and of course a quilt at arms length. I have recently become obsessed with making my own dropcloth pillows…an idea I got from a blog friend, Linda at It All Started With Paint…she sells them ;)
This is where we gather for meals. I’m not sure I would call it a dining room, more like a gossip spot. The kids, Matt, and I share our daily happenings, secrets, and a little gossip here. We eat our meals here, set out buffets for friends who have come to watch football, and sometimes play cards here.
It’s also the spot where I keep my most beloved treasures. The Wilton Armatele that my Grandmommy buys for me each Christmas, my favorite Lenox candlesticks, and my julep cups…being a Kentucky girl means you must have a love for mint julep cups.
Now this is the room in my house that really makes me smile right now. My kitchen. Just a few days ago, it was totally different. Wanna see? You won’t believe it.
Please don’t hate me for painting my cherry cabinets. They were completely worn, and just weren’t my style. I’ve been dying to paint them for years, and when Debbie said “home tour,” I knew now was the time to paint. Then the stars aligned, I won some free cabinet paint, and busted hiney to get them done in time for their coming out party…this home tour.
I added a beadboard backsplash and rehung my chalkboard menu. I noticed that my sweet little girl wrote me a note in the left hand corner…not sure I’ll ever change the menu now.
I love the white…it’s just so bright and fresh. It makes me want to cook again…which I’m actually pretty good at. Can you tell that I love aqua, red, and white? I didn’t even know that these colors could live together until I put my Breakfast Nook together.
This is hands down my favorite space in our home. It’s bright and colorful, and totally reflects me. I love geraniums, aqua, shutters, benches with mismatched chairs, old magazines, and sunshine peaking through white wood blinds. I can see my herb garden while eating breakfast, and watch the bunnies hop across our patio from here.
I recently made this Faux Stained Glass Window to hang in my breakfast nook…don’t tell anyone, but it hides the ceiling fan that I haven’t replaced yet
And here is a little peek of our patio. This is where we stretch our legs out after a long day at work and school, where marshmallows are roasted, puppet shows are staged, and good times with family and friends are had.
Thank you so much for coming by. I hope you’ll stick around, and possibly visit me on my blog, Mom 4 Real sometime!
Thank you so much for having me, Debbie…you know I love you to pieces!
thank you Jessica!~Love ya back girl!