We are so excited about our new adventure. Some of you know I am from Texas and proud of it! My husband, bless his heart is not but he has come around to love the state and it's people. We purchased 75 raw acres in the beautiful Hill country area where we plan on building our farmhouse. It is a big step for us coming from a large city and learning all there is to know about life in a rural area. I will start posting our journey here on the blog to share a few of the progress pics, but as you know building is time consuming. All consuming really! I think it would be fun to share some of “before” and “during” pics. It really is such a fascinating process to see a home come to life one step at a time.
Here is our building site, at the top of a hill with scenic views. We have a old oak tree that will be in the front yard off the porch. I am sure a great place the grandkids will enjoy on a old swing. Our style will be Rustic, of course! Pinterest is such a inspirational website, where I can look up just about anything to get ideas. I hope you follow our Pinterest boards.
We spent a few years narrowing down a builder and working with him and the architect for refinements. But now it looks like the building process of getting ready to start. We have some cedar to clear for the electrical lines which I will take photos of the process for you! We take for granted the infrastructure that is in place in our neighborhoods. I can tell you there are many things to consider with raw land.
I have started picking out fixtures from lighting, farmhouse sinks, and rustic faucets and as I go will post some updates of our choices. I am learning a lot about room size and what size light to choose. Who knew this was a calculation based on the size of the room! Here are some of the fixtures we have chosen for our rustic farmhouse.
This Texas Rangers light will be in my husband's office. It is hand made by a couple in Texas, Cherokee Iron Works. This western pendant light is so perfect!
This trolley pendant I got a Restoration Hardware for above the kitchen dining table along with the wooden pulley and insulator lights that are handmade from EckBurt Enterprises at Etsy for above the kitchen island. I love vintage looking things and especially some that are handmade.
With a eat in kitchen/dining area, we are creating a functional and versatile pantry. I found the perfect screen door for the large pantry.
We sell these rustic lights in our store which we will put on our porch. These rustic metal pendants are at a great price, so we will be adding about 3 to the ceiling of the covered porch.
These are what we have picked so far, and still looking at different bathroom vanity lights and ones for the great room and bedrooms. I will post updates as we go and expect some ground work photos coming soon!