Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I know you've all been waiting a long time for a tour of our new home/Parsonage. Today I'll begin a tour of this 1960's ranch 5 bedroom two and half bath home. The photos of the home where taken back in August 2012 when we flew out to meet with the church council and stayed in the Parsonage for a few days.  I have a limited number of photos, because they were taken with my old camera and it was acting up at the time. I'll show you these photos and later show  you what we have done to change the look of the Parsonage.   The tour begins at the front door where you walk into a small entry area and the living room.

When we lived in this home 16 years ago the rooms where all painted white, making this room look very different. 
The entry and living room had a light beige carpet at the time and no laminate flooring.  Two years ago, the church installed new carpet and laminate flooring.  The laminate was installed to prevent constant tracking on the carpet.  The wall colors in the rooms where all painted by the former pastor and his wife.

The walls and even the ceiling were painted a dark color.  A trim board was placed near the ceiling to cover up a wallpaper boarder. The majority of the rooms in the house had stenciled walls or wall paper .

The view of the opposite side of the living room.  The room does receive natural light from the large East window, but with heavy drapes covering them the light was blocked.  There were no ceiling lights in the room, so side lamps gave the only reading light.

My husband's office is to the left (south) of the front door.  I have no previous photos of this room.  The former pastor and his wife used it for a bedroom, and had wallpapered the walls and added a floral wallpaper boarder near the ceiling.  The floor covering was a dark green carpet.

There is a large opening/doorway between the living room and dining room area making the home feel open.

Once again, more stenciled walls.  This stencil was in the dining room, kitchen and down the hallway.  I'm sure this took a lot of time and patience to do.  It looks like some of it was done free hand - the painter was obviously very talented.

The kitchen and dining area open to each other with an "eat in" counter height bar.
The kitchen was remolded 8 years ago.  The ceiling was redone; and a new floor and kitchen cabinets were installed.

I'm really enjoying the ceiling height cabinets as they provide so much extra storage. The full size refrigerator is also a big plus.

I'll give you more of the tour in my next post.
Have a great day!


  1. The living room looks spacious, and I really like the little desk area in the kitchen. I think I'd like the ceiling-height cabinets too!

  2. Looks like you will have a lot of fun decorating!

  3. I can't wait to see the pictures of the parsonage all done.:) It will be fun to see what it looks like now!



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