12828989_10153905983944336_2203536758878934142_oIn April of 2014, my partner Cat and I bought our first home in North Waterboro, Maine, my home town. We put an offer down on a short sale and waited four short months to close. Two years later, we decided to move to New York for opportunities for both of us, and sold our first home for a profit in December of 2016. Fast-forward six months, long weekends of house searching, and through many frustrating hold-ups, and we finally closed on our new New York home, a farmhouse built in 1890, and one of the first homes built in the town. We packed up our tiny interim apartment and our two-year old Golden Retriever, Elliot, and moved home.

The house was bought as a flip for the last owner, and the house was a perfect blank slate for us, with fully updated plumbing and electricity. This blog is our account of updating and renovating the home into a modern farmhouse style that’s perfect for a free and creative life style. Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @ eighteenninetyfarmhouse.