Welcome to our home!  Fourteen years ago a small extremely dated rancher came on the market in the neighborhood we dreamed of moving into.  It was the same neighborhood my husband grew up in years before.  I called our realtor and made an appointment right away to go check it out.  As soon as I pulled into the driveway I could see the potential.  My husband, well, he needed a little more convincing.  After a little begging and pleading, he agreed it would be a good move and here we are.

I love getting involved and doing house projects myself.  There is nothing like the feeling you get after accomplishing a major house project.  Almost all the work in our house was completed by either myself, my husband or with help from very generous family and friends.  Thanks, dad!

I hope you stick around for my journey as I decorate (and redecorate) our house.  Enjoy!

You might also find these posts helpful:
- Decor sources can be found in the "Shop My Home" tab
- Paint colors of our home
- 8 of my favorite home decor staples to have on hand
- 10 sources for buying used furniture and decor and what to look for

Sleek modern farmhouse home tour

High contrast modern farmhouse entryway
DIY Plank Wall / West Elm Inspired Console Table Makeover

Door color:  Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore
Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Balanced Beige

Modern industrial farmhouse home tour. www.littlehouseoffour.com

Modern industrial farmhouse home tour. www.littlehouseoffour.com

Modern farmhouse living room


Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore painted hallway

Dark interior doors, dark accent wall and silhouette art

Modern farmhouse hallway decor
Wall color:  Sherwin-Willaims Accessible Beige
Door color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore
Light: Lowe's
Rug: World Market
Custom silhouette art: Minted
Mother Embrace art: Minted

(Sellers things)
Dated dining room decor before

Modern farmhouse dining room

Classic dining room light

Modern farmhouse dining room decor
Wall color: Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige
Door color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore
Light: Lamps.com
Clock: Painted Fox Home

Small modern farmhouse kitchen
Base Cabinet Color: SW Iron Ore
Rug: Target 
DIY Market Sign / Smart Tile installation

Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore painted entry door
DIY Modern House Sign

modern farmhouse mudroom

modern farmhouse mudroom
  Tufted Leather Bench Magnetic Chalkboard Message Board / Rug

(Eventual kitchen expansion)
High contrast industrial farmhouse office

DIY map cabinet in modern industrial farmhouse office.
DIY Vintage Inspired Map Cabinet 

A large set of lockers in a modern industrial farmhouse office

Vintage theatre chairs and lockers in a modern industrial farmhouse home
 Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore

(Sellers things)
dated 1970's kitchen

Dated 1970's bathroom

Bathroom sources and details can be found HERE
High contrast, mixed metal bathroom makeover

Vintage modern bathroom makeover

Vintage modern bathroom refresh

(sellers things)
dated 1970's master bathroom

high contrast modern farmhouse bedroom

High contrast modern farmhouse bedroom

High contrast modern farmhouse master bedroom
Dark Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore
Light Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Worldly Gray

(Sellers Things)
dated 1970's bathroom

Coming soon...

For the full room tour and project details click here
Bright and cheerful little girls room


Navy and orange little boy's room

modern industrial boys room

(After we ripped out the paneling and drop ceiling)
Basement before

basement before

modern farmhouse basement makeover
 IKEA Expedit Turned Lockers / DIY Flash Cards

modern farmhouse basement

modern industrial farmhouse basement makeover

Door Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore
Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Accesible Beige

basement bathroom/bar before

modern industrial farmhouse basement bar

basement bar dark cabinets gold hardware

vintage modern half bathroom

Vintage modern basement bathroom

Vintage modern basement bathroom
Room Details: One Room Challenge Makeover

DIY board and batten wall treatment

Modern farmhouse basement
 DIY Board and Batten

summer deck, outdoor living, outdoor

summer deck, deck, outdoor living

summer deck, outdoor living, deck

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  1. You have a lovely home, I discovered your blog from a comment left on Living Well on the Cheap. I love your comfy and homey style...so cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Aww, thanks Cindy! You are so kind :) I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

  2. Hi Katie,
    I came across you from a comment you left on I heart organising (the name of your blog was so sweet that I thought I'd visit). Anyway, just want to say that it's so nice to see how you've made your house into a lovely home for your family. Your blog feels "real". Thanks for sharing.

    1. It was so sweet of you to say such kind words and I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

  3. Lovely tour! You have such great taste! Glad I found you. :)

    Karen | a house full of sunshine

  4. Thanks so much Karen! You really know how to make a girl smile :)

  5. Hi Katie, I just found your blog. I went through your home tour and remembered pinning your entry table. You have such a beautiful home.

    1. Hi Nikki! How cool that you pinned my entry table and now here you are. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. You are so sweet!

  6. Hi Katie. I found your blog from your wall paper file cabinet transformation and I just love your home and your style!


    1. Thanks so much Dez, you are so sweet! I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and hope you stick around. I'll be sure to go check out your blog as well!

  7. I just found your blog via the Work It Wednesday Link Up. I immediately started following you! Your house is AAAmazing! I think I said, "wow" out loud to myself! Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. You really know how to make a girl smile :) Thank you so much for stopping by and following along!

  8. Katie your home is DARLING! I LOVE all the colors & extras you have put into your ranch. I also live in a smaller ranch ,it's nice to see someone with a similar layout with so much charm!!!


    1. Paige you are so sweet! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

  9. Hello! Absolutely love your home! Do you mind posting the names of all the paint colors you chose in each room photo? Also, where did you get your bedroom furniture and linens as well as dining room furniture? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Gia! Thanks SO much for stopping by. You can find most of the paint colors in my house here: http://littlehouseoffour.blogspot.com/2014/03/paint-colors-of-my-little-house.html

      Believe it or not, our bedroom furniture is a mix of our old childhood furniture that I painted black about 10 years ago. The armoire was from Target a few years ago, the comforter is from West Elm and the pillows are a mix of HomeGoods finds and fabric that I purchased and made into pillows. The dark dining room furniture is from Crate and Barrel and the vintage server is from a local Vintage market. Hope that helps!

  10. I pinned the pallet frames and when I came back to make sure I was ready to make them, I clicked on the home tour and I must say I LOVE the feeling of your home... the colors, the d├ęcor, its everything I have been picturing for our home!! Very envious ...and inspired! Thank you

  11. You have such a pretty house! I love love love the curtains in the master bedroom... I'm not sure why since it's such a little thing but they just jumped out at me! Either way love the whole house!

  12. Your home looks so comfortable. The way you added color throughout looks great. I actually used the same fabric as your master bedroom curtains for the curtains in my kitchen! I think they are my favorite curtains in our house.

  13. wow, so inspirational. Just discovered your blog and can't get over how similar our situations seem to be. We're in a small ranch that is probably going to be our forever house. We are finally getting around to renovating our master bath but I'm dying to do a kitchen and mudroom makeover/addition (and possibly a room over the garage). Your home is beautiful!

  14. Your home is beautiful! I'm pretty much in love with your style, and all of your projects! I could get lost in your blog for hours!

  15. I stumpled upon your site via a comment on Migonis Home Blog this morning....you have a lovely home! I look forward to all of your future posts!

    1. Thanks Beth! It's so nice to have you here and I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

  16. You have a beautiful home! Y'all have done a great job!

  17. I love your updates and your house is beautiful! I wish I had that vision.....you have helped inspire me!

  18. Just lookin through pinterest for some homes with black interior doors and came across your blog. I love the improvements you have made to make this house your own! I see that you have kept white trim around you black doors and I think it looks great! I think I may just be off to purchase some paint and take the black door plunge!! Thanks for the inspiration. I am your newest follower, hope you will come on over to the country as well.

  19. Your home is lovely. I want a new front door! Exactly like yours!

  20. I Love your style. Your master bedroom curtains are darling, I love the colors in them, can you tell me where you found/bought them at. Thank You

  21. I absolutely love your eye for home decor! I am slowly filling out her house & am glad I came across your blog for inspiration & your DIYs. I am curious as to the significance for the number 4? I have seen it featured in a few rooms. Either way, I enjoyed that little design feature.

  22. I just discovered your website today from Pinterest. I must say, I really love it, you have incredible taste and skills. Thanks for all the beautiful ideas.

  23. Hi Katie,
    Thank you for telling me about your blog the other night at the party! I really enjoyed talking to you guys and love your blog. You have done a beautiful job on your home. Obviuosly it is your passion and I love your style. Really love the chevron print and the stripes - just beautiful! Follow your Dream!

  24. Just adore your blog and your home is incredible. I've recently moved into a new home with my two daughters and am so inspired by your posts. First of what will be many questions... paint color in the hallway? The same SW Well Balanced Beige used in other areas? Thank you so much and I'm so grateful to have found your site!

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! It's always nice to have new faces around here. Yes, the hallway is painted Sherwin-Williams Balanced Beige, which is the same as the living room.

  25. Oh Katie, your home is so beautiful. So happy to be a part of your blog.

  26. Where did you get the round coffee table in front of the fireplace in the basement?

    1. It's from World Market! Just search "Tribal Coffee Table" and it will pop up :)

  27. Where did you find the rug under your dining room table? It's beautiful!

    1. Hi! It was purchased from HomeGoods a few years ago. Sorry, I don't have a link and I have never seen one like it :(

  28. New subscriber here! I can hardly wait to look through all your projects! I would love to know where you got your 3 light chandelier in your kitchen. Thanks!

    1. Welcome, I'm so glad you found my blog! The kitchen light was purchased from Home Depot about 10 years ago. I'm not sure if they still sell the same light, but they may have something similar.

  29. I think you are a very cool visionary. I like the fact that your home is crisp & cozy not sterile nor austere. I appreciate the classic palette, which doesn't feel to be a trap ~ swap outs of accent colours for a little fun & or working really well with seasonal moods too ! Indeed I enjoyed placement as well as appointment ~ my eyes were not bored, my brain happily delighted. I've always tried to explain when asked the difference between trends vs: classics; "Most certainly a trend will end, where as the classic's will last & that's a fact" ~Roxi L. Respectfully & happily enjoyed your tour, Roxi Lees ~ Mrs.Woof@yahoo.com

  30. LOVE the look of your home. I actually used these photos to convince my boyfriend to paint our doors Iron Ore (we had already painted most rooms Accessible Beige) AND add white shiplap to our entryway! Don't think I could've convinced him it was a great idea without your photos...so THANK YOU!

  31. just discover your site and i love it, and your home is so beautiful.

  32. Nice tour. Thanks for sharing!

  33. You’re home is amazing! Seeing this post I have pinned quite a few things before! It’s funny to think that such a bold color could be used through out the entire house yet be so subtle and lovely. I’m painting my doors about the same color (I scored two gallons of it for $10 in the discount paint section!) you’ve given me inspiration to let my whole house look like this! I’m even obsessed with wicker and wood everythingggg! Thank you for sharing your home!

  34. We have never lived in anything other than Ranch homes, and honestly, we find them extremely comfortable, and able to take on nearly any personality. Ranches were meant to be changed, and added on to, as the family grew and changed. They have so much potential that a lot of people simply don't want to see. The 'lowly ranch' I've often heard them referred to as.

    I grew up in an old Craftsman, and later an old farmhouse. My husband grew up in a 1958 ranch. Our first home was a 1973 split level ranch, our second a brand spankin' new ranch (light, bright, airy, but no personality. at. all.), and our third and current home, a 1972 ranch. The latter we've lived in the longest, and done the most to. I use color on the walls, although I am starting to come back around to white. I want to paint our interior hollow core doors black (until I can budget my 'dream' doors), but haven't quite gotten hubby around to the idea. Yet. ;)

    Thanks for sharing your home.

  35. I'm so glad I found you!! It's so hard to mesh modern and farmhouse but you have done it perfectly! We just moved in to a new home and I'll be using your blog as inspiration.

  36. Hello, I have been looking for a color pallettte where I can actually see the colors in a room and I love your style. I read in another post you used sherwin williams off the shelf, is that a white off the shelf or and actual color and thename is off the shelf. I have not been able to find it on their color chart so I am assuming its a white they sale unmixed. Thank you

    1. Hi! Yes, the white paint that I used throughout my home is Sherwin-Williams Super Paint unmixed semi-gloss. It's their lower grade paint, but I started with it over 12 years ago I just stuck with it.