Happy Friday friends! Today is closing day on my fixer upper house and I’m so happy to pass it on to another family. This is a repeat Feature Friday from 2015, but Wendy’s home is so pretty. I know she’s made changes in this time so be sure and follow her on Instagram too for all the updates! Enjoy your 4th of July weekend!
I’m back today with a Georgia blogger to share, Wendy from Life on the Shady Grove. I found Wendy not too long ago on Instagram and loved her home and story, so wanted to share Wendy with all of you. She and her hubby met at UGA, got married, had 5 kids and bought a foreclosed home in Cumming (metro Atlanta) in 2010, which they set out making into their home.
Wendy had always dreamed of living in a farmhouse, so they renovated this newly built home into the home of their dreams and I really love how it turned out. She said they got a fabulous deal on this house in the country and they have sheep in their back yard. What’s not to love about that?
Wendy and her grand-pups. She has 2 out of the house and 3 at home, I think, so I’m sure life is busy for Wendy. I love her heart for the Lord and how she shares her faith on her blog and on Instagram. You are sure to be inspired by Wendy!
Here’s the house when they bought it, a newly built home that had gone into foreclosure. They loved the size of the house and where it was, but Wendy had a plan to make it look more farm-housey. Amazing what paint can do! This might not be for everyone, but I love Wendy’s vision with the white painted house.
White paint just makes a beautiful backdrop for a home. With the stained double front doors and dark lanterns, ht’s a beautiful space.
Window boxes add a charming touch, something that Wendy fell in love with in Europe.
On the back porch a swinging bed is a great place to hang out.
Love that pillow and all of Wendy’s words around her house. She has lots of inspiring messages in words sprinkled all over. And you will notice that Wendy loves red and uses it in fun doses all around her house as well.
Wendy made this sign for her porch and I just love it.
The grandpups on the front porch.
I love Wendy’s photos and her pops of red are so pretty.
Inside the front door. I was reading on Wendy’s blog that the house had sat empty for a long while when they bought it. She said the wood floors were not in that great a shape, so she decided to do what she had loved and that’s paint them white.
White is the backdrop for all of Wendy’s decor and it looks very crisp and fresh with red accents.
Candlesticks on the mantel.
The sectional sofa and ottoman with quilt.
Another look at the fireplace and wicker chairs in front. Such a cozy and warm room and I love that bird fabric on the ottoman.
I love the treatment above the fireplace. They found these old shutters along with some piece of tongue and groove and framed it all in above the fireplace and of course, painted it all white. Red and white gingham curtains add such a nice touch.
The other side of the room has a large furniture piece for the big screen TV. That’s the words to one of my favorite songs above the TV, Oh, How He Loves Me.
From the kitchen looking in to the family room area.
Another shot of the kitchen looking towards the dining area. She noted that they did knock down some walls to make it more of an open concept home.
Love her collections and pretties.
Cute scale with an adorable sheep on top.
The keeping room off the kitchen is cozy too. She said they painted over orange-y fake rock there on the fireplace to make it all cohesive. It works for me!
Love the ladder and prints and the rustic mantel.
Wendy has created a pretty family gallery wall in the dining area. I can definitely tell that family is super important to Wendy.
Dining room hutch.
Rustic table set with more red and white. Wendy has a beautiful way of styling and presenting, simple and sweet.
Another dining area.
And last, the master bedroom.
I loved the outdoor shots of Wendy’s house too, such a peaceful and serene oasis.
And there are the sheep. That’s got to be a fun thing to see every day, out in the countryside. I hope you enjoyed Wendy’s house and Life on the Shady Grove. Wendy is a new blogger, just started this year and blogs sporadically, but her pics and house are just beautiful and I knew you’d enjoy it too. She is active on Instagram though.
I think this may be my favorite feature friday yet. I love all the white and red!
I too think this is my favorite not just feature Friday house but house ever! Painting the exterior white was so right in my opinion and the floors!
china cabinet, not hutch. LOVELY ideas in this one! love the quilt on the oversized ottoman and how she changed out the seamed metal roof on the garage overhang to regular shingle.
Hey there Rhodie girl , this is so beautiful I absolutely love the white. I think I have to look at this a few times to get it all absorbed. I love her style very creative. The sheep are a nice touch. Looks like a peaceful life style. Her painted floors were amazing. I’d love to do that , ted might swallow hard at that one tho ;))
Thanks for sharing wendy’s home. I love it! Love the way they painted the outside white. It really makes the dark lanterns stand out. Her home is a beautiful farmhouse style!
Never mind the house, those dogs are adorable.
I love Wendy’s house! Oh my gosh, it is so darling. Love the all white exterior….perfect (from one who grew up in a white farmhouse)! Love the red pops too! Love the granddogs as well….and the sheep….and the signs….and, and, and.
Thanks for sharing her lovely place.
Love this post and the blog. That is a lot of white there, but looks so pretty. I can’t believe the transformation of the home! Thanks for sharing.
This house is beautifully done — I love the whole Scandinavian esthetic.
The house is beautiful painted all white! What a difference. Mine is brick, but it makes me want to go home and paint it white
Kelly - Talk of the House says
Be still my heart!!! Red and red buffalo checks!!! It doesn’t get much better than that. 🙂 And I adore the exterior painted all white…oh and window boxes too!!! And sheep! (Have I used enough exclamation marks? LOL)
Wendy’s home is beautiful. I admire that she knew what she wanted and made it her dream home. I love the all white with a pop of red. It makes changing colors so easy. The grand pups are the most precious and adorable.
Thanks for sharing your story.
Not sure which I love more, the house or the dogs!
Leigh Ann Odom says
So thankful to call Wendy my friend.
The beauty that is inside of her changes everything that she touches.
Arlene Grimsley says
Wendy stared decorating her room when she was about 11 years old. Her dad and I would wake her up and see her room re-organized again and again. And she could move all that furniture without waking anyone up. She has a passion for our Lord and is using her talents to share her walk with Him.
So proud to call her daughter !!!
Rhonda thank you for featuring this blog so generous of you. She has a fabulous home family & dogs! Subscribed immediately.
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I really like the use of white paint on the outside to give the farmhouse look. I like the white throughout the house also. We use white throughout our home and it’s a great background base to use and add pops of color. I also enjoyed learning about a new blog to read!
Annie Workman says
What are the exteriors and interior white paint colors? Love them!
Hi, Annie, you will need to go to Wendy’s blog on the link to find out or ask her. She won’t see this here.
Lynne Taylor says
Thanks for sharing this again. I love her home and all she has done with it!
Cat Insley says
I loved the tour!
The only thing I need to say is, I hope all of those adorable pups were rescues.
Sweet furry babies are being euthanized every day at an alarming rate. And buying from breeders just exacerbates the whole thing. Plus, breeding is so wrong on so many levels.
Please adopt. Save a puppy life.