The Inspired Hive

A busy mom building a creative home


Our Second Home

A 100 year old farmhouse gets a modern farmhouse update. Get the tour here.

Hi there! We moved into this old circa 1920 farmhouse in the summer of 2017, and it is still a work in progress! I would love to take you on a tour as we update each room!


One of the main reasons we bought this house, other than my love of old buildings, is the property. The house sits on one acre and is surrounded by farmland. We are loving our little slice of nature and have enjoyed discovering all that it has to offer.

There is still a lot of maintenance that needs to be done to the house exterior and the property, but we did manage to give the front porch a little makeover.


When we moved in, the 1990s kitchen had lots of orange wood tones and the cabinets were in rough shape. We made some simple changes with paint and hardware, a v-groove backsplash, shelving, and new lighting to make the kitchen fit in with the rest of the home.

Dining Room

In the dining room, we refinished the wood floors and switched out the light fixture. More changes to come, but it's starting to feel more like us! See the whole space here.


The playroom is one of my favorite makeovers to date. It was such a HUGE transformation! Now, it's the perfect playspace for our boys and is the perfect blend of vintage schoolhouse and modern farmhouse. You can read about the renovation process and see all of the udpates here.

Powder Room

The half bathroom on the first floor is still a work in progress, but it has come a long way already. So far we have painted the walls and cabinetry, upgraded the flooring, and installed new hardware. Check out the details here.

Master Bathroom

In the master bathroom, we painted the walls and cabinets, and added cabinet hardware. Simple changes made a world of difference. See the before and after here.

Still to come...
  • Living Room
  • Mudroom
  • Guest Room
  • Cade's Room
  • Jackson's Room
  • Boy's Bathroom
  • Master Bedroom
  • Office
  • Guest Cottage

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