It’s about time I share our cozy 1950s bungalow with all of you! We’ve lived in our home close to three years and I have yet to share a full house tour because there is always something else I want to do. I decided there will always be a project to finish, a room to paint or new furniture needed, but that’s all part of the process of turning a house into a home. Without further ado, I will be sharing a different room of our 1950s bungalow located in the Lindley Park neighborhood of Greensboro, NC each Friday. Learn more about our home after the jump.
When Chad and I started to look for homes, we fell in love with the tree lined streets of Lindley Park, a neighborhood established in 1917. We love the area because we are within walking distance of great restaurants, bars and coffee shops. There is even a small farmer’s market held in our neighborhood on weekends. We knew our little bungalow was the home for us as soon as we saw it listed online. We saw a lot of other houses, but this was the one for us.
I loved the home’s charm and detail, like the window box and shutters. I’ve enjoyed planting a window box each spring. This year I finally found the perfect combination of plants which includes sweet potato vine, multiple varieties of coleus, and a small box wood. It gives our home great curb appeal.
Last year I gave my bistro table a little makeover and it’s still looking great on our front porch. I recently added some bright pillows from Target and sweet basket full of Impatiens.
Tip: If you have a metal basket like the one above, it’s easy to fill with flowers if you add coco-fiber liner to your basket first. It’s widely available at any nursery or hardware store.
Chad and I strive to make the entrance to our home inviting, so last year we gave our front door a new coat of emerald paint. It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do; it brightens up the whole house (we painted the shutters the same color).
I always keep a wreath on the front door and a seasonal doormat on the ground. Recently I picked up two cooper buckets from the Target dollar section and turned them into planters. Chad drilled holes in the bottom for drainage and I planted caladium leaves, which don’t require a lot of sunlight. All of these elements plus the bistro table create a welcoming environment.
Once again, welcome to our home! I can’t wait to share the rest over the coming weeks.
I’m so ready for this weekend! Chad and I are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary with a quick trip to Charlotte. Be sure to follow along on Instagram for a speak into our weekend.