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Friday, February 17, 2012

Shabby chic style home tour

You are all in for a treat with this Shabby chic style home tour by my dear friend Melanie!
Finally, Melanie started a blog of her own.  Mel and I go way back when from RMS
{rate my space}days.
Melanie and her Mom were frequent guests over at RMS and it was there where we all met and formed a friendship.  
It wasn't until recently that she started a blog of her own.  Don't think I did not bug her a time or two about it. I sure did!

So come on in....
 Sweet Melanie!

Welcome to our home here in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia.
My mother had built this home in 1996 and after a sudden change in her marriage status, we all made the decision to move in together to help her take care of this huge place. It was only to be temporary...but years later, it would prove to become my dream home. Nothing big or fancy, just a nice place to raise a family.
Winter and Spring are my most favorite seasons. I love what the snow does to make everything look so clean and Spring flowers are the best!
A simple little pool...
Mom eventually remarried so we rented for a few years and then decided to buy the home. Since then...I have made it into my dream! Thank goodness I have a wonderful husband and two lovely girls that have allowed me to do so.
This is our livingroom where we all come together. It is open with our kitchen and we love it! Makes it a whole lot easier to get that snack when we're watching a movie.
Our kitchen for favorite holiday to decorate for!
Our youngest daughter's room....
Our oldest daughter's room in purple.....
Where I spend most of my time.....I had to make it as pretty as I could since I'm in here most of my days.
Here is a glimpse of the girls bath....
Our master....where the hubs spends most of his time. Can you believe this is in the basement?
Our small but functional master bath....
One of our guest rooms....
Where I do my sewing....did I mention that I love to sew?
Another guest/slash game room....where we play the wii and watch tv. It is off of the kitchen and is seperated with french doors. Perfect for soundproofing!
And finally...our hallway. Lots of running and playing go on here from our girls. That's what makes a house a and laughter. And of course I have to say without God...we wouldn't be here.
Thanks for letting me share our home with you....come on back now ya hear!

Beautiful home and family Melanie.
Thanks for sharing your story with us.
Feel free to
pop on over to Melanie's and say Hello! 


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Blogger Kristin said...

It IS a Dream home! Beautiful!

February 17, 2012 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I remember this on rms. Wasn't her rms name they call me Martha?

February 17, 2012 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Melanie's home is gorgeous! My husband kept laughing at me because I said "Ooooooh" with each
picture I scrolled past. lol Thanks for sharing this. I'm headed over to Melanie's blog now.

February 17, 2012 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

What a beautiful home Debbie, I would have never guess what it would have looked like from the outside. I sure wasn't expecting it to have the cottage feel. Lovely, thanks for sharing:)

February 17, 2012 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Pati said...

Beautiful home! My dreams...

February 17, 2012 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Yes Kim, that is the same Melanie!~

February 17, 2012 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Beautiful home and family! Thanks for sharing!!!

February 17, 2012 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So sweet! Bright, cheery and so very warm and inviting.

February 17, 2012 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Its So Very Cheri said...

Adorable. I notice some fabrics from my little girls shabby chic room.

Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

February 17, 2012 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a fun tour! She has done an amazing job, love, love the girls rooms!
And all the little details...just so darn cute!
Never would have guessed by looking at the outside!
Just goes to show you, never judge a book by it's cover!

February 17, 2012 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

I wish I had pictures of the "before" for this house--y'all wouldn't believe the transformation! Melanie took a simple country home and turned it into a showplace, one that's beautiful and extremely comfortable at the same time. Proud mama? You bet! And, Debbie, I'm so proud of YOU and your accomplishments since we first connected through HGTV's "Rate My Space"! I don't think any of us could have imagined the great strides you and Melanie would take after those first few timid steps to share your talents. Both of you are an inspiration and I'm thankful that I've been able to watch the transformation!

February 17, 2012 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, What a fabulous home -It is one of the most beautiful homes I have seen in a long time. How about that entrance to the master bedroom -oh so romantic.

February 17, 2012 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

It is a beautiful home that looks so comfortable and inviting in every room!! Thanks for the tour!

February 17, 2012 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Lovely home...I love, love all the signs over the doors and windows and all over the house. I am in the process of doing that here. Thanks for sharing you dream home.

February 17, 2012 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Farah said...

Melanie you really make it a dream house, it looks so beautiful and soothing and so relaxed atmosphere you create there...I am in love with your home ...
Hope you will enjoy a visit at
With love

February 17, 2012 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Bliss said...

Maybe if my laundry was cute like your's I wouldn't mind spending time in there too huh?

Still contemplating a man who spends all his time in the bedroom - physically not just mentally!


February 17, 2012 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing Melanie's blog, Debbie! Her home is gorgeous!
You are such a sweetie for always encouraging other bloggers the way you do.
Have a great weekend, my friend.

February 17, 2012 at 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melanie's home is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tour, Debbie. Definitely a day brightener!

February 17, 2012 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

this must be rachel ashwells romantic

February 17, 2012 at 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Wow! Her home is so, o pretty!!! I love it!!! A home filled with love, look.

February 17, 2012 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Spectacular dreamy elegance, Melanie has created. TY for sharing & giving us ideas for ourselves.

Have a beautiful weekend, Deb ~

February 17, 2012 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

What a gorgeous home! This is a blog I would love to follow. Debbie, thank you for sharing. So much inspiration! Headed over to check out the rest of her blog!

February 17, 2012 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger miss flibbertigibbet said...

What a wonderful job she's done! I can only imagine what it will look like when she does up the exterior too! Thanks for sharing her story!

February 17, 2012 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

What a beautiful home. I like so many of the details over the beds and the mirrors.

February 17, 2012 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger ☞Kathy Shumate ☜ said...

I feel like I just looked at a House Beautiful magazine. The little mantle or vanity in the hall is a great idea...Thank you so much for opening your home to us.

February 17, 2012 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger  Nann said...

WOW is all I can say. What a gorgeous home. I am like some of the others when I saw the outside. It is not what I expected on the inside at all.(Its not that its bad.. just 60's looking.) Isn't it true with alot of things though. We judge a book by its cover. Well this cover has a TREASURE inside it. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I'm ready to move it. The master bedroom took my breath away. Melonie you should be so pleased with yourself and family. A true dream come true. Love it ALL.


February 17, 2012 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

So pretty!!!!

February 17, 2012 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Loved every single detail - thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!


February 17, 2012 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Sweet Melanie said...

WoW...I am so shocked! Thank each and everyone of you for all of the very sweet comments. Thanks Debbie for posting...I would have never dreamed people would love it as much as I do! Now...If only I could convince my hubby that pink would be the perfect color for the outside...LOL! I'll get the outside done one day...the way I invision it. It'll just take a little time and lots of money!

February 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my gosh what a beautiful home, a frilly frothy confection, I just bet it smells like cotton candy and fresh sheets from the line!

February 17, 2012 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Melanie's home is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us, Debbie. I have to go to Melanie's blog now because I want to pin some of those bedrooms!

February 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Shabby chic Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing Melanie--I went straight over to her blog and followed her. Such a beautiful home!

February 17, 2012 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger  Nann said...

Thankyou Debbie and Melonie for your sweet comments on my blog. I meant every word I said. I want to save this whole post. It is just beyond words. Debbie THANKYOU for sharing Melonie and her home with us. It has been a literal blessing to all who has come or will come to read it. make West Virginia even more of a beautiful place to live.


February 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

Melanie has certainly made her home feel comfy and cozy. I'm headed over to visit her blog.

February 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

Hmm, I'm already following her, but her blogs aren't showing up in my reader. Another puzzle to try to solve.

February 17, 2012 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Oh my goodness, those rooms are so cozy and magical...LOVE it!!! I'll have to stop on over and tell Melanie, "Hiii" right now!

Hope you have a Wonderful Weekend, Debbie! :)

February 17, 2012 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Miss Charming said...

Such a sweet looking home.

February 17, 2012 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

OK, I am loving her style! I love all the white, and her ideas for windows are JUST what I'm looking for. I'm going to be a pinning fool.

And I'm headed to her blog now. I hope it's a blogspot blog. With the GFC thing, it's easier for me to follow blogspots.

(So DO NOT even consider changing yours, Missy. )

February 17, 2012 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Norma said...

Thanks Debbie for sharing Melanie's beautiful home. She has certainly poured her heart and love into it!! They are indeed a special family and everyone needs to read her story!

February 17, 2012 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

I was just on Pinterest and someone pinned a bunch of these pics and credited it with Debbie-Debbiedoo's...I thought Ok, that is not Debbie's home...I was so confused lol! Wow, her house is gorgeous, not that your home isn't gorgeous too cuz it is but I knew this wasn't it! Love it!

February 17, 2012 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Oh my so pretty and the touches of soft.
She loves her layers doesn't she...her home has a definite comfy factor going for it!

loved seeing it!

February 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger  Nann said...

Debbie....What is the copycat challenge this month or is it already over? I've pressed the copycat button but to no avail. Hope I haven't missed it but let me know. Thanks,


February 17, 2012 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I remember this home from RMS Debbie. She's done a beautiful job decorating it and making it their own! Great story too!

February 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Melanie's home looks sooo beautiful and dreamy!! Love the soft and soothing colors:) The seed packet tags attached to the glass bottles in your previous post looks so pretty and I love how you took the different shots of the flowers. I'm following you now through LF. Would love to have you follow me back. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

February 17, 2012 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I loved hearing the story about how they acquired their home. It has such a dreamy and cozy look to it. I could just curl up on one of those couches or beds and nap for hours.

February 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Cristina Garay said...

What a beautiful home!!

February 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

I love Melanie's home! It is stunning. I wish she would come down to AL and help me shabby-fy my house!!! I will pop over and say "Hi!" Thanks for posting the tour, Debbie.


February 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger said...

shabby chic is my favorite sytle. melanie's home is adorable! thanks for sharing!

February 17, 2012 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Candy said...

Gorgeous home. I love all the girly.

February 18, 2012 at 1:07 AM  
Blogger Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

So very cute.

February 18, 2012 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger linda said...

it was so nice to read the story of how it all took place .Mels house is surgar sweet just like her best wishes on her new blog:)

February 18, 2012 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Stunning! How she ever convinced her hubby to live in such a beautiful, feminine home is beyond me -- LOL! Hope he has a 'man cave' somewhere on that property!

February 18, 2012 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Loribeth said...

Your home is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I love all the soft colors. Wish Jim would let me do that in our little house!!!

February 18, 2012 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Stacey Stuwe said...

OH MY GOSH! How beautiful! I love that master! and the mantle in the hallway, awesome idea!!!!

February 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Beautiful home! Lovely family!

February 19, 2012 at 5:31 PM  

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