Hello! Welcome to 1905 Farmhouse and my little corner of the internet! My name is Amy and in the Fall of 2016, my husband, Justin and I began an adventure of remodeling and renovating the 1905 farmhouse that we purchased late that summer. We have been married for 9 years and we have 2 children, a boy, and a girl. We both dreamed of living in the country since we were kids. We both grew up in this area running around without shoes and digging in the dirt.
We live in a small community about 30 miles west of Portland, Oregon near the foothills of the Oregon Coast range. We were both born and raised in this area as part of neighboring Catholic communities. I grew up next door to a dairy farm and less than a mile away from both sets of Grandparents whose houses we would frequent regularly to help out with gardening and home projects. Justin’s family lived near his Grandparent’s working farm where he helped his Grandpa raise pigs and other crops. We are country kids at heart!
What to Expect on the Blog
I am a huge fan of anything I can DIY and have a love of home decor. Justin is a plumber and a little bit of a jack of all trades who loves to be able to problem-solve. I also work outside our home parttime as a team coordinator in a medical office.
Our dream to live in the country has become a reality but in a home that is outdated and in need of some refreshing. We are excited to have you follow along as we demo, re-design, and add our farmhouse touch to this 113-year-old home!
Over the last several years, we have added a dog, three cats, and a dozen chickens and we hope to add more animals in the future. In addition to the home DIY projects and decor, I enjoy gardening in our 1/4 acre garden, starting seeds and have a serious love of adding all types of flowers and plants to our yard.
Occasionally you will find a recipe or two thrown in for fun as I enjoy cooking and baking and preserving all of our fruits and vegetables that we grow.
If you are new here you can check out The Farmhouse One Year Later to see a recap of our first year in the farmhouse.
Some other popular posts:
- Painted Outdoor Rug
- Milk Paint: A Beginner’s Perspective
- Bathroom Update Reveal
- How to Make Your Own Tomato Cages
How to Contact Me:
Mailing Address: PO Box 785, Banks, Oregon 97106