Almost a month ago now, we closed on a house! It’s not just any house, it’s a beautiful 1848 farmhouse in the town of Gallatin, New York, with old hardwood floors, a big kitchen, a clawfoot bathtub, and a barn in the backyard.
Buying a country house has always been a dream of mine and throughout the entire process, I didn’t think it would actually come true. But it did. And along with the innate charm and sweet country details, this house needs a lot of work. We are taking it one project at a time (or at least I’m trying to) as the road ahead is going to be long and expensive. The larger plan is to be able to rent our house on Airbnb a few weekends a month in one year (hello rental income).
For now, I’m excited to start exploring the home portion of Bell & Basket. So this post doesn’t have a recipe because I haven’t been doing much cooking or baking lately (besides salad from the local farm and steak on the grill) but I am going to share a few highlights from the past month. The next few posts will be more focused on individual projects like the downstairs bathroom, kitchen remodel, garden, and more!