jodie’s house, part 2.

Welcome back to part 2 of our tour of Jodie’s lovely home (if you missed part 1, you can see it here).  Today we’re going to take a look at the kitchen, the enclosed porch, the laundry room and the garage.  Yep, we’re even including the garage!

We’ll start in the kitchen where I’m pretty sure my sister got drool all over everything.

Especially the giant refrigerator.  My sister could easily fill that thing up, but I think my two bottles of wine, ketchup and other condiments would look pretty lonely in there.

I know my sister was also picturing just how many different kinds of Christmas cookies she could make if she had that huge island to spread out on!

As I mentioned in part one of our tour, all of the counter tops in Jodie’s home are made out of Granicrete, a concrete like product that can be colored to look like other stone materials.  Jodie chose a paler shade of brown for her island, but more of a dark granite color for the rest of her kitchen counters.

Just outside the window over Jodie’s kitchen sink, you can catch a glimpse of her enclosed porch.  Let’s head out there next.

Jodie and Doug did some really cool things out on the porch using salvaged materials.

The walls are a combination of old barn wood and sheets of galvanized metal.

The metal was salvaged from storage buildings on a friend’s property.

Isn’t the ceiling amazing?

Jodie has some great upcycled pieces out here on the porch as well, including the old military trunk turned coffee table.

I love what she has done with this old mailbox …

as well as the way she added a little pop of mid-century madness with this hanging light fixture.

Next let’s head back through the kitchen and into the hallway that leads to the laundry room.  Here’s another of Jodie’s window creations hanging on the wall.

I’ve got to keep that idea in mind the next time I see a pile of old windows for sale!

Also in the hallway is this giant ruler for keeping track of her kid’s growth.  Looks like they are both pretty tall, huh?

We’ve all seen this idea before, but I’ve never seen it done with the school pictures alongside.  Isn’t that clever?

And here is the laundry room.

I love this little arrangement that Jodie has on her counter top with the vintage iron in the old enamelware container.

 While I was admiring the arrangement, Jodie reminded me that I gave her the cross-stitched Noel towel.

I’d forgotten all about that!

This milk can arrangement in the window is also adorable.

That milk can has been in the family since Jodie was a kid.  Her grandparents owned a dairy farm just down the road and Jodie would use this milk can to get milk right out of the bulk tank.  I don’t believe that I’ve ever had fresh milk right off the farm, have you?

One of my favorite features in the laundry room is the old ladder hanging from the ceiling.  I’m a sucker for old ladders.  This particular ladder belonged to Jodie’s uncle and was much longer at first.  Doug cut it down to fit in this room, and you’ll see two more pieces of the ladder in other rooms before our tour of Jodie’s house is over.

Back out in the hallway we can take a look at Jodie’s gallery wall.

The use of horizontal stripes on the wall is perfect in this spot.

And what a great way to display many family photos all on one wall.

Before we finish part 2 of our tour, I just want to show you the garage.  Normally there isn’t much to see in the garage, but since Jodie took a couple days off work a few weeks back to paint her garage, I felt like I should be sure to include it.

Yep, that is the garage.  I think Jodie & Doug’s garage might be decorated better than some people’s living spaces.  Doug was working on building some sliding barn doors to close off one side of the garage while we were there that day.

Debbie might have drooled over the kitchen, but I drooled over the garage.  What I wouldn’t give to have a clean, bright, large work space complete with modern conveniences like plumbing.

Before we leave the garage I have to share this unique fishing rod holder that Doug made.

It’s made out of old clothes pins mounted on a board.  Isn’t that clever?

I hope you’re enjoying the tour of Jodie’s house.  I’m planning to share the final segment later this week, so be sure to stay tuned!

23 thoughts on “jodie’s house, part 2.

  1. Nice house! You need to show Ken the fishing pole hanger, it looks like something he would have thought of! 😉 Love the large ruler with the kids pictures beside it, cute idea!


  2. Just a beautiful home. Right down to the clothes pin dangling from that dish towel. Just beautiful. My thanks to you and Jodie for sharing.


  3. Oh. My. Goodness. I was thinking I love the kitchen best. No I love the laundry room best. No wait that porch. Oh I want it all. I think Jodie was inspired by your striped wall for her hall. And I love the ‘JOY’ window. Thanks Linda and Jodie for sharing this beautiful home. I had never heard of granicrete but it’s a great product. I bet your sister wants to rent the kitchen for the month of December…


    1. Well, yes, now that you mention it Jodie was inspired by my striped walls! As for the kitchen, I think my sister wants to just pick it up and move the entire thing to her house!


  4. Great job on decorating your home Jodie! Love all the little details, but especially the ladder. I’m a sucker for sentimental stuff. The “joy” window is pretty fabulous too! I can see why you live where you do…worth the long drive to/from work when this home is waiting for you! P.S. Debbie is not the only one drooling over the kitchen!

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  5. What a great place! I enjoyed the tour. She has some great vintage finds. I also loved all of the counter tops. We are in the process of remodeling the kitchen this year and I will certainly check out the “granicrete.” I would love to have a kitchen that size and the island is awesome! This kitchen however would fill my whole house. I loved the “JOY” window. Thanks so much for sharing.


  6. Yep, I totally loved the kitchen. You guys didn’t get to see the giant pantry, that had so much storage space in it. Linda, you have had fresh milk from the farm. Maybe you didn’t go out to the barn with us to get it at Aunt Alma and Uncle Knutes. We used a pitcher kind of like that one to scoop it out of the mini, not really small, pasturizer they had in the barn. I loved Jodie’s laundry room too! The joy sign is a really great idea for next year. Since we both have Crickets we could make them pretty easy.


  7. Jodie is one creative girl! I would have fun cooking in the kitchen but that porch is phenomenal. I would never want to leave it.


  8. Many thanks to Jodie for sharing her lovely, creative home with us. I think my favorite was the laundry room. Love the vintage ladder!


  9. If I was to list my favorite things I love in your home, I could not do it, because I love everything. All the little creative touches pulls things together so beautifully. I love everything. Happy Holidays


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