House Tour: House Snooping at Marty’s Musings


Welcome to the beginning of a long weekend y’all.   What better way to kick it off than to take a house tour around another terrific home!

Today we’re snooping around at Marty’s.

Marty’s Musings

Marty's MusingsPin


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Thank you, Suzy, for graciously showcasing my home today! Suzy and I have gotten to know each other in the last several months through The Southern Bloggers Conference, our Home{work} Wednesday link parties and most recently, the Haven Conference. We had four hysterical ladies driving from Greensboro to “Hot”lanta and it was a blast!

Welcome to my home! I’m honored to share a look into our well loved, hard working home! Nothing fancy or expensive, just a lot of elbow grease, hours of Pinterest gazing and frugal shopping thrown together with many budget DIY projects.

My husband Tim and I have lived in our ranch style home for 22 years. He has learned his way around power tools and has practiced every trick of his trade (as a painting contractor) in making the most of the space we’ve been blessed with.

Yes, you can have a beautiful home on a budget! Home Tour from Marty's MusingsPin

Living with 5 kids, numerous dogs and cats as well as various other critters, it’s only been recently we’ve begun to transform our space as our older children have left home.

Walden Family Picture 2013Pin

When my son Joshua graduated from high school and went off to college, his room was my first project! This scrapbook/craft room was a dream come true!

Home Tour from Marty's Musings; Craft RoomPin

I dealt with my grief over his leaving by organizing my massive paper, ribbon and embellishment collections!

Home Tour from Marty's Musings; Craft RoomPin

Our den makeover resulted from taking up 20-year-old carpet and installing Pergo flooring. The red was definitely a stretch for us, but I love the bold color set against the wood flooring.

.Home Tour from Marty's Musings; DenPin

This family gallery wall is still meaningful and beautiful.

Chocolate brown wall filled with the words Family Is……unique, joy, chosen, a blessing, forever, love, fun, forgiven, cut from white vinyl with Cricut die cut machine, with black and white pictures in white framesPin

You can read all about the details that went into my kitchen, the happiest room in the house.

Aqua and Yellow DIY Kitchen from Marty's MusingsPin


There are more DIY projects in this room than you can shake a stick at (that’s Southern for go check it out!) including our fence board backsplash.

Creative Backsplash with Fence Boards from Marty's MusingsPin

I shared some of my daughter’s room in the Summer 2013 Showcase of Homes Tour. Her scripture wall is one of my favorites as well.

Home Tour from Marty's Musings; Teenage Girl's RoomPin

You can see a bit of our living room and this fabulous window table my husband built. He’s my DIY guy!

Summer 2013 Showcase of Homes from Marty's MusingsPin

Since everyone loves a good before and after picture, here is our latest project.

Small Bathroom Remodel Before and After from Marty's MusingsPin

This small bathroom remodel was by far our hardest project. It was bad news before (as you can tell), but now it is light and bright!

Small Bathroom Remodel Before and After from Marty's MusingsPin

You can see more with the shower makeover 

DIY Shower Tutorial from Marty's Musings-18Pin

and my husband’s tutorial on how to install beadboard paneling.

How to Install Beadboard Paneling from Marty's MusingsPin

 I would love if you would follow along with our journey to transform our home with maximum efficiency while stamping our own signature style in each room. Along the way we’ll share our adoption story, homeschooling adventures and favorite family recipes!

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Thank you Marty, for letting us snoop around your adorable home!  It’s obvious that it is a place filled to overflowing with love and warmth.  You and Tim make a great team and have completed some amazing projects.

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  1. kirby carespodi says:

    Thanks for the tour, Suzy! Always love looking at Marty’s house and then I wonder how I can transport her craft room to Winston.

  2. Gorgeous home! That craft room- oh my goodness! LOVE!!!

  3. Hi Suzy! I’ve so enjoyed the tour and her home is just lovely. Lucky gal to have a hubby that can do all of those things. What a nice looking family, too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  4. What a great home and that craft room I am just swooning! I think that is every women’s dream! Thanks for sharing such a great home and Have a great weekend!