About the Renovators

Hi there, friends! We are Grant and Ashley, the owners and do-it-yourselfers of a 102-year-old farmhouse located in Southwest Michigan. We met in 2016, began dating in 2017, were married in June 2018, and bought our first home together in October 2018. After two years of hard work and a lot of elbow grease, our cozy little “starter home” was ready to relist in order for us to purchase the home of our dreams, an antique beauty we have affectionately dubbed as The Pillar House. When we are not working our 9-to-5 jobs (and additional evening and weekend gigs), we are working to turn this new house into our dream home. Along with our two Australian shepherds, Copper and Indy, our family has moved into the estate knowing that many challenges await us as we begin renovating and refurbishing this once proud homestead into a charmingly rustic yet modern farmhouse. We are excited to see what a little bit of sweat, grit, and willpower can accomplish as we continue building our dreams into reality.

Join us on our journey through this blog as we share our experiences — both successful and failed — and design a home full of personality, love, and budget-conscious projects.