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September 7, 2013

No plain-Jane style for this couple



This technique stirred Scott to imitate the texture on all of the walls in the second bathroom. Currently a deep brown, this room has undergone many face-lifts as the shared bathroom of their two sons, Brady, a sophomore at Anderson University, and Blaine, a junior at Frankton.

Scott’s contributions to the transformation of the home didn’t stop there. He and his father-in-law, Chris Mast, built a beautiful deck in the backyard. He also finished the second floor as a bonus room.

“When we first looked at the house and I noticed the upstairs was not finished, I saw real potential for a playroom for the boys,” he said. “Previously we had bought land and were going to build. We had everything ready – the plans and the builder. But I didn’t have peace about it and we started looking at houses. I liked that this one was in a neighborhood, but on a cul-de-sac with fields on both sides.”

“The lot is wonderful,” agreed Chrislyn. “I was set on building, so I needed to change my mindset, but once I did – I love everything about the house now. I especially like it that the (sun porch) faces east and the sun is beautiful in the mornings.”

Whether they are outside near the grill and fire pit, inside on the sun porch or upstairs in the bonus room, the family likes to entertain guests.

“We have always wanted our house to be open to people,” said Chrislyn. “We love to have people here. When I’m cleaning and getting ready for company, I take time to pray for them. I want this home to be a blessing to share.”

“My wife does have the gift of hospitality,” said Scott.

Each week, Emma Bowen Meyer features a Madison County home. If you know of a home that should be showcased, send an email to



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