Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas at the Farmhouse

Christmas at the Farmhouse this year...
Simple and Easy

So let's talk about the Elephant in the room ...
that not so designer friendly, wood burning stove.
That was this homes sole source of heat for the first 25+ years.
Until recently this home had no central AC or heat.  My dad kept that thing burning all winter long for us.
And for that reason,   I love it!

The only decor new this year was fresh greenery provided by Mother Nature 
and one box of red ornaments.
We sprinkled them throughout and were good to go!

Head down the hall...
toThe Kitchen
My favorite!

Every year this buffet hosts our hot chocolate/apple cider bar

We're starting a new tradition this year and attempting to cook up a batch of Santas cookies in this guy.
I love the security of having a wood burning stove.

                                                   Merry Christmas to you all!
                                                 Hope this finds you all well!
                                                                     xoxox ,
                                                        from the farmhouse.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

One Hour, One Can of Spray Paint!

We're loving these quick makeovers!

Some projects feel a bit daunting and linger in the garage
 waiting for me to, "get in the zone"
 and do a painting marathon.

But these small spray paint projects.....
so quick and easy.
Zero mess, zero fuss.

I liked the original hardware as well as the drawer fronts
on this night stand/end table.

Choosing a light color helps show off the details and the hardware.
Several coats of Rustoleum,s "Heirloom White",
followed by sanding around the edges

One hour, One spray paint can.
One cute little nightstand.
The End.

For more One hour, One can of spray paint projects,
 go visit us at

Country Living Y'all!!!!
We were featured!!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

One Hour! One Can of Spray Paint!

Hi Ladies,
       Today we're over at  with a challenge!

One Hour 

and One Can of Spray Paint!

Come see the fun makeovers!

Hint:  It'll give you a sneak peak of some of the pieces you'll see at our Barn Sale this weekend.

Make sure to follow along with Brooke and all the other talent going on over there for some upcoming Holiday inspiration!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

1 week till the Sale!

We'd love to meet you and  see you all there!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Buffet Makeover

Ran across these pictures from a piece from last years Fall Barn Sale. 

The buffet has since sold.  
It may be one of those pieces that leaves me with a little sellers remorse,
 (just a little) :)
I usually prefer painted furniture over natural wood 95% of the time.
 But sometimes a piece calls for paint and some wood and  I never regret when I go to the extra work of refinishing a top with a stain and showing the original beauty of the wood. 
I hope whoever bought it is enjoying it.
The stain is a Varathane Dark Walnut and the paint is a custom color I mixed up.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Farmhouse Master Bedroom

Our Dad is a farmer.
Farmers are practical and hardworking.
Not into fluff and non-necessities.
He worked late and was back up before dawn ready to go at it again.
He built this farmhouse and designed it for his lifestyle.
So the master bedroom serves it's purpose well.
Put in the bed and dresser and you're done.
Aint got no time (or room) for nuttin else!
Remember this home is a rental, so were working with what we've got.
Bring in the BIG bed!

This room has just enough space for a bed and two nightstands.
Nothing more
Using small furniture to compensate for small space can visually make your room look even smaller.
A big ornate bed immediately brings personality to the space.
The bed takes up the majority of the room,
 so use your bedding as decor to make your design statement.

This bedding just happens to be 10 yr. old Pottery Barn clearance bedding.
I'm weirdly proud of that vs. ashamed.

A small lift top bench at the end of the bed serves as a "sitting area" and extra storage to boot.

And just to give you a proportional idea of this room, I was buried deep within my clothes
inside my closet to be able to take this pic.;)
No, not a walk-in silly, a bifold two feet deep "practical" closet.

I'll admit, the green walls are a bit dated.
 A soft blue gray is in their very near future.

We've just enough room to get in a dresser.
Adding some personality and jewelry storage on top and this rooms a wrap!
Don't use small spaces as excuses to limit yourself.
Work with your limits and show em who's boss!

Kitchen all decked out for Fall

We're over at today sharing our kitchen rental redo!
Go check them out.  
They have an endless amount of inspiration going on  over there!
Here's our link:

Have a great day!