Happy Saturday friends! Today is the start of a brand new series that will be coming to you every other month.
It's all about Vintage and Farmhouse Style.
Today I'm sharing ideas as to why stoneware crocks are the perfect farmhouse decor. The can be used for utensils, flowers and more. Great tips for farmhouse decorating!
I am so excited to be a member of this fun group organized by my friend Cindy from County Road 407.
I am really excited about this hop. I adore all things vintage, collected and cozy. Things that tell a story and don't feel brand spanking new or straight out of a catalog. Don't get me wrong. I have a lot of new decor, but when it intermingled with vintage, antique and thrift store finds; It creates a lived in look that has evolved through the years.
If you are stopping by from Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home, welcome! Don't you just adore Amber's home and numerous collections.
It's hard to believe that at the end of May, we will be in our home for 16 years. Over the past year, I've been working so hard to repaint walls and our trim. It's been so very hard and at times, I may seem a bit absent from the blog and social media. If that's the case…just know that I'm busy painting. Doing it myself saves so much money. I'm a very s-l-o-w painter, but a good painter. My family makes fun of it, but I know they appreciate the efforts and knowing that I'll never ask them to help with the daunting task. I'm too much of a control freak about painting.
I started painting the breakfast nook last Saturday and literally finished yesterday. I still have one window to finish, but I ran out of paint. I still need to scrape the windows so don't zoom in too much.
I warn you….what you are about to see is a drastic change, but I haven't even begun to finish decorating. I still need to decide on wall art and possibly some simple panels of fabric flanking the windows.
Right now it looks a bit plain, but just invision color on the white walls in terms of art and fabric. I'm not going to rush it. I'm going to take my time to get it right.
If you look a little to the left, you'll see that the sheetrock walls are a light greenish gray. I wanted this authentic tongue and groove to be the same color as the trim and not the same as the wall color.
I won't lie…..I was scared to paint over the pickled green finish. I still loved it, but itching for a brighter change.
While I loved the old look, I wanted a change that would allow the furniture to stand out. Now the furniture and rug really are the stars against the Simply White walls. This was quite the chore that I won't get into now.I'll share a post soon on the process and the products used. A couple of things ended up being huge time savers.
The entire vignette started out with a thrift store crock that originally looked like this. Red isn't my favorite color, but this crock had a fabulous shape and size. It's been hidden in my panty closet housing utensils that aren't used frequently. Now it's living the good life front and center.
Check her out now in her vintage farmhouse glory.
Crocks are perfect for function in the kitchen.
Here the crock is holding some faux hydrangeas. That sweet rabbit was also a makeover that you can find HERE.
It's taking some getting used to…I only finished yesterday. I am really loving it and seeing the potential. The kitchen doesn't get a lot of light with the deep porches. This has brightened up the kitchen so much!
The ceiling is staying as is.
The stack of the white dishes are just a few of my collected thrift store ironstone through the years. I've gotten them dirt cheap!
Up next on the hop is Dabbling and Decorating. Be sure to visit for more inspiration!
Check out everyone on the tour!