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five farmhouse features on a friday

1.27.2017

I never thought I'd use the word "farm" in describing my style but for now that's where I'm at. Clearly.  In between all the other things we have been doing in the house there have been some other areas that have gotten a little change up as well...

1//Updated powder room wall decor. I used to have crosses in here. I had a thing for crosses. I was at Home Decor Warehouse a few weeks (months maybe?) ago and my sister was like hey use these wire baskets as shelves and I was all oh twist my arm and I walked out with a whole bunch of stuff I didn't need. All on a trip I was just going along for "fun" and wasn't going to spend a dime. No sir.
2//Drop cloth curtains in the playroom. The curtains in there used to be a real pale green (see the playroom when we first moved in here). Which, whatever, playrooms are hard because, toys. But the kids must have pulled on them or else maybe the rod wasn't installed right or who knows! But it was pulling away from the wall so it would have needed to be reinstalled anyways soooo why not see if we have a dark rod in the basement and if we do, do drop cloth curtains in there as well?! Why not!
3//Galvanized tray new additions. My Grammy has had to make a permanent move into a nursing home and so the majority of her belongings had to be taken care of. I've inherited a bunch of fun things, mainly some little pitchers and a cow creamer, and mason jars, and lots of little baskets and some ancient napkin rings. They've all found a home filling out my most favorite of galvanized trays in the kitchen. Right where I can see them daily. And Letty? She got herself an organ. No lie.
4// I started my whole official farmhouse transition back in September with our dining room, so the centerpiece has always been holiday themed since then. After all the Christmas stuff went away I had to start from scratch with what I had lying around to fill out this tray. A little towel and a few construction paper covered books tied with twine and wala! It's not perfect but it is good for  now. These towels I got for Christmas have been my most favorite! I put them everywhere. And how about that lovely sign I got from my beloved local Home Decor Warehouse? They always have the best finds!
5// And finally. The room I keep coming back to. It really is the last space I have yet to tackle. Do I paint it? Do I not paint it? Matt is tired of gray and I get that. But with this room sharing space with our kitchen gray is sort of the color family we should stay in. Then there's the practically brand new rug that wouldn't "match"... see also the dark furniture..... none of which I would be comfortable getting ride of...so. I just don't know what to do with it. I'd love to paint it and start from there. Maybe add a lighter throw rug on top of the red to neutralize it a little? I also was thinking pillow covers for the large pillows on the couch. Anything to lighten it up. The black wall will be staying because Matt has a thing for that wall and well, it's the least I can do.... In the past few months I've added a lot of lighter pillow covers, updated the window treatments to you guessed it, drop clothes, painted the mirror frame white, redid the entire gallery wall, added the tobacco basket and added a bunch of greens. So when I say I have "yet to tackle" what I mean is the walls. I have yet to tackle the walls. What do you guys think about this room? I'd love to hear your opinion! This was the before and after post right after we moved in...
And on that note, happy Friday! Have a great weekend!



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7 comments:

  1. well i love all of it and cant wait to see in real life! i think it's time to remove the green walls and go a light light color to offset the black wall. and grey is good if you have it bc why not. it'll transform the room alone. and you can use some throws or even sofa covers if you feel so inclined. all deadly.

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  2. I like it! It's all so very #whitecottagefarm. I really like the black accent wall, you could just stick with the theme and do grey in there, it would probably make it all lighter and brighter without having to go out and buy all new stuff.

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  3. I think it looks great. The black wall makes the other things pop.
    Your galvanized tiered stand is so cute with all the objects in it. So lucky for you to acquire some special things that belonged to your granny.

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  4. I too have hopped on the farmhouse bandwagon this year and won't be getting off anytime soon...you bring the wine, I'll bring the rom coms ;)

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  5. you could totes lighten up the walls in the fam
    room and still have all your stuff look great!!! especially with the black wall, which i think is awesome. :) you do you girlfriend. i think everything looks awesome!!

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  6. I wish I had a home decor warehouse nearby!! I'd be in trouble lol

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  7. I love all of the things you have been doing to your house! The Farmhouse style is my favorite!

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