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It’s been a little slow going at the farm lately. Well, not slow going with us – the last few times we’ve been there, we’ve worked just about all day everyday doing something, just not something at the house.
We’ve built a fence, rounded up cattle, worked cattle, cleaned out the toolshed and took full advantage of the last day of burning season among other things.
While the house is still a bit of a hot mess inside, the exterior isn’t looking as shabby as it once did.
I did manage to raid every shed on the farm and put together this little “fallscape” in the front yard at the house. And that fence behind it is the one we built. 🙂
I’ve already went over my plans for the kitchen in this post and I’ve gotten a few things marked off! I made the navy and white striped curtains you see hanging in the windows – my old treadle sewing machine didn’t fail me there!
I cleaned up and painted the old table I had found in a shed and am using it for an island. It’s not really a great height for the green barstools, but it will do for now.
I also managed to get the gallery wall going, although a few of the frames have yet to actually be filled. Another thing I’m planning for this space is a boot tray and a skinny catch-all table. The back door is right there at the kitchen, so everything seems to get dropped here. I’m hoping a skinny console-type table along the wall under the art will help to catch some of that clutter. Work boots get dropped here too, so I’m planning on building a tray for those to hopefully keep most of the dirt in one place.
The Dining Room
The dining room, bless her heart, she’s all gorgeous on the floor and then as you work your way up, it kind of goes downhill. The walls are freshly painted, and I have a pretty vignette going on with the old sewing machine that you saw in our fall home tour and we have the new Mohawk home rug in there, but the rest of the space, it’s just been put on hold. I have to work on the chandelier – a few of the lights aren’t working there and the crystals have to be scrubbed thus why it’s naked right now.
My plan is to do some wainscoting and paint the lower half of the walls a creamy white at some point. I want the dining room to have a really timeless design and I think that should do it.
And then there’s the table that is beat all to hell with four white dining chairs and two black ones. Bless its heart. This table has definitely seen better days. My original plan was to strip it, but it has a crack in one of the legs and I’m just afraid it might not have a lot of fight left in it. Either way, I do plan on having a stained table in here at some point – chair design and color are still TBD. 😉
I do love the rug though. It is the Providence Bickford Rug from Mohawk Home. The colors in it work perfectly with he hardwood floors and I think it will shine even more when there is white wainscoting on the walls and a few more accent colors brought in to compliment it. I’ve got my little elephant in here right now. I would like for him to stay, but not sure if he’ll work in the end. Can you believe he was only $5 at a yard sale?! I was on him like stink on you know what.
The den is currently the catch-all room for things we know we want to use at the farmhouse, but aren’t 100% where they are going yet. For this room, we have decided that we’ll put a lot of family mementos in here. That old trunk was actually Grunt’s grandparents trunk that was shipped back to the States after they were stationed overseas. We’re going to make it into a coffee table for this space. I’m also dreaming of some pretty green, maybe velvet?, drapes for in here. I think a deep green might go well with the paneling.
We did some rearranging in the Circus’ room when we were there last weekend. Her beds had been on the left wall on either side of the toy box, but it was just taking up too much space. Grunt worked his magic and came up with this plan which works much better. I’ve already shared the Boho Cowgirl Bedroom plans for this room and we have marked a few items off the list. The overall goal was to make the red blend in, rather than stand out and of course, to create a room the Circus loved. I bought the new bedding I had been eyeing and love all the colors it brings into the space. We’ve got a dresser for her that I’m going to paint a turquoise blue and it will go where the toy chest is now. Instead of having a toy chest, we’re going to create toy storage under her beds.
The Master Bedroom
Besides the two rooms that are already done, the master bedroom might be the room that’s the next closet to being finished. The curtain panels in here really softened the navy walls.
The dresser area came together pretty easily. The dresser and mirror were both hand-me-downs that ended up going perfectly here. The lamp was a thrift store find. And then there are more photo frames that actually need photos in them. Apparently, that’s my thing.
The rug in here also really helped to soften the walls.
It is called Perfection Sea and is also from Mohawk Home. It’s got a traditional, but slightly feminine feel that I think this space needed.
That’s all I’ve got for now! Hopefully, I’ll be able to put in some real decorating time here over the holidays. What do you think so far though?
You can see the farmhouse before here and the completed living room and bathroom here.