Disclosure: I partnered with Hayneedle on this makeover, however all opinions are 100% mine.
My uncle has always tended to tell me like it is. So when he walked into the farmhouse a couple of weeks ago and saw framed botanical prints laying against the wall with a hammer and nails beside them, his remark was, “Ya gonna hang weeds on the wall?”
I didn’t try to explain that it was in fact spring leaves art and not weeds. Instead, I just said. “Yep.” There are some people you just don’t argue with and men in overalls who have worked all day fit into that category.
I must say though.
I right like those framed weeds.
Yes folks, the living room at the farmhouse is done. We started with this…
And now we have this…
Yes, it is a total 180˚ from my usual design.
And I love this room just as much as I do our living room at the 70’s Landing Pad.
Trying to put my Studio54 style into action at the farmhouse would have been like me trying to fit into the jeans from my senior year of high school.
Similar to putting makeup on a pig, it would’ve stuck out like a sore thumb.
Filling the farmhouse with chippy painted furniture and cladding the walls with shiplap wasn’t the ticket either though.
I wanted to make this room, and eventually the whole house, have a classic, timeless, traditional feel while still keeping it comfortable and also being a reflection of us. The walls are beige, but I worked in a few of our favorite colors – navy, red and green into the accents in the room. There is a nod to the farm with the addition of my beloved cowboy blanket that’s managed to stick around in the family for 50 years.
We love how the room turned out and I like to think that my grandparents would too. Here’s hoping anyway. 🙂