Have you ever been looking at your house, and you just felt like it didn’t quite “mesh?” Like, you loved the rooms each separately, but something about it just didn’t flow? Sometimes the answer to creating this much needed cohesion is nothing more than a little TLC to the small spaces and transitions throughout your home.
When we decided to tackle the upstairs of our home, I had a vision and design of what I hoped to transform each space into; however, I quickly realized that these ideas I had were neglecting a lot of the furnishings that we already had. As I started thinking about it, I came to terms with the fact that I needed to be satisfied and content with what was already ours. Isn’t that a theme that we could manifest in other parts of our lives? Continue reading “Country Guest Bedroom Retreat”
As many of you all know, Braden and I have embarked on one of our most exciting adventures of remodeling and restoring an Italianate/Colonial farmhouse that was built in the 1860s. There is something so special and intricate about the details, labor, and thought that went into constructing homes during this time. Construction wasn’t exactly easy then, so I like to think that each detail was a true labor of love.
After our last post, which included pictures of our dining room setup, we have had a couple people asking about the “vintage farmhouse table” that was shown. Truth be told, the only thing that is “vintage” about that table is the old, wooden, barn-style door that forms the tabletop, and not much else. Before we get too far into this, let me start by saying that all of the posts on the website so far have come from Afton’s point of view, being more of a design perspective (and spoiler alert: the majority of the posts in the future will probably come from her, as well). However, for this week’s blog post, I felt led to take over the metaphorical reigns, temporarily, to show you how you can easily make a farmhouse-style table similar to ours in a short day’s work. Continue reading “Build Your Own Farmhouse Style Table Out of an Old Door (For under $15)”