Something tells me if we had lot of property we would live on a farm with a barn. Yes a barn, they’re for people, too! High ceilings, white cabinets, scratched wood floors, exposed brick, lots of animals, indoor/outdoor fireplaces, wainscoting, beautiful old doors, wooden beams, stone, iron and of course chandeliers, oh it all sounds fabulous!
Even though we don’t live on a farm I have added small touches throughout our bedroom to give us a farmhouse feel. We purchased a four-post bed with simple straight lines.
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
~I am loving all the textures used in the rooms below~
House to Home
I’m loving this bed made with two giant doors from Restoration Hardware.
It is raining here today with a little bit of thunder, I love it! I’m drinking my hot tea, listening to tunes and have my pumpkin scent in the background, pure bliss! I thought it would be fun to share the last of the three models we looked at last month. I’ve been super swamped with a ton of work from my mom and grandmother. I love the fact that I can help them but I can’t wait to get back into project mode!
Love the open feel
Black and white can be difficult to pull off throughout the whole home but I have to say they did a fabulous job, I loved touring this home!
She recently finished updating her kitchen on a budget, I love the changes!
Take it away Kristy!
Before I step you through the changes I’ve made to our kitchen since moving in, I thought I’d take you through the original before photos from the previous owners, which is how we found the kitchen when we purchased the house.
The former owners had done their thing with the kitchen. Gold walls and lots of brown.
BEFORE (previous owners)
The builders beige was still on the walls, but only downstairs. The builders light fixtures were still there as well. The home was 3 years old at this point.
We didn’t want to make any major changes – no changing cabinets, tile, or granite. We just wanted to give it a facelift and put our stamp on it. We also needed to stay in a budge of about $300. This did not include furniture, as we already had our furniture.
AFTER (after we purchased the home and moved in)
So, after actually buying the home, we immediately painted. We used Rain Forest by Valspar. Our color palette was blue, green, yellow with some black and white.
In the end, to improve the kitchen, we not only painted and moved our furniture in, but also changed the light fixtures, made cornice boards, added fresh flowers, and accessories.
The chandelier is from Overstock.
We put the yellow tulips in some old cream bottles that I actually bought cream in from Whole Foods. Free.
To bring a touch of yellow to the kitchen, we also added some flowers to the counter.
Here is a view of the island and kitchen area. The lemons also pull in the yellow. The white dessert rack was found on Craigslist. It was originally black, but I spray painted it white.
We built cornice boards for each window by covering plywood with fabric and hanging with “L” brackets. We chose Waverly’s black and white Lattice Cavier for the fabric and added brown and black ribbon. The brown ties in the adjacent room’s brown curtains.
We thought this was a good “neutral” base that could work with a variety of schemes.
And, a view from the family room shows how it was all pulled together.
This was a fairly inexpensive makeover, but what a difference!