Shop My Living Room

Shop My Living Room

Often I am asked where I shop for our living room.

SO, here I am sharing exact sources for items like the rug, and items I have found that are quite similar to get the look!

Locally, near Greensboro, North Carolina, I love to shop The French Farmer’s Wife and Chartreuse barn shows for those unexpected finds. In the upper left photo, Steve and I made the old window header into a mantel. I discovered the chunky wood coffee table at a used store fixture shop. And the old columns were collected around town from flea markets and antique stores. My fave white leather Moroccan poufs were gifts from the ladies at The French Farmer’s wife.

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Updates To Our 20 Year Old Kitchen Reno Add Big Style

Updates To Our 20 Year Old Kitchen Reno Add Big Style

Steve and I bought our 1977 brick ranch home in 1990. It was a great neighborhood for our family, but it featured a dreadful dark kitchen. The cabinets over the peninsula were so low that we had to bend over to talk to the girls at the kitchen table. The photos below are from 25 years ago, after I painted the very dark cabinets white, and even painted the old faux butcher block countertops so we could temporarily stand to look at them.

With a busy family, a limited budget, and hubby and I working full-time, the kitchen languished until 2000.

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Unique Styling Solutions For Our Unusual Entry Hallway

Unique Styling Solutions For Our Unusual Entry Hallway

We have quite an unusual 1970s brick ranch home that features a deep courtyard entry. In summer, enormous bright chartreuse hostas take over the shady side of the area. Naturally, it just made sense to my color-loving brain to paint the front door the same shade of green.

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My Home Office Features Crusty Old Barn Doors

My Home Office Features Crusty Old Barn Doors

Years ago I owned a little recycled finds shop called Feather Your Nest with three of my best friends. For years we converged for coffee in the wee hours on Saturday morning, then headed out to junkin’ adventures hither and yon. After awhile our collections were taking over our homes so it only seemed natural to open up a shop to sell our overflow treasures. During one of our junkets, Laura and I each purchased one of two matching old barn doors, then joined them together with hinges to make a wonderful display at the shop.

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DIY Rustic Shelves Using An Old Fence Post

DIY Rustic Shelves Using An Old Fence Post

This do-it-yourself rustic shelves project is the most loved and re-published post of my entire blogging career. It has graced numerous blogs featuring “30 Best Rustic Shelves Projects” and earned 399,000 views on Hometalk. Who knew simplicity could be so powerful.

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