I've been working on a makeover of the porch room the last few months. The main thing I wanted was a pair of large wingback chairs in script fabric. If you ever watched Revenge season 1, there was a huge dreamy script chair in one of the houses. The best thing I could find in my price range were these smaller chairs.
I love the new rug. I wanted something a little unpredictable for the overall look.
This is the before. The room started with odds and ends we already had.
Where I got everything:
All the chairs came from Quality Furniture in Murfreesboro, TN. The large chair and ottoman are Broyhill and the script chairs are Best Chair brand.
Pillows in script chairs are from Steinmart.
Large French pillow in large chair - Vendor at City Farmhouse Pop up Barn sale last summer.
Rug - Overstock.com
Lockers - Nashville Flea Market
Lamp behind chair - Lowes, and shade from Target
French tufted ottoman - Hobby Lobby
Lamp between chairs - Marshalls
I hope to get back out to Pam's house next weekend with my camera, to check out her new light fixtures and the progress they've made. Thanks for stopping by!
I went to Pam's new old house last weekend. I took a few pictures but they are still deep in the trenches of unpacking boxes :) Pam and I put together the den while I was there. Please pardon the odd placed frame on the right. We just stuck things on nails that were already in the walls. She has a beautiful old tobacco basket they may be hanging in that spot.
This is one of 2 beautiful old built in book cases in the room
The French doors have a doorbell similar to the bells on bicycles.
This is one of her fur babies.
They are planning to replace the green tile around both fireplaces with marble.
The light fixture over the stairs has been replace since last weekend.
I love all the old pocket doors.
Mount Pleasant is in Maury County and is only about 10-15 minutes from Spring Hill and Columbia. We are planning to organize one of our sales to set up at her house. Our tentative date is the first weekend in October. Her house is in the heart of town, so it is easy to find.
I will spare you the details on the chipboard letters I bought first. This was my second attempt at doing something to spell "FARM". Unsure just what to do with them, I put the paper mache letters aside for a few months. That is, until I was watching all the episodes of Fixer Upper a couple of weeks ago. When I saw the metal letters spelling out "farm" in Joanna Gaines' farmhouse, I immediately knew how I wanted to use my letters.
I painted my letters in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the graphite color. Then I used a silver ink pad (Martha Stewart brand I found on clearance, and forgot I had) to add the "metal" finish. After the chalk paint was dry, I held the ink pad like you would a chalk board eraser, and just swiped and dabbed on the letters until I thought they looked like metal letters. Then I hot glued them onto a piece of barn wood.
The more I watch this show on HGTV, the more I want to run to Hobby Lobby and buy extra letters and start painting :) I love to see how Joanna Gaines is beginning to show up on blogger's post. I too was late to find this show, and only found it thanks to a couple of blogs. She and her family are so fun to watch, and her style is my idea of perfection. I sure hope the DVR records the episode tomorrow night!
Check out this charming, historic house. As of last Friday, it belongs to Pam! It is located in Mount Pleasant, TN. So far I've only seen pictures, but I'm going to pay her a visit this coming weekend. Love her wreath on that front door. We each got one of these last month at the Nashville Flea Market.
I've actively followed her and her Mr. through their house hunting, via Realtracs. It was kind of like watching house hunters on HGTV :) This house had my vote. Unfortunately Realtracs pulled the listing before I could share pictures of the inside. But I will have my camera handy when I visit.
I plan to share pictures next week.
Hey Pam, I plan to sit in the porch swing when I get there, so have me something cold to drink!
I thought I would share some pictures from around the farm. The eggs are from our chickens. Chickens that I raised from little fluff balls until they were hardy little chickens - in our laundry room (which is one of many reasons my laundry room needs the drastic makeover we are beginning).
This is Lulu. We have 2 female cows this year, which is a first. We've always had bulls before.
This is Lila. I love her little "bow" holding up her tuft of hair.