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Our Mid Century Modern Farmhouse

April 12, 2016

We are quickly approaching 1 year of living in our farmhouse and thought it would be fun to see how much our space has changed. We have so much more we plan to do and continue to find inspiration while we save up as much as we can! I swear I have shuffled decor, furniture, plants from room to room so many times but finally think I have things decorated to my liking. The hubs and I are huge fans of the mid century era and have found ways to incorporate our love for mid century modern style in the farmhouse. Some of the rooms have been a challenge to decorate but I have enjoyed thoroughly the process of everything coming together! One of our first renovations we plan to do once the money is saved up is the kitchen! It’s quirky and small but we have learned to make the most of it until that time!

When we first found our house on the market this picture of the living room cracked me up! The furniture was all available to purchase but we obviously didn’t work that detail in to the sell of the home 🙂

Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 9.50.07 AMOne of the most frustrating initial elements of this house was painting the horrid gold and red crown molding. This room is gigantic and it took an entire week to not only paint the walls white but had to use 3 coats of white paint over the red and gold molding. What they were thinking I still have yet to understand!?  Once we completed the painting everything else started to come to life.BlueVinyl (7 of 21)It’s crazy how painting a bright color and changing out light fixtures can revamp a room! We love the bright airy feel to this well lit room. It changes the whole mood and is one of my favorite spaces in the house!Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 3.48.35 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-12 at 3.52.37 PMThis past year Charlie’s precious grandfather passed away. He was an incredibly kind man and we are so sad not have him with us anymore. Every time we visited his home we would talk about how much we loved his furniture and how amazing it was that he still had some of the same furniture pieces since his early marriage. After he passed away  we were offered some of his thing by my mother in law… we were beyond honored to accept his legacy of mid century style. Our dining room table was the same table my husband grew up with…we even found his younger brothers initials under neath the table top. We have loved incorporating a piece of our families history into the home and mixing it with modern style. Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 4.04.05 PMBlueVinyl (13 of 21)I am kind of throw pillow junkie and I never buy a pillow and put it where I think it will go but it all eventually works out. I have found the best luck at Target, TJ max and of course our far away friend IKEA. On a recent treasure hunt for some new duds for the house we ran across an eclectic store in west Nashville called “Weird Things, Cool Stuff” and it was exactly that and were in love! We found our ophelia aka, cow skull, and couldn’t wait to find her place in our home!Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 4.07.29 PMOur entry way still has some love to be had but it is at the bottom of priorities for now and I am content with it. The most we have changed is giving it a fresh coat of white paint. The color that was on the walls when we moved in was an antique white or as I have called, scotch tape. I can’t tell you how much I loathe this color and having to paint white has only been somewhat satisfying since the entire house was painted scotch tape.Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 4.15.38 PMOh the kitchen! Our house has a 100 year old history however in the course of that time it has been added on twice. I am happy that there is more house now than existed 100 year ago but boy do I wish I could slap the head of the folks who added on so poorly. The kitchen size is not frustrating as much as what happened sometime in the 50’s when they tried to add some of the current style to it and stuffed as many things into this tiny kitchen as possible. Remember that scotch tape color I was talking about? They went crazy with in the kitchen! They painted the trim, the metal cabinets and the walls because why shouldn’t everything be this horrid color?!Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 9.50.46 AMSo we decided to start with a simple rip as much out mentality as we could. One day we will tear the wall down on the right and extend the kitchen into our current mud room into a beautiful modern farmhouse kitchen but until money we’re just working what we got. We decided to play into the retro metal cabinets and give them some life back and this played to the majority of the inspiration. We took out the upper cabinets which immediately brighten up the room, we threw away the microwave and got rid of the portable dishwasher and moved the fridge around to open up counter top space. We put a fresh coat of white over everything possible, put in a new  light fixture and threw a pop of color on the metal cabinets. We have been super happy with it and it has forced me to live very simply in the kitchen as I don’t have a lot of storage space. It’s more manageable than you think!BlueVinyl (19 of 21)BlueVinyl (1 of 1)

For now we have a start and we fall fin love our home every day as we get to incorporate our style. I have never loved living somewhere as much as I do here! There is something so peaceful and beautiful about our land and the light in the house is just what I need on daily basis! I’m eager to show more soon!

 

 

 

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