Over the last few months, I definitely think my style has migrated to Farmhouse Chic/French Country style. I have grown to love cherished hand me downs and the character they bring to our home. They provide a sincere warmth to my decor and the sentimental value is priceless. With that being said, I have also purchased many items to fill in a few gaps. I love the French country approach, because I am able to incorporate old with new and they balance each other out.
I was inspired this past week to re-style the kitchen… again 😉 My dear friend, Danette, also known as Nettie’s Petals gifted me a bouquet of her mouth watering happy sunflowers, and with them came a change in how the kitchen was styled.
One look at these babies, and I knew they would adorn my newly painted mason jar to perfection. If you missed the post about my fun times with metallic spray paint, visit HERE to check it out!
It was one of those days off where I had nothing planned, the kids were occupied, Glenn was away at a job, and it was hazy and humid outside. Those circumstances combined allows for my creative side to chime in full force. I had been wanting to paint my open shelves to give them a more farmhouse feel, that task took no time at all. Naturally while they were drying, I was busy restyling 😉 .
I love love love my hutch I was lucky enough to snag at last year’s Born in the Barn sale, restyling it is almost too much fun. This piece has been moved 3 times, but I think its permanent home is in the kitchen.
Speaking of my mom, she also gave me a bundle of these old-time poplar berry baskets last year, I think they are a perfect accessory. The vase is an old canister I used to keep my flour in, I love the large basin it provides.
My angel vine is still hangin in there! I even wrapped it around some wire to make a topiary 😀 . I share the easy how-to HERE.
Here’s a perfect display of old and new. Pitcher was my grandmother’s. It is sitting on the cutting board Lexi made in junior high AG :), those measuring cups are I don’t even know how old, but the cute spoons inside were in my stocking a few years back. I am still swooning over the large round I was gifted on Mother’s Day this year from Magnolia Market <3 and the marble and the other 2 cutting boards were purchased new.
Who doesn’t love old books?! These are my Oma’s German Bibles, I was so giddy when my dad allowed me to stage them in my home. They are so fragile, they speak history simply by displaying them <3 .
Another thing I have enjoyed is covering books with burlap or cover paper. Picked up these cute pears at Hobby Lobby.
Nothing speaks Farmhouse style quite like milkglass, I am looking forward to adding more into my decor.
Decorating leads to re-decorating. That’s the way I look at it. I hope I inspire you to change things up, you can always put it back, but I bet you won’t, you’ll just move on ahead. Enjoy your week! Can’t believe it’s our nation’s birthday next Monday!! Look for a new blog post next Tuesday 😉 .
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