Friday, November 8, 2013

Original farmhouse

So I moved to my little country farmhouse, which I absolutely adore,  in November 2012. While it was well maintained by the former owners, it had been modernized in many ways. My goal is to restore the house to a more original farmhouse look. One of the first things I've done is rip up the beige carpet and expose the gorgeous original heart pine floors in the master bedroom. The carpet ripping part wasn't too difficult, it was jacking up the particle board that had been nailed down over the wood flooring. Sounds terrible, but it was actually a blessing because it protected the floors from any water damage from spilled things over the years and kept the nail holes to a minimum.

Old farmhouse built in 1937 on ten acres. This is what it looked like when we moved in.

Master bedroom with paneling painted in sage green. Not bad, just not "me".
So I decided to put up 6" and some random 8" 5mm utility paneling I had cut at Lowes to give it a vertical board look.

Master bedroom with 6" strips of utility plywood before whitewashing
"Before" comforter and bed.

 After whitewashing. I love the way it looks. 

                                         Door trimmed in 1x4 white pine. I did this myself.

Bed I built to go with old doors 

Old door (1 of 2) I stripped, repainted & antiqued to use as a headboard
These were already on the property which was really cool.

Old doors used as a headboard from the barn. Lampshade courtesy of Donna at
Pardon the extension cord on the floor. It's a work in progress for sure.That's my yorkiepoo, Spike on the little rug there. One of my little helpers. 

New closet doors I built. I love them!

Old antique deacons bench I've had for years that I'm painting white

Old bench painted white. I think it looks fantabulous!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE your master bedroom makeover! Those barn door closet doors are FABULOUS!!!!
    Mary Alice