We live in a 1918 Montgomery Ward Dutch Colonial. Our home was originally a Sears & Roebuck Catalog home! Much of the originality still stands, and we work hard to fill our home with unique pieces that do er’ justice! We have almost no new furniture (couches and mattresses are the exception!). Antiques are more than a hobby for me. And so is the hunt for them. It’s something I need – like air.
Our Dining Room / Living Room is one giant room….and actually the most challenging room to style. It’s oblong in shape, has many windows and doorways, and a giant fireplace dead center in the room. I split the room in half designating a space for our Dining Room, and then half for a second Living area. Some current photos of this space are from a recent Fall Home Tour I participated in.
I’ve spent years collecting Antique chairs. I have more than I know what to do with. We built this Farm Table using a Barn door and large legs from another table.
I added the Board and Batten in this room a few months ago and LOVE it! I built the sideboard using scrap fencing I found at a flea market last Summer.
On the other side of this room, we have a small sitting space. I rescued this extra large Crate from a thrift shop…..It’s really beat up and wonderful!
The large chalkboard was a DIY. I painted the chalk paint directly on the wall and framed it in using old barn wood. The chalkboard is great….my chalk art is not.
Moving onto our Outdoor space. This area has seen a very large transformation since we purchased our home. We’ve extended the patio, planted many many plants and flowers, added all new furniture. It’s been a labor of love to say the least!
Moving back inside to our Family Room. We spend the most time in this room. My large tufted sofa is one of my favorite recent additions! Antiques flood this room. Coffee Table, End tables, the mantle, etc.
The barn door is original to the house – we added the galvanized sconce to it for extra lighting in this corner of the room.
Our Kitchen has also seen an enormous transformation! And it is quite possibly the room I’m most proud of.
The open shelving is made from old barn wood – as is the Mercantile Sign. I love authenticity. So. Much. The details are in the little things for me. I thrifted the majority of the white dishes on my shelves.
We built the island (the kitchen previously had a large peninsula with overhead cabinetry) by repurposing the cabinets we removed.
My Home Office is one of my favorite spaces – probably because it’s all mine. I don’t share this room. 🙂 I recently added this antique crib/daybed and a new Farmhouse Desk. We shiplapped this room early in 2016 to cover the wood paneling. A decision I’m still thrilled with today. 🙂 The French Doors leading to this room…..Yeah. Love em.
The Antique filing cabinet is one of my most coveted finds to date. I paid next to nothing for it. It’s in impeccable condition. And it’s just gorgeous.
Last stop of the Tour is our Master. If you’ve been following me for very long, you know that we completely renovated our Master earlier this year. This space has become a sanctuary of sanctuaries for me. Here’s some recent photos.
Once again, I have scoured for unique antique finds for this room. This dresser is without question my favorite dresser in the entire house. I purchased it from a local shop – They did a beautiful job restoring it. The marble top is my favorite! The ironstone wash basin is another steal from a Flea Market! The pillow is a vintage flour sack, and this windsor chair makes my heart skip a beat.
The beams are faux and made from old fencing. The bed is also an Antique!
Thanks so much for stopping!