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Dining room makeover

We headed to the farm this weekend to do more work on the house and land. Our daughter finally got to go up there - she's been busy finishing up her semester. We were excited both the kids got to be there with us. Our son was coming to help me paint - thanks Jay! It sure goes a lot faster with help.

Anyway, Megan and I headed up early with her her truck loaded with the farmhouse table I'd found and the bench Bruce made, plus other pieces of furniture. When we got up there, she set to work digging out the fire pit Jay had started the previous time. I finished painting the trim in the living room, hung the curtains, moved the furniture back in place, added the end table and repainted brass lamp, and set out small bench from Canton and the burlap pillows.





Then we waited on the guys to get there ( they headed up after work). The kids had to have a camp fire that night in the revamped firepit and roast marshmallows. Next morning, we got to work. Here's what the dining room look…

Found Treasures

My twin sis and I went to Canton last weekend. It was her first time to go. We had a blast! She and my brother-in-law came up to the farm to see it and since we're only an hour away, she and I decided to check Canton out. We both found some things we were looking for - I actually found some things on my wish list for the farm. Can't wait to fix them up and place them in their spots.

Rustic, Shaker-style bench:
Ice cream parlor chairs. Need to make these a seat, then I will put them on the front porch with a small table:

Thanks to my friend Mira, we now have a couch and chair in the living room. I painted the trim after I took this picture - ha.  I love how it looks with the paneling painted. What a difference it makes in the whole feel of the room. I'll be hanging curtains the next time I'm there. Oh, check out the hay fork leaning on the wall - another Canton treasure. I think I'm going to hang it on the wall behind the sofa. It's starting to feel quite homey.

fun projects

I've been working on fun projects for the farm. They are living in my other house until I get back up to there. I'm just waiting to get to the actual point of adding these little details once all the major painting is done. Anyway, a friend gave me an old brass lamp:



I spray painted it bronze and covered the shade in, you guessed it! burlap. I added a bead fringe and wrote favorite sayings about family, friends, and nature on the shade. I think it turned out nice. What do you think?




Next up was the miniature wire gate (it's about 14" high) that I made a little sign for. It is a board covered in yep, burlap, which I stenciled with the letter "B". I intend to put some vines on it and hang it on the front door.
Here it is with vines and berries added: 

Lastly an "EAT" sign inspired by Amanda at http://craftsbyamanda.com/2010/11/distressed-eat-sign.html.  Here's my version:
Not sure I like the "T" in green...I think I'm going to dark…