Today I am going to help Deb and her staff prepare for the fabulous Christmas Open House at Curious Sofa. If you happen to be in Kansas City this weekend, come take a look.
Finally after two weeks of unseasonably cool temperatures and rainy days, the sun is actually shinning! We are a little behind on the exterior renovations due to the weather but maybe this week we can catch up. It is so nice to be able to actually prop open the doors and enjoy the beautiful fall sunlight that streams through the farmhouse doors and windows. One of the many things that I fell in love with when we first found the farmhouse was how light and open it is.
Action Jackson and his mate (help me pick out a name for her) are usually not far from the door and the bucket of cracked corn we keep on hand to feed them. I am amazed at how much feed those two can eat!
I hope you are enjoying some beautiful sunlight in your life today:)
A couple of weeks back, I had a design idea in my head of what type of vanity I wanted for the new master bathroom. I searched the local home improvement places and even online but found nothing. I went to a local cabinet shop and explained my design of wanting a vanity for the farmhouse that looked like a piece of furniture. Simple lines with a shelf on the bottom that would hold a couple of baskets. I also wanted some carsiding (beadboard) at the back of the bottom shelves and on the sides. The cabinet maker knew just what I wanted (amazing) and came up with this final sketch:
Since the plumbing comes up from the floor, we decided to put three draws in the center to hide the pipes. The top will be a plain white marble to echo ironstone. I am going with venetian bronze faucets for the vanity and shower. The vanity will be painted white so I thought these would give just enough vintage contrast that I was looking for:
In a couple of weeks, I hope to show you the finished vanity!
Thought I would leave you with a photo of our resident farmhouse goose “Action Jackson”.
Even with all the renovation dust, I thought I would share a few more details of the farmhouse. Because of the construction mess on the floors, these photos are ceiling shots. One of these days (hopefully soon) I will finally be able to show you some actual room photos. But until then….
Instead of just one, how about identical styled chandeliers hung a few feet away in the laundry room. Bamboo shades for extra light were added to the windows.
Vintage metal “toilettes” sign for you guessed it, one of the bathroom doors.
Mirror in the living room between the built in bookcases.
Living room chandelier in front of the stone fireplace.
*I loved all of your “cellar stories” and found that I am not alone in my dislike of snakes!