First of all, I want to thank all of you for your kind and wonderful comments! I feel very flattered that so many of you like what I've done inside our box! It is crazy (and I wasn't expecting this) how much motivation your comments gave me! Motivation to keep going and run with the dream I have of creating the home I long for!
Of course, the home I most desire....does exist.....but it's in the french countryside somewhere... like this charming villa would work just fine. But, since that is an impossibility right now....my job is to do what I can where I'm at... "Bloom where you're planted" right?
The "blooming" for us started with a farmhouse sink.....
I always knew I wanted a farmhouse apron-style sink.....and when we were in the middle of our kitchen remodel, I was thrilled to find one at IKEA for only $199!! And solid porcelain!!! Total score!
I love all the rustic surfaces you see in the frenchy /swedish country style....from the wood, or stone floors to the cracking plaster on the walls.....the picture above shows it so beautifully. (Same villa in France)
Here's the $10 version of similar textured, old world, walls....these 2 pictures show the plaster / paint technique I used in my hallway, kitchen and family room.
I love the warmth it gives the rooms!
I used a brown bag wallpaper technique in the powder room...can you see the texture with the photo?
I'm sure they don't have walls like this in France or Sweden...but I found the idea in a book and tried it in the smallest room in our house! It's kind of darkish, but works great in a small powder room...especially with the glow of the chandelier. It's literally brown grocery bags and wallpaper glue!
Next time, I will have my first tutorial that starts with this:
and I'll share my ideas on how I'm going to use this:
Till next time...