A long time ago in a land far away I lived in this farmhouse. If you are new to this blog, here’s the Reader’s Digest version of our story. We lived in Texas and jumped to the middle of the country in Kentucky and bought a farmhouse.
I started a blog.
I wrote a book.
We realized we needed to move back to Texas because our family needed us.
I hugged a butter dish.
We bought back the house I grew up in from the couple my mother had sold it to years ago and started renovating.
Before we moved, we had a GIANT yard sale where I sold most of the furniture and accessories in the house in under two hours. Most of our furniture came from the side of the road or a yard sale and it was cheaper to sell it than to pay to move it. I kept a few pieces that made the move with us. Pieces I was sentimental about or knew I had the perfect place for them in the new house. Are you curious about which pieces made the cut and what they are doing now?
Me, too. 🙂
1. Kitchen hutch
This piece will be forever in my heart.
It’s been with me through four houses.
Here it is at the farmhouse.
And here it is in the new kitchen.
It’s painted a combo of SW Mindful Gray, SW Repose Gray and a few other gray friends.
All I did was change out a few of the white dishes.
2. The fabric rack
I found this piece at a junktique store in Kentucky.
It used to be an old fabric rack.
I put it in the dining room and filled it with white luncheon plates.
Here it is in the new house in the upstairs bedroom as a bookshelf.
It’s super narrow and it fills up the wall nicely.
It needs a few more books, but I love the color of the dark wood.
3. Upholstered chairs
These upholstered chairs from the front living room at the farmhouse came with me.
I bought two of them from Joss and Main and two of them from Wayfair.
I love that they mix and match and they are super comfortable.
Here they are in the new living room.
I placed them around a coffee table I bought at a thrift store.
I need to scoot them over just a little so all their feet are on the rug.
4. Dining chairs
These two end chairs came with me from the dining room.
They are actually my mothers that I brought with me from Texas.
I had them reupholstered and they sat in the dining room.
They sit at either end of the table in the new dining room.
I’m thinking about getting them re-upholstered again.
And re-staining the legs to match the lighter wood in the dining room.
5. Tufted chairs
These two tufted chairs were in my bedroom at the farmhouse.
They are SUPER comfortable.
I love the detailing on them and how the tufting wraps around the back.
They are in the office now.
This picture was taken last week and I’ve arranged it again since then.
The desk is on the back wall and the chairs are facing it.
6. Wood chair
This wood chair from my desk in the kitchen at the farmhouse came with us.
It’s one of my favorites.
I love the lines and it’s super comfortable.
It’s tucked away at the vanity in the downstairs bathroom.
It has a fuzzy pillow on it.
Now it’s used for make-up putting on.
7. Wood table
This table was upstairs in the farmhouse.
The kids used it for doing homework.
It was in the hallway at the top of the stairs.
You can’t really see it in this picture, but it’s behind the couch on the left.
It’s tucked up to the back of the couch.
There are two chairs pulled up to it and it’s used to play puzzles and games.
This was my desk at the gatehouse.
It’s where I wrote my books and it had two tufted leather chairs that pulled up to it.
The bookcases from the front living room at the farmhouse came with us, too.
You can see the desk tucked into the window in the bay window in the front room.
And the chairs and bookcase found a new home in the upstairs hang-out room.
There are more pieces of furniture and accessories that came with us, but these are all my favorites.
And the most amazing thing?
All that’s old is new again.
It’s the circle of life.
Just a few more life lessons from a house. 🙂
PS Last week in the new old kitchen this happened.
I grabbed my phone and took a picture because I wanted to hold onto this moment and never let it go.
Whitney tried out for drill team (she made it) and she was nervous and worried and overwhelmed.
Westleigh distracted her by making her laugh and celebrating the moment and applying lipstick.
It’s good to have a sister.
Especially one who puts on your red lipstick. 🙂