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Top 12 Modern Farmhouse Barstools

Top 12 Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Barstools Feature

   Hi friends! Happy Thursday! I am currently working on a kitchen + dining room makeover and making tons of progress {cant wait to show you!}. I decided this time around to go for a more modern farmhouse look. I am bringing in lots of textures through metals and warm + weathered wood tones. And combining that with whites + linens and some fun modern art. My goal with my kitchen makeover is to make my traditional kitchen feel less formal and more "farmhousie." I have cream cabinets + black silestone countertops and a HUGE island that fits up to 5 barstools. When we moved in I inherited the 4 white ones that were here and they have been very good to us:). Since then I have had my … [Read more...]

DIY Picture Ledges

DIY Picture Ledges-The Wicker House

Hi! Emily here from The Wicker House and today I want to share with you some  DIY Picture Ledges that I built.  I recently painted our living room (Post Here) and when I was done I was left with a big blank wall. I knew that some picture ledges would be just the thing. This way, I am free to switch my pictures around whenever I wish without worrying about messing up a whole wall arrangement, which is what I had going on previously. This project, even though it looks like something big, was actually super simple to make. I first went to Lowes and picked up three 8 foot long boards; one 1 X 4 and two 1 X … [Read more...]

DIY Herringbone Wall

DIY Herringbone Wall Feature City Farmhouse

  Hi friends! A big happy Thursday to you! My boys have been sick for the past week,  so it has been a little rough around here but I have to say I am getting some things done. I am currently working on my dining room and making some updates, I am replacing the curtains, rug, chairs, maybe paint, art, etc.. Its exciting but also a little nerve racking, I find I lay awake at night when planning a space, trying to visualize different colors, patterns and styling ideas. Do you do that too? To add to that quickly, I found a cool tool over at Valspar, you can upload a picture of a room and you can see how different paint colors will work. I had some fun over there yesterday, you can check it out … [Read more...]

Creating A Space You Love

Creating a Space You Love {Rooms for Rent}

Hello City Farmhouse readers! I'm so excited to be back sharing with you today! I think one question I get asked most often, other than where is my white slip-covered sofa from? Is how I would describe my style, and went about decorating our living room. Of course it didn't always look this way, I had a love for interior design, and creating welcoming spaces, but truly loving the space you live in, that takes some time. There is no magical formula for completing your perfect space by snapping your fingers. It takes time to truly put together a space that you love, and figuring out things that are pleasing to your eye, and work well with your family. We started off with our white … [Read more...]

The Easiest Planked Wall {using minimal tools}

The Easiest Planked Wall Using Minimal Tools Feature

Hi friends! I know it has been a little quiet around here, I have been busy working on my kitchen. Do you ever get to a point with your home that you have so many things to do that you let some bigger projects {that maybe give you anxiety at the thought} go? Well that has been my kitchen. When I first saw it 4+ years ago, it was love at first sight but after moving in I had this grand idea that the walls needed to have contrast with my cream cabinets. So I went dark and liked it for a few months & then of course I wanted to change it. I kept the color for 3 years, yikes! It was such a pain to paint, to get behind the cabinets I had to squeeze my head at an angle, it was tough needless to … [Read more...]

Spring Vignette Hop + Free Watercolor Printable

City Farmhouse Spring Printable Feature

  Hi friends! I always get excited to partner with some of my favorite girls & be a part of these fabulous printable & vignette hops hosted by Kristen from Ella Claire. Today its ALL about Spring & that makes me happy as I look out my window and see snow. This winter has been a tough one in NY, lots of white stuff and very cold temps, which means more time inside than out. The thing I look forward to most in Spring is my renewed sense of adventure & getting to explore the great outdoors in all its glory once again with my family. With that in mind I created a fun printable with a watercolor background I painted with my boys. Isn't that what life's about, enjoying every … [Read more...]

A Few Things You Never Knew About Me

Jen boys beach feature

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I apologize for it being a little quiet around here, I took a trip to Lowe's headquarters last week, which was incredible! I have been busy catching up with my boys, finding out all I missed and just enjoying them ever since. And although it was only for 2 days, apparently I needed to be caught up on a lot. So it got me thinking about you & since some of you are newish to my blog I thought I would share some things about me, in cased you missed anything along the way. You take time out of your day to spend it with me & I really do consider you all friends {smile}. Ok, where to begin... I am a dreamer, have always been … [Read more...]

Style House-The Wicker House

The Wicker House Feature

Hello City Farmhouse Friends! I'm Emily from the blog, The Wicker House. I am so glad to be here today as a contributor for City Farmhouse. I first met Jen years ago when she kindly asked if I would like to take part in her  Style House segment. That seems like forever ago! The pictures I shared then were from my previous home. So today I'm back to share pictures of my current home.   I live in a really small country town in Idaho with my sweet husband and two boys. Our home was built in 1924, but was fully remodeled prior to us buying it. So we really got the best of both worlds: the charm of an … [Read more...]

Rustic Chic Mini Master Reveal-My Desk Area

Rustic Chic Master Bedroom Reveal Feature

Hi friends! First off I just want to say thank you, for all of your support!! Whether you have been with me from the beginning or just began following, I am so grateful. I am a sharing person by nature, so all I wanted with this blog was to share what I know in the hopes I could inspire a few people. To realize that creating a beautiful home doesn't have to be rushed, that it doesn't have to cost a fortune and that you can create a meaningful home from doing it yourself. I had only a few visitors a day when I began, really. And to be honest at the time it was enough. This journey has far exceeded my expectations, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for the time you share here with … [Read more...]

BHG 2015 Blogger Awards-I Made it


Happy Monday sweet friends! I have the most incredible news to share!!! I made Better Homes & Garden's Top 10 Decorating Blogs list for 2015!!! When I opened the email from BHG I was so overwhelmed and my eyes welled up with tears. I never imagined in a million years when I began this blogging journey I would be here, today. I am so humbled by this and appreciative for all of your support. When I began I had some amazing friends who encouraged me, I think they had more faith in me, than I had in me:). I was so frightened I would fail & I knew NOTHING about websites or technology. I just had a feeling in my heart this was something I needed to do. I really wanted to share my story of … [Read more...]

Mini Master Makeover {In Less Than 30 Min}

Mini Master Makeover {in less than 30 minutes} City Farmhouse Feature

Hi friends! How is your week going? I have a feeling I know what you are going to say, "didn't you just redo your master bedroom?" Well yes I did but....while BHG Christmas Ideas Magazine was here I needed to do a quick change to my headboard, so I thought I would share a Mini Master Makeover I did in less than 30 min. What do you think? I actually LOVE it {right now}. I feel like my home is in a constant state of change. I think change is good, especially when its easy. And this is the perfect time of year for an easy refresh of something you already have. {all sources are listed at the bottom} So basically I simplified things a little & kept it more neutral with this NEW linen … [Read more...]

Getting To Know Bre- My New Contributor

Getting to know Bre {Rooms for Rent} my new contributor Feature

Hello City Farmhouse readers!!! I'm so excited to be here, as a contributor for Jen. I love Jen's style, and totally connected with her right away when we crossed paths in blog world. Sometimes though it's not always easy to connect when you are just seeing them through the window of the world wide web. You miss seeing their personality come alive when you talk with them face to face. So before I jump in and share with you design ideas I love, or some of my tips and tricks for bringing any space to life, I wanted to share a little bit more about myself with all of you! I've certainly experienced my fair share of misconceptions here in "blogland" if you want to call it that. So allow me to … [Read more...]

My Ikea Ektorp Slipcover Sectional 2 Years Later

Ikea Ektorp Sectional 2 years later feature City Farmhouse 2

Hi friends! Today is the day, I am finally answering all your questions about my Ikea Ektorp Slipcovered Sectional!! I guess I should start from the beginning.... When we bought this house 4 years ago we had a brown chenille sofa from Calico Corners & another mocha one from Z Gallerie. They were bought for different rooms in our old house in Colorado. But because this room was so large we had to use them "temporarily" together . I knew a white slipcovered something would be perfect for our large family room but trying to convince my husband would be the challenge. At the time my boys were 1 & 5 and he kept saying "I don't think so Jen, could you imagine messy fingers & juice in … [Read more...]

Favorite Things Friday

Favorite Things Friday Circle Feature

Hi friends! I hope you all had a good week! We had lots of snow so that broke up our week, although I like need structure, it was so nice to give myself permission to check out for a few days & fully enjoy my family. We ALL need snow fun every once in a while, I don't think I laughed that hard in a long time, so good for my soul! So after playing hard in the snow, of course I had to make some Pinterest time in front of the roaring fire {it was so nice!}. I have a few projects, rooms/updates I am working on so I found a slew of inspiration this week. I thought I would share them in a Favorite Things Friday.... FAVORITE RUSTIC VANITY FAVORITE TEE PEE  FAVORITE COZY … [Read more...]

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