Style House-Finding Silver Pennies

Hi City Farmhouse readers! I’m so excited to be here! I’m Danielle and my blog, Finding Silver Pennies, where I share our creative life on the coast. I paint most things, craft, cook and search for treasures along the shore and in antique shops.

My home is very full of painted furniture, treasures from the sea and love for my family:

Family Beach Portrait
Photo by Kjeld Mahoney Photography

My husband, our sons (John, age 8 and Conor, age 5) and our little girl, Poppy (age 4).


We live south of Boston in a little fishing town called Scituate. Our home is a 1927, dutch colonial. I have a love for historic homes and fell head over heels in love with our home when we first stepped inside.

Fall Home Exterior 1

We moved here in May 2013! Step inside and take a look:

Entrance for Fall

As soon as you walk through the door you come to our entry. One of the unique features of our home is the dark woodwork. It was milled in Maine in the 20s and adds so much warmth and character. I also love all the crystal door knobs.

Entry with view to Kitchen

New and old elements are mixed together to welcome guests and make our house a home.

Entryway for Fall

To the right of the entry is our long living room! I enjoy decorating our mantel each season.

Fall Mantel view from Hall

The boys and I had fun with this Halloween mantel. I’m so sad to take the bats down:


I recently antiqued the brick with Chalk Paint®.

I had been dreaming of a Chesterfield sofa and found the perfect one on Craigslist. Hooray!

Chesterfield Fall Living Room

Our old pine table just got a little makeover with a little inspiration by Restoration Hardware.

Chesterfield and RH Inspired Coffee Table

Simple Fall Living Room Ideas

Through the columns is our dining room. It is the very first room we worked on in this home. The paint brush came out a lot in this room. We painted the walls a creamy, Mascarpone white by Benjamin Moore and also painted most of the furniture.

Light Filled Dining Room

My favorite piece in this room is the chandelier:

Brass and Crystal

Autumn French Dining Room

Ball Jars and Hydrangea


I enjoyed making this free printable for fall! Jane Austen is my favorite.

Pretty Autumn Display Dining Room

Through the french door is the boys’ playroom. It is a little messy, but here is a little look:


Through the other door is our kitchen. We have not tackled this room yet as we need to do a lot of work – new counters, paint and I’m dreaming of a subway tile backsplash.

Here’s a little peek at how it looks currently.


How to make a small pantry in a china cupboard.

Fantastic Kitchen Stool

We love to bake. Here Conor is getting some help from an Ikea stool.

Through the back door you come to our sunroom. Our poor dog was sprayed by a skunk last March and we had to rip up the rug out there. We ended up redoing the whole room.

Coastal Fall Sunroom

Creating a Coastal Storage Chest with Fusion Mineral Paint

All the windows let the light in and also the salt air. But soon we’ll have to stop using it (as it is only a three season room).


Let’s go upstairs, shall we?!? The office is still a work in progress so we’ll skip that!

Conor’s room is looking sweet and perfect for a beach boy:


Beach Inspired Bedroom

We’ve just finished our ‘shabby chic’ guest room and I’m loving how it came out! There’s lots of soft linens and lace everywhere!


Muted Dresser with Flowers


Our bedroom is the last one at the end of the long hallway. It is decorated simply, in sea glass colors.



We’re still loving our “reclaimed” wood headboard that we made in our last house:


I so enjoyed sharing my little home by the sea with you! I’ll be working on more projects and rooms and sharing all the details on my blog! Thanks so much, Jen, for having me!

Thank you Danielle for this AMAZING tour of your historic home. It feels so warm & inviting! I wish I could just drop by for coffee and sit in that sun room of yours.

If you like painting furniture & good DIY’s then you will want to follow Danielle’s BLOG. Have a beautiful week,

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  1. Your whole home, what we saw anyway, is so warm and welcoming, it’s a home for your family and it is shows. A home should look warm and welcoming, not like some museum in magazine. Your home looks like homes in the Cottages and Bungalows magazine, good kind. When you show your home to me it helps me know you better as a person.
    How do you keep a big house clean all the time? Leave it to me to be practical. Maybe in a bigger home you have room for your things so there’s no clutter? If I bring other things in to be laundered it seems like whole house is messy til I get them where they should be and maybe something else has to go out. I loved our home in KY, was bit bigger and had lots more storage (including garage). Hubs built lots of shelves in garage in KY so when I was thru with something for while it went up on shelves til I got yen for it again, which I tend to do from time to time.
    Love your wonderful home Danielle. Great tour. Happy week

    1. Thank you so much! I got to see a little bit of Kentucky this summer and it is such a gorgeous state. We love our home and it is very much lived in! There are messes everywhere with two little boys and a dog. I may just crop the mess out or shuffle it to another room. I think everyone has clutter (at least I hope so). x

  2. Danielle, Saw Scituate on tv tonight, could have sworn I saw side of your house, hope not as there was some bad flooding. Not your home I pray. What a mess for all those people. Let me know how you all are ok? Hope no flooding for you. Those storms are so messy and cause people so many heart aches and messes. Hope all ok.

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