November 6, 2017

Bringing Farmhouse Style To A Cookie Cutter House


At the Country Living Fair Atlanta, one of the speakers was
Deb Foglia, author of the blog "Seeking Lavender Lane". 
She shared tips on how she and her husband have 
transformed their "cookie-cutter" house by adding Farmhouse
 decor and  design on a budget. She has great ideas!

I took photos of the screen images that she shared with us
so I could share them with you. I promise I was not drunk 
when I was taking these photos or when I was editing the
photos...it just looks that way.

Here is more information on Jen...

This is an example of the type house she and her
husband bought four years ago.

Here is a "before" picture of her kitchen...

...and here is an "after" photo...

On the left side of the above photo, she lists the six main 
projects you can do to achieve the Farmhouse look in a kitchen.

One of the projects is "new counter tops". Actually they used
a product called "Ardex" on top of their laminate to give it a

These are her favorite paint colors to use...
This screen shot is rather hard to read. She has these listed on the sidebar of her blog.

Below is a "before" and "after" of her living room...

Pictured below is new lighting in her (left to right) bedroom, 
kitchen and dining room. 

Another way they added character to their home was
Click on colored text to go to the tutorial. 

She says to add charm to your home with chippy, vintage
Farmhouse accessories.

These are some of her favorite places to shop for 
Farmhouse accessories on a budget.

She advises to go for a mix of real vintage pieces and new
decor pieces for a fresh and interesting look. Scope out
old and new pieces that mesh well together.


A big factor in getting a modern Farmhouse feel on a 
budget is to be willing to Do It Yourself.

On her blog you can learn how they turned an ugly ceiling
top cart, painted furniture they already had and many more
projects under her "DIY Projects" tab in the header. 

Deb advises that a great front door for a Farmhouse 
will usually have a vintage charm LOOK (can be new)
and large panes. It can be stained or painted. 
Also pay attention to light fixtures on the porch.
Rocking chairs, porch swings, greenery, etc. add to curb appeal.

Here's how you can keep up with Deb and get more
great ideas for your home. 

Here are more posts about the Country Living Fair Atlanta
17 Eye-Catching Items At The Fair
4 Farmhouse Trends At The Fair
25 Idea-Filled Vignettes At The Fair
15 Delightful Fall Arrangements At The Fair
2 BIG Pumpkin Presentations
Decorate and DIY With Vintage Salvage

I am sharing this post at these blog parties...
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
The Scoop @ Stone Gable
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Share Your Style @ The Vintage Nest
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings

3 comments

  1. Headed over the check out her blog. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recap of my presentation at the Country Living Fair. That is so kind of you to share my links and my tutorials and all!

    Hugs,

    Deb

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are welcome! I want as many folks as possible to see and get ideas from your great blog!

      Delete

Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to comment on my blog!

Latest Instagrams

© Miss Kopy Kat. Design by FCD.