Reminiscing About Pickin’ Trips Past

Reminiscing About Pickin’ Trips Past

Going on Pickin' trips is one of my favorite past times. The thrill of the hunt gets me up early in the morning and keeps me going all day. Then Covid-19 hit. Crickets. Yep, no more pickin' trips for me or anyone else. All that great stuff is just sitting in people's barns, and garages, and sheds with no one to love it and give it new life. It...

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Chair Repurposing Project

Chair Repurposing Project

Do you find joy in curbside finds? You can’t beat free! Right? I was in a neighborhood in Tennessee picking up a FaceBook Marketplace find, and much to my delight, there was a fabulous antique chair lying by the curb at one of the neighbor’s homes. I hopped out of the car to discover this beauty only had 3 legs, but they were three beautiful...

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French Country Fabrics

French Country Fabrics

Nothing sets the French Country mood like fabrics. Buffalo check, toilles, damasks, and linens are my favorites. Buffalo Check and Toile Traditionally, this fabric is a cream mixed with another warm, soft color such as light yellow, blue, green, pink or tan. These look great on pillows, curtains, small furniture pieces, and bedding. I used blue...

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French Country Furniture

French Country Furniture

French country furniture has curvy lines but doesn’t feel showy because it is made of natural materials such as carved wood with a matte or semi matte finish. This classic armoire has the graceful and simple lines found in the French style. It is a 40-year-old Ethan Allen piece I purchased from the classified ads. Great French style can...

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What is French Country style?

What is French Country style?

One of the questions I hear the most is…”So what is French country style?” I like to think of it as farmhouse glam. You use rusty, chippy old pieces with glitzy, gilded mirrors and such to give your home an elegant but homey feel. Historically, the style originated with Louis XIV’s renovation of his palace in Versailles. From there came a trickle...

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Hello, You…

I’m Melanie, a wife, mom, and a lover of all things French farmhouse. I’ve always loved décor and decorating as inexpensively as possible. It is so satisfying to hunt down bargains, turn curbside finds into treasures, and repurpose character pieces to give my home a collected feel.

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