You guys, I am literally giddy about today’s post. Seriously, as I sit here typing I’m grinning from ear to ear and sooooo darn excited to show you the farmhouse style makeover we did in our front room this past weekend. Now if you follow me on Instagram you already saw a teeny tiny sneak peak of this in my stories. I actually got a brand new settee for this room and I shared a little video of me unboxing it–which felt a lot like Christmas morning if I’m being honest. And of course with the new settee I had no choice but to completely re-do this entire room. I blame my crazy nesting instincts happening right now. One thing led to another and before I knew it this room was completely different. I’ve actually been wanting to change this space up for a while now. You know, make it a bit more warm and welcoming and a little less antique shop–which is the vibe I had going on before. It was just too cold. I can’t wait to show you the transformation, so let’s get to the tour already. Now to start here’s a little reminder of how this room looked before:
And how it looks now:
If you saw our living room refresh last week you know I moved these cozy chairs out of that space. I planned on putting them in the basement, but they just seem to go so much better in here. And they are soooooooo comfy. Seriously, these make the perfect reading/blogging/coffee-time chairs. In the past I haven’t really sat in here all that much, but now that we have these cozy chairs we actually want to hang out in this room and enjoy it.
And here is my new settee. This is the Eleanor Settee from Birch Lane. EEEKKK! Isn’t she a beauty? Let me show you a few up-close shots so you can see all the purdy details!
You know I’m drooling over the weathered wood. Literally drooling.
The whole thing has a farmhouse-y, old-fashioned, antique vibe going on, don’t you think? The wood frame, button-tufted backing, and curved legs. I loooooove it all. Birch Lane really nailed it with this one.
Window seat still in full view. Yippppppeeeee!
Another change I made in here was to add drop cloth curtains to this window. Again, this is something I’ve been wanting to do forrrrrrrevver but never got around to. In fact, I’ve had the drop cloths sitting in a cabinet for at least four months now, just waiting to be used. Anyway, we finally hung up this industrial style rod and got it done. And for those curious about how drop cloth curtains actually go up (they’re super easy!) I plan to share a detailed, step-by-step tutorial soon–so stay tuned for that!
I couldn’t resist a pair of cute new pillows to finish it off. I love the quilted pattern on these!
We moved the old pie safe over in the corner by the fireplace. I really like it so much better back there–it’s out of the way but still in sight, which is perfect for this room. I really wanted the whole space to feel much more cozy and family-friendly, it really wasn’t sending off that vibe before. Not even close. But with a few changes, the new settee, drop cloth curtains, and putting my comfy chairs in here this room is completely different–it’s so much more inviting. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a simple room makeover in a loooooong time. It’s like suddenly I realize THIS is how this room should have looked all along. Too bad it took me nearly two years to get there!
Well I hope you all enjoyed this little tour of our new and improved front room. I’d love to hear what you think and definitely let me know if you have any questions.
Here’s all the goodies/sources from the room!