Sweet Home Alabama
I'm not going to lie, I never thought in a million years, my dream house would really exist. More importantly, I never thought I'd have the person who loves me more than life and himself working right along side of me to make this house into our home. One day, (hopefully soon) I'm going to write about these pictures and tell you all about my DIY projects, and the stories that went in to our "modern farmhouse," but for now, I'll just share a few of my favorites.
The Griffins at Brookwood St.
Styled + Photographed by Shayna Chapman, S. Chapman Designs + Peyton Boles, Bob & Ginger Co.
The Rosemont Farmhouse
This farmhouse built in 1910 is probably one of my favorite projects to date! This home located on a farm in west Georgia sits quietly between cow fields and Georgia pines. I always love looking back at the before pictures because it reminds me of all the blood, sweat, and tears (literally) that went into this project. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
C'mon in! The entrance into this home struck me as charming and just needed a little TLC. The floors that you see were the original heart pine flooring as well as the original shiplap on the walls To save money, I kept the original light fixtures and simply painted them and added glass orbs. My goal with this project was to keep the original farmhouse feel, but add a few modern twists.
The Family Room
Last January, I found myself standing in this dusty, cold, kitchen and living area. My mind was racing with ideas of what could be done, and honestly my first thoughts were to pull a Joanna Gaines and knock out walls, windows, light fixtures, the whole enchilada. Then reality hit in, and I found myself going back to the drawing board. For starters, I had a limited budget and was doing a lot of the work myself, so I had to figure out what exactly I, a 27 year female could tackle. While my dad had taught me a lot of "handy-man tricks" growing up, I knew that there was going to be a lot of blood, sweat, long hours, and tears that would go into this one room, but I wanted to knock it out of the park.
After sitting in the middle of the room, on the dirty floor for a while with my pencil and note pad, I had a plan. I knew a simple whitewash on the fireplace would be an inexpensive fix, along with different light fixtures. Next, I wanted to give the space an envied "farmhouse" look by adding beloved shiplap in the entire space, and a mix of old farmhouse finds with modern new elements. I also knew the brick laminate flooring had to go, and that the kitchen desperately needed to be reconfigured and updated! I was bound and determined to make this living space the focal point of the home because to me, it was the heart of the home and place where so many memories had been and would continue to be made for years to come.