| Home is where the heart is and our goal is to create spaces that not only are cozy but make hearts Happy |


 Photo: Cottage Keys Photography

Photo: Cottage Keys Photography

 Photo: Cottage Keys Photography

Photo: Cottage Keys Photography

Sweet Home Alabama

Designed + Styled by: Shayna Chapman | Photographed by: The Cottage Keys + Shayna Chapman

 

 

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The Cottage at Brookwood St.

Styled + Photographed by Shayna Chapman, S. Chapman Designs + Peyton Boles, Bob & Ginger Co.

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The Rosemont Farmhouse 

 Emily Reedstrom Photography

Emily Reedstrom Photography

 Christina Paz Photography

Christina Paz Photography

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!


 PC: Christina Paz 

PC: Christina Paz 

 PC: Christina Paz

PC: Christina Paz

Life is better on the porch.
 Emily Reedstrom Photography 

Emily Reedstrom Photography 

 PC: Christina Paz

PC: Christina Paz

 PC: Christina Paz

PC: Christina Paz

 

First Impressions

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.

 PC Christina Paz 

PC Christina Paz 

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PC: Christina Paz

old hallway
 PC: Emily Reedstrom

PC: Emily Reedstrom

 PC: Chrisitina Paz

PC: Chrisitina Paz


The Family Room

 PC: Emily Reedstrom

PC: Emily Reedstrom

 The dining area was enclosed and the entire space was nothing but windows and subflooring.  | PC: Emily Reedstrom   

The dining area was enclosed and the entire space was nothing but windows and subflooring.  | PC: Emily Reedstrom

 

 For shiplap, I first painted the walls black. Lesson learned don't paint the wall black LOL! Instead used black felt or roofing paper.  Anyways, next I went to my local Home Deopt and bought quarter inch plywood and had them cut it into 6 inch slats. It was super easy to put up! | PC: Emily Reedstrom

For shiplap, I first painted the walls black. Lesson learned don't paint the wall black LOL! Instead used black felt or roofing paper.  Anyways, next I went to my local Home Deopt and bought quarter inch plywood and had them cut it into 6 inch slats. It was super easy to put up! | PC: Emily Reedstrom

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. 

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 The "old" kitchen. A door use to be where this piece of plywood is.  While one of the contractors thought I was nutes for closing it in, it was a happy day when the crew finally saw my vision! | PC: Emily Reedstrom

The "old" kitchen. A door use to be where this piece of plywood is.  While one of the contractors thought I was nutes for closing it in, it was a happy day when the crew finally saw my vision! | PC: Emily Reedstrom

 These Floors- boy their story is something! The owner of this home found the wood for these floor from an elderly gentleman who had taken them out of an old mill.  After putting them down, I sanded for 2 weeks and then decided to simply poly them. 

These Floors- boy their story is something! The owner of this home found the wood for these floor from an elderly gentleman who had taken them out of an old mill.  After putting them down, I sanded for 2 weeks and then decided to simply poly them. 


The Final Results

 PC: Christina Paz | How could I not include my sweet pup, Ranger?!? After all, he is the BEST assistant in the world! For once, he was on his best behavior while my friend, Christina Paz, snapped his photo.

PC: Christina Paz | How could I not include my sweet pup, Ranger?!? After all, he is the BEST assistant in the world! For once, he was on his best behavior while my friend, Christina Paz, snapped his photo.

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PC: Christina Paz

 PC: Christina Paz

PC: Christina Paz

 PC: Christina Paz

PC: Christina Paz

 PC: Christina Paz

PC: Christina Paz

 PC: Christina Paz

PC: Christina Paz

 PC: Christina Paz

PC: Christina Paz

 PC: Christina Paz

PC: Christina Paz

 Christina Paz Photography | I'm not sure if you are like me when it comes to keeping up with bills LOL, but I think every home needs a "mail station."  

Christina Paz Photography | I'm not sure if you are like me when it comes to keeping up with bills LOL, but I think every home needs a "mail station."  

 Christina Paz Photography

Christina Paz Photography

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PC: Christina Paz

 Christina Paz Photography

Christina Paz Photography

 Christina Paz Photography

Christina Paz Photography