Friday, January 13, 2012

Farmhouse Bedroom Reveal

 We're taking our sweet time with our little farmhouse.
Hubster and I completed this guest bedroom a few months ago, but I had to find time to shoot photos and edit them before I could share it with you.  However, I am making up for it now......this is a LONG post, so get ready!
 Okay, let me share that this small bedroom measures just a tad over 12' x 10'. 


Keep that in mind as you consider the furniture pieces that hubby and I were able to fit into the space.
We placed the iron bed and the antique wardrobe on angles in the corners to create interest. It also made better use of the floor space. By the way, that black wardrobe is not painted, that is original ebony stain. We've had this wonderful piece for many years. 

Since this room doesn't have a closet (a challenge faced by many vintage home owners), this piece becomes even more valuable because it houses clothing and a tv.  I love this piece!
Aren't the horse prints with black frames divine?  
I especially love them grouped.


That arched window above them was an antiquing find last summer.  Had no idea what I would do with it when I bought it (which is how I buy most things) but I love it in this room.  
Do you do that too, or do you have a plan for the things you buy?
The bedding is a mixture of many things....
I'm pleased with the mix of textiles and think it will be cozy for guests.
In the photo above, you can see two dark doors in the corner.  One is the bedroom entry door, the other leads on to the porch.  The doorway into the bathroom (not seen in this photo), originally had just a curtain for privacy leaving no way to lock in warmth or steam from a good hot shower so we opted to add a door. 


But the small size of the room wouldn't accommodate a traditional hinged door. So, we took an old barn door and added hardware to make it a sliding door. 
How perfect is that? 
Not only because it slides, but because it is a barn door in a farmhouse bedroom. :-))
I actually bought a pair of these doors, you will see the other one surface in another bathroom later.
Hubby and I made a quick trip to the local Tractor Supply and bought everything we needed to hang the barn door. When the sales rep was giving some installation tips, he asked how big our barn was.  He gave me an odd look when I told him the hardware was to hang a bathroom door.
 
He was a super nice guy, but I don't think decorating trends were a top priority for him. :-))
Look at the perfectly aged and distressed wood *sigh*.
I added burlap to the inside of the window for bathroom privacy.
(I will share the bathroom in a future post.)

Aside from its own private bathroom, this bedroom also enjoys a private door onto the porch, something I think our future guests will enjoy.
Finding the right light fixture was actually the toughest part of this room.....go figure.  Hubby had the patience of Job when we changed out the light not once, not twice, not three times....
it was the fourth light that was the winner. 

My criteria seemed simple enough.....simple, farmhouse, elegant, and large enough in size that it wouldn't be swallowed up by the 12' ceiling height or be lost in the beadboard ceilings. 
 But this one was worth the wait....it's from this cute little Shoppe in Canton where I spend much of my time -
I just happen to know the owner. :-))
I came across this mirror etched with "Room No 5" and just had to have it, my love affair with the #5 will forever haunt me.
The bedside table is an antique cream separator... how fitting is that?
Hubby gave this to me almost 10 years ago for Christmas.....I've used it for many things.
That little platform is perfect for bedside books.
And how perfect is that little mirror for the top? 
Vintage alarm clocks are a fetish of mine.....I have dozens. 
The vase? Why it's a horse trophy cup.
  As the photos reflect, I used farm accoutrements throughout this farmhouse bedroom.
Another example of such is this desk.  
The top was created from an old stable door - gotta love that!
Wonderful rusty iron legs were attached to it......how's that for recycling?
We added a glass top to create a smooth writing surface while preserving the old aged wood.
The vintage photos that I placed under the glass were a gift from my precious friend Sharon,

and that fabulous white typewriter was a find from one of our girls day out shopping trips last summer.  I've never seen a white one and knew immediately it would go on that desk!
A piece from an old saddle makes the perfect bookend in this bedroom.
It was another gift from my friend Sharon.
More vintage horse trophies.
I have to share..this desk is absolute perfection for me.  I bought it specifically for the Farmhouse, but it hung around the Shoppe for a little time while it was waiting for the right spot. 


I could have sold it a dozen times......
but I was already emotionally attached to it. 
A perfect example of both the perks and the challenges of this business!
The vintage chair is the perfect compliment for the old stable door desk....complete with a custom made washable linen slip cover.
Look at the original dark wood arms peeking out of the white linen.  I don't think it would have been as pretty painted.....we just let it be.

And that pretty crested pillow is from the Shoppe.
We've used this mantle in two previous bedrooms.
And, I've also used it as a wedding prop for wedding designs.
But this flea market find has finally found its final resting spot.

Doesn't it look like it's been there for 100 years? Or, 118 years to be exact. :-))  We hung schoolhouse pendants on each side of it....they are perfect and functional.
White polo balls, riding hats, and riding boots
.....now its an equestrian farmhouse bedroom.
This wonderful vintage white scale, a perfect size for this mantel by the way, was a gift from my sweet friend Denis.  I am blessed with some amazingly generous friends that seem to know exactly what I like! :-))

Okay my friends, that's it for this show and tell.  Now, it's your turn!
  I'm eager to see what you have to share this week and would love to know your thoughts about my farmhouse bedroom. 
Link up and/or comment below to tell me all about it!
I'm also sharing over at Vintage Inspiration Friday
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97 comments:

pink*cherub*moon said...

Beautiful bedroom! So gorgeousand inviting! You did an oustanding job! Hugs, Leena

AntiqueChase said...

OMGOSH seriously drool worthy! Can I come stay there?? Love the barn door, the horse photos on the wall. I have two just like that and now I wish I had more! All of it... stunning!!

Fishtail Cottage said...

So much to be in 'ah' of! I cannot get over the sliding barn doors! Just gorgeous! & the saddle piece used as a book end...such unique touches! xoxo

Sherry said...

Everything about it is so wonderful. I really enjoy the equestrian touch! Those polo balls! The riding boots and trophys and horse art are just the right touch to give it that something more... something special. And I love the white.

Before I forget I wanted to say thanks for the link up. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

What a lovely bedroom you have created. I'd love the spend the night in that cozy room. I love the group of horse pictures and the bed on an angle and that dark wardrobe is divine. Your little farmhouse is really shaping up to be very beautiful.

marga said...

What a lovely bedroom you and your hubby created.....love it!
Just read the article of your beautfull store in the Romantic Country magazine, love your store!
To bad there is that big water between us.............if it was'nt i would be there in a flash!
Enjoy your day, Marga from the Netherlands

SueAnn said...

The bedroom is gorgeous!!! Love the desk and those rusty legs...sigh!!
And the sliding barn door closing off the bathroom is divine!
Love this room
Well done
Hugs
SueAnn

Lori said...

Wow, I do believe this one wins... your longest post ever and the most wonderful guest bedroom. Great to see what a small space can hold. I need to rethink the arrangements in my guest bedrooms. thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Oh by the way, i purchased the sliding door hardware before Thanksgiving. Still not up we had quite the time trying to hang it the main sliding bar mainly, any suggestions?

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

How talented you are! That was amazingly put together in such a sweet vintage way. I'm sure we'll be seeing this in a magazine soon! Beautiful! xo

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I'm still working on a small bedroom I started a year ago, and this post is so encouraging. I can't believe what you were able to fit in a room that size! And your attention to detail with all the farm elements MAKES the room! Everything is outstanding. I mean everything!!!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

The bedroom looks adorable, love the special vintage touches that you added. Especially love the barn doors for the bathroom! So clever....

awal.ny said...

I am just blown away by this small but beautiful room. You know how to pack a room without making is look too full. I just love the door idea and I would love to do the same with a bathroom door in our home. I only have one question, how do you get into the room? Through the bathroom? I don't see another door besides the one to go outside. Perfection for sure.

Lindsey said...

LOVE this room! LOVE the sliding barn door and your accessories! Just became a recent follower! :) With all of your neat decorative accessories, do you find yourself with enough room for practical storage? That is a struggle of mine! What are some tips for pulling it all together without it looking kitschy or cluttered?

Thanks!

http://www.toddlindsey.com

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Wow! absolutely breath taking LaurieAnna!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Awal.ny, yes the bedroom has an entry, you can see it in the 7th photo where I talk about the bedding. It has pretty white hangers on it.

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Lindsey, I've learned to use suitcases and trunks through our years of living in old homes.....it's storage survival! Thanks for reading and commenting!

trash talk said...

Whoa Nellie!
I've been putting off a bedroom makeover for 3, count 'em, 3 years. This is just the kinda kick in the head I need to saddle up and get busy.
Amazing how much charm can get packed into a small space if one knows what they are doing.
Deb

Di said...

I love that bedroom, perfertly done my dear. You have mad skills. Thank you for sharing, Di@Cottage-wishes

Dusty McRae said...

Just Beautiful!!! Love your bedding and that arm chair is amazing.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful bedroom and love, love, love the sliding barn door!

Pine Tree Home said...

Very dreamy space. I too have a small guest room, like 10x10 but a closet juts into it. Makes for an awkward space. I might try the bed on the angle like yours.

A Thrifted Market said...

It is absolutely stunning!! My sister in law just bought a place about 20 miles from Canton and I can't wait to start making trips to your shop regularly!!

The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill said...

Sigh! That is PERFECTION! May I come be your guest? :) Awesome, just awesome....

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Everything is in perfect harmony like a beautiful song. You are the Mozart of farmhouse style Laurie Anna!

♥Linsey

vintage maedel said...

Beautiful!!It's so cozy.I love that your guests have access to the porch-so cool!!Like the horse theme!!

Sherry said...

How cute is your bedroom! I love all of the props for decor. Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

cityfarmer said...

this is beyond words ...
so in a word, you've left me speechless!


well done

Anonymous said...

I HAVE NO WORDS!!!!! seriously nothing will come out i can't get my mouth to close i mean sometimes u r just awe struck and i am my goodness u r BLESSED BEYOND WORDS, susan

Sheila said...

OK...I looked over my planner and I could stay for a week in June, LOL! You did an over the top job on such a quaint space, the textures and colors are wonderful. I am so drawn to the barn door, seen this b4, but your is may favorite. I hope your New year has been wonderful!

Smiles,
Sheila
tatteredgoods.com

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Wow...what a cozy bedroom for your guests...love the white typewriter and the scale that denis gave you. Also lovin' the idea with the sliding door for the bath...awesome idea for a small room.

Blessings,
Linda

Blessed Serendipity said...

Beautiful! When can I move in? I'm joining the party today. Thanks for hosting.

Danielle

summersundays-jw said...

I looooove this room! It's amazing! Thanks for sharing. By the way, I could use that other barn door. Jan

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your guest room is a little jewel box. What intesting and beautiful finds, arranged perfectly. What genious!

Sandy said...

Your room is more than wonderful...what you and hubster did is amazing. What talent! I love all your "things", coveted stuff...and design. FANTASTIC! ... the Barn door is over the top great. I have a white scale that I've only used in the kitchen...duh..it's moving immediatly to my guest room. Thanks for the ideas.... xoso Sandy

stefanie said...

I really can't put into words how much I love this room!!!! you are amazingly talented...just breathtaking!!!

Sue said...

Just goes to show us that a small room can definitely encompass a lot of things. The room is lovely! Just found your link on Charm of Home. You have a beautiful blog. :-) Sue

Gidget said...

I absolutely LOVE this room. You did an awesome job. Love, Love, Love!

Becky C said...

Oh my heavens!! It is gorgeous! I love every little detail, but that barn door is amazing :) You two have that magic, you know! What a great theme-equestrian... those prints are to die for! Your farmhouse is coming together beautifully.
Hope to see you soon

Wild Oak Designs said...

I love it!! perfect equestrian room! I love the balance of white with dark! I am jealous of the ebony armoire and the desk. I absolutely love the barn door to the bathroom....in fact we even discussed using one for our reno....but where we are old barn doors are very hard to come by! I will show this to hubby, maybe a small version would work?? It is very clever. How hard is it to use?? So much better than a pocket door...hummmm
Nancy

Gracie's Cottage said...

Are you taking reservations? ;)

Your room is simply amazing - interesting, comfortable, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh love it! (And I love the story about the guy at Tractor Supply - most of my friends look at me that same way.)

Jan

Tucker Hill Decor said...

Gorgeous...brings me back to my childhood on the ranch. Equestrian items are fabulous. Happy to see a few items I have purchased in your store. Have a pair of the crown pillows on my bed!!!

Mary Shearer said...

Wow, Laurie!!! This room is absolute perfection!!! I LOVED every little detail!!
I just bought the Spring edition of "Romantic Country" with the article about your store in it - congratulations!!!
One of these magazines needs to do a story, complete with before and after pics, of your farmhouse!! It's as beautiful as any I have seen in any magazine!!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh my gosh, I'm knocked out! this is fabulous, love that armoire, and wow, that mirror is wonderful!!! thanks for the shout out and for joining in for VIF! xoxo

Mz V said...

I'm simply blown away by this room. Like everything you do, it's perfection to those of us who love white, vintage stuff repurposed, linen, comfort and textures. I remain your biggest fan....I know I have to get in line!

Mz V
Sherman, TX

Ticking and Toile said...

I'm blown away too....don't even know where to start ~ it is just simply stunning & amazing!!!

xoxo,
Shellagh

Amy Kinser said...

LaurieAnna, this is a simply stunning room full of farmhouse, equestrian elegance. What inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

PS...just got my new devotional in the mail yesterday. Love it. Thank you.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Holy cow! That's pretty fabulous! I noticed you said "our future guests will enjoy" the porch...put me on the list! How long can I stay?!! LOL

Maryann Pusateri said...

amazing as usual! would love to stay in that room!!!! maryann

Christina said...

Love this room! Would you mind sharing the wall color...I always seems to get to yellow or just wrong when I am looking for that vintage neutral wall color and I really like what's in the room!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Every single element of this room is dreamy! I think I will be studying the details of it for a long time :) Thank you for such wonderful inspiration, and thank you for hosting!
xo, Andrea

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! So much beauty in this bedroom!! I'm linked up- my French Cottage Kitchen teaser post :) and my simple table setting- Feathered Nest Friday is going on at my blog if you would like to come share too! Thanks for hosting!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I'll just repeat what Trash Talkin' Debbie said...... "whoa nellie". This is amazing!!!

Eclectically Vintage said...

It's absolutely amazing - the barn door, the nightstand, the door table, the vintage accessories ... love everything! Linking up my owl mantel and kitchen collection - thanks.
Kelly

Rebecca said...

Wow... I love the sliding barn doors, your bedroom is wonderful.
I really need a redo!
Blessings
Rebecca

michele said...

keep taking your sweet time...all that restraint is paying off BIG. looking gorgeous, gorgeous.

michele

Sandy said...

Love, love, love it, Laurie! I especially love the barn door! Who, but you, would think of that....lol! I, too bought an old arched window frame last summer.....can't wait to find its 'final resting place'! It's so much fun seeing yours and Willie's transformations! You've outdone yourself once again!

cupcakegirl said...

You knocked that ball clear out of the park! Utterly amazing, I can't even choose what I like most because I love it all! One of the best room makeovers I have ever seen! Your blog is the bomb!

Ellie's Bungalow said...

I swear that my mouth was open the whole time I was looking at the photos of this room! It's beyond gorgeous!

I think your next giveaway should be a weekend at your farmhouse as a guest in that guest bedroom. Just sayin......

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

Oh My! I don't see how it could be any more gorgeous, just fantastically beautiful! Every detail is perfect, each corner reveals even more loveliness. Can you come do my guest room for me? Plzzz

Cathy said...

I am still in Awwww of your sweet little guest room!!! Beautiful beyond words is all I can say.....I love it!!! One thing for sure,a guest staying in that room will NEVER want to leave, and just think of all the "Sweet Dreams" that will happen in that sweet little farm guest room!!!
Cathy aka GGJ

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I LOVE this room. I have an equestrian themed sitting room. This guest room is perfect. That barn door is amazing. Wish I had a place for one. Your guests will never want to leave!

Jen Gilday said...

Oh those barn doors! LOVE them!! So beautiful!

Jen
athomeinthenorthwestblog.com
(just started blogging in November. Would love if you popped over for a visit!)

A Cottage Muse said...

OMGosh...the room is stunning!
It is cozy, warm and inviting...you have some lucky guests! The old barn door is just fabulous!!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I am totally blown away...your bedroom is phenomenal and I have read this post several times to "take it all in" Just love those barn doors..I am a new follower and so look forward to your future posts!

Julie said...

LaurieAnna - I have packed my bags and am ready to move it ;). This the BEST guest room I have ever seen in my life!!!

Vintage and Company said...

Love, Love, Love that barn door! It's my all time favorite!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Oh my, are you taking reservations?
Blessings,
Susie

citicasita said...

That desk is awesome, I love it's chippy, rusted look. I'm a lover of all things old and with a history. thanks for sharing and for the link parties.
I've "pinned" the desk to Pinterest.

Have a great new year!

Diddie

Auntie Bliss said...

That black armoire is my favorite...wow. The whole room is stunning.

Emily said...

WOW, your guestroom is awesome! Love all the wonderful vintage touches! What a talent!

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Totally beautiful guest room, Laurie Anna. I would be in there all the time. Oh my, that sliding barn door is heavenly, what an outstanding idea! And the mantle is gorgeous. You really know how to design a room! And you got all these wonderful elements in a small space but it looks huge. The door going out to the porch is delightful.
Are you in need of a guest now? :) I could help you with that.
Take care, Eileen

michele said...

sliding barn door! did i already say that???? just kill me now.

so great to join you today.

smiles.

michele

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Absolutely divine! I love everything about it as it looks so cozy, inviting, warm and vintage. Great, great job! Can I come live with you?? ;)

Little Bit said...

Hi, I love you blog! I'm super excited to have found it. I'm now a follower and will participate in your Friday link parties. I'm adding your link to my sidebar for Great Link Parties too.
Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

Faded Charm said...

So glad I could link up again with you this week. I'm drooling over your beautiful bedroom photos. You are very talented at decorating and so lucky to have such a lovely home. That screen door looking into the bedroom...sigh!!!

I've already pinned photos for inspiration:-)

Enjoy your weekend.

xoxo
Kathleen

Shabbygal said...

What a lovely and inviting guest room! I'm sure anyone would consider themselves lucky to get to stay in such a warm and lovely space! I just saw you in romantic country homeand love reading how you started out and grew! Congrats! Traci

Colleen said...

Sheer genius! This is the prettiest bedroom I have ever seen! Amazing!!

Blissful Endings said...

Holy smokes this is fantastic!! Love that desk and wardrobe! Your bedroom is all over Pinterest....lots of farmhouse bedroom love! Great job!

Betsy said...

Wow! Everything is just beautiful. So inviting. I spent so long looking at each photo to try to take in all the details.

Robin said...

Thank you for hosting the party and for sharing your guest bedroom too. I love all of the details and thought that went into that room. I would love to sleep there for just one night and experience all the love of old things. I do not always know where something is going that I fall in love with for my home, but if the feeling is strong, I buy it and find out where it wants to go later. Have a great weekend.

Bring Pretty Back said...

Are you kidding me! HOW can you come up with soooo many fabulous ideas in one little room! AMAZING!!
That barn door make me gasp! LOVE it!
have a pretty day!
Kristin

Pieced Pastimes said...

This room is amazing. If I had to pick a favorite item, it would definitely be the door. Just beautiful!

Kathy said...

I dearly love your room, this is incredible. Each photo is better than the other. You have captured such a warm, romantic setting. The barn door is without a doubt the best. Great job. Kathy

Stephanie said...

Absolutely perfect!

sweetpea said...

stunning.

hugs,

shelley

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Simply Perfect.

Blessings,
Spencer

Pam said...

There is so much to love in your room, I don't know where to start. I think my absolutely favorite thing has to be the white typewriter, just because it's so unique. But I do love that slip covered chair. Just a wonderful room all around!

countrycottagegirl said...

What an amazing room! You captured a wonderful vintage and timeless feel to this bedroom. I would love to be a guest in this fabulous room! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents and vintage finds!

His Mine and Ours said...

OMG this is gorgeous! I want a reservation too!

Hibiscus House said...

My mouth is still open!!!!! I love every item in the room. You are the most creative person I have ever seen!
This has so inspired me to be more creative. I sorta lost that in the last few years.....Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!Love this post.

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Every inch of this room is gorgeous!!! Love, love the sliding barn door :)

Counting Your Blessings said...

That barn door for the bathroom is AMAZING!! Love what you did with the room. One of the best I've seen in a long time. =)

Thank you for hosting for us.

Blessings... Polly
French Cupboard & Counting Your Blessings

Debbie said...

Your guest room is absolutely amazing!! Love all the textures, and vintage treasures.
Awesome!!!!

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Sara G said...

ADORE what you've done with the guest room..it is just dreamy!