After we finished the Modern Farmhouse Foyer Makeover, it was time to set our focus on the Living Room. Having a comfortable room for our family to gather and watch movies, have a game night or just be together has always been important to me.
I knew that I wanted to stay with the farmhouse style, use the same colors of the ceiling, walls and trim that we had in the foyer.
Just like the foyer, Doug used Dutch Boy® Dura Clean™ Cabinet, Door & Trim with Smooth-Finish Technology in Super White (001W) and a 2 inch Nylon brush. I am simply in love with this gray color from Dutch Boy paint; it’s called Garden Stone (437-2DB). The 2” angled Purdy® nylon brush worked perfectly to cut in the edges of the room.
The extreme hide technology allowed us to cover up that beige color without having to use several coats. Honestly, though, spending a few hundreds dollars on a coffee table right now, especially with our 10 month Husky who likes to chew, just wasn’t practical.
So I headed to our local antique store and found this simple table with an enamel top.
On top of the table, I began by layering a piece of burlap, then an old cutting board and then a galvanized tray.
In the tray, I added a couple books, a galvanized sphere and a vase with flowers (that are the same as the ones hanging on the wall). The “I love you to the moon and back” block ties into a pillow on the couch and a sign on the shelf.
I also added a handful of artificial cotton bolls that I found in the Christmas area at Hobby Lobby. I hunted in about 7 or 8 different stores, and came across some wonderful Farmhouse Style Decorating items at Gordman’s. Window Frame – $5 find at the Antique Store I found the Coffee Table
Doug keeps threatening to get rid of it because it just didn’t fit well in any room, but now it’s perfect!
You may remember it from the easy Farmhouse Shelf Decor ideas I shared last year, or the She Shed. A couple Aqua Mason Jars and a piece of artificial pussy willow.
And then the next shelf has another antique lantern, the – I love you to the moon and back – sign, and a basket with a few silk hydrangeas (tying that into the foyer). For more inspiration, follow Dutch Boy on social media; Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.