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  1. Ohhhh …. I love all of your charming farmhouse ideas!! I adore the farmhouse look as it is so cozy, warm and inviting. Open shelving is so fabulous, but I am just going to have to wait until my teenage girls was to be as organized as me when they clean my kitchen. πŸ˜‰

    Have a wonderful week!!

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  2. Barbara,
    Thanks so much for sharing all the FARMHOUSE tips. Now this giveaway is awesome and I would love to win some cash to help pay for a table saw that my hubs has on his wish list…thanks for the chance:) The vintage show sounds like a lot of FUN..really wish that I lived closer.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. Sounds like great fun at the Carolina Mini Vintage Market!!!…

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  4. I would let my hubby do anything he wants with it! I lost my job several months ago and he has taken on a second job to help with the lost income. He works a lot of weekends and doesn’t get much time off. So for that, he can buy whatever tool or toy he wants!

    Jenny

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  5. I would buy a few drill bits to replace ones I’ve broken and some other woodworking supplies.

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  6. What an awesome post, Barb! I love the thought you put into it … the inspirational pics you included … and the amazing tips! I’ve always loved the open shelves in your kitchen and the farmhouse feel you created! And, I’m sure one day you’ll be posting from your “true” farmhouse!

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  7. Great post! Thanks so much for also sharing your tidbit about the farmhouse sink! I have long admired the copper ones, but didn’t think about the care require…even though for years we had those pots with copper at the bottom and I remember using “Twinkle” every time they were washed to make the copper shine!

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  8. I have just discovered your blog through another one. I loved reading through your farmhouse suggestions as I sit on my screened porch. Your blog will be added to the many I currently follow – thank you. Good luck with your sale — would love to be close enough to attend.

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  9. Barbara,
    Thanks so much for sharing all the FARMHOUSE tips. Now this giveaway is awesome and I would love to win some cash to help pay turn my bland apartment into something more cozy. Thanks for the chance. The vintage show sounds like a lot of FUN. Really wish that I lived closer.

    Your sister in style,
    Summer W.

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  10. I would love to buy some of these ideas or paint to help me spruce up some walls or something. I LOVE your faux brick backsplash LOVE! Please show how you did that.

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  11. I would help my dad paint his house with this gift card! He needs his some rooms painted and he is getting older and isn’t able to climb ladders, paint hard to reach places so I would use this gift card to get the paint and help him!
    I love this post! I’m definitely saving it to pull out as inspiration in the future!

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  12. Wow! I could buy my man some new tools with the gift card! I wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading your post about Farmhouse Decor, and I hope your event at The Hen House goes well! Wish I lived closer so I could attend!

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  13. Great list, and a lot of them apply to cottage as well.

    I love my copper sink; I guess I like imperfection from oxidation, but I think it looks beautiful, and it will last a lifetime. My dad was a plumber and he was always making me something from copper.

    After seven years in my former home, my gorgeous Kohler was no longer gorgeous; regular sinks only last so long. At least copper is recyclable, and one should be able to get something for it as scrap metal.

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  14. I might be one of the rare ones that actually lives in a 100 year old farmhouse. However, I’ve been here 3 years and haven’t decorated a bit! I’m overwhelmed! I’m slowly getting a few pieces and looking at blogs to get ideas. I love ALL your stuff here and actually have several of the pieces that are in your hutches, etc. Paint scares the heck out of me! I’ve took the plunge and picked a color for 2 rooms and after a week of painting, etc, I don’t like the color! I have the hardest time with color.

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  15. I actually do live in a 100 year old farmhouse. However, I am totally overwhelmed with decorating. We bought the house 3.5 years ago and I haven’t done much. With help from fabulous blogs like yours I’m at least getting ideas and a game plan! I love your pictures and I actually have a few of the platters / pitchers/ etc that you have shown in your hutches and vignettes.

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  16. Wonderful ideas! I love the mantles. Imagine my surprise when my 19yo went out picking for the first time and came home with three fireplace mantles! What a score! They’re sitting in the shop, looking all pretty, & I’m going to be sad when they finally go to their new homes.

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  17. Your post was thoughtful and inspiring! Thank you!

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  18. I absolutely love the farmhouse look, although I currently incorporate very little of it in my own home. It is such a homey,carefree,& casual way to decorate. Maybe I should re-think one of the bedrooms…….. Great post incorporating all of these ideas, Barb! πŸ™‚ Sue

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  19. Oh how I would love to win so I could purchase a new staple gun! Love you page…always. But the farm house look is my favorite! So many ideas. Good luck at your show. I know you’ll do well. If I can get away I’ll take a drive.

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  20. I love farmhouse style! I opted not to go with a farmhouse sink (which I love) because a few neighbors had them and said water dripped all over the lower cupboard and warped the wood. I’ve never heard this before but ended up going with stainless steel. I also have a granite countertop that I love. Wood wouldn’t work well in my kitchen but I sure do love the look!

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    • Hi Gilly – I have to be honest with you, I replaced it with a white, ceramic Farmhouse sink from IKEA because it was getting impossible to upkeep. I just felt I wanted something clean and white, plus I had just painted my cabinets white, too. I loved it while it was new, though. It gave me several beautiful years. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! ~Barb

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  21. {Swoon} over your counter tops and !!Backsplash!! I adore the color of the brick! This is a great post!

    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  22. Great points – I could have a farmhouse but they are so much work to keep up around here, most are not updated and are of the most original farmhouse authenticity πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, I’d kill for a farmhouse sink!!!!

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  23. I’m definitely like you, since I often find myself having exactly that same thought. But no-one obliges ad I always have to return to my city flat. Wish I lived in the countryside. Maybe some day…
    Yeah definitely could not have open shelves. I’m too messy…
    I love your Kitchen. My dream is to one day own an Apron Sink and it will come true! Even if I live in the City of London πŸ˜›
    Thanks for sharing xx Dandy http://www.dandelionblue.co.uk/

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  24. I love the farmhouse style even though I live in the city. I love your 10 steps to making your house a farm style house. Your post will be featured on my blog this Thursday on Idea Box!! Thank you for sharing.

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  25. I know this an old post, but it should be resurrected once a month—for its timeless style. Clearly you have a handle on Farm Style and good clean, nonsensical living! We tested an IKEA butcher block counter on our Island and will be installing everywhere, when we replace our cabinets. So far we have oiled it three times…and it has a few stains, but like you stated, it only enhances the look of the cabinet. Not too mention cutting down on the noise and breakage, as I am a klutz.

    Thanks for the wonderful post, and I would considering doing this one now and again, and again, and again.

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    • Sandi – we are also eyeing the IKEA Butcherblock counntertops and I love that you have given them such a good review. Did you see my review for my new IKEA Farmhouse Sink. If not, you can do a search. I LOVE it. πŸ™‚
      Good luck with your countertops and come back and tell me when they are in. I would love to see them, too. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by. ~Barb

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  26. Thank you for the inspirations. I do have a farmhouse – built 1900 – 1905; town has built up around it. But it is a mess, not farmhouse like, except the upstairs bathroom which I gutted and remodeled with the 1926 claw foot tub – which I had the porcelain replaced. I will be using some of your ideas when we tackle our kitchen and living room. I wish I had your help with our very strange master bedroom.

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  27. Love these photos especially the first image of the farmhouse in the country. That is my dream home! We love in a subdivision. I love my house but it is too contemporary and it does not have the country setting I yearn for. I do incorporate country farmhouse style into my home to make it feel warm and cozy. Maybe someday I will find my dream farmhouse in the country!

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  28. Love your farmhouse ideas.. and your whole blog. I’m just startng a blog and getting lots of inspiration from yours. Oh, and I’m just up the road from you in NC.

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  29. Truly inspirational ideas!! I too love the farmhouse feel and look! Going to give this old house of mine a real flip that makes ME happy ! I have collected lots of little things but it will be the actual changes to walls, floors, countertops and of course the requisite paint and trim that will give this place the character it is in dire need of…NO MORE ORANGE WOOD !!! LOL. But on a side note, that shower curtain is dreamy…but too steep for my budget, gotta put it on the dying list.πŸ˜‰

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    • Hi Cindy – you have to decorate your home in a way that makes you happy. I steered off course a few years back and came back to the style that makes us happy. Hope you find your “happy” too. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by. ~Barb

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