Today we’ve invited Becky from Buckets of Burlap to come chat it up about her and her husband’s 16 acre farm in North Louisiana! Today she’s taking us through a tour of their self-made rustic farmhouse that began with a modular home 6 years ago. Becky shows us that even the most simplest of projects can become the most rewarding in the end. See how they naturally blend in architectural salvage and flea market finds to stay true to their country surroundings and rustic feel. What we love about this project is that it’s an ongoing one – this certainly keeps their home fresh and alive!
Welcome to our cozy little farmhouse here in North Louisiana, where we live on a mini-farm of 16 acres. Unlike a true old historic farmhouse, our modular home was built in 2005. Our goal in decorating the house has been to stay true to the country setting of the outdoor surroundings.
Therefore, we felt a vintage country farmhouse style would suit the interior best.
Because our home is just a few years old, our challenge has been to create a cozy farmhouse feeling inside.
One way we’ve added character to rooms is mixing in architectural salvage, such as vintage doors, shutters, or windows.
We also find great joy in decorating with flea market finds. One of our favorite pieces, our kitchen island, is from Canton Trade Days in East Texas.
The inspiration for our décor has come from many blog and magazine photos of country farmhouses. We liked the appeal of knotty wood floors, and farmhouse tables joined with warm white walls. So we began by painting our main living spaces: family room, kitchen, and dining rooms.
We chose Cotton Fluff by BEHR for our walls, and began adding textures with various woods and vintage items. The light walls make for a great clean background for old chippy treasures, such as our collection of scales. Even our oak kitchen cabinets received a coat of white to brighten the area.
Our master bedroom was once a sage green, so we chose to paint it in a soft gray called Silver Drop by VALSPAR. As a hobby, my husband builds farmhouse items, like our reclaimed barn wood headboard (photo- 960). It is a definite focal point in the bedroom, along with a cowboy tub used to store extra blankets (photo-949). We really try to add unique items that bring an element of surprise to each room.
We spend a large amount of time outside during the spring and fall months. We’ve added wooden decks, stone paths, and flowerbeds to our porch area. We enjoy eating many meals together on our porch, while the pigs and hens roam the yard. Our farmhouse is a work in progress…and we are enjoying the projects along the way.
We love the headboard which is very reminiscent of driftwood. To see more from this beautiful do-it-yourself remodeling project see more photos from her project here!