Delightfully Farmhouse Flavored Home Tour
I’ve got a special treat for you today… a Delightfully Farmhouse Flavored Home Tour, with Jennifer! The Midwest gal behind Delightfully Noted. She’ll be welcoming us into to her home, and showing us around. The tour is full of beautiful ideas and much inspiration! I think you’re going to love it. And just fiy, all the aqua highlighted sections of today’s tour are clickable links that will take you to Jennifer’s site, where you can get more detailed information on the projects she is sharing, just peek around, or to follow her on social media channels. I encourage you to click around and get to know her!! xo Shannon
Hello Fox Hollow Cottage readers! I’m Jennifer, the Midwest gal behind Delightfully Noted, the little corner of the world where I chronicle all of our DIY and decorating adventures. I currently reside in an 8 year old Colonial style home in the Chicago suburbs with my hubby, 3 year old son, and our stubborn but cute miniature dachshund, Brylee.
Let’s kick off this tour at the front of our home.
We’re lucky to have a decent-sized entryway and it’s probably one of my favorite spaces to change up for the different seasons.
We added some faux shiplap to the main wall a few years ago to highlight the vaulted ceilings. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ll recognize my (possibly) over-grammed aqua blue dresser.
To the right of our entryway is our dining room, which houses our farmhouse table that my hubby built. Similar to a lot of rooms in our house, the dining room is a work in progress.
We actually just added the board and batten and door casings right before the holidays and it’s made a world of a difference to this room! We’ll be ripping out the carpet and bringing in wood floors, adding more decor accents, and replacing the chandelier soon.
Jennifer isn’t bragging enough, so I am popping in… You guys, that gallery wall is gorgeous and she did it for under $50! She has a whole post walking you through How To Create a Botanical Gallery Wall – from finding frames, to getting the art and how to hang it. I’ve got empty wall space at The Little Cottage. So I’m taking notes!
okay, carry on…
Two of my favorite makeovers to date happened at the back of our house, right off of our kitchen. First up is this boring hallway-turned-functional-board-and-batten-coat-rack-wall. We always leave and enter our house through our garage and this area now serves as our drop-zone for coats and bags. It’s been a real life-saver! You can find the full tutorial over on my blog.
The vintage door was a lucky find on Craig’s List for just $40. I sanded it down with plans to re-stain it, but ended up falling in love with the raw color underneath!
My second favorite makeover was this unused office turned playroom for our kiddo. This was probably one of our biggest transformations to date. I initially wanted it to become my home office, but as I didn’t use it much, I thought I might as well turn it into a room that I know will be used. I was even recommended to look into the idea of house extension designs west midlands if I wanted to get this room extended. Maybe one day this may come in handy, if I ever decided to get my office back. But for now, I have handed it over to my child to play in. You wouldn’t believe what this room looked like before!
Speaking of kid’s rooms, our last stop on today’s tour is our son’s nursery. This is another space that is currently getting a fresh makeover. My little guy transitioned to a big boy bed over the holidays, so I’m in the middle of transforming this space into a toddler room with a few minor changes.
Decorating children’s rooms is where I feel most comfortable! I have a hard time figuring out what to do in kitchens and living rooms, but throw me in a kid’s room, and my brain explodes with ideas.
Well… that pretty much sums up today’s tour! I hope you enjoyed it.
Lots of progress in 2 years, but still so much more to go. HUGE thanks to Shannon for letting me hang out with you all today! You can continue to follow all of our DIY projects and room makeovers at Delightfully Noted, I hope you’ll come visit.
Debbie parrish says
Hey, I love what you did your home! I have this cherry oak china cabinet, that I use to have collectable wine glasses in it! Got tired of that and now just have antique finds (milk glass) and different shapes bowls) I also decorate different holidays ! I am wanting to paint it but so scared to do it! But it’s so dark! I have cranberry color walls with white trim and some furniture that I painted a yellow with some varnish wiped on it! I am wondering what color should I paint the china cabinet! I want it to pop! Thanks for any information you can help me with! Debbie
Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage says
I’m a terrible person to ask, because I love white furniture. lol. It’s so easy to change the things around it that way. Without seeing the whole room, I’d hate to tell you a color, and we might have vastly different tastes as well. Perhaps try a sample board to hold up near your walls and trim with colors you like and see which is your favorite? Good luck!!
Loving the stripes in the baby room and literally copying your kitchen table this week! Beautiful!
Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage says
Oh I bet she’d love to see your table!! Make sure to share it on her Facebook page so she can see it. Good luck!!