Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The farm of my dreams for White Wednesday...

This beautiful chandi is just the first thing I saw when I arrived at Jills property for the antique show I was part of last October. Her property is jaw dropping gorgeous and she has special spots like this all over it. Don't you just want to sit and chat awhile here? I think it looks perfect...
But here is the reason I want this farm! This centennial farm has been meticulously restored and cared for. She had the barns interiors entirely painted white. They are AMAZING!!! This one is HUGE! A giant hay barn that is just beautiful inside... I could live in there, truly.

The barn was full of venders and their wares.

I love the hayloft....

This was the first show I've done in a long time and I really would like to do another soon, this was a great one to start with. Very nice people, all the vendors were great, One booth was the store where I have taught classes and The Lambs Gate girls are really the best and their displays are always so interesting.

I want a chandi hanging in my barn... actually I want a couple!

I was set up in front of this smaller barn, This is the inspiration for my white barn, I am going to paint the entire inside of it white this month. jjI love the french doors she put on the barn and the porch is pretty cool too!

This is the inside of the smaller barn, I think there were 2 dealers set up in here.

I think mine can look pretty similar, I have the same style boards and the steps in mine, even the ceilings will be white, I think the floor too. My floor is in pretty bad shape but I have high hopes for it!

I can't wait to make my barn this pretty! A lot of hard work coming my way but I am looking forward to it!

On to something different... I'm linking up to Boardwalk Bragfest too and this is something that worked out really well for us as a coffee table. I know using a trunk for a coffee table is not new and we've all done it at some time or another but I hated dragging this thing around the floor,(remember I move my furniture around alot!) so I glued glass insulators to the bottom of it!
I really like how they look and they make moving it around really easy. And it also added just the right amount of height that it needed. It resides in Camerons room for now, along with the couch that moved home with Danielle! He has a regular lil apt. setting in there...
He really wants me to get those pillow covers made, still no machine though. Still looking.
This paneling was up when we moved in the house and as much as I want to tear it off the wall it serves a good purpose. Cam can hang as much stuff on his walls (and he does) without putting a cazillion holes in the walls. He hangs the cards I make him, charactures of him and John are hanging and all kinds of posters, he even has a pair of converse hanging that he wore when he was in the 6th grade until the side was hanging on by a thread! The lunchbox holds his remotes. So there you have it... a black and white wednesday post!
I gotta know... Are you with me on the barn love?
Thanks to Jan and Kathleen for the parties! I gotta go join in the fun now and see all of the inspiration being shared!
Thanks for stopping by, Theresa xoxo


  1. i am so with you on the barn love, good god this is just beautiful and makes me want to move back home to have my own barn.
    What a fabulous studio you could have in that barn.
    I can't wait to see yours and how you decorate.
    So jealous

  2. Oh, what a dream it would be, I can't wait to see if you do paint your barn white. I am doing the shed this year so good luck.

  3. I'm there with oodles of barn love! I would love to have a barn. I can't wait to see yours all done up too. The one you took pics of was gorgeous! Love the chandi hanging in the tree too. Oh to be so carefree!

  4. I Want a Barn ~ Where is this Barn you talked about with the Fabulous Chandi hanging in a Tree ~ Do I Not Know of this, Is It Here in Michigan???? Please Spill the Beans

    Love the Coffee Table, who would have thought to Glue insulators to the Bottom ~ Well, YOU!

    Have a Wonderful Week - Will We Hit 80 Tomorrow

  5. Yes, I'm feeling the barn love too! I am particularly feeling the love for your black trunk. You are a clever one to put the glass insulators on the bottom of the chest. They add an extra touch of whimsy, in addition to being more practical for you. I hope you had a successful show and I'm so glad you've got another project to do so that I can follow your progress!!! Oh -- thank you for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest!

  6. Ohhh I wish I had a barn to paint white too, well I do...a mini barn, but because we don't have a garage it's more than just my garden shed, it's crammed to the rafters with a little of this and that...but it doesn't stop me from day dreaming! Please share pictures with us when you paint yours! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  7. I think I have Barn Envy ...big time.

    using the insulators under the trunk was a great idea, aren't you the smart cookie!

  8. Hi Theresa, That looks like there were a lot of goodies in the barns. I wish I had gone to shop there. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good day..Julian

  9. My goodness, I would want to live there also! and good luck with painting the inside of your barn. You are one ambitious girl! You can do it! I can't wait to see the pictures! Now you have to do it!!!

  10. That's why I added my comment about "can't wait to see the pictures!" I figured it might be something that sounds like a great idea, but when the actual work comes, not so much. Thought I would give you a little boost! Think of me when you are in the middle of painting! I will be your cheerleader!!! You can do it!

  11. Oh, I just love your idea for your barn, We had a mini farm for 30 years and I always wanted my own craft/art barn, but funds always seem to get in the way. Your welcome for the free images, I love sharing when ever I can. I'll sit with you under the tree. I do miss the country so much. Have a great day. blessings, Carol Mae

  12. I could live in that beautiful barn! Love what you used for the feet on your trunk/coffee table. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate it very much.

  13. I want that farmhouse too! I'm in love!

    And thank you so much for my baby shoes (Etsy) - love them, so adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  14. So have you gotten gallons and gallons of white paint yet???

    Have a wonderful weekend contemplating how you are going to talk hubby into actually doing the work for you!!!

  15. Totally with you on the barn love, they look amazing! I too have a trunk as a coffee table in our TV room but I think using the insulators as feet is a great idea.

  16. hey theresa, I just had to comment back about the button, it is a vintage horse bridle rosette.
    I would have never known if I didn't see one listed on etsy. So don't feel bad, I am not nor will I ever be a horse girl.

  17. I am so with you on the white barn love!! That was just pure genius to paint the inside white. Genius.

  18. Ditto with everyone else here, I could just move in to that place, It's amazing! I have to go back to try to enlarge the photos. What a great place to hold a sale!


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo