Today, I’m taking you on a tour of an adorable farmhouse style cottage that belongs to some old friends of mine.
Ann and I played softball together in Junior High and she, her husband Kenny, and I all went to school together.
We reconnected on Facebook a few years ago, and not too long after they decided to build a house. I lived vicariously through Ann as she picked cabinet colors and painted found pieces of furniture for her new home.
Kenny and Ann have been in their charming cottage for about a year now, and it has been so much fun watching them make their house a home.
I got to see it in person a few weeks ago, and I brought my camera along so that you could take the tour, too.
Ann’s vintage farmhouse style is evident the moment you walk inside.
Once inside, the living room is on the left and the dining area and kitchen are to the right.
I absolutely adore the bead board cabinets and all of the charming vignettes in the kitchen.
Walking back through the family room, you will find some of Ann’s furniture projects such as this coffee table.
I love how the wood grain shows through. I know you can’t see it very well, but I love the french style end table. It will be getting a similar paint treatment at some point.
A lot of Ann’s furniture is found in antique and thrift stores. She’s one of those people who seems to have the best luck finding good pieces.
Just off of the family room is a small vestibule leading to the bedrooms and guest bathroom.
Ann made a little sign that hangs in front of the guest bath.
The bead board cabinet fronts are continued into the guest bath. Ann created a no-sew skirt for the sink.
The skirt fabric set the color palette for the space.
The green curio and the white shelf were both cast offs from friends who no longer wanted them. Ann did a fabulous job of incorporating them into her space and making them her own.
This charming guest bedroom is next door to the guest bathroom. I could make myself right at home in here.
The bed belonged to Ann’s parents and her grandmother made the quilt.
The quilt pieces were fashioned from clothing that belonged to family as well.
If I’m not mistaken, I believe that even the bedspread is a family heirloom.
Ann is in the process of merging his and her styles in the master bedroom, and she uses the third bedroom as her office.
Not only do I love that Ann has done such of fabulous job of incorporating her farmhouse style, but it is truly one of the most inspiring homes that I’ve ever visited.
This house if filled with the comforts of home; personal touches, family heirlooms, fresh flowers…it tells their story. It also allows them to enjoy their hobbies.
Ann has a kitchen that is suited for her love of baking and a dining area that is always ready for tea time; one of Ann’s favorite things.
Kenny and Ann take advantage of their beautiful outdoor space, often relaxing around a bonfire.
There’s even white picket fence.
That is exactly what a home should be; a place that nurtures and inspires.
Kenny and Ann, it was such an honor to be a guest in your home. Thanks so much for having me, and I look forward to next time.
See you in class,