What IS an Un-Farmhouse you ask? Well that is what I call our vinyl clad house that was built in 1982!Since childhood I have wanted an old Farmhouse somewhere in the Georgia country side or the North Georgia Mountains!! Preferably an old Townhouse in downtown Atlanta AND and farmhouse in the Mountains!!!:)
After graduating from High school and 2 years of college I set out to search for my "Perfect" Farmhouse but instead I found a cute Marine!! Off I went to CA then to Okinawa, VA, NC, RI and all over the place! We moved 15 time in 20 years! Luckily I loved moving because there was always a challenge to make it feel like our home. We lived in Base housing and rental properties, naturally I didn't like any of them:)!! We would just throw all 4 kids, dogs, cats and plants into the cars take off to our next duty station!
In the 80s it was popular to use sheets or fabric to decorate our homes. We would plaster them up with starch!! Instant wall paper!! It would then pull off with just a little tug! Since I am more country than rock n roll I felt the need for tea stains and stencils! Soooo I took muslin, tea stained it, cut it into strips and stenciled a border on it, slapped it up around the room and it was done! The best thing was that we could just take it off and use it in the next place! Now we are retired in VA and NO Farmhouse!!! So I have been on a mission to age the 1982 house!
This is how the un-farmhouse began! I hope that you will like this blog and send your comments and techniques for "aging" and how they worked in your home!!
YAAAAAAY ...The first post for this new blog! I plan to be inspired by ya'll and I hope to inspire some of you!
HERES TO UN-FARMHOUSES EVERYWHERE!!!