Howdy, folks! Well, if you don’t know this by now, Justin and I have some exciting news … at the beginning of 2021 we bought a farm and now we are going by Mr. & Mrs. McDonald for the foreseeable future! LOL! If you are looking for all of the farm-related details you can find those here, but if you are up to speed, today we are talking all about the construction and design of the farmhouse refresh.
Giddy-up and let’s get right to it!
So, as most of you know, the first project we decided to tackle at the farm was a farmhouse refresh. When we first took possession of the property I wasn’t going to touch the farmhouse with a ten-foot pole, but after a few glasses of wine my mom and my cousins, Sam and Tori, convinced me to give it a shot… and next thing I knew I was picking out paint colours and the demo was underway!
Farmhouse Paint Colours
Let’s kick things off with paint colours, because I know many of you are probably wondering what colours we ended up choosing for our farmhouse refresh. I originally wanted a lot of colour in this little character-rich house and Charles (our contractor and Tori’s hubby!) questioned that as I usually lean towards neutrals, light greys, creams and whites when it comes to paint. And, spoiler alert, he was right! As I spent more time in the house and scrolling Pinterest for inspiration, I decided that the walls would be mostly white but I would add pops of colour throughout the space!
When it came to deciding where those pops of colour would be, I already had a vision in mind. The front door to the farmhouse was going to be a classic “Jilly” pink (Benjamin Moore Chippendale Rosetone HC-58), the floors throughout the space would be painted blue (Benjamin Moore Mozart Blue 1665), and I was torn on painting the kitchen ceiling blue as well (Benjamin Moore Mozart Blue 1665) or green (Benjamin Moore Kennebunkport Green HC-123)! Which one would you go for? Comment below and stay tuned for the final reveal to see what we went with! 😉
One of my main goals for this project was to ensure almost all of the furnishings that went into this space were either reused or refurbished which meant shopping at Value Village, Facebook Marketplace, and even dumpster diving (yes, it’s true, I scored some great throw pillows from the dumpster!). I absolutely loved the challenge of finding reused and refurbished items, it was definitely quite the task, but I had lots of help from my mom along the way and I’ll seriously cherish those memories forever!
Well, that’s enough to wet your whistle, for now, make sure to watch Episode #2: Let The Refresh Begin below for all of the details and a few sneak peeks of the interior!