Sneak Peek of my Farmhouse style. . .

A few months ago when we decided to finish our basement I knew immediately that I wanted to give it the farmhouse style that I have grown to love.

I have always thought that it would have been so fun to be raised on a farm.  Now, at my age; I know it would be a lot of work.

Although the style of my home is definitely not farmhouse I decided it’s time to bring it back to it’s roots.

My home is located on what use to be the ‘ Wayne McDaniel farm’.  However, the closest thing that it has to looking like a farm house is the neighbors old barn and milk house to the West of our home.  Every now and then cows graze in the small pasture connected to our lot.

Still, farmhouse images roam through my head.

We are so close to being finished with the construction and I am chomping at the bits to start decorating.

Today I thought I would share with you the top 10 things that came to mind when I was trying to create our farmhouse style.  You can see that things are not quite complete.

1.  Open shelving.


2.  Beadboard

3.  Skirted Cabinets


My friend, Amanda had a bolt of this red and cream checked fabric that worked perfectly.

4. Farmhouse sink.


5.  Decorative knick knack shelves.


6.  Glass in some cabinets.


We had this seed cabinet built over 20 years ago for a business that a friend and I owned.  I knew it would be perfect for a small island.

7.  Reclaimed wood.


Knowing that I couldn’t put hardwood on concrete (other than bamboo) I decided to check out laminate instead of tile.  I am amazed at the options.  This flooring is still dusty, but does that not look like old barn wood?

8.  Vintage green paint.


9.  Simplistic lighting.


10. Old Dresser instead of vanity.


Hopefully it will be a week or so before the complete reveal.  Hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek!



p.s. I want to thank Laura for featuring my Taking Care of Baby  post on her Vintage Sunday View party.  Her party is fairly new and still live.  She’d love for you to hop over and link up.

I will be sharing with:

A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow

Adorned from Above Wednesday

Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Wednesday

Hope in Every Season for Homemaking Party

 Common Ground for Be Inspired

Country Whites Weekend


The Farmers Daughter said...

Jann! It's wonderful!!!! Really! I love it so far--and can't wait for the big reveal. Love that sink and your cabinets. You've got farmhouse style for sure! I'm so excited for you!
Hugs from my farmhouse,

Susie said...

Holy Cow Jann~this is AWESOME. I can't wait to see the complete reveal! Who's idea was it using Mason jars for the lighting?

Bernideen said...

All looks very fun!!!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh Jann, oh my word, wow - your final reveal is going to be amazing - you are such a TEASE!!!!

I cannot even believe that's laminate flooring, holy moley!

Nancy said...

I can't wait to see it all put together. Everything looks great. Where did you get the flooring and what is the name? I love it.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love all the things you're putting together. I can't wait for the reveal!

andrea@townandprairie said...

I'm so jeal, I wanna farmhouse makeover! LOVE you shelving, sink, fixture, etc. Girl, you GOT this...the full reveal is gonna be spectacular!

Unknown said...

Love what I'm seeing so far.
More please!
I would love my basement to look like this.
Love all the choices you have made.

Salmagundi said...

Can't wait to see the final reveal. Looks like you are on the right track!! Sally

Old Time Cindy said...

You've captured the look!!! I'm excited for you. Understandable that you can hardly wait to decorate. This would be perfect to share at Country Whites Weekend this Friday.
Farmhouse hugs,

Kim said...

LOVE the lighting!! So fun! :)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my, the sneak peek is just wonderful. I can't wait to see more. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire ME party that is ongoing.
Hugs, Marty

Mecky said...

It looks amazing!!!

Katherines Corner said...

wow, wonderful, love, love love it all! xo

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Totally perfect! Your dream house/farmhouse is becoming reality.
Love it!
Happy Hugs!

stefanie said...

oh!!! it is looking sooooooo good!!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

It's looking great!! I have the same jar lights in my dining room.
Can't wait to see your farmhouse kitchen in your basement when you are all done.

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for the sneak peek. I'm can't wait for the full reveal.

priscilla said...

Love it all Jann , can't wait to see the rest !

Ruby and Arthur said...

Cant wait to see the reveal! Looks like it is coming along nicely, Jean

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Oh Jann...I can't wait to see it finished! I love everything you've done so far. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


Jonell w Harrison said...

Anything with the words farmhouse GETS MY ATTENTION. OOOOOOOOO the light fixture-I WANT ONE like that in my kitchen and breakfast room. I look fwd to seeing the finished you do too!


Pollyanna said...

Very charming Jann, can't wait to see it with all you amazing decorative touches!!

Kris said...

You are nailing it girl! I too, have always dreamed of the farm life! I have a little one, here on my little slice of heaven.
I have missed your past couple of posts. It was fun to catch up. That tea party...swoon!!!
xo Kris

Unknown said...

Oh this is so exciting waiting for the final reveal. I must say many of those things were in the farmhouse I grew up in and I just love them.

Cynthia said...

Oh my gosh!!! This really coming along. Love everything you showed. I can't wait to see the reveal!!


Lulu said...

It looks like you are off to a good start getting the look you want. It will be fun to see how it all turns out. The light fixture is terrific, by the way.

Kim said...

Can't wait to see more!!!!

Kristen Rosecrans said...

OMG I can't believe that's laminate! I love the whole thing, especially open shelving and farmhouse sink. We're looking to update our kitchen soon and I'll def be referring back to your photos. Thanks!

Rose L said...

WOW! So cool! Did you make that lighting fixture?
I want to move in!

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Wow, Jann!! So many fantastic and charming details you've thought of! It will be so fun to see it all finished up! Hope you're having a great week :)

Jeanette @ Creating a Life

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Everything looks lovely and you're right, the floor looks perfect! I love your open shelving sneak peek and can't wait to see more.

ThrifterSisters said...

Those floors are perfect! Isn't it amazing what they can do with laminate now?

You really hit the nail on the head with your farmhouse makeover. Thanks for the sneak peek & I can't wait to see the rest!


SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Thanks for the sneak peek, Jann :) ~Pernilla

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

HURRY YUP !!! I can't stand it! oh my goodness, the seed cabinet alone...and I remember some of the other peeks about the paint and this or that door but now !! Farmhouse sink and little curtains and beadboard and I hope that you have not forgotten to get yourself an apron whipped up to match that little curtain! :)

Wild Oak Designs said...

It looks amazing, well what we get to see....
I love the idea of being on a farm...but reality is, it isn't going to happen....not with the RA I have, it just doesn't allow me to do things I used to....
So, I do the same thing, bring it here, in the middle of suburbia...
Great job....

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Thanks so much for linking this up, I love everything you have done and can't wait to see it all finished. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

How exciting!! Can't wait to see the whole reveal!~~Angela

cairncottage said...

How exciting, Jann! Our first house we lived in was an 1865 farmhouse that we pretty much completely restored. Then we moved...but I have such good (and not so good)memories of the hard work and results of all that went into the remodeling process. We had old barn siding on the living room walls, sliding barn doors between the rooms, and original hardwood floors, Somewhere in my drawer of photos i have pictures. Maybe someday I'll pull them out and post them. Can't wait to see your reveal!
Ann @ Cairn Cottage (

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

I love what i'm seeing so far Jann. It's gonna look AMAZING!!! I love the beadboard, open shelving, that seed, the floors...oh my gosh!!!! Farmhouse style is my dream too:)

Nann said...

Wish I had read your blog post earlier and I would have INSISTED you show us your beautiful new basement after the luncheon. Oh girl you really know how to do a beautiful job. Love every detail. I can hardly wait to see it. And Val LOVED your salad. Thanks for a fun afternoon. Its always such a pleasure and delight to be in your home and especially to be with you!

Melanie said...

Jann, it is lovely! I love everything that you have done and can't wait to see more!!

The Farmers Daughter said...

Thanks so much for sharing at Country Whites Weekend, Jann! You helped make it a great party! Hope to see you again next month!
Hugs from the Farmhouse,

Old Time Cindy said...

Thank you for embracing your country whites and sharing at Country Whites Weekend.
Farmhouse hugs,

Stacey said...

How did I miss this? Oh my goodness, this is going to be amazing. You've picked all the best components!

Bliss said...

I think I'm gonnnnnnaaaaa liiiike thisssss.