Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Noble Farm Antiques...

As I mentioned yesterday, my mom and step-dad have been working on getting their booth set up. I'm really excited for them. I was able to take some pictures to share with you all.

So, welcome to Noble Farm Antiques located in Antiques Iowa.
1639 Broad St. Story City, IA 50248
{Just off Interstate 35}


It's coming together and looking great!

If you want to keep up with the latest at Noble Farm Antiques then be sure to "Like" and follow along at the Noble Farm Antiques Facebook Page .

You can also follow Noble Farm Antiques on Pinterest .

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Farmhouse: Great Room...

Welcome to my mom's farmhouse...
The photo is from a couple winters ago and it is one of my favorites.

I love this old house. Is there anything better than a white farmhouse? She is full of character and still has lots of room to grow. My mom and step-dad have done a wonderful job bringing this place back to life. I decided it's time to start sharing the charm of this place as well. Today, I'll show you how my mom put together her living room/great room.

When my grandma lived in this house, there was a small living room and dining room that looked like this...

 My mom decided to remove that wall and made the old dining room and living room into one big great room. We are complete opposites when it comes to color schemes but I love how she works her dark colors and pulls a room together.

She even had the attic/crawl space torn out above the room so that the space really opened up with vaulted ceilings...

A table for two that folds out to seat many more during the holidays.

Who doesn't love an old beer crate for a side table?

Love their wood-burning stove...

The stained glass window was bought at an auction and my step-dad fixed her up. She's a beauty!

This room has proved to be a very  warm and welcoming space.
It was a great update for the farmhouse.

Come back and visit my blog tomorrow and I will show you some pictures from my mom and step-dad's antique booth: Noble Farm Antiques. They are just getting their booth up and going in the Story City, Iowa antique mall (just off interstate 35). I will have all the details for you so that you can follow along if you like. I'm really excited for them!

Linking To:
Cowgirl Up
The Dedicated House
Savvy Southern Style
DIY by Design
French Country Cottage
Rooted in Thyme 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Vintage Ethan Allen Hutch...

I don't know what your husbands get you for gifts... but my husband does a great job getting me furniture to work on. This vintage Ethan Allen hutch/cabinet is one of those pieces.

She is such a little gem with so much character! I believe she came from the late 60's/70's when Ethan Allen was doing the Custom Room Plan furniture line and this one was in Daffodil and Alabaster. Her paint and finish were in pretty sad shape so I decided to paint her of course.

Here's how she turned out...

Since the glass panels were missing for the upper cabinet I thought this was the perfect opportunity to jump on the chicken wire bandwagon. It turned out great! The hutch has a charming cottage/farmhouse feel to it now.

Here she is all dressed up...

My little tags came in the mail this past week. Love them!

It feels great to have another project completed, looking forward to doing more of these this year.
I finally got my Facebook page started for Mimi's Vintage Charm , stop by if you get the chance!