Three years ago we purchased my dream house. A 1920’s farmhouse in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It needed extensive repair and renovation as it had been vacant and open to the elements for 7 years. With dreams like that, who needs nightmares, right? Once we drove out the animals, spiders and bugs, we spent the next year repairing and replacing all the of working systems, replacing windows, repairing the roof, shoring up the foundation, cleaning 7 working fireplaces, refinishing floors, repairing walls, gutting all of the bathrooms and the kitchen.
When we finally got to the fun part - furnishing and decorating, I wanted to do it sustainably. We decided that, whenever possible, we would reuse and repurpose things that we already had, or things that already existed. I wanted to buy as little as possible and not bring a lot of new “stuff” into the world.
Here, I share how we furnished the first of 12 rooms with repurposed, found and donated items. It’s not a designer showcase by any stretch, but we have surrounded ourselves with things that make us happy. Our farmhouse has a rich history (I’ll share that in the future) and holds within it’s walls generations of joy. So it only seemed fitting that we furnish it with pieces that have been loved and carry with them positive energy and personal meaning.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into the main floor bedroom at Misty Mountain, our farm. Check back for Part 2, the Office/Sewing Room.