Color is the first thing I see when I walk into a space. I'm drawn to vibrant hues like a moth to a flame. On our recent trip to Savannah, I snapped photos of every gorgeous color I found. In flowers, fabrics, art and the unique architecture of Savannah, I found inspiration. I was on a mission you see....Farmgirl Outfitters is entering into a brand new venture in 2017 and I'm busy doing my homework. In spring of 2017, we will be releasing Farmgirl Outfitters Signature Series Milk Paint. All my favorite rich, saturated colors will make up this initial series.
Rich shades of apricot, saffron and coral....oh my!
Earthy greens, plums and the vibrant ochres found in nature...
And the blues.....oh the eye-popping blues!
Dark, smoky teals and all my favorite shades of turquoise....All the colors that make my knees go weak....
All my glorious favorites will be available to you starting this Spring 2017!
Oh sweet Savannah......We recently took a 3 day mini-vacay to Savannah with our besties and we had such a fabulous time! The lowcountry has a flavor all it's own. There is a vibe that resonates with my soul and it's all about southern hospitality. The architecture is incredible and I make a point to absorb everything I can about the craftsmanship of the railings, corbels and the decorative trims that adorn the homes there. I'm always searching for ways to recreate and incorporate vintage style into my own furniture builds and Savannah is a never-ending source of inspiration.
The view from the front porch of our rental home is spectacular.....especially the handsome hubby.
Our rental came with a complimentary porch cat we named "Carlyle" for the duration of our visit. What a sweet little girl. She visited us every time we stepped outside.
Every room in our rental had a gorgeous vintage fireplace. Swoon....
The fountain at Forsyth Park is a fine example of the craftsmanship sprinkled throughout the parks in Savannah.
Delicious southern food shared with some of our favorite people on the planet.....
Crispin's Blackberry Pear Cider....yes please!!
Hearty breakfast hash prepared by our amazingly talented friend Don! I highly recommend traveling with a friend who is a chef!!
The most important ingredient in any great vacation is the people you share it with. We always have a great time with our beloved Cameron crew. Check back tomorrow when I'll share with you the color inspiration I discovered in Savannah which will be reflected in a new venture here at Farmgirl Outfitters. Until then....do what makes your heart sing!
I'm head over heels in love with this little wall cabinet I just finished yesterday. Please overlook my chipped toenail polish and paint speckled work flops...who has time to keep up with things like that? The star of the show is actually an old screen door that I salvaged out of my friend's barn. I love the little curly swirls at the top!!! It's rusty, crusty and utterly fabulous! The moment I pulled it out from under a pile of "icky stuff", I knew I would use it to create a little cabinet I can decorate seasonally. I adore decorating for the seasons, especially fall!!
Here she is all decked out for the beginning of fall. I will change this up again for October and yet again in November, and that is just one season! One of my favorite things is creating little vignettes around the house. It gives me something different to look at since I love change!
Here you can see the delicious color on the planks I used to make the back of the cabinet. Its a gorgeous soft aqua/white which goes with everything. It's the original paint that was on old pine tongue and groove flooring I found piled in a stall in one of my barns. It likely came out of my 1929 farmhouse during some past renovation and they just tossed it in the barn for me to find years later.....Hurray!!!
The wood that makes up the cabinet box is also salvage from my house and the door frame is made out of the rails of our old horse corral we tore down last year.
I used some of my bottle collection, candles (LED tealights...we don't want to start a fire!) and silk florals I've picked up at local thrift stores. The recycled glass cross is a recent treasure I picked up on a trip to Savannah.
The hinges and the label holder are from D Lawless Hardware that I ordered online. You can find it here...http://www.dlawlesshardware.com/. The hinges wrap around the side and mount flat to the cabinet door and are, by far, the easiest hinges I've ever installed! I love the antique copper finish. The label holder is so cute and I must admit I'm addicted to them. I'll be putting those on all the drawers in a custom build I'm designing in my head. It will be a floor to ceiling china cabinet for my dining room. The knob on the cabinet was a $1 thrift store find...gotta love that!!! This was a really fun and simple build and will certainly not be the last of its kind. I love resurrecting old salvaged items into unique pieces that will live on for another generation. What brings you joy?
This sweet little bench started life as a sad, brown, boring single bed frame. I immediately fell in love....not with who she was...but with her great potential.
That's how it is with me. Nothing makes my heart beat faster than spotting some dusty, neglected piece of furniture leaning against the wall in one of my many favorite haunts.
A few simple tools, some paint and a bit of elbow grease.....
And there she is in all her rediscovered glory, just waiting for someone to come along and sit for a spell.
I love levi's and flannel shirts with the sleeves rolled up. I love every opportunity to create unique furniture whether it's simply a repaint or a custom build project.
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Interstate 77 to exit 59 go East on Tomlin Mill Road 8 tenths of a mile, turn right on Fairmount Road, We are 1 mile on the Right.