Victorian Farmhouse Living Room Reveal
Today is the blog’s birthday and mine too 😉 So it seemed like the perfect day to share the living room reveal with you! It feels so good to have a room on the main floor done! I’ll be layering in more decor over time, but I’m enjoying the simplicity of this room as is too. It’s a happy cozy room with some awesome farm views.
Living Room Furniture and Decor
Here’s a rundown of what’s in this room.
The sofa is from Sixpenny. I found the round wooden vintage cheese box side table at an antique store. The coffee table chest is an antique from the Facebook Marketplace. The plant that’s on it is live Baby Tears. I’ve had it for years! The smaller deconstructed chair is also a marketplace score that I worked some magic on, which you can see HERE! The basket beside the sofa is from Kirklands a few years ago.
I’ll be sharing all about the cutie little table and chairs soon, but that’s my new favorite coffee spot! The chair and ottoman are also from the marketplace and were reupholstered. The lamp is from an antique shop. The big ol cabinet that houses our TV and media stuff is from, you guessed it the marketplace! Lol! It’s also displaying some of my antique crock collection. You can see the chandelier details HERE! I have a couple of rug options in mind, but for now can we keep appreciating those reclaimed floors?!
Learning About our 1880s Victorian Farmhouse
This room has all of the architectural parts that I’ll be carrying throughout the main floor in various forms! Beadboard, wainscoting, the mouldings, and those floors! I love to style rooms, but the past couple of years I’ve learned so much more about architecture and have fallen head over heels! I’m not just intrigued by the history and different styles of homes, but also how a house is psychically constructed. It demands a kind of problem solving creativity, especially in old homes. It’s been a challenging learning process to say the least.
On to the Kitchen
Which brings me to the kitchen! We’re starting on it this weekend! It’s basically going to be a complete redo. We’re going to pick up beadboard for the walls today! Whaaat?! I know I know! Lol! Hear me out. First of all we’re not happy with the insulation efficiency of the kitchen. We thought it was better after we did the last renovations, but since then we’ve found some other products that should help make a big difference. We’re already going to be changing the flooring, installing that huge cabinet, and a wall mount sink. So the room will already be a mess and I’d rather not have to take it apart again after this, sooo now seems to be the best time.
Originally we chose shiplap because we found some shiplap behind a wall, but likely that was behind beadboard wainscoting or would have had plaster on it. That and, much like the flooring, we didn’t have access to reclaimed beadboard at that time. Beadboard isn’t as thick as the shiplap which leaves more room for the insulation to be added. So it actually all kind of works out 😉
Don’t worry we’ll re-use the shiplap somewhere else!
Victorian Farmhouse Living Room Reveal
I know it may seem crazy for us to redo things we’ve already done. I get it. We’re looking at the first kitchen reno like a trial run lol. We learned a lot from it, and we’ve learned a lot since then. I couldn’t be more excited, well not about the work lol, but I know the changes in the kitchen are going to be incredible and so so worth it!
Seeing this first completed room has inspired me more than I knew it could, and I can’t wait for what’s ahead for the rest of the house! For now it’s time to eat cake for breakfast celebrate today with some kitchen demo! Whoo hoo! Lol! Follow along on Instagram for daily updates in stories @midcounty_journal and I’ll share more here soon too!
Thanks for stopping by the blog!
First, happiest of birthdays to you! Next, just wanted to say your living room looks amazing and all the recycled/redo pieces makes my heart sing! Another wonderful job! Looking forward to watching you work your magic on the kitchen!
Thank you!! We’re really excited!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Amanda, The floors are amazing!!! Did you seal them if so with what product? I love love the living room the view out your windows would keep me captive all day.
Thank you!! I sealed them with Bona Traffic HD in extra matte. I shared more about that here https://midcountyjournal.com/installing-reclaimed-heart-pine-flooring/
Hi and Happy Birthday! While I thought our styles couldn’t be any more different I can’t believe how much I love this finished room and actually everything you’ve done. I think the common thread is clean warmth. I do have one question though – why does one transom have blue “glass”? and another “paint”? Are you waiting to find the perfect glass before replacing? Loving this transformation!
Thank you! The transom window is a rare cobalt stained glass. It’s original and will be staying. This is actually one of the front doors. I’ll be stripping the door once we rebuilt the front porch 💙
Are you getting rid of the beautiful square flooring in your kitchen?? It was so unique!!
Yep! We installed it before we found the reclaimed heart pine or else it never would have went in. Painting those floors will always be one of my fav projects because I had wanted to do it for such a long time and you may see it pop up again in another room 😉
Happy Birthday to you Amanda! Your beautiful living room is perfectly cozy! Have a wonderful day!!!
Praying you have had the Happiest of Birthdays!!! You deserve it. All the changes are Beautiful!!