Adding cottage style to a new home is easy with a few architectural elements. My friend Debbie’s daughter, Tiffany, has done just that by shopping wisely and DIYing a few things herself.
Come on in her foyer and we’ll look around. Tiffany and her hubby have been married a few years and live in a garden home. They’re getting ready to adopt a baby girl from China this year, hopefully in the Fall.Tiffany found the bench and shelves at a local flea market shop and knew that they would be the perfect addition in her foyer. They certainly are and add a lot of punch. After seeing board and batten all over blogland, Tiffany decided to DIY it herself and she did a fab job on this little wall. It’s the perfect touch with the shelves and bench.With a few stylish accessories on top and some baskets, it’s perfect for greeting guests now. I love the 3 elements she put together on top. You might remember seeing that pretty blue bottle somewhere? Tiffany bought it at my moving sale and it looks great up there, adding just that perfect bit of color.Adding a bench in the foyer is a nice touch too. She added the baskets and personalized them with initials.Using wooden pieces from Hobby Lobby, she painted them with chalkboard paint and added her own initials for a little bit of fun. They look great! Next door in the guest room, Tiffany found this great door for $30 and used it as a headboard. Perfect!All she did was sand down the edges and hang it. In her kitchen, she has this beautiful fireplace. Painting the walls with Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay was a great idea, it really enhances her space. I love every color on this color strip. She found these great old windows out antiquing around town and they are just beautiful above the fireplace. The hanging wreath is the perfect touch too, hung with burlap ribbon.She sanded down the windows and this beautiful hue of blue came peeking through and brings out the wall color.
So, if your new home doesn’t have any architectural elements to speak of, think about adding them with board and batten or some fun found treasures to spark up your space.
It works every time!
Have you added some treasured old architectural pieces to your space? Tell us about it!