{Living Room} Accent Wall Update

Remember the fun feather wall decals that were one of the first projects when we moved in?  We’re loving them. Everyone totally thinks they’re wallpaper when they first come in and I really enjoy showing them how they peel off … I’m a nerd, I know. Anyway, the space is more completely decorated now, so I wanted to give you an update.

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As I mentioned, this room is a little bit challenging to know what to do with because it’s a large room, but also serves as the entry. We’re still in the midst of the great wall debate – how much of the wall to take down between the kitchen and living room, so I finally got to work decorating. We made the wall feel like a bit of an entry hall by lining it with chairs and a small dresser. 

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Here’s how Otis feels about watching me take pictures of a wall rather than being at the farm with Tim.

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Here’s a before and after of the painted beadboard in the kitchen.

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I love how it turned out! Let’s break it down.

The chairs:
It started with the chairs. Rose Hill Farm is an historic family orchard here in town. I’ve been picking apples/peaches/blueberries/cherries there for years and after being in the same family for 200+ years, it finally sold this fall. I’d befriended the owners over the years and as they were packing up, they let me pick through the things they were selling and I found these amazing old farmhouse chairs. They’re totally sturdy and I love how distressed they are. It would end up that the new owners of the farm contacted us not long after I picked up these chairs to see if Tim wanted to run the farm for them. We love that we get to stay connected to this special place.

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The clock:
I saw this clock at Target a few years ago at the beginning of summer and it was pretty spendy (for a decorative clock). I stalked it every weekend and kept an eye on my Cartwheel app and finally it went on clearance! I scored it for $18 or something silly like that. I love the farmhouse vibe it puts off.

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The dresser: 
The dresser was actually TimTheFarmer’s changing table from when he was a baby that was painted a baby blue. For years we’ve used it for the TV in our room and a couple years ago I painted it turquoise. I still haven’t been able to find a replacement pull for the bottom drawer. Any suggestions? Once I got the chairs, I realized I needed something between them, so I dumped my clothes out of the dresser (which are still in laundry baskets in our room…ughh) and brought it downstairs. Perfect!

The cows:
Those were a recent, random Hobby Lobby find. Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone I was at HL. I typically boycott that store, but I was trying to find a matching frame for my ski posters that I’d purchased there ten years ago. They didn’t have the frame, but since I’d already crossed the threshold, I figured I should check out their decor, because it’s waaaay better than Michaels. The cows spoke to me. I really never thought I’d be a person with pigs and cows as decor, or with chickens in the front yard. #menplangodlaughs

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The Katie and Tim wood:
For our wedding, in line with all the Pinterest trends, my mom painted all sorts of stuff with chalkboard paint and made signs, which became the target of my BIL’s best-man speech: “Katie and Tim, Tim and Katie … depending on which chalkboard sign you read…”

The antler:
Tim found that somewhere. That’s all I know about that. Oh, and that Taz recently discovered it was there and wants to eat it. For a couple weeks, he would sit in the living room and seemingly bark at the wall. We thought he might be entering doggie dementia (or seeing ghosts), but then I caught him trying to get it down one day. Ah hah! That dog does love an antler.

I have plans to paint the stair risers and railing, someday, but for now, that’s our accent wall update. Happy Tuesday friends!



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