Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Country Look Remodel

The exterior is usually decorated with seasonal or
"eye candy" to entice buyers in to sample the goodies!

The counter is made from wood rescued from an old grainery.
Topped with other old wood.

Another view of the front area with a cozy mix of old and new.
Look up and check out the salvaged scorched boards from
the original ceiling.

Another part of the shop using reclaimed lights as well as
examples of the primitive treasures available.

This wonderful carpenters bench along with several
vintage carpenter totes are ready for new homes.

Upholstered chairs and love seats can be special ordered.
Country decorating is at its best in remodeled, redesigned old buildings.  The Olde Farmhouse in Ashby, Mn is a wonderful example of how to recreate a feeling and look to complement the history of one of the oldest buildings on main street.  The owners spent lots of sweat hours to rehab old burned (!) or shall we say scorched boards for the ceiling and used reclaimed wood for the counter and wainscoating.  This building was last used as a medical clinic so many small waiting rooms needed to be transformed into more useable open spaces.  I have included some pictures of items that are examples of how to use new furnishings and decorating items to mix with vintage treasures.  Many of the shelves, tables and cupboards are handmade by the owners.  For the lover of primitives and country antiques, this shop will make you feel right at home.

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