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Farmhouse 40 – 2016 Summer Tour



Hi guys, Welcome to our Summer Home Tour here at the farmhouse.

I so happy that summer is here.  

We had a rainy spring so now that the rain has eased up and we are having drier, sunny days, I am lovin’ it.

The longer sunlight days seems to give me more energy and a “want to get things done “attitude.

With each season I like to give my home a decor refresh.

I like to decorate in a simple, less fuss and carefree feel.

We moved in our new farmhouse in January of this year, with still lots of things to finish.

To stretch our budget we are doing a lot of the final touches to our home ourselves.

So a lot of our home is still a work in progress, so don’t be surprised if you see unfinished areas.

I have joined in this Summer Home Tour, hosted by the Meg from Green with Decor and several of my friends, so be sure to check out all the other homes for tons of inspiration.

Without further ado…….Welcome and come on in…….

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Front Door

First off you can see that we haven’t stained our front door yet.  

We special ordered it from a Tennessee craftsman.  

It is Solid Mahogany and very heavy.  

We looked at all the box stores but couldn’t find the exact stain color we wanted.  

Staining the door is on our summer list, so this will be stained within the next couple of week.  Yippee!

Entry Area



Shop Home + Pets on

Window Treatments



This may seem odd to some people but I do not have curtains in our home.  

We live out where we are surrounded by trees and our house is situated in the center of 40 acres of woodland and have a Gate to enter the lane.

When building I wanted lots of big windows to enjoy the view.  

This is usually the first thing visitors comment on and love the feel and look of the open outdoors view.



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The fireplace mantel is a Solid Cherry hand hewed beam from an old 2 hundred year barn.

The beam was long enough to get a mantel for the first floor and also the basement fireplace mantel.

Living Room Decor


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These wood disc numbers can be used all over your home.  

Check out the tutorial on how to make your own. DIY Wood Number Tags.



Open Kitchen




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I grow fresh Cilantro right on my kitchen counter.  

Its always at my finger tips for mixing those delicious summer salsa’s to enjoy on the patio.

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You might have noticed the airplane plant or spider plant as it is called, in my front room window.  

This is a cutting that I have started.  I have lots more I need to get planted.  Does anyone need a start?

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Simple vase and daisies (from the yard) is perfect for the summer table centerpiece.



Back Porch



This is going to be the screened in back porch. I will be so happy when the screen is installed.  

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As you have seen we have just begun to decorate the house.

I will be sharing the front porch and other rooms as we get them completed so I hope you will check back to see our progress throughout the summer.  

Thanks for stopping by.  

Want to know where to find some of my decor items?

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Now its time to go check out the other Summer Home Tours.  Enjoy!

Vist all the 20+ blogger for inspiration and tips to decorating for summer

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The Weathered Fox
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Our House Now a Home

Twelve on Main
Little Bits of Home
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Farmhouse 40



  1. July 1, 2016 / 9:26 am

    BonBon – your home is gorgeous! Love all of your special touches throughout the house. We especially love that entry table and decor! So fun sharing the tour with you. Cheers to a Happy 4th holiday!

    • BonBon
      July 5, 2016 / 9:43 am

      Hi Vicki and Jennifer…..thanks for stopping by. It is always a great time when we can join in on a home tour or challenge. I hope you have a great rest of your week! Hugs!!

  2. July 1, 2016 / 11:38 am

    Love your home! It is warm and welcoming. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    • BonBon
      July 5, 2016 / 10:09 am

      Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

  3. July 1, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Your house looks so great!! I love the living room rug and the corner with the mirror and candle sticks. And so jealous you’ll have a screened in porch, how fun!

    • BonBon
      July 5, 2016 / 10:10 am

      Hi Meg…thank you. The screened porch was once of must have’s when planning out our home. I can’t wait until it completed so we can enjoy a free bug zone while outdoors. Hopefully. Enjoy your week!

  4. July 1, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    Love your home! I can see how much time you’ve put into getting your home decorated. It’s beautiful from the front door on.

    • BonBon
      July 5, 2016 / 10:11 am

      Thanks Amy. I appreciate you coming by. Have a great week!

  5. July 2, 2016 / 9:50 am

    I love it all BonBon! From the moment you walk into the door it’s all just so gorgeous! I have always wanted a grand living area with the tall ceilings. We almost chose a house with a layout like it, but in the end it didn’t have enough of the other features we wanted to we had to cross it off the list. It was a sad day for me, for sure. I truly enjoyed this tour of yours! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    • BonBon
      July 5, 2016 / 10:13 am

      Thank you Iris. It has been so fun to have this tour with you and the others. I hope you have a great week!

  6. July 2, 2016 / 11:19 am

    I’ve always wanted a fireplace mantel made from an old piece of wood! Love how everything ties in together

    • BonBon
      July 5, 2016 / 10:14 am

      Hi Nicole…..thank you for stopping in. I hope you enjoy your week!

  7. Judy Gaaskjolen
    July 5, 2016 / 8:19 am

    I love your home and was especially impressed with your color choice for your living room walls. I also have white woodwork and have been thinking of painting the walls beige or tan. So many homes have to much white and I really like the contrast between the moldings and walls.

    • BonBon
      July 5, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you Judy. I love contrast as well, this color I think, adds just enough contrast to make the white woodwork pop. Good luck on painting if that is what you decide. Let me know how it goes. Thanks for stopping in.

  8. July 5, 2016 / 9:07 am

    Your new home is so beautiful, BonBon! I love your kitchen and that soon be be screened-in porch is so lovely. Great tour. Thanks for sharing!

    • BonBon
      July 5, 2016 / 10:15 am

      Hi Tee……thank you for coming by. Have a wonderful week!

  9. Kendra @
    July 7, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Always, love your home tours, friend! That screened in back porch is gorgeous! Also love your coffee table… that chunky wood is perfect!!! Thanks for sharing! xo

    • BonBon
      July 11, 2016 / 11:08 pm

      Hi Kendra…..thank you for coming by. I hope you and your family have been enjoying your summer. Talk to you soon.

  10. July 14, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    You have such a beautiful farmhouse Bon Bon! I love your front door, kitchen and the view from your stairs down to your great room. Gorgeous!

    • BonBon
      August 3, 2016 / 11:25 am

      Hi Tara……thank you for stopping by and all the nice words. Means a lot coming from you. Enjoy your day! (your comment was in my spam folder, sorry it took me so long to catch up with it)

  11. Stacey Keeling
    July 21, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Everything in your new farmhouse is beautiful! I know you must wake up everyday realizing a dream come true. 🙂

    • BonBon
      August 3, 2016 / 11:27 am

      Hi Stacey……so nice of you to say……you are right this is my dream house…..very thankful and appreciative. Thanks for stopping in I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. (your comment was in my spam folder, sorry it took me so long to catch up with it)

  12. July 28, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Love your home so much! Your kitchen is amazing and I love your porch!

    • BonBon
      August 3, 2016 / 11:29 am

      Hello Samantha…….so nice of you… kitchen and porch are two of my favorite things about the house…..thank you for stopping in…Have a great day! (your comment was in my spam folder, sorry it took me so long to catch up with it)

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