Come join French Hen Farm and friends - The Vintage Songbird, Uptown Antiques, Hott Workshop, 2123 Home on May 12 & 13 for our annual Mother's Day Barn Sale Barley 31 will be there serving up some delicious local food. Also visit Horsey Hall not for from us for their wonderful open house! Hope to see you!
We are planning our Annual Spring Barn Sale Mother's Day Weekend! May 12 & 13 Please join French Hen Farm and our special friends from The Vintage Songbird, 2123 Home, Uptown Antiques, and Hott Workshop We will have Barley 31 Comfort Food Truck there both days, so bring your appetite for some delicious food using the freshest local ingredients!
One of the things I have been wanting to do since we moved in to this house 23 years ago is break a doorway through from one side of the house to the other.
Our farmhouse is two separate houses joined together.
The original brick farmhouse was built in 1850.
The addition was built on in 1913.
The is only one way into the front part of the house was through the doorway on the left and there was one room in particular that was always my favorite room but so far away we made it the kids play room.
Then it became the workout room....
Then it became the catch all room. ...
So we decided now is the time!
Kids are grown and don't need a playroom. I could finally get my pretty room!
So we hired Andy (our barn builder) to break through to the other side. It was quite complicated because we had to move an electrical box (which is now hidden and you can't see!) Andy did an AMAZING job!!
Our family room space was originally 5 separate small rooms.
We broke down those walls about 10+ years ago in that remodel.
So here is the finished product that I LOVE coming home to now!
So with a little paint, shiplap, some new furniture, new blinds, and repurposing what I already had,
I now have my dream house! Finally!
The amazing door has original gold lettering on it.
Found in our friend Jim's barn!
Blinds from Lowes.
Farm prints from JBS Mercantile
Here is our office....
Beautiful Feather photography prints will be available at Spring Sale.
From Barloga Studio.
Here is the pretty room that we broke through to!
I love it!
Pretty shaggy rug from Lowes!
Cool light fixture from Lowes.
Magnolia wreaths will be available at Spring Sale!
Vintage subway signs will be available at Spring Sale!
Here is our kitchen
Bar stools from World Market.
Lazy Susan's from hubby - will be available at Spring Sale.
New chandelier over the island.
Island was a purchase from Scotts antique show many years ago.
Got a steal on the rug. Kittles was going out of business.
Most furniture from Arhaus warehouse sale, or antiques.
We started as sisters from Ohio who got "bit" by the antiquing bug thanks to our parents. Then, when we bought a farm in rural Ohio, the whole family got involved.
French Hen Farm is the big, red barn surrounded by perennial and vegetable gardens, an old willow tree, and 100 acres of farmed land. We have semi-annual barn sales featuring everything from antiques, homemade baked goods, recycled, repurposed vintage jewelry, fresh produce, flowers,herbs and pumpkins...the list goes on and on!
This blog is about the many things that inspire us here on the farm. From everyday life to the events that we have here on the farm. We would love to see you at our next sale!