The two screens sitting on the mantel came from an amazing garage sale I happened upon a few years back. I asked the women how much she was asking for them. When she said $5 a piece, I thought "Stay calm, be cool, don't act like you just won the lottery." I was elated with them and even more so for what I paid for them.
The antlers came from a good friend that owns a beautiful art gallery in Round Top Square called Thunderbird Ranch Fine Art Gallery. Denise's taste and quality of art available is exquisite. A definite stop when visiting Round Top.
The vintage cutting board we used as a coffee table came from Leftovers Antiques located in Brenham, just 20 minutes from Round Top. They too have exquisite taste with an extensive inventory that you must see to believe.
The white birch fire wood came from my late father's homestead in Minnesota. It warms my heart when I see it and feel like his soul is there with us.
This is a before and after photo of the fireplace. Smoot and I wanted a mantel and a larger hearth. So, we took the faux rock off and redesigned the scale of its frame to better fit the room. We also increased the height of the two dining room entrances to get more light into the main living area.
I had my sights set on a plaster finish but the cost was prohibitive, so we settled on dry wall - a much more budget friendly material. It mimicked the look of plaster and gave us that fresh, clean style we were going after. We plan to add some type of tile to the hearth as the dry wall can be hard to keep clean.
The arm chair in the photo was found on my buying trip in Provence. It's one of a pair that is stripped to its original muslin - a big trend in France as well as here. Most people keep them that way, however some choose to reupholster. Either way, the lines of the chair are unique and charming. We will have them for sale at Marburger Farm on April 1-5 in Tent C booth 10. We hope you'll come by and check them out, along with the other treasures we've hand picked along the way.