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American Farmhouse Style Spring 2018

American Farmhouse Style is the ultimate resource for open, welcoming American décor and architecture, whether in a historic farmhouse, modern country estate or suburban home.

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renovation season

As we crawl out of winter hibernation, renovations are top of mind. My husband and I are redoing our own kitchen this year, and the glittery vision is a dream come true: white cabinets, butcher block countertops, subway tile backsplash, pendant lighting and, of course, an apron-front sink. But with the opportunity to customize comes plenty of chances to make mistakes. My natural response is to research every tiny detail in the hopes that our mistakes will be small. But there will be those inevitable weekends with four trips to the hardware store, eating take-out on paper plates and calling in family and friends for backup. But the end result is so worth it. So, feast your eyes on this issue with inspiration, information and ideas. If you’re considering a kitchen or bathroom…

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diy flower crown

FOR THIS DIY, you’ll need cut flowers, greenery, floral wire, floral tape, floral shears and wire cutters. Wrap the wire around your head to size your crown, then add 2”. Cut and close the circle with floral tape. Make sure it rests loosely on your head. Now the fun part. Start taping flowers and greenery to the wire. Leave 3” of stem on each flower to secure it to your base. Work your way around the entire crown to cover up any empty spaces. It’s up to you if you want to design a full and lush crown or a more delicate style with more greenery.…

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the almanac

5 AMERICAN WILDFLOWERS TO FIND THIS SPRING Northwest: Blue Columbine. This small flower is beloved by hummingbirds and butterflies. It’s the Colorado state flower, and other variations bloom all over the US in different colors. Midwest: Spiderwort. The genus Tradescantia blooms all over the Americas, and even in the West Indies. The Cherokee tribe used the leaves as a healing poultice and tea. North East: Trillium. Also known as the trinity flower, all its parts come in threes: the petals, leaves and even the seed pods. It blooms in shady woodland areas in a variety of colors. South West: California Poppy. The California state flower is also called the golden poppy or flame flower. It’s on the back of the Canadian $20 bill, and even has its own holiday on April 6. South East: Blood…

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diy farmhouse kitchen towel

Tea towels are one of those kitchen items that constantly need replacing. Even if you try to leave the decorative ones alone, guests, kids and spouses often use them, and inevitably they get stains. But don’t worry! We have a tea towel for you to make so you can enjoy a fresh and beautiful piece in your kitchen this spring. WHAT YOU’LL NEED: • Printer and printer paper• Iron-on transfer paper• Plain cotton or linen tea towel• Large wood cutting board• Pillowcase• Scissors WHAT YOU’LL DO: 1. Copy the Farm Fresh graphic onto regular printer paper. We’ve already flipped the image for you, so it should be backward when you copy it. 2. Adjust the size of the graphic as needed. To double check the size, hold the paper in front of the folded tea…

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salvage savvy

As the weather thaws, don your painting clothes and get ready to upcycle. You can add character to your farmhouse using Hester Van Overbeek’s DIY book, Made with Salvaged Wood: 35 Contemporary Projects for Furniture & Other Home Accessories Created from Recycled Wood. Van Overbeek shares 35 projects for transforming recycled wood into beautiful home accessories and furniture. One such project is a salvaged door turned into a table. Van Overbeek writes, “If you want to build your own table, but aren’t an experienced DIY-er, this table is the perfect place to start.” Head to your local reclamation yard for a door that already has a beautiful patina, or simply go for a stripped wood door you can paint yourself. Many doors have panels, so you need to fill these with…

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gracious greenery

“Consider how much time you will be able to give in order to maintain your new urban oasis.” Creating a small garden can be a great spring project, whether you want to liven up your urban balcony or the patio on your farm. In her new book, The Balcony Gardner: Creative Ideas for Small Spaces, Isabelle Palmer provides a wonderful place to begin when thinking about accenting your porch, patio or balcony with foliage. START SMALL Palmer lays the groundwork for how to choose plants that will accent your smaller spaces by starting with the containers that will hold your flora or fauna. “You can afford to play around with various layouts, colors, heights and combinations while creating your own green space,” Palmer writes. For example, plant a few larger bushes in metal…

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