Lees Lake Road, Fayetteville, Georgia

Today let's escape to the quiet countryside in Fayetteville, Georgia.  Anyone in the mood for a fixer upper with peachy pastoral potential? This home built in 1900 is on 7.5 acres which include pecan, pear, fig and apple trees.

This front porch and screen door instantly reminded me of The Waltons:

So here's the rocker for snapping beans, and that's definitely Grandpa's hat hanging on the right.


The living room is open to the entry, and has a country schoolhouse vibe, from the light fixture to the wainscoting:

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Instead of the Waltons' florals, let's go with these crisply striped slipcovered couches, all cozied up to the fire.  Isn't that blue chandelier the coolest?  I was all set to keep the previous schoolhouse pendant until I saw that beauty.

With a little sleuthing, I found it's the Sara glass chandelier by Tonic Home, which also turned out to be the source for the picture above.  (Makes sense, doesn't it?)  The globes come in 9 colors to match your particular country retreat vision.

The kitchen also has a fireplace, which, while it appears to be non-working, certainly has decorating potential:

I like how this design integrates the two spaces better (although for goodness sakes, let's add a bigger area rug under the table). The open shelving by the window adds to the 1900 charm.

Moving along, I think a farmhouse calls for quilts on all the beds. First up, a narrow bedroom can become a bunk room:

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The pink room can go back to its country roots:

Lastly, the bedroom with the fireplace surround can become an ultra-cute kids' room:

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If all this hasn't whetted your appetite for country life enough, how about re-imagining this:

into something that feels more like this?

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Flowering fruit trees and the promise of spring.  Seems just peachy to me.

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