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    I'm Janna, and I'm so glad you're here! Follow along with me on this adventure of life, decorating, and bringing modern farmhouse goodness to my little corner of the world.

    Growing up on an apple farm in Oregon, I dreamed of running a "big business" in the city. I never imagined I'd grow up to have such a fondness for the everyday items I tripped over in our barn. Life is funny like that. Sometimes the most unexpected detours are the most fun!



So excited to be joining my sweet friend Chris at Just a Girl Blog for the #welcomehometour! We are happy to have you here for a fun little tour of our Christmas porch and entryway. Hopefully you’ve already stopped by my sweet friend Courtney’s place at A Thoughtful Place…isn’t she just the best?


Well let’s start with this gorgeous wreath from Lynch Creek Farms. A fresh wreath is a great way to welcome your guests, and this huge, fragrant wreath was love at first sight! The ribbon caught my eye right away, but let’s be honest, the chalkboard was what REALLY drew me in! (Uhhh, have you MET me? I’m a little chalkboard-obsessed.) You can find this beauty here.

Ok, and now for the rest of the porch. This year I was feeling like doing something a little more simple. Just one “exclamation point” on the porch. We normally have a pair of adirondack chairs out here, but a couple months ago I happened upon a darling little church pew at a vintage sale. As soon as I saw it, it screamed “PUT ME ON YOUR FRONT PORCH FOR CHRISTMAS!!!” Please tell me this happens to you too. You know, the furniture and decor calling to you. Mmm Hmm. I thought so.


So originally I had planned to paint the pew. But after giving it some thought, ultimately decided the wood grain was more “Christmasy,” plus if I had to wait for paint to dry, I’d lose my decorating mojo, so there ya go. A couple buffalo check pillows (from @plumperfection on Instagram) and this darling snowflake pillow (from @farmhousebshop on Instagram) added the perfect amount of coziness to the pew. (Side note: about an hour after I finished the porch, I noticed it was really windy outside. I went out to make sure the pillows hadn’t blown away, and sure enough, the snowflake pillow was missing. My son and I grabbed a flashlight, bundled up, and went out on a hunt for the pillow in the dark. His 19-year-old eyes finally spotted it, quite a ways down the street in a field. Oh, I was so happy. We came right home and pinned the pillows down so it wouldn’t happen again. ;)) The striped rug was replaced with this fun patterned outdoor rug (find it here), and then the pew was flanked by a couple arborvitae bushes from Home Depot, plopped in some old farm buckets. But hmmmm. I needed something for height in the back.

My hubby suggested using an old $5 bookcase we had in the garage to support this beautiful sign (from @vineandbranchestx on Instagram). It worked like a dream, but we still needed something tall so I could drape the cedar garland and lights. *lightbulb moment* Can you tell what I used?


A vintage rake! This little gem has been sitting in the garage, waiting for just the right spot.


We added a couple wreaths to the shutters, tucked a vintage picnic basket under the pew, and went inside to warm up by the fire.

Speaking of which, let’s go inside!


I’m not gonna lie, the entry way put up a bit of a fight this year…but after editing a few items out, it finally came together. That’s what decorating is all about, right? Adding and subtracting until you have just the right mix.


A felt wreath, a cozy scarf, a tin sign hung on this old gate…yes. Simple, humble, nothing too fancy. Just the way I like it. Scratch that…just the way I LOVE it.


Across the hall, a few little items were added to our old ladder in the entry.


And of course the entry bench. All it took was a couple pillows, a vintage Pendleton blanket, and a little Christmas tree.

Oh, it was so much fun to have you here today. You should stay for some hot chocolate, and we can talk about everything we DON’T have done for Christmas yet! πŸ˜‰ Be sure to stop by Haneen’s house (from Haneen’s Haven) next!


We were ready. Our bedding was old, worn-out, and let’s face it, our sweet puppy has had a few “incidents” on it, God love her. (Ok, more than a few. But she’s no spring chicken, and we love her anyway.) Our old bed was a pretty inexpensive option, back in the day. I’ve been looking forward to upgrading for quite some time. And a rug. Oh, I’ve always wanted an area rug in our master bedroom. Soooo, you can imagine my delight when Birch Lane said they’d like to work with us on our master bedroom mini-makeover!img_8192

Last night, the final piece of the puzzle arrived (the bed)…so it was makeover time! Just in case you forgot what our room looked like “before”…here’s a reminder. It was great, and we loved it, but just ready for a little refresh.


Ok. Ready for the “after?” I’m so excited to show you! I literally felt like I was sleeping in a beautiful hotel last night…


Let’s break it down and talk about each piece, because OH MY. I am so impressed by the quality of these Birch Lane items!

The bed, which you can find here, was so easy to assemble, and is made of real wood, which I adore. The inset fabric panels are the perfect neutral, and add some softness to the room. The headboard goes a little higher than our old bed, which gives it more presence, if that makes sense. Heart. eyes. all. day.


Can we TALK about this rug? As a designer, I’ve seen a lot of rugs. I’ve unrolled a lot of rugs. I have NEVER seen a rug lay so beautifully immediately after being unrolled. This. Rug. Rules. And wanna know a secret? The original rug I chose was out of stock, so I had to make another selection…and boy am I GLAD!!! This is an 8×10, and it works perfectly with our king size bed. You can find it here.

Aaaand the bench. I decided on a darker bench, to contrast all of the lightness going on in here. The wood grain on the legs is gorgeous, and I am LOVING the color! As you probably know, I’m a light-and-bright girl, but this bench grounds the look. You can find it here.

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I fell in love with the bedding as soon as I saw it. Tiny black polka dots with ruffle detail? Yes, please! I had already purchased the bedding (from Wayfair), but you can find it here! The red plaid pillows & cream throw are from TJ Maxx, and the “blessed” pillow completes the look (find it here).


See the adorable little sign on the nightstand? It was made by the very talented Jillian Comeau (@houseofboysandbeauty on Instagram). We’ve had the lamps for quite some time, and I love how they look with our new items (available at Target).Β img_8183

Are you due for a little master bedroom refresh? Here are some things to keep in mind!

1. If you’re like me and neutral is your THING, lean on textures and patterns to provide interest. When mixing patterns, try 1 small pattern (the duvet cover here), 1 medium pattern (red check pillows here), and 1 large pattern (the area rug here).

2. An area rug is always nice. Even if your room is carpeted (as mine is), a rug is a great way to inject additional pattern & texture, it’s an extra cozy feeling underfoot, and let’s face it, it’s just PRETTY!

3. Treat yourself to some new lamps for your nightstands. Switching out lighting is a super inexpensive way to update your look!


Thanks so much for popping by to see the mini-makeover! If you need me, I’ll be IN MY ROOM! πŸ™‚

  • December 7, 2016 - 1:13 am

    Angela Haragan - Looks gorgeous! I love everything! 😍ReplyCancel

    • December 7, 2016 - 5:12 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Angela!ReplyCancel

  • December 7, 2016 - 4:01 pm

    Michelle Sinsel - Where is the blanket from at the end of your bed?ReplyCancel

    • December 7, 2016 - 5:12 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Michelle! The blanket is from TJ Maxx.😊ReplyCancel

  • December 10, 2016 - 12:31 pm

    Andrea - Beautiful space! Where did you get the drapes?ReplyCancel

    • December 10, 2016 - 10:39 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Andrea! I purchased plain panels at Ikea, and then painted stripes on them using regular old latex wall paint. Fun project! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2016 - 4:28 am

    Leslie - This is beautiful! It feels so fresh, clean and uncluttered. The perfect place to rest!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2016 - 12:00 pm

    A Christmas Front Porch - A Thoughtful Place - […] is an absolute doll and her talent knows no bounds. I adore all that she does. Wait until you see her Christmas bedroom. It’s so beautiful. But first up is her Christmas porch and foyer! You’re in for a […]ReplyCancel

  • January 13, 2017 - 7:59 pm

    Taya - Gorgeous!! Could you please tell me the name of your wall paint color? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • January 13, 2017 - 8:14 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you! Wall color is Valspar “Coconut Milk”.😊ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2017 - 1:22 pm

    Madiha Khan - wohoooo hoo awesome , I really wanna visit your place dear, it is very nice πŸ™‚ReplyCancel




I am so excited to join Melissa at 320 Sycamore for the 7th annual My Favorite Things! Think “Oprah,” but on a much more realistic scale. These would be great gift ideas, or maybe something you would enjoy as well! Sound like fun? I think so too! Ok, here we go!

1.”The Best Yes” by Lysa Terkeurst.


This book was a game-changer for me this year. Do you have trouble saying no to people? Me too. If you haven’t already, READ THIS BOOK. It will free you up to give others around you your BEST YES! Find it here.

2. Nickel & Suede earrings.


Are these cute or what? Not only are they pretty to look at, they are ultra LIGHT (made of leather!)…and if your ears get tired like mine do, you’ll fall in LOVE with these beauties! They come in tons of color options, but if this will be your first pair, these “gold leaf” earrings are a great neutral that go with everything! Find them here.

3. Porter Lane Home pillows.


Guys. These pillows. I am completely obsessed, and I put one in almost every design project I do…plus my own home is covered with them. πŸ™‚ They are beautiful quality, and there are so many different styles. What a great way to personalize your space! You can find this pillow here, but take a look around Erin’s entire shop…so much goodness! And hey, great gift idea!

4. Magnolia’s new paint line, color: “Gatherings”


This color. It looks a little bit darker on this swatch, but oh my, is it heavenly! I would recommend the satin finish for anything from furniture to walls. So pretty. I mean, are we really surprised that we adore Joanna Gaines’ line of paint? Find it here.

5. Stencils! Love the options from “CuteStencils” on Etsy.


Stencils are a great way to achieve interest on walls, curtains, furniture, pillows, dish towels, you name it! The best part about using them on walls is: uhhhh, where do I begin? It’s less expensive than wallpaper (by a LOT!), its a much lower commitment than wallpaper (hate it? sick of it? paint over it!), and it’s just a fun DIY project! Our upstairs hallway was always a little bland…so one Sunday afternoon, I decided to stencil it! It didn’t take long at all, and I LOVE the result. You can find this darling “swiss cross” stencil here.

6. Anything from Anthropologie. (insert all the heart eyes here)


This is hands-down my FAVORITE place to buy clothing. Always the cutest details, feminine touches, great quality, and amazing shopping experience. Their window displays? Wow. I just want to stand there and admire them every time I visit. The home section always has me digging around for my phone so I can take pictures. Just inspiring. When I was a little girl, I remember my grandma referring to movie stars as “darling.” Then one day she said IIIIIIII looked “darling.” What? That was the best compliment ever (my grandma had the best style, and was always “fancy.” Oh, how I wanted to be like her!) So ya, that’s what I think of when I see something from Anthropologie. DARLING. You can find this cute top here.

7. This topiary (from Wayfair).


It’s so realistic looking, and brings “life” to any space. It’s light, it’s airy, and whyyyyyy are you still reading this? Go order it! ha ha…It’s a little on the spendy side at around $90.00, but so worth it, especially if you’re a plant-killer like me. You can find it here.

8. Donuts. Because, donuts.


I really wanted to put some kind of health food in here to prevent the judging…but who are we kidding? Donuts really should have been my #1. πŸ˜‰ I’m currently trying to make “better choices”…so ya, this donut is looking AMAZING. (And if this were Oprah, I’d say “BRING OUT THE DONUTS! Donuts for EVERYONE!”)

9. A statement sign from Signs of Serendipity.


My sister, Julie, makes some amazing signs. And the best part? She does custom orders! We collaborated to create this “Gather around” sign for a recent project…and it’s just so much fun to dream with her! Visit her Instagram here.

10. Time with my people.


Can’t write a list of my favorite things without including my VERY favorite thing, and it doesn’t cost a dime. Time with my family.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and checking out My Favorite Things! Be sure to continue on to the next stop on this blog hop…Four Generations One Roof!

  • November 16, 2016 - 3:40 pm

    Penny Rey Johnson - Thank you for sharing some of your favorite things! Love wall colors and Julie’s signs…and best of all…you relaxing with family!ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2016 - 4:07 pm

    Lee - There is no fav things at next hop link ;(. Dead end reallyReplyCancel

    • November 16, 2016 - 4:21 pm

      yellowprairieint - Oh no! I’ll look into that. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • November 17, 2016 - 5:11 am

    Jenna Bates - So Fun! I just finished reading this and loved each of your favorite things. Thanks for sharing your sources.ReplyCancel


Ohhhh friends.

It was so much fun working on this new construction project with M&S Resources and Craig Evans of Crown Real Estate Group. From the beginning, these guys let me dream about shiplap, barn doors, subway tile and modern farmhouse charm. Yesterday, we hosted an open house to showcase the finished product…and if you didn’t make it out, I thought it would be fun to share some pics! Sound good?

img_7526This house is unique, as you enter on the main level, and there’s another entire house downstairs in the daylight basement…perfect for dual living! People were surprised to find out how spacious it is, since it doesn’t look that big from the street (the house is over 4200 sq ft).

Ok, come on in!


This fun shiplap wall is the first thing you see when you enter…setting the stage for our shiplap touches throughout. And OF COURSE, a darling sign, painted by my sis, Julie at Signs of Serendipity! πŸ™‚ The beautiful furniture used throughout is from Ashley Furniture here in Salem, Oregon…and boy, the furniture really made the house come alive! So cozy!


Ok, see that little hallway to the left? Let’s turn there.


The first room to the right in this hall is the powder bath…shiplapped on all 4 walls. Hello, glorious powder bath. I love you.


To the left are 2 bedrooms, and straight ahead is this hall bath, or as I like to call it, the kid’s bath. Shiplap makes another appearance on the feature wall behind the sinks, painted Sherwin Williams “Snowbound.” The mirrors are AMAZING…they look like reclaimed wood, and you won’t believe where I found them! HOME DEPOT! My heart skipped a beat when I spotted them. The blue cabinets are so pretty next to the black & white floors, and in case you were wondering, they’re painted Sherwin Williams “Waterloo.”


Down another hall to the right is the master suite. The pics just don’t do it justice…the view outside is just stunning, and it literally feels like you’re standing in a tree house. What a perfect retreat!


Ok, and now…one of my favorite things about the house. The. Master. Bath. Ready? No, wait. Let’s just take a minute and enjoy the barn doors. Ok. Now we’re ready.



The shiplap. The tub. The view. How in the world can we focus on one thing in here? I need that tub in my life. Like yesterday. And I’m not even a bath girl.


If you’re more of a shower-taker, just look at this huge walk-in shower…with, wait for it…wood-grain tile set in a herringbone pattern. I die.


This shower makes me happy I’m not a tile setter. God bless our talented tile-master, Julio. And yes, I know I owe you about 46 dozen donuts, Julio. Thank you for giving a week of your life for this shower! πŸ˜‰


Just one more peek into the master bedroom, from the bathroom. πŸ™‚


Ok, now into the heart of the home! The living room/kitchen area! Guys. The open concept here is just soooo much fun. Talk about a great place to entertain! And hi, are you noticing the darling accessories? These are from Real Deals in Salem, Oregon. So much to discuss in here, really. The beams, the stone fireplace, the shiplap, the lighting, the pretty furniture, the floors, the view…it all works together to make one big welcoming space.


And from this side of the kitchen, we can see the double pantry, complete with barn doors and chalk board wall. Oh man, I want to stay for dinner. I mean, I don’t even cook but I bet it would taste good if it was made in THIS KITCHEN. Wanna see it?


Oh hi there, glorious white kitchen. I adore your oversize white subway tile, your quartz counter tops, your beautiful appliances, and your fun island pendants.


Aaaaand you know me. An island vignette was definitely happening here. P.S. Can you even believe the view outside? Just gorgeous green trees and a view of downtown Salem…STOP IT RIGHT NOW. So good. Right behind me is THIS: (just to give you a point of reference)…the view back out to the entry. And why yes, that entry bench IS SHIPLAPPED to the nines! πŸ˜‰



Downstairs there’s another kitchen, living/dining area, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a second laundry room, and a theater room. YES PLEASE.


This kitchen. SO CUTE!

Well? What did you think? Thanks for stopping by, touring the house, and hanging out with me for awhile!


  • November 13, 2016 - 10:42 pm

    Linda - Wow! What an adorable home. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love this pendants over the island in the first floor kitchen. Can you tell me the name, manufacturer and where to get them?ReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 12:54 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Linda! All of the lighting is from Kelly’s Lighting in Salem, Oregon. You can see their website at πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 13, 2016 - 11:58 pm

    heather - Absolutely beautiful!!! I LOVE it:) Do you know where the barn doors were purchased or were they custom made? I would be hard pressed to pick my favorite part. I am feeling inspired!! Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 12:53 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Heather! The barn doors were custom built by the team at M & S Resources. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2016 - 12:23 am

    Penny Johnson - Beautiful throughout! So open and airy. The Waterloo paint in bath was cool! Janna you picked out beautiful tones in paint choices! Barn doors very cool! Love the white tile back splash in kitchens! Wonderful to view details in this blog!ReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 12:53 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Penny! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2016 - 12:39 am

    Hallie Parker - Love this house? Can you share where the light pendants above the island are from? πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 12:53 am

      yellowprairieint - Yes! All of the lighting is from Kelly’s Lighting in Salem, Oregon. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2016 - 1:37 am

    lisa whitley - Gorgeous home! I was wondering if your “signature color” Coconut Milk was used on the walls in the main area and kitchen walls?

    • November 14, 2016 - 11:09 pm

      yellowprairieint - Not exactly. πŸ™‚ It’s VERY similar to Coconut Milk, but was a custom color from Sherwin Williams. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2016 - 6:05 pm

    Christine - Beautiful!! Is this house for sale? love the soft color tones! May I ask what color you painted the ship lap and walls? Nice combo ..ReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 11:08 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yes! The house is for sale. The shiplap is painted Sherwin Williams “Snowbound.” πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2016 - 7:43 pm

    Pam Foster - I loved reading your descriptions along with the photos of this beautiful home! We walked through it during the tour but I loved being able to “re-see” it with your commentary.
    Thank you so much for sharing all this with us!
    Love your decorating!!!!ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2016 - 10:41 pm

    Jennifer - Beautiful home and I love the mirrors in the bathroom. Do you happen to remember what they are called? I looked on home depot’s website but with 780 wood framed mirrors (yikes!) I couldn’t find them.ReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 11:07 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yes! It’s the Cauley 36×30 mirror in wood tone. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 15, 2016 - 12:59 am

    Dana Evans - Love!!!!!!! Everything!!!!! 😌ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2016 - 5:33 am

    Kacey - Is this house still available? Do you have a link for the listing?ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2016 - 6:38 pm

    Jenny Westling - Do you have details on the fees tanning tub?ReplyCancel

  • November 20, 2016 - 3:03 am

    Kristen McLaughlin - What a beautiful home! Could you tell me where the bathroom vanity in the hall/kids bath is from?? Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • November 20, 2016 - 5:45 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Kristen! The vanity is a custom made cabinet made by G & J Cabinetry in Salem, Or.😊ReplyCancel

  • November 20, 2016 - 2:24 pm

    Kari - Hello!
    I am very inspired by your posts. The home is beautiful. My husband and I just bought a house and looking for a dining table in your home, where can you find one on budget as well as other farmhouse decor? If you could get back to me that would be great!

    Thanks 😊ReplyCancel

    • November 20, 2016 - 10:00 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Kari! The dining table is this house was from Ashley Furniture, and very affordable! I also have great luck on Happy shopping!ReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2016 - 11:06 pm

    Leighanne - Love the Herringbone tile in the bathroom. Can you please tell me where you got it. Want to do a herringbone pattern on my bathroom floor.ReplyCancel

    • December 5, 2016 - 5:28 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi there! The tile was ordered through Cherry City Interiors in Salem, Or.😊ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2016 - 7:16 pm

    Lisa - Hello , I’m wondering about the carpet in the living room , it has great texture! Where did you find it and the brand, color, would be helpful. Thank you.ReplyCancel

    • December 13, 2016 - 10:43 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Lisa! The carpet is made by Shaw, and it’s called EO527 Pacesetter, color: 510 Cold Water. We ordered through Cherry City Interiors in Salem, Oregon. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2017 - 4:33 pm

    Ashley - How tall are the ceilings on the main floor? The home is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

    • January 16, 2017 - 10:38 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Ashley! The ceilings are 10′.😊ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2017 - 9:19 pm

    Sharon - Where are the table/chairs from? Looking for something similar and love these!!ReplyCancel

    • February 9, 2017 - 9:41 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Sharon! Yes, the table and chairs are from Ashley Furniture. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2017 - 7:43 pm

    kendal - Love the wood floors! Great color! Do you mind sharing where you found these and what color they are?ReplyCancel

    • March 7, 2017 - 4:17 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Kendal! The floors are made by Shaw, they are “Buckingham” engineered hardwood, and the color is “Tower.” Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • March 8, 2017 - 3:12 am

    Katy Baley - I absolutely love the master bath! I was wondering if you could tell me the brand of the tub? Also, the brand of tile in there?ReplyCancel

    • March 10, 2017 - 10:06 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Katy! Not sure of the brand of the tub. The floor tile is by Dal Tile, Skybridge 12×24 gray. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2017 - 12:20 am

    Bree - Hi
    Can you tell me any info on vanity lights in bathroom?
    Thank youReplyCancel

    • March 15, 2017 - 6:02 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yes! The lighting is from Kelly’s Lighting in Salem, Oregon. http://www.kellyslighting.comReplyCancel

      • March 16, 2017 - 11:32 pm

        Bree - Are the white shades?
        Also powder room mirror? Where is it from?ReplyCancel

      • March 17, 2017 - 12:24 am

        Bree - Hi
        Would you be able to tell me what size light fixture I can use for a 42 inch wide bathroom vanity and also a 34 inch wide bathroom vanity
        Thank youReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2017 - 4:18 pm

    Cara Mills - I am not finding the lighting the for the master bathroom on the kellyslighting website. Am I missing it? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • April 25, 2017 - 5:56 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Cara! It’s item# 177545. The picture shows it with the lights pointing up, but it can be installed with lights DOWN, as we did. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

      • April 25, 2017 - 7:42 pm

        Cara Mills - Thank you! Where is the light from in the powder bath?ReplyCancel

        • April 26, 2017 - 5:10 pm

          yellowprairieint - Also from Kelly’s Lighting. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

          • April 26, 2017 - 6:21 pm

            Cara Mills - Was it in the bathroom lighting section?



If you’ve been following along for awhile, no doubt you’ve seen the barn door. A million times. Ever wonder what’s behind it? After a few people asked if it’s actually functional, I thought I better show you! It actually hides the smallest, and maybe the BEST, room in the house…the pantry. Ready? Let’s go in!


You would THINK I would have done some grocery shopping before I took pics for this post…but aint nobody got time for that. This is real life, people. πŸ˜‰ Don’t wanna burst your bubble, but this mama is NOT a cook. Don’t get me wrong, we make tacos and spaghetti like everyone else in America…but there’s also a lot of stopping by for take-out and sandwiches on the run. ‘Tis the season of life. This entire paragraph should be in parenthesis. It’s not earth-shattering news, but apparently my lack of kitchen skills are a vulnerable area that I feel I need to explain. And I know I don’t. You’ll accept me anyway, won’t you? πŸ˜‰

Soooo, ya. The pantry. It holds food and stuff. But wanna see my FAVORITE “secret-to-clean-kitchen-counters” feature?


Cue the Hallelujah chorus. Seriously. This little counter top is a life-saver! It’s usually littered with the mail pile, keys, sunglasses, and who-knows-what-else. But guess what? That’s great! Because then THE KITCHEN COUNTERS ARE CLEAN AND TIDY. Just roll that barn door closed, and voila! Clean! (Aaaaand now you know why the barn door is usually CLOSED in every other pic you’ve EVER seen of the kitchen, haha). Now let’s talk about the window. It’s fun to have a high “privacy” window like this…it doesn’t even need a window covering, but you know me. I’m a total tension-rod-lover (isn’t everyone?)…so I picked up some outdoor fade-resistant fabric (this window gets blasted with light) and whipped up a quick valance. And then I labeled it because at some point I might forget what room I’m in. Just kidding. I labeled it because I label everything, so we better not make the valance feel “left out.”


The hooks are the perfect spot to stash your purse and jacket. Again, leaving the kitchen CLEAN. πŸ™‚ Oh man. Now you know all of my secrets.


This DARLING stool came from TJ Maxx, one lucky day. It even adjusts up and down…so farmhousey! We found the bin at a vintage sale, and then added some casters to the bottom. Perfect storage for the unsightly odds and ends.


The upper shelves hold serving pieces that don’t get used super often, but they’re still in sight so we don’t forget about them.


Ok, buckle up for the “NOT-CUTE” side…but hey, it holds the chest freezer, which is so convenient!


And here’s the view from the pantry…just to give some perspective.


In case you missed the “video tour” on Instagram, you can watch it here.

Thanks for stopping by the pantry! I won’t offer to make you any dinner, but cookies? Now we’re talking!


  • October 15, 2016 - 4:25 pm

    Terry - I think the hidden desk is brilliant!!ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2016 - 7:16 pm

    Alyson Standen - Hello where did you get your white kitchen cabinets from. As well as your counters! Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • October 16, 2016 - 11:10 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Alyson! Our cabinets were sourced through our builder, I believe the cabinet company is called Vixen Cabinets. The counters are “River White” granite. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2016 - 4:32 pm

    Kelly - Love your IG feed and now blog. So happy to find you. Could you please tell me the color of stain of barn door? Thanks in advance.ReplyCancel

    • October 18, 2016 - 9:03 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Kelly! The barn door was made from salvaged barn wood used in its “found” condition, no stain added. Sorry I’m not more help!😊ReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2016 - 1:57 am

    Michelle Honeycutt - Hi! I love love love the hidden little desk in the pantry😍Heck, I love everything about this house that I’ve seen. BEAUTIFUL! If you don’t mind my asking, do you have floor plans? My husband and I are planning to build soon & im looking for ideas. Thank you! And have a good night:)ReplyCancel

    • October 31, 2016 - 6:06 pm

      yellowprairieint - I’ll email the layout to you! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

      • December 13, 2016 - 6:46 pm

        Melissa - Oh My Gosh, I love everything about this house. Would you mid sharing the floor plans with me as well!? Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2016 - 1:05 am

    Penny johnson - Love it all! GorgeousReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2016 - 3:47 pm

    Laly - Hi! I love all of this. Can you share where you bought the cabinet pulls?ReplyCancel

    • November 3, 2016 - 6:57 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Laly! The cabinet pulls are from National Builder’s Hardware. πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • November 4, 2016 - 3:25 pm

    Rebecca - I’d love to see your layout plan as well… Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • November 7, 2016 - 12:26 am

      yellowprairieint - I’ll send it to you, Rebecca! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2016 - 6:57 pm

    Megan - Love the light fixtures above the island in the kitchen…any idea of model or where you bought them? Do they still provide significant light in the evening when you don’t have natural light pouring in? Thanks!!!
    Beautiful homeReplyCancel

    • November 7, 2016 - 12:27 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Megan!

      Yes, the lighting is from I believe our fixtures are under “lanterns.” They provide great light, but we have can lights as well. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2016 - 4:53 pm

    Megan - Yay! Found the lanterns…of course there’s multiple options πŸ™ˆ Is yours bronze or black? Five or four lights?

    Again…THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!ReplyCancel

    • November 7, 2016 - 9:24 pm

      yellowprairieint - Mine are 4 lights, black. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • December 29, 2016 - 6:53 pm

      Cassie - meghan, would you mind sharing a link? I can’t find the lantern light fixtures.ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2016 - 3:36 pm

    Jen Zimmer - I am obsessed with this! Do you have a layout of kitchen, living and pantry area? Building next year and want to get a feel for the size. It’s perfect! Just perfectReplyCancel

    • November 9, 2016 - 4:23 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Jen! I’ll email you the layout. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2016 - 1:00 am

    Steph - I love your home. It is beautiful. Do you know the color/name of your hardwood flooring? Are the boards 2 inches wide?ReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 1:01 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Steph! Our flooring is hardwood maple, although our particular floors are now discontinued. There are so many pretty options out there right now, though! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 13, 2016 - 3:53 pm

    Sara Carpenter - Thanks so much for sharing your pantry! I’d LOVE to see floorplans as well πŸ™‚ this may have solved my design dilemma!ReplyCancel

    • November 15, 2016 - 2:52 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Sara! I’ll email the layout to you. πŸ™‚ Have a great evening!ReplyCancel

      • January 10, 2017 - 6:49 pm

        Emily - Would you mind sharing your floorplans with me as well??? I love everything about your house! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • November 13, 2016 - 5:42 pm

    Crystal Turner - I am so in love with your house and your design style!! You are so talented and your home is absolutely stunning! I would also love to see the floor plans of your house, if you don’t mind. Also wondering where you found your living room furniture? So, so pretty!ReplyCancel

    • November 15, 2016 - 2:56 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Crystal! The living room furniture is from Ethan Allen. I’ll email a layout of our home. πŸ™‚ Have a great night!ReplyCancel

  • November 15, 2016 - 2:40 am

    Meredith - I saw you responded to several requesting a layout of your house. I’m very interested to see that too if you are willing to share. Love your home!ReplyCancel

    • November 15, 2016 - 2:58 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Meredith! I’ll email the layout to you. πŸ™‚ Have a great evening!ReplyCancel

  • November 15, 2016 - 6:38 am

    Chera - Hi! Beautiful house! Could you email me the floor plan? I’d love dimensions of the kitchen pantry and dining room! Thank you for sharing:)ReplyCancel

    • November 15, 2016 - 6:43 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Chera! I’ll send it over. πŸ™‚ Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • November 25, 2016 - 4:20 am

    Debra Lightsey - Hey! I would love the floor plan if possible! Gorgeous home! Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • November 26, 2016 - 5:14 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Debra! I’ll email it to you. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 29, 2016 - 1:53 am

    Liz - Beautiful home!
    And I love that your sharing your plans. Would you mind sending them? Can you also say where you got the counter stools?ReplyCancel

    • November 30, 2016 - 12:26 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Liz! Yes, I’ll send them along…and the counter stools are from Pier 1. πŸ™‚ Have a great evening!ReplyCancel

  • December 1, 2016 - 2:39 am

    Beki - Love love love so much about your home. My own big barn door is patiently waiting to be hung someday. I’d love to compare our ideas with your layout as well if you would share your plans with me please?ReplyCancel

    • December 2, 2016 - 7:13 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yes! I’ll email it to you. Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2016 - 7:49 pm

    Melissa - I love the barn door pantry! And the rest of the house.. mind sharing your floor plans? My husband and I are planning on building and that would be so helpful!ReplyCancel

    • December 13, 2016 - 10:46 pm

      yellowprairieint - I’ll send it over! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2016 - 2:52 am

    Kim - I love your house and the layout. Would you be able to provide the floor plan? We are building a house next year and it would be perfect. ThanksReplyCancel

    • December 27, 2016 - 5:01 pm

      yellowprairieint - I’ll send it over, Kim! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 28, 2016 - 12:02 am

    Jenny - If you don’t mind, where did you get the barn door hardware, thanksReplyCancel

    • December 28, 2016 - 3:52 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Jenny! The hardware was from Rustica hardware. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 29, 2016 - 6:48 pm

    Cassie - I just wanted to say I think it is very cool how much information you share with people who are interested in specific things featured in spaces you’ve done. Most designers would want to keep secret! I would use you as a designer in an instant – one day when we have a house I’ll keep that in mind:)ReplyCancel

    • December 29, 2016 - 9:35 pm

      yellowprairieint - Aww! Thank you Cassie!😊ReplyCancel

  • December 30, 2016 - 2:57 pm

    Megan - My husband and I are in love with everything about your home. We are looking to build next fall and would love to know the layout of your house. After years of pinteresting, I only want to show your pictures to our builder! Fantastic job!ReplyCancel

    • December 30, 2016 - 6:10 pm

      yellowprairieint - Congrats on getting ready to build, Megan! I’ll send you our layout. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • January 2, 2017 - 8:56 pm

    Courtney - My husband and I follow you on Instagram to get our farmhouse fix. You have such a wonderful gift, and the most beautiful attention to detail! I get so overwhelmed by interior decorating because I just can’t figure out how to pattern and texture match. Your posts are so inspirational for those of us who are design-challenged πŸ™‚ I am wondering if you would mind emailing me the layout of your beautiful home? We are looking to build in the next 2 years and we would love to pick up a few (several) little ideas from your floor plan!ReplyCancel

    • January 2, 2017 - 9:48 pm

      yellowprairieint - Well, wow, Courtney! Thank you for your sweet words. I’ll email the layout to you! Have a great day.ReplyCancel