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Life In A Barn

A refurbished barn There's something about old barns that has captured the attention and the imagination of everyone in the past few years. Is it the history of the building? The rustic charm? There's been a resurgence of DIY enthusiasts bent on refurbishing old barns...

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Do You Hygee?

Hygee There’s no one word to describe Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) it’s a Danish word that translates into English as “cosiness”. The Danes see life as an art form, incorporating hygge into their daily life so it becomes a natural extension of their everyday...

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Barcelona Orange – A Color Story

Color Stories ..... Barcelona Orange Orange is hot…..and it’s not just for halloween. Orange is the color of sunsets and sunrises, happy times and buds in bloom. You can mix it with whites for a pale look, or reds for a more coral coastal style. Look at all the...

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A Home on Martha’s Vineyard – Saturday Style

A Home on Martha's Vineyard It’s Saturday Morning, a time for just relaxing a little a good cup of coffee and some style Ideas. It’s Saturday Style from Maine Country Home This week I found this lovely home on Martha’s Vineyard highlighted in One Kind Design. So then...

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Horses, Wine, and Tents

Horses, Wine and Tents These three things are not as different as you might think! As we get back home to Maine our recent vacation is now a memory. A month with family was totally wonderful, and we found some other great ideas spending time with our grandchildren....

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Country Tables on Saturday Style

Country Tables on Saturday Style Whew, it’s Saturday, This week on our new series, Saturday Style, we're looking at modern country table designs.  The ones I've picked would be pretty easy to make. So which one do you like the best… 1. From wine country in California...

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The Perfect Chair

Making Leather Yup, this chair by Jonathon Marc Mendes the current Annie Sloan Painter in residence is perfect. Just like a magic act, he has turned old cloth into leather. Honest this chair is NOT leather, it is painted fabric.  I have taken the description of how he...

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Rustic dresser redo

Rustic dresser redo We've seen a lot of dresser redos in our time. Ones that we've done, ones our customers have done, and of course all the creative people all over the world who are nice enough to share their transformations. After awhile you think you've seen it...

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Industrial Efex @Mainecountryhome

Before we left for New Zealand I spent my snow day working on an industrial table for Maine Country Home.  It is a found palette with a weathered worn top. Base is painted in graphite and made of old 2 x 4’s. The sides are where it gets interesting. I wanted to stay...

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A Change Will Do You Good

A Change Will Do You Good The haircut is a symbol of change.   When we started this blog in 2012 it was to chronicle our new life on the coast of Maine. How two goofy retirees choose to spend their golden years? OK, I never told my husband that we were retiring, and...

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Life on the coast of Maine

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