Last year I was asked to help with the living area in a newly-built home. I had a lot to work with–a spacious room with high ceilings, neutral paint (Passive Gray by Sherwin Williams), a nice rug, and substantial furniture pieces that were already arranged in the best way possible for the room. All that was really needed was to tweak the accessories already there and add to them.
The homeowners are a young Texas A&M-lovin’, crawfish-boil-throwin’ couple with two small children who enjoy a casual country lifestyle on their ten acres in the country where Longhorns graze nearby.
Their large church pew required something really substantial on the wall above it.
So I found an old screen door, cut out the torn screens, painted some Lauan board with chalkboard paint, and then nailed the board to the back side of the door. Over each set of French doors we hung a piece of old metal fencing.
Rooster Creek Ranch is the registered name of their property, so I had this custom sign made to go over the screen door.
To add some softness to the pew, I made one pillow from a coffee bean sack and another from some fabric from Hobby Lobby.
On the opposite wall, they already had a large rustic cabinet that they loved.
To give some balance to this wall, we added floating shelves made from old fence pickets.
The shelves provided opportunities to showcase some of their existing items as well as new ones.
I added sticks to their existing ammo cans and anchored the center of the buffet with a crate turned upside down, sold old books and silver baby cup, and a chicken feeder with fake succulents and pine cones.
The only piece of furniture we added was this sofa table which was red-painted barn wood originally. After some white paint to brighten it up, it was the perfect piece for the spot behind the sectional.
Originally I was going to clip some photos to the chicken wire in this old window frame but decided instead to layer a metal letter over it.
I never thought I cared for animal heads until this project. Now I love them.
With basically just some staging and a few new accessories, the Rooster Creek Ranch family room was complete.
And, I made a new friend on installation day with the family dog Reveille.