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Stephanie Staton's "Restore Farmhouse Order" Blog
Restore Farmhouse Order
Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home editor Stephanie Staton takes you along in the challenges and successes of building her dream farmhouse. Stop by the farm each week, as she tackles renovation projects, shares home-improvement tips, and slowly but surely transforms this land into a home.

01/14/2014 - Coping: Baseboard Installation
The title might lead you to believe that I’m just hanging on by a thread, but despite the myriad challenges and setbacks on the farmhouse-renovation journey, I’m doing relatively OK in the emotional department.

01/07/2014 - Bright and Open Kitchen Shelving
It’s not news to hear that kitchen cabinets can really put a dent in any budget, and a big trend right now is open shelving in the kitchen.

12/31/2013 - Kick Into Overdrive
If you turn left into our driveway, you’re taking a chance—a big one. In fact, turning out of our driveway, regardless of direction, is a major risk each and every time.

12/24/2013 - Merry Christmas from Our Farmhouse
It’s the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse, when all of sudden came a clicking clatter, as I pulled out the laptop and typed up this letter.

12/17/2013 - Wait for It … We Have Doors!
I can’t even begin to express my excitement at having a door … on the bathroom.

12/10/2013 - 4 Tips for Choosing Cabinet Hardware
Sometimes in a renovation, there are key items and tasks you look forward to checking off the list—not only because you get to scratch through one line of many but also just because you enjoy it. Cabinet hardware is one of those items for me.

12/03/2013 - Floorboard Fix
I think I’ve mentioned once or twice that we’ve had our fair share of challenges throughout our farmhouse renovation project. Our latest in what seems to be an endless list re-dos involves a major undertaking: the floors.

11/26/2013 - DIY Antler Chandelier
For most of our house, I’ve selected unique but timeless (at least in my opinion) lighting options that fall in step with our old-meets-new approach to decorating.

11/19/2013 - Making a (Back)splash
With major farmhouse renovation projects taking place all around, I hatched a plan that would keep me out of the way but still productive in the building process: bathroom backsplashes.

11/12/2013 - Laying Wood Floors on a Budget
Each major step in the farmhouse renovation process makes it feel more like a home, and installing floors has been no exception.

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