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Country French? Annie Sloan, Tulips & Sunflowers

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I admit it. I have no clue what to entitle this post and you will understand as it gets underway.  In my early years of homemaking, French Country was called Country French and call it old and set in my ways or whatever but I think French Country sounds way more hoite toite (the spelling is wrong because I am getting red lines--but anyway you get the gist I hope) to me.

Anyway, the results of this kitchen redecorating has much to do with me wanting a "Country French" flair.  Don't know if I've accomplished it yet or not but I'm still heading that way.
A year or so ago, I jumped on the bandwagon with lots of other people and painted my kitchen gray.  I bought between 5 and 10 samples and still got it wrong.  It looked blue to me--a baby boy blue--and nothing against baby boys--I had three of them myself--but I did not want a baby blue kitchen.
So, my husband indulged me and repainted the kitchen--I went with a soft buttery yellow--Ivoire by Sherwin Williams.  You can…

Happy 4th Y'all!

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As I have been promising for so long now, I am sharing a little taste of our entry hall redo. My husband and a friend of ours did the board and batten. The room is not fully decorated yet so I'm just showing one wall basically.

I've decorated with two 3' by 5' flags and some stalks of cotton.  I can't think of summer in Arkansas without thinking of cotton.

My dad's WWII picture is hung with one of the flags and his WWII medal is hung on the other.  My dad's dad was a share cropper here in Arkansas and the crop was of course, cotton.

We also decorated the front porch with two hanging flags.

You will probably notice that our address is done in architectural calligraphy--yes, I did that about 6 or 7 years ago and it is holding up pretty well--and no, I did NOT climb up there to paint it--it is on a single board that is screwed into the wood siding.

The board and batten is pure white--not sure of the name of it--maybe extra white from Sherwin Williams.  …