If you were to take a drive through small-town America you would likely find many historical farmhouses with a centenarian status. However, not all have retained the style and form that set them apart in the first place. It is wonderful to learn of those who are taking the time to lovingly restore these homes to showcase their original splendor. Cricket Jones and her husband are one such couple who have embarked on this renovation journey. Their newly-purchased, 121-year old home is located in the small town of Springville, Alabama. The Jones' family bought the home in 2015 and immediately started the process of restoration and renewal.
Much of the home's interior was dated and drab as it had last been updated sometime in the 1980's. Cricket has painted much, if not all, of the interior a crisp, clean white and decorated with plenty of flea market finds and rustic textiles. Precious family heirlooms like her grandmother's wedding dress can be found displayed throughout the home.
A rustic, iron daybed provides additional seating on the airy front porch.
The small entranceway is kept simple and welcoming with the installation of a floating bench, plush pillows, and a few necessary storage items.
The dining room received a fresh coat of white paint juxtaposed against the patina of worn barn boards on the ceiling.
A set of worn, folding chairs adds interest and is sure to be a point of conversation with guests.
The living room is furnished with a wood and rattan chair that is made much more comfortable with lots of comfy accent pillows.
The master bedroom features a four poster bed and lengthy curtains that take advantage of the rooms lofty ceiling height.
The guest bedroom with its neutral textiles and row of windows is bathed in natural light. The signature piece in the room is the heirloom wedding dress hung for all to see.
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