Summer Guest Bloggers {Farm Fresh Vintage Finds}

Meet my friend Beth!  We met online last year because we both love to paint things.  Then we met in real life and we were instant friends.  Seriously, I think we were separated at birth.  One day I really hope to visit here farm just so I can see all of her animals and her awesome work space.  Welcome my friend, Beth!!

Guest Blogger Farm Fresh Vintage Finds

Hi there, At Home with the Barkers readers!

I’m so honored to be invited to share a little about myself here at that Sonya’s home on the web. I’m Beth, from Farm Fresh Vintage Finds. I’m a wife, homeschool mom of two teenagers and hopeless remodel/redecorate~aholic. My husband and I purchased our 12 acre farm in the south in 2001. It came with many challenges including a farmhouse, built in 1827. It took a year and a half but we completely gutted and remodeled it and have been living here ever since. We also have a bunch of furry critters, including a duck named Speedy that keeps us in stitches.

Two years ago, after countless friends asked me to decorate their houses, I started my new business adventure of painting for clients and selling vintage pieces. I used my Facebook page to document all about it. And then decided to start a blog a little over a year ago. I’m still figuring the whole process of blogging out but it’s been a lot of fun. I “met” Sonya online and we’ve been fast friends ever since. She’s such a wonderful person and always willing to share her knowledge and tips.

One of my favorite things is helping people update their homes, especially their kitchens. Here’s a kitchen that I completed last year. As you can see with a little paint and a lot of hard work BIG changes are possible.

Cris Kitchen 44

I’ve had several “barn sales” here on the farm too but have taken a little break from it this year to do some remodeling. Our barn is where I have my shop and studio and it’s been undergoing big changes over the last few months. It’s still a work in progress but you can see how I transformed the new concrete floor here.

Studio Floor 20_1

Painted Flag Wardrobe

Flag Wardrobe

15+ Before and After Painted Furniture Ideas


Well that’s a little about me. I hope you’ll come over and join in on the adventures. I’d love to meet you and hear all about what you inspires you.



Beth Tidwell
Farm Fresh Vintage Finds


  1. I think you are so right…lots of great and creative people out there! Those who aren’t creative really can’t understand. You really should check out Beth’s blog. She has had lots of paint workshops but I think she is hoping to make that bigger and better with the finished barn space. Have a great evening! ~Sonya

  2. That might be great idea for her to have workshops in her barn when they finish re-doing it. Love her floor, looks so incredible. I’ll have to go look around in her blog/pinterest/facebook, got my curiosity going what I might be missing. Thanks for showing her off.
    One of many things I love about blog land is the people I’ve met online. So many with so much talent, such nice people. Had no idea what was out there when I discovered my first blog to read, so glad I did. Found out there’s lots of people that share my love of decorating, making pieces over, making our own pieces, crafting, thrift store scrounging, getting to know each other.
    Of the people I know in person, been friends with, not one of them crafts or likes to do own decorating, all the things blog land shares. People ask me why I do all I do, why don’t I just relax, don’t think that’s an option for me. Only time I really like to relax is when I’m floating on my floaty on Highline Lake, state park lake 7 1/2 miles from our house, or reading in bed at night and early a.m. Too much life to live and discover. Happy days

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