Welcome to County Road 407 - A Real Texas Farmhouse Tour


Welcome home tour lovers to our May 2018 First Friday Home Tour. This tour features a sweet friend of mine, Cindy of County Road 407. I found Cindy's blog sometime in the last year and immediately recognized bits and pieces of The Great State of Texas. Of course, I was hooked! The best part is that we have become "real life" friends. Cindy is smart, creative, frugal, and hilarious. Let's get a peek at her world. I will let Cindy do most of the talking....if she were here she'd have you laughing!

County Road 407 is mostly about decorating our home in Highland Village, TX and updating the Navasota house in my love of repurposed, vintage, farmhouse style. My favorite way to decorate is by using found objects or old things others have loved at one time or another which I may or may not use the same way they did.

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County Road 407 is the actual street of the farmhouse in Navasota, TX where we will one day build a house and live permanently. Now we just visit a couple of times a month. The authentic early 1930's farmhouse is too small for two retired people to live side by side and stay married. ;) But our middle child stays there now while going to school.

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I love budget decorating too. Not because I'm cheap (that's the Mister) but because I want to be a good steward of the money God gives us and I feel that I can help more people decorate their homes that way. Plus, I like change so much that I don't feel guilty wanting something new because I didn't spend a ton of money on whatever it is I'm replacing.

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I like junk stores more than I like real antique stores. We take a lot of weekend drives to small towns. We find the best stuff just wandering around the backroads.

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That's Sherlock and Scout out in the pasture - they are an adopted Bureau of Land Management mustang and burro.

Love this story about how Cindy got her chippy posts that you see around the house:

When we moved to Highland Village we were surrounded by ranch land. Well they sold it all and where the McAlister's now sits was an old house. They were tearing it down one day so I drove through the grass to ask if I could have the columns. They said sure and loaded them up for me! I have 6!

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Cindy shared a video so wonderful - you just have to watch! This is our beloved Texas!




Be sure to visit Cindy's blog, County Road 407, and add her to your regular reading list. When you go to County Road 407 you can read Why This City Girl Wants to be Country, you can see Cindy's beautiful farmhouse dining room in the city,  you can be inspired to serve others. Cindy decorates two homes on her blog so there's plenty to see and constant creativity.





Do you love home tours? You can click here to see the previous First Friday Home Tours.

Linking with: A Morning Cup of Joe * Grace at Home * Home Matters * Funtastic Friday * Farmhouse Friday * Pretty Pintastic * Create Bake Grow Gather * Friday Friends Parade * Saturday Sparks * Sharefest * Sundays at Home * Silver Pennies Sunday * Sunday Features * Dishing It & Digging It * Inspiration Monday * Cooking & Crafting w/ J&J * The Scoop * Inspire Me Tuesday * Style Showcase


41 comments

Christine Graves said...

I love it! It came at the right time too. So tired of McMansions around my area trying to be farmhouse when they were mass produced. Just what I needed to see today.

Have a great weekend!

taylorlisa said...

I love this tour and her style. Thanks for sharing it with us

Pamela said...

Cindy has such a beautiful country home! A place that dreams are made of.

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing Stacey! I love the newel post with the wreath! laura

Jeanie said...

I could move in there in a heartbear! How fresh and loveyl!

Andrea Nine said...

Great tour. Cindy’s home is so sweet and homey. A relaxing haven for sure. Have a great weekend!

bj said...

I, too, like that this home is not decorated like every other house...this is more like what I grew up in....and I would spend all my days on that porch of hers....

justplainjilly said...

I lived in Bryan/College Station for eleven years. Navasota is a beautiful area. I love this house so much!

Julie B. said...

Lovely post... that cradle/crib at the end of her bed with the pillows... such a pretty idea! Saw your link on Friday Friends!

Cindy Richter said...

Stacey, I can't tell you how much I appreciate you sharing my blog with your friends. I've been reading the comments and got all teary-eyed. They are sweet and have seriously encouraged me today. You never really know how people feel, what they like or anything if they don't comment so I LOVED reading them. We will be forever Lone Star Buds!

Sarah said...

Stacey, thank you for introducing us to Cindy and her pretty Texas country home. I'm thrilled to find her and follow along. Even though I'm a city girl and don't have a country home, it doesn't mean I can't appreciate it. I love the beauty of country! Thank you!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Well I'm sure glad you shared this cozy farmhouse with us, Stacey! I'm hopping over for a peek at Cindy's blog now - have a lovely weekend!

It's me said...

What a beautiful home she have...wowwww....so beautiful....have a Nice weekend...love Ria 💜

Lea said...

So warm and welcoming, love it!!! Happy weekend!

Botanic Bleu said...

Stacey,
Once again your First Friday Home Tour hit it out of the park. Cindy is a delight in person as well as on her blog. Both of her houses are filled with great farmhouse DIY.

Judith

Laura said...

Stacey - this is a wonderful tour.
And Cindy- you have a gift.
Wrap that all up in the beautiful area that is Navasota and you have something very special:)

Laura

Ricki Treleaven said...

I enjoyed this tour. I would love to live in the country! I loved the video: what a pretty view of the farm!

Laura Lane said...

Girl I want to pin the entire house!
So pretty.
Your blog is new to me. I'm going to
look around a bit. Be blessed!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

baili said...

Loved the absolutely GORGEOUS farmhouse glimpse my friend!

thank you for panorama view in video ,what a lovely place to live

Pam Richardson said...

Stacey, thank you for the lovely tour! I follow Cindy and her home is so beautiful...country life at its finest!

Rita C. said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Stacey! I love Cindy's mantra of budget decorating not because she's cheap but because she feels no guilt when wanting to change things up. I love this property and decor. Great feature, Stacey. Going over to see Cindy's blog now.
Happy weekend.

Junkchiccottage said...

Love love! Right up my decor alley! I like Cindy love to re love old things with history into my decor too.
I am heading over to meet her and her blog now. Love when I find other bloggers out there that get the need to repurpose old and vintage things. Happy Saturday Stacey.
xoxo
Kris

Marlene Stephenson said...

I loved this tour and this old farmhouse out in the country, it reminded me of some of my favorite places as a child. I live in Okla.so our landscapes are so simular.

Amy Johnson said...

What an absolutely stunning home!

handmade by amalia said...

I loved this tour, Stacey, so many clever and pretty ideas. I could spend my afternoons on that veranda.
Amalia
xo

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Cindy sounds like Sweetheart. How cool to have a piece of country living. Thanks for sharing a piece of country living where one can relax and take in Mother Nature.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

What a gorgeous farmhouse. Such sweet touches throughout her warm house. Love the video. Have a great week, Stacey.

CHERI said...

What a beautiful setting for a home....and the decor is just perfect for this sweet house. Love everything about it!


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Jann Olson said...

I recently started following Cindy and love her style! Great story about the pillars. We have alot in common. Love junk stores more than antique shops too. Thanks for the tour!
hugs,
Jann

thepaintedapron.com said...

Enchanting! Looks like such a stress free life style!
Jenna

Kim said...

You had me at that front porch. Outstanding...wow!! The mustang and burro were just icing on the cake!

Susie @ The Chelsea Project Blog said...

WOW! I could sit on that amazing porch and watch Sherlock and Scout in the pasture for hours and hours. Beautiful home inside and out!! Thanks for sharing! Pinning to my Farmhouse board. XO ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

VintageSouthernPicks Florence S said...

Nice tribute to Cindy & her blog. I'm one of her subscribers. I love that wide farmhouse porch of hers and all that open land around to gaze at.

Blondie's Journal said...

This was so fun! I really love Cindy's farmhouse and I find that we are a lot alike. Not spending a whole bunch on something makes it easy to change out. And I, too, love to shop the backroads in Michigan looking for barn sales as opposed to antique shops. I especially love her porch!!

Great choice this month, Stacey.

Jane

Pondside said...

How pretty! I enjoyed that little video. Texas is a very pretty state.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

I've been following Cindy's blog for a while now and have come to really appreciate her style and junk finds. She has a wonderful way of turning cast asides into beautiful things and displaying them just right.

Barbara Chapman said...

I love the posts you share of other bloggers, Stacey! Cindy's blog is really fun and she creates so many neat DIY and craft projects!! Love the six porch posts ~ great score! Thank you for sharing this with us all. <3

Eilis said...

I'm in love with her porch, and everything else! How absolutely charming.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Love the pretty color theme in this house. The ceiling light on the porch is fabulous!

Decor To Adore said...

Hello, sweet Stacey! I am catching up with you. I love your recent Target fashion finds. Cindy's home and Cindy herself are just lovely.
This was such a lovely feature.

Michele said...

I always, always ALWAYS love your monthly home tours, and this one doesn't disappoint!

I enjoyed visiting Cindy's home and really liked her aerial view of that sweet little cottage too.

Thank you for sharing this with us! I am off to go see her blog now, too.

Big hugs. ♥