Tuesday Tours: Farmhouse Style! | Spindle & Rye

Tuesday Tours: Farmhouse Style!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Welcome to the first edition of Spindle & Rye "Tuesday Tours"
I'm super excited to be adding this weekly feature to my blog, because if you are like me, you love getting a little "sneak peek" into the homes of some of your favorite bloggers and Instagram friends.

I couldn't be happier to kick off this new series by showcasing the home of my super special friend, Daraka McCrackin. Daraka lives in Oklahoma, is married to her high school sweetheart, and is a stay at home Mom to three sweet little girls.

Daraka and I met through Instagram about a year ago and we have been great friends ever since. Do you know how you just instantly connect with someone? Daraka loves to antique, shop at thrift stores, and have fun with DIY projects. We love the same farmhouse/industrial decor, have the same sense of humor, and we talk on the phone and text each other about 50 times a day. It's been so fun getting to know her and I'm thrilled every time she mentions "do you wanna do a DIY project together"?

If you're not already following her on Instagram, I can honestly say you are missing out! I'm sure you will love her and her home as much as I do!

Yea, I'd say this sister is my #soulsister.

Grab a cup of coffee (or drink of your choice) and sit back and relax as Daraka shares with us what makes her house a beautiful home.

Our home was originally built by my husbands grandparents. They were the first to build in this area back in the 60's. As a result our last name is the same as the street we live on.
We are currently in the process of renovating our basement. 

I repurposed this old window into a photo frame in our entryway. 

I found this old accordion hanger at a thrift shop for 50 cents. I took these old galvanized buckets and stenciled numbers on them and filled them with vintage maps. 

This old igloo water cooler houses outdoor items like chalk and jump ropes for my girls. We store shoes in the basket and use the hooks for small coats. 

My family gallery wall in my living room is my favorite. I found all the frames except for the 3 big ones at garage sales and thrift shops. I painted them to better fit my style. 

This is my spot in my living room. This side table was part of a rattan furniture set that we inherited. I love the uniqueness of it. The bottom shelf holds small games for family night. 

Our mantle is probably my favorite thing we have added to our home. It is from a old barn in the 1800's. It still has the sawmill marks on it which I love. 

My collection of old whiskey jugs sit on the other side of the mantle. 

My bookshelves house all my favorite vintage items that I found at antique shops and flea markets, and an old wire basket holds vintage quilts. 

My dining room has quickly became my favorite room to sit in. I love it all from my collection of milk glass to my French linen stripe bench I found at a vintage market. 

I found the "apothecary" sign at the same vintage market I found my bench. 

We keep a growth chart on the wall that my husband made for me to measure all my girls throughout the years. 

This gallery wall in my dining room is made with more unique items. From a ruler made into a letter "M" to the display case of arrowheads my husband has found, every piece has special meaning behind them. 

This gallery wall is in our hallway. It is made entirely with thrift store pictures and frames. 

I found this top Native American picture in our house after we bought it. It is drawn entirely with pencil. 

I love decorating our home with unique and thrifted items. I found this old painting hanging in a garage. A little clean up and it made the perfect addition to our small bedroom. 

With our home being older and small our three girls share two bedrooms. For that reason I keep their decor minimal and functional.  
I found these shelves on clearance for 1 dollar each. I bought the polka dot ribbon and added it to the front to make them cuter. 

This is a small desk area I created for them to work on their homework. Their rooms had sliding wood closet doors which I painted with chalk paint. 

I painted our cabinets a dark grayish blue then went over with a glaze. I wiped the glaze as I went making a worn look.  Our countertops are concrete and were installed with a rough edge. I absolutely love them. 

I wanted something unique for my cafe curtains so I bought a vintage grain sack and cut it at the seams. 

This is the view from our back deck and our kitchen. Living on the lake has its perks! 


  1. This is great!! Your home is beautiful Daraka! And so cool that your street is your last name! :)

    1. Thank you Allison! ☺️ Yes it's pretty neat to live on a street named after our family. Although when giving my address to people they look at me like I'm crazy 😂

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my home sweets! You know I love yours just as much! Love Ya! 😘

  3. Pretty home with a pretty view! Thanks for the tour!

  4. Pretty home with a pretty view! Thanks for the tour!

    1. Thank you! I appreciate your kind words ❤️ The view was a huge selling point for us ☺️

  5. So pretty! I loved seeing a glimpse into your home. IG is great, but I love seeing the bigger picture. :) Great job Daraka and Collette! -Lacee (laceeg123) ;)

    1. Thank you so much Lacee! It was definitely fun working with Collette on this. ☺️ Thanks for "visiting" my home! ❤️

  6. What a lovely spot to raise a family!

  7. Absolutely Creatively unique! Love it! Everything flows so perfectly! Your friend & IG follower classy_momma39