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April 10, 2009 at 8:14 AM

Cafe Flora: the re-do, done

Now that’s what I call the farm-to-table movement! Remember a few weeks ago when I told you about Cafe Flora’s upcoming remodel, in which I described their plan for a quick cosmetic makeover? Well, the nice folks at Flora flipped me some photos, courtesy of designer Cassandra Compton. And as they say (whoever they are), a picture paints a thousand words — using recycled paint, of course:

Wood used for this new deck came from Local Roots Farm. So did the old barn door, fashioned into a wall at the entranceway. That picket fence was salvaged, too (“Auntie Em! Uncle Henry!”)

Barn door from the opposite view

The new kids’ play area (Don’t worry, Mom! They cemented that cord wood!).

New “play-area” for the big kids: the bar. The farm gate came from Rockridge Orchards

These antique canning jars fashioned into lamps are fab-u-lous. And what a clever use of old beehives and berry boxes. “Hey, bartender! Set me up with some moonshine on the rocks, and my friend here would love a Blueberry Cucumber Rickey

Speaking of “dining room” makeovers, stay tuned for a more personal take on the subject. . .

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