You know I love me some farmhouse style decor. Do I live on a farm? No. Do I want to live on a farm? YES. Funny thing is I was born on a farm (and act like it too – ha!) and lived in rural life until I left the nest. So many of us adore the simplicity of farmhouse decor, but don’t live on a farm. However, we don’t have to wait for that “farm in the sky” to have it. Whether it’s good ol’ fashioned farmhouse or modern farmhouse, you can get the look for less. Let me show you what I mean. (I have a video for you!)
First, let me say that country living is in my bones and one day I will get there whether here or in heaven. God hasn’t seen fit to bless me with that opportunity yet, so I am making the most of my blessings.
Some of the ways I have incorporated my passion into my home is by
Are you ready for some fun? It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday and my blogger friends and I love to show you some awesome makeovers. In honor of my husband’s grandmother that passed away this time last year, I decided to give her old enamel cabinet a much needed TLC makeover.
Normally at this time of year we would be celebrating my grandmother-in-law’s birthday. However, just after her birthday last year she quietly passed while sitting out on her porch…her favorite thing to do in the evening before bed. What a way to go! I mean, not to make light, but if I had a choice of how I was going to meet my Lord, that would be it.
Dear Opal is missed by her 7 children and all the family left behind, including
Do you ever feel the need to just purge and start fresh? That’s my life story. hahaha… I seem to be ever battling the need to destash my stash. People mean well when they give me stuff and I usually have a soft heart and take it. Then what…I store it forever and work like a mule trying to stay afloat. I’m not complaining, but have decided that this entire month is dedicated to tackling my workshop. No more furniture coming in (unless custom requested), no more anything until it is done. First up, I’m taking these louver doors and turning them into a repurposed kitchen island cart. Woot!
Notice the loot surrounding them. See what I mean? An awesome local friend gave these to me along with a chest of drawers (see the makeover HERE) and a dresser (thank you, Becky!). I have a thing for shutters and knew I could find some use for them. But…it’s already been over a year and they need
Numerous shows are on television demonstrating how “easy” it can be to take a home and turn it into something fabulous. Knock out a wall (or two), put down new flooring, and even add-on…all in one episode. It all seems so glorious and begs you to give DIY a try, doesn’t it? Somehow though, it doesn’t quite prepare you for real life DIY and the reality of remodeling stress. Yep, I’m talking about that smack-in-the-face kind of “What is going on?” feeling. To aid in that journey to get that euphoric accomplishment feeling, I am going to share 5 ways to prepare and cope during your remodel.
Being a homeowner is one of the purest joys that be found. It’s responsibility and freedom that can’t be found elsewhere. I liken it to a roller-coaster ride, full of
Do you ever have projects that have to wait until you have time? I bet yours don’t take you nearly 3 years…at least I hope not! Back when I started blogging over 3 year ago, one of my first posts ever was how to create barn wood style shutters from pallets. It was a hit! Then, I shared my pallet clock, plate rack, and centerpiece trough. When I finished those pallet projects I had a piece of pallet left over that I didn’t get to. Well, today it becomes a repurposed mug rack. Trust me on this one, k?
It doesn’t look like much at first glance, but I saw its potential. And I couldn’t wait to finally get to it. Even my husband gave me the look, “What are you
Sometimes while shopping, do you ever see something and say, “I have to have it.” You may not need it, but you know it shouldn’t be left behind because it has potential. If you know me then you know this is my life story. ahem. Earlier this week in our Trash to Treasure Tuesday, I said I would be tackling this thrift store cupboard and today’s the day. I’d like to show you what I saw when I spied it in the store, and watch how it becomes a farmhouse cupboard.
At first glance I thought it was a basic wall cupboard, but upon closer inspection, I found that it had once been some sort of add-on to other cabinets. It has beads in the shelves for displaying plates, even on top.
What puzzled me the most was
The truth needs to be told that not every thing in life is not always cookie-cutter easy. When I first started today’s project, I was mentally boasting how easy this would be and I was really looking forward to it. ahem. No such thing actually happened. With much to learn from this, I am proud to say that I now have the repurposed bread box charging station I was after from this garage sale find.
Let me explain…At first glance you see a shabby looking wooden box (and not the shabby chic kind, right?). But… oh does this thing have a wicked side. I had flash backs of a certain promise I made to myself while doing this chest of drawers to never buy a previously painted item again. With much head-slapping and asking “Why??”, I finished my project.
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What’s all the fuss you say? Well
You guys!! My family and I have been working so hard in our kitchen remodel while trying to keep up with life. (It happens, ya know.) I’m very excited to share with you the latest that we’ve been working on. For today’s post, I’ve had this project in my brain since FOREVER, and to see it finally come to fruition is wonderful. I’m going to show you how I took our boring builder grade kitchen drawers and turned them into faux crate drawers.
For those of you just joining in, I invite you to check out where we started from HERE, and then our last update HERE.
So…my email subscribers got to see this first, but here is how our ceiling looks now. *if you want to be in on the know, sign up for my newsletters either sign up in the sidebar on computer, or at the bottom of the page on mobile.
We love how much more bright and light our kitchen is without the faux beams we had originally. We’ve added recessed lighting to our kitchen, and new fixtures to our laundry, as well as updated our hot wiring mess.
Whomever wired this house is, well…scary! Our panel is a mish-mosh of connections that don’t make sense and my husband has spent his last four weekends in our attic roasting like a turkey fixing it all. That whole thing has eaten up our precious time, but we want to make it right. He even found a live wire just sitting up there – ask him how he knows. ahem.
While he’s doing that, I’ve been up to some repurposed fun. Enter in my kitchen drawers…
Pretty boring, but
Creating our own kitchen style and decor doesn’t have to break the bank. I’ve got a functional and budget-friendly tutorial for you today. If farmhouse, cottage, or shabby chic are your style, then you know how coveted antique cutting boards can be. They tell a story of days gone by, remind us of our grandmother’s kitchen, and serve a purpose. Problem is, they aren’t always easy to get your hands on, or can be expensive when you do find one. Solution? Make your own farmhouse cutting board, of course.
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With the help a few basic power tools and a little time, you can create your own rustic farmhouse cutting board (or cheese board – see below) for your kitchen. Not into DIY, I have a selection of these boards available ready for purchase in my shop.
Let’s get started!
I went to a local home improvement store and bought a 4′ section of solid oak board for less than $34. First, let’s start with