I recently decided to put my original matching dining room chairs into storage, and purchased six vintage, mismatched dining room chairs. I lived with them being brown for quite some time, but on a whim, I decided to go for the rustic black farmhouse look that I really wanted on these dining room chairs. I used some black chalk paint and matte polycrylic to get the look I wanted.
Lilacs are one of the first flowering bushes in our area and I enjoy gathering Lilacs to make arrangements to place in the rooms of our home. I also love the way they fill the house with their delightful scent. They never last long but with a few simple tips I have learned I how I can keep fresh cut Lilac branches in our home.
A simple & fresh Spring mantel using vintage elements and flowering branches. I share about the vintage or vintage inspired pieces that I use to decorate the mantel for our home this Spring season.
Happy Spring! We are officially in the Spring time season and we have been enjoying warm sunny days. Beautiful warm days means that I am spending time in the garden, checking bees and planting flowers. It also means that I am adding some fresh greenery to our home and this week I am sharing a simple corner of our kitchen decorated for Spring.
Can you chalk paint a piano? Well of course you can, and it doesn’t take a lot of hard work. It’s actually quite easy with just a few simple steps.
I made a stop in at my favorite local thrift store a few days, and I just about walked out empty handed. Then, my eyes spotted this vintage sewing table underneath a big box, and I just knew that the shape of the table was perfect for me. For $6.00 I brought it home.
I love the look of a topiary but they can be very costly and I am not sure that I can keep one alive inside the home. The space I want to put one doesn’t get a lot of light and I wouldn’t want the plant to die. So, using supplies from the local craft store, I have created a DIY topiary tree with a step by step tutorial.
I have a long narrow space between my dining room wall and our table. I have tried multiple pieces of furniture but nothing has worked, so, I got to thinking about what I could build for free or cheap. The solution? A diy faux fireplace made with old barn wood gathered from the barn that has a mantel to decorate.
Second hand farmhouse style kitchen table, cut down and turned into a gorgeous white, rustic, farmhouse style coffee table.
A simple DIY using spray paint to makeover old thrifted vintage brass candlesticks.
How our family celebrates Christmas in a slow, simple and meaningful way without stress, and overspending on gifts.
Learn how to take a plastic battery operated window candle and make it look like an old candle. Using wax, you can create an affordable primitive country window candle that is battery operated.
Use gathered and foraged fresh greenery to create this simple DIY Christmas swag.
Use nature inspired fall elements this holiday season for a rustic farmhouse table setting! With branches, acorns and brown moss, this minimal, rustic, fall table setting is simple yet festive!
We recently put hardwood floors in our manufactured home and after doing so, I never felt like the color flowed well with the rest of our home. I have debated for some time lately if I should paint my hardwood floors. Should I paint my hardwood floors white? Should I paint my hardwood floors black? That was the thought that went through my mind a lot as I tried to make a choice. I finally settled on black.
Welcome to the beginning of fall decorating in our home! I hadn’t planned to do much this year but I picked up a new to me side table the other day and decided to pull some natural elements together to create this Fall side table vignette.
A manufactured home remodel entryway that went from ugly and outdated to simple and functional to create a simple farmhouse style entryway.
This Independence Day looks so different for our family. In the 19 years that I have been with my husband, we have always done the same thing. Pack up, head to the creek and spend the afternoon with all of our extended family. The children swim in the creek, and the adults lounge in their chairs, chatting, making multiple trips to the table to snack on foods. The sound of fireworks, kids splashing, and the endless chatter has made for some wonderful memories.
The day before Independence Day, the birthday of our great country. It is one of my favorite holidays for it's patriotic pride of our great country, and for the memories of sitting along the creek bank, swimming, eat delicious picnic food with our large extended family and watching late night fireworks. I am a little late in adding any touches of red, white and blue to our home but I added a few flags and it gave our home just the touch of patriotic pride that it needed.
Total deconstruction is what these wingback chairs are undergoing. Everything stripped off and taken down to the bare wood. I am sharing part 1 today and I can't wait to share the reveal!
Making over an old used and the often forgotten piece of furniture is one of my favorite things to do. I love to watch the transformation happen and this old simple farmhouse style cabinet didn't disappoint.
Old farmhouse style furniture has a way of luring me in. I love the simple straight lines of old shaker style pieces and I recently was browsing the a local for sale site when this beautiful farmhouse cupboard showed up.
I am so excited to finally be writing a post all about the details of what is in my pantry. The number one question I hear is, "what is in all those jars". Well, today I am here to tell you, and I will be sharing some of my tips for keeping my pantry organized.
I enjoy creating beautiful spaces that are functional but at times that means being creative, especially when you are limited on space. So, when I recently went zero waste in our love for coffee, I knew I wanted to find a way to keep everything within easy reach, especially for those early morning coffee needs.
Would you love to always have a clean kitchen? I personally love having a clean kitchen and today, I share my tips on ways that I manage to have a clean, neat and tidy kitchen throughout the day.