Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Bright White Modern Farmhouse Dining Room

Bright white walls and dark accents come together to create a beautiful neutral modern farmhouse dining room! 

Guess who finally caulked, sanded, and painted the dining room?  Yup, this girl! 

I've lacked some serious motivation lately, but a kick in the pants gave me the drive to get things done and focus on my goals.  I'm now more motivated than ever, so I busted out my caulk gun and paintbrush and finally finished the dining room.   It now has the perfect neutral modern farmhouse vibe that flows with the rest of the house. 

I had all intentions of simply repainting the room Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige, but I was never 100% happy with how the color looked in the dining room.  The natural light gave the paint a pink hue and had to go. 

Monday, July 6, 2020

How to Make a Rustic Tin Vase

Turn basic Dollar Tree supplies into beautiful rustic and weathered tin vases!

I felt a little crafty the other day, so I headed to Dollar Tree, picked up a few supplies and threw together another Dollar Store DIY!  

Using supplies from Dollar Tree, I was able to create my own version of corrugated metal vases I saw on Amazon.   These simple DIY weathered vases are perfectly rustic, functional and super affordable! 

How to make a rustic and weathered tin vase

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Before and After Second-Hand Furniture Makeovers

Second-hand furniture gets restored, updated and transformed with paint and hardware!

Hey, hey!  

Lately, house projects have been few and far between, but I've still been keeping busy transforming and updating furniture.  Oddly enough, I find restoring and painting furniture super relaxing and thankfully, I've had plenty of pieces to keep me busy.  

Even though I haven't been documenting much of the transformation process, I still wanted to share a few recent furniture makeovers I've completed for my vintage booth at Sweet Clover Barn

Gray painted MCM dresser

Monday, May 18, 2020

How to Make Paint Look Like Concrete

The most inexpensive and easiest way to paint anything to look like concrete!

It's been MONTHS since I shared a Dollar Store DIY, but today I'm back sharing a simple budget-friendly craft.  How to paint plastic to look like concrete!   

I love a good Dollar Tree makeover, so when I saw a variety of plastic planters at my local store I knew right away I wanted to give them a concrete inspired makeover.  With just a few simple supplies (that I had on hand!) I was able to give plastic planters the perfect faux concrete look.

          Spring entryway with faux concrete painted planter

Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday Favorites: Affordable Modern Farmhouse Amazon Finds

Affordable and neutral modern farmhouse decor from Amazon! 

Thank goodness for Amazon Prime during these crazy times when shopping is limited and going to stores is less than ideal.  

It feels like the FedEx truck is dropping something off every other day and I'm not sure who gets more excited, me or the dog.  Ellie has quickly learned that our driver comes armed with dog bones and is on her way to the truck before it even stops.  

I've been trying to keep my purchases on the "essential" side, but let's be honest, it's way too easy to get sidetracked and start browsing modern farmhouse home decor items.

budget-friendly modern farmhouse amazon finds

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Industrial Inspired Multi-Drawer Chest Makeover

A simple way to turn a dated dresser into an industrial inspired multi-drawer chest.

I'm always on the hunt for smaller scale, solid wood dressers.   They're affordable, easy to update and perfect for transforming into industrial inspired chests using vintage knobs, pulls and label holders.   

Industrial inspired small dresser makeover
I love the versatility of smaller scale pieces and the opportunity to get creative with mixing hardware paint and stain.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday Favorites: Stylish Kitchen Shelf Decor

Beautiful home decor to perfectly style open kitchen shelves! 

Happy Friday, friends.

The kitchen backsplash was FINALLY installed this week and it looks so good!  Unfortunately,  the tile I wanted was out of stock, which held up progress, but it's installed and was totally worth the wait.  

Of course, now that the tile is complete I've been searching online for new decor to style the open shelves.  I went with floating shelf brackets from Shelfology, but the shelves themselves are being custom cut out of black walnut. 

White neutral kitchen with open shelves