DIY Farmhouse Gallery

08. February 2015 Design, DIY 0
DIY Farmhouse Gallery
Last week I posted about my Thrift Store Challenge. If you missed it, go check it out and see what I was up to.  It was SUCH a hit, I think I’m going to make it a monthly thing!! One of the things I bought with my $20 budget, were these 4 mismatched 8×10 picture ...

Kitchen Update: Awkward Corner

Kitchen Update: Awkward Corner
Yay for a kitchen update! I hate living with a half done kitchen. It’s making me batty. I’ll take the progress though. Slowly but surely, we’re getting there. When we ripped out the peninsula, it left this awkward corner next to the fridge. There was white tile that went halfway down the wall, but I ripped ...

Hooks Hooks & More Hooks!

03. February 2015 Design, DIY 2
Hooks Hooks & More Hooks!
Did you know the more times you type the word “hooks” the weirder it looks? I feel like I’m not spelling it right. Anyway. I really love hooks. I would probably even go as far as saying….I’m a hook collector. Some people collect coins, stamps, or dolls. Not me. I’m a collector of grain sacks, old ...

DIY Kitchen Island

DIY Kitchen Island
Phase 2 of the kitchen remodel is complete. The Island is officially DONE. If you remember from phase 1 we ripped out the big peninsula and ended up salvaging half of it to use as the base of the island. This saved lots of money! We stood in the lumber isle at Lowe’s for 45 ...

Vintage Funnel Light Fixture

Vintage Funnel Light Fixture
In the midst of this massively overwhelming kitchen remodel, I’ve been scouring Pinterest for inspiration for the new light fixtures. Prior to starting this project, we had 2 main overhead lights that aren’t centered in the room….at all. I don’t understand them and they make me angry.. And they turn everything yellow when they’re on. ...

DIY Grain Sack Pillows

24. January 2015 Design, DIY 0
DIY Grain Sack Pillows
I was SO excited when I came across these authentic grain sacks today. I have a serious love for anything grain sack. It was two half’s (or would it be halves? Sigh. I’m a decorator not an English Teacher) of grain sacks – making them PERFECT for pillows. I have a few other grain sack pillows that I ...

Phase 1 of Kitchen Renovation

Last night it began. My husband jokingly said he would rip out the peninsula while I was making dinner. I whipped around and said “Don’t toy with my emotions like that, Matt.” He reluctantly agreed (after stringing me along for an hour) to begin our renovation after dinner. Oh. The excitement. The peninsula actually came ...

Dreamy Door

21. January 2015 Design 2
Admittedly, I have a hard time staying focused on a task at hand. I typically bounce between 3 different projects all at once. Today was no exception. I was working in the basement getting some wood painted for some signs I’m doing……Between coats of paint I started dreaming about these incredible doors that are original ...