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Thursday, August 25, 2016

How to create a rustic aged wood look

So this is what you'll need:
Annie Sloan French Linen paint
Annie Sloan Old white paint
Annie Sloan soft wax in Dark and Clear
Rags - old cotton T-shirts work best
Paint brushes

Click to see all the easy how-to steps...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Planking our Farmhouse Table Top

 More changes to our kitchen.. I've been craving a planked harvest table so I just simply added pine planks to the top of our original oak kitchen table and then stained them the best I could to match our weathered kitchen island pendant lights and RH chair legs... I will post more on the stain tomorrow.. Check out how it all turned out here!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Medicine Cabinet Makeover

Today I am sharing a small project I have been up to.. I found this medicine cabinet a while back at a ReStore shop by my house for under $10. At the time I 'loved' how it was lavender in colour...It's actually what attracted me to it and made me buy it! I originally got it for my daughters playroom. Now having a son... I am in the midst of trying to make the playroom a little"less feminine".. It's currently bubble gum pink in colour with a baby pink kitchen.. ahh my poor lil' guy lol! Anyways I added some vintage more masculine wall art and decided to move the medicine cabinet up to our master ensuite so I could have even more storage.. Yes I need more storage!! Read below for more details on our easy medicine cabinet makeover.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Antique Wash Basin Stand into Vanity Makeover

First let me say.. Sorry. I know I have been MIA for a while.. This summer has just been super busy with the kids... So today I am here to share a bit of what we have been up to over here.. One of our recent DIY's is this Antique wash basin stand.. I got it on an online auction for $50! So with a budget of approx. $300 and by mixing up some old with the new I was able to create our new modern farmhouse Vanity. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Added another Antique Barn Door

We added yet another barn door to our home ;) We changed up the basic builder door to the basement to this great distressed Antique barn door. Best of all the door was already this great distressed grey so all I had to do for this one was clean it up a bit and add some vintage looking hardware. For us it was the simple change that the basement needed..  Impactful practicality and ART all rolled into one! :)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Toddler Girl Cottage Chic Bedoom Reveal

As I am posting this I can't help but think of how surreal this all is.. My baby girl is getting so big!!! She's not a baby anymore... She's a full grown toddler!! She's potty trained, goes to school..Oh my gosh she is growing up way too fast!  As you can see I've decorated her room very girly :)  so I can basically live all my shabby chic dreams through her..well till she wants to cover her walls with boy bands that is... oh the days when I had Backstreet Boys and J.T.T on my walls ;) 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Updating a Vintage Chandelier

Today i'm sharing how I updated our old chandelier to give it a more Rustic vibe. It's amazing how simply adding sisal rope to the trim of the chandelier can completely change the look and create the natural element I was craving. Now I should tell you that even though this makeover wasn't HARD, It was quite time consuming and I did burn my little fingers more times than I would like to admit. ;) Now keep in mind the rope I used is thicker than the typical in-expensive jute. Which made it was quite a mission to cut! All I did was pre-measure how much I needed per candelabra... And then added the glue to each chandelier arm and wrapped, one arm at a time.. I also tried to start my sisal wrap at the back to make it less visible. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Florida Vacation Rental...

To celebrate the first official day of summer I decided to share a vacation home we stayed at recently.. This post is basically a ton of beautiful, beachy, shabby chic inspirational pics that I think y'all going to love!  I was in pure 'decor heaven' while away ;)