The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Sunday, August 20, 2017

{ Cozy Cottage Style Fall Kitchen Nook }

Happy Monday everyone!!! I can't believe the weekend is over..I mean I say that a lot on TQS, but I truly mean it this time haha..Like where did Saturday & Sunday go??? This weekend was a busy one for us in all aspects including both businesses that needed tending to, home stuff & just life upkeep. After everything was caught up or kind of caught up we sat down & just looked at each other & said how accomplishing & fun of a team we make....Cliche I know, but so true! This weekend I tore our house up revamping the whole upper living room, adding pieces to the dining room & basically making a disaster that I had to clean this morning among ten million other things..One little space I started on a whim after craving some fall , yes FALLL  already ha was this little corner in our dining room! I mentioned via IG HEREthat August is kinda a weird transition month for me & I usually start decorating for fall after my birthday & that's just what I did this weekend!! I wanted to start fall decor off with a bang with some festive & colorful decor, because lets be honest all other decor probably will be neutral! I also have to admit this space has already changed..Yup, I change out stuff that quick haha! Anyways come & see this festive little nook to start off everything PUMPKIN coming soon!


I mentioned via Facebook HERE  about this table & how it has special meaning to me..Well it does! So my gram has been transitioning from her home of over 50 years to a new one & this table was hers..My mom asked if I wanted it & of course I did!! It's a super cool piece, I loved the black & I knew exactly where I was going to put it & what I was going to do with it! I've been wanting to change up this corner so this new old ladder & table were the new pieces & then I just styled something simple for fall!



I used three different types of pumpkins & like I stated above I wanted to kick start fall with some cozy cottage & BRIGHT pumpkins!




I just used some goodies I found downstairs while cleaning my office / decor room & some stuff I found in our "treasure" pile after we cleaned the garage..See we've been busy bees! 

** Let me know if you'd be interested in a decor room post etc.. I get asked frequently how I store so much stuff etc..






I hope you guys liked this first of very many fall pumpkin posts!! I'm someone who loves the cooler weather, so I'm really excited for everything cozy!

Source List:

  • Pumpkins-Hobby Lobby + Michaels +Dollar Tree
  • Table- Vintage 
  • Ladder- Vintage
  • Pumpkin Patch Sign- Tuesday Morning
  • Dried Flowers- Tuesday Morning
  • Eat Fresh Sign- Hobby Lobby
  • Stool- Vintage
  • Gathering Basket- Hobby Lobby 
  • Greenery- Ikea

HAPPY MONDAY!
 
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

{ Did You Know...I'm the "Dirty 30" Today? }

Yup, today I'm the "dirty 30" you guys...Just writing that has me a little nervous. Not nervous because of the number, but because that means time is moving at a rapid pace & that scares that crap out of me!! To be honest physically I feel a lot older most days due to my health issues, but mentally I still feel like that crazy 19 year old with tons of dreams that doesn't follow the masses, but had a picture of what I wanted my life to be & I'd say I'm pretty gosh dang happy & thankful I stuck out those hard years for this life I have now! This birthday week of mine has been nothing short of amazing in so many ways & for that I'm truly grateful! I have a job I love, husband that is my super hero, fur babies that warm my heart & a home I truly feel is my sanctuary!!! Today I thought I would share some random facts about me & some pictures I had taken that I think show my inner side that I sometimes have a hard time expressing vocally etc..




  • I'm obsessed with Portugal The Man.
  • I love Rock & Indie Music and Country too.
  • I'm reserved until I can trust you.
  • I was a wild teen.
  • I've had my nose pierced since I was 15^ ha
  • Writing is everything to me
  • Blogging is my true passion
  • My husband is my safe zone.
  • I love cars & trucks
  • I have a beauty mark on my right lip like my gram
  • My back has hurt since I think I was born ha
  • I seem stern, but my soul is soft
  • Charity is important to me
  • I cry in sad movies..ever since I've been young. #landbeforetime
  • I sleep with my "smelly" aka special pillowcase hehe
  • Animal lover.
  • My laugh is super loud like my dad.
  • I hate crowds
  • I love liquids especially grape juice
  • I believe in higher powers & angels
  • My sister is my best friend
  • Christmas soothes me
  • I like to surprise people
  • I like being different
  • Free spirit, but also type A.
  • I hate doing what's "in"
  • I don't want kids as of right now.
  • I get lost in music.
  • I love history
  • Snow is magical.



I hope you guys enjoyed these funny & more in depth facts about me! You can see my 29th post HERE if you're interested! I love sharing these birthday facts each year with you guys because honestly I love letting you guys in because after all you guys are making my dreams come true by following & reading my simple little practical blog. BIG  T H A N K  Y O U to you all!

P.S. My blog anniversary is coming up & the blog makeover will be finished soon! I've been working hard with an awesome designer who 'gets me" & that I even told might be my good luck charm ha!! I'll be sharing all the deets on her soon & the new blog! Isn't it awesome to find great people in life who just radiate good?! 

Happy Thursday!


As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Sunday, August 13, 2017

{ DIY Farmhouse Style Dog Lounge Makeover REVEAL! }

Hey everyone!! Today I'm just going to jump right into things since I have a million things to get done & to be quite honest I'm super excited to share this space with you guys because it's not something that is shared or thought about much, but since when do we go with the masses hahah..Yup, never!! Anyways the other day as I was filling up the pibbs { our pit bulls } dishes something dawned on me..the space just WAS NOT working for them or us anymore!! The "guest" aka our nieces room was originally painted lavender per our nieces request & since she used to be with us all the time it wasn't a problem & we customized the room to everything she liked etc.. Well unfortunately our niece has not been or slept in this room for 2 years now...So it was time to clean the room out { with many tears shed } & purge all her little clothing, toys etc.. The dogs needed more space since they LOVE being in this room & because having all the extra furniture was too cramped etc.. Thankfully we donated the furniture quickly &I grabbed some clearance Valspar paint in the color "Vanilla" for $9.99 a gallon & of course some new doggy accessories! Keep reading below to see why we essentially implemented a doggy lounge into our home..


Dog Lounge Goodies:

  • Doodle Container
  • Rug
  • Food Storage
  • Fan
  • Toys 
  • Steps
  • Cage
  • Dog bed/ day bed
  • Storage for Shampoo etc..
  • Sheets { I use white for easy bleaching }
** This is just what we use! Everything you see in pictures are used minus the throw pillows..They actually have white ones for easy cleanup & yes, these two silly dogs use them ha!


So I said I would go into a little more detail as why we needed a dog lounge..First, both of our dogs are rescues found on the streets of Detroit by my lovely husband ( My mom works rescue too #shesawesome ). With that being said when we got Stinker the older female aka our old momma dog we had her in what is now my husbands office HERE. When we adopted Stewy 2 years later we moved them to the guest room..Since then the space just got too crowded & it wasn't working. These two dogs are conjoined at the hip & literally LOVE their room! It's actually comical they take themselves in there 24/7 & go nuts rolling each other around on the bed,playing with toys & occasionally breaking stuff haha..They're much like kids! We always say they go together so well because the little one likes being a baby  ( he's 3 ) haha & Stinker loves being a momma! They sit on the bed with their fan just giving each other smooches..The GOOD LIFE! 
P.S. I want to adopt them all, especially the torn apart body & soul ones..so I can SPOIL, SPOIL S P O I L.


Hahah how cute is this doggy jar? Of course it's filled with bones & doodles..Now let's hope the "pigbulls" don't "knock" it over!! This was purchased at Walmart for under $15!


This whole space was completed for $120!! That includes this rug, paint,dog food storage, lettering etc..
* Sources at the bottom of this post!



I wish you guys could meet these two...They're FULL of personality & have also essentially rescued me too, it's the best!! Follow my Instagram HERE for more on them!



Okay, so I'm not one to buy many  toys because they just tear them up even with our 2 being super nice with toys! I found these toys with no stuffing with just an empty water bottle in the middle & it can be replaced through a slit on the dog!!! For $1 from Dollar Tree too!!



You can see more of this table makeover HERE


" THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE RESCUED"






Source List:
  • Food Storage- HomeGoods
  • Rug- Walmart
  • Toys- Dollar Tree
  • Letters- Hobby Lobby
  • Wreath- Target
  • Table & Steps - Vintage Finds 
  • Rescue Sign- Hobby Lobby
  • Dog Canister-Walmart
  • Pillows-Ikea
  • Bone Basket- Marshalls
  • Dog Bed- HomeGoods

What do you guys think of this space? I'm loving the makeover & the fresh roomy feeling for these two turds ha! I also like that because it's still "stylish" & clean that it could double as a guest room etc.. I'm off to feed them some doodles for being so patient { they're trying to get in here while I was photographing haha whoops }. I guess that means they LOVE it! Let me know down below what you think!!

Happy Monday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose


Monday, August 7, 2017

{ Charming Farmhouse Style Summer Dining Room Bench }

Tuesday already? It seems like the weekend was just here..& now August is just zooming by it seems & that "dirty 30" birthday of mine is fast approaching haha yikes! With my 30th birthday coming up soon I have been kind of having a midlife crisis not all out, but to think I'm going to be 30??? That just blows my mind..& it's been giving me all the feels on life, work, family etc..I have been doing a lot of soul searching & with all that comes changes-ups in our home!! This past week I went crazy & moved a bunch of stuff around, added a few new pieces & also shopped our home for a fresh new look! One of the biggest, yet simplest changes was moving this dark sage color bench from @homegoods into our dining room! I had previously has it in our living room HERE 
& randomly decided I wanted to use it as it was intended for..I actually forgot it was a bench haha & oddly enough I've always wanted a bench in our dining room, so I went for it!! 




So as you can see I just simplified this space & added the bench!! I love it so much in here because it's airy,roomy & gives it so much more charm rather than just plain chairs! I'm excited to play with this for the holidays!!



I went super simple on the tablescape too, greenery, black wire basket & some vintage mason jars all the way from the lovely Kennebunk,ME!


I added the stool not only because it's super special to me { see why HERE } but because I'm short & I've been using it a lot lately haha! The crock was a free thrifty find & the flowers from @hobbylobby!



Truth be told this is one of my favorite little corners in our suburban cottage!! It will be getting a change-up soon & I CAN'T wait to show you..Hint: Fall. Haha! 
*You can see the full post on our Hydrangea filled dining room & huge painting HERE






What's your favorite part about our summer dining room? Are you liking the bench? Let me know down below!!

Source List-
  • Bench- Homegoods
  • Rug- Ikea
  • Mason Jars- Vintage
  • Glass Bottles- Vintage finds
  • Greenery- Ikea
  • Runner- Target
  • Painting- Homegoods

Happy Tuesday!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Sunday, August 6, 2017

{ DIY Cottage Style Chippy Dog Room Table Makeover }

Happy Monday you guys!! This weekend was full of DIY & just hanging around our little cottage..Although it was a simple weekend, it was kind of a busy one..It seems like August is always that month where I start gearing up for the holidays, purging & also prepping for our Michigan winters/fall...Our garage was on my list, but instead I DIY'd this cute little table I showcased in my Instagram stories HERE. I woke up on Saturday morning to my husband flying out the door to his business saying "Honey go to the front porch, I got you something"...total excitement & to my pleasure it was JUST what I had been looking for or should I say needed to finish the doggy room ha! Yes, our dogs have their own room..I'll be explaining more in the final reveal of the whole space later this week eek! This is probably one of the coolest junkin pieces we've found..It's vintage, charming & has a hardwired lamp connected that is original or at least looks to be to the piece! I also love the two little drawers on each side for tiny storage, because this still is somewhat our guest room..Anyways come see this piece below!!
 

So this piece was in obvious rough condition, but with a bit of cleaning & Valspar spray paint, sand paper & love it turned out just the way I had envisioned! So, I had this spray paint on hand for another project that I ended up using something else for, so with two cans of this I went to town!! Sage green is my favorite color & once you see the full reveal of the dog room,
you'll understand why I chose this color! I got this spray paint for $3 a can & it's now one of my favorite brands & colors! It turned out super chalky as well..win win right?!

 

I ended up only using the spray paint & not the chalk paint...Keep reading..



 I cleaned & sprayed the whole table with one light coat & let dry for 20 minutes! I got super lucky yesterday with the cool breezy weather & no humidity, because it dried super quick & nicely! I ended up spraying 3 coats & almost took my palm sander to it in some spots, but then decided I wanted a really  authentic worn look..After the 3 coats were applied I used sand paper to go over the spots that had obvious wear...I left some spots with the white paint coming through & other spots I went down to the wood for that warm cozy feel!


*See my Inspiration Board for this space HERE


The spots that are distressed are the spots that had the authentic wear! In any other case I would have made them a bit more cohesive. I do love how it turned out though!
** I used a lampshade I had in my decor room..I might change it back once it's hardwired again!


Okay, here's the kicker to this whole project.. The end drawers were painted black at some point..Once I took fresh sandpaper to them I noticed the original or semi-original paint color coming through & guess what color it was???? THE EXACT SAME GREEN hahaha! I guess it was meant to be!





This table is literally perfect for this space! I can't wait for the full reveal..Stay Tuned!!!


What do you guys think about this DIY table?? Isn't she unique?? Let me know down below what you think of this simple under $10 makeover?! 

Happy Monday!

Wishing you all a happy & healthy Friday & weekend!
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose



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