Thursday, May 24, 2018

{ DIY Cottage Kitchen Wallpaper Backsplash by Hearth & Hand! }

Eekk I'm so excited to share this fun little DIY with you guys!!! So if you've been reading the blog for a while or at least since a few months ago, you would know we have been sprucing this little suburban cottage of ours up while looking for another small farm style home. I mentioned in this post HERE our plans for our spruce up...Well, if you know me, you know I love switching things up & I usually change my mind last minute...Yup, you see where I'm going with this right?! I SWITCHED my mind last minute. I decided against bead board or just plain white..at least for now!! I just felt it was too popular & plain.I actually didn't have another plan, but then out shopping with Mark on a date night last weekend we spotted this Hearth & Hand Fern wallpaper & I had to have it!  The weird thing? I actually DON'T like Ferns hahaha...but loved this?! I should have prefaced this post with the irony will be out of control in this post hahah. Anyways keep reading below for more deets etc..


One thing we liked the most was that the wallpaper was pretty nice quality & came with easy instructions. Though it's not "peel & stick" it is pre-pasted & was pretty thick for the price. Speaking of price it was only $40 for a double 56sqft roll. We only bought one & have TONS left over..Another DIY in the works..possibly!


What we did:

{ progress picture, excuse the quality }
  • We followed the instructions on the card the roll came with. We used a bit more water than suggested though. We also didn't cut other than corners etc.. We used one big piece each time for a seamless look. 
  • Make sure you smooth all air bubbles as you work to the opposite end.
  • Start pasting from the bottom up, so when you cut the excess it's at the top in case you make an error it's less visible. Use a razor blade for crisp cuts.
  • Make outlet cuts etc..after paper is up. { our preference }
  • This is a TWO person DIY!

Side Note: We are NOT professional wallpaper hangers.


I mentioned via my Instagram that I spotted this little guy in Meijer & didn't even know it was a Fern..You guysss the Ferns are coming for me hahaha & after I ripped all ours out..Maybe I'm having a change of heart?! This little Fern is called a "Lemon Button Fern". I think he was well worth the $11 hehe.


I love how the wallpaper gave such a clean fresh cottagey look! The gray paint was just getting so old & dreary..I love that this is so easy to remove to without messing your walls up { for resale }. The butter dish is from @homegoods & the chippy chicken wire basket is an antique find!






Green has always been my favorite color & this wallpaper basically had all the things I love. I mean greenery, white & cozy cottage + affordable..YES!!



I hope you guys liked this simple little DIY. A few of you have already messaged me that you are trying to recreate with this wallpaper, which makes me SOO happy!! Make sure you tag/follow me on my Instagram HERE if you do!! 



Happiest weekend, pals!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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 :). 
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

{ Finders Keepers Vintage Market HIGHLIGHTS! }

Ahhhh you guys what an amazing way to end the weekend!!! We decided to head out to Chelsea, MI on Sunday for some junkin, pickin' & of course food!!! We've been to many vintage markets in different areas & this one was definitely one of our favs!! Everything from the parking, building, grounds, & food were amazing not to mention the BEST part- treasures galore hahaa! I'll be blogging what we got from there soon, but wanted to take today to show you guys some of the grounds, goodies & awesome vendors!! We loved how organized everything was, the barns were awesome, the easy access, the items being sold & the people were great!!!! Come take a peek at some of our little trip junkin!!
 



Sometimes I think this one likes junkin more than I do haha! We loves his vintage coolers, license plates & beer mirrors!


I wish I would have got a good shot of all the barns with the names on them...they were so fun!! These pop up truck boutiques are the cutest things ever & always grab my attention haha.




One of the nicest Vendors I've ever met! She was the last booth in the "livestock" barn & I had to stop. Her booth was the least filled but something told me to stop in & boy am I glad we did!!! Sometimes it's the ones you think that aren't for you that actually have the BEST items. Her booth was the one & only one I bought from. ** I'll be doing a whole blog post on the item, but if you want a sneak peek head to my Instagram!!


Markie had to have his coffee & it was soo good, I even had a sip! I mean look at this little vintage rustic coffee camper?! ADORABLE!!



So many treasures...I'm glad we had a set amount of cash on us hahah..I wanted everything is this booth for my favorite porch decor season- 4th of July!!





I hope you guys liked this little peek into our weekend!! I wanted to vlog for you guys but honestly it was sooo busy, we were enjoying each other & I have a huge spider bite on my face..hence the hat hahahaha! Have you ever been to the Finders Keepers Vintage Market ??

Happy Wednesday, pals!

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{ DIY Rustic Coffee Cabinet from an Old Jewelry Chest }

Hey lovely pals!!! I hope your Tuesday & week are going well. Ours has been busyyyyy, just the way we like it, well at least most of the time. So, this past weekend we went junkin & I also completed a little DIY that I wanted to share with you guys..So I have been sick for two weeks with stomach issues, & my other chronic stuff..One of the things that always makes me feel better is doing a fun little thrifty DIY or project. Lately I noticed I haven't been doing many of those, so when I spotted this cute little chest/cabinet in my gram's shed I knew I could make it super cute & functional for us!! Me, her & my sister had been in there looking for something the other night while it was beautiful out and of course my eye spotted this piece & my gram said take it- YAY!!! See what I mean when I say I come from a long line of pickers & diy'ers..I got it from my gram & mom for sure, oh & my late papa who was an artist! Anyways, I  knocked the feet off of the bottom & gave it some fresh white paint, and a clean & bam- sooooo cute!! Keep reading below for more information on this gem....




It was a yucky sticky yellow color..I gave it a nice wash inside & out with some warm water & then 2 coats of basic white acrylic paint. I made sure to only hit the areas that were distressed a bit so the old charm came through on the edges, knobs etc.. Speaking of the knobs..I just kept them & added a bit of black paint & then distressed them a bit. The black pulled from our kitchen cabinets & it added that much more charm to this little guy.



You guys know I'm not a coffee drinker but I do LOVE my vanilla spice chai tea haha. So, the reason I wanted to add this charming little cabinet is not only because I was craving a DIY but because the "tray coffee station" just wasn't working for us anymore..It was to cluttered, Mark hated the canister for the K-cups & I needed a change so this came just in time. I love the wood charm, clean but still cozy cottage look.



I kept the inside super simple with some of our favorite coffee cups, 3 mini canisters filled with sugar, cinnamon etc... The K-cups are now easy for Mr. Markie to access without having ours mixed up hahah..men.!!  

Side Note: You can see our last coffee station HERE





So what do you guys think about this new little thrifty coffee cabinet? Do you have a little hot beverage or coffee station in your home? 


Happy Tuesday!!
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

{ Mini Summer Cottage Home Tour }

Happy Tuesday, pals!! I hope your Mother's Day weekend was wonderful for you in every way despite your circumstances...I wanted to start this week fresh with a mini Home Tour & basically just a recap of our spring/ summer home decor so far. You see I'm kind of in a jumbled decor mess because our "spring" weather was more winter & now Michigan has decided to jump right into summer with a few days reverting to spring with mass amounts of rain...WHAT?! See what  I mean ahaha, so I'm just doing what I want with decor at this point since the seasons & months are all mixed up. Today I wanted to share when I'm at this our cozy summery  decor etc.. I'll be doing a whole ligher switch up once I can depend on the weather staying warm . Anyways come see this mini spring/summer home tour below...

  

W e l c o m e! Thanks for popping in for this little tour! 
This year I wanted a more garden greenhouse look with lots of mixed in neutral textures & garden essentials. The poor the chippier the better right?! 
*See our spring front door post HERE
 

I added terracotta pots in both our upper living room & dining room. It made such a warm garden feel & it brightened up the space with some natural color!! You can get these pots just about everywhere & for super cheap.


I mentioned via my Instagram that I changed out this fireplace mantel decor out 3 times in around 4 days..if you scroll through you will see a few different looks..again with the vintage items & terracotta pots..super spring/summer & also super simple.
*Full Post HERE



Spring/Summer centerpiece HERE



This summer tablescape is one of my most favorite tablescapes since blogging. The textures, different greenery, etc.. all scream Paige style haha.





This hutch will be getting a new spring look soon, so be sure to check back!! I think it's finally time this ole girl gets a spruce up hahah! *More on this look HERE


*You can read more on how we style our side tables for spring HERE. I hope you guys liked this little home tour. I know it was super short, but it's full of cozy warm touches. I hope you gathered some inspiration too. Thanks again for stopping by our home.

Happy Tuesday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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 :). 
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