Saturday, April 21, 2018

{ Cottage Style Spring Garden Inspired Side Table Decor Inspiration }

Happy weekend guys!!! I'm so excited to be posting this for you...I'm so sorry it's  a bit late getting out, as you already know I usually don't post during the weekends, but I had to get this out to you since it's finally starting to look like spring around here in the mitten. I'm still a bit under the weather that's why this is a bit late, but the other day while stopping in at @homegoods I spotted the cutest little watering can from a new line they're carrying..of course I scooped one up with no real intentions of knowing where I was going to put it..I got home & looked at our side table { vintage dresser } & it looked a bit bare & not so cozy...I got to work gathering items, dusting {eeek } & then I remembered I picked that little gem up!!! Needless to say I'm in love this this comfy little spot in our upper level living room! Come see the inspiration below with some of my favorite little treasures..


I love me some good vintage books & mini clocks! These are all free vintage finds from all over. You can see in the pictures I went back & forth with using the white tray for structure/ balance & leaving the items free standing...The tray is from @ikea.



I picked up this vintage inspired 3 tier wood planter for under $15 & it fit perfectly right here. It helped add definition & height to the space & looks nice in front of the big picture window! My very own little faux garden..my kind of garden haha!






Because I frequent HomeGoods so much { whoops.. } haha I see that they have brand - HAWS- & I'm obsessed!! I have 3 other things from this brand I want & I'll be sure to share with you all sooon..Think "vintage garden style ".


What do you think about our little garden side table decor? Let me know in the comments below. Happy & healthy weekend, friends!!!


Happy Saturday!
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Monday, April 16, 2018

{ Cozy Cottage Farmhouse Styled Kitchen Hutch }

Hey everyone & happy Monday or should I say almost Tuesday at this point! I'm so sorry that a fresh post was not out this morning for my regular readers...I have been sick with a little cold since Saturday & I just needed some extra rest which usually doesn't happen for me #ineversleep. I did whoever want to get this post out because it did brighten my day while I wasn't feeling so well. Yes, I still worked a bit while I wasn't feeling well because 1. This space needed it & 2. Redoing things always cheers me up. We've had this homemade wood hutch since about 2014 & when we got it, it was just plain 2 x 4 wood. I grabbed some $5 white paint I had { latex, gasp } haah & painted it. Fast forward 4 years & it's still one of my favorite pieces..it fits the spot perfect next to the stove that is about 3 inch outward due to a huge gas line that would cost  a lot to move so this offsets that & it hides our trash can & homes our dogs' water bowl...win win right?! I always try to make spaces cozy & charming with practical functionality..this is one of those spaces to a tee! Come see it freshly restyled with some of my favorite vintage & antique goodies!!

 

  

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If you're a long time reader you would know that many of, well actually 75% of our treasures are actual vintage/ antiques. My husbands business allowed him to come upon these frequently & for that I'll always be grateful. This hutch contains some of my favorite pieces..


** You can see how we added that vintage pantry door in a few easy & affordable steps HERE. I love how much charm it adds to our little cottage home..aka 1958 ranch.




The greenery adds the warmth I crave & helps bring that greenhouse/cottage feel I like around our home. The 3 planter is from Rae Dunn & although I'm not a huge fan or collector I did pick this up quite sometime ago & it fits perfectly in this space...because you know #blackthumb





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The large sign is what started this little refresh..It's from Hobby Lobby on sale for under $20 & I love the look...a perfect old sign replica. The dishes are vintage from my gram & the milk glass bottles are also vintage. The spice rack is one of my most favorite finds & although it needs a little work it works so well in this space.


I hope you guys liked this look in our dining/ kitchen area. I hardly ever share it & I'm not sure why hhaha..but here she is ha. What was your favorite part or piece should I say? As always thanks for being so kind to me on here & all my social media links! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!

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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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

{ How to Give Any Home Farmhouse & Cottage Charm with this Simple Guide..}

Heyyy everyone & welcome back to TQS! Thanks for popping back in on the blog today. Yesterday was one of those days where I just couldn't let things slide...{ if you seen my rant on IG } . I'm one of those people who can take a lot of things & just dust them off, but some things really get to me & I needed to voice them. Today though this post is all about how to achieve that ever so popular Farmhouse or Cottage charm around your own home. I've been into the cottage/ farmhouse look for quite sometime now & grew up around junkin', DIY, pickin', cottage life & being in northern Michigan which if you don't already know is known for this kind of charm. With being a practical home blogger I like to share simple tips for you guys so you can replicate or make your home cozy with these types of trends  in your own home. Come take a peek at a few things to get you that cozy charm..
1. Greenery

This is my go to obviously. Adding greenery is super simple, affordable & it can be used over & over in so many different ways. From wreaths to stems to buckets full & so much more. I get a lot of my flowers from thrifty spots & use them for years. You can see my post on the best cottage/farmhouse greenery HERE.



2. Wood. 

This is something I crave in our home all over. I'm not talking high-end, clear-coated or laminate big huge wood pieces either [ not that there is anything wrong with that style ]..I'm talking beat-up chipped, vintage rough style pieces. The older the piece, the more charm it will show..at least that is my motto ha. I love me a good chippy, rustic piece in our home. It adds that cozy appeal without even trying & most of the time you can find these pieces from garage sales to antique stores & even on garbage night..no shame here! It doesn't take a ton of money to add cozy cottagey charm.. The chippy frame below is one of my favorite finds that someone pitched!!


3. Metal.

This one can be confusing for people to grasp. Metal? Isn't that more for modern styles?!..Yes, but things like buckets, galvanized tubs etc.. can be super farmhousy & help achieve that look. Things like the galvanized tubs can be great for adding greenery, storing linens etc..




4. Linens/ Pillows

This is one I think a lot of people when decorating for this look overlook really often!! I mean it's one of the coziest ways to add this style & charm but it can be a bit tricky..I suggest looking on Etsy, Ikea or HomeGoods which offers a bunch farmhouse style pillows & linens now. I have a bunch of the large tie-style farm pillows I picked up at IKEA & HomeGoods. I've been ticking stripe obsessed for the last few months & surprisingly I have found many things at these types of stores..


5. Barn Doors

Barn doors are a given, but add SO MUCH character without even trying. We got our barn door as free find that someone was trying to get rid of on one of my husband's job sites...Original 1940's hardware & everything..This thing is massive & resides in our dining room. It gives a great separating to the lower level & adds warmth in the dining. Just about any hardware store is snow offering 


 5. Vintage Elements

Vintage elements like books, containers, milk cans, tobacco baskets, scales,crates & crocks are another super simple way to add charm without going crazy or spending a ton to achieve it. I also like sharing these types of easier ways to add charm without adding shiplap or subway tile etc..because let's face it not everyone lives in a owned home, so for apartment dwellers etc..these are easy & not so permanent ways to cozy things up.


6. Texture

Adding texture was something newer for me about 4 years ago...I have been around this style for years, but this was new..Adding things like Jute rugs can help achieve this without going overboard. If you don't like the jute style or can't afford them, no worries you can add things like burlap & baskets which is super affordable.



7. Slip covered Furniture

I've always been super into Pottery Barn furniture & my gram always had cloth furniture. When we would visit her up north it was so big & cozy & that's where my love for cloth slipcovered goods come from. Although kind of a pain compared to leather, they do make everything look cozier & you can get them for cheap now. I have a full post HERE


Side Note: Sorry for the quality of some of these photos..they're from a while ago.

8. Signs

Old vintage signs are the easiest way to add that rustic vintage feel. I know they can be pricey, but so many places offer them now for cheap & the remakes are just as nice. I have some from all over & the real things & I love them equally.. .You can even get some at chains like Hobby Lobby now. We've come far people haha.



9. Antique Glass

This is one of the areas where I wasn't all into until recently.. I love vintage dishes but glass I wasn't super into. Then my love for mason jars, old bottles & jars stepped in haha..The mason jars & jam jars add so much to a dining room or kitchen space & again you can find these items just about ANYWHERE these days.



10. Neutral Walls/ Colors.

This is another given for most. Keep your rooms simple with fresh white paint, creams, tans & accents with distressed blacks, chippy greens & browns. Neutral color pallet is the easiest way t decorate & really show off the vintage/antique goods you're displaying.


Geeesh that was my longest post yet haha...I thoroughly hope you guys enjoyed this...I'm off to warm my fingers up since they're cramped at this point from typing & editing haha. I love to do this stuff for you guys..Do you think this helped? Do you use any of these tips or items in your home??

Happy Thursday!!

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 :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose