Saturday, August 11, 2018

{ Vintage Linen Closet Door Update Pt.2 }

Hey pals!! They for stopping back in on my little blog! It's been a minute since I did an update on this vintage linen closet door we put in our little cottage the other weekend! My backs been killing from painting our upper level & I decided to take  a day to "recover". The last update HERE was to show you guys what it looked like in the super raw state & at that point the door didn't fit too well..Since then we trimmed it down a few more times, cleaned it up & I even styled it a bit...well just for this post ha. It's a short post, but I wanted to keep you guys in the loop since some of you have asked about how we got it, how old etc.. Anyways today I quickly & out of my norm wanted to share this quick fresh Saturday update! 



Even though this isn't how it looks right now & most likely won't be like this next time you see this closet. I wanted to show the clean, almost finished a little today! As you can see I haven't painted the back of it & I'm not sure I will..



No knob & still needs some paint, but I love her hahaha! She adds so much charm to our home & for nearly free. You can see the original post for details on where this door came from etc.. & Yes, I know the window panes have paint on them..I find the chippy look so cute!


I wanted to share this view into the room because as of right now everything is being white washed FINALLY! It needed it really bad , so finally it's being done, but still not sure about this color. Anyways a post for another day!


My grandpa's beloved stool & the only one I'm not deathly afraid to stand on....Y'all know I hate heights..eeek
Original post: HERE



I realized something while painting a bunch this week...I actually do like it but I'm like a.d.d at it haha. Anyone knows me, knows that I'm so ocd about things so that's so not like me ha. Anyways I said after all this painting I better have arms of steel haha..I kid!


I'm so glad the original hardware was still intact. I'll be reviewing it in the final post, which is coming super soon. It's projects that you think will be quick, actually turn out to take forever & vise versa! So,what do you think of progress? Hope you enjoy!

Happy weekend!
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Sunday, August 5, 2018

{ Late Summer Farmhouse Dining Room }

Hey pals!! Happy glorious sunny Sunday! I'm feeling tired, but the best type of tired because we have been having so much fun this weekend with friends & getting some home projects completed! One of my husband's work partners stayed over & let's just say I had the boys up at 830am putting trim up just so I could blog it ASAP hahaah only me! Anyways, since they were up early I decided I would blog on this beautiful Sunday & then get to cleaning & painting... I mentioned last week that it has been a tough week & I was a bit indifferent with my mind & thoughts, so to snap me back out of it I decided to refresh our summer dining room for a more "late summer" dining look. I know, I know it's not even the end of August, but for "blogland" September first is when I start with the Fall  goods! To be perfectly honest this summer has been kind of a wash, so I am super excited to finish it out with a bang & get going on Fall! Anyways come see what I came up with for this super new fresh look...


My theme for this was to have a late garden look. You know that look that comes about in in early September when things are getting darker, the flower buds are dropping & the leaves start rustling about with warmer colors...Well that was my inspiration for this "late summer dining room". I need to remember to start sharing with you guys more of what I'm thinking during my processes etc.. I usually just start decorating spaces & then get an idea & go with it. I know a lot of you ask how I come up with certain spaces & that's just it, I kind of just go with it & then plan...I know completely backwards.  These stems & the tobacco baskets scream late summer & bonus I has both already! I've said this a million times before, but my decor gets used ALL OVER our home multiple times before I sell or donate it. Practical for all homes without breaking the bank is my theme.




I love these vintage wooden crates stacked next to this chippy chair, it's almost saying summer's coming to an end & it's time to harvest now. I love the calming factor Fall brings especially in the north here in Michigan. It rejuvenates me SO much!


I'm not the greatest painter or artist by ANY means, I leave that to my artist sister but I did so this little painting & I'm kind of obsessed with the imperfections & chippiness of it! That's what happens when you get bored & can't sleep on a Sunday night :)




I wanted to share I night view since I rarely ever do. I love when the lights just going down in here & the bunnies are out in the back of  our property  running around eating the fresh grass...It's simple & magical kind of like this cozy little dining room! I truly hope you guys liked this post today!

CHEER TO YOU ALL ON THIS SUNDAY!

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

{ DIY Vintage Linen Closet Door Pt. 1 }

Hey pals!!! Oh my does it feel good to be back! I think since starting this blogging business/ journey almost 5 years ago this is the longest break in my usual 3-4 posts per week! I have been feeling really under the weather...I am happy to report though projects are still taking place & today I'm here to give a sneak peek at something we have been working on & I'm so excited!! I realize I've been doing these "pt.1" posts a lot & I promise there will be follow-ups soon!! Today is all about the raw before this door gets cleaned, sanded & painted! I know some of you after seeing the "before" will not be happy with me deciding to paint it white, but to be honest the door is from 1940 & it has some obvious wear & tear at the bottom & needs some TLC! We have two of these doors from an old historic office in Detroit & this one was in the best condition. Anyways enough rambling come see the before below...

  

So , I couldn't stand the dirt or clutter anymore, so until it's finished I slightly styled her up & washed her with some cool water & a rag!  She already shines so lovely in this space & makes this hall so much brighter with adding that rustic charm we love so much!
*See the closet beforeHERE


We started by picking hardware out. We just stuck with dark bronzed & the original handle with go with after it's completed! After the hardware was purchased we hung the door & then the sanding started..It's a little bowed from the moisture & it sitting abandoned for some time but it will work once it's sanded & cleaned up! The hardware is from Home Depot


This is before I washed her up a bit for the sake of my OCD . Like I said above once it's completely sanded & painted we will add the original hardware back on, I cant wait to show you guys!!!


 


Don't mind the dog lounge/room in the background- it was a mess ha. 
You can see it all together HERE



What do you guys think of this update to our little cottage? I'm in love & still can't believe she's finally hung & almost ready for paint after trim!! I'm excited to style this & share the final project soon! Not bad for a free find right?! Let me know down below what you think?


 Happy Friday!
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Sunday, July 22, 2018

{ DIY Cottage Patio Table Pt.2 ! }

Hey pals & welcome back to TQS! So, this post isn't going to be super cute but I wanted to quickly jump on here & share with you what I did in regards to the back patio table that has been unfinished for 2 years haha..We work fast around here!.. In all seriousness I actually liked the rustic unfinished look but our weather took a toll on it & it needed a little TLC, especially since we got a nice new outdoor rug on sale at Target! I was undecided in the first part HERE , but after some thought I decided to go with crisp white paint. I went outside a few mornings ago while Mark was still sleeping & slapped 2 coats on it & love it!!! It's so bright & clean, just what the patio needed. Anyways come see this quick update below...

 Side Note: Quick pictures, excuse the quality!



I left some edges worn a bit where  I just brushed the paint on! I like the chippy distressed look still & didn't want it to look tooo perfect if that that makes sense! The paint I used was Behr exterior paint in plain white.
 

Of course I had to quickly style the table...It will be changing, but this is what I had on hand & I don't hate it to be honest! Simple flowers, green tray etc..


I wanted to share a fuller view, but I was so hesitant as our grass is straw currently since we haven't been running the sprinkler system & the rug is dirty from the storm the night before...but this is a progress post & not everything can always be pretty!!




Once everything is styled, not dead haha & put together I'll get some better photos & new a proper post. There's so much more to show  behind this photo..so excited to blog it!! Thanks for stopping by today, what do you think of the new { old } painted table?! 

Happy Sunday!
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Sunday, July 15, 2018

{ New Kitchen Farmhouse + Cottage Goods from HomeGoods }

Happy Monday pals! I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually glad it's Monday! This has been a long weekend of home updates, issues & just life. Before I sound like I'm complaining I want to say how THANKFUL I am for my husband & his wonderful pals for coming to our rescue when our laundry room decided to flood { thankfully small amount } but just enough to make things messy, which my OCD didn't tolerate very well!! While his contractor buddies were fixing things we decided to get two new doors & fix/update some other things...See not all our summer weekends are cozy.. I promise! Anyways while in the midst of all that, I decided it was time I got some new things for the kitchen area since our vintage glass salt + pepper shakers finally took a turn for the worse haha..Let's just say that Markie went to put some pepper on his food & well got more than he bargained for ha! I knew I wanted some that were similar so I quickly popped in at HomeGoods & well come see the other cute goodies...
I had a few of these jars from a few years back from a fall collection but they busted...because I'm clumsy. Fast forward to a few days ago when our  shakers broke I spotted these 3 jars 1 large & two smaller ones & had to get them! I wasn't even thinking about the shakers & then spotted the same white milk glass mason jar shakers to go with..yay!


I also picked up that white pitcher to water our indoor & outdoor plants since our back porch hose is being worked on..I had one similar from Michaels & it cracked so this one on sale for under $10 was perfect!


This wasn't something I was planning one getting but we needed a candle for the kitchen area & this on struck my fancy! I love the packaging, color & the fragrance is SO GOOD! The hint of sweet fig but crisp late summer/fall leaf undertone is so refreshing!!



Not the funnest thing to photograph but I was on the look out for a new butter dish since ours was old & just kind of blahhh..I didn't want one that looked "new" but had some character & went with our cottage farmhouse kitchen! I like the rustic aged look & it was only $8 & the only one at least when I bought it!


This little set that matched the above storage masons was also under $10! They're perfect for our little fam of 2, the only thing I dislike is that they're not labeled but that's no big deal! They go perfectly in our little kitchen & add just a pinch more charm!




I hope you enjoyed this little update on some simple goodies I've picked up in the last few days..Sometimes I like doing these simple posts for you guys just so you can gather ideas & most of the time these posts  are big hits. What do you guys like better in terms of posts? Let me know, so I can better help you all, because it's you guys that keep me going on this blog journey! CHEERS to you ALL!

Happy Monday, pals!
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

{ New Antique Cottage Living Room Chair! }

So you know those pieces of furniture that you spot & just have to have?! This is one of those types of chairs. My grandma got it a while back & after she had it reupholstered I fell more in love with it. Fast forward two years later & she called me over { we live 4 blocks from each other } and told me she was giving it to me so I can enjoy it! You guyssss I nearly fainted I was so excited!!! Though she loves it, she knows I love it even more & she's a bit short for the reclining part hehe. I enlisted my sister to help shove it in the back of my Jeep in the 95 degree heat & well I LOVE it! It's super comfy, cottagey & filled the space better than the other vintage wood one that is now in our lower level! Come see this quick update on this antique beauty below..


I kept the styling super simple with dark greys & blue ticking stripe throw & pillows with some texture & summery branches on our Vintage  Hamper Table HERE . This is now the perfect place to sip peach sweet tea & read a good book or browse Pottery Barn magazines! I love that it reclines & is super sturdy for this horrendous back of mine. I think it's even more special because it's from my gram.


The upholstery & cream buttons are so charming, yet simple. I love that the wood is the same color as our antique dresser beside it too. The cost of the upholstery wasn't cheap { $400 }, but it turned out fantastic & can basically pair with any style!



The detailing is that of what my gram thinks is 1940's era, but I think I'm going to do some research & see what I can find out about this charming piece..If you have any guesses let me know in the comments!





What do you think about this new { old } piece in our upper living room? Do you have any favorite pieces that you've refurbished our have sentimental value to you? I hope you loved this cozy little nook as much as we do.

Happy Wednesday, pals!
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