Tuesday, February 20, 2018

{ How to: Shop Your Home Easily for a Fresh New Look! }

Happy Wednesday you guys!! As I was writing yesterday's post, something hit me...I've never explained how I "shop our home" a lot of the times while photographing a space or changing things up without spending a ton. Yes, the occasional haul for a few new items are needed but for the most part I'm am not like other bloggers who constantly are switching expensive furniture pieces out, adding huge design elements or renovations. We are still looking for our forever home{ even though we love this one} with more land, so projects have been kind of put on hold. It's killing me, but I wouldn't want to invest a bunch into this home if we still want to move...Yes little upgrades etc..Anyways today I want to share how I shop our home & create fresh new spaces for close to nothing!!!


This rustic spring cabinet is one of those areas that I on a whim spruced up without spending a dime!I used things I had laying around like the black & copper metal containers, white long stem hydrangeas, & antique table legs!




How To:

  • Makeover pieces not being used for a fresh look.
  • Move things around for a new appearance.
  • Add decor items to existing furniture pieces for a spruce up.
  • Use things in different or unusual ways.
  • Take inventory of what you have.
  • Snap a few photos so you can see what/how you want to change decor in a space.
  • Pick staple pieces that can be used in different areas/ styles of your home/space.


These battery operated string lights have moved about 3 times since Christmas & continue to be used in unusual/different areas! The black buckets I've had for quite sometimes & have been inside & out. They're one of the staple pieces that work in just about any area & keep their look.


I've used these mason jars in just about everyplace in our home. They're fun neutral, vintage pieces that can be  moved around with ease.  I try & pick items when I'm shopping that I not only love, but that can be used in multiple areas, stay nice when used a lot & look good with different decor etc..I guess these are some of my staple items. My style is cottage/farmhouse with a touch of rustic/whimsy...These are just my "type" of staple items. Even if your style is modern you can find modern "staple" items to always keep on hand.


I hope you guys gathered some information & inspiration from this post! I love sharing what I've learned over the years, or what has worked for me..Do you have any items you use over & over or any ways you shop your home to recreate looks/ spruce areas up? 

Happy Wednesday!


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 :). 
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{ Cozy Cottage Style Spring Living Room Decor Haul }

Happy Tuesday! You guys I'm not going to sugarcoat anything..this has been a weeeek already & it's only Tuesday! I've said it before I can deal with the cold + snow etc..but NOT the messy rainy gloomy days. I feel a lot of it comes from my OCD & how messy it is, but also because it's just gross & not pretty! Day #3 here in Michigan with that type of weather...So decided to jump out of that mind set & spread spring among our upper level living room. I already started in the dining room HERE & thought it was much needed to raise my mood..I went super simple with more ticking stripe, white /cream flowers & lots of tan neutral textures. I wanted a countryside cottage look & I'm so pleased with what I have going on in this space so far. I also thought it was time to share this space because I went on a little haul with a friend a few days ago & picked up some new pillows etc..Come take a peek below!!



I have been scheming up what I wanted this space to look like since after Christmas and I'm happy to report that it's finally coming to life. It's the perfect cozy neutral countryside cottage with new & old mixed in treasures. Our living room isn't perfect, but perfectly cozy & lived in.


My friend Ami & I took some "us" time the other morning & went a little crazy shopping, eating chocolate & just being our crazy selves. It was much needed & that wreath above mightttt have jumped in my cart! It's from @homegoods & was under $30!


These farmhouse striped pillows also begged to come home with me ha. I spotted them a few weeks ago & knew they would be perfect with my new ticking stripe inspired throw from @ikea..I passed the first time but snatched them up the other day, and I'm so G L A D I  did.


Simple creamy white flowers stuffed in a textured basket with dusty greenery...all the heart eyes!!



What do you guys think about my little spring haul? I have 1 big thing I didn't show yet for our bedroom that I will be sharing soon...I hope you're having a lovely week!!

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 :). 
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

{ Cottage Style Spring Antique Crock Centerpiece Tutorial! }

Hello Friday & friends!! Since I'm on the spring fever kick I decided to style the dining room table for spring as well. Since I'm also ticking striped crazed lately I wanted something super simple fresh & of course vintage/antique. I may have already blogged something like this in the past, but at this point in blogging all the posts are running together haha. I don't know why I've been craving the vintage blue & whites in the dining with pretty flowers & chippy-ness..WAIT, yes I do..because I'm cottage style obsessed!! I really hope today's post brightens your day & gives you some inspiration! I didn't spend anything to create this space & those are the spaces that I like the most because they're practical and they're my brand. Okay enough of me rambling & keeping you on suspense..Come take a peek below!!

I have about 13 of these crocks in different colors, ages etc.. I have about 5 with the blue stamps & crowns on them. Of course I had to use one on the table & boy this one was heavy!!! Speaking of table I'm in the works for a new one SOON!






I don't think a table centerpiece could be any more simple.

How To:

  • Wipe table down
  •  Add long runner, then second shorter runner { I used two for layering }
  • Add crocks & fill large crock with burlap + flowers or any greenery you would like.
  • Add placemats, bottles & tea towels


This corner was a little dark, so I added a basket to the large tree for some spring warmth.



This space is looking pretty fresh for spring. I think with a few more changes like the table & chairs it will be set for spring/summer! What kind of chairs should I add to this space...I'm stumped. Let be know down below!!

Happy Friday!

 
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{ Cottage Style Spring Fireplace Update }

Hey friends!!! Thanks for popping back on here with me for a little update etc.. So it's been super gross here in Michigan with slush, fog & mud galore...eek! You guys know your girl can handle the cold + snow with ease but not this gloomy stuff. Yesterday I started to feel a funk coming on, so I grabbed some paint, cleaning products & decluttered the house- AHHH it feels so wonderful!! So back to the painting part..I've been wanting to paint our new fireplace grate since after Christmas, but with the winter decor up & it still matched I thought I would wait. After decluttering & bringing spring into the upper level I decided it was timeee! I used the same paint as our doggy room which is called " Vanilla" by Valspar!  Anyways come take a peek below!!!!
Side Note: Sorry the pictures are a bit dark, but you get why.



Okay so I have to be a bit honest with you guys..This wood grate from HomeGoods has been painted 3 times in the last 24 hrs haha. It started out distressed grey from the store then warm cream, then distressed warm cream & now just white/cream. Sometimes when I'm painting/ doing a project I  go through trial/errors before the post is fully published. In all honesty this project each time it was painted only took about 15 minutes. I used a brush for the first coat then a sponge. I also should mention I left the other side grey & I'll explain later..


Spring is blooming in our living room & I couldn't be happier.


The mini greenhouse is from Ikea as well as the plants!



Some other changes will be happening in here too, but for now the bright airy spring decor is giving me a breath of fresh air. What do you guys think about this space? Have you decorated for spring at all?? Let me know down below!

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 :). 
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

{ Cottage Style Winter Tablescape with Ticking Stripe }

Happy Wednesday!! Super excited it's the middle of the week because our weekend starts on Thursday night since Sunday is Mark's 31st Birthday..I thought since I might not have time to blog my regular schedule since it's going to be a jam packed fun weekend!!! I mean, it could go totally the other way, & be the coziest weekend ever too..With us it's always a toss up haha we like to keep y'all on your toes! Anyways today I'm sharing something I've been sharing via my IG { HERE } for the past week, but just realized I never really blogged it! I cleaned all day & messed around with decor in the kitchen { new blog post & piece coming soon } & decided since it was soo bright & sunny out I would photograph this dining room of ours!! Something about fresh white snow, sun & the whimsical magic it brings gives me all the feels..Speaking of snow we have a whole NEW VLOG up on our YouTube!!! I hope you guys love this cozy little area & our new VLOG..it's super funny & typical us! Enjoy!!


So, I've been on this ticking stripe craze & I'm not sure why...Haha you guys like sometimes I get in these moods where I crave certain decor items in our little cottage..Totally normal right?..Now that's a true passion right there!! The blue & white tea towel is from IKEA & the blue + white runner is from @Homegoods!  The honey crock & tea kettle are junkin finds!


This wall is FOREVER changing..I think if we haven't found a new home in the next few months, some big changes are happening here!!! #staytuned


I spotted those glass bottles at IKEA a few weeks ago & love them styled here on the table!! You can see some of my IKEA haul on my YouTube Channel HERE


Cottage blue, winter greens & tons of jute texture CHECK CHECK & CHECK ha.





*You can see this DIY Pantry Project HERE
**Style your Farmhouse Pantry HERE



I hope you guys enjoyed this fresh wintery dining room post!!
Maybe spring will be here soon..I mean I'm itching to decorate for spring, but truth be told I LOVE winter too!

Happy Wednesday!


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 :). 
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Paige.Rose



Sunday, February 4, 2018

{ Cozy Cottage Simple Winter Decor Updates }

Hey friends thanks for dropping back in on TQS! I hope your weekend was everything fabulous...I must say this was one of the funnest weekends in a longgg time for us! Sometimes being busy takes the joy out of the small things. Friday we had a few friends over for drinks, Saturday we spent lounging & today { Sunday } we decided to jump in the  Jeep after a long morning of drinking cappuccinos to venture out in the 100 inches of snow Michigan surprise dropped on us hahaha. Only we would be out in the middle of a blizzard vlogging {MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL } etc.. ha! I thought since it was just a chill weekend that I would take advantage of it & update you guys on some the smallest winter decor changes around our little suburban cottage!!! 


This little corner is forever changing..I kept it simple with some greenery, vintage step-stool & antique lead window!


This space I just blogged & you can see it HERE..It's become one of my most favorite spots especially with winter creeping back in on us in Michigan..SO practical & functional!!


Friday I decluttered the house more & refreshed the living room upstairs. I'll be blogging it soon but here's a sneak peek!! Can you spot the changes?!


Okay, so let me explain something really quick..So I was hesitant about posting this post, but I wanted to show real life around here..Not EVERY weekend is #diy around here. Sometimes it's the simplest changes like adding a new basket to the fireplace mantel, re positioning the fireplace gate etc..Keyword: S I M P L E.



This wall is always awkward to decorate around.When I was redecorating the living room I got rid of this stool & added it to this dining room space..again, s i m p l e changes right?!


*You can see this fresh office post HERE


What do you guys think about these simple changes going on in our little cottage? This time of the year always has me feeling refreshed & wanting to do projects...I wish we could find a house, but for now we will keep making cozy changes to this one & I have a HUGE list to get done this spring hahaha!

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 :). 
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Paige.Rose