Thursday, August 31, 2017

{ Dusty Farmhouse Style Fall Mantel }

Hey everyone & happy Friday!!! Whoa this weeks been a long for us..not that anything bad happened { knock on wood }, but it's just been super busy with work, life & everything in between! Latley we've been taking country car rides on Sundays to see future properties that might work for what we're looking for in a small farm & then getting Chinese takeout after..Last weekend was no exception & when we got home I got super inspired to decorate our upper level living room { lower level family room update coming soon } fireplace mantel with some simple dusty flowers & neutral pumpkins that I picked up at Michaels on sale for under $3 a piece! I've been really into simplifying spaces & also loving that "muted dusty look" if that's a thing even hahah! Of all the mantels I've styled I think this one was the more simple & you know what? I loveeee it!  Come take a closer peek down below..


I love these dusty neutral pumpkins from Michaels!! They are the perfect color & still give that cozy fall feeling without being dramatic orange or just boring white.. The larger white pumpkins are also from Michaels for $10 & I loved the light distressing on them for that cottagey/farmhouse look!




There are a few things I want to change about this space, like adding new  fall greenery instead of the topiaries, painting the wood crates & adding a vintage style sign etc..but for now I'm loving the quaintness!


The barn painting is a DIY I did one night when I was bored..I was going to blog it, but honestly I'm so artist { that's my BFA sister }. I tried to incorporate what she has taught me..not sure I nailed it haha. I love it on the mantel though.. It adds simple charm right?!


*You can see last year's mantel HERE


Source List:
  • Large Pumpkins- Michaels
  • Small Pumpkins- Michaels
  • Greenery- Ikea
  • Fireplace box- Vintage find
  • Books- Vintage Finds
  • Painting- DIY
  • Mantel-HomeGoods
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I hope you guys liked this super simple & sweet early fall mantel!! What do you think about these dusty little pumpkins & this simplified mantel?? Let me know down below, I love hearing from you guys!! **You can also see our early fall living room HERE


Happy L O N G weekend, friends!

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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Monday, August 28, 2017

{ DIY Farmhouse Fall Living Room Chalkboard Makeover }

Hey guys!! Thanks for dropping back in for another fun little post with me haha!I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We didn't do anything too exciting other than look at a few properties & took a nice country drive, and finished the night off with the some Chinese takeout..Sometimes it's the simple weekends that are the best right?! So, I mentioned a few weeks ago that while I was cruising home one morning after grocery shopping I spotted a huge chalkboard in the trash & of course whipped the Jeep around & shoved it in my backseat! When I got home I knew I wanted to paint over the gold frame & give the chalkboard part a fresh coat of paint. I decided since I haven't use the Rust-Oleum chalk paint spray paint I wanted to dry that & I decided to pick up their chalkboard paint too { I actually prefer Devine Color by Valspar from Target }. I loved that the chalkboard was already framed out & the size was perfect for what & where I was going to put it! I kind of had a plan as what I wanted our fall living room to entail { separate post coming soon} & the chalkboard fit perfectly into that vision! Enough of me rambling, come see the finish look below & a sneak peek of our fall living room!  

Supplies:

  • Chalk Paint { I used Linen White }
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Old Towel
  • Chalk { to season }
  • Paint brush


I just placed the towel inside of the frame basically...I knew I was freshening up the black so it didn't matter too much at this point!

Side Note: The chalk paint was nice. It went on evenly & dried super quick with that thick chalky finish! I did distress mine with a bit of dark wax after!


I used about 3 coats of chalkboard paint. I then seasoned it with chalk & wiped cleaned with a damp rag!

- AFTER -



The size, color & simple detail are just what I was envisioning & for under $20 for this makeover!! I'll be sharing more details on this space for fall super soon etc.. It's changed quite a bit since our summer living room HERE 
I'm loving the new slipcover, dark tones, new furniture piece HERE & how simplified & darker things are..Can you tell I'm ready for fall.







What do you guys think about this living room chalkboard makeover? Do you  like the new simple look? Let me know down below & I also hope you all LOVE the new Blog layout!!!

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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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

{ New Farmhouse Style Dresser Makeover in the Living Room }

Okay so before I get into this post I have to say that these aren't the best pictures & I didn't makeover this piece { my lovely momma did }, but I'm SO EXCITED to share it with you all that I couldn't wait to blog it, so I'm sharing it now haha! It belonged to my dad when he was a boy & since my gram has been transitioning to her new abode we've slowly been trying to keep the sentimental goods!! My mom saved this piece & I didn't even know it, but when she showed me the after I almost cried!! It's literally the coolest piece, not because it was my dads or because my awesome mom did such a great job BUT because it's sentimental & sooo cozy!! I love that she left it natural & just added some plain white large knobs..totally my style, so in true Paige fashion I asked her for it right away hahaha! Come see more of this vintage piece below!




At first I wasn't sure about the bold white knobs, but when I got them in our living room with the revamp { post coming soon } I knew I was keeping them & then realized why I love home decor etc.. so much because of my mom & why would I ever doubt her style ability haha! 

Side Note: She simply stripped the piece, stained with mahogany stain & added the new white knobs!


  

I think why I love this piece so much is because it's so much darker than I usually would put in our home! I actually told my mom I was painting it & she freaked out hahaah so, I agreed to leave this beauty & I'm so glad I did! This is the perfect dark & cozy piece for fall & it fit so perfectly in the spot!

  

**You can see these DIY coasters I made HERE!




 

What do you guys think about this new piece we added to our upper level living room? Do you like to decorate with darker & warmer colors for the upcoming fall season? Let me know what you think below in the comments - I LOVE hearing from you all!

 Source List:
  • Dresser- Vintage find
  • Basket- Michaels
  • White Stool- Vintage find
  • Greenery on Dresser- Ikea
  • Basket Greenery- Michaels
  • Rug- Ikea
  • Lantern-HomeGoods
  • Lamp- HomeGoods
  • Barn Painting-DIY


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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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 :). 
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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 :). 
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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 :). 
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Paige.Rose