Tuesday, July 20, 2021

{ Summer Countryside Bedroom }

 Well that was an unexpected quite long-ish break. Oh boy 2021 has not been nice to my little family! Trying to work through the long list, while still enjoying normal spaces around our home! The one space I never fully indulge here on TQS is our master! It's been a work in progress & although weird lighting usually sqashes how cozy it is, today I'm sharing anyway! I hope you'll take a closer look below...

 

I started this little revamp in here months ago with painting the entire room fresh pure white by Behr! Slowly I switched out all the curtains to long flowy  white linen ones & added some fresh garden art & new wood pieces like the cottage shelf above!  I wanted something super calming but also bright, fresh & lively!!


I never share the other side of this room because, well it's just our white closets, vanity & fireplace! 

 

When I spotted this countryside but super simple piece I knew it would be perfect in here & coordinated well with the Bed & Breakfast sign. I love the raw wood edges on both pieces, so I stacked them! 

 

Lots of simple treasures like the brown hats, distressed white wood items & antique white washed mirrors! 

 

This chandelier I've featured quite a bit on the blog, but also it's from a 1930s bed & breakfast. I'll always cherish it, my mom & dad picked it up for me & it fits perfectly in here!!!

 

The hat was my papa's & my gram graciously gifted it to Mark. It will stay in here on display & eventually be put in a safe -keep hat box. I'd like to find a vintage one soon!



Hope you loved this mini summer bedroom look! Do you switch out certain items in your room when the warmer months roll in? I love cool bedding & vanilla candles going..

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

{ DIY Vintage Kitchen Hood }

 Happy Wednesday TQS pals! It's summer officially, you know what that means... A paint covered Paige 24/7 haha.  I've been wanting a new range vent hood in the kitchen, but after searching I still haven't found one! From too small to too big or not the right style..I wanted something that looked original or semi original to our little brick cottage home! With our new brass hardware on the cabinets & sink faucet HERE I decided to paint ours!! Come see the freshened up summer kitchen below...


 

I've recently been into the brass/ vintage fresh garden look! If you remember I updated our hardware to brass a few months ago! I love how brass can brighten a space while adding vintage charm & hint of warmth too!! 

 

I scored the metal, wiped it clean & applied 3 even coats. I left the knobs black & hit a few spots extra lightly with paint  for an almost used/ distressed look! 

 

Of course my most favorite part of the new hood was adding some new items to our stove tray! New S & P brass shaker caddy, few ramekins, our silverware caddy & flowers!! 
I love having this tray on the stove top.  It's practical, easy to grab for entertaining & adds space for everyday items!!
remove tray before use!

 


 

I always say this, but a few new items, paint & decor, and you can change a space drastically & affordability! The brass just adds so much cottage character + customization. Truth is, I almost didn't go through with this DIY, but I loved the mixed metals! I'm currently on the hunt for new oven knobs...

 

Comfy, bright & charming! 
I forgot to mention above, but I'll be sealing with clear epoxy.
•• Always use heat resistant materials.



I hope you liked this DIY!! The paint I used is Modern Masters. 

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

{ Antique Trunk Table Makeover }

 Well, happy Monday pals!! The weekend flew by, which is always a bummer! Tomorrow I'm embarking on what might be a new adventure { I'll update soon} & I'm a bit nervous....You know what that means, DIY & blogging! I actually meant to blog this a week ago when I first painted it on a whim in 90 degree weather at 8pm at night ha!... Come see the new coffee table trunk & a peek at what color it was...



 

It's true that having bigger pieces can actually make a space work better or make a space seem bigger! Although, this space is quite large { 19 × 21 } this large trunk give this space a bold focal point & lots of storage! 
• still lined with original fabric.  Cleaned & disinfected for use!!



 

The original color was green, but not a real garden green or vintage green, but more a John Deere green. We just couldn't make it work in this space, so I whipped out the Modern Masters paint!


The brass paint is super easy to use  & this whole trunk only took one small jar! The trunk is metal & the thick paint is needed! It looks fresh, vintagey & adds warmth, storage & character to the upstairs living room!!


 

I'm so glad I restored this trunk back to it's somewhat original form or at least what I think it might have looked like! A beautiful antique trunk , now used as our coffee table. 

HAPPY Monday!
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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

{ Garden Fresh Summer Mantel }

 Happy Tuesday, pals! As many of you know I've been going through someone changes, dealing with health issues & just figuring thing's out.. One thing I'm trying to work on is being more spontaneous & worry free! I've always been a worrier & spontaneous actually, but also super type A thatgets the best of me!! Today a friend & I after some outside work decided to have a yummy sit down lunch, visit a greenhouse & have a little flower photoshoot in her storybook { fawns, patio door turtle visitors, neighbor horses etc..} garden & property! I also did something for myself { I'll share Thursday}, but today I'm sharing the flowers my bestie bouquet'ed  up for me fresh from the garden!


 

The most beautiful flowers right?!! The walk-in meadow lined with these is so charming upon pulling in her driveway! 


 

Although I don't decorate with pink very often, if ever, today I did!! Spontaneous post, photoshoot & I love them!!  They paired nicely with this woven basket from last weekend's market!! 



 

I don't think these blooms could have gotten any bigger! They're just natural beauties growing...Sometimes it's best to let nature do its thing! 



 

I hope you loved this beautiful summer cottage style post!! I mean can you go wrong with fresh wild meadow flowers? I don't have a huge flower garden, do you? What's your favorite flower..?

HAPPY Tuesday!
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Sunday, May 30, 2021

{ Honorable Patriotic Kitchen Window }

 Other than Christmas, the summer patriotic holidays are my favorite! I love mixing traditional, vintage & cottage together & patriotic holidays are perfect for that! This year I didn't go all out like I usually do inside & outside, because honestly with so many life changes I've been really busy! I couldn't not show up on here with a little something though...I owe it to you guys! Come take a peek at our 2021 Memorial Day decor below!


 

I left the window decor basically the same & just added the folded flag! I also kept the vintage style brass & popped some mini flags in the greenery!! The vintage brass bells added charm & a patriotic touch if you will. 

 

I was photographing & had stopped to go see what the animals were doing in the upstairs living room...Came back & Mark had set this can of coke here! Normally I'd say something like " Come on, I'm working here buddy", BUT  what's more classic than an ice cold Coca-Cola ?? Ha!

 
May all those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom be honored today & always!!


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Thursday, May 20, 2021

{ Summery Wood Kitchen Hutch }

 Over the past few weeks I've done a lot of soul searching as cliché as that sounds.  It's hard stuff, uncomfortable & at times heart wrenching! While working on myself I've also been working on the house....Odds & ends , and many updates + repairs while still searching for our 3rd home! I've been really into going out of my comfort zone & using different ways of decorating..LESS IS MORE is my goal! That's hard for a comfy cottage enthusiast like me, but I started with the dining room & I think I got it both minimal + cozy....Come see if you think so too!


 

It all started with this beautiful milkglass piece my mom brought over last week! She has an eye for random nifty gifts & this one was so awesome! I randomly set it here on these vintage 1931 plates { local barn sale finds } when I was cleaning! I just so happened to love it & then the wheels started spinning ha! I ended up clearing out the huge pine furniture hutch & replacing with more simple neutral & cohesive decor!


 

I photographed this whole post before realizing I had forgot the new candlesticks!! I almost deleted the shoot when something came over me & I thought, imperfect is perfect, and here we are!



 

The crisp warm brass for summer is my favorite!! It's  got cozy vintage appeal, but also warm & fun! The white parsons chairs pair nicely with the pops of whites from the pitchers & wood accents via the cabinet!


I hope you loved this new minimal- ish summer dining room!! • What's your favorite item for summer to use??


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Monday, May 17, 2021

{ Neutral Summer Fireplace Look }

 This has been one of the longest weeks for me since 2018 when I was sick for weeks! Thing's have been all over the map around here, but one thing that stay consistent me - blogging, decor & writing!

Although I'm in a level 7 pain right now { I'll explain later } I wanted to put up a few images of our fresh spring mantel with some amazing pots from @homegoods ! This is one of my favorite areas to refresh & after spotting the pots I had to style it...A FEW different ways! •Come see more below on how to get this look...

 

This is one of the 3 different looks with mostly the same items! I've never really disclosed this, but as a photographer & blogger you take tons of photos for that shoot & then you get the fun task of going through the roll & picking the images that look best etc.. Sometimes that's hard, hence why I'm showing the same shoot styled a few different ways!

 

I wanted a super neutral look that entailed a bright fresh summer ambiance with a lot of countryside cottage charm! After the last few weeks, it's much needed! These Atlas masons from Maine are some of my favorites! The seltzer bottle brings in that summer vibe with staying cozy vintage & neutral! 





The going focal point were these wicker jute clay bottom like planter pots that are super unique & these massive stem bundles!! 

 

The stem bundles are so large & that's particularly why I loved them because they fit effortlessly in this vintage inspired laundry basket by Magnolia! 


 

I added this bronzed piggy last minute & liked this look too ha! I don't know why this shoot was so hard to decide..I'm thinking because I love how I executed the look! Which look is YOUR favorite??


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