Tuesday, February 18, 2020

{ Cottage Entryway Storage Organizer}

It's no surprise that I love switching out decor & spaces..especially our front entryway! It's the first spot you see when walking in, so it needs to be charming & comfy for guest! It's not huge, but I'm happy it's its own little narrow space, since I'm not one for open concept design in most homes! Anyways a few months ago we transformed the cold, unused coat closet into a mini mudroom & since then I've been updating it! While browsing HomeGoods I came upon a metal organizer on sale for under $10..& well come see the update front entrance.....


 

I couldn't not buy this awesome piece!! Although I loved the previous organizer HERE , I loved the white metal, no hooks & how big but slender this new one is! The gold accent hardware flow nicely with the rest of the cottage style entry! 

 

I swapped out our other huge front entry organizer & placed it in our back entry & moved these vintage cabin frames up front! I wanted a sleeker look & no hooks or anything hanging since we have the mini mudroom now! I did however want a bit of storage for outgoing mail etc..


The space is cohesive,  functional & cute..everything a space should be! I'm on the hunt for a new vintage style front door, even though this one I don't hate!



I kept it very simple & clutter free up front here! I kept the cream/gold leaf words sign on the opposite wall, greenery & some simple accents..other than that very simple! The welcome sign I kept from the previous decor too! 




Do you have a front entry, dropzone,  mudroom or front organization are? This space is forever changing, but for now it's simple, clean & fresh for spring!!


HAPPY Wednesday!
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

{ Vintage Dining Room Artwork }

I'm notorious for being attached to sentimental vintage  or antique goods, especially ones from passed family members! I've had this one piece I've been wanting to use in our home for years...Yes, years!!! I like to hold onto decor that I love, or that's  just sentimental or of value & this is one of those pieces. It's not exactly my style but  I love playing with decor & I was craving a fresh simplistic change in the dining room..I rummaged my hoarding spots for a piece I've never showcased via the blog & well this mountain artwork popped up..! It was my great grandpa's { poppy } who passed in 2011 at 99. Come take a closer peek below..

 

The simplicity of the mountains, blue & silver cool tones & the thin vintage frame  all fit perfectly in the kitchen on the wood shelf. I ended up layering it in front of an old blue chippy farm screen & adding an antique glass  lantern!

 

I wanted to pull in a bit of warmth, so I added this wood crate that's the same wood tone as the shelf..brings everything together effortlessly!





I kept everything else super neutral,  so the eye goes directly to the focal point aka artwork! I did add a few vintage pottery pots with a light blue glaze on the table & some pussy willows/ eucalyptus. 

 

I mentioned a few posts back that this space was changing & it is HOPEFULLY! Waiting on a few little  tie ups on a piece, but for now it's imperfectly perfect!


 

Along with this wall changing a new table is being brought into this space too..Yup, another new table pals haha. Musical tables  around these parts apparently,  but we love it! Anyways I hope you loved this new  { old } artwork & temporary dining room refresh!


Mark & I both have a 3 day weekend ahead of us, so hopefully we can spend Valentine's eating copious amounts of chocolate & redoing this space with some big new pieces! Wishing you ALL a happy & safe holiday weekend ♡.

HAPPY Monday!
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

{ Fresh Spring Window }

One thing that I vowed to do a little differently this year was to step outside my comfort zone in terms of decor, inspiration & content I put out! Although, in the past I never really blogged the smaller holidays,  but this year & even a bit of last year I decided to show more of the smaller holidays in my decor, diy etc.... I want to appease to EVERY person who reads The Quaint  Sanctuary, not just a certain style or budget! Easter ,although not a smaller holiday, it's one I never really blogged much about honestly, which is strange considering I love bunnies ha. Today I'm sharing the most fresh & simple spring window...even if it's still winter here in Michigan! Come see the full spring window below...

 

So the number one question I get on holiday or special occasion posts is "why do I post so early?" , short answer- I love to give you guys simple affordable ideas!!!

 

This idea was spur of the moment to be honest..I was in a decor store & I had a bunch of stuff, well after a long wait in the crowed line I gave up! I'll leave the store unnamed, but I ultimately left empty handed.  I was bummed because the antique rabbits were adorable!!! So, on the way home I popped in Dollar Tree for quick chapstick & they had this amazing spring leaf garland for $1!!! I snagged a few & then my creative wheel started ha. 



 
I decided the kitchen window area needed a refresh as well as our dining & living room  { coming soon } so that's what I did. Simple cottage leaf garland, carrots & some cute soaps, brushes & lamp!! It screams spring / Easter without being overwhelmed until we get a bit closer!


Course I mixed some vintage treasures in like the bottle opener, cakestand & spritzer!







I hope you have a lovely Tuesday! Do you love decorate for spring after a long winter as much as I do? What's your favorite go to item??

Happy Tuesday!
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Thursday, January 30, 2020

{ 4 Ways to Use Baskets in Your Home }

Sometimes, well a lot of times we as humans over complicate things...even decor!! I was on the sofa resting after a workout { yay for resolutions ha} & started thinking about the one thing that I use ALL the time around the house time & time again! I know what you're thinking, GREENERY,  but nope it's not greenery although a close match  ha! BASKETS! I love a good neutral textured basket for so many reasons!! They're eye appealing, warming,  hide unsightly items, add texture & can be moved or used in many different ways easily..4 in which I'm sharing here on the blog today!!!!



1. Throws & Pillows

Baskets of any type are such a good way to display  comfy throws without them being strung all over when not being used. Simply draping the throw out of the basket,  so you still can see it or folding them nicely! Pillows are the same, stack, stuff & display!!

 

2. Storage

 It's no secret that sometimes we need extra storage or storage for unsightly items..I keep all our toilet paper in a smaller basket in the linen closet! Keeps the rolls organized & not as "unsightly " ha.


3. Planter

This admittedly is my favorite basket use or "hack"! It adds so  much to an otherwise plain planter, it's thrifty & versatile! I love it because it's also easy to move larger plants, not to mention it's just more eye appealing in decor land ha!

 

4. Shoe Storage

This is kind of a bonus number, because it's in the same lines of unsightly items..but I had to share because not everyone might think of this! So we have a small mudroom closet, but I keep seasonal extra shoes in a large basket across from the mudroom front entryway too! It's super convenient,  thrifty & still stylish!



Do you use any of these basket tips or decor in your home? Remember decor doesn't have to be expensive,  impractical or stressful!

Happy Thursday!
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Monday, January 27, 2020

{ Best Simple Bathroom Shelf Styling}

Some days are harder than others...I've been having a lot of hard days, there I said it! It's hard for me to admit I struggle physically at 32 years old with chronic vertigo, autoimmune disease & scoliosis! While waiting for my daily Epsom salt bath to fill after my workout regimen & as I was looking at the bathroom shelf I realized I never blogged how to or what to style a bathroom shelf with for decor + functionality!! So, I grabbed my camera & today I'm sharing a few short tips on how to style a small bathroom shelf with cozy everyday goods!!


ESSENTIALS:

  • .Greenery
  • .Storage
  • .Jars/ salts
  • .Fresh towels/ washcloths
  • .Scrubs/ soaps
  • . Loofah/ sponges


 

TOWELS 
I like to keep fresh washcloths out & especially clean towels hanging! I tend to go white because they're easier to bleach & look crisper!


LOOFAH/ SPONGES 
Adding items like natural loofah or sponges add that natural spa like feeling & texture! Mine were super  affordable &bonus they look cute out!


GREENERY 
Any type of plant real or faux will do! It brings in that refreshing nature feel while freshening the air! This one is a faux fern, hopefullya real plant once spring hits!


GLASS JARS
I like to use glass jars & bottles to store Epsom salts, scrubs etc.. instead of the in the store bags etc. .easier to work with, store & more appealing with cute simple labels!


STORAGE
For storage I just brought in more neutral texture with this mini wicker basket! I keep all my costume jewelry in there for easy access!

 

I hope these tips were helpful! I honestly don't think I've ever written a post like this, but at this point 7 years later posts are running together haha. Do you use any of these tips/ decor in your bathroom?

Happy Tuesday!
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Sunday, January 26, 2020

{ Farmhouse Living Room Lamp }

There has been one space in our upper living room that has needed " something" since before Christmas...It's the far left corner that always seems to need something but until now I haven't found the right item. Rewind to Saturday when I found someone selling something on Facebook  Marketplace I was looking for for another project { I'll be sharing soon}. Mark ended up going to get it late that night before the snow was supposed to come..When he arrived he was greeted by a nice young man who was being relocated to Switzerland for work & needed to get rid of every ASAP. We was super nice & offered the original piece, brand new bags of candy & chocolates, plant stand,  end table & well this amazing pottery barn floor lamp!! It came with an adjustable body & cozy cream nightshade! See more below.......


 

This corner always has needed something...Doesn't matter which way the sectional is positioned or decor it's just bare!! I never imagined that a floor lamp could be so perfect for the space to be honest! My mom had floor lamps in the early 90s paired with pink carpet & feathered walls { which was super in at that time}..maybe that through me off  with the floor lamp idea haha




I love the simplicity of this lamp but also the creamy thick cloth lamp & sturdy base! I don't think I've ever loved this decor & set up in the living room more than now!!



I hope you loved this living room update!! I love taking you along even on the small  updates,  projects or just thrifty finds. I'm so glad I came across that post..I have to admit I get weary about meeting random people off of marketplace for furniture, but this guy restored both Mark & I's faith that there still are good people out there.


Happy Monday!
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

{ Simple Cottage Bedroom Chandelier }

One thing that I have learned since blogging is sometimes you have to compromise in decor if something isn't working correctly! I mean I guess that's life in many ways too... Actually that's been my life for the last year or more..COMPROMISE! My health is at an all time low & so I have to compromise a lot of the time these days! One space I've always compromised in is our master! I love the space but it's not exactly how I would have it..I would add walk- in closets, a centered window & a few other things... Well fast forward to today & I decided I was over compromising on not having a pretty chandelier in there! I decided to add an old bed & breakfast circa 1930 one!! My dad converted it to a plug in years back, so all I had to do was swag the chain, clip the chain & hide the excess cord!  Come the freshened up bedroom & "new" old chandy...

 

The charm,  history & overall vintage feel of this piece is stunning! I do see though I need to polish it up ha..Good ole photography always picking up the dust haha..real life folks!!

 

I don't think since adding fresh white bedding,  new throw pillows & the chippy fireplace I've  blogged this space...To be honest it needs new paint, bed frame & the lighting was / is super bad in here. It's one of my favorite spaces though, go figure..


 

Super excited to get this space spruced up & actually decorated for spring...big vision!!




 

After I photographed this spot, I remembered I had these crisp white chandelier shades...whooops!! Ugh, so I snapped a few night shots..I took a pole on Instagram too..Most said without! I'm on the fence!! 


 

We're planning on a new BIG piece for this area soon, but until then the new vintage chandy, warm fireplace { this rooms so cold} & new bedding will do!!


Happy Thursday!!

Wishing you all a happy & healthy Friday & weekend!
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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