Thursday, April 22, 2021

{ DIY Brass French Country Faucet }

 Happy Wednesday pals! Today I'm so excited to share something with you guys I've wanted for quite sometime now...A new  KITCHEN FAUCET haha! Did you guess right?! Not many would, unless you're a blogger, interior designer etc.. Little fun fact, I've wanted a vintage brass french country inspired kitchen faucet for years now! We are constantly picking + junkies but never came upon  one sadly..I wanted something that wasn't super shiny but brass nonetheless.  Well, that's when Modern Masters paint crossed my mind...Come see the full makeover below!


 

This was obviously the before! I didn't hate the black but it blended into the copper tinged black granite countertops.  The faucet was distressed with bronzed brass bits already when we bought it from Home Depot a few years back!!

 

HOW TO:

• wipe clean
• take a mid grade sandpaper lightly to it. Wipe again after above step
• Paint { I did 3 coats}
• Seal with clear spray sealant If needed


 

SUPPLIES: 

•Clean rag
•Small fluffy brush
•Modern Masters paint
• Clear sealant 

 

I love how bright & whimsical it is, especially in a smaller space! The bright cheery vintage brass looks great with just about any decor or season. 


 

One of the reasons we didn't want a new brass faucet installed, was because I wanted an aged authentic looking brass...like the vintage pots holding the beautiful fresh flowers!




Side Note: Waiting on some fun pieces for these cabinets!

 



I hope you guys liked this simple DIY sink faucet makeover! It cost less than $20 & about 2 hours of paint + dry time. The end result is a fresh fixture for summer!! 


HAPPY Thursday!
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

{ Garden Fresh Flower Bouquet }

 Hey, pals welcome back to TQS! I've been craving spring here in Michigan & hoarding new spring decor in every inch of our little cottage since about March! We layed new sod, started weeding, bought 5 gallons of patio paint & bam standstill!!!! Oh, nooo not because we've been having too much fun, but because of MICHIGAN WEATHER  haha. Yup...snow has hit us again! Please pray for our sod haha eek! 

Anyways I've been craving spring & my friend picked the prettiest flowers from her country home! I was having a hard day physically with the vertigo & fibromyalgia + mentally with my uncle passing.  Instantly they brightened our home & mood!!

That got me thinking how a simple bouquet can add not only freshness but charm, decor & brightness to a space...even a messy stove!


Basically, anyone get  grab fresh flowers from one area or another, OR cheat & grab some $5 grocery store pre-made bouquets!

 

A fresh spring kitchen & a long Michigan winter! 


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Thursday, April 1, 2021

{ Vintage Easter Kitchen Counter }

 Well, I'm officially that person who forgets a holiday is in three days...haha! I mean thing's have been  weird, but I can't believe I almost forgot about Easter! Anyways, so after I got home I spruced the house up cleaning & then I found a sign....You see it's normal in our home to find random decor pieces never seen before to be stashed all around the house!! Isn't that normal?.. I forgot I had this sign my mom picked up a few years  back, which was a  total relief! Relief because I have little Easter decor & needed to get a post out!!! Thankfully this piece went well with my other new + vintage pieces! Come see some quaint Easter inspiration below.....



 

Although I almost forgot about Easter, my love for cute bunnies run deep! I've had rabbits most my life..Starting from age 5. When I was attacked by a dog at two years old, I had ptsd from it. To help with the anxiety, we got a pet rabbit- Lucifer!

 

Plus they're just adorable!

 

You know I had to mix in some vintage goods! These gold rimmed  tea set is from my grandma. The rabbit pottery art from my mom. I love pottery art , if you didn't know..


 

I think loving rabbits & Easter stems from my grandma! She loved books & loved reading Peter Rabbit garden stories over tea & butter cookies. Mmm I can taste her Red Zinger tea & hear her old China clattering about...I miss her dearly! 


 

I only have about 10 Easter decor pieces, but somehow always use them differently! Maybe it's time to shop...


 

I hope you liked this Easter inspiration! It's a different spot to show decor but also adds charm to the countertops!
What's your favorite Easter dish to eat or make or style with. Decor or food, I need all the inspiration!


HAPPY Friday!

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

{ New Bedframe & Mattress REVIEW}

 This is one of those posts thst have been in the works for quite sometime! You see we went from a California king mattress  to a queen when we moved to this house 9 years ago! It was quite the downsize in bedroom size & mattress, but we actually loved the coziness! Fast forward 9 years later followed with lots of aches & pains from aging + unfortunate accidents it was definitely time for a new bedroom refresh.  That meant not  just new fresh white paint, but also bedframe mattress  too!! Keep reading below for a closer look & review...



 

I wanted a simple " grown up " master but still bright, cozy & a touch of whimsical! Of course I stuck with a neutral pallet but with with tons of texture & accents!


•FAQS:

• Brand: Nectar 
• Bedframe: King in color Linen
• Mattress is a King in the original Nectar
• Mattress Style: Memory foam -firm- 
• Bedframe is wood & fabric with middle supports. 


 

•MATTRESS REVIEW:

We've had the mattress &  bedframe for over a month now & honestly it's decent!! The foam mattress is pretty firm, but in a good way.  For us,  we needed that because of back/ health issues.  Our old mattress was a bit softer & you almost sunk into it { Vera Wang brand }. 

 

•BEDFRAME REVIEW:

The bedframe was huge for us! We haven't had one in years & I didn't want to spend a huge amount considering we're actively STILL house hunting. We however did want something cozy, neutral & sturdy in the meantime.  We were questioning the sturdiness of this popular online option, but honestly its been nice!! No sounds, shifting or shaking thus far!  The frame linen is decent fabric, but a bit darker than I would have liked! 


 

PROS:

•  Affordability 
• Quick shipping
• Easy assembly 
• Design appeal
• Came with amazing 100% cotton sheets 

CONS:

• Limited color options
• Limited types of mattresses
• Not made in the USA 
• Pillows aren't for everyone { large & quite stiff }


I hope you liked this spring bedroom refresh! It was a long time coming & just after the holidays were over, we decided to pull the plug! Again, for the ease & affordability I'd definitely recommend it.  
If you have anything to add or have purchased from Nectar let me know in the comments. 

HAPPY Thursday!

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Monday, March 15, 2021

{ Rustic Mason Jar Mantel }

 Two blog post in one day...Productive Monday ehh, well at least on the blog ha! Although the rest of my week's list is still lingering, I did get the mantel finished!! I've had this idea about a dried flower potting shed look with a hint of vintage countryside cottage charm... I'm horrible at explaining I know haha. Anyways come read more below on how this spring mantel kind of just fell into place Sunday...



 

On Friday night my mom had dropped some goodies off. You see on her breaks @ U of M hospital she stops in at the gift shop & picks unique treasures up for me here & there. While I was dropping some sheets off she handed me this bag of pear scented potpourri... Now usually not my thing & at this point I didn't even think about the use. I set it aside until yesterday  { Sunday} & as I was cleaning of the mantel I got the idea I've been cooking up in my decor brain ha. { read above if you skipped  }. 

 

The beautiful spring dried sprigs were perfect for my idea.. I grabbed some antique mason jars from  a trip to Kennebunkport Maine & filled some beauty in them!



 

I absolutely love all the dried flowers,  fragrant boxwood & colorful stems! The simplicity of the flowers, masons & vintage seltzer bottle finish this mantel!


 

Spring has spring here at The Quaint Sanctuary!



 

Lots of textures, brass, white & tan dried stems. Vintage garden goodness! I dream of one day having a chippy old green potting/ canning / dried flower barn or shed with all the vintage pots & tools !! Charm galore!


This was definitely a lesson in ' don't judge ' . I had no plans to use this potpourri  { or would buy it } ,but it kinda of just fell into my hands & it was just the item I needed for this space...without even knowing it! P.s. THANKS MOM!

Hope you loved this spring inspiration!


HAPPY Monday!

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{ Welcoming Spring Entryway }

 Happy Monday! It's a bright & fresh semi spring day here in Michigan! Sunday was glorious & we got a bunch of items checked off our long ' spring cleanup ' list! While Mark was outside working on some venting, I decided to open up all the windows, cast some music & freshen up the living room for spring a bit! While freshening up the living room, I decided to photograph our spruced up entryway! Although this space isn't huge, it is its own space & gets used quite a bit...I wanted to incorporate more storage, outgoing mail area & a welcoming look upon entrance! Come see more below.....



I really needed an area to put outgoing mail, so it doesn't end up on the counter in baskets! I've seen this leather & brass  mail bag at Target 10000 times! I finally decided in a rush to grab it & the welcome sign too. I just so happened to have the vintage key... to coordinate. The wall art is an older Target find too. 



Although I wanted a more vintage look, I love that it's fresh, cottagey & flows nicely when you step up into the kitchen area! The brass flows nicely with our new hardware & brass pantry door. The vintage wood bench is handmade, rustic & the perfect size! 
• To the right of this is the mudroom closet conversion for layout of our whole entryway as this is just 1 wall!


I managed to slip in a bit of greenery in this old burlap bag & added these vintage keys...



I'm showing my age, but who else still snail mails it? I still send out certain things & bills through the mail..Call me old fashioned  ha. 


I hope you liked this refreshed entryway. It's simple, cohesive, functional & a bit pretty! Do you have an entryway you decorate?


HAPPY Monday!

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