Tuesday, August 20, 2019

{ Garage Barn Makeover UPDATE! }

This was one of our bigger projects we took on this summer around our little cottage { two more coming}!! Not only did I want to change the big white wood garage for ambiance/ decor , but also because it needed a bit of repair! The puppy & rain + elements have done a number on it, so it was time to get painting! I decided on the color  "Red Candle" from Behr. It's a true vibrant red & I'm super excited to style it for Fall & Christmas! We will be adding something else color wise as well..more to show soon! Today I'm here with an update! We have a lot to paint &  trim out but should be done soon!! It's been so wet & hot here it's unbearable, not to mention I have a softball hematoma in my leg..somehow?!


It looks much darker red in person, and no worries this is only the first coat!! I'm excited to freshen up the door too with pure white & the little cottage hardware! 

• Side Note: don't mind my stockpile.. the inside is getting scrubbed & painted too. We use our barn garage a lot & its insulated with a working corner shop! Definitely time for a CLEAN & paint so we can continue to use!!


See that square spot not painted? Ya, that's where the puppy " Swartz the Wart" chewed the wood... Ahh! 


Time & time again we choose @behr !! Long lasting, affordable + the color selection is great. We bought a 5 gallon...Hope it's enough. 
I can't tell you how ready I am to get this done & styled!!!


Hope you like when I share progress pics...Projects may seem quick but unless you're hiring out, have ample time etc.. they're going to take some time.. Thanks for always checking in, encouraging & sharing in with our normal life one project at a time...

Happy Wednesday!

{ DIY Cottage Fall Bakery Cart }

Happy Monday my pals!!! Hope your weekend was an awesome ending to summer or "late summer". Mine was eventful & a not the greatest birthday, but ehh no big deal! We did start tackling the garage painting & repair which I'll be blogging soon!! Today, though I wanted to share a few glimpses of fall here in the dining room!! You see Mark scored this awesome old bakery cart, so of course I wanted to quickly style it....I love putting simple inspiration out for the seasons & with September 1st only a week away I thought why not share this little cart!!! Come see more below...


It all started with this " pumpkin nut bread" framed picture!! A few weekends ago while up north at the cottage, we visited one of my fav shops, Bestie Furniture!  

A definite MUST shop when in downtown Frankfort, MI ! 


All I did was group pumpkins together, add some sprigs of greenery & a little homemade -pumpkin- sign!!


This little sign was in their basement clearance room, with no tag...I loved it & grabbed it from a corner & the superrr sweet ladies said $10 !! SCORE!


Anyways there's a first tiny glimpse of fall in our dining room!! I think this bakery shelf is so cute..I did leave the original writing on it { behind picture} it reads: Hearth Bakery Goods! I'll share more soon!