Tuesday, October 20, 2020

{ DIY Customized 3M Framed TV }

Happy Wednesday my pals! I'm super  excited to share today's post! You know those projects that you think going into " Ehh, this 80% won't work!". Well, this project was completely different! Mark had the idea of framing our new TV out a few weeks ago when we replaced our older Vizio! We were so close to getting the Samsung Frame TV, which was only a few more than this 43inch Vizio brand. Unfortunately, something went wrong during the Frame TV purchase, so we just quickly grabbed this one at our local Target...Afterall we barely watch television! After the living room refresh I wanted a fresh new TV, but stylish if that makes sense for a TV haha. As soon as I spoke out loud, Mark's creative brain went to work..Five minutes later he said what about using leftover molding for a frame & just use 3M for the surround attachment?! BRILLIANT, THRIFTY & SIMPLE-yesss! Keep reading below for how to transform you TV!!



•SUPPLIES•

|Scrap molding or wood the same width
|3M
|Saw
|Pencil 
|Tape Measure
|Paint optional 


•DIRECTIONS•

Get four pieces of wood or whatever you're using to frame out the TV.  Make sure they're even width..Length doesn't matter. Measure  all four sides of the TV to the four adjoining corners. Cut 45 degree angles on each corner {mimicking a picture frame}. & piece together. For guidance we used an old vintage frame I had. 

Next  place four to five 3M running down where it's going to be attached to the TV lip { not screen  }. Do this for all boards aligning to a square essentially. 

Press lightly to adhere the 3M. That's all! You could also use nail glue! 




 

I still have to caulk & fuzz with a few things but I love the customized look! Simple, fresh, custom & thrifty! 
Side Note:  sorry the photos aren't great..it was super dark, so I shot what I could! 
I hope you liked this simple custom framed TV. no huge cuts, fancy products or materials but a definite fresh look!!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY !
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Thursday, October 15, 2020

{ Warm Farmhouse Fall Living Room Makeover }

 Hey my pals!! It's so weird for me to go more than a few days without blogging, but after a bunch of DIY going on & just trying to enjoy the amazing full fall weather, I decided to take a few days off! Today I'm back to share our refreshed warm living room with you all! I will be honest, we still need to caulk trim, fill nail holes & frame out the TV! I wanted to share progress & of course I had to style it a bit for fall..Cozy warm fall farmhouse if you will! Okay, just come take a peek below...before I get too dizzy typing { vertigo is no fun }.


After all the beadboard was up I knew I wanted a fresh look! Something  more authentic cottage/ farmhouse. We first gave away our IKEA Ektorp sectional & replaced it with this tan deep sofa from Crate & Barrel { we have a white blanket on it } then we positioned the wing backs & added the sofa table & whimsical warm rug! It's totally out of my norm but I actually love it!! 


I kept the the decor super vintagey & quite simple..well for me haha! I picked this new basket up, gallery walled a bunch of chalkboards I collected & added some fresh pillows! 



Lots of dried foliage for warmth & rustic color paired with baskets I've collected over the years! The farmhouse print is old but I love it.. Thinking about painting the frame?! 


We also got a new TV { diy coming soon}  & with the beadboard I wanted to keep the mantel simple..Couple brass candlesticks, chunky almond candles & few white framed photos!!


I mentioned above I stepped out of my normal decorating style & by that I meant pairing different prints, & adding colors that aren't supposed to go hand & hand..Like tan + gray..which I love now!!!! The pops of black for bold vintage feel!


The orange & brown rustic rug was for sure a big leap in the interior design of this living room space, but honestly I love this too. I can't wait to style for Christmas!!



I hope you loved this warm authentic farmhouse vibe in here! The beadboard, collections & vintage rug help achieved that look! I guess take that leap of faith & try new looks . You might just end up finding a new style love! 

HAPPY Thursday!
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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

{ DIY Beadboard FAQS }

 Happy Monday, pals!! Sorry I'm a bit late getting Monday's post up...We're exhausted from the weekend diy & fun! Guys!!!! We finally installed the cottage beadboard in the formal living room upstairs! We've been planning this for months, but couldn't find the time. We finally pulled the trigger Friday & worked until 10pm Sunday to get it all finished! 

With that being said, I wanted to come on here & share some FAQS l about this diy beadboard... I hope my thoughts aren't jumbled in this post, forgive me I'm nearly sleeping while typing ha.


Let's start by saying that DIY is h a r d! It's time consuming, costly at times & there are always hiccups, but boy is it REWARDING!


• SUPPLIES •

.White nails

. Beadboard 10x4 slabs

. Trim

. White paint

. Trim caulk 

* we didn't use any glue. It's unnecessary & can damage your walls if it needs to be removed in the future! 

•HOW TO•

Measure the wall or walls you plan on boarding! Take the total feet & divide that by 4ft { size of beadboard}. Measure the height of your ceilings & have the boards cut. We opted to cut ours ourselves but Home Depot could too. We nailed them up lining the seems together & added the trim after the vents & light switches were cut. Remember " measure twice, cut once". 

After the beadboard is all up, add trim, wipe down the beadboard & paint! We opted not to paint yet but you definitely can. 


The beadboard just leaning against the wall for a first glance!


This is the board with half finished trim but all nailed down!!


That's the mini update! I'll be back with a final look after tweaks, paint & styling!! Have you ever done beadboard in your home?

HAPPY Friday!
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{ Rustic Halloween Mantel }

 Ugh, I'm so sorry about the lack of post these last few days! My site had a glitch & I'm still working in restoring the "DIY Beadboard Post". Today though I'm here to share a RUSTIC HALLOWEEN MANTEL  with you all! I finally got the living room somewhat cleaned up & of course I had to style a space..That being the fireplace mantel! Don't get me wrong the rest of the house is still a mess..No sofa, missing trim & well unstyled ha. Anyways come see this spooky rustic mantel decorated....


This moody rustic historical mantel was inspired by these delicious scented mini which brooms from HomeDepot.com  ! I picked them up randomly while getting a gallon of white paint quickly Saturday night! $1.50 each & they're scented cinnamon & apple! They're great quality + rustic vintage looking!


That candles are definitely the focal point. Just some cream & white vanilla lit candles on a wood tray..Ambiance, smell & they add a touch of spooky mystery!




The sign is from Target & I love the simplicity & plain black + white! The mini brooms stacked add texture & vintage vibe. The cotton stems add that touch of "foliage " & soften the minimalist mantel up..



HAPPY Thursday!
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Monday, September 28, 2020

{ Dining Room Neutral Fall Corner }

•Short post •

I didn't really have anything planned today { Sunday} to put out tomorrow  { Monday }. I usually always have a post lined up for you on Monday, but honestly I'm exhausted! We're taking on some big projects around here until if EVER at this point find our forever home. Anyways, I remembered I shot this cozy fall corner & I never shared it. It's super simple & VERY neutral! Basically it's the easiest styled  for any home area!! Come see the full post below...


I went super neutral in this whole dining room & wanted to incorporate a cozy nook in the dining room as well. "Comfy old fashioned harvest farm" . Lot's of dried foliage, baskets & white pumpkin gourds!


The white & grey ticking stripe curtains add that old fashioned farm look paired with the vintage wood chair & decor.




The vintage stripped white washed frame & mini wood prints inside add the focal point to this comfy fall corner.

I hope this easy simple & uber short post gave you an idea for your home!!

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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Thursday, September 24, 2020

{ Simple Fall Sitting Area }

 Happy Friday pals!! Isn't it weird how some weeks fly by & others drag on?! This week seemed to fly by & I'm ready to park it in this cozy spot I'm sharing today!! I haven't shared this spot much, but it's super comfy & perfect for Saturday lounging together! I didn't do much, but add some fall emerald green throw pillows, burnt orange foliage & a light throw!! Come see more below....


This $65 massive 9x12 rug was such a great deal & find for this space & actually season for that matter!! It's cozy, warm & minimal cleaning . It adds that comfy warm rustic fall feel paired with the emerald green throw pillows & crisp white slipcovered wingback chairs! I love sitting here with Spark { Mark } sipping ice cold Cokes on the weekend!


Bright bold fall foliage, vintage wood plant table from my grams, solo pumpkin & widdled wood mallard duck as decor!


I'm really into bold colors, with a touch of whimsy! The rug is the vintage whimsy aspect, the many textured baskets from the floor to both tables add cohesiveness + classic harvest fall vibes!



Do you have a favorite sitting area in your home? What makes a space comfy for you? I hope you loved this comfy fall sitting area in our little cottage home!

Happy Friday!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

{ Free Amber Bottle Fall Centerpiece }

 This is one of those post I'M SUPER EXCITED to share!! It's cozy, festive & FREE! One thing I love to share with you guys my pals is cozy farm/ cottage decor inexpensively when possible! Today is THAT day! Amber or brown bottles are super cozy for fall & have made a huge step in trends in the last few years..I remember walking on my grandma's beach " Lake Huron" collecting smoothed washed up glass on the rocky shoreline! Anyways, I'm here to share an inexpensive replica of vintage amber bottles! Every now & then, Mark likes to enjoy a cold one..Banquet by Coors especially.  I don't care for beer in the least, but when I spotted these bottles I knew I could DIY with them & show you how as well!!! Let's be honest not everyone has time to antique or buy expensive vintage goods, so let's improvise & upcyle together...Keep reading below!


•Video on prepping the bottles:


Item's used / How To:


. Coors Banquet bottles or any brown glass bottles on hand.
. Grass stems or anything fall foliage etc.. I snipped have a bundle & divided into six glasses. I trimmed the stem bottoms to fit nicely in the bottles..I also shook them to clean/ shed before placing them!
• Side Note: Use a brillo  pad for any glue left on the bottles.


STYLE #1
 
For the first look I simply washed, dryed & stuck the stems in lined up bottles. Easiest tablescape ever!! The bottles reused & the stems free! It's warm, rustic, festive & most of all thrifty!!!



STYLE #2

Style two is super similar to style 1, but I added some fun muted pumpkins! These pumpkins were less than $4 each & 3 are years old! Thrifty..again!



STYLE #3

Style 3 is the warmest  in my opinion! It's also still very thrifty & warm from the bottle ambiance! I added the gravy bowls with some mini candlesticks & cutlery. The gravy bowls are just our regular gravy bowls { p.s. hate gravy haha } & the mini cheeseboard cutlery were $3 from the Target dollar stop! 



Whoa that was a long post! I hope you enjoyed the breakdown of looks, items & video! It's always nice to do something thrifty & simple but also makes a big impact! • Are you into amber/ brown glass?

Happy Wednesday!
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Monday, September 21, 2020

{ Outdoor Fall Bench Decor }

 A few days ago I shared our fall porch  HERE ! I also mentioned I wanted to share another look with this new { old } vintage black bench with some colorful fall goodness ideas on styling a fall bench outside. I kept it super simple , but I go into more detail below with what types of items to use, how to make it cozy etc..  This will be a quick post , but hopefully you gather some inspiration for your porch, bench or seating area for those comfy cool fall nights!



I wanted this porch bench to be super traditional first of all. Classic orange mums, L.L Bean fall boots, rustic metal lanterns & chippy black paint! The star of the show?.. The vintage "Gathering " lacquered sign from Mark's gram & grandpa!..Truly a treasure for me. Fall garden meets fall in New England if you will ha.



Item Ideas

. Mums
. Lanterns
. Pillows
.throws 
.Signs 
. Buckets
.Crates
. Pumpkins 
. Wreaths
. Corn stalks
. Watering cans
. Kale bushels
Basically ANYTHING fall!




I kept the color pallet to cream, black orange & wood tones. I'm a firm believer in too many different items & colors can look overwhelming/ cluttered. 
The cream & black chalkboard was a nice backdrop & the layered wheat wreath pulls in from the pumpkin foliage nicely! 

I hope you enjoyed some ideas on how I put this fall bench/ porch decor together!

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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