Wednesday, October 28, 2020

{ Wrought Iron Candle Chandelier }

 Happy Thursday pals! With the seasons changing drastically here in Michigan I decided it was time to add a cozy "finishing piece" to our upper living room! I've been looking for  a candle lit chandelier for quite sometime...A simple authentic farm like chandy! I finally found a 16x16 one on Amazon for $70..Not the cheapest, but very plain & simple- exactly what I was searching for! I wanted to share another element to this living room refresh, so come take a closer peek below....



This room has come together so nicely via the refresh! Simple, cozy & traditional.  The chandy adds that finishing aspect & warmth with simplicity! 

 

I put a mix of crisp white candlesticks & cream candlesticks until I get mini tapered ones!

 

It looks smaller in the space but again it is 16x16 inches..More bringing the sofa / sitting area together! I'll blog the other side of the living room soon { sneak peek asap }. 


I hope you loved this quick living room update! Do you have a chandelier in your living room? Something about candlelit is soooo cozy, especially in the winter months ehh?! 

Happy Thursday!
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Thursday, October 22, 2020

{ Effortlessly Elegant Apple Centerpiece }

 Hey pals!! Welcome back to the blog today!! I wanted to quickly share some shots I did a few days ago after I got some apples that I picked up... Fun fact: I love apples!!! I love the look, taste & of course health benefits 😋.  I'm no newbie to photographing apples for fall on here..Though a basic fall staple I find them especially esthetically pleasing during fall! I blogged this DIY "apple cider" sign HERE & the sign styled HERE . Keep in mind those posts above are very dated, but that leads into today's post!! I wanted to use these apple I picked up, unfortunately I got the wrong  ones { Macintosh is my FAVORITE }. I wanted to use these & originally was just going to just set them out to munch on..then blog brain kicks in haha!! Come see more of this cozy EASY centerpiece  below.....


 

I'm not going to lie...My most semi impromptu blog post turn out the best! Dark moody fall lighting wasn't great, minimal decor & a .75 sign!! 

 SUPPLIES:
•BASKET
• FEW STEMS 
• BOWL
• APPLES
• SIGN
• RUNNER 


HOW TO:
* Place a tea towel lining the bowl. Then  apples in any bowl of your choice  & set to the side! Grab a cute sign & grab a few apples & place outside the bowl but closely! Wrap some stems & drape over the basket. Once you have to apples, towel & bowl/ basket you're golden. You can't go wrong with this effortlessly elegant fall apple centerpiece!


This metal rustic bowl was perfect for this post! Let's the deep red  coloring of apples through & the farmhouse red ticking stripe farm towel adds a layer!
• real & faux apple mix! 


This sign was a whopping .75 cents from our cottage up north!! I love the vintage green outline & simple small look!



 

I cleared & cleaned out the dining room after refreshing the paint last weekend  & truth is it's still bare! I also slipped this 1940s table sides down & kept it more cozy intimate setting for us! At this point I'll just wait another week for November 1st..aka Christmas ha! Here's a sneak peek of the new large parson slipcovered chairs!


 

I seriously think I'm about to make either baked  apple crisp Topped with Carmel or an apple pie!  You can read my apple pie post with a slight twist HERE . Of course I'll be wearing my great gramps apron proudly!


Do you like these mini tutorials or just photos with a caption? What's your favorite kind of apples or apple pie recipe? Let me know in the comments!!!


Happy Tuesday!
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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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