Thursday, October 8, 2015

{ Simple Cottage Styled Guest Bedroom }

I can't believe this week is already over!!! I've been all over these past few days gathering stuff & kinda making-over our little guest room & another little area in our suburban cottage!! I was getting bored with the dingy rugs, & the "in your face" purple theme { It was for our niece }! I decided on something a little more neutral ,but still bright & cheery, yet relaxing! I switched out the rug, bedding, curtains & nightstand decor ! I used stuff I had, cottagey & farmhouse goods mixed with cheery shabby chic goods! I love the way it turned out..Although we don't have family stay overnight usually, we have had a few & this little room definitely comes in handy! I will say when it's not being used that the pibbles are usually in there terrorizing it haha! 

Seriously this is pry one of my most favorite rooms I have decorated or helped style in someway!! It's so light, bright & cozy!! I know what most of you are's so white & for a dog playroom ..Ya, I know ,but honestly most of the time they're pretty good..;). The vintage mirror/wall art was a gift from my mom..It originally only was wood & we had the mirror put in it for $20! I love this piece, and it looks great in this space. I added some cute little faux succulents & the "dream sign"! Both of these items were purchased from +Michaels Stores  year's back!

This little garden sign was a trash spruce up & I love it! I had it in the bathroom for a bit, but loved it in here more. I used an old galvanized paint splattered bucket to put this cute little lamp on! 

The bed is an antique I believe.. { family item } & it's just enough for this room. This room isn't large by any means, but it's not small either. I believe its 12x11! 

Layering with whites is one of my obsessions or anything neutral for that matter. This comforter has all light pastels . It's from the Shabby Chic brand by +Rachel Ashwell  at +Target !! It's held up pretty well since 2009! The pillow is from +IKEA USA !

See this sign I got in the trash spruced up in this DIY  Country Garden sign revamp

P.S. I have to paint this furniture ASAP..Don't worry I'm already planning something this winter for these two pieces!!! I will for sure be blogging them after.They're my childhood bedroom furniture..Now I feel old haha..!

I switched out the pot at the end of the bed on the step stool..& decided a nighttime picture would be pretty!! The white fleece throw is from +IKEA USA  for $4!

Okay, seriously I had to post a picture with the two babies "Stinker & Stewart" aka Chocolate & Peanut Butter in this post!!! Can you tell we love these rescued brown turds & they love this room hahahah??!!. I swear when I was just about to get done photographing they jumped right up on the bed like this like heyyyy mom we love our playroom haha! 

Side Note: Most of the things in this room are thrifty / vintage or things I shopped in our house to do this little makeover. See what the " purple room" or our nieces room as she called it looked like before it got a little face-lift via our  Home Tour ! 

Have a great autumn weekend guys!!!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

{ Kitchen Corner Cabinet ..}

Happy Friday!!! Big woo hoo for the weekend, right?! It's supposed to be perfect 60 & sunny Saturday & we're hoping to get a few things done { more on that later } ! One thing that I'm really excited for is we finally are visiting the Cider mill!! I can't believe it's October 2nd & we haven't visited one..not like us crazy fall lovin' people haha!Speaking of fall, the other day while I was decorating & switching stuff out it occurred to me that I never blogged my very first vintage furniture piece I DIY'd!! It was back in 2008 when we still lived in our quaint 1 bedroom top floor condo{ that I loved!} !!! My husband actually found the piece while working & he paid a co-worker to help him bring it upstairs!! He knew I had been wanting one of these corner cabinets, but this one was better then any of the store or catalog ones I spotted before! This was before blogging or decorating, so I didn't know about antiques or vintage goods like now..This was originally a dark wood with a tint of hickory color & I painted it!! I still love that it's white, but I'm thinking I might be doing some changes.  I thought I better show you guys now before she changes haah! This corner cabinet is from the 1950's & it's seriously one of my, if not favorite piece!!! 

"She's" painted a pure white with ..wait for ittttt, regular non-chalk paint hahaha! I know, nuts right?! I wish I knew about the chalk paint products back when...Hint hint!!!

Obviously in these pictures  she's decorated for fall, but it's honestly a great piece for any occasion! I keep extra seasonal dishes in the bottom & up top for display !  I love decorating with it!!

I never remember collecting pitchers etc..but  somehow I have acquired quite a few..!

This piece fit like a glove in our dining area! I'm not going to lie, I'd be pretty upset if she didn't have a spot .. P.S. My new favorite random mix..fresh baby's breath & white pumpkins!!!!

I hope you guys get some inspiration from this little throwback piece & some simple decorating ideas too!  I can't believe it's already OCTOBER..just blows my mind! I hope you all are doing fun  things this weekend..Take it all in & enjoy!!!!!

Happy weekend! 


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

{ Festive Fall Front Entryway }

Heyyyy guys!! I hope you all are having a lovely & quaint Wednesday afternoon!!!  When I posted our 2015 Fall Home Tour a few weeks ago, I totally forgot to post our entryway or even think about it. Today I'm back with a simple, thrifty & practical fall front entry! For some reason I got the spark to decorate at 1am last night & well this is what I came up with..It's mostly  all thrifty or free finds per usual & it's not neutral..shocker, right?! I think I got inspired last night to decorate because the late night breeze blowing through our little suburban cottage was just glorious ha! I mentioned via Instagram earlier that rustling leaves among many other things are my favorite about fall & I truly mean it!!!! I mean hearing the leaves blow around, the winding whipping about, fresh air & knowing the holiday season is around the corner..Yes, please hehe!! Grab a cup of hot soup & join me on this mini tour :) !

So I'm going to clue you all in on a little secret..You see that orange packet in the third compartment behind the "P"?! Well, that's a drawer freshener!!! I use them all over the house after a good deep cleaning. They add so much fragrance & last pretty long. This one is pumpkin scented & I picked up a 6 pack for $4 at Michaels!! 

The branches/ blooms are from +Michaels Stores  ! I don't know why but these particular ones stuck out to me..I think they're marigold blooms { Don't hold me to that ha }! I picked up some orangey rust & cream ones! 

The pumpkin was a gift from my dear gram from a local shop in town & the mason jar , mini shovel & flower holder were all free finds!!

I mean what's fall without some Baileys in your hot cocoa?!  & P.S. That's my lovely hubby's new scarf & it's soooo soft & thick!! I'm stealing it hahaha! 

I hope you guys liked this entryway! It's simple, yet still  has some of my style of vintage/rustic/cottage/farmhouse charm { whoa that's a mix}  & fun I'd say! Do you decorate your entryway?


Friday, September 25, 2015

{ DIY Bathroom Storage }

Welcome weekend & Happy 6th Year Anniversary to us!! It's suppose to be a beautiful weekend..not only is it our anniversary , but my dad's birthday & we share an anniversary with my late papa. I thought before the weekend festivities begin that I would share a quick & simple little DIY that literally is sooo simple I debated even sharing, but it was way to cute, so here I am!! I've mentioned this a million times before, but my bathroom { we have our own bathrooms } is super small, so every bit of storage is needed! I have plenty of baskets etc.. in the bathroom, but I was sick of always digging for stuff, so I went down to my decor room & decided to DIY a little something for less hassle!! 

If you all remember back in the spring I bought these hanging lace planters from +IKEA USA  & hung them next to the fireplace here--> Spring Planters..Well, obviously since then I've taken them down for fall & the upcoming holidays so they were just siting there .. Why not use them for storage?! They already have little round holes in the back , well actually three around the pots to hang them from a ceiling etc.. I never used the metal chain they came with for that purpose. 

 These planters were super affordable 2 for under $18 !! I just threaded some black & cream polka-dotted burlap ribbon through the back hole & tied them to the towel bar! I also used 1  medium sized furniture grip on each  so they won't hit the wall & leave marks , and they won't make noise when used..

I use them for literally EVERYTHING! For the sake of this post I cleaned them out..I keep everything from lotion to scissors in them & they're pretty tipping believe me!! 

Side Note: Make sure you hang them & tie them as tight as possible, this will ensure they hang down less etc..:)

I hope this helps all of you with that case of the small bathrooms heheh.This could even be used when you're sharing a bathroom & need to have split storage etc..simple, cheap & practical!! Have a lovely, happy & healthy weekend guys!!


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

{ Fall Kitchen & Dining Reveal }

Welcome back guys!! I hope you're all having a great week thus far..It's been so fun sharing different spaces decorated for fall with you guys! The amount of love I'm feeling via social media is remarkable!! I'm always aiming to help someone decorate & love their space with practical home decor & ideas. You know the type of stuff the average everyday person can do, no huge constant furniture switch-ups, power tools, expensive goods etc..I really hope I'm achieving this on TQS hehe ;)! Well, back to the post tonight...I'm really excited to be sharing our fall styled dining room with you all today!! I went with a more neutral rustic /mill theme you could say this year! Last year was all about the bold colors & more of a formal setting Our 2014 Fall Kitchen!!

I wanted a cozy vintage inspired mill feel,but still fresh & clean! I started with gathering some brown & tan patterned things & throwing in bits of vintage & new with homemade DIY stuff too! 

The linen tablecloth is from +H&M  , the parson chairs & plaid pillow cover are from +IKEA USA  , the table runner is from +Marshalls & the pumpkins are from +Michaels Stores ! Everything else on the table are vintage or thrift finds!

I love how these vintage brown glass bottles transformed this little space & flowed so nicely with the theme! These were all free finds as well as the vintage spice rack that I'm kinda obsessed with! The picture art was a gift from my mom & the mantel & white pumpkins are from +HomeGoods  & +Marshalls !! I spotted these white pumpkins & had to have them...actually my sister spotted them & when she told me they lit up..I was SOLD!

I made this sign a few weeks back & it kinda helped me plan what I wanted our "theme" for fall to be this year..You can see the DIY -->DIY Cider & Donuts Sign

Side Note: If you're looking for a great fall candle that isn't like the rest out there..grab this Tobacco scented one from +HomeGoods  for $8!

I didn't really do much in the  actual kitchen area  other then add some decorative soap, mini pumpkins, vintage bottles & this little sign from +HomeGoods  for $5!

Yup, that's a vintage find & what's fall with out a mixer for all those pies hahaha! 

I hope you all enjoyed this space in our home!! Stick around for Friday when I'll have the full fall home tour all linked together with each room!!