Tuesday, March 22, 2016

{ Rustic & Thrifty EARLY Spring Porch .. }

Heyy guys..I always feel weird saying just "guys" so gals too hahah! I hope your Tuesday was great! I can't say ours was anything crazy other than we enjoyed a little bit of warmth finally!!! This Michigan weather has been crazier than usual actually..Mild winter, but a lagging winter type ha if that makes sense?! This post totally was spur of the moment, but I actually like it for a start..I stepped out our front door to wave by to Mark as he left for a meeting & realized it had warmed up a bit form earlier in the day..I went to walk back in & our little front porch was screaming  to add something to it..I quickly ran back inside & grabbed a bunch of stuff I had laying around in my decor room & some stuff in our now "organized" garage/shop!! The neighbors were probably peeking out their windows thinking I was crazy as usual.. { I was in my plaids with stuff crammed in my arms & camera around my neck haha }! Anyways today I'm sharing our thrifty, rustic & vintageyy early spring porch!!!  

P.S. everything used for this spur of the moment spruce up was freee!

In my last post I talked about our back patio makeover we're going to be doing soon hopefully, so I guess today was only appropriate to share the front porch right?! I promise all coincidence!! I had set all three of the milk cans out front after our mini spring cleaning in the yard a few weekend's back. Some were in the garage & another out back..I decided I wanted them all together & just left them there...After today's little spruce up I decided I actually loved them there with the vintage bucket & crate! 

***See yesterday's post here --> Spring Patio Makeover Board


The grass is from last year from +Hobby Lobby  & the blue flowers are from Dollar Tree I believe.


I know I've mentioned this before, but aside from vintage stamped crates, milk cans/jugs are my favorite! 


The detail on this crate has my heart...I can't believe people throw these away..Maybe if I stop hoarding them I'll take some to the shop { Angels, Saints & Stuff } !


Like I said, I threw this together spur of the moment..I'll be adding some greenery to the baskets & lets be honest in the next month it'll be completely different!



I really hope you guys enjoyed this early spring post!! I love a plan more than most, but sometimes fresh air is all you need to take on a little spur of the moment decor. 

 I hope you guys have a lovely Wednesday & as always THANK YOU for stopping by TQS for some practical decor , DIY & the occasional recipe or craft!

Paige.Rose



Sunday, March 20, 2016

{ 2016 Spring Patio Makeover Inspiration Board }

Hey everyone!!! I hope you guys had a lovely start to spring!! We had a few things planned, but didn't accomplish much other than detailing the jeep & binging out on a huge pizza hahah..all thanks to me having an earache grrr to sinuses! Anyways I got a little work done while cozied in bed ,and I'm back today with lots of inspiration for one little area that already has my little decor heart wanting to do a makeover!!! It's our back patio and boy does it need an overhaul..We've been in this house just short of 4 years and this is around the time we get the itch to move or redo stuff..until we can find a house & get my husband's new business situated I think we might give it a little face lift!! So I mentioned last spring that our patio wasn't the way I wanted ,but we worked with the bold red cushions etc.. This year I'm determined to redo it more neutral & less bold..because lets be honest I'm a "neutral Nelly" & even though I love red, I don't like to decorate with it much... We're thinking some new cement paint, neutral decor & some freshened up landscaping & new boulevard { backyard raised rock lined perimeter } mulch might spruce it up!!! Now if we could just get the piggies { our dogs } to stop running around & digging to China hahaha...Oh the pibbles.. Come take a look at what I put together..each picture has prices & sources too. 
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I hope you guys liked this fun board I put together!! The possibilities are endless with decorating a patio soo who knows what we might be up to..We got most of our spring cleaning inside & outside completed a few weekends back so now comes the fun part right?? I hope the temps here in Michigan remain steady for spring so I can get started..I'm working with a blank slate so I'm excited!!! Stay tuned & let me know how you decorate your porch/ patio or both like us down below.  

See my Spring Inspiration Board for inside -->  2016 Spring Inspiration Interior Ideas..

As always thank you so much for stopping in on my little blog shenanigans hehe ! Happy & healthy week!!!

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Paige.Rose




Monday, March 14, 2016

{ Simple & Free Vintage Inspired Man Office Nook! }

Hey everyone!! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! We started Friday off with some spring cleaning inside & a lot outside as the weather was pretty decent & spring like here in Michigan! We cleaned/raked the whole backyard & I even decorated the front porch with some neutral weather approved goodies until spring is officially here! After cleaning the yard & garage out we washed the jeep & truck & decided to tackle another little project!! So if you've been following the blog or any of my social media outlets { Left side bar of blog if you're interested } you'd know my husband just started his own business! He's been doing home preservation/maintenance/foreclosures for sometime { 9 years } & decided it was time to branch out & get his own name etc..I'm not going to lie it's been rocky starting his business ,but I know he's got this. Anyways since starting his own branch out he's needed his own office space..This is where it kind of gets tricky..So I know I'll get questions like " Don't you have two spare rooms?" "Won't that space be loud ?" , and simply " WHY THERE ?" Okay, so we decided to put his office nook in the laundry room..Yup, the laundry room. Our laundry room is about 15x15 so it's a pretty decent space to begin with. It's not fully finished, but it's clean & very functional. We decided to put his little nook in there because he's in there a lot hahahah crazy I know! In the morning he's in there getting ready for work { he's got all his work clothes in there } his bathroom across the hall & when he gets home he comes in the back door & goes directly down there to change/shower & grab  clothes { I do separate laundry for his work clothes... } ! We thought about putting his office upstairs by redoing the dog room, but it just didn't make sense. We have our room, the doggy room & then our guest room. We wanted to keep the guest room nice & the dog room strictly for the animals. Not only was that one of the issues, but the fact that he would have to truck through our house instead of just coming in the back of the house like he usually does & boom there's the little nook while he changes & showers! He didn't need or want anything big { My husband is super simple }, but something fresh & functional  so that just what we did!



I'm kind of obsessed how this little space turned out!! Like I said above it's clean, fresh & man approved!! Everything we used in this space other than the mini filing boxes from +Target / little accessories were FREE finds that we shopped in our own garage!!! That's right we pulled this whole space together from free vintage finds we had stashed in the garage. I guess sometimes it's nice to clean out a space & use what's on hand right?!


The stool, wood buffet/desk, black shelf, trash can & wire baskets were all free treasures!! 





I kept this little took pretty simple accessorie wise..I love this vintage trash can..I wish we would have kept the other one we had grrr #mistake! The stool is perfect & adjustable for him..The tennis rackets are also vintage. I decided to hang them on that wood planked door for some added vintage office charm. Although my husband played football not tennis he actually loves tennis { we used to play }..thinking we should get back into it at the park.. 

P.S. That door leads to a storage closet that runs the length of the laundry room.  Also that huge black shelf isn't just for looks, but will be used!! He has tons of keys & sunglasses etc..& in the summer will definitely come in handy for easy grab & go access!


We had two of these vintage glass windows that reminded me of a 1920's legal office ... It was perfect for what we were going for, so I used some black paint & wrote " office" on it. It needs a little touching up , but it's imperfectly perfect for the neutral, yet cozy vintage look we were going for. Although it's part of the laundry room it's pretty comfy { our washer & dryer are the Cabrio Platinum } & they're pretty quiet.. & it's carpeted so no worries on the noise.


This is the other part of the laundry room..I'll be doing a full post..maybe & yes it pretty much does look like this most of the time. Our shoot is located in my office on the other side of the lower level in a custom made little nook as well so the laundry isn't strong all over. I like to keep up on the laundry so rarely is it all over. This may be my ocd hahaha! 

I really hope this gave all of you some inspiration if you're needing a little office & can't figure out a spot. I know my hubby loves this little space & he can be as MESSY as he wants hahah.. Score right?! As always thanks so much for stopping in, following, sharing & commenting!! Have a happy & healthy week everyone!

Paige.Rose



Tuesday, March 8, 2016

{ Farmhouse Dining Room Update & How To Get The Look..}

Oh hey Tuesday..I hope you guys are having a great start to the week so far!  I recently just switched around a bunch of stuff on our upper level including the living room & dining room decor... I wanted the dining room to have an authentic/comfy simple farmhouse feel, so I added some authentic pieces with some other changes...I know the rustic/vintage/farmhouse/cottage/ industrial style is super popular right now, but I wanted our dining room to be more authentic looking rather than have it look like I bought up the whole Target, Pottery Barn or HomeGoods etc...Great stores, but I try & stay thrifty as much as I can & that's just what I did in our dinging room with the exception of a few things.. Come see how I gave this space a cozy & semi authentic makeover with tips on how you can also..


. How to add F A R M H O U S E Charm .

  • Add Burlap for texture
  • Use vintage bottles/ glass
  • Display milk jugs/glasses
  • Vintage Signs
  • Eggs
  • Use rolling pins/baking utensils
  • Trays
  • Mason Jars
  • Crocks
  • Galvanized Buckets
  • Jute Rugs
  • Scales
  • Use wire baskets for storage
  • Display crates for storage or fillers
  • Anything vintage wood etc..

I had bought this picture from +HomeGoods  back in August & stuck it in our living room..I love it ,but hated it on that awkward wall I just blogged about yesterday {Spring Wall Decor }..So I moved it in here & LOVE it!! It gives just the right amount of color, but still that farmhouse appeal. I purchased this for under $35 frame & all!!


I tried to use all the farmhouse stuff we had in the garage etc.. because I knew we had quite a bit!! This little corner came together so nicely with some simple goods we already had from thrifting..The milk can, table, ladder & buckets were all free. The white cooks apron is vintage & was my great grandpa's & the pussy willows are from +Michaels Stores . The wood cutting board recipe holder is from +HomeGoods  as well!


I had these free bottles laying around & these vintage wire baskets , so I decided to use them..I mean they're vintage, free & so simple why not?! The eggs are faux from +Hobby Lobby  for under $2 a piece.


I love incorporating any type of vintage glass in the kitchen/dining..This spice rack, mason jars & more wire baskets were all free finds & the newer mason jars from our bathroom makeover { Vintage Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover } are from +Target



All the crocks were free finds too! The cabinet is from the 50's & was one of my first DIY projects back before blogging. It's my favorite piece still..maybe it will get a face lift soon eh?!


I love this little hutch!! My husband recently picked the matching side table buffet , so I'll be painting that sooon!!! I'm still not sure where it's going, but I love the simplicity of these...I mean 2 x 4's & some white paint - CHECK!!!



I don't think I've ever mentioned this before, but I love vintage glass milk jugs! I don't know why but I sure do! I mixed in some old & new for some farmhouse charm. Adding milk jugs is one of the EASIEST ways to add farmhouse charm. Michaels sells mini ones for like $2 !!



Adding any type of burlap , wire baskets or glass can add instant farmhouse charm.



Seriously how cute are those eggs??



That "herb" sign was my very first sign I ever made I believe..I love it still & made it for under $10!!



I love adding crates to a space too. They're great fillers & add that rustic/ vintage look. I have 3-4 of them from the north. My parents picked them up for dirt cheap a few summers back in Traverse City! 





I hope you guys enjoyed this little farmhouse dining room update!! I know this style is becoming quite trendy so why not share some of the ways to add that charm . Have a lovely Tuesday everyone!!

Paige.Rose