Tuesday, May 3, 2016

{ DIY Farmhouse Style Pantry Door using an Old Window }

Happy Tuesday guys & welcome back to my little blog! I'm just going to jump right into it today because it's going to be a L O N G post!!! I've been working on this little project for about 3 weeks now & it's finally done { super simple project, very indecisive girl ha }. This project was our most simplest project to date & I originally thought it might be a problem..This project literally took my dear hubby 20 minutes at tops & well, me about 3 weeks to decide on a paint, style etc.. Lets not talk about that though hahaha. If you've been following me you'd know that our kitchen/ dining room is under a little "revamp" & I've been obsessed with adding character to our little suburban cottage aka a 1960's rancher lol! Last week we added this --> DIY Vintage Barn Door   & today I'm showcasing the cutest & most thrifty pantry door! This project cost under $20 with paint & new food storage containers...The actual project was FREE!! Enough rambling - COME SEEEEE!



B E F O R E




HOW TO:

So you guys know me..sometimes I forget to get "before" shots because lets face it I'm in the moment haha. This was the door before..just your standard white pantry door with a black handle.

The bottom picture is after we installed the window. All to this project was drilling the old hardware hinges into the window sides. We didn't make any new holes, cuts or anything. We simply just attached the hinges we had from the old door to the window & done!! 

Side Note: The vintage window was a free find & already this brown color when we got it. I did take a poll from my Instagram page here -->TheQuaintSanctuary IG  about what color to paint it & most of you said white..Ya, I just couldn't do that , it would be tooo simple right?! I took the advice of Allison from A House and A Dog & Lindsay from Whimsy Girl Design ! Both said white shelving inside, so I painted the shelving pure white & left the wood sides for charm. Thanks, ladies!!!


 A F T E R


I bought all new storage containers for dirt cheap at +Walmart and picked up these labels to track the dates/ expiration on goods. The labels are from +IKEA USA . I love the functionality of them, but especially the vintage fun look they give the plain containers & the mason jars!



I wanted to keep it simple, fresh & still with that vintage modern charm!! I love the mason jars for storing extra baking powders etc.. Knowing me I'll be switching this whole pantry around next week..I'm having fun playing around with it & think some vintage crates would be cute hmm ;)


**As you can see I also didn't paint it perfectly. I wanted that chippy look to shine through, so once I painted it black I did distress some parts for the brown to shine through again!


I got the black tote containers at Dollar General for 3/$6!!!! I mean they were soo cheap, big & I love how the black with the silver grommet detail looked! This is our "real" pantry as our other one is used for cleaning supplies etc.. so that's why you may see food items peeking out. I also may have had a sticky bun or two while photographing hahaha!


The original hinges from the old standard pantry door.




The granite counter stuck out a bit, so we just measured & cut so it shut nicely. I should mention we also added some tiny clear grippers so in case it gets slammed it's no biggie!!




I really hope you guys loved this DIY!! This is my most favorite home project other than the barn door to date!! I'm kind of obsessed at how it looks, the storage & how much bigger it makes the space appear. Super simple, fun & nearly FREE!!!!

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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Paige.Rose




Sunday, May 1, 2016

{ Farmhouse Decor you Should Buy @ Walmart.. }

HEYYY! I hope you guys had a lovely weekend! Ours wasn't anything fancy as it was gloomy & rainy the whole entire weekend here in the north. Oh & did I mention COLD too haha...I mean come on May get it together ha. Though it was nasty this weekend & my back is out AGAIN...{ I swear I'm falling apart or getting o l d } I did manage to have a nice little rain filled night shopping around the local Walmart with my gram & sister haha! When I say shopping I mean we were there for 3 hours killing time on our exciting Saturday night lol..We may or may not have bought tons of sweets, had cart wars & drove our 77 year old gram nuts { Don't worry she's hipper than us ..eek }!! Anyways so I started this "new" little series here on TQS with you guys about a week ago where I kinda essentially shop for you guys and tell you about new goodies, deals etc.. all at different stores I frequent. I mean lets be honest we're all busy & can't keep track of prices, places etc.. so I thought I'd help out. I needed a few things decor wise & thought I swing on down some of the isles & to my surprise I was pleasantly pleased. So it's no secret that I'm not big on Walmart for decor because they're limited in areas..BUT some of the farmhouse essentials that are oh so popular right now caught my attention!!! Farmhouse/ Cottage/ Industrial decor can be pricey, so I threw a little list together of some of the items you SHOULD pick up at Walmart on the cheap to achieve that farmhouse look. You can see the first installment of this little series of mine here ---> Shopping Kirkland's

 B a s k e t s / C r a t e s


I chose baskets & crates because lets face it they're so versatile, I'm obsessed & they add that farmhouse/ cottage or industrial look in a flash effortlessly. You can use them in the kitchen for fruit and storage, or in the living room for throws or decor. With that being said they can be quite pricey, especially the metal wire or lined ones. Walmart offers a variety for cheap ones & in two packs with many different sizes & styles. I'll take one of each please ha! 


F r a m e s


Frames are a given, they're that item that just about any home has in them. They signify warmth, love & memories shared by the people you love most. Again, with that being said they can be super pricey. I found the CUTEST ones at +Walmart  with so many cute styles, textures & of course that farmhouse charm. They had wood ones with barn doors, rope wrapped ones, distressed kinds & more!! They were all reasonably prices especially for the material & design.

G a l v a n i z e d / G l a s s  J a r s


Okay, gasp right?! I mean when I seen this section I wanted just about every single item on the shelf!!! This is like galvanized heaven & for CHEAP!! We all know how pricey anything galvanized can be, but +Walmart.com.mx  makes it easy to not only buy the goods, but for a fraction of the price of some of the other retailers. So many varieties & of course it adds that charming farmhouse/ cottage or industrial look. I love that Walmart makes it so easy to track goods like this down if you're not into the junkin seen or might not have the time etc... I may have to go back for more hahah!  

I really hope you guys like these little shopping trips where I highlight goods that are trendy/ hard to find etc..& of course I try to keep it practical in prices & places I highlight!

I hope you all have a lovely happy & healthy week. I'll be back with two bigger projects this week { hopefully } if my back cooperates!!

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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Paige.Rose

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

{ DIY Thrifty BARN DOOR Divider }

EEEK, I'm so so excited to share this post with you guys!! I've been wanting to finish this project in our dining room for so long & it finally was completed 2 week's ago , and today is the reveal! So a little back story on why we wanted to hang this 1940's vintage barn door in our dining room..We have two big rescue dogs & a bunny. The bunny { Mr. Wibbles} stays in my office downstairs & sometimes we don't want Stinker & Stew downstairs without us. We have used a generic $10 baby gate since we moved to this house & let me tell you it's been ANNOYING & I may have tripped/ fell/ knocked it over 1000x!! We had this barn door in our treasure pile & have been wanting to hang it for the last year..You know that thing called life happens & we got distracted with business things, family stuff etc.. Two weekends ago we had some free time so I had my lovely husband hang it for us. It's an authentic vintage barn door that my husband found free on a job site..{ he finds the best treasures- Thanks, Mark ;)! }. It's old, & isn't perfect by any means, but that's what gives it that barn / farmhouse charm. The track, handle, nails & basically everything is original.. Come see this massive barn door & all of its glory!


The door is super heavy & like I said above has many flaws, but is also very functional for what we use it as- a room divider/barrier. Right where the door closes at was a pocket door that closes the dining room from the back door & basement area. The previous owners tiled it in :(... I love the divider & it keeps the dogs out when need be. 


How To:
The track is original as well as the wheels, so they had to be greased up A LOT!! One part on the track is bent a bit { it's too old to be disturbed }, but again it gives that cozy farmhouse charm I crave so much. My husband leveled the track & drilled some special screws into each hole on the track & then we both lifted this beast onto the track..Seriously it was SUPER SIMPLE and HEAVY hahaha. This project with the chalkboard paint cost under $20!!!!!


This is the original handle/lock & I loved it so much to pull back & forth, I think I may keep it!!!!!


I wanted to keep the decor super simple on the dining room side, so I just added a vintage white apron that was my great grandpa's , a tea towel & simple wreath. I can't wait to play around with this for holidays etc..

Side Note: The Tea towel is from +HomeGoods , the greenery is from +IKEA USA & the tote is from +Michaels Stores . The picnic basket was free vintage find.


I love the old nail beading at the top & bottom..The charm goes on forever with this door. The stories it probably could tell ;).




I added the chalkboard paint to the wall so when the door is pulled the wall isn't completely bare. The door sits super close to the wall so this was the best option & neutral/ easy to work with. I also added some clear stick-on rubber grippers to the back of the door so it doesn't scratch anything. 


I wanted to jazz up that chalkboard square, so I lined it with some silver thumb tacks for a more custom industrial framed look. This whole project was super easy, thrifty & now so functional!!! I really hope you guys love this & gather some inspiration..I mean this was from junk..I'm still amazed a bit. Let me know what you think of this project below!:)

Have a lovely Wednesday friends!

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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Paige.Rose

Monday, April 25, 2016

{ Farmhouse & Kitchen Counter Decor Ideas & Tips.. }

Oh Monday....you were brutal to me ha. I hope you guys had a lovely Monday & start to the week!! So before I get started with today's post I'm going to be honest ..it's going to be a short one. I was walking up the stairs with some laundry & smashed my right hand into the door-fold. I now am the proud owner of my very own Mickey Mouse hand oh & my husband smashed his index nail off today - HAPPY MONDAY FOLKS eek!... Okay, back to the post..so I've noticed not only in this blogging world, but friends / family etc.. having trouble in a spot I would never think to blog/ talk about..the kitchen counter!! It's one of those spaces that you want to keep minimal with the decor, but also cute still right?! I came up with some simple cottage & farmhouse decor to display that doubles as useful items/ goods to have out.


I like to keep things fresh looking on the counter, but also items that I will use or use on a daily basis. Yes, some of the goods are just for looks like the flowers, but most of the stuff I have on the counters are used daily. I even use that vintage watering can that is on display with the silver cake stand. The watering can holds all our soaps & sinks stuff.  The mason jar lamp is used every night, but also doubles for that cozy cottage vibe. The cutting board is used a lot & the candle I like to have my the sink because lets be honest it's a s i n k...


This "General Store Sign" was a DIY --> DIY SIGN


The doggies may have gotten those cookies....;) . Tea towels are another item to dress up the counters & are also useful.  These neutral striped ones are from +IKEA USA  as well as these little springy mugs.


I've been collecting crocks for sometimes now & I've started collecting the mini sets too..These like a lot of the counter decor are used & not just for looks. They're used for honey, soups etc.. The bread box  { Search under -Popular Posts - for the tutorial } is another example of farmhouse decor on the counter, but in our case it's used!! Mason jars are that staple item that display nicely & can be used so broadly & on the cheap!! 




There are pieces like these faux ceramic eggs from +Hobby Lobby  that I just use as decor. I like using items to display that you would naturally see on the kitchen counter.. I mean obviously not all of it, but I try to keep it simple & functional.


The butter dish is from +HomeGoods  & the rolling pin is vintage.




I hope this post was helpful in decorating your counters. With a few simple goods it can look fresh & clean, yet still cozy!  I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday..I'm off to ice my hand.


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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Paige.Rose


Monday, April 18, 2016

{ Faux Farmhouse Utensils for Under $10!!! }

Happy Tuesday sweet friends, readers, family ..EVERYONE hehe!!! Thanks so much for stopping back in on my little growing blog! So today was one of those days where I didn't sit down until 10pm..no joke. I got so much done today including painting, cleaning & some DIY projects lined up for the blog...I know, me planning blog post - Uhh crazy right?!? Anyways if you're following me via Instagram or Facebook { Links below for both } then you would know we've been doing a semi major overhaul in the kitchen. We've added a vintage pantry door, 1940's barn door & with all that comes decor changes too... I picked up this sign I love from Hobby Lobby & needed something to put next to it to fill the space..So knowing how I am, I went searching for something I already had in the house , and came up with all these extra bamboo utensils I had bought from Bed Bath & Beyond for $7! I wanted them to look aged & have that old worn/aged/used farmhouse look..so I broke out some $1 black paint & essentially dry brushed some black paint onto them. See how super simple this project is & all for under $10!!! I mean of course the authentic farmhouse/ cottage utensils are amazingggg , but not for $10 a piece at some of the vintage shops...Come see how to make these for cheap & in about 20 minutes time! 
1.)
So I started out with these clean dry utensils..I decided to use a $1 store brush that was 2'' for easy application. The 2'' is about how wide the utensils are so it helped hit in the right places for that desired aged look. You can use any brush though.

2.)
This is what one application of paint looked like. Be sure not to saturate the brush, but more use a "dry brush" technique. I wanted more of a distressed look, so I added a bit more in some places..You really can't mess this up. If you happen to apply too much, just use a wire brush to buff some off. 

Side Note: I used regular $1 "dollar spot" paint from +Target , no fancy chalk paint for this DIY.


P.S. I promise those cookies weren't staged there haha..They were leftover from our weekend BBQ.

3.)
So here is what they looked like after 2 or 3 brush strokes with minimal paint on the brush.





I love how they turned out!! I'm giving you guys a sneak peek at the dining room revamp too.. Sign is from +Hobby Lobby  for $20 originally $50!


I hope you guys liked this SUPER SIMPLE cottage/ farmhouse DIY. I mean when it comes to projects I like to keep it as practical as possible & this pretty much demonstrates that haha. Oh, I should mention too this DIY is super rental friendly too, because I used +3M  to hang these!!!

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 & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose