Sunday, July 17, 2016

{ 6 Month DIY Farmhouse Mason Jar Bathroom Light UPDATE & REVIEW }

You guyssss this post has me really excited!!! It's our 6 month review on our DIY Farmhouse Bathroom Light Fixture we made for close to nothing & without any drilling etc.. It's one of our most pinned posts { Follow me with the links below} & for great reason!! It seriously was the easiest project & added so much charm to a rather plain light fixture & bathroom! Today I'm sharing some info since we checked this project off our list about 6 months ago! Before I get started I'm going to be honest this bathroom is incredibly hard to photograph because of the space & light distribution! Bare with me on these photos I may have achieved while doing back bends { almost literally} trying to get these shots! 

So since adding this DIY light we've had absolutely no problems with cracking, busting of the glass or heat accumulation issues! As stated in the original post here -->DIY FARMHOUSE BATHROOM LIGHT  ** Use with caution, although mason jars are intended for high heat, so they work perfect in our opinion. The lights in this bathroom are on for no more than 30 minutes at a time usually & the jars to get hot!!! 




The "Good Morning Gorgeous" sign is from +Hobby Lobby . I have been looking for something for that little space forever & came upon this sign 50% off & picked it up for $9!! They also have a "Good Morning Handsome" one , but this is my bathroom, so it wasn't needed really.


The mason jars have stayed tightly on the light fixture with no issues, the dust accumulation inside the masons has been non- existent & the cleaning overall extremely easy if something was to happen!


As far as the bulbs burning out quicker etc.. Well, we've had these same bulbs since we finished this project with no issues. You can visit the original post on this whole DIY in the above link or I'll leave it down at the bottom!


Some simple towels, the MOST delish & awesome burning candle from +HomeGoods , toilet paper & some storage baskets tie this space all together. Super simple & farmhousey! 

Side Note: That towel rod usually is empty, because I'm OCD & think that's gross haha!


I have a bunch of these old vintage wood screens & needed something for this wall, so I tried one, and added a simple wreath with the same black & white check ribbon as the storage baskets & tied it all in!


I love how the mason jars look at night!! This picture unfortunately wasn't photographed at night, but the thick glass paired with the Edison style clear bulbs look sooo vintage & pretty! I really hope you guys liked this little review & update on the bathroom & DIY light fixture!


Wishing you all a happy & healthy week!

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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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

{ DIY Cottage Cabinet Makeover for Under $10!!! }

Hey guys!! Today's post has been one I've been working on for a awhile & I'm finally ready to share this new piece in our living room! So, I've mentioned these past few weeks that right before our little northern getaway for the 4th I decided our upper living room needed a total revamp/ makeover! This included moving the couch, all new wall decor, new mixed in pieces etc.. Well, unexpectedly the day we came back from vacation my husband had to jump right back into work.. { He owns his own business ;) } we were all lagging from just enjoying 4 days of fun..Then he came home with this cabinet & a bunch of other free junkin finds & that threw me right back into " Operation: Get the living room done" hahaah! I spent the next two days painting this orangey oak 3 door cabinet that I literally fell in love with! Here's another little fact about me..I'm obsessed with anything that has french style doors, probably because it's cottagey/farmhousey!  Keep reading below for more details on this huge statement piece in our living room!


You can see from this picture before I started painting that it was an awful early 90's oak.. It need some paint & honestly I was too lazy to go to the store for moreeee paint, so I used what I had on hand. I ended up using a semi gloss Glidden pure white...Yeah, I'll be sticking to chalk paint for pieces like this if we're being honest! I love that chalk paint adheres & dries sooo much quicker etc..just a little tip!


The cabinet itself need some TLC, not only paint wise, but it had no knobs to open the doors properly, one of the shelves was broke a bit, but that was nothing to me because I'm obsessed with it!!


 I picked up 3 new vintage / cottage style knobs from +Hobby Lobby  for under $7!



Most all of the decor minus the farmhouse picture from +HomeGoods  for $25 & some greenery everything else are thrifts or free finds! These old wood glass windows Mark came home with the day of me photographing this piece & they MADE it perfect!!! They add so much rustic charm & height!

 


As I mentioned above the piece needed a few little repairs..The knobs were simple & the second shelf to the far left door I just ended up setting at the bottom of the double doors for some contrast! I loved how we had this wall styled before, but with the sofa & furniture changes the space needed a more statement piece since the living room felt a bit bare.. It just so happened he found this piece waiting for me to make her beautiful hehe! 

Side Note: It does have working lights inside as well. I'll be posting pictures when I get a chance of it at night! Follow along via my social media for new pictures soon! Links listed at the bottom of this post!




You can see what this space in our living room looked like before here on my Instagram account -->The Quaint Sanctuary INSTAGRAM


Yes, I left the chippy smudged paint all around the windows & glass for that farmhouse appeal. I also distressed some spots for that "aged or effortless" look I crave in our home.

See what you can do with trashed pieces?? I mean for under $10 this piece looks custom & vintage! I hope you guys love it as much as we do! 

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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{ Adding Farmhouse Charm to ANY Fireplace! }

Hey guys!!!! Whoa today was a back snapping on my feet until 10pm type of day & you know what I LOVE it!! I love days where I'm non-stop in our little suburban cottage getting stuff done! I was all over the spectrum today from blogging to washing rugs outside..Yup, I'm that neighbor with my country blasting washing my rug on the fence line hahaha...eeek! Anyways since this little summer living room decor & furniture makeover we've been doing { Blog post COMING SOON } I decided to switch up our little electric fireplace mantel & it hit me I never blogged about what I add to make it that cozy farmhouse style! Truth be told I have a little obsession with fireplaces, but I'm not into modern rock ones or huge elaborate kinds for some reason..Maybe that's why I love our quaint & cozy little one, because it looks so cottagey?! Today I'm sharing the items I mostly add to achieve that charming comfy look! 
C H I P P Y  P I E C E S

The first thing I go looking for to add to the sides of the fireplace are cute little chippy accent pieces! Any type of old chippy stool, ladders, corbels etc.. serve as great fillers & add that cottage/ farmhouse look! I also like layering the top of our little fireplace so I added this chippy "fireplace box " on top of the mantel!


Both the chippy green stool & fireplace box were free junkin finds!


Side Note: Using vintage chippy pieces can be lead based. Test pieces before using.

B A S K E T S

Baskets are that staple item in the farmhouse/ cottage decor department! They add cozy inviting storage with lots of texture & bonus they're easy to find & even thrifty! I love setting them on the chippy stools to offset one side of the fireplace! 


P I L L O W S

I love using pillows to add that laid back comfy feel. They help add that intimate feel & balance out  all the wood, and solid pieces! They're thrifty & can be switched out effortlessly with the seasons! I particularity like to use neutral style pillows with wording & fabrics with more textures { grain sacks, burlap etc..}! The pillows pictured below are from +IKEA USA  & +Pottery Barn



M E T A L & W O O D

Using old metal & wood pieces are great because they add that neutral look, but also that classic vintage style that farmhouses offer! I used some old table legs from one of our many kitchen tables. I loved the wood work & they're great statement/ filler pieces! I also pop in little galvanized decor here & there to offset the dark wood. You can get many of these faux farmhouse & cottage goods here:Ikea Farmhouse & Cottage Decor .




G R E E N E R Y & T E R R A C O T T A

Obviously by now you guys know I love using greenery of any sorts to just about ever inch our our little suburban cottage..With that being said, I also love using terracotta to add that garden farmhouse mix! Again, they're neutral, cheap & versatile! You can see below I just added some greenery & flowers to a $1 flower pot from Dollar Tree. The wood slices & table legs were all free finds!





W I R E & GLASS 

Wire baskets & storage are used in just about any farmhouse. They add texture & personally I just like the look of an old vintage wire basket! As for glass I mean can you go wrong with mason jars, glass pitchers etc? I use masons in just about everywhere in our house & the fireplace is no exception. You can grab a pack of 10 for around $8 +Target ! Super cheap & they can be used for anything including decor!!! I used an old chippy wood wire basket & flipped it upside down & filled it with some mason jars..easy peasy!






C R O C K S

Ahh crocks that item that is the most sought after in this farmhouse style decor! I love using them for greenery potting, storage & well everything because they're sturdy & durable. I will say they're pretty easy to find at antique/ vintage shops, but you will pay for them...We have been fortunate to find over 10 free ones people pitched! The ones with the stamped "crowns" are indication of them being older & usually authentic! You can buy faux vintage crocks online at various stores with a quick google search!


V I N T A G E  B O O K S

Here is another obsession of mine..vintage books!!! Now I'll be the first to say, but I'm not an avid reader per say, but I sure to love opening a vintage book & reading the old material, illustrations & I'm obsessed with the old covers. You can use books for fillers, color & so much more. 




I hope this simple farmhouse guide helped you in some way to create a cozier fireplace & mantel. These basic items can add so much warmth in many different ways! What do you guys like decorating  your fireplaces with? I'm always looking for new ideas, leave them below in the comments :)! 

Wishing you all a happy & healthy Wednesday!! 



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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Monday, July 11, 2016

{ IKEA Guide to Farmhouse & Cottage Decor on the Cheap! }

Hey everyone thanks for popping back in on my little blog! So we've had a lot going on in our little world & of course everything going on in the world period..Saturday night I decided I needed to get ready { rare occasion for me haha } & go out with a friend for some chocolate shakes & a little shopping. We decided to meet at +IKEA USA  & browse some stuff I was looking for to add to the 3 projects I have going on in our little suburban cottage! It dawned on me while walking around Ikea that I never did a post on the farmhouse & cottage decor they offer & on the cheap compared to other stores & even some thrift shops etc.. Yes, they're not antique or vintage, but they're half the price & are super cute!!! I searched Pinterest { I do this before I come up with a posts to make sure it's not mass blogged already ;) } & to my surprise I only seen a few posts about Ikea goods etc.. This was kind of shocking seeing as Ikea is one of the biggest sources for cozy farmhouse & cottage goods in the blogging world. So today I'm here to share some items with you guys from Ikea & bonus they're all practical, inexpensive & easily accessed in the store or online! 

** Link at the very bottom to shop these goods!


1. Farmhouse Check / Ticking Stripe Bedding



2. Faux Greenery Plants


3.  Candles



4. Galvanized Watering Can




5. Glass Curtain Rod Finials



6.  Milk Can Vases


7.  Rustic Hamper
  


8. Farmhouse Stool



9. Farmhouse Style Clock


10. Cottage & Farmhouse Throws



11. Cottage Plant Pots



12. Classic Farmhouse Tablecloth



13.  Metal Lanterns



14.  Neutral Rugs


15.  Glass Jars / Vase


16. Vintage Style Tool Box



17.  Farmhouse Tea / Dish Towels


18.  Bedding


19.  Storage Baskets


 I hope this little guide helps you guys that are looking for these types of items! You can shop these items by visiting this link --> http://www.ikea.com/us/en/ 

I wishing you all a happy & healthy week!! Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a fun new piece we added to our little suburban cottage!

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