Thursday, October 20, 2016

{ Farmhouse Style Entrance Inspiration }

Hey everyone welcome back! I'm just going to start by saying this week has been insane in almost every way possible..Like seriously what has been up with 2016...give a girl a break  PLEASE haha! You guys know when I'm feeling overwhelmed with stuff I like to online window shop, gather inspiration & redecorate our little suburban cottage!! Tonight while I was laying in bed dreading everything needing to be done & everything happening { spider bite, broken appliance, water stuff & work } I decided to put together a little farmhouse entryway since I don't think I've ever done a mood board like this!?.. Our entryway is separate from our kitchen & living room,but it is tiny & a bit hard to decorate around because of our little step-up. This mood board I put together could work with just about ANY entry with a little tweaking of the table etc.. Come see what items I used with some sources/links.
You can see our Farmhouse Fall Entry here---> Fall Farmhouse Entryway




All these items can be found just about anywhere, or at the places under each picture. What do you guys think of this simple farmhouse entrance mood board?? 

Wishing you all a happy Thursday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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 :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Monday, October 17, 2016

{ Cozy Farmhouse Style Fall Harvest Tablescape }

You guyssss I'm so excited to share this cozy little tablescape with you!! So even though neutral decor is my jam usually I always seem to find myself adding super warm cozy tones during late October..I mean don't get me wrong I love all the neutral pumpkins, but I also crave the authentic warm oranges, greens & deep browns that late October & November entail especially for Thanksgiving!!! I was finishing up the day's chores early this morning & while finishing organizing the spice cabinet I managed to bust a huge mason jar all over the kitchen..Which then prompted me to spot these little crocks I had stashed away in the cupboards!!! I actually was going to be making some homemade french onion soup today for dinner, but with this crazy warm/humid Michigan weather that definitely wasn't happening...So what do I do with these cute little crocks?? Stage them of course hahaha! Come see this super cozy & warm tablescape that would be great for Thanksgiving etc..


How cute are these little crocks? I love using them every fall for soups & stews! These were thrifty finds many years back! You can see last year' table here-->Charming Thanksgiving Tablescape


I spotted this greenery that screams pumpkin patch to me for some reason..Don't ask me the name because you guys know this "black thumb" has no clue haha. I picked 2 bushels up +Michaels Stores  for under $6 {originally almost $20 a bunch } with their 60% sale!!! The large pot was a free find..I love the fall style detail!!!


The pumpkins are also from +Michaels Stores  & I picked them up also on sale for 60% off , which made them $5.





I've mentioned this before, but I use the same decor ALL OVER our home!! When I say I'm thrifty, I mean it!! I literally use the same stuff in probably 4-5 posts before selling, donating etc.. Just like this " Harvest Blessings" sign from +HomeGoods !!


What do you guys think of this warm & festive tablescape? Do you like to use color in your fall/ Thanksgiving table decor?? Let me know below & keep up with me via my social media links below!! 

Wishing you all a happy & healthy Tuesday!!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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 :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Sunday, October 16, 2016

{ 5 Farmhouse Style Ways to Store Throws }

Hello Monday & welcome back everyone!! This week is going to be super busy & I'm already having a panic attack on things I've been putting off, things that need to be done & new things happening...I hate those type of Sunday's where I feel so unproductive..but that's exactly what yesterday was..for more reasons than one ugh! Anyways as I was lounging around it dawned on me I never have shared the different ways I store our throws & with the cooler months upon us I thought I'd blog some of the different farmhouse ways to keep all those throws/blankets stored cute & cozy!!! I chose 5 of my favorite simple & easy ways to store them, and bonus most of these items can double  for other uses & they're neutral/durable! Come see my favorite 5 with the links to order below!



1. L A D D E R


2. C R A T E


3. T R U N K


4. B A S K E T


5. G A L V A N I Z E D  T U B 



What do you guys think about these choices to store throws/blankets in the fall & winter months or even spring/summer? I'm obsessed with basically all of them & currently am using the basket choice..maybe a switch is coming?! 

Wishing you all a happy & healthy week!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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 :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

{ Masculine Vintage Office/ Den using Thrifty Finds!! }

Okay today is one of those posts that I've debated on posting because it isn't "perfect". This is one of those things I struggle with the most...So today while my mom was over she popped in to our bedroom in the back of the house to see  yesterday's post in person & while walking by my husband's office she mentioned how "cute" I mean masculine it looked..I kind of shrugged it off & said Yaa...BUT it's not finished!! I kinda of stopped & thought " when will it be finished" aka perfect?! I decided it's time to stop with that thinking & just blog it how it looks in the now!!! Our home is real & not just for show, so today I'm sharing his thrifty vintage style office as it is as of right now! I had a particular theme/style I was going for with his new office & it pretty bunch came together, well so far the way I had planned out! If you've been following the blog you would know my husband started his own business after being in the home/maintenance field for nearly 10 years...We started out with a little nook in our laundry room here:Office Nook , but since it grew these past 9 months we moved it upstairs into one of our spare rooms! 




I started off by adding this vintage stool/shop chair because something about it just screamed "manly" haha! The glass window is vintage & I just used some leftover chalkboard paint to write o f f i c e on it. I was going for the classic 1930's vintage cozy office feel. I love the wood color & overall charm of it! The desk was actually mine that I used for a vanity for awhile! I ended up giving it a little cream/white paint dusting & then distressed the edges in brown!



The filing cabinet was a thrifty find ..You can see what we did with the other one here:DIY Bedroom Garment Organizer The rocker is from my great grandpa , the books are vintage & the clock was a wedding gift from my late aunt.



The office organizers are from +Target  & the wood crate below was a free junkin find. 

Side Note: The glass case has his reading glasses, the ones that are out are from a trip & we found them while snorkeling.. hence the dirty lenses hehe




Now that I'm looking at these pictures I actually think it looks pretty decent so far.. A few more touches & it should be good! I'm thinking of adding a few distressed leather pillows & maybe a new cozy chair for him?! Stay tuned for more updates!!! What do you guys think of this vintage manly office/den update??

Happy Thursday! 
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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 :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

{ DIY Filing Cabinet to Garment Organizer for under $10!! }

Welcome back to my little blog & happy Wednesday! I'm so sorry I've been off my regular schedule of blogging 4-5 days a week, but this past weekend was very hard on our little family. When life throws curve balls for no reasons to good people it literally makes you want to snap...We're trying to stay calm & think that the "higher power" has another plan, but let's just say some "people" are cruel. Anyways we're going to be okay & after some regrouping I decided I needed to get back to my work aka TQS & I had just the project to feature today!!! So a few days back I spotted these 2 black filing cabinets being pitched & I've been wanting some, soooo of COURSE I snagged them!! They were in fair condition & I knew I wanted one for my husband's office { I'll be blogging SOON} & the other I wanted to DIY for our master bedroom into an undergarment organizer!! So a little back story...we came from having "his & hers" pretty large closets at our condo. When we moved into this home we only had one little walk-in-ishh closet & so we decided to make that into a vanity. We picked up some +IKEA USA  built-in style closets & a middle piece that was just a cheapy white organizer from +Target ! I wanted something more cozy & cottagey with more room, so I broke out the +Walmart  Waverly brand chalk paint & got to work!!!  
 


S U P P L I E S:
  • Paint Brush or Sponge Brush
  • Chalk Paint of any kind
  • Brillo pad to distress or sand paper
  • Dark Wax
  • Tags/labels or use paper

D I R E C T I O N S:

  • Wash entire cabinet & dry.
  • Apply 2-3 coats chalk paint { messy or uneven doesn't matter }
  • Distress in spots where natural "wear & tear" would happen
  • Hit those distressed spots with dark wax & wipe extra off
  • Add tags/ labels



I decided to leave the inside black for more contrast & to save paint. I hit all the edges with dark wax for that rusted/ aged look!


I kept the styling simple with a little lamp from +HomeGoods  & some flowers from +Hobby Lobby . The metal watering can & chalkboard charm are from +Kohl's .


I love this little customized garment organizer!! It's so deep & gives the room so much charm with the generic closet built-ins!




I had some old business cards laying around, so I used the backs for the labels. Of course my Sharpie decided to run out..Anyways I love the way they turned out! The old rustic charm gives our little cottage bedroom even more charm than before. I will be doing a fall tour of our bedroom & some new things happening in our cozy room asap!



I used the dark wax to hit the handles & chip a few areas etc..


 What do you guys think of this simple & thrifty DIY? I mean for under $10 & the charm & storage it adds has me in love!!!! Let me know below what you guys think?

Wishing you all a happy Wednesday!!!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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 :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

{ -Farmhouse Style- Fall Fireplace & Makeover! }

Welcome back into our little suburban cottage today! I've been mentioning I've been a busy little bee lately, & I have been!!! I always get this urge to freshen things up right before the holidays & that's exactly what I did these past few days...So our little white cottage fireplace got a simple & super fresh look! I ended up painting it with some Waverly brand chalk paint  from good ole +Walmart !  I used the regular white & it was the most bright /crisp white I think I've ever used!! I love the Waverly brand of chalk paint & it's under $10 { see post on favorite chalk paints -->5 Best Chalk Paints!} ..Anyways I also gave our coffee table a nice fresh white refresh too { post soon }. Today I'm sharing our fireplace though & with it fully neutrally decorated for fall!! You can see our "Early Fall Mantel" & the before makeover here-->Early Fall Vintage Mantel  Enough rambling come see the fresh look & our neutral farmhouse fall mantel!


This little fireplace of ours needed a fresh coat of paint so bad!! I had quickly spray painted it after my grandma so kindly thrifted it to us when we moved in this house at the end of 2012. I knew my style was changing & I wanted some"cottage" goods & a fireplace so this was perfect. I wasn't heavily into working with chalk paint yet, so I used some gross white spray paint..eeek!  This time I used a fresh pure white to freshen up the cubbies/ base, and I love the now "matte" chalk look too. You can see the fireplace box before it got some white here-->Thrifty Fireplace Mantel Box


I love the way this little makeover tuned out! I loved the mantel box before, but for the upcoming holidays I wanted something fresh & neutral! I just painted it with the same paint as the fireplace & then took some dark wax & hit the natural spots that were already distressed!



I wanted to keep the decor simple & super fresh like the new paint job. I used some white pumpkins from +Michaels Stores  & +Target . I then picked out two colors of books & used them to stack the cream pumpkins! I added some simple greenery that reminded me of pumpkin patches & done. The wheat colored dried arrangement in the back was thrifted from my gram. I loved the dried, earthy fall look & it worked as a great backdrop.
 .

Mark found this out for trash a few years ago! I knew as soon as he brought it home I wanted it to add that thrifted cottage charm to our little fireplace mantel. All these years & I kept it the original distressed forest green...you guys know that's a longggg time for me haha!



The simplicity of creamy neutral pumpkins in the fall have me loving this season even more!! The vintage bulb garland is from +Marshalls for under $10. I love how vintage & cozy it looks at night with the little fireplace going.



What do you guys think of our little fireplace makeover? Do you decorate more with color of neutrals for fall? Leave me comments below & catch up with me via my social media links { Below }.

Wishing you all a happy Thursday!


As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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 :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose