Sunday, October 22, 2017

{ DIY Fall Farmhouse Style Cabinet Spruce Up! }

Hey guys!! I hope your weekend was awesome, ours was busy but Saturday night I got everything mostly done & decided to wash/ straighten my hair { bahah long hair probs } & meet a friend out at Ikea & Kirklands...T R O U B L E hahaha..I found sooo many cute Christmas goodies even though I have yet to find my themes for the family & living room..eek! So while I was out browsing I decided to finish off the fall decor before I jump into Christmas before vacay with a simple cabinet spruce up! Sunday's are usually always busy for us, and today was no different!! Mark was out the door working on a job site, so I woke up threw on some yogo pants top knotted my hair & headed out to our "treasure pile" & picked some metal chicken wire like grate out...I've been wanting to add something for height to this cabinet for awhile, but didn't know what?! I also wanted to add something to the left side of it since it's kind of bare & it was bugging me...You guys know how I just randomly grab things & if they work then great & if not well...I'll try something else!! This I just so happened to LOVE, it was a thrifty free find & it screams fall! 
Come see the last bit of fall & this easy DIY spruce up below!!!

  

" You Can Have it All

*All Sources Below.


So, you guys know I like to do things as simple as possible..This side of the cabinet isn't staged or used much other than for decor storage etc.. I simple just hung the grate on the inside of the door with two little nails in the wood.. I love how it gives it character & hides the "ugly" part haaha


This stool is one of those pieces with meaning to me..It's vintage & was my papa's..I can still see him on it in the garage way back when...Some of my most best memories as a kid are at my grandparents' houses. My cozy safe place!!



I added the white mason jars last minute & it really completed the space!! See our fall bedroom HERE with them!






You can see this full cabinet makeover for under $20 HERE


What do you guys think about this space?? This is one of those MOST random projects that I LOVE thee most..funny how things you don't plan turn out the best right?! I think I need to adopt that more into our busy lives.. 

Sources:
Cabinet- Free find
Stool- Vintage
Farmhouse Picture- HomeGoods
Frame- Vintage
Grates- Junkin find
Crock- Free find
Topiary- Ikea
Mason Jars- Marshalls
Greenery- Hobby Lobby
Wood Windows- Antiques
Pillow- Pottery Barn
Chair- Vintage
Green Stool- Free find 

HAPPY & HEALTHY, Monday!

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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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

{ Vintage Cottage Style Gallery Wall Pt. 2 }

Happy almost Wednesday..I hope you all are having a better week than I am. I truly mean that! It's been one thing after another lately & I'm at my breaking point { I'll share more if I can, since it's personal family stuff }..After being in bed trying to sleep I decided to hop out & finish this little wall that has been bugging me for quite a few months & quite frankly it was bare bare bareee haha! I finally broke down & decided to do a gallery wall. You can see the beginning HERE!! I knew as soon as I published that post that I needed to add a few things..It's a super long entry wall & I want it to feel cozy..if that's a thing haha. Anyways I've been collecting a bunch of basically junk for quite sometime & decided to put some of it to use like the vintage keys, leather tag, antique stopwatch & sooo on! Come see part two of this gallery wall below..




BAHAHA I had to post this one of the creeper creeping on his momma haha! He does this to me ALL over our house..It's an ongoing joke around here these days ha! Hiii, Stewy!!


As you can see I have the leather tag in some photos & others not..I was debated on what to put there & had that huge tag, so it may go back in the upper left corner..I also have some vintage North & South / East & West signs I want to hang, but I ran out of 3M today ha. I did use nails for a lot of this stuff, but this poor wall is soo beat up I tried using 3M more today..eek!

 

I love collecting things like this vintage match dispenser, keys, locks etc..I really had no clue to what I was going to do with this wall, but after I gathered the items it surprisingly came together quite well! I'm SUPER excited to add Christmas items to this space & change out the wreath!

Side Note: I'm thinking about painting this whole entrance area & freshening up the door. I think I'm soo ready to ditch the blue/grey & keep the black door?? Stay tuned haha.. you guys know how random I am!!



What do you guys think about this gallery wall thus far?? I may add more or just wait a few weeks & start adding Christmas touches!! 

Sources:
 Chalkboard- Target
Wreath- HomeGoods
Welcome sign- HomeGoods
Keys- Vintage
Watch-Antique
Match Container-Junkin find
Frames- Junkin find
Letter- Hobby Lobby

Happy 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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Paige.Rose

Sunday, October 15, 2017

{ Rustic Cottage Style Fall Entryway Decor }

Hey guys!! So before I get into today's post I want to let you all know it's going to be a long one..Not the actual post but a little back story as to what's been going on with me & why my content has been so spaced from my usual full time blogging..So if you follow my social media outlets { right side bar Icons } then you would know on Friday morning I was in the hospital...I woke up at 4am & couldn't even sit down to use the restroom { sorry TMI } or even put on pj pants..My back has been bad as long as I can remember & lately from moving furniture/DIY & just life, my back has been really bad..I have been putting off the doctors because to be honest I have a few things going on with me! One of those things are also having minor kidney issues { I produce stones etc..} & I wanted to make sure that this horrid pain was just my back & not my kidneys which are my first concern..So my lovely gram went with me & I had my kidneys xrayed & ultrasound, and they're in great working condition!!! I also had my back xrayed & I do have some issues going on..My T10 & 11 are spaced & bridged & I have an extra bone between one of them..I also had to stay a little longer because my BP was so high they had 3 nurses trying to get it down & cuffs on both arms..which can mean kidney issues etc..Thank gosh it came down a little & I was discharged. Why am I babbling about all of this? Because this is one of the reasons I haven't been blogging full-time..I literally couldn't sit for long periods of time to type or even photograph spaces turning & doing regular everyday motions were killing me..The medicine seems to be working I woke up Saturday morning & got out of med normally & without any spasms- YAY!!!  I felt soo good that I went out to a girlfriends house with my sister & had a few drinks!! Today { Sunday } I got to sleep in & then worked my butt off in the house cleaning, laundry & I even styled & re-did a space I'll be sharing soon { SEE MY INSTAGRAM FOR DIRECT UPDATES }! Today I'm sharing our fall front entryway!! I've been meaning to blog this space for a bit, but honestly it's a super awkward space to photograph, so I was putting it off. Today was a super cold & windy dark fall day, so the lighting isn't the best, but I'm sharing anyway...I hope you love it!!!


While I'm getting everything out haha I am also sharing this space because I bought this sign from HomeGoods a few weeks back for $10 & wanted to style it somewhere!! I also wanted to share a bit more fall because to be honest I'm getting bored & I will be bringing Christmas out in our lower level soon...We're going to NYC in two weeks & I'm going to refresh the house & deep clean/ bring Christmas out so when we return { first week of November } some Christmas will be out. I know Nov. 1st is sooo soon to many of you, but I love to enjoy a solid 2 months of Christmas & I have deadlines for the blog to meet.


I tried adding some color,but I just didn't love it!! I always do neutral inside & color outside...I have to have colorful pumpkins outside haha. See our front porch decor HERE



I did leave a bit of color with this little sign from Tuesday Morning!!



I'm one of those people who have to have consistency throughout my home & that's one reason why I didn't want orange in the entryway..I love how it looks now because it coordinates with the other wall..You'll want to see that post because it got a big change tonight & I'll be sharing soon...see the start of it HERE

Side Note: That door has faded soo much..eek !! Fresh new black paint or something soon haha





What do you think about this cozy little entryway?? It's not the biggest, but it's super cute & functional for us for the most part!! Let me know down below what you think & what color I should paint the front door??


Sources:
Pumpkin Sign- HomeGoods
Green Stool - Vintage find
White Pumpkins- Michaels
Greenery- Hobby Lobby
Green Drawers- Junkin find
Basket- Big Lots
Hanging Patch Sign - Tuesday Morning
Bag- Target
Mini Milk Bottles- Vintage


Happy & Healthy Monday!!

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

Thursday, October 5, 2017

{ Cottage Style Fall DIY Entryway Gallery Wall }

Hey guys & happy Friday!!! Sorry I've been a little MIA again but I have a lot going on in my personal life that hopefully I can share in the near future. I stopped in at HomeGoods the other day for some retail therapy & picked up a super unique looking fall wreath & a cute clearance "welcome sign". Two things I've been looking for quite sometime now, but just hadn't found the right fit!! Our entryway was looking a little drab these last few months with nothing on the main wall when you first walk-in & step up into the living room or kitchen & well today it finally looks a little better & hopefully after some paint soon it'll look even better..Although truth be told, I don't hate the blue/grey color it is now... I've also have never been one to really like gallery walls, but today I'm sharing my take on them!!!Come see this DIY Welcome Gallery Wall below!


This wreath was under $20 & I loved the unique branch & wheat look it had..It was between this one & a cotton wreath, but you guys know me, and with the cotton wreaths being so popular I had to pass on it. When I bought this wreath I really didn't know where it was essentially going, but now I'm glad I bought it for sure!!



The welcome sign I snagged right up, because I've been looking for something for this little space like this, but I wanted it to be neutral, smaller & well a bit different. I spotted this one for only $10..SCORE!


This space is horrible to photograph because it's smaller & a two sided entryway { I'll be blogging the other side soon } See my Instagram for a HUGE sneak peek!!


After I hung the wreath it was still a bit bare with that & the sign, so I went out to my stockpile & grabbed these old gold vintage frames & stripped the insides..Washed them up & hung them..still a bit bare so I added the little burlap & bronzed trinkets from Target.



What do you think about this fall entryway?? I know this was a super short post & not the greatest photography, but I'll be back soon with a bunch of new content. Thanks for being patient with me while my family & I navigate through some health problems. Let me know below what you think about this post..

Sources:
Wreath-HomeGoods
Welcome Sign- HomeGoods
Frames- Vintage
Stool- Vintage
Lantern- HomeGoods
Greenry-Ikea
Rugs- Target
Key-Junkin find


HAPPY & HEALTHY FRIDAY!

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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Thursday, September 28, 2017

{ Jute Rug REVIEW- What you NEED to Know... }

Hey everyone & happy Friday!! I'm going to jump right into today's post because it's going to be quite long...So I know a lot of other bloggers have done this "jute rug review", but I'm here to tell you what's really up with these ever sooo popular rugs circulating in the blog & decor world...Just like my Ektorp sectional review HERE I'm going to bust some peoples bubbles, but I'll risk the comments etc.. to hopefully inform those that are on the fence about these rugs with a blunt & honest review without sugarcoating anything..So we bought our first jute rug back in 2012 before they were even popular..I didn't even know they were this popular & bought ours on clearance at IKEA. I just needed something large, neutral & thrifty & the one that is in our living room was only $41 for an 8x10!!!  Throughout the years we have purchased more jute rugs, but with the protective layer on them from Target..The one in the living room & our dining room { also from Ikea} are "bare back" meaning they are not equipped with the fabric or protective back so things don't fall through...Keep reading below to find out WHY this is ESSENTIAL before buying...

PROS:
  • Durability
  • Neutral
  • Hide dirt..kind of.
  • Easy surface cleaning
  • Cost effective
  • Soft texture



Cons:

  • Upkeep.They shed horribly & the pictures above prove it { I just vacuumed 1.5 days before }! If you purchase the ones without the protective backing like the ones from Target, then they shed this dirt like fiber mess..I'm a clean freak, so for me this is super annoying. You can put a pad underneath them,but they still shed.
  • Smell. They tend to smell when they get wet ect.. Not so pleasant & the smell stays within them unfortunately.
  • Washing. You can't wash these jute rugs with water because of the fibers..For me that is a no..I have however in an emergency situation sprayed a smaller one down with the hose with the protective backing & it was fine, and no smell..Guess it all depends. I would recommend my Ruggable brand rug instead HERE
  • Snags. This for me isn't so much a problem, but they do snag & the looping may become loose.
  • Coloring. These jute rugs after time get "dark spots" in them. They look like dark round stains, but it's just the fibers. Again, not a big deal, but not the cutest either.


So you ask " Why if they were a pain to me" did I keep buying them & placing them all around the house? Well, that's simple- I LIKE the look & didn't know all of this with the first 3 that were bought within a few weeks of each other. Also, like explained above the ones with the protective backing aren't as much as a pain to clean etc..:)


The ones in the kitchen ironically are the ones with the protective backing, but I liked the layered look so I used some carpet tape & layered the jute on a plain black rug with a rubber backing.


I sincerely hope this review was perfect for you to make your decision. Either way there will always be pros / cons to everything so, whatever decision you make will be the best for you in the long run. This was just to simply state what I DO/ DON'T like & quite frankly I WISH I knew all of this information while shopping around for rugs.


Happy Friday!!
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