Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Farmhouse Inspired Walmart Coffee Table Makeover!

Hey guys! It has been wayy too long! I got to spend a whole month back home with my family! It was much needed and I am so excited to fill you all in on some big news along with a little DIY coffee table makeover! 
First off with the big news! My etsy shop is finally open! Although it is a major work in progress I am so excited to start this journey and see where it takes me! The shop is called Junk&Co. and you can check it out by clicking the link! Today is also the last day for the Grand Opening Sale! If you use the coupon code GrandOpening15 you can get 15% off your entire purchase! 
Now onto the Walmart table! We bought this table when we lived in 29 palms for super cheap like 10 dollars cheap if I can remember correctly! Here is a little before so you can see what I was working with lol
She had seen way better days! I am in love with the wood top and white style so of course that's what I went for! We had some super thin plywood left over from the camper and my husband just cut it to fit the top of the table!
I had taken more pictures but for some reason they are super blurry :( I made a batch of chalk paint and painted the lower half of the table white! (No sanding!! Thank you chalk paint!) Then we glued the wood top to the top of the table and I waited a couple hours for it to dry! I stained it one of my favorite colors (dark walnut) and put a couple of coats of polyurethane! That's it folks! Super easy and super inexpensive! For me it cost nothing and you have to love when that happens!!
Also when I was home my dad and I got to go to lots of garage sales! I got this cute window for 2 bucks!! I also found out that back in the day my dad used to refinish furniture and sell it! So cool my dad and I can share that!
 I so hope to start blogging more and update you guys with everything that's going on around here! Happy Wednesday guys <3 

Monday, June 29, 2015

For the Love of Shiplap: 10 Ways to Add Shiplap to Your Home

Ship lap is currently one of my most favorite architectural details for houses, I would have every wall in our home covered in ship lap if it wasn't for us having to move within the next two years. Needless to say in our next home we will for sure have shiplap! I figured since I couldn't put shiplap in this house that I would share with you all 10 ways that shiplap could be incorporated into your homes (or future homes)!
Interior view of the front door showing the paneled wood walls and trim of the entry hall.
Rivertowne Home in Mount Pleasant, SC by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes
Munger Interiors - kitchens - Charles Ghost Barstool, wet bar, gray quartz countertops, glass front upper cabinets and ivory lower cabinets,...
vintage baby nursery - peach gold and white - brass crib
www.ruconhomes.com Locker room,  Ship - lap mudroom Great back entry with lots of hooks, space to put shoes or baskets. Sherwin Williams #7017 Dorian Gray wall color.  Sherwin Williams #7636 Origami woodwork.
the wood grain cottage-laundry/mud rooms - shiplap paneling, lighting, hooks,tiled floors, white...
Bless'er House | How to Install a Plank Wall in a Bathroom
Shiplap Behind the Tub
inspired: shiplap walls
Planks Behind Built Ins
I hope you guys are leaving this post inspired! This was such a fun post for me!! I am mega jealous of all this beautiful shiplap! I love that it can make a newer house have some old charm and makes any space feel cozy! What do you guys think of all this shiplap? I'm hoping this trend is here to stay!!
Have a great Monday <3

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Farmhouse Friday

Happy Friday guys! What a week it has been! I am so ready for the weekend and spending some quality time with my little family! This weeks farmhouse Friday is focused on modern farmhouses and I think I am in LOVE! Hope you guys like the pins I picked out!!
18 Beautiful Farmhouse Design Ideas
Black rockers echo the home's dark trim and connote throwback comfort in a slightly more modern silhouette, amplified by ikat pillows in black and white.
mudroom
white kitchens
They say the sun shines more than 300 days a year in Rancho Santa Fe, California, a small village north of San Diego that's perfumed by orange blossoms and stitched together with horse fences. Kim Schneider, who grew up here, describes a childhood that's nothing less than idyllic: "Main Street closes down each Fourth of July for a parade, and people in Rancho still go to the post office for their mail." Is it any wonder she hoped her own kids could experience the same sense of community?
So a few years ago, Kim convinced her attorney husband, Drew, to relocate their family to her hometown, where they bought bought three acres of a former orchard, on a bluff overlooking the San Dieguito Reservoir.
In this photo: Fresh paint transformed the dining table, a $100 Craigslist score. Kim bought the wicker chairs and shelving unit, crafted from salvaged elm, at R.J. Imports, a San Juan Capistrano boutique. The table is painted Eucalyptus by Restoration Hardware.
Workspace.
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love the black hardware
Laundry Room Cubbies, Contemporary, laundry room, Jessica Risko Smith Interior Design
urban farmhouse
Ana White | Build a Industrial Adjustable Height Bolt Bar Stool | Free and Easy DIY Project and Furniture Plans
Rustic DIY Pencil Holder // Could also alter this with stacked reclaimed or pallet wood, banded with steel or ...? Would also make a cute planter, candle holder, etc. etc... -A-
Let go of what you cannot change //
Quote
So why if I search for lamb all I get is peoples dinner of lambs and no lamb pictures? Seems twisted. Go vegan.
Lamb <3
Have a great weekend and be sure to check Instagram to see what I will be up to!
Note: I own none of these images and have linked the source of the images in the titles!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thrifted Bedroom Nightstands

I was taking a break from homework and was going through Instagram and saw there was a design challenge called #mythriftedthursday and the item had to be in a bedroom! I thought this was the perfect opportunity to create a blog post focused on our cute little nightstands even though they are in the Bedroom Furniture Makeover  post! We originally got the night stands from the Restore place down in Wilmington for 15 bucks total! They looked like they came straight out of a hotel, not pretty at all!
This was probably two years ago now, and my mind was taking a whole different design route than what I am wanting now! Crazy how much your style can change in just a few short years! So I decided back then to stain them a red color!
Not horrible but definitely not my taste anymore! 
I sanded them all once again and painted them in BEHR antique white to match our other bedroom furniture. To style them I "shopped" our house since this room has been kind of neglected decor wise!
Here is the finished product!
 
  
What do you guys think?! Crazy what a little paint can do isn't it?! Another fun detail I added to the nightstands is this lace detail that is actually napkins that I got from hobby lobby on clearance for under a dollar! All I did was cut them to size and then modgepodge them to the drawers!. 
Have a great Thursday guys we are almost to the weekend!!
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Our Front Porch

I have been adding some updates to our front porch lately and thought I would share it with you guys! It by no means is finished (like the rest of our house) haha but there's definitely improvements going on! 
But first I want to show you guys a quick makeover my hubby and I did a couple days ago! Our doormat was lookin rough! I won a free cutting edge stencil from Paper Daisy Design a month or two ago and have been trying to figure out what I wanted to first use on it! I thought this would be the perfect "test" item! Here is the before, warning it is not pretty at all!
Told you! It was not a pretty sight!
Here is the after!
All we did was tape down the stencil on the rug and take a roller full of paint over it! (pretty much just followed the instructions that came with the stencil) Then we took some paint brushes and touched edges up and that was it! Super easy and inexpensive!
Here are some more pictures of our porch, I need to make some plant stands for the crocks and finish the storm door (paint over the brass)! I will keep you all updated! But for now here are some current pictures! 
Here is a source list for our porch:
I will update more later! I hope you all have a great Wednesday night!
And to those that follow me on Instagram, what do you think of the door color?! Some days I love it and some days I hate it! I will be doing a post tomorrow about the makeover we did on that! 

Portfolio Dovray 7.75-in H Oil-Rubbed Bronze Dark Sky Outdoor Wall Light


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