• Debt Free,  Decor,  DIY

    Q & A – DIY Range Hood

    We’ve had lots of questions about our DIY Range Hood in the kitchen! This is something we’ve wanted to replace for years but didn’t think about building it ourselves. Before this project their was a microwave in this space above our stove. This project was TOTALLY worth it and brought so much warmth to our kitchen. Here’s a few Q & A’s we’ve gotten about the whole process! Q – Does it work? A – YASSS! Q – How much did you spend?  A – Ha, are we talking time or money?! Money – we spent about $75 on the materials. Time – it took us a weekend.  Q –…

  • Decor,  DIY

    Chandelier Refresh

    The smallest tweaks make the biggest different. Can you believe I’ve had this chandelier in my workroom for months?! All it was waiting on is some TLC. Which thanks to this store and this store, I bought what I needed without leaving the couch!  I found this vintage brass chandelier at a local antique mall and the bones of it were good! However, the plastic socket covers were yellow and cracked and it was missing SO MANY prisms! So I ordered socket covers from here and prisms from here. I knew the prisms would make a huge difference because I’ve added them to many chandeliers over the years. But I didn’t…

  • Decor,  DIY

    Refreshing my Built In Shelving

    It’s truly amazing what a little paint can do. I decided to give my built in shelving a fresh coat of paint and I’m truly amazed at how it freshened the space. I have yet to put the first pretty thing on these shelves yet I’m ALREADY in LOVE! Why did I not do this sooner?  Here’s a few things I noticed as soon as I painted the shelves! The Room Felt Brighter.  Yes, immediately the room began to feel brighter. I already have warm white walls but I guess using Ultra White satin paint made things feel even brighter. It’s a Clean Slate.  Wow, you don’t even realize how…

  • Decor,  DIY

    The Newest Chandy

     Chandeliers have been “stare-worthy” to me since I was a little girl. Seriously, I remember seeing a chandelier when I was a child and being in complete awe. Well I’m a grown up now and can do pretty much whatever I want (besides break the law & hurt people) so that’s why I have glamorous chandeliers all over my rustic 1920’s farmhouse. When I saw my newest big baby chandelier I knew I was yet again in love. She’s a big ol’ girl. Transportation, lifting, and hanging were a challenge. To transport, Aaron built a crate that she safely hung from to keep from cracking an arm. Glass and crystal…

  • Decor

    Winter Decor

    I’ll admit I’ve never really decorated our home for Winter until this year. I found this little transition of Christmas to Winter to be fun. I kept things VERY simple and spent zero cash. I think it’s okay to keep out some of your Christmas decor but here’s my tips – eliminate the red and switch up where you had certain items. For instance, the thick knit garland around my tree is now being used on this book shelf. I also reused the white glitter picks from my Christmas tree. I feel that both of those items scream cozy winter. Along with keeping out my garland, I kept out a…

  • Decor,  Holiday

    Ahhh, My House Feels Sooooo Empty – After Holiday Home

    Some of us dread it. Some of us love it. It’s the after Holiday emptiness of our home. We’ve had orange decor and pumpkins, turkeys and acorns, and Christmas trees and garland. For the past few months our homes have felt festive and full. Suddenly it feels empty. I’m somewhere between love and dread when it comes to this after holiday emptiness. I love the simplicity and routine that comes with January; however, the house can sometimes feel a bit cold and empty. Here’s what I do to combat that empty feeling – I plan! No – I can’t go to World Market and hit up the antique mall and…

  • Decor,  Holiday

    Christmas in the Kitchen

    Kitchens are my favorite to decorate at Christmas time! I truly feel a kitchen is the heart of a home. This year I wanted all the cozy kitchen vibes with lots of green trees and lots of warm lights. Draping some lights across the white metal piece in our kitchen was one of the first things I did. I’m still loving the warm glow it gives…. secretly wanting to keep it up through Winter! Next the evergreens! We hung faux garland across the sink window and put out little mini trees all throughout the space. Especially in the open space above our cabinets. We also added a little live tree…

  • Decor

    She Shed & Chicken Coop Christmas Blog Tour

    Hi! I’m so glad you made it over to my blog and I’m excited to share the chicken coop with ya! Some of you possibly came from The Little Green Bean blog and if you did, welcome!!! So I waited a minute too long to deck the halls of the chicken coop this year. I had a plan but I couldn’t find any fresh garland or wreaths in our WHOLE TOWN!! AHHH!! It turned out okay though because it forced me to be creative and I saved money! I found myself at our local farmers market on my journey to finding those items. They were giving their tree clippings away…

  • Decor,  DIY,  Holiday

    Christmas in the Workroom for $10

    Yep, we made Christmas happen in the Classic Cottage Co. workroom. Many hours are spent in that workroom of ours so we decided to make it festive for the Holiday season! Our small business functions on a small business budget so we wanted to play this Christmas decor game smart! I turned to my trusty favorite for me this season Target lights. Simply draping these lights around our chalkboard gave an instant Holiday glow. Not bad for $10! Speaking of chalkboard, I grabbed my chalk (I’m such an artist. NOT!) and drew out a simple (VERY SIMPLE) tree. Note – If I can do this you can too!! This bit of…

  • Decor,  Holiday,  Items I Love

    Fresh Pine Wreath

    A simple timeless way to add holiday cheer to your home is with a fresh pine wreath! You can use it inside or out – either way it’ll have that little space smelling and looking like Christmas time! That’s why when Artist Wreaths  reached out about sending us a wreath for the Holiday season – I said , “SURE”!!  There’s nothing like fresh pine during the Holidays. The wreath we chose was the Cedar Roses & Red Princess Pine Holiday Wreath. I was attracted to this wreath because of the sweet cedar pine roses. I though those were a creative combo on a Christmas wreath. It has just enough neutral with…

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