• 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 –…

  • Debt Free,  DIY

    Save Money – MAKE YOUR OWN LATTE

    I’ve been going to Starbucks for YEARS. Spending $5 here and $5 there and it’s always been the way I’ve got my coffee fix. Until I learned something. One evening I asked Aaron while he was leaving work and asked him to grab me a latte on the way home. We live 20 minutes from town and I still had a ton of work to do that night. Ugh,I didn’t catch him in time. And then he surprised me with, “I can make you one when I get home.” What??? I had NO idea he knew how to do this.. Why has he been keeping this a secret? Well, the…

  • 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,  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,  DIY

    4 Items I’m Already Hunting for Fall Decor

    Yep, I’m already thinking Fall.  A few weeks ago we planted pumpkin seeds. Fingers are crossed that they’ll grow to be beautiful plump pumpkins. We planted the seeds in hopes of saving $$ on pumpkins since I decorate with so many during the Fall. Anyways, here’s four items I’m hunting for NOW while browsing shops, antique stores and thrift stores for Fall. 1 – Copper Tones Copper is one of Aaron’s favorites so I try to use it throughout our home. I think copper is especially nice for Fall. I’ve already collected a few items I plan to use in the upcoming months. 2- Cute Little White Faux Pumpkins While…

  • Decor,  DIY

    Bathroom Project Update

    We recently began working on our powder room downstairs. All of our home improvement projects are paid out of pocket as we go and our time is limited. So, you can imagine our projects are a tad bit slow moving.. So far, we’ve been able to work on the powder room one weekend and we got a good bit done!! N E W    S I N K It’s not exactly a new sink.. more like a new to us one-of-a-kind custom design sink. Using an old authentic white farm sink. We’ll talk more on this later! B E A D B O A R D   +   P A I…

  • Decor,  DIY

    Adding Pots DIY Floral Stick

    Hi y’all!! Since the weather has warmed up, I’m all in the mood for plants and earthy tones!! Bring me all the ferns, wondering jew plants herbs and terra cotta pots. I said before, I love styling with terra cotta pots. I decide to spruce up the DIY Florals on a Stick in the kitchen & swapped out all of the pinkish tones with small clay pots. You can click HERE to read the original DIY post on this florals stick! Here’s what I did! 1 – I gathered small terra cotta pots (5 of them). I double checked to make sure they had the water drainage hole. 2 – Next, I…

  • Classic Cottage Co.,  DIY

    Before and After French Provincial

    As I’ve said many times before, French provincial furniture makes my heart beat a little faster. Anytime I spot it I have to stop my self from shouting out “SOLD”. As a picker this can be really dangerous considering I have to make a profit. A few weeks ago I spotted a beautiful 9 drawer French provincial solid wood dresser. Before shouting “SOLD” I remembered to check the price this time. Yay for me the price was set within my range of buying, fixing and flipping. Immediately, I knew customers would fall in love this this beaut after we were finished with it. Once getting it home, we realized the…

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