• 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…

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    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…

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    4 More Things You Can Often Find at Thrift Stores

    Spring of 2017 I published a post called 4 Farmhouse Finds from the Thrift Store and many of you seemed to enjoy it! I figured I would post another article with tips on what to look for at Goodwill and Salvation Army!! Baskets Every house needs baskets! They’re functional yet cute. Baskets are a easy cheap way to add texture to a room. Look for these at the thrift stores! You can find all sizes – large & small. Terra Cotta Pots Give me a used old planter over a new one any day! Especially if the previous owner (or their children) painted it and thus paint is chipping away! Also,…

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    Another Chippy Cabinet – Vintage Find

    Last month I found another white chippy primitive style cabinet & I haven’t shared it with you guys yet! You know my love for old cabinets.. we’ve talked about this obsession before. I found the old cabinet at a nearby antique mall… again.. same as the last chippy white cabinet I recently bought. Could it be I hit a goldmine??😱Tip – always always shop your local antique malls!  Even though I’m a “picker” I still shop/buy/support local vendors. So, here’s the deets on the cabinet.. It was a steal! I believe it was under $55. Tip – Yep, you don’t have to be full-time “picker” to find awesome deals. However, you…

  • 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…

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    Chippy White Cabinet – Vintage Find

    My knees become weak when I spot an old primitive style cabinet. Okay – that may be a little dramatic but seriously I love them & truthfully, always have! I remember being a child (approx. 7 years old) walking around antique malls with my mom and asking her, “Is this PRI-MI-TIVE, mommy?) A few weeks ago I spotted what looks to be the top part of a primitive style hutch. It was white with glass that was possibly replaced 50 years ago. The inside was a dark red stain. Not all of the screws holding it together seem to be original – not that I mind. Beautiful hand carved details…

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    Styling Terra Cotta Pots

    I’m writing this blog post as requested, finally!! It’s long over due. As I’ve mentioned in previous blog post, used terra cotta pots are one item I look for while picking. I love how these pots age over time.. especially if someone had previously splashed a little paint on them that has begun to get “chippy” over time. You can also find “faux used pots” at Hobby Lobby.. Wait until they’re 50% off before purchasing though. I’ve been asked how to style these on many occasions. I have several SIMPLE ways of styling them. I’ve used each of these ideas in my own home. 1 – Gathered Pots This is…

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    The $4 Carboy Jug

    A few weeks ago, I spotted a vintage 5 gallon carboy jug in a thrift store. It was lying on its side in a glass cabinet (so, it blended in well..) as if it were waiting on me to find it. (or perhaps someone hid it away for next time..) I have a few of these vintage glass jugs throughout my house, but like I said only a “few” because around here they seem to be VERY hard to find for a decent price. I shortly realized the vintage jug did not have a price tag. Aww, darn! We’ll it never hurts to ask, so I took it to the…

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