All About Our Custom Wood Range Hood

Hey sweet friends, I am popping in this morning to let you know that the full tutorial for our new wood range hood is now available over at Remodelaholic. I am a guest contributor there, so you can catch the cut list, measurements and insert details if you are interested! I looked at a bunch…

Fall Farmhouse Hutch with Plums and Shades of Green

I decided to dress our farmhouse hutch in plums and shades of green. Last year I used white and green, and the year before I went really neutral. I don’t often use many berry colors or reds around the house, however I loved the berry branches off our ornamental crab tree snipped from the front…

Kitchen Update: We have a Hood Fan and Range

It’s been a really long time since I have talked about our kitchen. You probably remember my crazed painting session with a $17 quart of paint to rid us of the swans and fruit baskets about 2 years ago. While Matt and I have plans for our kitchen- we had to recover from building our…

Miniature Stocking Garland for a Farmhouse Hutch

A few weekends ago my oldest son and I had a Saturday afternoon crafting session. I’ll be honest, our weeks and weekends have been very packed since starting school- so this was a welcome occasion. We set to work sewing some scrappy stockings. I have wanted to create a miniature stocking garland for quite some…

Fall at the Farmhouse

fall farmhouse I’ve alluded to life being busy lately. Matt {my hubby} is finalizing production of his most recent film- and we have been going at a steady click since shooting started a year ago. I’m trying to create some peace at home by finishing up some lingering projects- but I am also busy with…

Hello, Farmhouse

In case you haven’t noticed I looooooove flowers. I just couldn’t resist snapping a few shots of this sweet little garden arrangement plopped atop my farmhouse hutch. I had about 4 open roses in there, but by the time I was able to take photos they had already sat for a few days and were on their…

MMS White Wax and the Press Back Chairs

If you’ve been following along for a while you might remember the set of 6 press back chairs I scored for $100. They were just what we needed for our family of 5. I recently tested out some white wax on one of them in an attempt to tone down the orange base- without having…

Gingham Stool Cover

You may have noticed this sweet little gingham stool cover from my kitchen post the other day. I was inspired by Miss Mustard Seed’s Ticking Stool Covers, so I used her tutorial to whip up a cover of my own. It’s been a while since I have sat down at a sewing machine, and I…

Off The Wall: I Wall Papered the Fridge

So, I may have wall papered the fridge. And by may, I mean I wall papered the fridge. I’ve teamed up with Wayfair for this super simple DIY using wall paper- with a twist- because it’s not on the wall… so buckle your seat belts and get ready to learn how I wall papered our fridge!…

$17 Kitchen Cabinet Makeover: How They’re Holding Up

It’s been nearly a year and a half since I bought $17 of flat interior paint and changed my kitchen forever. (you can read about the process here) I shall dub this the kitchen cabinet makeover, since I really didn’t makeover the kitchen. It’s still old and hodge podge. Do you ever have those crazed…

Sprigs of Green

I love decorating for Christmas. I like to keep things towards more of a winter feel, vs. Christmas specific… but with Matt still away, I don’t feel quite ready to go all out. I waffle back and forth between wanting everything setting up for his home coming, and having him home to be a part of…

Adding Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Sometimes I feel like our old kitchen always feels dirty. Perhaps it’s the weird texture on the ceiling, destined to collect dust bunnies I will never clean. Maybe it’s the remnant gunk on the edges of the floors that didn’t quite get sanded away when the previous owners refinished the hardwood. Or perhaps it’s the…

5 Elements of a Farmhouse Table Setting

Happy Saturday friends! When I think of Saturday mornings, I always correlate them to “brunch.” Lazy mornings filled with good coffee, jam, fresh fruit and simple conversation… This morning I’m sharing an inexpensive “Farmhouse Spread.” I had a lot of fun creating this look- and to be honest I think its pretty simple, because almost anything goes…

Our Dining Room

While I was snapping photos of our chalkboard, I realized that I have not shared much about the original side of the house, and decided to get some pictures of what is now our dining room. When we first moved in, this was our entire common living space. I snapped that photo the day we took…

Talking Layout in the Kitchen

When we first moved into our house we decided to make some changes based on our needs at the time. The living space was essentially in one large room, with 2 bedrooms through the doorway to the left below. These photos are from the day we took possession of the house. We took down the…

Painting Our Farmhouse Cabinets

On Tuesday I shared the current state of our kitchen. It belongs to the original farm house that was moved onto our lot. I hinted at giving our cabinets a little facelift… Here is what our cabinets looked like before I got busy with a mini roller and paint brush. And here are our cabinets after…

Stop Staring at Me Swan {Our Farmhouse Kitchen}

So when you hear the words “Farmhouse Kitchen” you probably think of something like this: Isn’t it lovely? I think so. Well, that’s not the kind of farmhouse kitchen we have. You see the funny thing about “farmhouse kitchens” is that they are usually tiny, woody, and not designed for modern use. Enter, our farmhouse…