Make Something Monday: farmhouse wooden shutters

click Our kitchen was a little lacking in character, and I was a little lost as to what to do with it.

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Need Help Assignment We eventually plan to relocate our kitchen, so we didn’t want to anything too extensive…or expensive.

homework hel I found this super cute picture on Pinterest of a similar sink and window to the one I have. This appeared on the blog Vintage News Junkie:

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christopher schwenk dissertation I thought everything about this picture was perfect!

http://albaniaturismo.com/?p=5-year-plan-essay I began by measuring my window opening. I then cut some 1X4’s to size.

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http://www.eqima.org/i-need-help-with-my-homework-now/ I then cut cross pieces and attached them with wood screws. I also filled in obvious cracks with wood filler, sanded, and painted them. I ended up using two coats of paint.

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custom essay writing service toronto I then added the hardware: hammered iron hinges and handles. I did not make mine exactly like the original picture, because I wanted to make them my own.

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http://zoomia.pl/?do-my-admission-essay-birthday We ended up having the flip the hinges around to hang them, and we still need to take down that light fixture.

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We still have a little touching up to do, but all in all, I am loving how these turned out. Our blank slate kitchen is starting to get a little personality.

How have you added character in your home?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Farmhouse Friday: decorating with salvaged doors


I don’t know about you, but I love old house doors. My Pinterest boards are filled with repurposed door projects. I’m actually on the search for an old door right now so I can do this:

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And an old screen door for our pantry.


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I thought today I could show you some of my favorite old door ideas from around the web.

How awesome is this hall tree made from a salvaged door?


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And what about this photo display?


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I need this bookcase in my life.


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I love this garden arbor made from salvaged doors.


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And as a shower door in this bathroom? I want it!


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I hope you have enjoyed looking at these ideas as much as I have! Now, I’m gonna go cruise Craigslist and find some doors! 

Have a good weekend. 

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Farmhouse Friday: Soda crates

I love that wooden soda crates are popular right now. They are so versatile and so neat looking, too. 

I have two of them that I have used in a number of ways:


There are still more ways to use them on Pinterest. I thought it might be fun to share them with you today.

I love everything about this picture. I love that crate, those white blooms, the watering can, and that demijohn!

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How about this spring vignette from Life on Kaydeross Creek? 

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I’ve also seen them repurposed as stools, 

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shelves, 

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shadow boxes,

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 and spice racks.

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See? I told you they were versatile! Keep your eyes peeled for my wood crate. You’ll see it again real soon.

How do you use your wood crate?

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DIY Fixer Upper-inspired nursery art 

Lately I’ve been crushing on this sign on The Magnolia market website.

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And while I liked the canvas wall art I used over  Aubrey’s crib, lately I’ve felt it is too small.

I downloaded some hand letter fonts and typed out the prayer.   Then, Staples Copy And Print printed it out for me as a 16×20 engineer print for $4. I used spray adhesive to affix the print to a piece of foam board.

And I bought this really neat barn wood frame from  Wayfair.

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I am thrilled with the result.

What  Fixer Upper inspired projects have you completed recently?

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Treasure hunt Tuesdays: a feed sack with some history!

We have a fairly new antique mall in our town. I haven’t been there in several months, but the last time I went there, I scored a really neat find, and for only $3.

But first, a little background: our town used to have a feed mill downtown, which opened sometime in the early 1900’s. The mill produced livestock feed and pet foods, but burned to the ground in the late 80’s. I went in search of some historical info on the mills, but came up empty. My husband, who has lived here his whole life, says he remembers the mill fire.

We were excited to find an old feed bag at the antique store for only $3. We quickly bought it. My cousin gave me a Michael’s gift card for Christmas, which I used to buy a reclaimed wood frame for the bag. It was a standard size poster frame, so I didn’t have to pay for a custom frame.

Apologies for the highly reflective glass. No matter what angle I tried, I just couldn’t avoid the reflection.

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We hung the framed bag in our dining room. I love how it looks, but I especially love the history that is tied to it.

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Master bedroom remodel: just a few ideas

Our master bedroom currently looks like this:

Not bad, except for the ugly green carpet. This is the last room to still have that carpet. We’ve replaced it with red oak hardwood flooring in the other two bedrooms, so it now matches the hall, living room, and dining room. We also hope to add hardwood in the office and playroom as well. Then we’ll have hardwood everywhere but the kitchen and bathrooms.

I love this furniture. My parents gave it to me some time ago. While it is good furniture and I like how it looks, we really need a bigger bed. And we could use more clothes storage, too.  Right now, we each have a nightstand and we share the six drawer dresser (each of us get three drawers).

We are planning to have the hardwood flooring installed in the spring, and at the same time, we’re planning to get new furniture. In keeping with our farmhouse theme, we’re having a local craftsman build a reclaimed wood headboard for our new king sized bed. We searched high and low for two matching chest of drawers (so we would each have a 6 drawer chest to ourselves.). The only dressers we could find that were large enough to meet our needs but narrow enough that we could fit two side by side between our windows was the Ikea Tarva. The Tarva comes unfinished, so it can be stained to match our new headboard. We would add some lattice trim to “beef it up” a bit, too.

The plan is to purchase two Ikea Tarva chests and two Ikea Tarva nightstands, and stain them all a dark wood stain, like mahogany or walnut. The dark stain will be such a nice contrast against the red oak flooring. I’d also use all white bedding to contrast against the dark wood stain.

Check out my idea board below. Please know that the nightstand will be stained dark.

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Master bedroom remodel: just a few ideas

Our master bedroom currently looks like this:

Not bad, except for the ugly green carpet. This is the last room to still have that carpet. We’ve replaced it with red oak hardwood flooring in the other two bedrooms, so it now matches the hall, living room, and dining room. We also hope to add hardwood in the office and playroom as well. Then we’ll have hardwood everywhere but the kitchen and bathrooms.

I love this furniture. My parents gave it to me some time ago. While it is good furniture and I like how it looks, we really need a bigger bed. And we could use more clothes storage, too.  Right now, we each have a nightstand and we share the six drawer dresser (each of us get three drawers).

We are planning to have the hardwood flooring installed in the spring, and at the same time, we’re planning to get new furniture. In keeping with our farmhouse theme, we’re having a local craftsman build a reclaimed wood headboard for our new king sized bed. We searched high and low for two matching chest of drawers (so we would each have a 6 drawer chest to ourselves.). The only dressers we could find that were large enough to meet our needs but narrow enough that we could fit two side by side between our windows was the Ikea Tarva. The Tarva comes unfinished, so it can be stained to match our new headboard. We would add some lattice trim to “beef it up” a bit, too.

The plan is to purchase two Ikea Tarva chests and two Ikea Tarva nightstands, and stain them all a dark wood stain, like mahogany or walnut. The dark stain will be such a nice contrast against the red oak flooring. I’d also use all white bedding to contrast against the dark wood stain.

Check out my idea board below. Please know that the nightstand will be stained dark.

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Master bedroom remodel: just a few ideas

Our master bedroom currently looks like this:

Not bad, except for the ugly green carpet. This is the last room to still have that carpet. We’ve replaced it with red oak hardwood flooring in the other two bedrooms, so it now matches the hall, living room, and dining room. We also hope to add hardwood in the office and playroom as well. Then we’ll have hardwood everywhere but the kitchen and bathrooms.

I love this furniture. My parents gave it to me some time ago. While it is good furniture and I like how it looks, we really need a bigger bed. And we could use more clothes storage, too.  Right now, we each have a nightstand and we share the six drawer dresser (each of us get three drawers).

We are planning to have the hardwood flooring installed in the spring, and at the same time, we’re planning to get new furniture. In keeping with our farmhouse theme, we’re having a local craftsman build a reclaimed wood headboard for our new king sized bed. We searched high and low for two matching chest of drawers (so we would each have a 6 drawer chest to ourselves.). The only dressers we could find that were large enough to meet our needs but narrow enough that we could fit two side by side between our windows was the Ikea Tarva. The Tarva comes unfinished, so it can be stained to match our new headboard. We would add some lattice trim to “beef it up” a bit, too.

The plan is to purchase two Ikea Tarva chests and two Ikea Tarva nightstands, and stain them all a dark wood stain, like mahogany or walnut. The dark stain will be such a nice contrast against the red oak flooring. I’d also use all white bedding to contrast against the dark wood stain.

Check out my idea board below. Please know that the nightstand will be stained dark.

Continue Reading