Romantic farmhouse style master bedroom

Hi friend,  this post has been a long time coming.

Not only because our master bedroom was in desperate need of a makeover, but also from the five of us taking turns with a couple nasty colds the past couple of months.

We appear to be on the mend, the sun is out today, and it’s time to share (finally!) the progress we have made.

 

Since most of us are never really “done” and I kind of think that is part of the fun, watching our homes change and evolve, I will share with you what is done and what I am working on.

Before there was a giant treadmill in the bedroom, and to say it was gathering dust would be a fair statement. [Read more…]

Laundry room makeover progress

Our laundry room had become a very messy place, and was less than fun to spend time in.

That is until we were inspired to gut the laundry room and do the deepest deep clean in modern history.

I like to think of myself as a fairly neat person.

But.

At some point we lost control and the laundry room became a scary place to run a load of laundry and get out of there before a tower of board games toppled you.

Or you just simply became disoriented.

And…..to top it all off, it had become boring.

Right?

Worst. Fate. Ever.

Borings-ville is what this already challenging laundry room has rocked for a bit now.

It’s an under-the-stairs laundry room that is a pretty small space as it is.

So, needless to say, that makes the makeover that much better!

Here are some of the things I am incorporating as I wait for the paint to dry.

I can’t wait for you to see it!

We have a white front loading washer in dryer in great condition so they are staying put.

But…the walls, are going to have a coat of this on them.

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This is Dutch Tile Blue by Sherwin Williams, I am in love with this color. [Read more…]

Quick Farmhouse style Valentine decor

It doesn’t seem like we have completely recovered from Christmas and Valentine’s Day is almost here!

I don’t decorate a lot for Valentine’s Day, but I like to choose one spot to create a thoughtful sweet space, that’s perhaps a bit more frilly than usual.

When the rain arrived early this winter, our white church pew came into the living room to keep it safe from the elements.

The thought of finding another one for free, convincing my husband that we needed to go get a 12 foot church pew in 100 degree weather, and drag it home is too much to bear.

So inside she came.

 

 

I used some French script cardstock, and cut out hearts with holes punched in the top and strung by jute twine. [Read more…]

Vintage style rug + our boho-farmhouse home office

Hello friends!

I wanted to share a quick refresh we did recently in our home office.

 

 

With a growing family I find that over the years I have re-purposed a few spaces in our home many times.

My home office has been a play room, spare bedroom, office, extra family room, office again, craft and art room, and I think it may very well be an office for good now. [Read more…]

Distressed Black Dresser before + after

 

As you know I am head over heels in love with painting furniture.

And my little green WWI era dresser has been in a few pictures over the past few years.

I loved bringing it home (originally $35) and deciding what to paint it.

I decided on a pretty Granny Smith Apple green a few years ago and never looked back. [Read more…]

The coffee table that became a French Country bench

Hello there, please forgive me for going mia for a couple weeks, we have had the most unpleasant of winter colds and tummy bugs passed around.

I think we may be out of the woods, and boy am I am glad!

But as I came up for air I finished an upcycle that I am super duper excited about.

So I know I keep talking about updating our bedroom, and with the flu that hit we kind of hit the pause button for a week.

However, I have to share a very thrifty and fun redo we did for the end of our bed.

We have been looking for a bench that we can use as a coffee table/foot stool/end-of-the-bed-bench.

And while we were open to different styles, and I figured I could repaint THE perfect bench if needed…

I didn’t realize it would be a glass-topped coffee table.

But, there she was at Goodwill when we were out shopping and looking for good junk the day after Christmas.

 

 

We picked this cute table up for $5 not bad huh? [Read more…]

AN AWESOME GIVEAWAY + Burlap curtains in the master bedroom

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and Happy New Year to you friend!

It’s been a bit quiet lately here on the blog, but the behind the scenes we have been busy bees working on our master bedroom makeover.

I love this space, and dreamed of what it could be for a long time.

But other things always seem to take me off track from creating a retreat that I love.

It has ended up as a laundry folding station, keeper of dusty exercise equipment and holding tank for stuff that made it upstairs and hasn’t found a home.

It has not been a retreat, or a relaxing space like I have always dreamed of.

Until now!!! [Read more…]

Favorites from 2017 + an Irish Blessing

Hi friends!

While I don’t have a brand new upcycle or DIY to share today, I just wanted to take a moment to wish you a Happy New Year.

I started this blog 6 years ago, and had absolutely no idea what direction it might go or where I would be years later.

Having this space to make, and recreate, and talk with you brought more to my spirit than I could ever have offered to teach or show anyone else.

When a challenging personal time in my life came along, I didn’t have much to write about.

I thought perhaps the chapter had closed and wondered if I should start again when I felt the urge to write.

 

farmhouse church pew before and after

Am I glad that I listened to that small voice pushing me to log on and hit publish.

I learned to listen closer to that inner push, and have found my passion in the meantime.

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Our Christmas home + what I learned about Christmas ornaments

Most years I find myself digging thru each and every box and bin for every last ornament and all the Christmas decor the house can hold.

You know you have more than enough ornaments when you can no longer see the tree.

This year seems to be different.

I finished the home office, and brought a few of our favorite things out, creating a few vignettes and called it good.

I kept thinking about how pretty everything looked and didn’t want to add any more.

 

 

Maybe I’m just getting older or deep down am craving more simplicity this year.

But I like it, it’s pretty, but simple and peaceful.

And just enough to make the kids eyes twinkle with excitement, so that is good enough for me.

I shared recently how much I am enjoying letting go of the little things that get too big when we focus on them.

To be honest it felt a bit strange to box up the remainder of the Christmas decor and put it back in the garage.

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Easy white Christmas wreath + burning the banana bread

 

Do you ever feel like you don’t accomplish enough?

Like simplicity or relaxing and letting some stuff just go is something you’re just not good at?

I have not a confession or a secret to tell you, but a statement.

It’s a statement because anyone who knows me knows I forget things sometimes.

Or I glue my fingers together.

Right after I burned banana bread. [Read more…]

Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/ And these awesome parties: http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/awesome-link-parties