Thursday, December 18, 2014

{ Counter shelf update & a touch of Christmas added! }

Hey guys! I hope you all are having a lovely week thus far! I'm sharing a quick & easy little update on the free  counter shelf I shared a few days ago. I left off with asking if I should paint/ distress it & contemplating it...well ,I ended up painting it!! 

I love using sponge brushes on projects like this. I should have roughed the wood up a bit before applying  the paint, but the sponge brush worked perfect!

After the paint dried, I used a copper Brillo pad { I didn't have my palm sander in the office } to distress the white paint for a more 'farmhouse' look. After doing this I added some dark wax to the distressed spots & then brushed a bit of white back over the spots. 


Remember that lovely piece of plaid fabric from our last treasure haul?? I cut a thin piece for a runner to add some Christmas  to this side of the counter! I just love the quaint farmhouse appeal & the added  storage! This project was close to being free ..score!!!

 Have a great weekend everyone! 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

{ Treasures haul from my lovely hubby }

Hey guys!!! Long time no talk...but seriously its been over a week since I've blogged anything! If you've been following me via Instagram or Facebook you probably know I've been sick for the past week with some kind of flu/bronchitis..Yesterday I was feeling really bad with a huge headache & then my lovely husband surprised with some vintage thrifty treasures! Today I'm sharing the things he brought home & one of the things I already styled & put to use in our kitchen!

My nifty vintage treasures!! I just love the little wood carrier with the emblem on the front, the white & red chippy enamel pot, porcelain toothbrush holder,basket, plaid tablecloth, & the cutest hand-carved wood acorns & fruit!!

He also brought home this little counter stand, & I love it!! If you all remember a few months back he brought one home ,but I ended up using the top for our 'Thankful pumpkin sign'. This one was perfect size & cleared up our counter space , not to mention it's farmhouse appeal!

I'm still deciding if I should paint it white & distress it...;) ?!

I picked up these little jars for $3 +Target  about a week ago & decided to fill them with our most used items..cinnamon,sugar &hot cocoa!!

How cute are these little wood fruit pieces ?! :)

Hope you all enjoyed this little thrifty haul! Be sure to check back for updates on these goods & where I use them!!

Have a great weekend ! 


Monday, December 1, 2014

{ Our 2014 Holiday Home Tour }


Welcome to the holidays guys! Aren't you all excited about the cozy throws,creamy hot chocolate ,& festive music & decor? We've been working on the indoor & outdoor decor since the beginning of November, & have been enjoying it & the holiday hustle & bustle ! I hope you  all enjoy our Christmas Home Tour , gather some inspiration, and have a safe & happy holiday season! 

 . Family Room . 

I'm so pleased with how this space turned out! It's everything I was thinking I wanted our family room to be this year, a rustic & glistening Christmas wonderland!

The stars were my lovely sisters idea after I mentioned I wanted to put a star on each side of the 'Wish' sign. The stars were purchased at Dollar Tree , the mini trees at Michaels, & the wreath I made for under $10!

The tree was a gift, the glittered eggs were dollar days at Michaels , the snowflake reindeer is from Kohls { last year }  & the chalkboard saying I made!!

 This area is a  cozy little magazine / catalog nook ,so I added a cute rustic  tree { free garbage find } & placed it in a Traverse City crate that was a thrift find!

. Kitchen & Dining .

Informal ,but classy & neat!

The trees are from Michaels & the wreath is from Dollar Tree { I added the plaid bow}. The bottles are vintage garbage finds!
The crate is a piece I recycled from a gift & the reindeer is from Kohls { last year } !

This set was purchased from a vendor @ Town Peddler { last year }!

The cutting board {recipe stand} is from HomeGoods  ,& the chalkboard I made from a dollar mirror!

I wanted to keep it simple & uniformed this year with some different pieces ! 

. Master Bedroom .

My favorite room on our Holiday Tour! Welcome to our cozy & sparkly winter  wonderland!!

The comforter is Better Homes & Gardens $30!  With the smell of vanilla soy , the cool soft sheets & throw..I could stay here all winter!

The throw is from Sears last year..& the matching pillow is from Target I believe..
The deer pillow is from Hobby Lobby $10 !
The presents were a DIY last year ,made from old boxes !

The gold charger is from Dollar Tree & the wreath was a DIY from Dollar Tree.

. Living Room .

Our lodge inspired lower level! I love cuddling down here with  some raspberry hot chocolate & my hubby! Now this is the man cave,but for Christmas I'm allowed in hehe.

The skies are a vintage garbage find!
The 'Merry Christmas' stick on are from Michaels dollar days! 
The red burlap wrapped pillows are from HomeGoods $25 each!

I had some leftover chalkboard tags from Michaels dollar days so I decided to add them to the non faux packages ;) !

The wrapping paper is from Michaels as the ribbon! I love this tan & white checkered ribbon..if you've noticed I used it in three rooms ;)!!

The oh so soft throw is from IKEA ,the Christmas card is from Michaels ,two tone basket was a gift & the flowers & vase are from Dollar Tree!

. Outside . 

 I'm a bit obsessed with this charmer of a Christmas display. The toboggan was a free find & I added the red ribbon & joy moose. The wagon was a garbage find &  I just added some garland & fresh wood logs tied with my favorite ribbon & a red bow! The lantern I had ,the sign I made out of a pitched piece of wood & the galvanized colored burlap tree was a thrifty find ..

I hope you've been inspired & have a splendid holiday season!!!

The 36th Avenue

11 Magnolia Lane



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