This project is by far my most favorite thing we did to our kitchen. We love using bead board (or wainscoting - whatever you like to call it) around the house. We have old plaster walls that aren't in the best condition. Bead board is an easy and affordable update for our walls without the mess and cost of fixing the plaster. UPDATE: And, it even landed us in our first magazine! See the details here. Catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 to see how we updated the corner (not shown in this … [Read more...] about DIY Farmhouse Beadboard Kitchen Backsplash
We are in the midst of what is likely to be the messiest part of our DIY kitchen renovation... heaven help me!?! Electrical outlets have been upgraded and new light boxes added. It's one of the few kitchen projects we had to hire out since we are certainly no expert when it comes to electrical work. In this old house we love, our kitchen only had one ceiling light and a small pendant light above the sink. No matter what wattage I maxed out in these light fixtures, it was still dim. To … [Read more...] about Favorite Vintage Industrial Farmhouse Lights Under $50
Our tiny town is surrounded by a landscape typical of Indiana in the beautiful Midwest. You know what I mean if you've ever driven through Indiana... you can see for miles in any direction and the only obstructions are grain bins, silos, old barns, new barns, and the like. I'm not much of a farm girl - in fact detassling corn in the summer during my teenage years was the closest I've come to the farm world and will always remain as one of the worst jobs in memory. No, I mean it. … [Read more...] about Vintage Farmhouse Style Decor
Who says your have to use fabric to reupholster an old chair? Create an authentic farmhouse look with an old grain sack instead. I spotted this gem at a garage sale years ago. It's been tucked away in my basement collecting dust, waiting for some inspiration... until now. I was most attracted to the decorative arms and feet - knowing that distressed paint would adhere to the grooves and really give this piece some character. Repurposed feed and grains sacks are all over the place … [Read more...] about Feed Sack Chair Makeover
Okay, so you could say I'm a bit obsessed with numbers right now. I'm seeing all kinds of numbered items on Pinterest, of course. It's a really easy way to update something that's already painted. I think it adds a bit of vintage spirit to your home - and in my case, both indoors and out! My mom recently purchased a Silhouette Cameo machine for me which makes it super easy to design a cool number stencil in any font I choose. I absolutely love everything about typography design and this sort … [Read more...] about Numbers, numbers, painted numbers.