Hi! Thanks so much for joining me here. This blog is brand new as of August 2nd, 2017. I purchased the domain name on July 20th and have been working on getting post ideas ready and organized. It's an idea I've been playing around with for quite some time, I just didn't know if I … Continue reading Welcome – Starting Fresh
If you follow my instagram feed, then you probably see me moving this space around constantly. I think mostly because it's an awkward square, with big doorways and only one wall without a window, I have a hard time finding a functional way to arrange it, that I love. Do you guys mix antiques into … Continue reading Our Livingroom Update
I've been trying to get back into the swing of things, since we haven't been crafting much at all for the last little while, I've been working on projects around the house. I painted a bench for a friend a while back, and when I was taking the photos of it, I realized how great … Continue reading Entryway Bench – Reclaimed Wood.
This post originally appeared on our Rustic Reclaimed blog. I was so excited to share this fabulous fireplace makeover over on Country Chic Paint's blog! If you've been following along, on social media, then you have probably seen numerous posts about this fireplace. It was a fun project & I'm so happy with how it … Continue reading Farmhouse-Chic Fireplace Makeover
I like to wet distress my pieces because it makes much less mess and I feel like it's easier to accomplish different looks and feels to the paint finish, depending on what you use. It doesn't break through the original finish and expose the bare wood like regular sanding can. I always use Country Chic … Continue reading My go-to tools for distressing and antiquing a piece of painted furniture.
The main reason I prefer to wet distress my chalk paint is it's less mess. It's actually really easy and the results are incredible. If you can do it soon after the paint has dried it's much easier to get off but it's still easy enough to do weeks after your piece has dried. I … Continue reading Wet Distressing Chalk Paint
When I first started painting furniture I only used dark wax for my details, I was afraid to use glaze because I felt like it was going to be difficult. Boy, was I wrong. I was shocked at how easy it was to work with. I'll share a few of my projects soon. I know … Continue reading Finishing Wax vs. Furniture Glaze
I've recently joined a few amazing affiliate programs and their farmhouse decor is swoon worthy! I added links to my affiliate list and also created a Pinterest board of my top faves but I thought I would share some of them here as well. This list is from Antique FarmHouse and I want one of … Continue reading Must have decor for that perfect farmhouse feel.
I had been looking for a China cabinet for so long to house my new Rae Dunn obsession. There were lots of beauties posted online but not having a big truck made it an issue to get any of them home. Luckily my friend Richelle was looking to rehome this one in exchange for another … Continue reading China Cabinet before & Progress.
I first shared this post over to Rustic Reclaimed but because it's something so useful and easy, I wanted to share it here on the new blog as well. I wanted a cost-effective way to try out a black finishing wax, I had just purchased an amazing dark wax from Minwax but it's brown & I … Continue reading DIY all natural Dark Antiquing Wax