• Holidays & Seasons,  Home Decor

    Neutral Fall Vignette and Fall Festival Blog Hop

    Hello Friends! I’ve had a nice little break from the blog, but I’m back. And I’m so excited to be participating in the Fall Festival Blog hop, hosted by my friends Kendra (Joy In Our Home) and Lindsay (My Creative Days). There are so many fun themes/posts to hop through over the next week and you can check those out at the bottom of this post. I’m sharing a little neutral fall vignette that I whipped up for the occasion.

    Neutral Fall Vignette

    If you are stopping by from My Creative Days, WELCOME!

    In my opinion, fall is best season and is so much fun to decorate for. I love all pumpkins, but the white ones are by far my favorites.

    Mini White Pumpkins Decor

    To create this little vignette, I pulled together random decor pieces from our home, keeping the color pallette simple. An old window anchors everything, while a white cake stand and a few books help group items together. I also added in some greenery to vary the height.

    Fall Decor Books Succulent

    This cute book page banner was so easy to make! Just type out your letters in a Word document and print out on a book page. Then cut them out in whatever shape you want and tape the backs to some string. Easy peasy!

    Welcome Autumn Banner

    Look at the cute curly green stem!

    Curvy Green Pumpkin Stem

    So what do you think of this neutral fall vignette?  I love how it came together, using just a few pumpkins and other pieces from our home. Seems like the perfect way to welcome autumn!

    White Green Fall Decor

    I hope you enjoyed this stop on our Fall Festival Blog Hop! Now it’s time to hop on over and check out the beautiful vignette from Jen at Noting Grace, as well as the rest of the awesome posts this week. Thanks for stopping by!

    Vignettes on MondayMy Creative Days
    Elizabeth Joan Designs
    Noting Grace
    2 Bees in a Pod
    Belle Blue Interiors
    Farmhouse On Elder Hill

    Front Porches on Tuesday

    Little Brags
    Life Love Larson
    Hood Creek Log Cabin
    Poofing the Pillows 
    White Arrows Home
    Celebrate & Decorate 

    Fall Recipes on Wednesday

     Joy In Our Home
    With Two Spoons 
    Honey n Hydrangea
    Brooklyn Farm Girl
    Crisp Collective
    Calli Girl In A Southern World

    Tablescapes on Thursday

    Repurpose and Upcycle
    Timeless Creations
    Kingsbury Brook Farm
    Back to Blueberry Hill
    Dining Delight
    Lemons To Lovelys

    Mantles on Friday

    Anderson + Grant
    Personally Andrea 
    Beesnburlap 
    The Mountain View Cottage
    Making it in the Mountains
    Lemons, Lavender & Laundry

  • Home Decor,  The Country House

    Master Bedroom/Bedroom Progress: Room by Room Summer Series Week Five

    I’m so glad you are here to take a look into our Master Bedroom Progress! It’s the 5th week of the Room by Room Summer Challenge and we are wanting to you get cozy with us in the in the “Owner’s Suite”. Ha! Who am I kidding? This is barely even a master bedroom since it is only a couple of feet bigger than the rest of the bedrooms.

    Master Bedroom Matters

    We are currently working on giving this room a little bit of an update on a budget, but I wanted to share how our bedroom has changed since we’ve moved in.

    BEFORE

    Country House Home Tour Before Bedroom 3

    Yikes! That carpet was pretty rough! Like the rest of our house, our bedroom floors were all updated by my handy hubby.  After a little bit of trim paint and new curtains, our bedroom was looking better, but it still needed some help.

    DURING

    Master Bedroom Before

    We just added this new DIY barn wood headboard (below) and we love it! Since we are currently working on this room, I’m not going to go into detail about what we are planning to do in this post, but it is looking pretty good so far. (You can read all about the mini makeover here.)

    Rustic Headboard Dust Ruffle

    So, I missed last week’s Bedrooms post for the Room by Room Summer Series. Since I’m not getting too deep into our master bedroom details, I thought I would share a little bit about our other bedrooms.

    Tween Daughter’s Room

    Our daughter’s room was the first room with fixed up when we moved in. Redoing this room was also our first experience with the One Room Challenge and it definitely went from drab to fab!

    BEFORE

    Country House Home Tour Before Bedroom 2

    AFTER

    Our daughter loves her room now! However, there may be a few small tweaks in this room’s future.

    One Room Challenge Tween Bedroom Reveal

    We want to add some shelving to the wall for a bit more storage. And maybe some sort of book page art for our avid reader!

    Tween Bedroom Desk/Dresser

    Son’s Room

    Once our Master Bedroom mini makeover is over, the next room on our to-do list is our son’s bedroom.

    BEFORE

    Country House Home Tour Before Bedroom 1

    Thankfully, there won’t be a ton to do in here to get it finished. The little guy wants a shark themed room, so we will incorporate a few fun decor items and give it a bit of nautical feel. Hopefully, we can make that jive with the farmhouse look of the rest of the house. All of the furniture, except for a bookcase we purchase last year, is from his room in our previous house, as well as the bedding.

    DURING

    Boys Bedroom Oar

    So that wraps up this week’s post about our bedrooms!

    Did you miss a room in the series?  Click below to check out each room.

    Entry | Kitchen | Living Room | Bedrooms

    I hope you will click on over to see what is going on with the master bedrooms below!


  • $100 Room Challenge,  Build It Yourself,  Furniture Makeovers,  Home Decor,  The Country House

    $100 Room Challenge Week 3 – DIY Barn Wood Headboard

    About 1.5 months ago, we finally purchased the king sized bed that we had been wanting. Woohoo! Do you know how awesome it is to have so much space for sleeping? If you don’t, I will tell you that it is absolutely amazing!!! Anyway, since we already have the bed and we are working on our bedroom for the $100 Room Challenge, we decided to make a DIY Barn Wood Headboard for week 3.

    See the before pics and our plan for the master bedroom.

    Barn Wood Headboard

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    This piece of barn wood is actually a door from an old building that was at my grandparents’ house. After my grandparents passed away, my parents moved in and were nice enough to give it to us when they redid the building. It has just been sitting around waiting for the right time/use to come along.

    Aged Barn Wood

    See how distressed it is, with the chippy paint and cracked wood? But that just gives it that much more character!

    Distressed Painted Barn Wood

    This project was a two person job. While my hubby, Chris, cleaned up the barn wood, I free handed a template for the top of the headboard. Then, I just taped it on and traced it with a sharpie. After that, Chris cut it out using a jigsaw and sanded while I made lunch. He also added a few coats of Polycrylic to seal everything in, just in case the existing paint had lead in it.

    Headboard Template

    Finally, we lugged it inside and put it in place. Doesn’t it look good?

    DIY Barn Wood Headboard

    We noticed that after adding the Polycrylic, the wood actually darkened. I’m not sure if I will eventually add some white wash to the headboard to lighten it just a bit, but for now, we are sticking with it as is.

    Handmade Wood Headboard

    With just this one project, our master bedroom looks so much better! Not only are we sleeping better because of our new mattress and foundation, but this headboard really adds some farmhouse feels to the space. And that is just the look we are going for!

    Master Bedroom

    Oh, and I almost forgot! I finally put on the dust ruffle we purchased when we got the bed. #slacker

    Rustic Headboard Dust Ruffle

    Don’t you think our DIY barn wood headboard turned out great?

    This headboard adds the perfect amount of romance to the room with the soft curve but also keeps things from getting too girly with the rustic, chippy paint.

    Romantic Bedroom Furniture

    Did you miss a week of the $100 Room Challenge?  Catch up now!

    Week 1Week 2Week 3 | Week 4 |

    See how the other participants are progressing by clicking the links below!


  • $100 Room Challenge,  Home Decor,  Room Makeovers,  The Country House

    $100 Room Challenge Week 2 -Modern Farmhouse Master Bedroom

    So, I have decided to again join my friend, Erin, from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry for her $100 Room Challenge. I’ve tackled this challenge once before when we gave our bathroom an overhaul on a budget.  This time, we are attempting to revamp our bedroom using the same small budget, but hopefully making a big impact. We’re also working against time since I’m joining up at the end of week 2. EEK!

    Here is my long term plan for our Modern Farmhouse Master Bedroom.

    Modern Farmhouse Master Bedroom

    Now, of course, a full room makeover could end up costing us quite a bit of money. (Way over the $100 limit!) Especially if we purchased all of the items in the mood board above. So we are going to have to pick and choose which items to purchase, which projects can be DIYed, and what will have to wait until a later date.

    Doesn’t our bedroom look kind of meh?

    Master Bedroom Before

    Yes, of course, everything consists of neutral colors, but each side of the room is the polar opposite of the other with bright whites/creams at one end and a black hole on the other.

    Dresser Before

    I don’t know about you, but it seems like our bedroom is always put to the bottom of the list when we are working on projects, storage, and cleaning. Seriously, it is the place where stuff comes to die, especially when we are trying to speed clean before company! So we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to spruce things up just for the Mr. and Mrs.!

    So what exactly are we going to focus on to dress up this space and make it a bit more cohesive? Well, here is the checklist:

    Master Bedroom Makeover Ideas

    • Buy/Replace the lamps
    • DIY a headboard for the bed
    • Add a few accessories to each side table
    • Put on the bed skirt that we’ve been too lazy/busy to add
    • Iron the duvet cover (also laziness)
    • Paint the doors/frames (window frames are already painted
    • Relocate the TV
    • Accessorize the dresser
    • Paint the dresser

    Dresser Makeover Paint Hardware

    Wowza!  That is quite the list and we only have a little over 2 weeks to complete it! I bet you are wondering how we are going to pull this off with only $100. Well, to be honest, our budget will probably be eaten up by the purchase of lamps. Then we will have to shop our home for accessories, DIY a headboard, and use paint we already own to makeover the doors/dresser. Wish us luck!!!

    Stop by and read more about the $100 Room Challenge by visiting     Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry.

    You won’t want to miss these other awesome participants’ projects!  Click the photos below to check them out!