Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Farmhouse Master Bedroom

Our Dad is a farmer.
Farmers are practical and hardworking.
Not into fluff and non-necessities.
He worked late and was back up before dawn ready to go at it again.
He built this farmhouse and designed it for his lifestyle.
So the master bedroom serves it's purpose well.
Put in the bed and dresser and you're done.
Aint got no time (or room) for nuttin else!
Remember this home is a rental, so were working with what we've got.
Bring in the BIG bed!

This room has just enough space for a bed and two nightstands.
Nothing more
Using small furniture to compensate for small space can visually make your room look even smaller.
A big ornate bed immediately brings personality to the space.
The bed takes up the majority of the room,
 so use your bedding as decor to make your design statement.

This bedding just happens to be 10 yr. old Pottery Barn clearance bedding.
I'm weirdly proud of that vs. ashamed.

A small lift top bench at the end of the bed serves as a "sitting area" and extra storage to boot.

And just to give you a proportional idea of this room, I was buried deep within my clothes
inside my closet to be able to take this pic.;)
No, not a walk-in silly, a bifold two feet deep "practical" closet.

I'll admit, the green walls are a bit dated.
 A soft blue gray is in their very near future.

We've just enough room to get in a dresser.
Adding some personality and jewelry storage on top and this rooms a wrap!
Don't use small spaces as excuses to limit yourself.
Work with your limits and show em who's boss!

Kitchen all decked out for Fall

We're over at today sharing our kitchen rental redo!
Go check them out.  
They have an endless amount of inspiration going on  over there!
Here's our link:

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Fall Sale Date!!!
Trying something a little new this time.  
We're going to open up the barn early for a girls night event!
Thursday Nov. 6th from 6-9 p.m.  
we'll have an evening event for early sales and goodies and girl time! ( gents are welcome too)  :)
Friday doors open promptly at 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
and we'll finish it off 
Saturday morning from 9 a.m - 11 a.m.  (25% off EVERYTHING in the Barn (Saturday only!) Let's Clear the Barn!
Hope to see you all there!

9901 W. Lake Hazel rd. 
Boise, ID 83709
3 weeks till go time! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

1 hour/ 1 paint can project!

We found this at Deseret Industries thrift store.  It's a good multi-functional piece that can be used in various rooms for various purposes.  Nightstand, tv stand, entry table, etc.  liz posted this on Instagram and did this project in real time to show what an hour and a can of spray paint can do!

I can of Valspar "La Fonda Mirage"
  Who's picturing Kip right now waiting outside a bus for his true love "La Fonda"?
 (Napolean Dynamite forever!:))

One hour!
With time to spare for styling it.

Love that gold is back!

Liz found this gal at a yard sale and bought it to kindly give to me since I had been looking for one.
She made the mistake of putting her on her dresser when she got home and decided to selfishly keep her.  Whatevs!  She painted her the same color as the nightstand.

We love it! 
Little time.
Little money.
BIG Improvement!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

$4 Dresser Makeover!

$4 dollar dresser makeover

1 spray can project!

Time and money.
  Something that most everyone may feel they don't have an overabundance of.
Here's a quick dresser makeover that took very little of both.
and a little tip:
When you find nice shaped frames,
get them!
They can add so much texture and personality to so many things.
So, first things first, sand the piece.
 No need to go overkill on the sanding.  Just enough to give the paint some grip. 
This is a paint/primer combo which allowed us to skip the drying in between coats step. 
This color is "secluded garden".
You don't have to worry about getting overspray on the top since you'll be sanding that down.
This took just one can of paint, hence the $4 dollar project.

We're all for keeping it simple when it comes to tools. 
We do a lot of pieces with trusty ol' sand paper.
However, when you are needing to stain wood, you'll need to strip it down to bare wood.
You're going to want to pull out the electric sander.
Once we had it sanded down, we stained it with "Dark Walnut" stain. 
We also distressed it on the drawer fronts by sanding off paint.
Once that had dried, we used a couple of coats of polyurethane as a protective coating.
  Easy application, easy clean up.
And done!

We love how this piece turned out. 
Quick and inexpensive.
A good combination.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Before and After Hutch Transformation

We're over at today sharing our transformation of this hutch

Go check it out here and be inspired by all the inspiration Brooke has going on over there!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Our Farmhouse

Part I

There's a whole lengthy story that goes behind this post,  but for now let's just say....

Once upon a time, my family built this home.

We loved so many things about it. 
 For one,
 my twin sister lived right across the street
 (see the cute little house with dormers?)

We figured,  with the kid swapping, and cooking only every other night,
 we pretty much had it made!

We were going to raise our kiddos here.

These two definitely had it made! (Cousins!)

I already had my oldest daughters wedding reception all planned out in the backyard.

 2007 came knocking at our door (another story for another time)
 and two years later we found ourselves moving
into this

A humble farmhouse.
Believe it or not, that siding was after we painted it. Ha!
Apparently 80 year old siding doesn't hold paint no matter what you do to it

Character, No?

My dad built this house,
 with his own two hands, 
so it has a lot of meaning to me.

(I adore this picture of them both!)

  My parents  raised 9 kids here, along with a whole lot of dairy cows.   
But nonetheless,  
the move here was heartbreaking.
But with this new/old house came security, and a safe place to start over. 
 Our family needed a fresh start.  
The main part of the home was over 30 years old and everything was original to the house. Parts of the house were much older. 
So we dug in and started to bring it back to life!

There was knotty pine everywhere, which is beautiful,  but dark.

We rent this home,
 so any improvements we made  had to come out of our own pockets,  which translates to,
 all changes were purely aesthetic. 

We weren't interested in doing an overhaul on a home that wasn't ours. 
 Bring on the Paint!
and some Fancy Farmgirl Furnishings!

Follow us on our farmhouse journey
and finding beauty wherever we're planted.

P.S. The outside still looks the same :)

To Be Continued...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ice Cubes in My Nightstand!? What?

We're over at today sharing a fun furniture transformation we just did.
Go check it out!
Perfect for summer nights!
Or would be darling at a baby shower, or childs birthday, or backyard barbeque, or....
While you're there check out all the fun projects Brooke has got over there.
My favorite: her little girls room!