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, paint the base.
this is a paint/primer combo which allowed us to skip the sanding prep.
if your surface has a glossy finish, go overkill and sand first.
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!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Here's a sneak peek at some of our items we'll have available at our spring sale.

Hope to see you at the Barn!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Save the Date!
 Annual Spring Barn Sale!  (first weekend in June).
Friday and Saturday,  June 6th & 7th
Make sure to follow here on our blog and Facebook.  We'll be featuring some sneak peeks of pieces we'll have at the sale,
More details and pics coming soon!

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Painting is Underway!

Here's a sneak peek of some of the projects we've been working on for next weeks  Barn Sale!

We hope to see you all this weekend!  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Save the Date! Annual Fall Barn Sale!

It's time for our annual Fall Sale!
Nov. 8th & 9th
Friday doors open promptly at 10-6, Saturday 9-1.
We are located at:  9901 W. Lake Hazel rd.,  Boise, Id 83709
Hope to see you all there!