Thursday, October 30, 2014

1 week till the Sale!


We'd love to meet you and  see you all there!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Buffet Makeover

Ran across these pictures from a piece from last years Fall Barn Sale. 










The buffet has since sold.  
It may be one of those pieces that leaves me with a little sellers remorse,
 (just a little) :)
I usually prefer painted furniture over natural wood 95% of the time.
 But sometimes a piece calls for paint and some wood and  I never regret when I go to the extra work of refinishing a top with a stain and showing the original beauty of the wood. 
I hope whoever bought it is enjoying it.
The stain is a Varathane Dark Walnut and the paint is a custom color I mixed up.


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 www.howdoesshe.com 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 !!!

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!

Before
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"
$4.33
  Who's picturing Kip right now waiting outside a bus for his true love "La Fonda"?
 (Napolean Dynamite forever!:))

One hour!
Bam.
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.