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Modern Farmhouse Succulent Garden

Modern Industrial Farmhouse Succulent Garden. I've had a love affair with succulents for the past couple of years. I think it's because I have a black thumb and I kill regular plants LOL. I can still kill succulents, it's just a little harder to do. Seriously though, I love the way succulents look. At the cottage I used an Ikea step-stool to display succulents in my family room. In … [Read more...]

DIY Modern Farmhouse Dipped Nightstands

DIY Modern Farmhouse Dipped Nightstands. I have a hard time discerning what my decorating style is. I love clean lines, but I also love bright colors. I love industrial metal but I also love polka dots. I decided that right now my style is a kind of cozy Modern Industrial Farmhouse. Moving to our new neighborhood has been wonderful and I feel like a new happier chapter of my life is about to … [Read more...]

Patriotic Wood Tray DIY and giveaway

Patriotic Wood Tray DIY. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games start in just a few weeks. We love watching all of the events and are so excited to throw a little Olympic party to celebrate! Of course we enjoy seeing all of the athletes from all over the world, but since we live in the US we are rooting for our home country to win. I thought it would be fun to make a long serving platter with the USA … [Read more...]

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Nook

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Nook. You know how when you move you have everything all planned out? Where all of your furniture is going to be placed and how it's all going to look? So did I. Then I moved in and nothing really fit LOL. My dining room table at the cottage, which I love, is way to big for my kitchen eating area. And my rugs were too big for the rooms. But I ended up having a fun time … [Read more...]

Make a Summer Outdoor Room

Make a Summer Outdoor Room. I may be a little obsessed with those mattress bed swings - is that what they're called - that are all over Pinterest. The ones that hang from the ceiling. I've wanted to make one ever since we did the Daybreak Blogger House about four years ago. So when we moved into our new home and I saw that we have TWO covered porches I was so excited. And in the move all of my … [Read more...]

1905 Cottage Addition: Dining Room

It's been so fun working on a project I love so much. The 1905 Cottage is a little home I fell in love with years ago and bought about four years ago. You can read all about it here. A couple of years ago I started an addition and now I'm sharing the projects from the addition. Today I would like to share the 1905 Cottage Addition: Dining Room. This is the outside of the home. The bigger … [Read more...]

How to Clean a MOLDY Outdoor Rug

How to clean a moldy outdoor rug. A couple of weeks ago I got my courtyard at the #1905Cottage all spruced up for Spring. Over the winter leaves had gotten trapped and snow had piled up to create a moldy mess! And my rug was under all of that. I didn't get it rolled up and put away in time. So as I was cleaning up the space I wondered if the rug could be salvaged. It had stains from the leaves … [Read more...]

Spring Patio Entertaining Ideas!

I get so excited when the weather warms up and Spring is in the air. One of my favorite parts of the 1905 Cottage Addition was turning the tiny 1-car garage space into a patio. I put a short fence in the front for a little privacy and a gate for easy entry. I also put an arbor over the gate. This little space is great for entertaining. So when BHG gave me the theme of Spring Outdoor … [Read more...]

1905 Cottage Addition: Girls’ Shared Bathroom Reveal and $100 Walmart giveaway

1905 Cottage Addition: Girls' Shared Bathroom Reveal and $100 Walmart Giveaway. I've had so much fun working on the 1905 Cottage addition. We love living in our "new" old home. And this year I'll be talking all about the addition and sharing all the details - including the good and bad of turning a vintage home into a modern home on a budget. Today I am sharing my girls' shared … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Before and After DIYs!

One of the most rewarding feelings as a crafter is taking something unexciting and giving it a makeover into something you end up loving! Here are... 20 Before and After DIYs from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * * * * Apple Crate Bookcase @ Design, Dining and Diapers Weathered Coffee Table Reveal @ Re-Fabbed Pallet Wood and Sticks Valentine's Heart @ Scavenger … [Read more...]