Sunday, December 28, 2014

New Farmhouse Kitchen Sink & Faucet

So here is our latest Kitchen addition ;) a new large single basin sink and a new sink faucet. The white acrylic single basin sink is a great alternative to a apron sink. I would have loved to truly get a real apron sink but it would of 1) cost a lot more for the sink I chose 2)we would have needed new custom made cabinet doors for under the sink.. cha-ching!! SO it was out of the question!! So instead this reasonably priced alternative white single basin sink is fabulous.. I love not having a divider anymore.. I can finally wash Trays and big pots with ease. The oil rubbed faucet is great as it has an old world charm look to it ;) It all definitely lends to the French Country Farmhouse kitchen vibe I was aiming for.
The vintage looking Cross Handles come with Hot and Cold round Ceramic detail in the centre. 
I will admit that I was a tad scared to go with a WHITE sink.. You hear tons of horror stories with white sinks, or at least you do when you google them which is what i did!! I know I love white for everything else ..but a sink really??? Well I took the chance and am so happy we did. It turns out its super easy to clean, I feel easier than my old stainless one.. The best part about the sink is it doesn't stain!! You just use a soft sponge and dish soap and it looks brand new again. 

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Fav's Friday - DIY Wall Mouldings

With the Holidays is full swing.. just maybe you have some time off to fit in some DIY.. I said 'Just maybe'??? ;) For todays Fav Friday's I wanted to share some fairly easy DIY wall moulding ideas.

The other week Ally from Home by Ally shared this Board and Battan idea from her Sunroom. The finished look is so great and inspirational. She shows how to do it step by step. Check out her blog for the full tutorial.

This week KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms shared how she built a raised panelled wall.. She provides a full tutorial and isn't this Coral colour just gorgeous!!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays!!!

Tonight I just wanted to send everyone who is reading this a very Happy Holidays!! Hope you are with the people that mean the most to you. Wishing you all the blessings at this time of year!!

With Love, Lisa xoxo 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Adding a Hook to our Kitchen Island

Today is just a simple little addition to our Kitchen Island we made a while back. I felt we needed a place to house our Oven Mitts and a hook was a perfect space saving solution!! We added the double prong hook on the side of the island closest to our stove for easy access when we need them.
We purchased our particular hook from Lowes. It comes in many different finishes to match any decor. I went with the oil rubbed bronze finish to flow with our Kitchen Cabinetry hardware.

 See our Full tutorial on how I made this small space Kitchen Island from a Vintage Desk!!!

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Fav's Friday - Christmas Home Tours

'Tis the season.. Christmas is less than a week a way.. and just in case your not already in the holiday spirit... Tour these gorgeous homes and I guarantee you will start to feel festive instantly!!

First we have Bre's Woodland Glam Christmas Over at Room's for Rent Blog. This is just a sneak peek of her kitchen.. The rest of her Christmas home tour is just as amazing!!

Shanya continued to amaze me over at the Wood Grain Cottage, Check out her gorgeous Rustic Christmas Home decor HERE

Kelly recently shared her Classic Christmas Tour over at The Lily Pad Cottage. This is a must see home!! Her house screams Christmas with whimsical touches. Check it out HERE.

If you missed our Neutral Christmas Tour you can see it HERE

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Our Main Floor Recap

Here is a little Recap of all the tweaks we've done to our new home's main floor.. If you missed any of them you can click the Links to see each of our Room's more in depth.
This is our Dining room ~ See the FULL REVEAL HERE
This is our Kitchen ~ See the FULL REVEAL HERE
This is our Kitchen Eating Area ~ See the FULL REVEAL HERE
This is our Family Room ~ See the FULL REVEAL HERE
This is our Living Room ~ See the FULL REVEAL HERE
This is my Hubby's Office ~ See the FULL REVEAL HERE

This is our Hall and Entry ~ See the full HALL REVEAL HERE & ENTRYWAY HERE

This is our Laundry Room ~ See the FULL REVEAL HERE
 This is our Powder Bath ~ See the FULL REVEAL HERE
Stay tuned for all the Upper Floor / Bedroom Reveals coming soon...

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Neutral Powder Bath Reveal

So this little powder bath went under one crazy before and after.. and guess what.. I have no pictures to prove it?? No idea how it happened!!??.. It was one of the first projects we conquered here at our new home.. So I think I was a little overwhelmed to say the least ;) So you will just have to take my word.. The Before had dark grey painted walls on the bottom half with a dated patterned wallpaper on the upper half separated by a hideous wallpaper border!! It appeared very dark with horrible tiny wall wall sconce for lighting.. And since this is the only bathroom on the main floor, I knew we had to update it.. It is still not entirely complete.. But since I've given you tours of our whole main floor thus far I felt it was only fair to let you in our bathroom progress.. We still need new toilet paper and towel hardware, a new faucet, possibly a new vanity with storage ( I bought a vintage dresser, Just not sure if I will use it in this space or not?) 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fav's Friday ~ Amazing DIY's

Here are my Fav's for this week.. I was in the DIY spirit..Check out these Talented Bloggers inspirational tutorials and learn how to create Vintage inspired Decor for your home!

Lindsay from My Creative Days made these amazing industrial pendants from Vintage Galvanized metal.. Check out her Blog for her full details on how she made DIY Kitchen Light Fixtures

Check out this gorgeous Rustic Shutter Bench from Liz Marie Blog.. Check out Liz's blog for a full tutorial on how to make one of these benches for yourself. 

Oh my gosh I just love this Industrial Style rolling Cart.. what a great way to create more display space. Check out Jennifer's blog Dear Lillie for her FULL tutorial.

If you liked the above tutorials you may like Our Kitchen Island Transformation

Thanks for looking today.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Rustic Christmas decor in our Basement

For our basement I kept with the Neutral Christmas theme but added some subtle touches of red. I  hung a red striped jute webbing garland off a antique Barn door.. Isn't this door amazing??..  This past summer I found a trio of doors with the glass still intact for $75 for all 3!! so I jumped at the deal even though I had no idea where they would go or how my hubby would react.. Thank goodness for free delivery ;) We originally had them outside leaned against our fence for the remainder of summer but we brought them in for winter.. 2 are hiding in storage and 1 is leaning against our walls behind this bench , I like the way it looks so much I may just keep it there!
For some sparkle, I hung a Vintage Glass ornament garland across our chicken wire Frame.
I filled a weathered wooden planter box full of an assortment of smaller metallic ornaments and placed it on our end table.
Behind our couch I placed a small Christmas Vignette using wooden 'Merry Christmas' blocks and two small trees with rustic wooden tree trunks.
I moved the large Burlap body pillow from our Fall Porch display indoors to this bench. I wrapped cream and red ticking stripe fabric around it and then added a bow.. It changed an ordinary pillow into something festive.. And the best part is I'm not locked into any colour scheme..I can change it up whenever I like this way;)

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Our Neutral Holiday House Tour

I always like to decorate with Neutrals and Vintage Decor. So for Christmas it was no different.. I incorporated lots of Burlap, Jute and wood throughout our home for a very natural organic feel.. Shall we say French Country Rustic Christmas.. The best part about decorating with neutrals is most of the decor can stay up once the Tree comes down ;) To keep the all the neutrals interesting, I used lots of glittery accents mixed with subtle touches of Red and Metallics. Now our Home feels warm and festive .. ready for the holiday season ahead. 
 See our FULL Christmas Home Tour... Come in and have a Look...

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Easy DIY Keepsake Frame Ornament

 I was at Michaels Craft store the other day and came across these cute little ornate frames in the $1.50 bin near the checkouts.. As soon as I saw them I knew they would be perfect for our Christmas Tree as an Ornament..  See the easy steps below on how to make one for yourself.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

JOY Dollar Store Ornaments with a simple twist.

I was at the Dollar Tree the other day and found these cute Gold JOY glittered ornaments for $1.25 for 5! Our tree is mostly decorated with wood, burlap, jute and white ornaments.. Basically it's more neutral..So to make them flow with our decor, I thought why not just paint them? I painted them in Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White. See below on how Our Christmas Tree looks now..

Friday, December 5, 2014

Fav's Friday ~ Girly Inspiration

So here is what's caught my eye this week.. It's all about Girls.. I only have a daughter so I have to admit I am a bit biased at the moment..  I just LOVE Pretty, Shabby Chic, Girly ideas.. See below for some Girly Inspiration!!

This is a post from Design, Dining and Diapers.. It's a Little girls reading nook. I have a young daughter and just know she would love this space.. heck I love it.. don't you wish you had a room like this when you were little??? Be sure to check out Taryn's Blog for more Pictures and Details!

I love this Girl's birthday theme.. I can't wait to do this theme for our daughter within the next few years! It's A cowgirl Birthday Party. April has amazing home decor taste and same goes for her Party planning. Check our her blog for the FULL details at House By Hoff

Lastly this is a really cute and easy way to sew your very own beautiful curtains to go with your Shabby Chic decor. I just love the two tone look by mixing the patterns. Who doesn't love a great ticking stripe? Check out Jamie's Blog at So Much better with age for a full tutorial on how-to sew these curtains for yourself.

Since we're on a Pink theme.. You may like our daughter's Shabby Chic Nursery!

If you missed Last week's Christmas Fav's You can see them HERE

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Adding Woven Jute Ribbon to Our Christmas Tree

Today is just a small post on my latest Homesense Holiday find.. A woven roll of 3 inch burlap jute trim on this great rustic wooden spool.. for only $5.99.. I honestly thought I was seeing things.. Plus it was 10yrds for under $6.. that's almost unheard of!!! When I first bought it I wasn't quite sure where it was going to go.. I just knew I NEEDED IT!!