Hello stranger… It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 4 months since I’ve posted around here! It’s a sad reality, really. I think about blogging all the time. My current mindset just has a hard time sitting down, editing and writing. However, today I had the urge, so I went with it… and I’m glad I did!
Well, hello there stranger! It has been quite awhile since I’ve been around this neck of the woods! I apologize for being so distant lately. I’m excited to get back into it & share a recent project with you. This is an antique dresser makeover!
I snagged this beat-up antique dresser, with great bones, from a Facebook Marketplace post. I think I paid about $45 for it! I love giving old antiques new life! Some of the things I look for when scouting furniture is, caster wheels, carving details, ornate features & original hardware, just to name a few!
I lucked out with this one, it has beautiful carving details, pretty legs & caster wheels! It’s no surprise that this piece was going to get painted. I opted for my favorite Miss Mustard Seed in farmhouse white. I was pretty disappointed to find out that I didn’t have enough milk paint to paint the entire piece… So, I decided to mix in equal parts of bergere. I had absolutely no clue how it was going to turn out, but it was worth a shot.
It produced the prettiest shade of blue! To say I was happy with how it turned out, was an understatement! The first coat looked very light, almost pure farmhouse white. However, the second coat produced more of the blue shade. As it dried, the color came to life! I love using milk paint, because it spastically lifts & gives the piece that aged feel. After a little light distressing, I sealed the entire piece with Miss Mustard Seed tough coat.
I was able to incorporate the original dresser hardware into this piece! I think they fit it perfectly. I did, though, get new mercury glass knobs for the top drawer to dress it up a little! I was tickled to death with how pretty this piece turned out! When the time came, we added it into our storefront & I couldn’t wait to decorate it right away. It was no surprise to me, when this piece sold at our Grand Opening event that first weekend! Our customer said she was going to use it as a tv stand. I sure hope she enjoys it as much as I did!
Thank you for stopping by & checking out my latest furniture makeover! I’ll be sharing more pieces as we make them over for shows this Summer!
This is a post that is long overdue and for that I’m sorry! I know many of you have been wondering when we are going to open our store. Well, the initial goal when we first began this crazy journey, was late Fall 2017. The original goal date came and went. Then we set another date, and it came and went. As you can imagine, this was frustrating, disappointing and embarrassing to say the least. I was really hoping to get up and running before Christmas, but that didn’t work out and we were ok with that. That would allow us to really enjoy the Holidays with our babies, and that’s just what we did! We were anxiously awaiting January 2018 so we could get a running start with finishing up the very few things that needed completed. However, the weather had a little something else in mind…
We couldn’t work in the fridged temperatures and get done what we needed to. Not only that, but our barn was placed directly on the city line. All of our work was halted until our store could be moved back at least 5 feet. And this was no easy task! It required the barn movers to come up with the correct equipment to move it. Not to mention, that all the work we had done inside could be at risk because of all the pressure. I was told that the walls could cave in because we had the “open concept” and no support in the middle. [Read more…]
We are sharing a Farmhouse Chic storefront progress update with you & we want your opinions!
It’s been a couple weeks since we first announced that Farmhouse Chic was opening a storefront!!! Our days have been busy between working “real” jobs, working on the store, ordering inventory for the store, unpacking inventory, tagging inventory and storing it until the store is ready to stage. There is A LOT of work that comes with opening a store, especially in our case! As I mentioned in this post we ordered a custom Amish-built 14×30 high barn. What all that means? We have a 420 square foot space that we get to finish out and turn into a store!
It’s a beautiful thing, really, when you have family scouting garage sales with you in mind! Tell me that doesn’t speak volumes about the wonderful support I have from my family!
It was a Saturday afternoon and I received a text from my Aunt with this adorable antique table she scored for only $12! A couple days after she dropped it off, I started working on it! It was already painted white and we all know WHITE is my color, but the paint job was a little rough… Oh, and I had bought some new colors of Miss Mustard Seed milk paint, so that may have swayed my decision too 😉 [Read more…]
I’m finally getting around to writing the post for this sweet little, abused antique table I first shared on Instagram a couple of months ago! Why has it taken me so long to share you ask?
Insert excuses… Lately, balancing everything I have going on daily is challenging! Some of you may not know my situation. I was a stay-at-home mom ever since my children were born. They are 11 and 6. In late December 2015, my (then) husband told me he wanted a divorce. As you can imagine, my world began to crumble! How was I going to survive and support the kids? Were we going to have to move? How am I going to make it on my own?
Those were just a few questions that ran through my mind. Thankfully, my dad owns his own business less than 2 miles from where we live. Now, I work for him part-time, sell our items at local shops, participate in barn shows and blog for my additional income. I’m thankful for it all, really! I am able to spend a lot of time raising my children, which is the best gift in the world! I am also able to design and create which is my immense passion! The best part, is this little blog is where I get to share those passions with you all! [Read more…]
Guys, I cannot believe I’m actually writing this post!! I cannot tell you how stinkin’ excited I was to get rid of the ugly, old backsplash that was in my kitchen. I am so excited to say: it’s finally gone! Bye-bye ugly, dated bathroom tile; and hello new subway tile backsplash! Today I’m sharing the process of us ripping out the old tile and installing the new!
The caulking behind our sink had been peeled away for a few months, so I was afraid we would have some water damage and possibly mildew. Kenny ripped the tiled off and found black mold, eek! It wasn’t nearly as bad as it could of been, but it did extend from behind our sink about 2.5 feet. Once the tile was completely removed, he cut out the molded drywall. We were lucky it didn’t extend down behind the sink and that there was plastic covering the studs. That saved us big time!!
Spring rolls around and I’m changing the wreath on my front door to pretty much go with my moods… Ok, you’re right, not that much 😉 But I am changing them a good bit! For well over a year now, I’ve had a Southern Living magazine clipping hanging on my fridge. Yes, I’m one of those that still clip my favorite ideas and inspiration out of a magazine and hold onto it until I’m ready to conquer the project. I’ve been doing that way before the days of Pinterest!
That little magazine clipping was of a garden pot wreath. I just loved how it looked, so I wanted to recreate it. The day has finally come, after all this time! I’m finally sharing with you my terra cotta pot wreath! [Read more…]
I absolutely cannot believe I’m rounding up my popular posts of 2016! This year has seemed to fly by, do you agree? I was very scared for what 2016 had in store for me. As many of you may know, I shared at the end of last year (2015) that my husband and I separated. It came as a shock to me and I wasn’t prepared for what to expect. As time went on, things began to fall into place. The kids and I began to create our own happy life and I began to learn to rely on myself more than anyone else. I would be lying if I said it was all rainbows and flowers. There were a lot of ups and downs, but the good outweighed the bad. My faith in the Lord is what has brought me to where I am today! I know I wouldn’t be where I am without it! I’m eager to put 2016 behind me and see what amazing things are in store for 2017!!
So, let’s get to it… Here’s my most popular posts of 2016!
When you think of Halloween you probably don’t think of putting up a tree. And to be honest, it’s not something I’ve ever done… Until now! I was super excited when I received an email to work with Treetopia and be apart of their Witches and Wonders Halloween Blog Hop! What is that you may ask? It’s where myself and four other ladies chose one of the beautiful Treetopia trees and gave them little Halloween twist!
Today I’m sharing with you my Halloween inspired tree!