Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fall on the Farmhouse Porch

Hey guys!
It's been such a crazy time around the farmhouse ... my husband came home last Thursday from being gone for 10 long months! So as you can  imagine , we had a happy reunion and we have been taking some time to get some things organized and readjust back to a routine.
We are also working on a chicken coop,
 our Cabana for the One Room Challenge and also working on the living room.... 
I took some time tho, and finished our fall patio.
So without further ado here is my fall porch...

I'll be back tomorrow for an update regarding our cabana!
Stay tuned!


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

One Room Challenge:Week 2 Steps and Stain, Oh My!

It's week two of the ORC! By now everyone should be getting into the nitty gritty of their projects.
 I know we are:)
So here are our updates for the Pool Cabana...
 you can check out week one and see our inspo photo as well.
We got the stairs done, the side bench and the back wall "shiplaped"...
We decided to do the steps in a "spa" style or what do you call it...like a dry sauna? You know...
We wanted it to have a light and airy feel to it but cover the hot tub at the same time.
This was the Mr.'s idea, and when it comes to the dealings of the frames,wood, and what not... 
I let him run with it... cause I honestly don't have a clue sometimes as to what to do?!?
So we decided to carry out the same design and feel over to the bench side. We haven't quite figured out how we want to enclose this corner section  yet... but I do know for the bottom of this bench, Neal (the husband),will be building some doors and we will use this as storage for pool/hot tub chemicals.
Here is a shot with all the slats on. I think it looks great in these photos,
 but it looks so much better in person.
We used 2x2's for the actual step part and for the risers we used 1x2's.
I sanded all the wood down and then started staining with an outdoor waterproof stain.
I decided for the stain, I would use a semi transparent. I wanted to a bit of color but I didn't want it to be dark or over powering, and I still wanted to see the grain of the wood.
Once that was done we started installing the "shiplap" wall and 
just used a nickel to space the boards out.
Do you see the hot tub cover that is broke all to HE Double Hockey Sticks... we gotta fix that too.
We contemplated on just buying a new one, but shipping tax etc, it would be over $400 and you know... $400 could go to alot of other places on this project...easily.
So it will be another DIY. 
So if you are like us, and have a janky hot tub cover, 
we are going to show you a janky way of how to fix it;) so stay tuned...
We ran out of boards and had to make another trip to Lowes, so we are going to take it all the way to the top and yes we are going to figure out a way to cut off some of those 2x4 and cap it off so it has a finished appearance...we just haven't quite figured it out just yet...
But it's really coming along and I think a fresh coat of paint will give it the uniformity it so desperately needs.
Remember the inspo...
it's easy to forget in this sea of brown...
What's Left
1. Paint (ceiling, posts, windows & frame)
2. Shiplap the part of the wall that was not framed in with windows.
3. Redo the chandelier, yes there is a chandelier there, but it's so dark you can't see it...
4. Finish the steps
5. Stain the Steps
6. Paint concrete to look like tile.
7. Fix Hot Tub Cover (it broke last winter)
9. Install an EZ Lift for Cover
8. Make Bahama Shutters
9. Curtains
10. Dining Table & Chairs
11. Landscape (if weather allows)
12. Decor/stage
13. Curtains
14. Cupola for Roof (if Time and Money allow)

Next Step will be the Paint!
I cannot wait to paint this ceiling... the thought of it being a creamy white color is the only thing getting me through this project right now!
Well that's all for this week!
We will see ya next Thursday!


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

DIY Farmstead Sign

Morn'in!
Hope you had a fantastic weekend!
I had such a productive last 3 days, it's not even funny!
I seriously wish every weekend could be a 3 day... but who doesn't... right?

So one of the many projects I got knocked off my list was my DIY Farmstead Sign.
I have been wanting a homestead type sign for many years, 
but just could not ever find one for the right price and style.
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

One Room Challenge: Week One


Hello!!
It's that time of the year again!!
I'm so excited to be doing my second ORC:)
You can see my first One Room Challenge here, when I redid our upstairs living room last spring.
This year, I will be doing an outside space, while there are still a few things to do inside my home, 
and I know this is an "indoor" challenge, this project has been lingering for quite some time and honestly we are just ready to be done with it. 

So I thought this would be the perfect time to just buckle down and get this thing done!
Not to mention, it's just kind of a unique space to do, not many homes have pool cabanas, and I have def never seen one done as a "makeover" so I thought it would be kind of fun and different.
Although... It's pouring down rain as I type this post, 
so I am a bit concerned with it being an outside project...and if there will be some snafu's... which you know there will be... but I'll be here live, blogging all about it;)

But never the less, this Fall we will be making over our Pool Cabana.
This photo below is my inspo photo... is it not gorgeous?
As soon as I saw it... I was like yesssss...
dat's it!
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

life Lessons from Matte Black Pumpkins

On Monday I shared my fall home tour, I'm so grateful to Angelina with Peonies and Orange Blossoms for including me:) You can check that out here along with 25 other talented bloggers who are opening up their fall homes.

While white pumpkins are still quite the rage, 
I decided to embrace the darker side and painted a few of 
my pumpkins Graphite Black by Annie Sloan.
This is one of my favorite blacks because it is not a true black,
and it can take on so many different hues depending on the lighting.
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