2014 | Raising A Farmhouse

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Craft Room Reavel

In the midst of the Holiday chaos,  
I decided to finally arrange and organize my office/craft room!

I'm thinking of redoing the desk and book shelves, but it's good enough for now!

The light in this room amazing, it has three windows, one on each side.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo- Summer

Monday, December 15, 2014

Creating a Designer Tree

Season's Greetings Ya'll! If your like me, then Thanksgiving is a sweet memory and we are full steam ahead for Christmas! This holiday season is just flying by, only two weeks left till Christmas!! 

Can you believe it?

I wanted to share my Christmas Tree with you and give you some inspiration on 
creating a designer tree.

Every year I gather ornaments and add more and more to the tree, that way my 
pocket book isn't blown out of the water. 

It's been hard to wait, but so worth it.

I use anything from traditional ornaments, floral, 
twirly twigs...{IDK what they really are} and...

even paper, glitter and glue.

Really, just anything that creates texture and a dynamic design.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Decorating!

xoxo- Summer


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Sweet Little Corner

Remember the Vintage Handmade Pitcher & Washbasin I shared with you last week? Well I Just wanted to show you its final place in my home.

There is this little cabinet attached to my vanity in the master bath, it has cabinets on the bottom and on the top and an opening in the middle.. I'm assuming for a TV. Unfotunately I am not a TV in the bathroom type of person, so when I saw this Pitcher & Washbasin, I knew I had the perfect spot.

I'm still so in love with the lines of this piece. And, to think that someone made this by hand, right here in Oklahoma, is just even sweeter!

I found this picture a few years back when I was antique hunting with my cousin. We had stopped off at a little antique store in very small town and I instantly loved it. Tho, everyone who sees it thinks it is super creepy...? LOL... I don't know why... I think it's elegant and a perfect back drop to this incredible piece of pottery.

I still have some projects to complete in my bathroom before I'm completly satisfied.. if that is even possible! Stay tuned.. more to come from this area of the house!

Thanks for stopping by! ~S


Monday, November 3, 2014

A Cozy Harvest Livingroom

I've gone crazy ya'll... pine cone crazy! I think I'm obsessed! This is my last week for fall, I will be focusing on, you guessed it Christmas! But until then, let's enjoy fall for a little while longer! I pulled this room together in about 30 minutes! Super easy!

I worked with my existing decor and just added touches of fall here and their. See those little brass pine cone candle holders?? I got those from the thrift store for $.99... the things people get rid of...

I went to the local fabric store and whipped out two pillow covers in about 10 minutes on my sewing machine. I love this plaid, it's so hard to find a good plaid and it works so well with the stain on the wood.

Add throws for texture on your sofa. I love layers!

I created these little pillows in about 10 minutes out of drop clothes and an iron on transfer. I love the stagg head, and the best part about it, it doubles over in Christmas! Boom!

I took the leftover fabric from the plaid pillows and put it on the chair, I love how it warms up that area.

....and... my horn of plenty... most everything I had on hand and it litterally took me about 30 minutes to creat a warm and inviting harvest living room! I love it!

Thanks for stopping by! ~S


Friday, October 31, 2014

Fall in Love with your mantle

Happy Friday Ya'll!  Let's kick off the weekend with a little eye candy, shall we...

I'm so excited to show you my fall mantle. It's simple easy and attainable, but looks oh so fancy.

I kept it simple and just added a few pumpkins, hydrangeas, and pine cones (free)!

It's simple but makes a big statement and stays well with in the neutral pallete in my living room.

I can't believe I almost bought pine cones... what a rookie... I went over to my mom's last weekend and she had a whole bag fulls worth on the ground in front of her house... that she had been mowing over...

Luckily there were a ton that had not been mangled by the mower.

So there you have it! I wish I had gotten around to this quicker, but at least I'll have all of November to enjoy it.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed it! 

Have a fantastic Haloween weekend!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Super Cutesy Pillows

I just wanted to share with you some new art work I added to my Society6 shop! 

I thought theses designs would make super cute pillows.. You can buy it on other items, but the main purpose was to create some pillows that would be unique  and versatile.  

I love this quote from Three Dog Night, reminds me of my childhood, my Dad is a big 70's rocker enthusiast and its what I grew up on.. Side note my friend has this  tattooed on her chest so, 
she also reminds me of my love for it as well.


And I can't wait for winter so I had to go ahead and create something fun and cute.. Right! 

I won't be using these anytime soon.. It was 93 degrees this past weekend! They said it hasn't been that hot in October since 1898??!! I think that's what they said.. Long time ago..

I'll be adding more art soon, so be sure to check back!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Finds From the Past

Do you ever just go thrifting and have a great weekend?? Like, you go somewhere with something in mind to look for and bam, there it is, in all it's glory??

Well that's what happened to me this past weekend. The husband and I went to our favorite little outdoor market, he shops for tools and I shop for decor, it's perfection really.

Except the only issue is, I never bring enough money, and sometimes I do that on purpose so I won't over spend, but then, that's when the holy grail of items will appear out of no where, and you just want to kick yourself for being so practical and responsible.

But with only a Twenty spot in my pocket, I think I scored something fierce!

I have been lusting for one of these, my cousin got one a few years back and it was chippy yellow and I loved it, and lately, I have seen quite a few whie I was treasure hunting, 
but nothing really every tickled my fancy. 

Until I saw this one, and it spoke to me, loud and clear!

 I wasn't leaving with out it!

Look at all that chippy goodness!

 Feeling pretty victorious on my way out of the market, and suddenlty I spotted this little lady, what do you think, isn't she gorgeous!!?? Just look at those curves!

I have always wanted one of these, I feel like I say that about everything, but I guess it kinda true... I just want a lot of things:)  The very best thing about this pitcher and wash basin, is that when I flipped it over, the bottom of the pitcher had some carvings in it.  

It read, Irene Chandler 76.. pretty neat and impressive, I was thrilled to learn that this was a one of a kind handmade vintage piece.

 I mean I would have loved it any way, even if it had come from Home Goods, it's just a great piece. But when I flipped over the basin, it said Wetumka 76 Okla.  How neat is that, not only was it hand made, but made right here in Oklahoma. 

So happy I rescued a piece of Oklahoma Heritage. 

So.. here's to you Ms. Irene Chandler, a job well done, 
your piece of art will be loved and cherised for many years to come. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

The painted wheelbarrow

Can you believe we are nearing the end of October, and Halloween is only a week away??
It's crazy! 

I have recently given myself a kick in the toosh and have been knocking projects off my to do list, after I decorated my fall table, it really inspired me to do more!

My Mom gave me this crusty rusty old wheelbarrow that the previous owner left at their new home. Naturally I was pumped! Look at all that rust!

I did the only thing that came natural, grabbed a can of chalk paint and brush and got after it! 

In case you didn't notice, that's an entirely different wheelbarrow then the one pictured above. That's because my husband got involved and decided that I should take his old wheelbarrow and he take the "better one" ugh!
But never the less I pressed on, I painted the barrow in ASCP Provence. I roughly  brushed it on so you could see the original finish. I only painted the outside, because I will be filling the inside with various things throughout the year...I also brushed on some dark stain on the handles to darken them.

I decided the Provence was little to bright and wanted to age it a bit, so I grabbed my ASCP dark wax and waxed the outside.

I really like how it turned out, however, I'm not crazy about the red metal legs, I think I will paint those.. but I was running out of day light last night..

And even though it was 93 degrees yesterday, fall is creeping in and I couldn't be happier..

Time to get to the pumpkin patch and fill that new wheelbarrow!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Have beautiful week!


Friday, October 24, 2014

A Fall Table...

Warning: This is a picture heavy post... perhaps I went a little overboard with my little impromptu shoot today, but I just loved how everything turned out! I typically don't decorate for the season's other than Christmas, but I have just been so anxious for Christmas this year, that I felt I needed to go ahead and give into the fall decorating this year or I was going to explode! I need to decorate something!!!

I decided to do a fall table scape in neutral colors, its simple, classic and chic and most of all it's affordable, most everything I had on hand except for the pumpkins...

I decided to keep it very simple and not have silverware and glasess on the table... I don't want to spend everyday, wiping and dusting, and I didn't want it to get to cluttery.

I got my pumpkins and gords at Hobby Lobby, I decided to go with artificial, that way I could use them each year and just add to as I go. It's hard for me to purchase items I know are just going to rot, and then be thrown away.


I got this adorable little cupcake stand at Hobby Lobby too, it was 50% off so I decided to splurge, I'm a sucker for anything gold and dots. Polka dots are just so underestimated, don't you think, I mean they're fun, playful, classic and when gold, super chic. I also purchased those two little white vases from the thrift store and sprayed them white.

Believe it or not, aside from the burlap chargers {Hobby Lobby} the dishes and silver trays are from the dollar store. Yup, super cheap! You can't beat a dollar...  I sprayed and glittered the pears gold for a nice little touch.

Pumpkins and cupcakes... who would of thought it....

I purchased the wood slices from.. you guessed it, Hobby Lobby again... I didn't have any of our cut down tree trunks that were wide enough.  I purchased the candle holders they are sitting on earlier in the year and chalk painted them in ASCP Paris Grey.

So what do you think? I think it's a big win.. myself!  And, to think I almost didn't do it, I wish I had been doing this all along now, it does make a difference and gives you a break from your everyday decor.  Most everything here was from the dollar store, Hobby Lobby and the thrift store. So you can have a gorgeous table for not that much money.

Happy Fall Ya'll....


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