July 2017 | Raising A Farmhouse

Monday, July 31, 2017

A Grand Leaning Mirror~Now That's a Mirror

There is just something about a large grand focal piece in a room.
My personal favorite, is a giant mirror.
Mirrors add a touch of elegance, they reflect light and give your room an overall larger appearance.
And... when you find one with gorgeous carved detail...
well friends...
that's just icing on the cake

Monday, July 24, 2017

DIY Limed Oak Faux Finish with paint ~ Cerused Oak

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I  don't know about you guys, but I had a fantastic weekend, the husband got a 
surprise class cancellation on Thursday and was able to high tail it home that night and we got to spend a much needed weekend together, just hanging out, 
eating good eats and working on projects around the house!
Of course it goes by way too fast and you're left wondering where the weekend went and how can it be time to leave on Sunday already?

But, I took advantage of Sunday evening and decided to put together my blog post for my recipe on how to fake Cerused Oak, Limed Oak... Pickled wood... whatever people call it these days:)

DIY Faux Finish with paint Limed Oak


Monday, July 17, 2017

A Farmhouse Living Room Refresh

 It's safe to say that I'm glad this weekend is over... I don't usually say that, but this weekend was especially difficult.  Saturday was my husbands birthday and it also marks the month that we have been separated for six months now... not a marital separation... but an Army one..
and quite frankly I'm over and done with it. I don't think we have gotten to celebrate his birthday together in over 5-6 years... something always comes up or in between us...mainly the Army and while there are many benefits to living the military life, it does take a toll and I was feeling that toll this weekend. In fact, I was throwing myself a big ole' pity party.. but I don't even care... 
I deserved it...

It was also amplified by the death of my favorite hen.... I believe the fox struck again, she was just gone, with nothing but a pile of her beautiful lavender feathers left behind.
I don't really want to even write about it, other than to say it sucks. Big Time.

So needless to say, I needed something to take my mind off of things and it was either burn the house down, or refresh a few items...obvs I chose the latter:)


Monday, July 10, 2017

Epoxy Countertops that look like Marble

**Edit** You can read my one year review here
Oh my goodness you guys, it's been a cool minute since I have even thought about this blog! I was on such a good roll and then life just happened, by life I mean crazy DIY's, cause that is life...holla! 
But I wanted to share with you some exciting news...
I have finally finished my kitchen makeover....again.....

So what turned out to be 'I'm just going to redo the countertops'
pretty much turned into a full on REDO!
But i'm not mad! 
I'm in love, and it turned out better than I could have even imagined!
DIY Marble Countertops

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