The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Monday, February 20, 2017

{ Cottage Style Early Spring Rustic Porch }

Happy Monday & almost Tuesday friends! I'm so glad you've stopped back in on my little blog! So, the weather here in Michigan has been unheard of in February..The whole weekend consisted of high 50's & you know what that meant? It meant me running around like a crazy person trying to put away all the Christmas leftover outside, spruce the front & backyard up { thanks to the pups we now have 3 holes to China } & getting everything winter doesn't allow done in 2 days...Oh & painting my whole office hahaha..Typical me taking on too many projects at once!  Every year around late February  early March I get the urge to change everything up..I have a list a mile long that I would like to do to this house, but I'm stuck because we do want to move soon..I despise being in limbo all the time ahh! Anyways today I'm here to share our early spring front porch with some thrifty vintage goodies & lots of greenery!! Come take a peek & gather some inspiration for your front porch, stoop or entrance!



I always head to our garage aka treasure pile when I start planning a new little decor setup..This time I thought I was going to have to spend a lot money because I exhausted everything we had..Then I remembered I had these vintage washboards, flowers & vintage ammo boxes! I always think of fresh laundry once spring hits & I honestly love the look of these old boards!


I did purchase one thing for this space..this doormat from Ollies for under $8! It went so well with the flowers & vintage items ,and added that touch of spring fun /color!


This flower sign was a last minute DIY & I actually love how it turned out! I used the Christmas sign that we had on the porch for Christmas & just painted it grey, had my sister chalk write this & then I went over it with some cream chalk paint, distressed it & ran some dark wax over it for that chippy antique look! 


I has these little chippy turquoise pots & thought for spring they were great! The flowers are a mix from +Michaels Stores  & +HomeGoods 




What do you guys think about this bright vintage inspired neutral porch for spring? What items do you like to use for spring on your outdoor spaces? Hoping the temps stay sunny & 60 for a bit, but for now I'm just enjoying this little space spruced up!

Happy Tuesday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose





Friday, February 17, 2017

{ Early Spring Cottage Style Living Room Decor }

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your Friday started of better than ours did haha..It started Thursday with our WIFI being out & with no resolved issues we called another 2 times before making an appointment at 2am { we work crazy schedules ha } & them sending someone out to our house at 8am replacing all our boxes , tearing my office up a bit & finally getting things back to working! With all that being said that is why today's post is being put out late Friday night/ early Saturday morning which is so random for me...Random is how life has been this last year for us though honestly! It's been crazy trying to grow to businesses from scratch, running a house, animals, family etc..No complaints..well there have been some haha, but I'm just trying to keep trucking along these days. For as long as I can remember I've struggled with change & this "time" thing...It's something that gets a hold of me & I really can't explain why...Maybe that's why I love writing & photography, it's like a documentation?!  I wanted to jump on here today & share some bright spring changes in our upper level living space..The cheery spring touches have me craving spring!  



I got sick of our IKEA ottoman snagging the rug, & the top being pulled off, so we decided since it wasn't working for us anymore I would replace it with this little green chippy table/stool! I'm not sure if it will stay, but for right now I love it! I'm on the hunt for a more practical ottoman & have a perfect unique one in the works #staytuned. 

Side Note: I would NOT recommend the Ektorp sofa or ottoman. See why HERE


The jute rug is new as well! I switched out our +Ruggable® 2-Piece Rug System  rug { which I LOVE } from our bedroom & replaced it with this one for a more neutral spring look!  
**You can read more about the awesome rug you can wash like a blanket HERE


Since it's so early for spring stuff I basically just used things I had already..Ikea greenery, +Target 
  wreath, some fresh grey Ikea pillows, chippy wood stool & some flowers etc..



The mini metal vintage toolbox is from my grams & fit perfectly on the chippy white mantel from +HomeGoods ! The black candle stick holders I brought up from downstairs! Everything was super simple,but gave enough of a refreshed feeling for early spring.


What do you guys think about this refreshed space for what I hope to be spring on its way? What do you plan on decorating with to brighten up spaces in your home this year for spring? Let me know down below!

Happy Friday & weekend! 

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Monday, February 13, 2017

{ Cottage Style Early Spring Fireplace Decor }

Hey everyone!! I hope you all had a lovely start to the week! This was the most unproductive Monday ever for me, I think haha! I blame it on my husband having today off for his birthday hehe! Seriously though I usually have everything done by Sunday for Monday & then spend Monday doing errands & making a big dinner to start the week off...Ehh not this Monday & I'm okay with that actually! It was so nice to lay in bed extra long today with the bright warm sun filling our bed & having a guilty snack brought to me { I'm dieting for vacay }! I don't know if it was our whopping 46 degree "warm" weather here in Michigan that had me wanting to finish a little space while the sun was so bright & cheery or what! I've been mention via INSTAGRAM that I've slowly been adding spring touches around the house...Well I finished one space & it's very green!!!

I had an idea in my head when I started decorating this space...I wanted to stick to 4 basic colors, add tons of texture & bright simple greenery! I ended up using the AtHome topiaries I had bought last year & had on the front porch , because they filled up the sides of the fireplace until some new items come in #staytuned!


This is my most favorite of the simple spring decor..The simplicity of these stems & this farmhouse flower vase are gorgeous I think without being to modern!




I love the old chippy green chair paired with the chippy white mantel..Everything is so fresh & garden- like..my favorite!


The candles & candlesticks are from +HomeGoods  &  +Hobby Lobby !The vintage tan crocks were free junkin finds!


I salvaged these wood farmhouse table legs from a 100 yr old table my late papa & grandma had bought together in Canada! I love old carved legs from tables etc.. so I kept these three! I needed something for in front of the fireplace to cozy it up, so I grabbed these & loved how they looked with the basket above & go nicely with the jute rug coloring & old brown vintage books!



This space like most of our spaces in our little suburban cottage will change again soon..but for now we're enjoying this fresh,decluttered space for spring..What do you guys think about our little cozy fireplace decor? 

Happy & healthy Tuesday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

{ 7 Simple Home Decor Fillers }

So the one thing that I pretty much live by when I'm decorating & trying to cozy a space up is fill spaces that the eye goes directly too or that are too open! These spaces are called "filler" spots! They tend to be spots that are hard to find the correct decor for, but need a bit of coziness. Now that I'm thinking about it these items could be called "staple goods" too. They're just all around simple, but easy items to put in a space that needs help..& bonus most of these items are practical & thrifty! I put together the most basic & affordable items that I thought were the best fillers & I use the most in our suburban cottage! These items can be found just about anywhere & in tons of varieties! I thought I'd share this now because with spring right around the corner I want everything fresh, but also less cluttered etc.. These items can help do both!

F i l l e r  I t e m s:

  • Frames
  • Candles
  • Pillows
  • Baskets
  • Greenery
  • Books
  • Mirrors
E x a m p l e: 

Our upper level living room. I chose this picture because it's pretty accurate on what I'm explaining in this post & was a good example!
**Some simple frames fill the long shelves inside the cabinets with greenery both inside on the shelving & tall topiaries on top of the cabinet for height! The basket on the chippy green stool is filled with pillows & a basic white +IKEA USA  throw! The cabinet top also has some simple fresh white candles for fillers on each side!



What do you guys think about these items? Do you have basic items you always use while decorating a space? What are your favorite decor goods to use? Let me know in the comments I'd love to know!!!

Happy Monday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

{ Farmhouse Style Early Spring Cabinet Decor }

So something happened in our little suburban cottage yesterday...I FINALLY put away all the winter decor!! It was a little sad for me because unlike most I love winter & I actually loved this years decor 2017 Winter Home Tour . Since our Michigan winter has been super mild &  been more of a muddy mess than anything, I decided to cut the winter decor short in hopes it would brighten things up around our home..& it did!!! I decorated the dining room, fireplace mantel & one of our all-time favorite junkin finds..Our DIY cottage cabinet! The spring decor has already lightened up the upper level & I've even purged a piece of furniture already..making it soo roomy & bright! So, for the ones that are thinking " I just took my Christmas down" or " It's still winter".., no worries our lower level lodge themed area is STILL all winter haha! I'm not that on top of stuff hahaha! The best thing about this brightened up early spring decor is that I haven't spent one penny...yet ha! I just wanted a  little bit of a spruce up & I love the way it turned out! You can see the cabinet makeover HERE .

I wanted just a touch of greenery, so I added these small moss balls, some faux white flowers & an old vintage candlestick holder! The crock, milk glass candle-holder & vintage candlestick holder were all junkin finds!


I didn't like the frame on this +HomeGoods  farmhouse print anymore, but didn't want to destroy the back so I set an old chippy vintage weathered wood one on top of it! It added so much height & charm!




The "HERBS" sign was one of my very first DIY signs ever from about 6 years ago..The color & imperfections went great with this cabinet!

The faux vintage bulbs are from +Hobby Lobby 




I hope you guys liked this early spring post! Super simple, yet just enough to feel refreshed especially with all this gloomy weather & rain we've been getting here in the north! Let me know down below if you guys have started decorating for spring yet or when you plan on starting etc..

Wishing you all a lovely Tuesday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Monday, February 6, 2017

{ All About the New Magnolia Home Furniture Line }

Hey guys!!! Today I'm sharing another more informative post rather than a DIY or post on something in our home...I'm still in the middle of updating & switching winter to spring...and it snowed again so some DIY projects got pushed back again....Anyways, so as soon as February hits I'm ready to start painting, moving things, purging items & bringing new pieces into your little suburban cottage!! February goes so fast & then before we know it, it's spring right?! With all that being said I've been looking for some new pieces to add/ switch out for our upper living room space..I recently stumbled on the ever so popular Magnolia Furniture line & picked out just about EVERYTHING from each style line haha! I thought since the line is semi newer that I would give you all a sneak peek of my favorites plus some information on the line if you don't know already!!! 





Where Can You Buy It?

Magnolia Furniture is sold all over the United States & Canada too in various different local & chain furniture stores! To make things super simple you can visit HERE to find a location near you!

What Do They Offer?

They offer 8 different style lines. These styles include Industrial, Primitive, French Inspired, Modern, Farmhouse,Boho, Traditional, & Kids!


**I put together some of my favorites from different collections, but mostly the farmhouse style! You can see all the lines & find a location closest to you by visiting their website Magnolia Home Furniture 
or by clicking the links below for more information on my selected favorites!


Childers Round Table


  

The Shannon









Archive Buffet/Dresser

What do you guys think about these pieces? Do you have any pieces from the line yet? I'd love to hear your opinions on all of this!! Be sure to stay tuned for some new pieces & some fun stuff coming to the blog soon for spring! ;)

Wishing you all a lovely Monday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Monday, January 30, 2017

{ Charming Vintage Building Conversion + Spring Inspiration }

Today was one of those days that I just curled on the couch & watched the snow fall while watching some classic movies like "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead" haha! I ran a zillion errands yesterday, blogged & cleaned for the week { my typical routine } so today I took a day to relax & reflect..As I said a few posts back, I'm in a transition mood with decor so I've been gathering inspiration for spring & hopefully our new home sometime this year...While I was out with a friend over the weekend we decided to stop in at a little local market { Westborn } in downtown that was converted from an old post office into the CUTEST bakery, market, flower shop & cafe! I about fainted when I walked in from all the old world charm that was left with the conversion from the post office to the market! They left so much of the brick, old drop boxes, wood work & added such cute vintage pieces for the flower shop & cafe part! The floors, old galvanized pieces & well every inch of this place had me stopping & snapping photos!! I was sad I was only able to grab a few shots since it was super busy ..Here are the ones I managed to snap!!!


I wanted to buy one of each of these little rustic plants & the super cute dishes & rustic trays!! I mean how much charm is packed into this little corner?!  The more the chippy the better right?! With the brick wall, chippy wood & old flowers pots...Charm galore!!!!


Is there anything better than some huge succulents?! Maybe I should try my hand at these again..


This wall was my most favorite in the market area! I love how they built up this wall like an old fashioned potting stand & added hooks for some vintage galvanized watering cans , while using it as decor too..genius & super cute!


I think I may have to take the hubby back this weekend to grab some of these guys for our spring dining room!! I mean these just scream spring & add so much simple charm..Let's hope my "black thumb" gets greener hahaha!

I really hope you guys liked this post...I was in my glory & love exploring new little shops like this to gather inspiration! I guess you could call me an old soul..but I just love the history & charm they left in an old building! 

Wishing you all a lovely Tuesday! 


As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose
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