The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

{ Summer Dining Room & New Farmhouse Table Peek.. }

Hey guys. Okay so today I was supposed to be sharing our summer dining room & our new little mini farmhouse table { before }.. & I still fully intend to do that, but & forgive me if this post is a bit jumbled. See it's 4:35am here in Michigan & I'm just now sitting down to finish this post since our lovely internet was down...Thank you +Bright House Networks  UGH! Anyways it's back up & running and with a little Alessia Cara - "Wild Things " I'm going to try & finish this post haha! So I've been mentioning via social media that in the summer I crave smaller, simpler & airy spaces..Well today I'm sharing our new tiny little 4 person farmhouse table instead of our 8-12 person square one in the dining room! See we go through dining room tables like crazy in our house, actually all furniture for that matter & I'm okay with that haha. Thank goodness most are thrifty & of course all are cottagey or farmhousey! Our last two tables I sold at the shop & our last lasttt table from +IKEA USA  is now down in the laundry room as our new folding table since it matched nicer in there! I wanted to keep with the farmhouse style so I brought up the cutest little round { I love round tables } from downstairs & decided to use it in our dining room for summer! It's super quaint, needs TLC & definitely has that farmhouse style working for it! Today I'm sharing the "before", because I may or may not have been painting it today.. I can't wait to blog the after, but for now we're going to enjoy the openness it gives in our dining room for summer. 




This "Kitchen 101" sign was a $15 DIY. You can search the top of the blog for the tutorial if you're interested in this -Tea Towel Art -!


Greenery is from +IKEA USA . Wall art from +Hobby Lobby . Wreath from +Kohl's  & mason jars from +Marshalls .The rug is from +Target

 


I wanted everything to be fresh & green!!! As much greenery, flowers & wood I could bring into the space I did! It just screams summer to me & it's super airy & light looking which is what summer is allll about right?!


Since the table itself is so plain, I decided a cute super rustic/ vintage centerpiece would be cute! I used some free vintage glass milk bottles, hydrangeas+lavender with a rustic pitcher set on a vintage silver cake-stand! So pretty!!!


Something simple on the chalkboard & of course my favorite feature..Our 1940's FREE barn door! You can search the top of the blog under " Barn Door Divider" to see the tutorial/post on this door!



Although I do love this little farmhouse table as is now, it does need some TLC in some spots. I think a rustic creamy white with some dark wax?! Leave me some suggestions in the comment section below! :)




I'll' be blogging the update on this little table in the next week or so! What do you guys think of this much smaller farmhouse style table in our summer dining room? I hope you guys liked this light & superrr bright { sometimes too bright } dining space!! I'm off to bed now finally..ha!

Happy Wednesday Y'all!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, 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 left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Monday, July 25, 2016

{ Light Summery Bedroom Refresh! }

Hey guys welcome back to TQS! I'm sorry about Monday's lack of post..but today I'm back with some simple & summery bedroom inspiration that literally had me wanting to climb through the screen & cozy in haha! When summer hits around here I kind of go crazy with trying to make everything simple, soft & airy  if that makes any sense..? Our summers in Michigan are hot & a lot of the times muggy, so for our bedroom I like it to feel as simple & refreshed as possible! Today I through a couple items together in a little mood board inspiration while online shopping last night & this is what I came up with! I tend to gravitate towards vintage blues & for some ODD reasons pops of red in the summer, and oh you know lots of creamy soft white linens!!! I also picked these particular items because they were goods that you could simply pick up just about ANYWHERE & for MUCH cheaper than the prices listed below! Staple goods like sheets, pillows, baskets, greenery & rustic candles can be found easily, because lets be honest not everyone has time to "style or refresh" a room..so I did it for you!!





I hope you guys love this cozy light space!! You can check the places above or visit your local +HomeGoods  , +Marshalls  etc.. For these similar decor items!

Wishing you all a happy Tuesday! Be sure to stay tuned for some things happening in our dining room & some more summer ideas & inspiration via the blog & my social media { Links below to follow along

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, 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 left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Thursday, July 21, 2016

{ Summer Farmhouse Decor, Update & Tour! }

Hey you guys!! I wasn't going to blog tonight because today was honestly a "trying" day around here! Let me just say when you own your own business it's not all glitter & rainbows as I posted about via IG earlier today, and by the way THANK YOU to everyone who reached out with encouraging thoughts & even those who took the time to personally DM me with tips & kind words! It's not the end of the world by any means, but whoa today was just one of thoseee days ..eeek! Anyways so I decided after getting some business stuff in order that I would just cozy up on the couch with the pibbs & relax...Ya, that wasn't going to happen because us "creative" people never turn our brains off hahaah! I decided to come on here & clear my head with a post ALL ABOUT SUMMER FARMHOUSE DECOR!! I usually do catch- up posts via my Facebook { Links below to all my social media } , but today I decided to take it to the next level and share our summer farmhouse style here on the blog!!! This post is loaded FULL of pictures & direct links to all our different farmhouse posts!! I hope you enjoy!!





Tips on achieving a cozy Farmhouse Mantel --->HERE




Free Cottage Cabinet Makeover  --->HERE 




Full post on these Simple & Charming Flower Boxes --> HERE


 Shattered glass patio table into this Farmhouse style one for close to nothing -->HERE





DIY Free Farmhouse Pantry Door -->HERE
 

 View more of the kitchen DIY Barn Door -->HERE


Our 6th Month Farmhouse Bathroom Light -->HERE


See more of this Simple Centerpiec ---> HERE





I hope this super long but informative post gave you guys lots of ideas & inspiration for all your farmhouse or cottage decor needs!! Let me know in the comments below & as always thanks so much for sharing my posts etc..  

Wishing you all a happy & healthy end to the week & weekend ahead!! Us Michiganders have to enjoy as much summer as possible before the cold weather starts to roll in come September..Are you guys doing anything fun for this weekend? 


As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, 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 left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

{ Summery Colorful Cottage Style Front Porch Decor }

Hi guys! Today's post is just going to be one of those really quick posts that really was spur of the moment for me! The other day I Instagramed a picture of our front porch with some brightly COLORED yes, you read that right.. hydrangeas I decided to stick out front in an old  vintage wire basket in a galvanized bucket & some other cute little cottagey/summery goods. I literally was waiting outside for my gram to pick me up to head out on a lunch date & decided I would spruce up the front porch while waiting & enjoying the sunshine..typical me haha! I grabbed some quick stuff I had on the bottom shelf of our industrial decor shelf { #hoarders ;)} in the garage & this is what I came up with!!! It's simple, cozy & fun! Today was the perfect day to blog this little colorful & fun porch, because it was definitely a Monday you guys!!! I woke up to the dog eating our guest room bedding, business stuff going on, sinuses etc..but nothing an ice cold +Coca-Cola  couldn't handle haha!


The sign was for something else I deconstructed & kept the front. It's chippy & falling apart, but works for this little porch area & if gets ruined it's no big deal!


The rug is from +IKEA USA  for $5. The basket, bucket & bench were all vintage or free finds! The hydrangeas are from +Michaels Stores  & +Hobby Lobby !


I decided to throw some cream & white pillows in after the fact! I actually picked them up +IKEA USA  on sale for $4.50!!! The topiaries are from AtHome!  



Super simple & not fancy at all, but I'm loving the huge hydrangeas & vintage goodies! I mean who doesn't love some good ole junk & greenery?!

Happy Tuesday to you all!


As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, 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 left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose


Sunday, July 17, 2016

{ 6 Month DIY Farmhouse Mason Jar Bathroom Light UPDATE & REVIEW }

You guyssss this post has me really excited!!! It's our 6 month review on our DIY Farmhouse Bathroom Light Fixture we made for close to nothing & without any drilling etc.. It's one of our most pinned posts { Follow me with the links below} & for great reason!! It seriously was the easiest project & added so much charm to a rather plain light fixture & bathroom! Today I'm sharing some info since we checked this project off our list about 6 months ago! Before I get started I'm going to be honest this bathroom is incredibly hard to photograph because of the space & light distribution! Bare with me on these photos I may have achieved while doing back bends { almost literally} trying to get these shots! 

So since adding this DIY light we've had absolutely no problems with cracking, busting of the glass or heat accumulation issues! As stated in the original post here -->DIY FARMHOUSE BATHROOM LIGHT  ** Use with caution, although mason jars are intended for high heat, so they work perfect in our opinion. The lights in this bathroom are on for no more than 30 minutes at a time usually & the jars to get hot!!! 




The "Good Morning Gorgeous" sign is from +Hobby Lobby . I have been looking for something for that little space forever & came upon this sign 50% off & picked it up for $9!! They also have a "Good Morning Handsome" one , but this is my bathroom, so it wasn't needed really.


The mason jars have stayed tightly on the light fixture with no issues, the dust accumulation inside the masons has been non- existent & the cleaning overall extremely easy if something was to happen!


As far as the bulbs burning out quicker etc.. Well, we've had these same bulbs since we finished this project with no issues. You can visit the original post on this whole DIY in the above link or I'll leave it down at the bottom!


Some simple towels, the MOST delish & awesome burning candle from +HomeGoods , toilet paper & some storage baskets tie this space all together. Super simple & farmhousey! 

Side Note: That towel rod usually is empty, because I'm OCD & think that's gross haha!


I have a bunch of these old vintage wood screens & needed something for this wall, so I tried one, and added a simple wreath with the same black & white check ribbon as the storage baskets & tied it all in!


I love how the mason jars look at night!! This picture unfortunately wasn't photographed at night, but the thick glass paired with the Edison style clear bulbs look sooo vintage & pretty! I really hope you guys liked this little review & update on the bathroom & DIY light fixture!


Wishing you all a happy & healthy week!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, 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 left side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose
 

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