The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Monday, October 31, 2016

{ Cottage Style Christmas Guide & Ideas!! }

Okay, I may have started decorating for Christmas already...& by "may have" I mean I did haha!! I couldn't help it you guys!! I have a bunch of stuff going on this upcoming week & I also got bored, so what makes me happy?.. DECORATING!!!  Not only do I love decorating, but I was so ready for a change from pumpkin mania. If you've been reading my blog for quite sometime you would know that I'm obsessed with cozy Christmas everything & usually start decorating for Christmas November 1st! Every year I switch up my theme in our upper & lower level.. This year I decided to go a bit more neutral rustic instead of country rustic & have been pinning ideas & inspiration for months! Today I'm sharing some Ideas to create that cozy cottage Christmas with some simple decor goods.

 
** These items can be bought at many other locations for much cheaper, I just wanted to show which type of items to use & how to style etc..




Everything from the baskets,& faux fireplace mantel have me feeling super cozy!!! I mean I want one of everything in this inspiration board hahah!  What do you guys think of these goods? What is your style when decorating for Christmas?  

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 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 :). 
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Paige.Rose



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

{ DIY Faux Farmhouse Wood-Grain Coffee Table Top }

Okay, so I probably should start 85% of my posts out with " I started this project on a whim" haha, but honestly you guys it's so true of me. I'm such a planner in my everyday life, but when it comes to decor & mostly projects I kind of just go with them & that's exactly how this one started!! I was cozied up the other night while watching Tuck Everlasting { Don't laugh} & decided I would sit in front of our little fireplace & give this thrifty coffee table in our upper living room a makeover...at 2a.m !! I don't know what made me want something warmer, but I thought it needed something other than the crisp white I gave it when we found it. I think with the holidays coming up I crave those warmer wood tones.. This table is wood, but had so many layers of paint that I didn't want to sand { impatient Paige } so I came up with something sooo much easier & I'm kind of obsessed with how it turned out & for less than $10!! Come see below what I did!!!!

S u p p l i e s

  • Brillo Pad
  • Chalk Paint {tan or brown} depending on grain color preference { First coat before roughing up}
  • Dark Wax
  • Paint Brush 
  • Cloth



 D i r e c t i o n s

Clean the table with water & let dry. Put a thin layer of your chalk paint down & let dry!! After the chalk paint is dry, use your Brillo pad to gently rough up the surface. Wipe the area clean of any loose material & begin putting the dark wax down in long strokes. I put about 3 coats on & let dry, then took the Brillo pad & very gently went over the top for a bit more of a distressed look! The dark antiquing wax can be purchased +Walmart !


I love the variations in the wax it's almost like real wood grain shwoing. I also like the fact that the top is protected now & without having to mess with stain/sanding etc.. I'll probably get sick of this too, but for now I love the warmness it brings into the living room.! 

**The table was a free find, the rug is from +Ruggable® 2-Piece Rug System   & the crocks are free junkin finds!



I decided to leave the lower level white for now & just added an old chippy chicken wire basket!


I used an old glass window for the centerpiece & then just filled some old vintage crocks with greenery from +IKEA USA  & +Michaels Stores ...Super easy & cozy!




I hit some of the detailing on the table with some leftover wax on the cloth, but made sure not to technically "outline" it. I just wanted it to look a bit aged & distressed naturally!



Like most of my projects, it isn't perfect & that's what makes it that much more charming & rustic!


So what's your take on this DIY? Do you like the dark wax faux wood grain technique? Have you ever worked with dark waxes for projects? Let me know below , I love hearing from you guys! 

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



Monday, October 24, 2016

{ Our Cozy 2016 FALL Home Tour }

Hey guys!!! Today I'm sharing our 2016 fall home tour!! It's one of those things that I'm excited about,but also am kind of sad about because it doesn't seem like fall is coming to an end & Christmas will be starting soon..which I'm SUPER excited about but you get it ;)!! Something about this whole 2016 has been off & if we're being honest I'm ready to be over this year haha! It seems like everything has been crazy, BUSY & super fast..I'm definitely ready to try & enjoy the holidays even with all our new changes happening{ more on that later when I can say what's going on;)}. Anyways today I'm showcasing our entire fall tour since November 1st is creeping aka my start to Christmas decor hehe! Come take our fall tour & gather some inspiration not only for fall, but Thanksgiving as well!!!
Side Note: Direct links to full posts below pictures!



 . F a l l  E n t r y w a y .


Full Fall Entryway here-->Fall Farmhouse Entryway





F i r e p l a c e  M a n t e l  .


Full Fireplace mantel & details here-->Neutral Fall Mantel


. F a l l  P o r c h




You can see our full fall porch here-->Farmhouse Fall Porch


. F a l l  T a b l e s c a p e .


Full Fall Tablescape here-->Fall Harvest Tablescape


. F a l l  K i t c h e n  D e c o r .


Full Fall Kitchen Decor here-->Rustic Fall Kitchen


. F a l l  C e n t e r p i e c e .


Full Fall Centerpiece here-->Farmhouse Fall Art Centerpiece



I really hope you guys enjoyed this tour!!! It's one of my most favorite times of year next to Christmas of course, & I really enjoy putting this tour together for you guys!!! Decorating doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming as I show here on TQS!! Let me know what you think of our 2016 Fall Home Tour below& what was your favorite part??

Wishing you all a lovely start to the week!


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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

{ Farmhouse Style Entrance Inspiration }

Hey everyone welcome back! I'm just going to start by saying this week has been insane in almost every way possible..Like seriously what has been up with 2016...give a girl a break  PLEASE haha! You guys know when I'm feeling overwhelmed with stuff I like to online window shop, gather inspiration & redecorate our little suburban cottage!! Tonight while I was laying in bed dreading everything needing to be done & everything happening { spider bite, broken appliance, water stuff & work } I decided to put together a little farmhouse entryway since I don't think I've ever done a mood board like this!?.. Our entryway is separate from our kitchen & living room,but it is tiny & a bit hard to decorate around because of our little step-up. This mood board I put together could work with just about ANY entry with a little tweaking of the table etc.. Come see what items I used with some sources/links.
You can see our Farmhouse Fall Entry here---> Fall Farmhouse Entryway




All these items can be found just about anywhere, or at the places under each picture. What do you guys think of this simple farmhouse entrance mood board?? 

Wishing you all a happy Thursday!

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

Monday, October 17, 2016

{ Cozy Farmhouse Style Fall Harvest Tablescape }

You guyssss I'm so excited to share this cozy little tablescape with you!! So even though neutral decor is my jam usually I always seem to find myself adding super warm cozy tones during late October..I mean don't get me wrong I love all the neutral pumpkins, but I also crave the authentic warm oranges, greens & deep browns that late October & November entail especially for Thanksgiving!!! I was finishing up the day's chores early this morning & while finishing organizing the spice cabinet I managed to bust a huge mason jar all over the kitchen..Which then prompted me to spot these little crocks I had stashed away in the cupboards!!! I actually was going to be making some homemade french onion soup today for dinner, but with this crazy warm/humid Michigan weather that definitely wasn't happening...So what do I do with these cute little crocks?? Stage them of course hahaha! Come see this super cozy & warm tablescape that would be great for Thanksgiving etc..


How cute are these little crocks? I love using them every fall for soups & stews! These were thrifty finds many years back! You can see last year' table here-->Charming Thanksgiving Tablescape


I spotted this greenery that screams pumpkin patch to me for some reason..Don't ask me the name because you guys know this "black thumb" has no clue haha. I picked 2 bushels up +Michaels Stores  for under $6 {originally almost $20 a bunch } with their 60% sale!!! The large pot was a free find..I love the fall style detail!!!


The pumpkins are also from +Michaels Stores  & I picked them up also on sale for 60% off , which made them $5.





I've mentioned this before, but I use the same decor ALL OVER our home!! When I say I'm thrifty, I mean it!! I literally use the same stuff in probably 4-5 posts before selling, donating etc.. Just like this " Harvest Blessings" sign from +HomeGoods !!


What do you guys think of this warm & festive tablescape? Do you like to use color in your fall/ Thanksgiving table decor?? Let me know below & keep up with me via my social media links below!! 

Wishing you all a 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 :). 
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Paige.Rose

Sunday, October 16, 2016

{ 5 Farmhouse Style Ways to Store Throws }

Hello Monday & welcome back everyone!! This week is going to be super busy & I'm already having a panic attack on things I've been putting off, things that need to be done & new things happening...I hate those type of Sunday's where I feel so unproductive..but that's exactly what yesterday was..for more reasons than one ugh! Anyways as I was lounging around it dawned on me I never have shared the different ways I store our throws & with the cooler months upon us I thought I'd blog some of the different farmhouse ways to keep all those throws/blankets stored cute & cozy!!! I chose 5 of my favorite simple & easy ways to store them, and bonus most of these items can double  for other uses & they're neutral/durable! Come see my favorite 5 with the links to order below!



1. L A D D E R


2. C R A T E


3. T R U N K


4. B A S K E T


5. G A L V A N I Z E D  T U B 



What do you guys think about these choices to store throws/blankets in the fall & winter months or even spring/summer? I'm obsessed with basically all of them & currently am using the basket choice..maybe a switch is coming?! 

Wishing you all a happy & healthy week!!

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

{ Masculine Vintage Office/ Den using Thrifty Finds!! }

Okay today is one of those posts that I've debated on posting because it isn't "perfect". This is one of those things I struggle with the most...So today while my mom was over she popped in to our bedroom in the back of the house to see  yesterday's post in person & while walking by my husband's office she mentioned how "cute" I mean masculine it looked..I kind of shrugged it off & said Yaa...BUT it's not finished!! I kinda of stopped & thought " when will it be finished" aka perfect?! I decided it's time to stop with that thinking & just blog it how it looks in the now!!! Our home is real & not just for show, so today I'm sharing his thrifty vintage style office as it is as of right now! I had a particular theme/style I was going for with his new office & it pretty bunch came together, well so far the way I had planned out! If you've been following the blog you would know my husband started his own business after being in the home/maintenance field for nearly 10 years...We started out with a little nook in our laundry room here:Office Nook , but since it grew these past 9 months we moved it upstairs into one of our spare rooms! 




I started off by adding this vintage stool/shop chair because something about it just screamed "manly" haha! The glass window is vintage & I just used some leftover chalkboard paint to write o f f i c e on it. I was going for the classic 1930's vintage cozy office feel. I love the wood color & overall charm of it! The desk was actually mine that I used for a vanity for awhile! I ended up giving it a little cream/white paint dusting & then distressed the edges in brown!



The filing cabinet was a thrifty find ..You can see what we did with the other one here:DIY Bedroom Garment Organizer The rocker is from my great grandpa , the books are vintage & the clock was a wedding gift from my late aunt.



The office organizers are from +Target  & the wood crate below was a free junkin find. 

Side Note: The glass case has his reading glasses, the ones that are out are from a trip & we found them while snorkeling.. hence the dirty lenses hehe




Now that I'm looking at these pictures I actually think it looks pretty decent so far.. A few more touches & it should be good! I'm thinking of adding a few distressed leather pillows & maybe a new cozy chair for him?! Stay tuned for more updates!!! What do you guys think of this vintage manly office/den update??

Happy Thursday! 
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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