The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Monday, April 25, 2016

{ Farmhouse & Kitchen Counter Decor Ideas & Tips.. }

Oh Monday....you were brutal to me ha. I hope you guys had a lovely Monday & start to the week!! So before I get started with today's post I'm going to be honest ..it's going to be a short one. I was walking up the stairs with some laundry & smashed my right hand into the door-fold. I now am the proud owner of my very own Mickey Mouse hand oh & my husband smashed his index nail off today - HAPPY MONDAY FOLKS eek!... Okay, back to the post..so I've noticed not only in this blogging world, but friends / family etc.. having trouble in a spot I would never think to blog/ talk about..the kitchen counter!! It's one of those spaces that you want to keep minimal with the decor, but also cute still right?! I came up with some simple cottage & farmhouse decor to display that doubles as useful items/ goods to have out.


I like to keep things fresh looking on the counter, but also items that I will use or use on a daily basis. Yes, some of the goods are just for looks like the flowers, but most of the stuff I have on the counters are used daily. I even use that vintage watering can that is on display with the silver cake stand. The watering can holds all our soaps & sinks stuff.  The mason jar lamp is used every night, but also doubles for that cozy cottage vibe. The cutting board is used a lot & the candle I like to have my the sink because lets be honest it's a s i n k...


This "General Store Sign" was a DIY --> DIY SIGN


The doggies may have gotten those cookies....;) . Tea towels are another item to dress up the counters & are also useful.  These neutral striped ones are from +IKEA USA  as well as these little springy mugs.


I've been collecting crocks for sometimes now & I've started collecting the mini sets too..These like a lot of the counter decor are used & not just for looks. They're used for honey, soups etc.. The bread box  { Search under -Popular Posts - for the tutorial } is another example of farmhouse decor on the counter, but in our case it's used!! Mason jars are that staple item that display nicely & can be used so broadly & on the cheap!! 




There are pieces like these faux ceramic eggs from +Hobby Lobby  that I just use as decor. I like using items to display that you would naturally see on the kitchen counter.. I mean obviously not all of it, but I try to keep it simple & functional.


The butter dish is from +HomeGoods  & the rolling pin is vintage.




I hope this post was helpful in decorating your counters. With a few simple goods it can look fresh & clean, yet still cozy!  I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday..I'm off to ice my hand.


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