The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

{ -Farmhouse Style- Fall Fireplace & Makeover! }

Welcome back into our little suburban cottage today! I've been mentioning I've been a busy little bee lately, & I have been!!! I always get this urge to freshen things up right before the holidays & that's exactly what I did these past few days...So our little white cottage fireplace got a simple & super fresh look! I ended up painting it with some Waverly brand chalk paint  from good ole +Walmart !  I used the regular white & it was the most bright /crisp white I think I've ever used!! I love the Waverly brand of chalk paint & it's under $10 { see post on favorite chalk paints -->5 Best Chalk Paints!} ..Anyways I also gave our coffee table a nice fresh white refresh too { post soon }. Today I'm sharing our fireplace though & with it fully neutrally decorated for fall!! You can see our "Early Fall Mantel" & the before makeover here-->Early Fall Vintage Mantel  Enough rambling come see the fresh look & our neutral farmhouse fall mantel!


This little fireplace of ours needed a fresh coat of paint so bad!! I had quickly spray painted it after my grandma so kindly thrifted it to us when we moved in this house at the end of 2012. I knew my style was changing & I wanted some"cottage" goods & a fireplace so this was perfect. I wasn't heavily into working with chalk paint yet, so I used some gross white spray paint..eeek!  This time I used a fresh pure white to freshen up the cubbies/ base, and I love the now "matte" chalk look too. You can see the fireplace box before it got some white here-->Thrifty Fireplace Mantel Box


I love the way this little makeover tuned out! I loved the mantel box before, but for the upcoming holidays I wanted something fresh & neutral! I just painted it with the same paint as the fireplace & then took some dark wax & hit the natural spots that were already distressed!



I wanted to keep the decor simple & super fresh like the new paint job. I used some white pumpkins from +Michaels Stores  & +Target . I then picked out two colors of books & used them to stack the cream pumpkins! I added some simple greenery that reminded me of pumpkin patches & done. The wheat colored dried arrangement in the back was thrifted from my gram. I loved the dried, earthy fall look & it worked as a great backdrop.
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Mark found this out for trash a few years ago! I knew as soon as he brought it home I wanted it to add that thrifted cottage charm to our little fireplace mantel. All these years & I kept it the original distressed forest green...you guys know that's a longggg time for me haha!



The simplicity of creamy neutral pumpkins in the fall have me loving this season even more!! The vintage bulb garland is from +Marshalls for under $10. I love how vintage & cozy it looks at night with the little fireplace going.



What do you guys think of our little fireplace makeover? Do you decorate more with color of neutrals for fall? Leave me comments below & catch up with me via my social media links { Below }.

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



{ Cottage Style Wall Decor & New Sign! }

Today's post is one I've been so excited to share with you guys!! So a few months back I spotted an Instagram-->Thread and Wood feed that had me in ahhhh! I knew as soon as I started scrolling I wanted one of their signs & that's exactly what I did!!! I picked out the cutest "Bed & Breakfast" sign & have been patiently waiting for if to come all the way from Thunder Bay, Canada!! I received it a few days ago & immediately hung it up on our little rustic cottage wall! It fit perfect for the space & the simple farmhouse charm added just what I was searching for to finish that wall!!


Y'all the packaging was soooo cute! Coming all the way from Canada I was worried about it getting smashed etc..but it came perfect! It was double wrapped & came with the cutest twine, clip & cards!



The craftsmanship is what had me so excited about these signs! I love that the wood is almost raw & also the variations in the wood. The simplicity of the wording & font, yet preciseness! Such clean & crisp lines...I'm just plain obsessed haha! 



The sign came with an already attached simple hook which I was also thankful for!!! I mean you could use this sign just about ANYWHERE even just sitting or propped against something..the fact that it came with hardware attached in case you do want to hang it was nice!! I love the way it's sitting forward off the wall in this picture..It gives that nice vintage cottage look I love!!!



This boxwood wreath is from +Target  $45. The white shelf is from +HomeGoods on sale for $7 .



 It goes so perfectly in our upper living room! It's that perfect accessory this space needed to be almost finished..only 4 years later ha!! 

The pillows are from +Target+Marshalls , +IKEA USA  &  +Pottery Barn .




You can see this space I blogged a few months ago here -->Farmhouse/ Cottage Wall Decor

I'm loving our +Ruggable® 2-Piece Rug System  in the living room now too. Search blog for that post, definitely a must see if you need to be able to wash your rug easily!


Of course I had to add some cute little burlap pumpkins for the holidays! This little space is so cozy & simple now!!


What do you guys think about this space & our awesome new sign?? Be sure to check out Thread and Wood on all of their social media -below- for more signs & goodies they offer!! They've been such an awesome company to work with & I'll definitely being ordering more!!!


Wishing you all a happy Wednesday!

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




** This post was a sponsored collaboration. All opinions are 100% my own.
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