Apr 24, 2014

Vintage Farmhouse Tin Can Vases

I'm in love with all things farmhouse right now, and I'm always trying to think of inexpensive ways to add accessories to my decor that have that farmhouse feel.

I've also always loved the bright colors and bold artwork of vintage food can labels. When I purchased some recently online I wasn't sure what I'd do with them, but I knew they'd come in handy one day.

When I found myself looking around for a vase for some daffodils yesterday, I thought of my vintage labels.

I glued the labels onto some empty cans I had saved up for painting projects, filled them with water and dafodils, and grouped them on a cake stand on the dining room table.

I just love the way the bright colors of these vintage labels pop against the new neutral paint color on our dining room walls.

I think they'd look cute in the kitchen too, don't you? 

They're definitely saying "farmhouse" to me!

I'm so glad you popped in to see my vintage farmhouse tin can vases. 

Have a wonderful day! 

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Apr 23, 2014

New Paint Before and After

It's very cloudy here today and hard to get a good photograph on my phone, but I thought you might like to see the before and after of my new living room and dining room paint colors.

Manchester Tan is a Benjamin Moore historic color, a warm neutral that shifts between gray and beige depending on the light, which I love. And even on this dark cloudy day the new color really brightens these rooms up. I originally picked white for the walls, but at the last minute I decided to go a little warmer and make the fresh White Dove painted woodwork pop.

Next up for me today is getting everything put back into these rooms in time for a family birthday dinner tonight.

Thanks for checking out my new paint. I hope you have a great day!


Apr 21, 2014

New Paint in the Living Room and Dining Room

The painters are here!

    My husband and I have been painting the interior of our homes forever, and I bet we've painted miles of ceilings, walls, and woodwork in our time. (You might remember I painted our craft room and guest room just last year.) But when it came time to paint our living and dining rooms this spring, we were able splurge and hire professional painters for the first time ever.

It's such a luxury! 

All I had to do was pick a color and pack up our stuff!
And as I sit here writing this blog post, the painters are on the other side of the plastic working their magic. They'll accomplish in two days what it would have taken us a couple of weeks to do.

No spackling and sanding. No climbing up and down ladders balancing a paint roller to reach ten foot tall ceilings. No tedious cutting-in of box beams, picture rails, wide moldings, and wainscoting. And my very favorite, no daily cleaning of paint supplies.

It's truly wonderful! 

Apr 20, 2014

The Charming Home Series at Town and Country Living

I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful weekend! 
I'm so excited today because my home is being featured on

Town and Country Living has been one of my very favorite blogs since I started my own blog several years ago, and Jennifer is one of the nicest and sweetest women I've met in the blogging world. Her beautiful home has been instrumental in my love for all things farmhouse, so you can imagine what a pleasure and honor it is for me to have my home featured on her new series.

The Charming Home Series showcases a different home each Sunday from all kinds of styles and periods with Jennifer sharing what it is about them that makes them charming. I love my home, of course, but I'm so excited to see and hear what Jennifer finds charming about it!

So I hope you'll come along with me to Town and Country Living and see my home featured on 
The Charming Home Series.

Apr 4, 2014

The Sofa Solution

Hi everyone, I hope your April is off to a great start! I'm so excited to share what came in the mail today. 

New England Home

 We're redecorating our living room from a vibrant traditional look to a more simple neutral farmhouse look like in this inspiration picture from New England Home. 
 We've been struggling with a dilemma because we're too cheap frugal to replace our perfectly good-in-every-way, but unfortunately very red, sofa. (Notice how I'm trying to hide that it's red here with a lot of big pillows.) Reupholstering costs almost as much as a new sofa, and I'm not a fan of hard to take on and off slipcovers. But the farmhouse look I love practically requires a white sofa.
Pottery Barn
 Pottery Barn to the rescue! When I saw that this drop cloth furniture cover was on sale and remembered I had a Pottery Barn gift card from last Christmas, I just had to give it a try.

When it arrived in the mail today, I immediately tossed it on the sofa and spent a few minutes tugging and tucking to see if it would work. 

I love it, wrinkles and all!
I mean, the way I figure it, I just saved us a ton of money and will still be able to have the white sofa farmhouse look I want without buying a new white sofa. For a cheap frugal person like me, that's like winning the lottery!

And please don't worry, I do plan on ironing out the wrinkles and spending some more time draping it just right and making some new pillows, too. But I snapped this photo on my phone and just couldn't wait to share my "new" sofa with you.

Thanks so much for stopping in to see!