Thrifty Mirror Makeover

Thrifty Mirror Makeover

Today on the blog, myself and a few other bloggers will be sharing our finds from thrift shops, estate sales, yard sales or rummage sales.

On beautiful fall Saturday, we were all out as a family, running errands and I couldn’t pass up the chance to go to a huge rummage sale! We arrived about 30 minutes prior to the sale being over and that is prime time for a good deal because every single item was one dollar! I saw someone walk out with a loveseat for $1! I stumbled upon a large 90’s vibe mirror and I knew it would fit in perfectly with my neutral Christmas décor that I had been planning for months!

Here is the before pic of the mirror.

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I painted two coats of paint with light sanding in between each coat. I also distressed very lightly after the 2nd coat, wiped with a dampened cloth and added clear wax!

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I couldn’t be any happier with my $1 rummage sale find!!

5F03B146-5497-413C-AEED-821CA7D583D1Check out my friends to see what they found this month for our Thrift Store Challenge!

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https://barnhousemess.wordpress.com/2019/12/14/thrift-store-challenge

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https://clochesandlavender.com/

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DIY Christmas Banner – December Thrift Store Challenge

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Trash to Treasure – Wicker Chairs Makeover

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Thrift Store Challenge: O Christmas Tree…

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Thrifted Treasure ~ December

Thank you all for joining us this month!! From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!!

❤️-Shae

Christmas Home Tour-Deck the Halls

Christmas Home Tour-Deck the Halls

Welcome to our Christmas Home Tour with farmhouse cottage with bits of rustic, boho and shabby chic flairs! Keep reading for a unique home tour to inspire your own Christmas decorating for your home.

Deck the Halls-Shae’s Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to our “Christmas Home Tour-Deck the Halls”. We are thrilled you are here! We’ve got lots of Christmas decorating ideas to get your juices flowing! Our goal is to inspire you to create your own festive Christmas home to share with family and friends. I hope as you tour our home that you gets lots of inspiration and ideas for your home!

Farmhouse Christmas: Let’s Decorate

Christmas is my favorite time of year to decorate! I have always enjoyed decorating for the holiday since my very first Christmas as a newly wed. We didn’t have much, but that didn’t stop me from making our house a home for the holidays! This is where all of my DIY inspiration began and on a dime!

The Importance of Inspiration:

With that being said, whether you have a big budget or a non existent budget, you can create something magical, if you just use your own creativity! After all, isn’t your own creativity part of the magic? That is one reason why I spend time, getting inspired before I purchase anything! Being inspired is like saving money in a sense! I hope this tour gives you inspiration and helps you to step outside your tried and true decorating!
I believe your home, what’s inside your home, your surroundings, should add joy to all of your decor! Let’s get this party started!

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Farmhouse Christmas: Front Porch

As you step onto our coveted front porch, you will see a vintage vignette complete with a vintage sled. Our table is a vintage singer sewing machine base that we found on our local trading site. It was a diamond in the rough, as it was all rusted when we found it. We sanded and painted it with black latex paint and added a wood top. The wood top was made  from a tree that fell on our property, that my husband milled.

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As you open the front door of our open, you will most likely be greeted by our golden retriever mix, named Tinker Belle, inviting you into our home, as long as you give her a good belly rub!

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Farmhouse Christmas: Dining Room
You will see lots of cottage farmhouse with bits of rustic decor in our dining room. My husband and I designed and built our farmhouse table. When we began shopping for a new dining room table, everything we found was not made of real wood and that got me to thinking that we could design and build our own! We headed to a local wood store and picked out the most beautiful ambrosia maple! I was like a kid at Christmas time, waiting on my husband to build the table so I could figure out what stain, paint or epoxy I wanted to use. I was so excited to begin having meals around our table!

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I also enjoy styling my dough bowl for each season. My husband also made the dough bowl from a salvaged log, that he found on the side of the road.

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Farmhouse Christmas: Living Room

Let’s head into the heart of our home, our family room/living room. Our white stone painted fireplace with our newly, neutral painted walls gave me the idea for using natural elements on our neutral, flocked King of Christmas tree. Most of the ornaments were handmade by my husband and I. From the embroidery hoop wreaths to the wood Christmas blocks to the wooden spindle ornaments. We enjoying creating a space with items that we love and by creating it with our own hands, gives us such JOY!

We also designed and built the wood tree box stand. I thought it would be fitting, giving all of our neutral plus natural elements this year! When it came time for stockings, I knew I wanted something white or light and originally thought I wanted white sweater-y material. It was a no-go real quick, when I found that none of the stores had what I was envisioning in my mind. I remembered I had a left over painter’s drop cloth canvas from when I made my curtains, so why not make them out of that? I basically made 6 stocks for around $11! You can see that blog here  . I also added ship lap wood name tags to all of stockings as well. Those were super easy to make and free because I had all items on hand!

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For my mantel, I added greenery from Hobby Lobby along with some Christmas picks that I bought a couple years ago on clearance from the Hearth and Hand collection for $1.47 each! I also added bits of lambs ear and red berries! I added the berries because one of our daughter’s requested color! Well color you will have my darling!

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Farmhouse Christmas: Kitchen Deck the Halls
For our kitchen, I would use the same cabinet wreaths that I made last year, except I would flock them myself. I added a neutral “Merry Christmas” cotton garland that I found I Hobby Lobby for the ribbon. I added more red berries that you see throughout my home. I added my tiered tray to the corner of my bar area and added all the essentials necessary for making hot cocoa. My girls always love a hot cocoa bar!

Farmhouse Christmas:Eat-in Kitchen

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This year, I decided to dress up the girls kitchen play set for Christmas as well! We had the best time, making it feel like a cozy spot for them to make memories, making gingerbread houses and tea parties, of course!  And what gingerbread making party wouldn’t be complete with our American Girls?! For this tree, I made “ribbon” with ripped pieces of painter’s canvas drop cloths. It seriously has come in handy this year! I also made a bow for the tree topper from the canvas drop cloth! The tree skirt? Canvas drop cloth! What rustic farmhouse tree wouldn’t be complete without our hand-strung, cranberry and popcorn garland!

Farmhouse Christmas: Outdoor Tablescape

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My Christmas isn’t complete without my outdoor Christmas tablescape! My husband and I also designed and built this table as well! For our outdoor tablescape, I used my dough bowl with a few flocked trees, white Christmas houses and the crystal that was given to me by my mother. It is a farmhouse, rustic feel and I enjoy the simplicity!

Keep Everything in Perspective:

If you are anything like me, you really enjoy seeing all the creativity! When I am looking for inspiration in other people’s homes, whether it’s in a blog, magazine or in person, I get inspired to go home and create my own magic!! My hope is that you will take our inspiration but not feel pressured from it. We always do our best to re-use decor and you can always revamp by painting or by just giving it a mini makeover!

Prioritize Joy:

With my blogging and IG responsibilities, I decided to focus my efforts on what was most important to me. When I thought long and hard about it, I decided that every square inch of my home should be filled with Christmas because it gave me such JOY! Decide for you, what’s most important and do what gives you joy without feeling overwhelmed!

Farmhouse Christmas: Setting Limits

I know that there are times when I begin to feel like I need to set limits with myself. When I begin to feel overwhelmed, I let one or two or however many things I’m balancing on my plates, go. Gone. Load lightened. And guess what? I don’t feel guilty about it. That is how I set my own boundaries with myself. Boundaries I make with myself are a great way for me to set limits. Being proactive in managing potential stress is a great way to have more time, joy and energy during the holidays! Pick and choose your priorities because after all, isn’t this time of year for celebrating with the birth of our Savior, traditions with our loved ones.

From our family to yours, we wish you a joyful, blessed and peaceful holiday season!

Merry Christmas!

❤️-Shae

Please continue the Christmas Tour: Deck the Halls from the other talented bloggers.

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https://www.dabblinganddecorating.com/single-post/2019/12/02/Christmas-Front-Door

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https://lecultivateur.com/2019/12/09/Christmas-Home-Tour-2019/

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https://stilettosandshiplap.com/christmas-home-tour-2019:-deck-the-halls/4091/

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https://hydrangeafarmhouse.com/christmas-home-tour

Valentine’s Tablescape

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Happy Valentine’s Day! We have had a tradition in our family that started with our oldest daughter when she was little. My husband would not only buy me a gift but he would pick out a gift for each of our daughter’s. I remember one year he bought us matching monogrammed Tiffany bracelet’s. I will always remember that Valentine’s as one of my favorites!

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This year, we decided to do things a little differently! Each daughter has one of the pink ribbon boxes with a small trinket in it. My husband and I decided on a gift for each other that would benefit our entire family for years to come! We bought a camper!! No, it’s not one of those shiny, new ones! It is definitely a fixer upper! Oh, the memories we will make, just the six of us!!

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I made the table runner with craft paper from Hobby Lobby. I used a chalk marker pen to hand letter the words, “love you” directly onto the paper. All flowers and greenery are also from Hobby Lobby. This is just the second tablescape, that I have ever created and boy do I love it!!

 

I hope you enjoy this day with your significant other and your children as well. Happy Valentine’s Day from our family to yours!

Much Love~ Shae!

Farmhouse Half Bath Makeover Under $180!

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Last weekend, my husband and I decided to do a mini makeover on our half bath. Shiplap, shiplap and give me all the shiplap!! To make this a budget friendly makeover, I used faux shiplap called pine underlayment. It is sold by the sheet for $15 for a 4×8 sheet. My husband ripped the boards into six inches wide and we got eight boards out of each sheet. We needed five boards for this bathroom and installed them with a nail gun. For the corner, we used a strip of corner moulding.  I also left all of the nail holes after installing because I loved the character and charm that it gave to the room!  After installing the boards, I painted with Sherwin Williams in Base White. The total cost of the wood we used was $80!

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Since this was such a small space, I was having a hard time finding a mirror that was the right size and that was in my budget.  I had an idea to buy just a plain builders grade mirror with no trim and I found one at Home Depot for $25! We then used leftover antique wood  for the mirror frame. It was the same wood we used for our table and the shelves.

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We decided to purchase a light fixture along with a towel and tissue holders. This entire project cost us right around $180! Look below for the before shot!

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read! I would love to know your thoughts or answer any questions you might have! Have a fabulous day!