Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Faves {Country Industrial}

You know that saying "Opposites Attract"?  It couldn't be more true for my husband and I.  He's outdoorsy, I love interiors.  I'm quiet, and he's...well...not.  He's a macho man, I'm a frilly girl.  But, hey, we kick butt together.  

So I love it when I see designs that mix the masculine/feminine opposites too.  And Country Industrial style is the best of both worlds.  It's industrial with a rustic nod; it's country without frills.

Bless'er House | Country Industrial

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Craft Frenzy Friday #63

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Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday!  

We love to see your crafts, recipes, DIY projects, and much more!  We will pin every link to our Pinterest board every week.  The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board!  We hope that you will share your blogs with us!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10 Creative and Cheap Shim Projects

Hello lovely friends!  Today, I was hoping to share a few more big projects I've been working on but ya know how the story goes...there's always some sort of hiccup.  That's usually my story anyways.

But no biggie.  It gives me the chance to share one of my latest holy-schnikies-that's-amazing DIY infatuations.  If you've seen these before, then I guess I've been living under a rock (mothering a toddler where your world centers around Sesame Street and princess tea parties can do that to you), but just recently I've noticed some incredible projects involving one super cheap and majorly impactful material: wooden shims!  

Bless'er House | 10 Creative and Cheap Wooden Shim Projects

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Faux Planked Coffee Table Makeover- Card Catalog Style

There are moments in my attempt to decorate our house that my old English teacher personality kicks in.  

It probably has something to do with being raised by a librarian who passed down her love of literature to me.  There are two things that I always find myself circling back to when I envision our home: lots of old, worn out but well-loved books and vintage card catalogs.  

My mom has told me several times that a few old card catalogs sat completely unused as dust-collectors in her library for years before they were finally hauled away to goodness knows where.  If she could have forseen my infatuation with them, she probably would have saved one for me.  I love my mommy. :)  But since the card catalogs of the past are no more, and buying one usually costs somewhere in the upper hundreds-low thousands range, I took matters into my own hands.

Faux Planked Card Catalog Coffee Table

Monday, October 20, 2014

Faux Reclaimed Wood Table Top How-To

I'm a fake person.  Not fake personality-wise (I like to keep it real in that department) but when it comes to a lot of the elements in our home, I love getting tricky.  Cue this song.

If you don't believe me, just take a gander at our faux fireplace, distressed "wood" frames, and knock-off chandelier.  See?  Fake all the way.  Slapping the French word "faux" on it makes it sound so much nicer though, right?  Just like Tar-jay is so much fancier than Target. ;)

Faux Reclaimed Wood Table Top How-To

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Craft Frenzy Friday #62

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Taking a Breather

Our weekend has been magical- full of autumn colors, crisp mountain air, and choo-choo train rides.  I don't even care that it rained.  We had a blast in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.  (If you ever get a chance, go!)

This week, the hubby is taking some much needed vacation time, which we will be spending as a stay-cation to get a few major projects done around the house.  So while I'll have a paint brush permanently attached to my hand until Friday, I'll be taking a breather from the blog so we can focus all of our efforts.  I'll still be posting Craft Frenzy Friday though, so come back Thursday at 8 pm EST to join in on the fun. :)

Until then, here are a few snippets (cell phone shots...sorry) of our mountain trip.  Olivia was in total cowgirl heaven.