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Lamp gets a country girl makeover using license plates! Before and After!

Using my old license plates on my first car I made a base for a dingy old thrift store lamp giving it a full on country girl makeover. Before and afters, with a new drop cloth shade I purchased from walmart this is a transformation you have to see to believe!
Feb 19 2018 -

My new guest bedroom and library needed a reading lamp for the bedside table so, of course, I went thrifting! I found this little dude for only $6 and then went directly to walmart and found what I decided was the perfect burlap lamp shade. From there it was time to decide just how I was going to transform this little lamp into something country and fun! Using two old MN license plates I got to work! Read the rest of the post »

How Updating Your Home Affects Home Insurance Rates

Find out which improvements will cost you more, and which will save you money. Home improvement projects usually increase the value of your home. With this increase of value, it can have an effect on your homeowner’s insurance policy.
Feb 16 2018 -

Hey guys! Today we’re talking about home insurance. I went through a local agent in town and he came out and had a look at the house, I was just about done with the renovation at that point but he had a couple of things I HAD to complete. One was permanent steps on the front entrance – here’s what’s funny about that though, my “front” entrance is actually my back door that leads into my dog kennel complete with doggie door lol it was considered my “front” door because it faces the road – but it is things like that that agents have to follow and you have to do to get a home insurance plan. After renovations you definitely want to call your agent and have them come out and reassess what you did! (The following is a sponsored post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy) Read the rest of the post »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #74)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage. Hosted by Tarah at Grandma's House DIY, Stephanie at Abbott's At Home and Sheri at Hazel and Gold Designs
Feb 14 2018 -

Hey guys, I was included in a great furniture before and after round up by Heidi over at My Sweet Cottage, she shared some really gorgeous pieces from bloggers! Welcome to Link Party #74 at Grandma’s House! This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage, any kind of creative, frugal, time saving, money saving or green advice, canning and old fashioned recipes. Going back to simpler times, simpler days where we used all that we had and never bought new until there was absolutely no choice. Read the rest of the post »

A little end table gets a full on adult country girl redo!

A little black and green end table gets a grown up country girl farm house chic style makeover with matte gray paint, shiny chrome knobs and a lovely farmhouse look for my new guest bedroom and library!
Feb 12 2018 -

There are a lot of changes taking place here at my Grandma’s old farmhouse. You guys know now that I got divorced and that means new and very different plans for the whole house. My old office is now going to become my guest bedroom and library and it felt really important to refinish all of the furniture that will be going in there. So, I got to work! Read the rest of the post »

When it rains it pours . . . or, because its winter, it snows!

After finding out the financial lies my ex husband had been feeding me I was staring at my bills watching all of my dreams shatter before my eyes. But, sometime during one of the very worst months of my life, my little blog absolutely exploded and the only real explanation is that I removed him from my life.
Feb 09 2018 -

I am a firm believer that if it can go wrong it probably will which all adds up to a pleasantly surprised attitude when things actually go right and a roll-up-the-sleeves-to-fix-it attitude when things go wrong. So, when things started going right here at Grandma’s House it didn’t really make any sense to me… especially considering how I just got a divorce and so December 2017 was one of the hardest months of my life. Read the rest of the post »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #73)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage. Hosted by Tarah at Grandma's House DIY, Stephanie at Abbott's At Home and Sheri at Hazel and Gold Designs
Feb 07 2018 -

Hey everyone, looks like we are sliding into what will HOPEFULLY (crosses fingers) be our last hard core cold snap before spring! Last week I got to deal with a water break out in my barn when I went to fill my horse’s water tank (*lots of screaming*) I did the “adulting” thing and hired someone to come out and just get it fixed for me and I can’t tell you how nice it was to not do it myself lol Welcome to Link Party #73 at Grandma’s House! This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage, any kind of creative, frugal, time saving, money saving or green advice, canning and old fashioned recipes. Going back to simpler times, simpler days where we used all that we had and never bought new until there was absolutely no choice. Read the rest of the post »

No-sew curtains, sheers for my guest bedroom and library!

How to hang and make no-sew easy curtains for my guest bedroom and library. Covering up my big stained glass window between the guest room and my living room so guests get some serious privacy but my living room still gets some light!
Feb 05 2018 -

Easy, no-sew curtains! With the completion of my old steel bed with a brand new makeover (and several pieces yet to come) I made an easy no-sew bed skirt out of canvas drop cloth and, at first, I considered using the same material here. But canvas over this gorgeous old stained glass window just felt too heavy and harsh to me. I wanted something light and I really did NEED something because that big stained glass window lies directly between my new guest bedroom and my living room! Read the rest of the post »

Country Girl Desk Furniture Makeover with Farmhouse Hens Decorate!

A little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm ot pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens Decorate
Feb 02 2018 -

This little desk was built for me by my grandparents MANY years ago, I painted it black to match up with my old guest bedroom scheme that was a compromise for my ex husband. Now that I’m a single gal I’m taking back all of my furniture and making it mine again so everything is getting a full on country girl furniture makeover and moving to my whole new guest bedroom and library! I already painted the little end table (makeover coming next week) and the steel bed frame so it was high time to finish this little desk too. Read the rest of the post »

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