Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas

Rustic Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas!

Create the perfect get-away by creating a relaxing, rustic, Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat, in your very own back yard! Use this list of my favorite, charming, Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas to help create a soft and relaxing atmosphere, by using natural elements, such as terra cotta pots, wooden lanterns, galvanized metal and lots of mixed shades of white.

Last summer we added a brick patio area to our yard, as a place where we can sit to keep an eye on our young children playing in their tree-house/sandbox/swing-set/play area.

This area would also serve as the perfect place to host my lovely fellow neighborhood-moms when they bring their children over to play. We often try to get together throughout the summer to sip a refreshing glass of Moscatto or Sangria, and of course let the children run wild! Continue reading

Farmhouse-Style Faux Foliage for Your Home

Beautiful Farmhouse-Style Faux Foliage for Your Home!

Beautiful farmhouse-style faux foliage! Are you like me, and have a tough time keeping houseplants watered, luscious, and well, just plain alive?! Check out this list to find beautiful farmhouse plants for your home, that allow you to skip the work and skip the watering!


So many people have given me houseplants over the years, that I could quote-on-quote, “Could never kill, even if I tried!”… Well sorry, but the little guys just never really made it longer than a month or two! I think it’s one of those out of sight, out of mind kind of things, maybe?

I forget that my houseplants exist, then somehow they make their way back into my tunnel-vision scope of reality, and I then feel so bad for letting them get so thirsty, that I completely over-water them, and they end up dying anyways! Poor things! Continue reading

Rustic Farmhouse Style Gift Ideas Less than $30!

Rustic Farmhouse Style Gift Ideas Less than $30!

OK… Confession time! I am still an absolute lover of modern farmhouse and rustic decor! Do you have a total farmhouse and rustic decor lover on your Christmas Gift Shopping List?! If so, then you will definitely want to check out these super affordable gift ideas, all for less than $30!

This list is compiled of really pretty pieces that are similar to what I have in my home, and of pieces that I do not have in my home, but totally wish that I did!

There is a really nice mix of wooden and metal elements, along with neutral pieces that can be used throughout anytime of the year, and also in pretty much any room in the house! Continue reading

Stylish Pieces for Extra Storage in your Home!

Stunning and Functional Pieces for Extra Storage in your Home!

Is it just me, or do you also find that no matter how big your house, basement, garage or closets are, they always seem to get super full, super fast?! The more room you have, the more objects you acquire… Extra storage is hard to come by… Or is it?!

Even though I am always trying to clean and de-clutter, it still never hurts to have some extra storage space. 

I myself, have a couple of hutches/buffets that I use for some really stylish and functional storage space. Continue reading

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Faucets For Everyone!

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Faucets For Everyone!Raise your hand if you are one of those crazy people like me, who loves a good kitchen faucet! Whether I am visiting someone’s home or strolling down the aisle of the local DIY store, I am always checking out the faucets!

Personally, I have always loved the looks of the old farmhouse style faucets… And the really nice thing about technology these days, is that we can now get these beautiful farmhouse/antique looking faucets, with all of the convenient functionality of the modern day faucet! It’s totally the best of both worlds! Yah! Continue reading

DIY Distressed Pillar Candle Holders

DIY Distressed Pillar Candle Holders for $6.99!

Today I’m really excited to share my new thrifty pillar candle holders with you! I found these guys for $6.99 at our local Value Village. They are actually solid wood, and are hand carved… So my dream-style!

So they started out looking a little purple in color when I first found them… Not one hundred percent perfect for me, but I’m sure they were perfect for somebody else at one point in time! Continue reading

Modern Farmhouse Style Lighting for Less than $100

Modern Farmhouse Style Lighting for Less than $100Is anyone still as in love with the modern farmhouse style as I am?! It’s been going strong for a while now, and if you had a chance to read Home Decor Style Trends; Design Experts Favourites written by Sam Franklin from A Happy Home In Holland, you might have noticed that a large majority of the bloggers, including myself, still had a thing for mixing farmhouse style into their current design trends!

That being said, I love to DIY as much farmhouse decor as I can! I have learned over the years though, that some times it can be more affordable to buy than to DIY. I recently published a post on really beautiful farmhouse decor that you can buy for all less than $25 dollars! (You can check out that post if you like, right here!)

One main feature that every room needs, that is probably easier to buy than DIY most of the time, is lighting! Good lighting is the key to setting the mood! Whether it’s task lighting or accent lighting, it can either make or break a room! Continue reading

Gorgeous Farmhouse Decor for Less than $25

Gorgeous Farmhouse Decor for Less than $25!

Guess what! Farmhouse decor design style is still going strong! Whether you are a true lover of farmhouse decor, or not really that into it, chances are that you probably already own something of this style, perhaps without even realizing it…

 

I can’t say for sure, but I think that farmhouse is one of those classic design styles that is here to stay!

 

If you think about it, you can have a straight up farmhouse decor design style, or you can take this style and mix it with another… modern, classic, rustic, traditional, industrial, french, coastal… just about anything!

 

Farmhouse decor can sometimes be very expensive, so I often try to DIY it as much as I can. I often find original and authentic, old, rusty pieces, then clean them up and give them a fresh coat of paint, like this DIY Tin Wall Art, for example.

 

However, you can’t always DIY everything, and sometimes it is just easier and more cost effective to but the decor than make it! Continue reading

10 Pretty and Eclectic DIY Benches!

10 Pretty and Eclectic DIY Benches! Find the perfect bench for all of your benching needs!

Today we are talking all about benches! If you were able to tune in earlier this month, you may have caught my post on my DIY bench made from a head-board and foot-board…

I found this bed set at a thrift store for about fifteen dollars, over two years ago, in hopes of making a bench out of it… But with life and stuff (working, momming, snowmobiling and fishing), it just sat around in The Project Pile, for practically, forever. Well until this month, that is!

I finally dug the bones for that bench out and had at’er! I was so happy and excited with how it turned out, I kind of feel like I want to make another one, and another one… and another one!

That’s how I decided to take a look at some other bloggers’ ideas and projects, and let me tell you, there really are a lot of neat DIY benches out there!

It was a little bit tough, but I was able to narrow down all of these great ideas to my top ten favorite. Some are so pretty, some are so eclectic, some are rustic, and some are fancy… Basically, what I’m trying to say is, that there is a bench for everyone on this list, no matter what your tastes are! Continue reading

Memoirs of a 178 year-old Farmhouse – Wallpaper Edition

Welcome to the very first edition of, Memoirs of a 178 year-old Farmhouse! This is the very old, (and very intriguing) farmhouse that I grew up in, and of which my parents still reside in, to this very day. This house was built in 1838, and is one containing somewhat of a colorful history, as at one time, it was an inn with a saloon, bordering the railway tracks in the now sometimes forgotten, community of Anson, Ontario.13

I have always been completely intrigued and fascinated with this farmhouse, whether it be antique and treasure hunting, ghost stories, or just plain research and facts. One of the remarkable things about this beautiful old farmhouse is that believe it or not, there are still a few rooms in the home containing the original wallpaper…. and oh — what wallpaper it is!

This is the wallpaper that can be found in the old saloon, or in what we refer to as “the Bar-Room”. In this tiny room, you can actually tell exactly where the bar tender stood, as that spot in the floor is worn down and indented. My parents absolutely hate this wallpaper, but I of course, love it! It looks a little orange-y in the photos, but don’t be fooled… it is pretty pink!15

Below is the wallpaper from the old basement stairway…. I can’t be sure, but I assume that it would have consumed the entire kitchen at one point in time. It is definitely tied in first place with the bar-room wallpaper, as my favorite! 14

The most ornate original room left in the house, is the room that was at one time used as the parlor room. It has beautiful wooden moldings around the windows and doors, and beautiful intricate wooden paneling beneath the windows.     16

Connected to the parlor room of the house, is what once would have been the “Picture Room”. This room would have been full of photos…. I can only imagine what it would have been like, back in its prime…. (If only wallpaper could talk!)17

I hope you enjoyed this first edition of, Memoirs of a 178 year-old Farmhouse! Lots more to come, as I cannot wait to share more with you!