Monday, September 18, 2017

Breakfast Nook Gets a ReFresh

Wow. So, obviously, it's been one doozy of a summer. In June, we packed up the old parsonage, said goodbye to dear friends and family,  and moved from Alabama to south Louisiana. I'm just now starting to catch my breath again. This chick is getting way too old for moving! ;) 


We absolutely love our new home and place of ministry, and have been very busy getting settled in and putting our own touches on the parsonage here. It's always fun to start with a fresh blank canvas, right?! 


 Over the next several posts, I'll share some before and afters and show you guys our progress so far. Because who doesn't love before and after photos? 

This is the breakfast area before:
Simply painting the beadboard a nice fresh white brought the whole space back up to date from the 80's. Paint is just the bombdiggety. We used Sherwin Williams Olympus White on the walls and Bright White on the trim and beadboard. 

And here is the after....
Table - Target.com
Mint Chairs - Walmart.com
Sheer Panels - Ikea
Wall Art - Hobby Lobby


My vintage cabinet is also in this room, and it's a perfect match to the chairs. 

I needed something big to hang on this wall, so I came up with this idea. I had this large Sugar tea towel, so I mounted it on two stained wood pieces, stapled a piece of rope to the back of it, and just like that I had myself a wall hanging. Since I already had the towel, the whole project cost me a whopping $2 for the sticks. (I used yard sign stakes from Walmart at $1 each, and cut off the pointed end.) I love me a cheap project! 




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Aimee Weaver Designs

I have been a long time card carrying fan of Aimee Weaver Designs. Seriously y'all, every single thing in her shop gives me all the heart eyes. I love how she makes some of her pieces unique with the vintage inspired hardware. 
 

I fell in love with this sign as soon as I saw it. It's the perfect verse to display in my house, since I've got 3 boys that are growing into little men. I want them to be men of courage. 
 

 I was blown away when this thing arrived. It was so much bigger than it looked in the photos, and is super sturdy and well made. Pictures just don't do it justice! 

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My love for signs began when I started following Aimee Weaver's blog a loooong time ago. Every single one she posted had me all googly-eyed.
  
 
 
I love that so many of her signs are scripture or inspirational quotes. I chose this one because we are really working to ground this into our children. Any reminder sitting around the house is a good thing, right? ;)  
 
 
This one has a gray distressed look and I wish my pictures could capture the true beauty of it!
 
They are so unique with her beautiful painting hand and style. These are not mass produced by a machine, but hand painted and put together. That takes a lot of time, folks! And, that barn wood? A. MA. ZING. These signs are solid!
 
I'm sure you will be seeing it make its' rounds about the house. It would match any room décor I have.
 
Please head over and check out Aimee Weaver Designs. Let her know the Chapel Cottage Chicks sent ya!
 

 
 
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Open Shelving

I have admired the open shelving concept floating around the last couple of years, but I never had a place I could incorporate it.
 
Remember when I moved my table and chairs into the next room and then my chalkboard and wreath followed?
 
 
A blank wall was now begging to be styled and I was happy to oblige.
 
I had to move my buffet from the wall in the dining room because there was not enough room for it and the table. I considered selling it, but then thought it might work on the blank wall.
 
 
Gave it a new coat of paint and some new knobs as there is a more neutral theme in the kitchen.
 
 
I wanted the shelves to be practical, as well as cutesy, so I updated my baking jars and placed them on the bottom shelf. This also freed up some counter space which makes me happy! The jars are from good o' Walmart.
 
 
 
I had most of the décor stuff on hand, which made me even happier. Wes already had the boards and just bought plumbing pipes and ends to make the brackets.
 
 
 
The Market Fresh Produce sign is one of my spring signs from Down Grace Lane.
 
 
Ba-da-da-da-da...I'm lovin' it!
 
 
 
 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Coffee Bar

Nothing stays the same in my house. We've discussed this before. I have decorating ADD.
 
I received this cute little pedestal board from Cottage Revivals. They have such a fun mix of cottage and farmhouse décor. I added it to my coffee station for some added height and dimension.
 
 
I'm loving the idea of adding some pops of yellow this year for summer and spring.
What are you thinking for added touches of spring in your home? I have lots of inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram. I'm envisioning some pink happening, too. I love it in the pics I see, but it always manages to look old lady mature when I try to use it. We shall see.
 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Simple DIY Sign

I came across this old church register board and I thought hey, that would look great with my church pew! 

I printed the Hymn on paper, cut it to fit, and that's all there was to it. I'm all about EASY diy projects. 


It's not perfect, but it's different, and I kinda like it. :)



Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ahhhh....Spring!

Guys, it is a glorious 70 degree sunshiny day and this girl is soaking it UP. Just makes me giddy all over for SPRING!
We're cleaning out flower beds and wearing our flip flops. 
Good times, I tell ya.

My living room is very neutral, so I don't have to do much to transition from winter decor to spring.
 (That's why I love my neutrals!)
But, hey, nothing says spring quite like tulips, am I right?! 
Put out some tulips, and wham, you've got spring decor.

I'm also LOVING the new gray and white check pillow covers from IKEA. You just can't go wrong at 2.99 apiece. 

 Do y'all think God can speak to you while you're shopping at Hobby Lobby? He certainly can. He doesn't often nudge me to buy stuff, but today, I was browsing through the store and came across this tiny little sign. It was just like God spoke directly to me through that little sign on the shelf. 
He said "hey, Sis, you need that. 
You need that reminder to let Me handle it all for you." 
And He was right. (He always is...) 
I've got so many things whirling around in my mind, 
concerns, worries, decisions...we all do. 
But I felt a load lift off me when I realized He's got this, and I don't have to worry about it! 
So yeah, that little sign, my own little hug from God, 
 came home with me today.