Rustic Valentine's Day Buffet

It is absolutely not secret that I LOVE Holidays. No, I mean I LOOOOOOVE them. Okay, so I'm obsessed with them. All of them. But especially Valentine's Day. But I think that's partially because I feel like I live in the arctic this depressing time of year. You know that super loooong stretch that goes from New Years Eve to Valentine's Day? Ugh. It's super awful. I need to find something to do to fill my time. So decorating for Valentine's Day is obviously how you do that, right? Right.

Obviously you guys know I adore this little buffet that sits between my dining room and kitchen. Well, in my dining room and beside the kitchen. Whatever. Either way I love it. It's one of my absolute FAVORITE spaces to decorate. It always gets decked out for the seasons and Holidays and I always have so much fun with it!  This little stand is from {wayfair} but I did DIY some of it, I gave it a fresh coat of Old White Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan and switched out the knobs I got at Home Goods for something a little more Glam Farmhouse friendly. ;) 

Switching it up from Christmas to Valentine's Day is always pretty easy- because I keep the coke crate out. Which is by far one of my favorite vintage pieces. I searched soo long for this beauty and I love her so much! She's so awesome for so many seasons and holidays. Don't you agree? 

Anyway, I know you all just came here for the good stuff. And not to hear me ramble for 765 minutes, so hear ya go! 

PS. I sort of hate Winter because there are so many rainy, snowy, cloudy, dreary days that I can never take good pictures for the blog. I don't like to edit my photos a ton and like to take pictures in as much natural light as possible. So the one day we got sunshine this week, of course I knew I had to snap some decent shots of this space for you!

My Favorite Big White Chairs!

So sorry I've been MIA friends, I needed to take a little bit of a break to rejuvenate myself after the hustle and bustle of the Holidays. Don't worry- I'm back for good now and you can expect 3-5 weekly posts here on TGF as we tackle many of our house projects and I share how we shipplapped for under $100, our bathroom remodel and our Master Bedroom progress! But today let's get to the good stuff..

Who doesn't love a big fluffy oversized white chair? A cozy place to cuddle up and read on a snowy cold day? I am forever getting asked about my white chair in my favorite Cozy Neutral Corner over on Instagram. In today's post I'll be sharing where mine is from and also where you can buy some similar ones online! Because let's face it, it's too cold to go out to the store and actually PURCHASE one this time of year. So I did all the research for you and only shared my favorite chairs, with the highest reviews. 

I feel like this is a must have piece for ANY Farmhouse Style lover. The cozy style just screams FARMHOUSE COZY. 

These chairs are so cozy and versatile. They can really be used in any sort of space, no matter what your style is, or what room you're putting it in. I mean, it might not work in your kitchen or anything but I'm not one to judge so.. 

I created my favorite corner around one big yummy white chair I got on a swap and sell site on Facebook. It was $50. It had a hideous floral cover but it was easily replaced with a new cover and it quickly became my favorite chair! 

So let me stop rambling now and get to the good stuff. 

The BEST Farmhouse Style Tiered Trays

I've blogged about trays before, because I just love mine soooooo much. SO SO MUCH. But today I'm going to blog about them again, because well. They deserve it darn it. I'm creating a round up of some of current favorite trays, and one I've secretly been trying to find room for so that I have an excuse to buy it..Shhh. Don't tell Nick. 

The truth is- Trays are so versatile and can be used in a ridiculous amount of ways. Mine as pretty much consistently been sitting on our island bar in the kitchen, I just love it here so much. And it always gets dressed up for the seasons. No matter which one it is, and it always blends right on in!

Trays are great for coffee bars, storing fruits and veggies, for perfumes and hairsprays, in guest rooms for small hand towels and toiletries.. literally ENDLESS OPTIONS YOU GUYS. Which is partially why you need one. YES I SAID NEED. Am I encouraging you to buy more stuff? Maybe, maybe not. I mean in the end you are you're own person and I'm just here.. sharing something I love;) But if you get a tray and the hubs comes and and asks why, I'll take the blame. We are friends after all. 

Now let's get started with this roundup today!! 

Chalk Paint Spray Paint Review & Project Ideas

Most of  ya'll are familiar with chalk paint, right? I mean, if you've been around for a bit you know I love chalk paint and love to chalk paint EVERYTHING. NO seriously. EVERY SINGLE THING. 

So imagine how excited I was to stumble upon Chalk Paint Spray Paint. I, of course was a little skeptical at how well this stuff would work. I've used spray paint on plenty of projects and while there are certainly a few tips and tricks to getting a nice finish using spray paint- it's all fairly easy. I'm going to do my best to give ya'll my thoughts on Chalk Paint spray paint today, just in case you're wondering how well it works and if it's worth purchasing. I know I for one, depend a lot on the internet to give me some insight on new products- mostly because I don't want to waste my money on something that doesn't work. 

I was really happy with how well the spray painted worked. I was even more surprised that it actually gave me the chalky finish I love so much. While I don't really think it would be great for big projects (like dressers and buffets) simply because you'd have to make sure your application was super smooth with no drips or runs, and also because I see it getting expensive as you would most likely need multiple cans. 

However, it works really well for smaller scale things. And today I'm going to share three projects you can make today (or tomorrow, or this weekend or whenever really!) with Chalk Paint Spray Paint!

1. Make a Wreath-
I LOVE using spray paint on my twiggy wreaths. They're super cheap at most craft stores and I know Wal-Mart has them for $5. You'll pay more for the wispy looking wreath like I have pictured below, but if you snag one using a 40% off coupon at Micheal's you'll get it for under $10. It's no secret I love wreaths, and I get asked about them a ton. Chalk Paint Spray Paint is super awesome for making wreaths to switch out for the seasons. I've actually spray painted this exact wreath 3 different times. But you'd never notice.
2. Candle Sticks-
Oh my, how I LOVE me some candle sticks..Nick says I "collect them" among many other things because I have so many. I just love them so much because they add instant height and can be used basically ANYWHERE. They are also super easy to transform with Chalk Paint Spray Paint. Have some old candlesticks laying around and you're not happy with the color? These used to be black- but I took them and gave them a little makeover to fit in with my current decor. You'll have tons of luck finding candlesticks at most thrift stores too. Seems like people never see the potential in them and just ditch them. HA! Their LOSS! Because WE know everything has potential around here, RIGHT? 

If you're looking to get a super layered look with the paint- spray first with a darker color such as (black) or (brown) and let dry overnight, or at least 6 hours. and then coat with the lighter color. Using a slightly damp rag, wipe some of the freshly applied spray paint away to give you the layered and aged look. 

3. Picture Frames-
I painted these blue frames a lighter gray to fit more of what my style is today. The cool thing about paint is that you can always paint back over it if you don't like it. It's also a super budget friendly way to get a new look, without buying something entirely new. 

PS. REALLLLLLY need to update these pictures. ;)

4. Nightstands, Small Dressers, Cake Stands
..think anything on the small side. Just make sure if you use it on larger items (dressers, nightstands) you coat with the (clear wax) that also comes in a spray can. Coating with the wax keeps it easy to clean and keeps it from yellowing or changing color over time. 

In the end, I really LOVE this product and think it's super awesome. It makes my life easier considering I don't have to worry about as much prep when I'm spray painting something. I would definitely use it again in the future! I just hope they come out with a few more colors. Not sure why considering I always paint everything white LOL But seriously, I'm going to try to branch out this year, I swear. 

5. Get Creative!
You can literally use it for anything- I especially loved how easy it was to make this sign with the spray paint! 
You can read more about how I made the sign and the process of using the paint in this post here. It was really easy and fun. 

Wanna give it a try? You can pick up a can here! Have you used this product before? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it if you have! Just leave a comment below or message me on Instagram! I love hearing from you guys! 

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Fun Decor and Ideas for Celebrating Valentine's Day

The kids are back to school, the hubs is back at work and I'm left trying to get back into the swing of things- the holidays are fun and all but man. They sure do throw things off! While I'm sort of sad it's over, I'm super glad that I can get back into my routine, oh and of course, blogging. My little break was super nice but I sure did miss it. So it feels nice to be sitting here, typing and chatting with all of you again. 

I know that most of us aren't even thinking about any sort of upcoming holiday but I'm here to share some Valentine's Day fun with you guys today! The truth is, it will be here before we know it and if we start decorating for Christmas in November, why not start the Valentine's Day fun in January? I know some of you are sitting in front of your phones, tablets or computers right now thinking "What is this girl on?!, I still have my Christmas Tree up!" and trust me when I tell you I think that's completely okay, and you can just come back and reference this post when you're ready to break out the little pink hearts;) 

I love Valentine's DAY! Actually- who am I kidding? I love ALL of the Holidays. I know that's it's a completely made up Holiday but it's still fun none the less. It's sort of a big deal in our house too. I love making the kids apart of the fun and today I'm rounding up some of my best blog post for some tips and things you can do to make the Holiday extra special for your kids, your family and your spouses. 

this post is full of fun and easy ways for you to celebrate Valentine's Day with little ones! It's a great place to start if you want some ideas.