Wednesday, December 28, 2016

kitchen Island Planking and Paint Makeover

At the beginning of December I finally got the go ahead from my hubby to re-do my kitchen island! Squeal!! I've been wanting to do something to it forever!! It was pretty boring so I added some beautiful thick planking. Now I did this in three days and it was a lot of work by myself. But I love how it turned out.
Here is the before .
 I did have the nice people at LOWES cut my wood slats to 6 inch pieces. then I sanded the edges and nailed them up. I did have to rip one board down the center because it was too thick. I used my brad nailer to tack them up ad used a nickel to space the boards. This defiantly would have been a lot easier with some help. But the only helper I had was my 4 year old daughter and she was busy watching The Cat and the Hat!
 Side view of the planking
 When my daughter saw the wood she was so excited that I was making our cabinets pink! she begged me to leave them this pink color. hahahahah! No way sweetie!
 This is the island after a good painting. I used Benjamin Moore Advanced in White Dove. It is my favorite off white. It runs about $55 a gallon but is such great paint! I didn't have to prime the wood because it adheres to the semi slick surface and it dries 6 times harder than regular paint. I did however prime the planking. I did go over the island 3 times to make sure it was covered well. Here is a sneak peek at my whole kitchen painted white. I am in LOVE! it just fits me so much more than the wood.
It makes the space so much brighter.
I hope you had a great Christmas! and have a Happy New year!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Home Tour 2016

 Happy December to you all! Welcome to my Christmas 2016 home tour.
 My tree is from Tai Pan Trading. It's a 7.5 foot tall pre-lit Mountain Jade lightly frosted tree. I am pretty traditional with my Christmas d├ęcor. I tend to stick with red, green and creams. I love earthy things like berries and sticks but like to incorporate other things like mercury glass ornaments too. I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby this year and love the extra sparkle they add. I also made some large vintage looking Santa boards I will do a DIY tutorial soon.


 Aren't those mercury glass ornaments beautiful!!
I purchased some new garland this year that has  several type of greenery and magnolia leaves which I love! then I just added some berries and lights and called it good.
 Love my children's new Christmas stockings with their names on them. We will use these for many years to come.

The white cabinet does not go in my kitchen but I didn't want to haul it all the way down the hall.  So to the kitchen it goes until after Christmas. it was fun to decorate for Christmas but it did make it a little too crowded in my dining area.
As you can see I planked and painted my kitchen island. I love it!!! it is so bright and clean looking I really want to do all my kitchen cabinets but might have to wait until spring so I can use my paint sprayer. I was worn out hand painting it all by myself with a roller and brush.
 I added a Rod with hooks at the end of my island from Ikea and love it so much just another place I can decorate and hang dish towels ;)
 Horrible lighting I know but it was to dark if I shut my shutters.
I had wreaths hung on my barstools but the kids were making a mess of them so in the windows they went.
 I made some cutting boards for my kitchen and loved the rustic natural look they give. I love wood tones and natural elements mixed together.
 Isn't she pretty! All white and planked. I'm in love!

Source list
Mercury glass ornaments-Hobby Lobby
Wrapping paper-Hobby Lobby
Tree and berries-Tai Pant Trading
Red and cream stripe ribbon-World Market
Pine hand soap-World Market
All white Dinner ware-Tai Pan Trading
Stockings-Pottery Barn
I hope you all had a great week! Thanks for stopping by Country Girl Home

Thursday, September 22, 2016



I've been wanting to make a holder for my little Halloween potions for the past few years and I just got around to it this year. I love how it turned out. I got the vintage labels all over Pinterest land. There are hundreds of vintage spell labels for your decorating needs! The little black tree was $5 and the small jars with corks and spoons are from Target they were $2.79 each. The small skeletons are from the dollar store and I love how they sit so perfectly in their little slots.

 My husband got me a scroll saw last month and I've been cutting up a storm of lettering and other crafts. This was my first try at cutting lettering so its not perfect but I like it anyway it has personality.

Here is a close up of the bottle and labels.
my parents cut down some Birch trees in their yard and I snagged some logs up quick. I've been wanting some birch log candles but they cost a pretty penny so I made my own. I just need to drill the holes for the faux candles to go in.

Thanks for stopping by my life is crazy busy but I am going to try to update my blog more often. xoxoxoxox, Linds

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A little Christmas...

Yes , yes I know its January and this is my Christmas tree but I seriously had a crazy busy December. So I am just now getting to my blog pictures. I got a new tree this year. It is a 7.5 foot Jade lightly frosted tree with two different sizes of lights, the tree is from Tai Pan Trading.
I looooooove it so much!
 And of coarse a little hand made wood frame of Jesus
 Red and green berries and wood snowflakes are from Tai Pan Trading. Red and cream ribbon is from World Market. Green, burlap and  red ribbon is from Michaels.
 I had a ton of fun wrapping all the gifts up really cute this year. All the paper and the tags are from Hobby Lobby and the red and white twine is from Ikea.
Isn't this a magical picture! Four of my favorite people are in this picture and it just about melts my heart!!
I hope you have a great day!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Bed, mattress and dressers oh my!!

I have been on the look out for a new bedroom set the past few months. I was on a budget! I had in my mind what I wanted. Upholstered tufted bed and large nightstands. But the ones I found weren't matching up with my budget so I kept looking. I didn't want to settle for something just because it cost less. I knew I wanted two small dresses for my night stands. I love storage!!
Here is my bedroom now. I am still looking for some great art and lamps to accessorize my bedside dressers. In the future I want to get some new nice neutral bedding too.
 Oh isn't she perfect!! I love it so much! I got the bed on sale 30% off at Down East Home. Did you know that they now make their own furniture!! I used to work for Down East and I have a special place in my heart for them. I always buy their clothing. But man they are doing some great things in the Home department.
 Look at her in all her tufted glory....perfection!
I also got these dressers there, lucky yes! they are huge 42 inches across.  Between the bed and the 2 dressers we have 4 inches. Close call I am so glad they all fit.
These dressers are not Down East brand. I got them 30% off too they are normally kind expensive. One has some small dings on the one corned, I can fix. Other than that they are really nice and great quality.
 I found some that are very similar at Ballard Design (pictured below)
I freaked when I saw the legs on this bed...They look just like the ones I was looking at from other really expensive companies.
 My husbands dresser

 I love the simple detail nails on the side to give it a little more detail. This picture also shows the perfect texture of the fabric.
 I am in the process of finding the perfect paint color for my room something a little brighter. We even got new mattresses that are fantastic!!
I love how it is all coming together! I have to save up for the rest but my hubby spoiled my rotten this month!