DIY Molding Frame

DIY Molding Frame by The Wood Grain Cottage

And speaking of our office makeover… I’ve been working on a gallery wall. A few years ago my grandpa moved into a smaller place and decided to down size some of his things. He had an awesome collection of frames with thick molding and I’ve been able to use the majority of them on the {read more…}

How To Make Patio Doors Look More Expensive

How To Make Patio Doors Look More Expensive by The Wood Grain Cottage

A few months back, our front door handle broke and we couldn’t get in or out of our front door. Then, a few weeks later, our living room patio door knob broke too. #frustrated I felt like the door knob curse had set in. There for a while, every time I went to Home Depot, {read more…}

Painted Office Cabinets

Painted Office Cabinets by The Wood Grain Cottage

As you know, I’ve been jabbering on and on about how the office needs additional storage space for my growing collection of crafting/ painting/ sewing supplies. As luck would have it, a while back I stumbled upon a beautiful set of cabinets with glass doors. I knew they’d be perfect for the office, so I {read more…}

Scrap Wood File Folders

Scrap Wood File Folders by The Wood Grain Cottage-22

Hi there! It’s been a bit quiet around here since I’ve been at Haven, my first blogging conference! I had such a blast meeting all of my favorite bloggers and attending classes to help this place grow! And I guess Atlanta wasn’t ready for me to leave as scheduled, because our flight ended up cancelled {read more…}

DIY Coat Hanger Towel Holder

DIY Coat Hook Towel Hanger by The Wood Grain Cottage-10

Today is Thursday, which means I’m not only on my way to Atlanta, GA to attend my first blogging conference (woot!), but it’s also $30 Thursday! In case you’re new here, on $30 Thursday I join forces with April from House by Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home to create a project for $30 or {read more…}

Summer Living Room Shelving

Summer Living Room Shelving by The Wood Grain Cottage

When I shared our summer home tour a few weeks ago, I completely forgot to include pictures of our living room shelving!  I guess I was way too excited to show you a few other things, like my grandma’s dish set. I love that set! A while back I decided to switch up a few {read more…}

DIY United States Pillow

DIY United States Pillow by The Wood Grain Cottage

Happy July 1st! In just a few short days, we’re all going to be celebrating the 4th of July! While it seems totally crazy that we’re now in July, I’m really looking forward to the 4th! Remember a while back when I told you about your chance to win a $310 Target Gift Card? And {read more…}

New Painted Front Door

New Front Door Paint by The Wood Grain Cottage

Last week I shared our new front porch lantern light. Not only did it change the entire front porch, but the “vibe” of the porch changed as well. At first, with the palladian blue door and the satin nickel caged light, our entry way looked fun and energetic. And when I first painted the door, {read more…}

Fixer Upper Update

Fixer Upper Update by The Wood Grain Cottage

Well, I’d definitely say it was time for another fixer upper update. The last time I shared one, we were still doing demolition and tearing things apart. These past few weeks have brought major progress and I’m happy to say that we’re so close to putting up new drywall! Woot! Since our last update, we’ve {read more…}

New Front Porch Lantern Light

Front Porch Lantern Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

Little by little, we’re updating all of our semi builder grade lighting around the house. When we built our home, almost three years ago (how can that be?), we definitely had to stick to our budget. And needless to say, we didn’t have a huge amount of money for lighting. Other things like real hardwood {read more…}