Decorating with Tree Branches

Decorate with tree branches! Easy, inexpensive, and perfect for every season! By The Wood Grain Cottage

Want to know my secret for adding that perfect pop of color, texture and amazing, real life decor to any season? Decorating with tree branches! They are the perfect way to bring any season into your home, all while being free from your yard! And bonus, it’s a great way to give your tree/ shrub/ {read more…}

Antique Kitchen Clock

Vintage Kitchen Clock by The Wood Grain Cottage

Bring a bit of character to your home with an antique clock. Given to me by a friend, I was on a search to find the perfect place to put it. Now, it’s happy in the kitchen, and I’m happy to look at it every day. Here’s the story of our antique kitchen clock… Now {read more…}

Fixer Upper: What I’d Do Differently

Flipping A Fixer Upper. Candid answers, plus tips, tricks, and a breakdown of my experience on how we brought this sad house back in style... to sell! By The Wood Grain Cottage

Here’s my take on what I’d do differently, keep the same, or change with the Fixer Upper. Now that it’s complete (and UNDER CONTRACT), I’ve had some time to look back on each area of the flip. Today, I’m sharing my opinion on all of it. First, I know several of you have asked about {read more…}

How To Remove Paint From Cabinet Hardware

How to Remove Paint From Cabinet Hardware by The Wood Grain Cottage

In 3 simple steps, bring old cabinet hardware back to life by removing layers of paint that have been there for years. Simple, easy, and transforming! Here’s how to remove paint from cabinet hardware… Our Fixer Upper had so many lovely original details, and one of them was the cabinet hardware on the super amazing {read more…}

Natural Accents

Natural Accents Book Review by The Wood Grain Cottage

I am so very excited to share one of my sweet friends today. Stacy from Not Just A Housewife is a super sweetie. Having actually met her in person, I was instantly drawn to her happy and welcoming spirit. AND, she just wrote and launched the sale of her very own hard, real, and very {read more…}

Fixer Upper Sources

Fixer Upper Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage-6711

Thank you all so very much for your sweet comments on our Fixer Upper reveal. This house was a labor of love, and I’m so proud with how beautiful it turned out. My main goal for the house, was to inject as much clean, fresh, and classic design decisions as I could for it to {read more…}

Fixer Upper Reveal

Fixer Upper Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage-6733

This post has been a long time coming, and I know several of you have been waiting patiently for me to get my booty in gear and share the full fixer upper reveal. Sometimes, I have a hard time keeping up with everything. This blog has turned into my full time job and I still {read more…}

DIY Painted Curtains

Paint Your Own Curtains! Full tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Curtains. They’re not an easy thing to find and love. I’ve bought my share of panels, thought I would love them, and turns out I didn’t. Not only was that a bummer, but often they didn’t fit my windows right in length. That in itself is frustrating, but then there’s the fact that buying those {read more…}

Black French Doors

Black French Doors. Perfect touch of depth and farmhouse style by The Wood Grain Cottage

A lot of projects and things I do here on the blog all happen spontaneously. I do have an editorial calendar, and I try to follow it as closely as possible for scheduling, but there are some projects that happen on their own, and without being scheduled in. Painting our french doors black was one {read more…}

Outdoor Coffee Table Makeover

Outdoor Patio Furniture Makeover. By The Wood Grain Cottage

Our patio furniture makeover continues to be one of my very favorite things I’ve ever painted. And that’s saying something since I basically live with a paint brush in my hand. When I found our set on Craigslist, I knew the coffee table would need a bit of reworking. I didn’t love the current set {read more…}