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…}

How To Prep Cushions for Outdoors

Outdoor Patio Furniture Makeover. By The Wood Grain Cottage-5686

Cushions are expensive. Like, whoa!, really expensive. When I was searching for a patio set, I knew a chunk of money would need to be spent on cushions. Then, our dishwasher went out, and any money I had for cushions and a patio set went with it. But when I found our set on Craiglist, {read more…}

DIY Wall Serving Station

Make your own outdoor serving station. Perfect for entertaining! By The Wood Grain Cottage-6230

Outdoor entertaining is among us! I know I can’t be the only one seeking the outdoors in their free time. And especially since we now have an outdoor furniture set. I am in heaven. Today, I am so happy to share another idea for your outdoor space, a DIY wall serving station. Outdoor entertaining spaces {read more…}

Summer Home Tour

Summer Home Tour with Great Decoraing Ideas. By The Wood Grain Cottage-6436

Oh sweet summer time. I’ve been anxiously awaiting it. I love the longer days, the warm nights, and watching our crops grow. This year, I am so happy to be sharing our summer home tour with a few other ladies who all love summer just as much as I do.  I can’t wait to tour {read more…}

Outdoor Patio Furniture Makeover

Outdoor Patio Furniture Makeover. By The Wood Grain Cottage-5620

Oh. Man. I am so excited to share one of my biggest furniture makeover’s to date! Early this spring, I decided it was time to put to use, and really use, our back patio. Until a about a month ago, we had a huge, lovely patio with random miscellaneous furniture. And some of it wanted {read more…}

How To Decorate with Wood

Decorating with Mopani Wood. By The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m a nature girl. I love neutrals, accents of wood, and anything I can bring in from outside to decorate with. So, when my sweet friend Stacy from Not Just A HouseWife asked me to join in on her series, Styled by 3, I couldn’t wait to see what she would come up with. Before {read more…}

Stump Side Table

Turn an old stump into a great outdoor side table! Full tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

Is today really Wednesday? These past few weeks have completely flown by, and suddenly it’s June! What the what? I have been working my booty off with the online shop. There is so much that I never even thought about doing, but as I kept making progress, things kept popping up, one by one. In {read more…}