DIY Apple Wreath

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

Fall has officially moved into our home and I can’t wait to share all the decorating I’ve been doing around the house. I’m scheduled to share part one of our fall home tour this Friday, the 19th. Get ready! Since we’ve built them, one of my very favorite places to decorate and change things up, {read more…}

Fixer Upper Update: Cabinets & Tile

Fixer Upper Update- Cabinets & Tile by The Wood Grain Cottage

Happy weekend! I meant to get this post up yesterday, but it didn’t happen, so happy Saturday! Things at the Fixer Upper are moving right along and today’s update is a good one… It’s all about the cabinets and tile. Mainly I’ll be sharing the kitchen and master bathroom because the rest of the house {read more…}

Whitewashed Mirror

Whitewashed Mirror by The Wood Grain Cottage

Garage sales are still one of my very favorite places to find awesome things. Typically, the prices can’t be beat and you find unique items. Sure, a lot of the time you have to wade through the bad to find the good, but that’s part of the process. Luckily, I can tell pretty quickly if {read more…}


Fall Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m in between several big projects at the moment, and a house (and front porch) full of fall decorating, but I wanted to stop in and say Thank You! I’ve wanted to write a post like this for quite some time, but never found the right words, or time, to tell you all how truly {read more…}

Picture Frame to Chalkboard

Picture Frame to Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage

How can it possibly be time for another $30 Thursday? It seems like I was just sharing my chicken feeder centerpiece from last month. Time flies when you’re having fun! In case you’re new here, $30 Thursday takes place on the first Thursday of the new month. April from House by Hoff and Jen from {read more…}

100 Fabulous Fall Ideas

100 fall project ideas

Fall Decorating is in full swing around our home. Currently, our front porch has beautiful mums sitting all over waiting to be planted and enjoyed. Our dining room table has a few fall projects that need a little bit of finishing, and then I’m bringing out all my fall decor that’s patiently been sitting in {read more…}

Let’s Make A #HappiMess!

Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

Home. We live there. I mean, really live there. We make messes… and things aren’t always perfect and pristine… Really, when are things perfect or pristine? But does that make it any less special? Just because we have dirt on our floors, or a sticky mess on our countertops, doesn’t mean we’re any less special. {read more…}

Red Outdoor Stool

Red Outdoor Stool by The Wood Grain Cottage  #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture  #ad

Oh man! I am totally gearing up to start my fall front porch decorating! It’s one of my favorite places to spruce up each season. It’s the first place people see when they walk into our home, so I like to keep it consistent with the decorating inside, while still making it interesting and different {read more…}

21 Random Things…

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage

My head has been everywhere lately. Literally. I’m jumping from one project to the next and then back to the original thing I started with, only to have forgotten something in between. It’s fun, and I truly enjoy multitasking, but today I kind of want to stay in one place and enjoy that one single {read more…}

New Dining Room Light

New Dining Room Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

Well, I’m back to share our new dining room light! We were definitely ready to swap out our old light and hang up the new one I found on clearance at Home Depot. I’d been admiring it for a really long time, kind of like our new living room light, although this one was much {read more…}