Looking Back

Spring Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage

Today I thought it would be fun to look back at the growth we’ve made in the 3 years since we’ve built our home. It’s been such a fun journey, and one we’re still working on! I really believe it’s important to look back and see the progress we’ve made. Not only does it show {read more…}

All Over the Place

Spring Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage

There are a few things you may have noticed about me. One of them being, I tend to start on a room, complete a few projects, get it looking close to how I want, then leave it and drop it cold. Ouch. Sorry about that. And I’m even more sorry if you’re waiting for the {read more…}

Custom Chalkboard Wall Paint

How to make your own custom chalkboard paint color. Full tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s time for another online shop update! The loft is coming along beautifully! We still have bunch to do, but it feels so great to have everything done in order for us to start on the actual furniture pieces that will play huge roles in the organizing and shipping of our items! Today, I wanted {read more…}

Picture It: Bedroom Design Inspiration

Bedroom Design by The Wood Grain Cottage

Today I’m excited to share a new Picture It: Design Inspiration. I love creating a room based off of a single beautiful image, and this month I’m focusing my attention on designing a mood board specifically for a bedroom. I know I can’t be the only one with a bedroom full of random left-over furniture, {read more…}

DIY Paver Planter

How to make a paver planter. Full tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. Disclosure: Compensation was provided by The Home Depot via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of The Home Depot.   I’m in full “spruce up the yard and back patio” mode. No joke. {read more…}

How To Start A Blog

How To Start A Blog, with Tips, Tricks & Advice by The Wood Grain Cottage

There are several questions I receive frequently, and one of those is, “How do I start a blog?”. I totally get it. It’s such an amazing way to share your creativity, whether that be cooking, crafting, DIY projects, kid crafts, etc., blogging is a fabulous outlet to share those ideas that start to boil over. {read more…}

How To Paint Plywood Floors

How To Paint Plywood Floors by The Wood Grain Cottage

We continue to make progress in the loft for our online shop. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come since we started! There’s been so much work to get it where it’s at… I am so thankful! Today, I wanted to talk about the flooring. It’s just your basic plywood floors, certainly nothing special, {read more…}

Wood Welcome Sign

Wood Welcom Sign. Perfect for your front porch or patio! Full tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

I mentioned before that I’m all about sprucing up the exterior of our home, and I can’t wait until I can start planting flowers and herbs! For this edition of $30 Thursday, I decided to spend the attention on our front porch, and add something to go with the new wreath I just shared. In {read more…}

How To Make A Wreath

The easy way to make a wreath. Full tutorial by The Wood Grain Cottage

One of the easiest ways I’ve found to freshen up our front porch, is to add a new wreath. It instantly changes the appearance and entire vibe. And let me just tell you, it’s rare for me to find a store bought wreath that I completely love. Call me picky, but they either seem to {read more…}

Spring Home Tour : Part Two

Spring Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’ve been so excited for Spring this year. Yesterday, my mom and I visited our local nursery and I bought bunches of new perennials, strawberry plants and a couple of trees. One thing about building a new home is, the landscaping takes years to build up. Literally. This year will be our fourth summer in {read more…}