Fixer Upper Update: Paint and Flooring

Fixer Upper Update- Paint & Flooring by The Wood Grain Cottage

Time for another fixer upper update! This time, it’s all about paint and flooring. Exciting stuff! Everything’s gone pretty smoothly, but we did run into a few snaffu’s, mainly with the flooring, but I’m happy we’re stilling making progress and moving forward. Last weekend, my mom and I painted the inside of the house. Two {read more…}

Antique Hutch

Antique Breakfast Nook Hutch by The Wood Grain Cottage

I tend to find my best pieces when I take the time to search antique/ flea markets. You truly never know what you’ll find and most of the time they’re original, one of a kind items. Sometimes, you may spend hours looking through things only to end up empty handed. But other times you may {read more…}

HUGE DIY Chalkboard

Huge DIY Chalkboard by The Wood Grain Cottage

You may have noticed that I like chalkboards. We have several of them floating around our home, but I still felt like we needed one more. And I’ve wanted a really big one for a really long time. Every time I see one, I get all excited. And then I wonder why we haven’t made {read more…}

Raspberry Rhubarb Jam

Raspberry Rhubarb Jam by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s really, really felt like fall lately. And as much as I’ve loved summer, I’ve been soaking up the slightly cooler temps and the few changes I’ve noticed in our surroundings. And to top it off, it’s raining right now, which makes me want to snuggle up on the couch with a blanket and great {read more…}

Styled Dining Room Shelving

Dining Room Open Shelving by The Wood Grain Cottage

Our dining room has changed quite drastically over the last few weeks… first with the new paint, and then with the floor to ceiling addition of built in shelving.  And today, I’m sharing how I styled those dining room shelves…. I’ve been amazed at just how much the shelving has completely changed not only the {read more…}

DIY Dining Room Open Shelving

DIY Dining Room Open Shelving by The Wood Grain Cottage

Over year ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to add a big wall of shelving to our dining room. And for over a year, I’ve been patiently waiting for it to happen. That sentence itself is ironic, because even though I like to think that I’m a patient person, in many cases {read more…}

Easy Chicken Feeder Centerpiece

Easy Chicken Feeder Centerpiece by The Wood Grain Cottage-7

Few things in home decorating are better than the fast and easy ideas that reuse old, classic items in a new way. My heart holds a special place for decorating like that. Ideas that bring a new use and meaning to forgotten or dated items can bring such a jolt of creative originality to your {read more…}

Freshly Painted Dining Room

Painted Dining Room by The Wood Grain Cottage

Well…. I decided to paint the dining room. I’ve been wanting to give it a new coat of paint for months now, but haven’t had the time. I’ve been spending my time on other projects, like the fixer upper, and the office, but it finally bugged me enough to do it. Here’s the sneak peek {read more…}

July in Review

DIY United States Pillow by The Wood Grain Cottage

Wow! August 1st. Can you believe that? I’m still in shock a bit… I swear it was just March. Anyways, just in case you missed any of my posts/ projects in July, here is July in review! I started the month by sharing my DIY United States Pillow… and even though we’re past the 4th {read more…}

Drywall & Exterior Progress at the Fixer Upper

Drywall & Exterior Progress at the Fixer Upper by The Wood Grain Cottage

Big, exciting things today! I’m back to share the drywall & exterior progress at the fixer upper! It’s looking so much different and I’m thrilled to finally see those walls covered up!  Here’s what it looks like inside with the new drywall installed… The kitchen looks great, and it’s almost ready for cabinets! I got {read more…}