Home Tour

Welcome to our home! I’m so happy you could stop by to visit! :)

Anthony and I built our home in 2012 and have been busy adding custom touches ever since. Even though our home is still a work in progress, and there are several rooms we’re still working on (or haven’t even started yet), our home is finally starting to feel and look just like we hoped!

I love to mix DIY projects, thrift store makeovers and store bought items to create the look we love, so you’ll see plenty of those all mixed together. Let’s start the tour, shall we?

Out of all the rooms in our home, I spend the most time in our kitchen. While we still have several projects that we want to do, I’m enjoying the process…

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Our kitchen opens up to the breakfast nook, which was the first room I started “working on” after we moved in. Anthony and I built the bench, added the plank wall and I’ve moved furniture and accessories around about 100 times, maybe more. :)Spring Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage

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We have a very open floor plan, so our living room opens up to our kitchen. We’ve done a few things, like adding board and batten to the walls, but we have a lot more to do. Hopefully soon!Spring Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Our dining room is our latest DIY obsession. We’ve installed floor to ceiling shelving, added a new light fixture and done several other little projects…Spring Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage

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After moving in, we decided the laundry room needed a little TLC too. We added the plank wall, finished the space behind and above the washer & dryer, built laundry sorting crates and even made a new light! There’s sill a few things left to do, but it’s come such a long way!

Farmhouse Light with Chicken Wire by The Wood Grain Cottage// Plank Wall Details //

Plank Laundry Room Wal by The Wood Grain Cottage// DIY Ironing Board Cover // DIY Hanging Ironing Board Rack //

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Side Table | The Wood Grain Cottage// DIY Laundry Room Side Table //

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Our powder bathroom is the the only bathroom we’ve changed since moving it. I’ve repainted, we installed some planking on the walls, painted the vanity, changed the lighting and added a new mirror…

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Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage// Plank Wall // DIY Ladder // Railroad Spike Wall Hooks //

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To see even more pictures, here is our home decorated throughout the year:

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2014 Christmas Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage

Thanks for visiting!

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. Your house is beautiful! Nice job.

  2. Beautiful house! Love your kitchen!

  3. Honestly one of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen.

  4. Beautiful home! I found your blog through The Lettered Cottage’s Link Up Party. I’m adding you to my favorites! :)

  5. I love your curtains! Where did you get them?

  6. Hi Shayna! I’m a new follower, just stumbled upon your blog tonight actually. I have to say that I just LOVE all of your decor, posts, pics, tutorials, etc. You have such a keen eye for decorating and making your home so warm. I also have to say, I just LOVE the planked wall tutorial. My husband and I (more me), have been thinking of doing just that to one of our walls in our living room. Thank you for your awesome tips and pictures along the way. I will certainly be back :) Michelle

    • Awe, what a lovely comment! Thank you Michelle! I’m so happy to have you as a new reader! Let me know how your plank wall turns out! :)
      Big Smiles!

  7. So I found your blog through YHL’s thrift shop challenge. I have gone through most of the entries now, and yours is the first one that has “caught me.” Your house is beautiful and I can’t wait to read more about it! I’m off to look around now!

  8. Sheila Roos says:

    Wow! Your home is so fun to look at. Very beautiful. I love your topiary wall hanging that is by your desk. May I ask where you found it?

    • Thank you Sheila! Such a lovely comment! The metal topiary is from Pier One. The last time I was there (which wasn’t too long ago…)they still had it. :)
      I hope that helps!

  9. Thanks, I think I will go check them out tomorrow. :)

  10. wow beautiful and well kept home.. please come over and redo my house as well :)

  11. Dena Robbins says:

    I just found your blog and I am so inspired! Your home is gorgeous..and so calm and peaceful and comfortable …oh to curl up and read a book in there!

    One question if you on’t mind. What are your paint colors in your entry way and breakfast nook. They are the perfect creamy beige and blue I have been trying to find!
    Thx. Dena

    • THANK YOU Dena! I’m so glad you have enjoyed your visit! πŸ˜‰

      The paint colors in the entry way are:
      tan/brown/gray stripe: Edgecomb Gray- Benjamin Moore
      cream/ white stripe: White Dove- Benjamin Moore

      The dining room color is:
      Tranquility- Benjamin Moore

      The breakfast nook colors are:
      plank wall & built in bench: White Dove- Benjamin Moore
      surrounding walls: Edgecomb Gray- Benjamin Moore

      I hope that helps! I love them all! :)

      Thanks for the LOVELY comment!

  12. Beautiful home!

  13. Came across your blog and love your home! Angela@ HickoryTrail

  14. I couldn’t resist the “extra” photos! I just lOve all the little touches:) Am I missing your livingroom?
    Or, is it a work in progress?

    • So happy you enjoyed the tour! And yes, you are missing the living room! It’s a work in progress and something I hope to share later this summer! :)

  15. love your home! i love the white mcm sideboard in your dining room- crisp and fresh!

  16. Joyce Hamilton says:

    This is just the style I love, and like you , am always changing things around . I have been in my home for thirty five years and still love upcycling things I have to make them look different. Burlap is my latest love! I have covered old lampshades I had and added my own decorations to give a personal twist.
    Happy decorating!!

    • Awe- THANK YOU so much Joyce! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour!
      Happy decorating to YOU! :)

  17. Tara Yanni says:

    Love your style!!! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics. One question, if you are able to share – where did you get the hooks that are in your entryway? They are fabulous!!!!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Tara! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour! I found the hooks in the entryway at Pier One.
      Hope that helps! :)

  18. Your home is lovely and I really like your style.

  19. Hi, I’m visiting from the link party at The 36th Avenue- so glad to have found your blog! Your home is beautiful! I love the colors you’ve used and all the natural elements.

    • Hi Hayley! THANK YOU so much for your super sweet comment! I’m so happy you found me! Welcome to the WGC! :)

  20. Anne Bennett says:

    Love your home! I got a lot of ideas for our new renovation. Where did you get the bedroom double curtain rods?

    • Hi Anne! Thank you so much for the super sweet comment! I found our bedroom curtain rods from Ikea. They are such a great buy for the price…
      However, they aren’t a double rod. The picture makes them look like it, but the woven blinds are hanging on their own.
      I hope that helps!

  21. Anne Bennett says:

    Yes, thanks for your quick response!

  22. Such a beautiful home — and gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing!

    :) Linda

  23. Kristine says:

    what are your paint colors in your foyer area?

    • Hi Kristine! The paint colors in our entry are White Dove & Edgecomb Gray. Both are Benjamin Moore colors. Hope that helps! :)

  24. Wow! Wow! What a beautiful and charming home! You give me great inspiration.
    Merci! (I’m a retire French teacher).

  25. Your home is breath taking! Everything I love, love your style, love your blog! New follower :)

  26. I can’t tell you how I found you, but I did. I love your home and laundry room. We are currently in the middle of a total gut of our farm house. I have a small area like your laundry room. I was wondering if you could email me more photos of your laundry to give me more ideas. So far, I like yours the best. I have a 9×6 area to design and get everything shoved into, and only about another week to get it figured out. Looking forward to some additional photos if you could please. Thanks, Mandy

    • Hi Mandy! I’m so happy you found me! Welcome to the WGC! How exciting that you’re in the middle of a farm house gut! FUN! :)
      I would be happy to send you additional pictures of our laundry room… I’m so happy you’ve found it inspirational!
      Sending pictures your way…

  27. Love your home. Found you via From My Front Porch to Yours. Thanks for sharing and following you via Pinterest.

  28. Did you paint the entry way? That is beautiful! How did you do it?

  29. Found you through HOT :-) Your home is truly beautifuly decorated – I can see you have taken great care with everything you have made or placed around it – what an inspiration πŸ˜€

  30. Mary Ann Blount says:

    HI- I Love Love Love everything! Where did you get that light in the entry way by the front door! I am looking for something just like that. Love your colors. Great taste!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Mary Ann! I bought our entry way light at Lowes. It’s made by Allen + Roth.
      I hope that helps! πŸ˜€

      • Mary Ann Blount says:

        Thanks-It looks so good! One more question-what color is your ceiling in the entryway? Love that too!
        I’m having trouble choosing my paint colors for kitchen, den, dining room, hallway, ceiling and crown moulding! Your photos are quite an inspiration.

  31. Mary Ann Blount says:

    Thanks so much. I love it all!

  32. Lacy Daniels says:

    I’m in LOVE with everything you’ve done to your home. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and just my style. You may already have this on your blog, but what kind/color flooring is the hardwood? We’re currently looking for new flooring, and I like yours a lot.

  33. Lindsey Dorris says:

    Hi there! I adore your kitchen table set, can I ask where you found it?!

    • THANK YOU so much, Lindsey! I’ve had the kitchen table set in our breakfast nook for forever… I bought it at a local store and can’t remember the make/ model of it.
      Sorry that isn’t more helpful…

  34. Love your kitchen! Especially the black cabinets, is it a glazed finish or a painted finish, and where did you purchase them?

    • THANK YOU so much, Camille! Our cabinets are made by Custom Cabinets. We bought them from a local dealer. The color is called Carrington and our cabinets are made of Alder wood. The color isn’t quite black, but it is really dark.
      I hope that helps! πŸ˜€

  35. hi shayna! nice to meet you here. what a very neat and cozy. simple yet elegant and very country. i love your house!!! wish i could have the same soon!

  36. Beautiful touches to make your house a home….love it! We have much the same taste :) From one farmin girl to the next..have a great week end!

  37. Hi, I stumbled on your website while looking for (of all things) an ironing board wall mount. Just wanted to say you have a beautiful home that is very much my style and you are very talented! I love your wood plank walls and have already told my husband I would like to try this in our pool bath :) Also, thanks for the diy ironing board mount idea-love it!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Linda! I’m so happy you found me! Welcome to The WGC! πŸ˜€
      I hope you love your ironing board mount! Ours is still going strong! πŸ˜€

  38. Paulette Pyle says:

    Shayna: Really enjoyed the whole tour. We are getting ready to paint our laundry room. Love the color you chose for the walls. Will you please share the wall color.

    Thank you…

    • THANK YOU so much, Paulette! I’m happy you enjoyed the tour! Our laundry room is painted halo by Benjamin Moore.
      I hope that helps! πŸ˜€

  39. Heather Gingerich says:

    What a beautiful home. I love it!!! I’m wondering if you would share where you found the black hanging light that is above the table with the window seat! I’m in love with it! :)

  40. Heather Gingerich says:

    I was wondering if you would share where you got the hanging light (black) about the table that has a window seat? I love your home. It’s so beautiful!!!

  41. Wow! You have really carried your theme successfully throughout your home! Lovely!

  42. Lise Gauthier says:

    Love your home, was wondering where you purchased your matchstick shade in your dining room. I’ve been looking and can’t seem to find any I like.

  43. Wow! I love it! Thanks for all the inspiration! This is the style I absolutely adore. Lovely blog!

  44. Shayna,

    I want to find myself a little wood grain cottage of my own, then HIRE YOU TO DECORATE IT!! You have a beautiful home and your passion, heart and coziness radiates in your photos. I’m saving my pennies and the hunt is on…

    • OH Natalie! THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment! πŸ˜€
      Let me know when you find something! πŸ˜€

  45. Colleen says:

    Beautiful. May I ask where you got the rack that holds the mason jars with the handles? Thank you!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Colleen! I found the bottle drying rack at Cost Plus World Market… it’s very reasonable too! πŸ˜€

  46. Hello,

    Your home is beautiful. Can you please tell me where you bought the horizontal white paneling and what the material is called?

    Thank you so much!

  47. Thank you for sharing you photos and the camera info as i have been contemplating buying a camera to take pics of my handmade crafts i sell! Your pics are awesome! Cant wait to start checking around for good pricing!

  48. Kathy Houston says:

    I was just wondering where you got the holder for the mason jar glasses? Cute house by the way. What does the outside look like?

  49. Kassann says:

    I love the look of your whole house. The white bathroom vanity is just what I am looking for. Where did you get it? Thank-you

  50. Your home is just lovely! I enjoyed the tour. Looking forward to reading along as you continue making your house your home. :)

  51. Hi, found you through KOD and really love all you’ve done with your house. So charming and so many interesting things to look at yet without a “cluttered” look. You obviously love neutrals and texture and it all looks just great. I will be returning to track what you are up to next.

  52. Sarah Goodwin says:

    I love your home! :) Random question, the front entrance, you have a bookcase/shelf there. First, where did you get that? It’s super cute! And second, what is the paint color used on the wall behind it?

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Sarah! I bought the shelving unit at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. The paint color in our living right is Super White by Benjamin Moore, but you could be asking for the tan-ish color. That’s Edgecomb Gray, also by Benjamin Moore! πŸ˜€

  53. just took your home tour and ugh, I love it!!!! love the soft whites…I see someone else asked what colors you used in the entryway….I love them!!! I wonder, in the Christmas tour, you had cranberries in a dish with a candle….and throughout the house…do they spoil sitting out? how long do they last? thank you for so much inspiration!!!

  54. Love everything about your home!

    Deb @ Seekinglavenderlane.blogspot.com

  55. Katie D. says:

    You have impeccable taste – congratulations on a beautiful home.
    I particularly love your dining room chairs – where did you get them??

    Toronto, Canada

  56. Beautiful home! Very inspiring :)

  57. Hi there,
    Your house is gorgeous! You’ve done a beautiful job – It’s warm, inviting, cozy and elegant!

  58. Hi. I love your home! Like you I am in the process of going from colored walls to more light neutrals with pops of color… (I guess I am just growing up), but I was thinking of doing my living room in the Tranquility color. Can you tell me what it leans more toward (blueish, greenish, or grayish) and what it would resemble more in a room with very little natural light? I hope that made sense. ONce again, love your home!

    • THANK YOU so much, Sarah! Tranquility is a beautiful color, even if I am getting ready to paint over it! πŸ˜‰
      In our dining room lighting, it tends to lean more towards gray, which is lovely. Early morning it is a brighter blue and I haven’t found it to be very green. It really is a lovely color! I’d suggest painting a small sample in your living room since it does change with the light.
      I hope that helps! πŸ˜€

  59. Just came across your blog…so glad to have found it! I love your style and your home…GORGEOUS!!!

  60. Love your house! I was wondering where you got
    Your kitchen island from. Our kitchen layout is similar
    And I think one like yours would be perfect. Thanks so much!

  61. Lovely! Where did you purchase the small kitchen island; or did you make this? It’s perfect!

  62. You are very talented gal! Love all the wonderful things you have done

  63. please tell me where you floors are from, wood and the laundry room! Love it all!

  64. Love you laundry room!! My husband is making me washer and dryer pedestals as I type so I was wondering if you could enlighten me on the wooden pull out drawers(?) underneath your units. I want to hide my laundry baskets under the pedestal but would like to have them hidden. Was hoping that this would be my solution. Love your ideas!

  65. Your house is gorgeous! I love all your posts! You definitely have a great presentation with your page!!!!

  66. I agree witht a commenter above. This is one of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen. Love everything about your home. You have excellent taste. Where did you get your dining tables and breakfast nook?


    • THANK YOU so very much, Letty! I bought the dining table in our breakfast nook several years ago at a furniture store in Denver, CO. I don’t remember the specific name of the company. Sorry!

  67. Love your home…love all your lights……do you remember where you got them?? Like…..all of them….Sorry…..

  68. claudia drexel says:

    I’m in love with your home!

  69. Thank you for sharing. I’ve taken some great ideas from your home. Can you tell me where you got the black wall clock with the gold numbers? I’ve been looking for something similar for a while. Thanks in advance! Merry Christmas!

  70. Such a beautiful home! You have done an incredible job. :)

  71. LOVE your home! Do you mind if I ask where you got your white dishes that are on display in your kitchen? I have been looking all over for something similar. Thanks!

    • Thank you so very much! I actually found my white dishes at the thrift store. I love them! They are made by Pfaltzgraff and I’ve seen matching pieces on E-bay. I hope that helps! :)

  72. Hi, just love Your house. Are the plank walls in Your bathroom made of wood are MDF? According to my constructor plank walls are not moist resistant. What are Your experiences with it?

    Thanks and Lots of greetings from Belgium!


    • Thank you so very much! Our plank walls are made of 1/4″ flooring underlayment, which is wood. We’ve used them in our powder bathroom, and love them, but it doesn’t have a high amount of moisture. With that said, I wouldn’t hesitate to install them in our master bathroom. I hope that helps! πŸ˜€

  73. Your decorating style is perfect! What a gorgeous home. Would you mind sharing information about your kitchen counter top? It is exactly what I am looking for. Thanks!

    • Thank you so very much! I’m sorry, but I’m not sure the name or make of our countertops. I’m sorry that’s not more helpful… :(

  74. So happy I found ur blog. Beautiful home!

  75. Your home is so beautiful, could you tell me how high the pedestal is that you have your washer and dryer on?
    Thank you. I was going to stack my new washer and dryer, but I don’t think it would be too convenient.

  76. Came across your blog while searching planked walls. LOVE your aesthetic! One thing that threw me, and forgive my curiosity, but you mention you built your home. Did you just do a generic, builder’s grade home to keep costs low and then add your personal touches? In the process of starting our build, and I’m wondering if all my custom ideas are gonna blow the budget……

    • Thank you so much, Abby! We did build our home. I wouldn’t call it a generic, builder grade house because we did pick and customize our floorplan, plus add in a bunch of higher end touches. However, our budget didn’t really allow a bunch of custom ideas, so that’s what we’ve been busy adding over these last few years. It’s been really fun! :)

  77. I absolutley love your home thank you so much for sharing! If your ever in Nova Scotia feel free to stop by and decorate my home!! You have captured my tastes to a tee!! Anyways, where did you get the jars on your dining room table? I love different shaped jars and I started to look through your comments to see if anyone else had asked but that is a lot of comments!!! So I just decided to ask myself!!!

    • Thank you so very much! I’m so happy you are enjoying our blog and home! The jars on our dining room table are from Kirklands. I hope that helps! :)

  78. Hi Shayna, I love your blog, your home and your decorating style! I must ask you where you got your jars on your dining room table? They are beautiful!

  79. I love this blog! You guys did such a beautiful job with all of your projects and home decor. I am curious where you purchased your kitchen table from so it was high enough for peoples legs to not feel squished on the bench. It is a beautiful table. I also love many other things in your house, including the shelves in the dining room. Congratulations! :)

    • Thank you so much, Sean! I’m sorry, but I don’t remember where we purchased our breakfast nook table. We’ve had it for around 10 years. It is high enough for the table, and our legs do not get squished. I don’t want that either! πŸ˜€

  80. Stephanie says:

    I LOVE your home and decorating style! Just ran across your tour on Pinterest and will definitely be subscribing! I scrolled through all of the above comments to see if anyone had asked where you purchased the round wooden mirror and was surprised that no one had yet. Could you please tell me where you purchased it? Thank you!

    • Thank you so much Stephanie! So happy you found me! Welcome! I bought the mirror at Word Market. Love it! πŸ˜€


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