3 Ways To Decorate For Fall On A Budget!
I'm sharing my tried and true favorite ideas for creating a beautiful home during the fall season. 
 
It's easier than you think!
Thank you! Check your email to get started! 
Shayna, Author at The Wood Grain Cottage

Welcome To The Blog

The Art Of Modern Homemaking

See what’s new and what we’ve been working on by scrolling the blog below! 

START EXPLORING

A picture of our Willow house master bathroom.

the latest

My Favorite Traditional Bathroom Vanities

Today I’m sharing a collection of my favorite traditional bathroom vanities. They each have such a beautiful, timeless look and I’m using them to inspire our bathroom designs. With our new home build coming up, I’ve been searching and sourcing several things. And while we haven’t broke ground yet, that doesn’t mean it’s too early […]

Today I’m sharing a collection of my favorite traditional bathroom vanities. They each have such a beautiful, timeless look and I’m using them to inspire our bathroom designs. With our new home build coming up, I’ve been searching and sourcing several things. And while we haven’t broke ground yet, that doesn’t mean it’s too early […]

A picture of wall sconces on either side of a window.

the latest

Budget Friendly Wall Sconce Options

See my favorite collection of budget friendly wall sconce options and where I love to include them throughout my home. With our house build coming up, I’ve been taking a deep dive into many different things. I’ve been picking and choosing and putting together plans for several different rooms throughout the house. I really can’t […]

See my favorite collection of budget friendly wall sconce options and where I love to include them throughout my home. With our house build coming up, I’ve been taking a deep dive into many different things. I’ve been picking and choosing and putting together plans for several different rooms throughout the house. I really can’t […]

A picture showing the sunset on our property.

the latest

The Plan For Our Property

Today I’m sharing all about the plan for our property and I’m breaking down each area of what we’ll be adding over time! While we’re still in the waiting phase of building our home (we’re getting closer to breaking ground every day) I thought it would be fun to share the plan for our property. […]

Today I’m sharing all about the plan for our property and I’m breaking down each area of what we’ll be adding over time! While we’re still in the waiting phase of building our home (we’re getting closer to breaking ground every day) I thought it would be fun to share the plan for our property. […]

A picture showing several of my new finds!

the latest

My New Secondhand Finds For Our Home

Today I’m sharing all of my new secondhand finds for our home! Keep reading to see what I’ve found during my latest shopping adventures and what I’ve added to my collection! While we’re in the process of building our home, I’ve been filling my time by browsing online marketplaces and hunting our local flea markets […]

Today I’m sharing all of my new secondhand finds for our home! Keep reading to see what I’ve found during my latest shopping adventures and what I’ve added to my collection! While we’re in the process of building our home, I’ve been filling my time by browsing online marketplaces and hunting our local flea markets […]

the latest

My Favorite Throw Pillows

On the hunt for new throw pillows? Keep reading to see my favorite throw pillows and the different combinations for pairing them together, as well as several pillow tricks! Throw pillows. Man do I love them. There’s nothing quite like the ease of being able to completely change up, or freshen the look of a […]

On the hunt for new throw pillows? Keep reading to see my favorite throw pillows and the different combinations for pairing them together, as well as several pillow tricks! Throw pillows. Man do I love them. There’s nothing quite like the ease of being able to completely change up, or freshen the look of a […]

A picture showing a photo from our digital artwork collection.

the latest

Introducing Our Digital Artwork Collection

Today I’m introducing our digital artwork collection and all the prints you’ll find available in our online shop! It’s time to fill your home with unique, affordable artwork! What an exciting day it is! And one that’s truly been a long time coming. Over the years, I’ve had several requests to share the photographs I’ve […]

Today I’m introducing our digital artwork collection and all the prints you’ll find available in our online shop! It’s time to fill your home with unique, affordable artwork! What an exciting day it is! And one that’s truly been a long time coming. Over the years, I’ve had several requests to share the photographs I’ve […]

A picture of the plum bushes on our property.

the latest

Naming Our New Property

I’m talking all about the process of naming our new property. Continue reading to see what we chose and why it’s so special to us! Now that Todd and I have a clear direction for our property and the home we’ll be building, the time has come to officially give it a name. There’s something […]

I’m talking all about the process of naming our new property. Continue reading to see what we chose and why it’s so special to us! Now that Todd and I have a clear direction for our property and the home we’ll be building, the time has come to officially give it a name. There’s something […]

A picture of a beautiful white home.

the latest

The Homes That Inspired Our Exterior

I’m talking all about the homes that inspired our exterior and sharing several elements we’ll be incorporating into the exterior appearance of our home. In all my searching (and I searched a lot) there wasn’t ever a pre-made floor plan that felt right, which is why we decided to start from the beginning with an […]

I’m talking all about the homes that inspired our exterior and sharing several elements we’ll be incorporating into the exterior appearance of our home. In all my searching (and I searched a lot) there wasn’t ever a pre-made floor plan that felt right, which is why we decided to start from the beginning with an […]

A picture of our building site.

the latest

Building A New, Old Home

I’m sharing all about our plan to start building a new, old home on our property and why I feel so drawn to having a timeless design style for our new home. A few weeks ago I shared a big update on the process of designing and building our new home. It’s been quite the […]

I’m sharing all about our plan to start building a new, old home on our property and why I feel so drawn to having a timeless design style for our new home. A few weeks ago I shared a big update on the process of designing and building our new home. It’s been quite the […]

A picture of us looking over building plans.

the latest

Plans That Change

Most of us experience plans that change. The journey of building our new home isn’t any different. Below I’m sharing an update. It’s been a little while since I’ve shared any big updates on our house building journey. That’s not to say things haven’t been happening behind the scenes, because they certainly have, but I […]

Most of us experience plans that change. The journey of building our new home isn’t any different. Below I’m sharing an update. It’s been a little while since I’ve shared any big updates on our house building journey. That’s not to say things haven’t been happening behind the scenes, because they certainly have, but I […]

A picture of the finished kitchen vent hood.

the latest

How We Built Our Custom Kitchen Vent Hood

I’m sharing a step by step tutorial on how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. Even though we sold our Willow House, I wanted to share how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. I’ve had so many requests to share this tutorial that I didn’t want to leave you hanging!  When it comes to […]

I’m sharing a step by step tutorial on how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. Even though we sold our Willow House, I wanted to share how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. I’ve had so many requests to share this tutorial that I didn’t want to leave you hanging!  When it comes to […]

A picture of our finished master bathroom.

the latest

The Willow House Before & After

I’m sharing a full, side by side tour of The Willow House before and after our remodel. It’s such a great makeover and it’s hard to believe where we first started! Even though we sold our Willow House and it’s in the hands of a new owner, I wanted to share all of the before […]

I’m sharing a full, side by side tour of The Willow House before and after our remodel. It’s such a great makeover and it’s hard to believe where we first started! Even though we sold our Willow House and it’s in the hands of a new owner, I wanted to share all of the before […]

the latest

Saying Goodbye To Our Willow House

With the recent sale of our home, today I’m saying goodbye to our Willow House. Saying goodbye is never easy. It’s an official ending and even when we know it’s time to close the door and walk through a new one, it can be very bittersweet. Saying goodbye to our Willow House was just that. […]

With the recent sale of our home, today I’m saying goodbye to our Willow House. Saying goodbye is never easy. It’s an official ending and even when we know it’s time to close the door and walk through a new one, it can be very bittersweet. Saying goodbye to our Willow House was just that. […]

A picture of our family on our future front porch.

the latest

Our Next Big Move!

Surprise! We sold our house and I’m sharing all about our next big move below! I’ve been keeping a big secret for the last month or so… Todd and I have sold our house and we close right after Thanksgiving! It almost doesn’t feel real saying that, but here we are! Over the last two […]

Surprise! We sold our house and I’m sharing all about our next big move below! I’ve been keeping a big secret for the last month or so… Todd and I have sold our house and we close right after Thanksgiving! It almost doesn’t feel real saying that, but here we are! Over the last two […]

A picture showing our finished kitchen remodel.

the latest

Our Kitchen Remodel Is Finished

I’m so incredibly excited to share that our kitchen remodel is finished! It’s been a long few years in the making, but it was worth every second! See all of the details below! Perhaps one of the most rewarding projects in this entire house remodel, is our kitchen. To say that it was bad when […]

I’m so incredibly excited to share that our kitchen remodel is finished! It’s been a long few years in the making, but it was worth every second! See all of the details below! Perhaps one of the most rewarding projects in this entire house remodel, is our kitchen. To say that it was bad when […]

TAKE A LOOK AROUND!

Tour My Home

Curious what our home looks like? Take a look around and choose which home you’d like to tour first! We currently live in The Willow House, fixing up each and every room, and The Original Wood Grain Cottage started my passion for decorating and homemaking. Plus, all the paint colors, item sources and project tutorials can be found with each home tour making it easy to find what you need!

Curious what our home looks like? Choose which home you’d like to tour first below!

You’ve successfully signed up! Check your email for details.

Join me as I share several easy to implement ideas that will give your home a breath of fresh air and leave you feeling excited about the changes you see by the end of the week! 

5-DAY CHALLENGE:

Update Your Home In Just One Week!