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DIY Board & Batten In The Hallway by The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Board And Batten In The Hallway

Our house really only has one hallway. I guess that’s what you get when you have such a big, open floorplan… all the rooms seem to flow right into each other. And other than adding a new rug, I haven’t done a single thing to this hallway since we built the house. What?! So today, […]

Our house really only has one hallway. I guess that’s what you get when you have such a big, open floorplan… all the rooms seem to flow right into each other. And other than adding a new rug, I haven’t done a single thing to this hallway since we built the house. What?! So today, […]

DIY Leather Pulls by The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Leather Pulls

Want to make your own DIY Leather Pulls? See our full tutorial below and customize them to fit your space.  Cabinet hardware is always such a huge way of transforming a piece of furniture, or an entire space. Thing is though, cabinet hardware can be down right expensive. Lately, I’ve been loving all things leather, […]

Want to make your own DIY Leather Pulls? See our full tutorial below and customize them to fit your space.  Cabinet hardware is always such a huge way of transforming a piece of furniture, or an entire space. Thing is though, cabinet hardware can be down right expensive. Lately, I’ve been loving all things leather, […]

Building Our Office Desk by The Wood Grain Cottage

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The Office Desk: The Finishing Details

All week I’ve been sharing our tutorial on how we’ve built our new office desk, and today I’m sharing the last part, which is all about the finishing details. I couldn’t be happier with how the office desk has turned out. It solves so many of our past office issues just by providing a bigger […]

All week I’ve been sharing our tutorial on how we’ve built our new office desk, and today I’m sharing the last part, which is all about the finishing details. I couldn’t be happier with how the office desk has turned out. It solves so many of our past office issues just by providing a bigger […]

Building Our Office Desk by The Wood Grain Cottage

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The Office Desk: The Countertop

Since the tutorial for our office desk is pretty lengthy, I decided to break it up into a few different parts. On Monday, I shared how we built the base, making a riser for the filing cabinet and determining the overall height of the desk. Today, we’re talking about how we chose, and attached the […]

Since the tutorial for our office desk is pretty lengthy, I decided to break it up into a few different parts. On Monday, I shared how we built the base, making a riser for the filing cabinet and determining the overall height of the desk. Today, we’re talking about how we chose, and attached the […]

Building Our Office Desk by The Wood Grain Cottage

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The Office Desk: The Base

When we began the design process for the office, I wanted to make sure I’d have plenty of work space, as well as storage. The best way to do that, was to maximize the room by having the desk run along two of the walls, giving me plenty of work space. Because this is a […]

When we began the design process for the office, I wanted to make sure I’d have plenty of work space, as well as storage. The best way to do that, was to maximize the room by having the desk run along two of the walls, giving me plenty of work space. Because this is a […]

The Office Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

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The Office Shelves

When I was designing the space for the office, one of my major focuses, was making sure we had plenty of storage space. Our current office lacks in that area, and it seemed papers, projects, tools and office supplies were stacking up in every corner. I tried so hard to manage the chaos, but without […]

When I was designing the space for the office, one of my major focuses, was making sure we had plenty of storage space. Our current office lacks in that area, and it seemed papers, projects, tools and office supplies were stacking up in every corner. I tried so hard to manage the chaos, but without […]

Dining Room Changes by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Dining Room Changes

I’m pretty excited about today’s post! I mentioned last week that I felt the house was feeling stale, and that I had some fresh ideas for a few different areas in the house. One of those rooms was the dining room. I’ve always loved our dining room. The shelves, the layout, all of it… but […]

I’m pretty excited about today’s post! I mentioned last week that I felt the house was feeling stale, and that I had some fresh ideas for a few different areas in the house. One of those rooms was the dining room. I’ve always loved our dining room. The shelves, the layout, all of it… but […]

New Office Closet Doors by The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Closet Door Tutorial For Our Home Office

I’m sharing our DIY closet door tutorial for our home office. See our full, step by step DIY tutorial and how these closet doors transformed our space.  I’m back today with another update on our home office… the closet doors! When we started converting the guest bedroom into our home office, I knew the closet […]

I’m sharing our DIY closet door tutorial for our home office. See our full, step by step DIY tutorial and how these closet doors transformed our space.  I’m back today with another update on our home office… the closet doors! When we started converting the guest bedroom into our home office, I knew the closet […]

New Trim In The Office by The Wood Grain Cottage

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New Office Window Trim

When we first started talking about moving the office into the guest bedroom, one of the first projects I wanted to tackle, was trimming out the two windows. When we built the house a few years ago, we didn’t have extra money in the budget to trim out each and every window, so we opted […]

When we first started talking about moving the office into the guest bedroom, one of the first projects I wanted to tackle, was trimming out the two windows. When we built the house a few years ago, we didn’t have extra money in the budget to trim out each and every window, so we opted […]

DIY Grid Boad & Batten Walls by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Grid Board & Batten In The Office

Ready to add interest to your walls? We recently added grid board and batten in the office and I’m sharing our full tutorial! Our new office space is coming together beautifully, but when we started with the blank and bare guest room (read more about the room switch here), I knew I wanted something to […]

Ready to add interest to your walls? We recently added grid board and batten in the office and I’m sharing our full tutorial! Our new office space is coming together beautifully, but when we started with the blank and bare guest room (read more about the room switch here), I knew I wanted something to […]

DIY Concrete Lamps by The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Concrete Lamp

I have a slight new obsession, and it comes in the form of concrete lamps. They’re pretty much eye candy for me, always grabbing my attention whenever I see them. I even added one to our home a few weeks ago, and you can see it here. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with buying your own concrete lamp, […]

I have a slight new obsession, and it comes in the form of concrete lamps. They’re pretty much eye candy for me, always grabbing my attention whenever I see them. I even added one to our home a few weeks ago, and you can see it here. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with buying your own concrete lamp, […]

How To Build Garden Boxes From Recycled Tin Roofing by The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Raised Garden Boxes

A while back I shared how badly I’ve been wanting to have a garden. I love having fresh fruits and vegetables on hand (and I thoroughly enjoy canning and preserving food), so when this spring rolled around, I knew planting a garden was essential.  The thing was though, that I didn’t want to spend hours […]

A while back I shared how badly I’ve been wanting to have a garden. I love having fresh fruits and vegetables on hand (and I thoroughly enjoy canning and preserving food), so when this spring rolled around, I knew planting a garden was essential.  The thing was though, that I didn’t want to spend hours […]

Quick Mudroom Update by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Quick Mudroom Update

My typical house project list is fueled off of my uncanny ability to walk by any room in our house and see something it’s missing. You can image how exciting and frustrating that can be at the same time. Just when I think a room is finished, or good enough in the big scheme of things, […]

My typical house project list is fueled off of my uncanny ability to walk by any room in our house and see something it’s missing. You can image how exciting and frustrating that can be at the same time. Just when I think a room is finished, or good enough in the big scheme of things, […]

DIY Basement Shelving by The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Basement Shelving

Looking for a great way to build extra storage? Our DIY Basement Shelving is the perfect solution for so many problem storage areas! Customize the size to fit your space.  You may remember from my 2016 goals post, that I would really like to to can and preserve more food this summer. Last year I […]

Looking for a great way to build extra storage? Our DIY Basement Shelving is the perfect solution for so many problem storage areas! Customize the size to fit your space.  You may remember from my 2016 goals post, that I would really like to to can and preserve more food this summer. Last year I […]

Office Makeover Week from The Wood Grain Cottage

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Makeover Week: Updating The Old Closet Doors & More!

We’re moving right along with makeover week. Yesterday, I shared how we planked the walls and ceiling. Just by doing that, the room looks entirely different. You all know I’m a big fan of plank walls, so I was thrilled when my mom chose that element for her office.  Before my mom left on vacation, […]

We’re moving right along with makeover week. Yesterday, I shared how we planked the walls and ceiling. Just by doing that, the room looks entirely different. You all know I’m a big fan of plank walls, so I was thrilled when my mom chose that element for her office.  Before my mom left on vacation, […]

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