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Office Makeover Week from The Wood Grain Cottage

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Makeover Week: Planking The Walls & Ceiling

The first thing we did as part of my mom’s office makeover, was start planking the walls and ceiling. My mom picked out this part of the room makeover, and I have to say, she chose right! Before she left for vacation, we discussed the different options for the room, but she really liked the […]

The first thing we did as part of my mom’s office makeover, was start planking the walls and ceiling. My mom picked out this part of the room makeover, and I have to say, she chose right! Before she left for vacation, we discussed the different options for the room, but she really liked the […]

Planking In The Master Bathroom by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Planking In The Master Bathroom

I’m back today with more progress in our master bathroom. We’ve been able to get several things completed, and it feels amazing! This room sat unfinished for months upon months, so seeing progress is wonderful. One of my very favorite elements, is planking. That comes as no surprise to most of you, but if you’re […]

I’m back today with more progress in our master bathroom. We’ve been able to get several things completed, and it feels amazing! This room sat unfinished for months upon months, so seeing progress is wonderful. One of my very favorite elements, is planking. That comes as no surprise to most of you, but if you’re […]

Breakfast Nook Wall Lights by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Wall Lights In The Breakfast Nook

I’ve been dreaming of wall lights on either side of our breakfast nook window for a few months now. I love the way they look, and they add that extra detail that really makes a room feel finished.  Our breakfast nook had been lacking a little something, and I knew it was the wall lights. […]

I’ve been dreaming of wall lights on either side of our breakfast nook window for a few months now. I love the way they look, and they add that extra detail that really makes a room feel finished.  Our breakfast nook had been lacking a little something, and I knew it was the wall lights. […]

DIY Wood Stocking By The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Wood Stocking

This unique DIY wood stocking is a great way to add some serious charm to your Christmas decorating this year. It’s easy to make, needs minimal materials, and can be customized to fit your style! Christmas is right around the corner. Before we know it, we’ll all be decorating for the holiday, shopping for gifts, […]

This unique DIY wood stocking is a great way to add some serious charm to your Christmas decorating this year. It’s easy to make, needs minimal materials, and can be customized to fit your style! Christmas is right around the corner. Before we know it, we’ll all be decorating for the holiday, shopping for gifts, […]

How To Make Your Own Fall Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Fall Wreath

One of my favorite things about our front porch, is the wreath on our front door. I’m always a little bit picky when it comes to wreaths, so I made my own after buying all my supplies from Hobby Lobby. It’s not only easy to make, but it’s a great project to make with friends! […]

One of my favorite things about our front porch, is the wreath on our front door. I’m always a little bit picky when it comes to wreaths, so I made my own after buying all my supplies from Hobby Lobby. It’s not only easy to make, but it’s a great project to make with friends! […]

Breakfast Nook Plank Wall by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Another Plank Wall In The Breakfast Nook

Well, we added another plank wall in the breakfast nook. It’s just about the perfect way to add character, texture and a custom touch without breaking the bank. I’m a big lover of the plank wall, and I’m so happy to have this project finished! A while ago, I had a vision for our breakfast […]

Well, we added another plank wall in the breakfast nook. It’s just about the perfect way to add character, texture and a custom touch without breaking the bank. I’m a big lover of the plank wall, and I’m so happy to have this project finished! A while ago, I had a vision for our breakfast […]

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How To Hang Plates On The Wall

See my easy tutorial on how to hang plates on the wall. It’s perfect for adding character and personality to your home, all while displaying your favorite dishes! Today it’s all about how to hang plates on the wall. I’ve tried to do this the cheap way with the paper clip/ hot glue option, but […]

See my easy tutorial on how to hang plates on the wall. It’s perfect for adding character and personality to your home, all while displaying your favorite dishes! Today it’s all about how to hang plates on the wall. I’ve tried to do this the cheap way with the paper clip/ hot glue option, but […]

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Framed Farm Sacks

These framed farm sacks are the perfect way to add unique character to your home! They’re not only perfect as artwork, but they hold a special meaning of the past. See how easy it is to frame them for wall art! I can’t even tell you how long I have been on the hunt for old […]

These framed farm sacks are the perfect way to add unique character to your home! They’re not only perfect as artwork, but they hold a special meaning of the past. See how easy it is to frame them for wall art! I can’t even tell you how long I have been on the hunt for old […]

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How To Make A Log Planter

Hi friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! I was recently asked to be an eHow contributor, and I am so happy and excited to share my first project with them on their website. Head on over to eHow to see how to make a log planter, which is the perfect way to […]

Hi friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! I was recently asked to be an eHow contributor, and I am so happy and excited to share my first project with them on their website. Head on over to eHow to see how to make a log planter, which is the perfect way to […]

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Rustic Wood Pumpkin Stand

Add the perfect touch of fall character to your front porch with this easy and beautiful rustic wood pumpkin stand. It’s a versatile piece that can go from front porch decor, to part of a serving station at your next fall party! I am so excited to share my latest DIY project. I love, love, […]

Add the perfect touch of fall character to your front porch with this easy and beautiful rustic wood pumpkin stand. It’s a versatile piece that can go from front porch decor, to part of a serving station at your next fall party! I am so excited to share my latest DIY project. I love, love, […]

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Planked Walls in the Entry

If you’re looking for an easy, fast, and cheap way to add character to your home, consider planking your walls. We just finished adding plank walls to our entry way and it’s added that perfect amount of character and farmhouse style! I’ve been ready to change our entryway for quite a while now. When we […]

If you’re looking for an easy, fast, and cheap way to add character to your home, consider planking your walls. We just finished adding plank walls to our entry way and it’s added that perfect amount of character and farmhouse style! I’ve been ready to change our entryway for quite a while now. When we […]

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Laundry Room Cabinet Hardware

Cabinet hardware makes a huge difference for cabinetry. Not only is it functional, but it’s also a great way to identify and create a style. We recently installed cabinet hardware in our laundry room, and I am completely amazed at how much it has changed the room, and how much more expensive the cabinets look! […]

Cabinet hardware makes a huge difference for cabinetry. Not only is it functional, but it’s also a great way to identify and create a style. We recently installed cabinet hardware in our laundry room, and I am completely amazed at how much it has changed the room, and how much more expensive the cabinets look! […]

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How To Remove Paint From Cabinet Hardware

In 3 simple steps, bring old cabinet hardware back to life by removing layers of paint that have been there for years. Simple, easy, and transforming! Here’s how to remove paint from cabinet hardware… Our Fixer Upper had so many lovely original details, and one of them was the cabinet hardware on the super amazing […]

In 3 simple steps, bring old cabinet hardware back to life by removing layers of paint that have been there for years. Simple, easy, and transforming! Here’s how to remove paint from cabinet hardware… Our Fixer Upper had so many lovely original details, and one of them was the cabinet hardware on the super amazing […]

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DIY Painted Curtains

Curtains. They’re not an easy thing to find and love. I’ve bought my share of panels, thought I would love them, and turns out I didn’t. Not only was that a bummer, but often they didn’t fit my windows right in length. That in itself is frustrating, but then there’s the fact that buying those […]

Curtains. They’re not an easy thing to find and love. I’ve bought my share of panels, thought I would love them, and turns out I didn’t. Not only was that a bummer, but often they didn’t fit my windows right in length. That in itself is frustrating, but then there’s the fact that buying those […]

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Black French Doors

A lot of projects and things I do here on the blog all happen spontaneously. I do have an editorial calendar, and I try to follow it as closely as possible for scheduling, but there are some projects that happen on their own, and without being scheduled in. Painting our french doors black was one […]

A lot of projects and things I do here on the blog all happen spontaneously. I do have an editorial calendar, and I try to follow it as closely as possible for scheduling, but there are some projects that happen on their own, and without being scheduled in. Painting our french doors black was one […]

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