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A picture of our entryway with new art.

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Art In The Entryway

Looking for a quick, budget friendly way to add art to your home? Digital prints are a great way to personalize your home while staying within budget! Our entryway is still going through a transition period. There’s so many things I want to do, but until we can get it done, I’ve been focusing on […]

Looking for a quick, budget friendly way to add art to your home? Digital prints are a great way to personalize your home while staying within budget! Our entryway is still going through a transition period. There’s so many things I want to do, but until we can get it done, I’ve been focusing on […]

A picture of an entry with a hanging light fixture, side table and black front door.

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Our New Entry Light

We’ve been making some progress around the house these past few weeks. One of the things we were finally able to get done, was installing our new entry light. When we bought the house, most of the rooms didn’t have ceiling lighting. I’m not sure why that was such a big trend back in the […]

We’ve been making some progress around the house these past few weeks. One of the things we were finally able to get done, was installing our new entry light. When we bought the house, most of the rooms didn’t have ceiling lighting. I’m not sure why that was such a big trend back in the […]

Changes To Our Entry by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Changes To Our Entry

Now that we’re finished with demo and have all the big key items in place, we can finally start playing around with all the fun things in the house. One of the first rooms I wanted to tackle, was our entry. Given that it’s one of the first things our guests see when they walk […]

Now that we’re finished with demo and have all the big key items in place, we can finally start playing around with all the fun things in the house. One of the first rooms I wanted to tackle, was our entry. Given that it’s one of the first things our guests see when they walk […]

Painted Front Door Interior by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Painted Front Door Interior

There are a few existing things in our house that we’re temporarily keeping until the time comes to upgrade and replace them… our front door and the stair hand rail being two of them. In order to stay and blend in, they both desperately needed painted. I’ll share more about the handrail later, but when […]

There are a few existing things in our house that we’re temporarily keeping until the time comes to upgrade and replace them… our front door and the stair hand rail being two of them. In order to stay and blend in, they both desperately needed painted. I’ll share more about the handrail later, but when […]

Fall Living Room and Entry by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Fall Living Room & Entry

I’m slow to the house decorating scene this year, but today’s post is all about our fall living room and entry! I’ve really wanted to change things up in our home. We’ve had everything the same way for so long, it was starting to feel a little bit stale to me. I recently took a trip […]

I’m slow to the house decorating scene this year, but today’s post is all about our fall living room and entry! I’ve really wanted to change things up in our home. We’ve had everything the same way for so long, it was starting to feel a little bit stale to me. I recently took a trip […]

New Entry Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

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New Entry Light

Oh my gosh. I am so sorry if you’ve been trying to access my site, or the online shop, which is still down. We were having some major issues on the back side of the blog, and I’m crossing my fingers the online shop portion of our site will be up and running soon! Technical […]

Oh my gosh. I am so sorry if you’ve been trying to access my site, or the online shop, which is still down. We were having some major issues on the back side of the blog, and I’m crossing my fingers the online shop portion of our site will be up and running soon! Technical […]

The White Kitchen Wall by The Wood Grain Cottage

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The White Kitchen Wall

White paint makes everything pop. We recently planked a few more walls in the house, and that led to a wall in the kitchen being painted the same color for a smoother transition… Yes, it’s true. I love the color white. White walls, white flowers, white clothing, white vehicles… basically white everything. When we first […]

White paint makes everything pop. We recently planked a few more walls in the house, and that led to a wall in the kitchen being painted the same color for a smoother transition… Yes, it’s true. I love the color white. White walls, white flowers, white clothing, white vehicles… basically white everything. When we first […]

The How & Why Of Combining Different Wall Treatments by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Combining Board & Batten With Planked Walls

We’ve been working on adding custom finishing touches to our home since we built it 4 years ago. We’ve updated much of lighting, built a bench for our breakfast nook, and added board and batten and plank walls throughout the house. In my opinion, the biggest and most custom changes have come from the board […]

We’ve been working on adding custom finishing touches to our home since we built it 4 years ago. We’ve updated much of lighting, built a bench for our breakfast nook, and added board and batten and plank walls throughout the house. In my opinion, the biggest and most custom changes have come from the board […]

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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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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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Painted Front Door

It seems that lately I’m following through with projects I’ve had on my “someday” list. And while I’m not sure why I ever included painting the inside of our front door on that list, it’s done and completed and beautiful. And now, I have no clue why I waited to paint it. I’ve known for […]

It seems that lately I’m following through with projects I’ve had on my “someday” list. And while I’m not sure why I ever included painting the inside of our front door on that list, it’s done and completed and beautiful. And now, I have no clue why I waited to paint it. I’ve known for […]

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Updated Entryway Art

Our entryway has had several changes since we moved in 8 months ago. Even with everything that we’ve already done, I still don’t consider the entryway finished. I keep going back to tweak and change things around. This project is no different. I was ready for a change. We have two frames that hold some […]

Our entryway has had several changes since we moved in 8 months ago. Even with everything that we’ve already done, I still don’t consider the entryway finished. I keep going back to tweak and change things around. This project is no different. I was ready for a change. We have two frames that hold some […]

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Entry Coat Tree

A while back (like August…) I found a lovely coat rack at one of the thrift stores. I about passed out when I walked in and saw it sitting there. So, naturally, I stalked it for about five minutes, figured it would be safe to browse through the rest of the store, and headed off […]

A while back (like August…) I found a lovely coat rack at one of the thrift stores. I about passed out when I walked in and saw it sitting there. So, naturally, I stalked it for about five minutes, figured it would be safe to browse through the rest of the store, and headed off […]

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Entryway Updates

Oh Boy! I’ve been working on our entry way, trying to collect things here and there, but I’ve also been busy making a few things of my own! And I couldn’t be happier with the way it’s progressing! It’s a rather happy feeling when your style comes alive. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve thought that […]

Oh Boy! I’ve been working on our entry way, trying to collect things here and there, but I’ve also been busy making a few things of my own! And I couldn’t be happier with the way it’s progressing! It’s a rather happy feeling when your style comes alive. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve thought that […]

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Our Stripes… And A Tutorial

A while back I announced my undying love for stripes. I just couldn’t get them out of my head! I had to have my own! This past weekend I set out to do just that! One way or another we were going to have stripes… Only one problem though: I’m not the best paint taper […]

A while back I announced my undying love for stripes. I just couldn’t get them out of my head! I had to have my own! This past weekend I set out to do just that! One way or another we were going to have stripes… Only one problem though: I’m not the best paint taper […]

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