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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 […]

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Updating Our Hallway Lighting

A few weeks ago, I shared how we updated our hallway with board and batten… talk about a transformation to the space. One day it was a plain and basic hallway, the next it was bright and full of character. But shortly before we added the board and batten, we decided it was time to […]

A few weeks ago, I shared how we updated our hallway with board and batten… talk about a transformation to the space. One day it was a plain and basic hallway, the next it was bright and full of character. But shortly before we added the board and batten, we decided it was time to […]

New Breakfast Nook Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

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New Breakfast Nook Light

More details on our breakfast nook today! After we added the new stainless steel table to the room, I knew our old lantern style light had to go. It didn’t fit the shape and style of the table, and it felt too small since the new table was much longer in size. And to be […]

More details on our breakfast nook today! After we added the new stainless steel table to the room, I knew our old lantern style light had to go. It didn’t fit the shape and style of the table, and it felt too small since the new table was much longer in size. And to be […]

DIY Concrete Lamps by The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Concrete Lamp

See how created my own DIY concrete lamp! I took thrift store lamps and gave them a complete makeover with this easy “concrete” paint method. The difference is amazing! 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 […]

See how created my own DIY concrete lamp! I took thrift store lamps and gave them a complete makeover with this easy “concrete” paint method. The difference is amazing! 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 […]

New Light In The Master Bathroom by The Wood Grain Cottage

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New Light In The Master Bathroom

Today it’s all about our new light in the master bathroom. Little by little, we’ve made progress fixing it up. The bathroom that sat unfinished for months, has slowly started to take shape… and it’s exciting.  You may remember when I shared a sneak peek of this light in our new entry light post… We […]

Today it’s all about our new light in the master bathroom. Little by little, we’ve made progress fixing it up. The bathroom that sat unfinished for months, has slowly started to take shape… and it’s exciting.  You may remember when I shared a sneak peek of this light in our new entry light post… We […]

New Entry Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

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New Entry Light

I’m sharing the new entry light we added to our home. It’s added so much character to our home and entry way. We have been working on several new projects around the house, and I can’t wait to update you on everything we’ve finished. That master bathroom of ours? We’ve made major progress on it! […]

I’m sharing the new entry light we added to our home. It’s added so much character to our home and entry way. We have been working on several new projects around the house, and I can’t wait to update you on everything we’ve finished. That master bathroom of ours? We’ve made major progress on it! […]

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. […]

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New Dining Room Light

Well, I’m back to share our new dining room light! We were definitely ready to swap out our old light and hang up the new one I found on clearance at Home Depot. I’d been admiring it for a really long time, kind of like our new living room light, although this one was much […]

Well, I’m back to share our new dining room light! We were definitely ready to swap out our old light and hang up the new one I found on clearance at Home Depot. I’d been admiring it for a really long time, kind of like our new living room light, although this one was much […]

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New Front Porch Lantern Light

Little by little, we’re updating all of our semi builder grade lighting around the house. When we built our home, almost three years ago (how can that be?), we definitely had to stick to our budget. And needless to say, we didn’t have a huge amount of money for lighting. Other things like real hardwood […]

Little by little, we’re updating all of our semi builder grade lighting around the house. When we built our home, almost three years ago (how can that be?), we definitely had to stick to our budget. And needless to say, we didn’t have a huge amount of money for lighting. Other things like real hardwood […]

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Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture

I haven’t shared a mudroom update for a while, but today I’m changing that. Since we’ve completely re-done everything in our little mudroom, I thought it would only be fitting to make a new light fixture as well. Plus, I loved how our laundry room light turned out, and I thought it would be cool […]

I haven’t shared a mudroom update for a while, but today I’m changing that. Since we’ve completely re-done everything in our little mudroom, I thought it would only be fitting to make a new light fixture as well. Plus, I loved how our laundry room light turned out, and I thought it would be cool […]

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Living Room Wood Chandelier

I’m sure by now you know we have a thing for wood…. And I’m sure you also know that I love the combination of white and wood. It does all sorts of silly things to me, like giving me heart palpitations… We’ve also been slowly working on our living room. Emphasis on slowly. But, as […]

I’m sure by now you know we have a thing for wood…. And I’m sure you also know that I love the combination of white and wood. It does all sorts of silly things to me, like giving me heart palpitations… We’ve also been slowly working on our living room. Emphasis on slowly. But, as […]

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Laundry Room Farmhouse Light

See how I made our laundry room farmhouse light. I’m sharing my full, step by step tutorial and how I made it for under $30! As you know, we’ve been working on our laundry room. It’s been a process, but we are so close to being done! And since today is $30 Thursday, I thought […]

See how I made our laundry room farmhouse light. I’m sharing my full, step by step tutorial and how I made it for under $30! As you know, we’ve been working on our laundry room. It’s been a process, but we are so close to being done! And since today is $30 Thursday, I thought […]

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Swing Arm Lamp Makeover

I have a tendency to stash future furniture projects. Sometimes I wait for inspiration to strike and then other times I know exactly what I’m going to do with something the minute I get it home. This swing arm lamp has officially sat in our bedroom, unfinished I might add, for over a year. Yep. […]

I have a tendency to stash future furniture projects. Sometimes I wait for inspiration to strike and then other times I know exactly what I’m going to do with something the minute I get it home. This swing arm lamp has officially sat in our bedroom, unfinished I might add, for over a year. Yep. […]

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Breakfast Nook Lighting

Like I mentioned in our 2013 project list, one of our goals is to finish the breakfast nook. After what seemed like a high and low search for the right light, I finally decided on one. At first, I thought a drum light would be the way to go. I wanted something with a little […]

Like I mentioned in our 2013 project list, one of our goals is to finish the breakfast nook. After what seemed like a high and low search for the right light, I finally decided on one. At first, I thought a drum light would be the way to go. I wanted something with a little […]

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