Counter top makeover with Beyond Paint.

Living in a 1920’s farmhouse requires more than just having a country soul, it means so much more than that. It requires a heart that is able to see potential, possibility and one that will pour love into every single part of the farmhouse, including the ugly not so glorious parts.

Now, fixing up a 1920’s farmhouse, on a budget, requires a different set of eyes. Eyes that are able to look at things a bit offbeat than the crowd does and possibly, a little more creatively with a frugal mind.

I may not have that immaculate dream farmhouse you see grace the cover of a diy magazine, but I have a home, that is filled with love and that we pour our heart and souls into.

We purchased our home 3 years ago and ever since have been working on small, frugal makeover projects. We were blessed with a home, that (in our eyes) didn’t need a full gut job in any room. Remember, the simplest, cheapest thing you can do to update your home or space,is to just add fresh paint! That’s a subject for another blog post though, hopefully coming soon!

The last week I have been plugging away on redoing our kitchen counter tops with a paint kit from Beyond Paint. Typically, one could get this done in a day, but between energy lows from Lyme Disease, dentist emergencies, and coaching my kids in online school, it took me 4 days. Also, being the spontaneous artist that I am, I don’t ‘plan’ my projects on free days, I start when I feel motivated and ready to go, even if that is in the midst of craziness, it’s just how I’m wired, and it works(for me).

Here is what our counter tops and our kitchen looked like, when we moved in, aka before I got my hands on this space.  Two years ago, I ripped off the wall paper, painted the walls, and the cabinets and it made an amazing difference and really brightened up the space!

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Beyond Paint’s counter top makeover kit comes with everything you need to transform your old, outdated counter tops, without making your family go without groceries for 6 months.  Granted, this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and that is fine by me, but it follows along the lines of one of my favorite sayings, ‘do what you can, with what you have, where you are.’   Our budget doesn’t allow for brand new counter tops, because we all know, if you get new counter tops, you will need new cabinets, and if you get new cabinets, you might as well install that dream farmhouse sink you’ve always wanted, and if you are going through all of this trouble to replace all of that, you might as well open up the wall between the kitchen and the dining room, while you’re at it.  DIY projects and home renovation projects kind of remind me of the children’s book, ‘If you give a mouse a cookie.’ I joke with my kids that one day I will publish one that relates to home projects. Stay tuned on that one.

To prep my counter tops for paint, I made sure to thoroughly was them with a kitchen scrubber and hot water with dish soap, then I dried them with a rag.  I taped off my edges (If you are slow and careful, you can skip painters tape, I do it as ‘insurance’ , mostly because I’ve learned the hard way )

These are what our counter tops looked like before.  They had endured many many years of hard use before we moved in. I was happy to extend their life for a little while longer with Beyond Paint. IMG_6693IMG_6661IMG_6662IMG_6663IMG_6690IMG_6691IMG_6692

Horrible right?  I wasn’t sure that paint could fix something this far gone. It would be a miracle if those deep scratches and stains were covered up.

After washing my counter tops, the transformation began!  I simply, rolled on the base color (Bone) and gave it a good three coats.  The paint went on extremely easily and had a nice thick texture.  I was surprised how much much area was covered from just a little bit of paint.  If you do two thorough coats, that is more than enough, I threw on an extra coat, just because I had enough to do so and it never hurts to have an added layer of protection.

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The above photo was after the first two coats of ‘Bone’.  I liked the clean look of it so much, that I was tempted to leave it a solid color.  Beyond Paint offers a variety of color combos that you can do, which makes it fun and able to fit your style.

After applying the first tone of paint with a roller, I sprinkled on the ‘flakes’, first throwing them onto the vertical back areas of the counters, and then the flat surfaces. I over shook them onto the counters, which I recommend, because after wiping off with tack cloth and sanding down lightly with fine grit sand paper, many will fall off and not stay on.  By over applying, it leaves more than enough behind for a nice look!

This is a step that you can end at as well if you prefer the look (of course after adding a top protective clear coat.  However, I wanted to go all out and do one more step of color)

After applying the flakes, and lightly sanding them down with fine grit sandpaper, I wiped the counters down extremely well with tack cloth. Tack cloth is a sticky cloth that will pick up any of the loose flakes, dust, dog hair, dirt, and debris from sanding.

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I then used a sea sponge to blob on Ash grey paint.  I bought a few different sizes of sea sponges, and flipped them from the bottom to the side every now and then, so every smudge of paint didn’t have the same repetitive shape.  After the grey had dried, I wanted to soften it up just a tad, so I took a new sea sponge, and dipped it back into the Bone color paint and lightly dabbed over each dark grey spot and it gave it just the look I had wanted!

Next it was time to make that ugly crack in the corner of our counters disappear. I bought white paintable caulk and filled it in as thick as I could.  It may not hold forever, but for now it looks better.

After letting the counters cure over night, I rolled on 3 clear coats of clear sealer that was included in the paint kit.

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Here are the counters a few days after the had dried!  We love the look and are happy that we were able to extend their life a little while longer!

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What is a makeover without a little touch of Joanna Gaines? I tore out the Magnolia Manifesto on the last page of their Spring journal and tucked it into a frame, made by ‘Once Abarn a Time’ . It looks beautiful and I absolutely love the words.

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Interested in giving your sad counter tops a refreshed look like I did? Head on over to check out Beyond Paint and see what they can do for you and your home!

I am very please with the paint kit from Beyond Paint, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to rescue their old counter tops!

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Tv dresser with Beyond Paint

Today I wanted to share with all of you a great line of paint, called ‘Beyond Paint’. 

I was recently contacted by Beyond Paint to give their furniture makeover kit a try.

On their website, Beyond Paint says the following about their product:

“No Stripping, No Sanding, No Priming
BEYOND PAINT™ your cabinets, furniture and accessories in one convenient kit!
Refinish almost any surface with this combination bonder/primer/finisher that cures to a durable, washable surface in just one or two coats. Application is foolproof, and the result is a beautiful, professional finish that will transform your home.
The amazing BEYOND PAINT™ Cabinets Furniture & More Makeover Kit also includes the best tools for the job for your convenience and ease of application saving you money and hassle on your home projects.”

The furniture makeover kit came with everything that I needed to complete my furniture makeover project, it even included an instructional dvd!

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The Beyond Paint Makeover Kit Includes:

  • Paint (Quart)
  • Roller Handle
  • Roller Cover
  • Chip Brush
  • Tray
  • Instructional DVD
  • Brochure

For this project, I decided to update the TV dresser that is in our living room. My interior design style has matured a lot in the past couple of years, and I went from loving dark rustic colors only, to really embracing bright and light natural colors, with touches of wood tones. Last Fall I also painted our living room, for the second time. When we moved into the farmhouse 3 years ago, the walls were a dirty, smokey off-white, and I painted them a soft blue. After time I realized I didn’t like designing around blue walls, and now went with a super soft grey with blue undertones and it is so much easier to incorporate other colors into my space with that tone as a backdrop.

This is what our TV dresser looked like before I gave the makeover with Beyond Paint a go:

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In the winter months, my furniture makeovers usually take place in my dining room (sorry family!). I am still working on getting my little workshop heated so I can tackle more projects even when the temperature drops below 40 degrees.

Since my dresser was previously painted, and Beyond Paint requires no stripping, sanding or priming, this was an extremely easy and quick project. All I needed to do to get started was wipe down the dresser with a wet rag, dry it off, make a big cup of coffee and I was on my way!

Here are the results of just two quick coats of the color ‘Nantucket’ by Beyond Paint!

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This blue adds a nice pop of color to our living room, without being too overwhelming. When I walk into our space, my mind feels relaxed and refreshed and I am surrounded by colors that remind me of beautiful Lake Superior and colors found in nature.

I finally feel content with the gallery wall as well. If you have a gallery wall somewhere in your home, you will understand when I say that it is an ever changing and evolving project.

I absolutely loved the final result and the ease of use of Beyond Paint. The paint goes on nice and thick and has amazing coverage!  I look forward to using Beyond Paint products again the future, and am hoping to give their counter top paint a try this Summer!

As always, you can follow along with my DIY projects by subscribing to my blog, and by following Anchored Way on Facebook  You can also shop Anchored Way Trading Co. custom furniture, home decor, vintage goods, jewelry and art 7 days a week at my booth that is located at The Shed (1519 Mayer Road, Altoona, Wi – Booth # 56 ) !
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Paint provided by Beyond Paint .
The “W” and deer print in the center are both from the amazing Hobby Lobby, the Hope canvas I found at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store,  the amazing scented soy candle is from PF Candle Co and was purchased at Reds Mercantile in Eau Claire,Wisconsin,  the the rock canvas is my own photograph that I took along the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota, and the little clip board was my Grandfathers and I currently have a cute little vintage car picture that I actually reused and cut off of a Christmas gift bag!

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Yardstick side table.

Have you ever head of the saying, ‘Do what you can, with what you have, where you are?’  That quote applies to many different areas of my life. Particularly to how I decorate my home, and how I create.

I live 15 miles out of the city, on an old hobby farm, so trips to town do not happen every day, and I usually find myself digging around our sheds and my workshop when I am trying to build or create something, and try to make do with whatever I can find.  Sometimes I don’t even know what I’m creating until I’m 50% done with a project!

This little table was a thrift store find several months ago, and I finally got around to giving it a bit of a makeover recently.

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I sanded down the top of the table, and lightly sanded down the legs.  Then I gave the legs & table edges a fresh new coat of Rustoleum hammered metallic spray paint in a bronze tone.

I topped off the table and the sides of the table with old yardsticks that I cut down to size using my chop saw.  After applying the yardsticks to the table top and sides with small tack nails I rescued from my Grandfathers garage, I finished off the table top with a nice coat of Minwax Polyshades (stain + poly top coat)

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Another fun project, and another piece of thrift store furniture rescued!

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Minneapolis Home & Garden Show 2016

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same.” – Nelson Mandela

If you are an artist in any form, (painter, architect, contractor, wood-worker, writer, photographer, etc) than you understand how important continually finding inspiration is.    Sometimes as artists, we can get inspired by something we see on tv, a magazine, a walk in nature, or attending an event like the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show!

This past Saturday, I attended  The Minneapolis Home and Garden show.

My husband dropped the kids and I off at The Minneapolis Convention Center around 9:45 am, we flew in the doors in a rush to hear Matt Muenster speak at 10:00! We made it to the area he was at, 5 minutes prior to show time!  If you have never been to the Convention Center, it is a very big space, especially when you don’t know exactly where you are going.

Matt is an interior designer, licensed contractor and tv personality on HGTV’s Bath Crashers.  He is also partnered with Decolav and has teamed up with them to create an exclusive collection of stylish bathroom products.

Matt walked out onto the stage dressed sharp with a big heart warming smile on his face.


He gave a wonderful talk and I truly felt so inspired while listening to him.  He shared some insider information about Bath Crashers, how they pick the Bath Crasher winners, “You need to be the coolest of everyone we talk to!” He said.  I liked that.  His honesty, his humbleness and knowledge poured out of him during his talk.  He also shared some tips about crashing your own bathroom, and mentioned to focus on one statement piece, as in a custom mural wall.  One thing that really stuck with me that I will take with me while working on our own bathroom, is to not waste your bathroom space, “It is valuable square footage,” Matt said, “Don’t waste it just to go in and out of to take care of business, make it a place to relax.  If you like coffee, put in an espresso maker. (He is speaking my language there!)   “Don’t worry about what the neighbors think, what the next possible home owner may think, incorporate what you love into your space!”    I wish I would have videoed his entire talk!

We were blessed with the opportunity to meet Matt and get his signature and a photo.   My 7 year old daughter made Matt a birthday card which included a Bathroom Mood Board on the inside with bathroom design pieces from my magazines, like a bath tub, lighting, sink, wall hangings, flooring, paint color etc.

 

After the excitement of meeting Matt, we headed into the Auditorium to see The Property Brothers!  We got into the auditorium over 40 minutes prior to their talk, and it was already over half way full.  They drew a crowd of thousands! When they walked out onto stage, just like when Matt did, the kids looked at me, and I at them, and we all were embracing the fact that these incredible men that we see just about daily in our living room, on television- are real! Just like us!  Camryn kept saying, “Mommy this is so weird!”

Drew and Jonathan Scott, of the Property Brothers gave out some great advice about real estate investing, paying off your mortgage, and of course they tied in some humorous skits and videos as well.  They are quite the funny duo!

 

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Rayce waiting for The Property Brothers to take the stage!  Look at that crowd!
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Drew and Jonathan Scott on stage.

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Hey look, here we are with The Property Brothers! Again, kind of.

After The Property Brothers finished their talk, and we rushed back to see them again on the smaller stage.  We enjoyed a few delicious popcorn samples near by, when we heard Matt Muenster call out Camryns name!  She smiled so big!  He thanked her again for the birthday card, and we took the opportunity for another photo with him.  This guy is a class act!   As we walked away, Rayce said, “I can’t believe he remembered Camryns name!”  Then Camryn said,”I think  it’s because I was wearing a blue jacket.”    Camryn has been carrying around her signature from Matt everywhere, since we got home on Saturday night and she asked that it be hung above her creative art area, so she can see it while she is working her art projects.

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The kids and I with Matt Muenster of HGTV’s Bath Crashers.

 

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Once our excitement decreased from getting to talk with Matt again, we wandered around the Home Show and enjoyed some lunch.  We only got through about 1/3 of the booths in the limited time that we had.  Next year we will be sure to allow more time to enjoy at the show.

Ms Macs Antiques.  Such a beautiful booth set up!

 

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After lunch, we headed to the long line to wait to go look at the Tiny Home Village! My 12 year old son was begging me to go see these.  I am so glad we did!  I loved the simplistic design and really loved the way that they were staged inside.  The details are important1  I see myself having a Tiny Home someday, tucked alongside a big mountain, for a second vacation home.  I’m a big dreamer, with dreams of a little house in the mountains.

This was my sons favorite Tiny Home.





What a fun day!  I left the home show, feeling so inspired, after meeting Matt, hearing him and The Property Brothers talk, and seeing all kinds of project ideas I could incorporate into my own home.   I would highly recommend the Minneapolis Home & Garden show to anyone who is looking for ideas, inspiration, or quality craftsmen and women who can help them bring their ideas for their home, to life.

I am already looking forward to our adventures at the home show next year!  Maybe I will see you there too?!

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Potato Sack Ottoman

“The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants, and discovers, along the way, what he needs.”

Two weeks ago I came across a great little ottoman at Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center in Eau Claire, Wi for $3.00!  After my employee discount the total came to around $2.80! What a deal! (p.s. a tip for shopping there, if you are 50+, on Tuesdays you can save 20% off your entire purchase ! )

I just loved the style of this ottoman and knew it was a piece of furniture that I could breathe new life into.  Below is what the ottoman looked like as I found it at the Bargain Center, and what was underneath that dirty green fabric!

I let it sit in my living room for a few days, where I could see it, and try to figure out a plan for it. I kept going back and forth between giving it a light beach cottage feel, or a Western rustic style.

As I looked around my home to see what I had for material to cover the top of it, I came across an old potato sack that I found last year at Oronoco Gold Rush Days, where I went on a hunt for anything that had a Western design or feel to it.
The potato sack was dirty and had stains all over it, that discouraged me a bit, but then I discovered that I could simply just wash the stains out!

Below are photos of the potato sack getting a bath.  I simply filled the bath tub with warm water and a bit of laundry detergent and gave it a good 10 minute soak, then scrubbed gently with a scrub brush in the areas that it had dirt stains, wrung it out, then hung it out on the clothesline to dry over night!

 

Once the potato sack was fully dry, I cut it open along the seams on the side and bottom, laid it out on the floor, image side down, set the ottoman upside down on top it it and cut a circle about 4+ inches bigger than the ottoman, so I would have enough material to go over the sides, and underneath the ottoman where I then secured it with staples, using a Staple Gun.    After the potato sack was secured, I then painted the legs red and topped them off with Minwax Polyshades stain + poly, and it was finished!

This was a really fun and easy project and the great part is that if I decide I want a different style, it is simple to removed the potato sack and recover the ottoman!  But for now, it looks right at home in our old farmhouse.

I hope this blog post has inspired you to see beyond what something IS and to see what it’s potential can be!

Have a beautiful Sunday, get outside and enjoy the sunshine!

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Industrial Chair.

“When I let go of all I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzo

Potential is a beautiful thing.   To see something and know that it can be more than what it currently is takes a special kind of vision.    All things, all people hold an unlimited amount of potential.  Sometimes, all it takes to let go of what one is, and become what they might be,  is for one person to say, “I believe in you.”

As I was in search of a chair for my sons industrial style bedroom, I came across this lonely little chair at Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  I knew right then and there, that it was full of amazing potential.  I could already see it in my mind, proudly sitting in a dark stain, next to my sons desk.

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 Do you hear it’s cries for help?  All it needed was for some kind soul to come along, and see the potential that it held.  For this lucky chair,  that someone, was me.

I started working on the desk chair right away, I even had a nice little volunteer help me start sanding down the seat.

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After sanding the entire chair, both with an orbital sander, and then with a folded up piece of sandpaper by hand in the hard to reach areas, I dusted off the chair with tack cloth.

Once the chair was wiped completely clean of any dust or debris, I then started to stain it, using the color by Minwax, ‘English Chestnut’ , one of my favorite stain colors, it has such a rich, deep tone, but not too dark.    Once I completed 2 coats of stain and allowed for dry time, I then hand wiped on Minwax Wipe-On Polyurethane in high gloss.

The once sad, neglected office chair, suddenly came back to life.   As the chair finally became what it always had potential to become, it also gained a name.  Yes, a name.  My 7 year old daughter was convinced it deserved a name, I definitely agree with her.

So, my friends, you’ve waited long enough.   I would like to officially introduce you to the newest member of our little farm house;

Stanley.   

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Isn’t Stanley handsome?  He sure catches my eye!   Here he is, in his new location in our home, sitting proudly in our sons bedroom;

 

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I hope by seeing the way that Stanley here came alive and how I believed in the potential he had, inspires and encourages you to open your eyes, see the beauty that is possible in all things, and that you can feel empowered to take on your own DIY projects!

I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday evening!  Be sure to follow Anchored Way on Facebook if you want to see more DIY ideas, along with weekly inspiration!
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Travel inspired desk.

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

If you are a regular follower of Anchored Way Trading Co, you by now know that I am a lover of travel, adventure, wandering back roads and the outdoors. I find myself often day-dreaming of driving the car, down an old back road in the mountains of Montana, windows down, radio on, the wind blowing through my hair… (okay let’s be realistic,  … * the wind blowing my hair into my face…) , and nowhere to go, ..but everywhere.

I’m a dreamer.   A day dreamer, yes.  A night dreamer, of course, but most importantly,  I believe in the dreams that God has instilled into this heart of mine.   Progress, no matter how slow, is progress.   A step forward, is still a step, no matter if it’s a running step or a walking step.    Little by little, we get closer to becoming who God created us to be.

With each piece of furniture I create, I feel more like me & I feel my wings opening further.  This, an artist, is who I am.   I am here, to create and inspire you.

I came across this lonely desk while I was working at Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and knew it needed to come home with me to my workshop.  I knew, it had potential, I could see it.

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I was originally planning on giving the desk a new life and selling it at my favorite little local coffee shop, The Living Room Coffee House in Eau Claire, but once finished and placed in a corner of my living room,  it was like the desk looked at me and said ‘Let me stay right here,’  and there, it still sits.  Now it has a new life, a new home and is once again loved and provides my kids and my family with a little school / home work station and organization for all of the papers they bring home from school every day.

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There it is friends!   Completely  perfect for our family!   I used an old Montana map, that shows two of the towns where my kids first saw the mountains a few years ago on a road trip.  I was blessed to have been given my late Grandfathers chair that he used in his basement workshop at his desk, every time I look at it, my heart smiles, and every time I sit in it, like I am now, writing this blog post, I know my Grandfather would be proud of the work I do.

If you are interested in a custom furniture piece, like this for your home, or place of business, feel free to contact me with any questions; endlessacres@live.com

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Have a blessed day- get out there and unleash your inner artist!  Dream, Create, Believe in yourself!

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Mini truck-garden tutorial.

I remember it like it was yesterday.  Dad would park the van in their driveway in Minnesota, us 3 kids would jump out as fast as we could, and run down the sidewalk on the hill that was graced with beautiful flower and rock gardens all the way to Grandma and Grandpas door.

Grandma and Grandpa always kept a neat and tidy yard.  It always made me so happy as a child to run around their yard and to follow the gorgeous garden paths, which at a young age felt like secret paths winding around the back of their house.   Whenever we would go to visit their house on the lake, we spent lots of time fishing in the boat, jumping off the end of the dock, and always always helping Grandma with some sort of chore.    She made sure her gardens were always kept up, and on occasion she would have me and maybe a few others, take all of the small rocks that lined the border of one garden alongside of the deck, remove them from their place, and hand wash them one by one and put them back in place.  I loved it.

Grandma and Grandpas gardens have inspired me in life in so many ways.   I have taken my own kids to pick out flat rocks from Lake Superior, so they can paint on them, to put in our flower gardens- just like Grandma used to let me pick out a rock from her garden to paint on.

After owning our little hobby farm for 2 years now, I am finally putting in the time, and effort to create that sort of a space that I know Grandma would have loved.   That space that you can walk through and feel peace, sit and watch the birds in, look at and feel inspired. I however, will not be taking my rocks out and washing them on occasion.

This time around, I decided to make several small gardens, inside of rusty trucks that I have had laying around for a long time.    This was a fun project that was perfect for my 2 kids to help me with!  Read below to see how I turned rusty old trucks into art in the garden!

Mini truck-garden tutorial

What you need;
-Rusty toy trucks (if you can’t find trucks- that’s okay! Other items will work too, like rusty buckets, wheelbarrows, etc)
-Potting soil
-Small gravel or rocks
-Window screening -if desired
– Plants of choice (Succulents make perfect contenders for truck gardens)
-Fairy garden supplies -available at most local garden centers & stores

What to do;
1.) Gather all of your supplies.  If your truck has small holes, or rusted out areas in the part of the truck that you will be placing the plants, that is perfect!    If they have too big of holes, you can choose to cut window screening and lay it across the hole, but if the truck has no holes in it, you will have to get out the drill and drill a few small drainage holes in the area you will be planting.

2.)  Take the gravel you scooped from your driveway , like I did.  Or small rocks and place them in the bottom area of the truck in a thin layer.

3.)  Take a few handfuls of potting soil and place it in the truck and mix it together well with the gravel.

4.)  Carefully place your plants where you would like them.  You may have to shake off some of the dirt that came with the plant in order to get it to fit right.  Feel free to mix some of that in with the potting soil already in the truck too.  Succulents work great for mini truck gardens and are very low maintenance.

5.)  If you found some net fairy garden items, place one or two in each truck for added charm. (P.S.  No trucks were harmed in the making of these gardens.  They all returned to their normal truck state after summer)

6.) Enjoy your new mini truck garden!

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Small bathroom makeover.

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”  ~ Matthew 17:20 

This winter I had the opportunity to do a paint makeover in my small bathroom with the help of Pittsburgh Paints.

I am an adventurous soul, who is always inspired by nature everywhere I go.   I collect things on my travels.  Things like rocks, shells, maps, travel brochures, coffee mugs, blankets & of course plenty of photographs.  Items that I can look back back upon and gain a feeling and memory from.    This bathroom makeover is a perfect example of who I am as a person.  I hope through even just a simple blog post on the internet, that you can see and feel a little bit about who I am through my decorating style.

Nature and my travels is what inspired this small bathroom makeover.    I try to use as many nature themed colors in my home as possible and love bringing the outdoors in.

For this paint makeover, I chose the Pittsburgh Paints color, ‘Baby’s breath’ for the walls, and an accent color of ‘Lettuce Alone’ on the large built in cupboards,   I also chose bright white for the ceiling, trim, bathtub tiles and vanity cupboard, all in satin finish,   They are soothing, refreshing colors and I think they work really well together!

I was very pleased with the high quality of Pittsburgh Paints Grand Distinction Paint.   After sanding down the walls, that constantly cut my children’s hands, I was able to cover them with just 2 coats of paint.  Pittsburgh Paints line of Grand Distinction paint, has a built in primer, which allows better coverage, and much easier application than any paint I have used prior to this.

If you are interested in learning more about Pittsburgh Paints, take a stroll on over to Menards and check out their Simple Projects Great Results display.   It consists of project cards that have paint color ideas for a variety of small rooms in your home, along with accessory suggestions that are also available at Menards.

I was amazed at how much of a difference a paint color can make in a small room! Take a look for yourself below at the before and after photos!   Get ready to say goodbye to the dark green ceiling !

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I hope you enjoyed viewing my latest paint transformation !  Thanks again to Pittsburgh Paints and the Eau Claire Menards for making this makeover possible!

 

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