Can I just say I love chalk paint? It’s seriously the best thing ever! I’ve now officially painted 4 things in our house over the last 2 weekends with chalk paint and they’re usually only one day jobs because it dries so fast! I make my own and it doubles the amount of paint I get which is another win! So first up on the blog is a mirror!
When I started to create products for The Print Shop I wanted a place where I could display them 1. to keep me motivated & 2. I needed something on those freshly painted walls! I wanted to be able to easily switch things out and frames were not going to allow that!
It honestly doesn’t even seem like Christmas is NEXT week, WHAT?! Between my mission trip in the Dominican with 90 degree weather to it being in the 70’s here at home and then add in that this year has straight up gone by way to fast I’m just plum not ready for Christmas to be here! And I LOVE Christmas. But it’s coming whether I’m ready for it or not!
I have a love for quotes. I also have a love for displaying them in my house. And while I love to make printables I just don’t always have the time or energy to make one for every quote I happen to love. It’s just not practical. The solution to my problem? A diy faux framed chalkboard. I can easily swap out quotes as my heart pleases or tailor it to fit the current season or holiday!
Y’all I’m so stinkin’ excited!!! This is my first tablescape EVER! We have a small kitchen table (that is just asking for a paint job) and we go to my parent’s house for Thanksgiving so I kind of thought why bother? But it was something I really want to do, so to heck with it I’m decorating my table even if it’s only us that gets to enjoy it! So here’s my farmhouse Thanksgiving tablescape:
Sometimes when people come over to our house I wish that they could see our home the way it looks in my head. The reality of our home and the way I view it are totally different because when I see it, I see all the possibilities of what could be done if I had unlimited time and money.
When we first moved into our home I had no idea what I was doing decorating wise so now that I’m starting to figure it out I’m s l o w l y transferring all our rooms over to something that I love! You can read more on that in my What I’ve Learned post. And right now the office is the room I’m most unhappy with.
The process of getting our house was rather quick. Garrett and I both lived with our families before we got married but his mom was moving to Florida the May before our September wedding. Therefore, G needed somewhere to live. We looked into apartments but most of the rent was more expensive than a mortgage so we decided to look into houses. One cold February Saturday we went to look with our realtor and saw about 5 or so houses and we picked ours. We looked one day, that was it. After a lot of going back and forth we got it, and our close date was April 3rd (I think). Plenty of time for Garrett to get moved in before his mom had to move. (If I could go back I think I would’ve picked one of the new houses we looked at but God clearly had us in this house for a reason or else we wouldn’t be here.)