A Simple Light Hack and Progress at White Mountain Cottage

I have a thing with lights, and by that I mean I have a tough time matching my design ideas with my wallet. I ran into this problem in our kitchen renovation and we ended up building our own light for the island. When it came time to shop for a dining room chandelier for White Mountain Cottage I ran into the same problem.  So today I plan to share with you how I overcame my dilemma and updated a basic[Read more]

DIY Mortar Wash Fireplace Makeover

It’s time for the first update on our progress at White Mountain Cottage. Last week we shared the Before Tour, if you haven’t seen what we started with go check it out! Before we could start anything there was a lot of cleaning to do. Cleaning out furniture and décor that was left behind. Cleaning years of cobwebs and cat hair. A lot of cleaning… Then we had to get the interior ready for paint. We usually paint ourselves but for[Read more]

Fixer Upper Inspired Wood Light

I don’t know about you but it seems that when I’m working on putting a room together most of the time I can’t find exactly what I want or need to finish the space. Take our light above the new kitchen island for example. We really wanted to make the existing electrical work and avoid spending money on an electrician. So we had to find a light that had a plate across the top like the old light. I looked in stores,[Read more]

$60 Farmhouse Inspired King Headboard

I’m back with more progress on our master suite renovation and I’m excited to share with you how we made our king sized headboard for only $60. We started out shopping around some local stores trying to find something that fit our style and budget. I’m not sure why we really ever try because most of the time we end up DIYing it anyways. We’d save a lot of time if we just got smart and skipped that step. This time[Read more]