Hey sweet friends and Happy Sunday!
Y’all I think I might have finally recovered from all the work we did on the Beach Cottage Renovation.
We traveled home last Sunday and I was like a zombie for several days.
Sometimes you don’t realize how exhausted you are until you slow down and rest.
Needless to say, it will be a few weeks before we will be able to tackle the rest of the renovations.
I will leave you with another sneak peek at the progress.
See that red chest among everything else in the cottage? Well, it looks so much better with a fresh coat of paint.
I used Annie Sloan Graphite Chalk Paint and only needed two coats to cover all the red.
I was excited that my front door was featured on the Delaney Hardware Display at the International Builders Show in Orlando this past week.
This is a shot from their Instagram feed and you can see my door and Rudy in the upper left hand corner.
I loved working with Delaney Hardware during their 12 Doors of Christmas campaign, spring porch refresh campaign and most recently on our beach cottage renovations.
To see more from Delaney Hardware Official, click here.
Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road
This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.
I began the week with a detailed post about how we built our Budget Friendly Open Kitchen Cabinet
Next, I shared some links to Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day Ideas.
There is one more day so here are the last Valentine links you’ll see this year. Hopefully! LOL
- 5 Winter Budget Porch Ideas and Valentines Decor
- Valentine’s Day Tour Guest Bedroom
- How to Set a Brunch Table for Galentine’s Day
- 9 Creative Valentine’s Day Ideas
- DIY Valentines Day Craft
- Heart Pillow from Scrap Fabric
Here’s one that would be great for Spring as well as Valentine’s Day. Easy Moss Heart and Vintage Seed Packet Garland.
And anytime is a good time to plan girlfriend time. Click here for How to Plan Girlfriend Time and see all the benefits of spending time with friends.
Next, I shared How to Use A Vintage Headboard and how to refinish one with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax.
How to Freshen Natural Moss for Spring
I managed to fit in a little retail therapy after I recovered. Here are some of the items I found.
I have plans for these lemon salt and pepper shakers and stay tuned to see how I’m using them. They were still in their original packaging.
Staying true to my Thrifting Goals for 2022, I found some great vintage brass deals.
Can you guest where I might use these brass sconces?
What are you hoping to get for Valentine’s Day? I’ll forego the candy and flowers for some more vintage shopping. Stay turned to see what I get for V day.
Galentine’s Day Adventure
I did get the opportunity to spend some quality time with my girlfriends this past week. We started the evening at Leo’s Whisky Bar, which is a cute little speakeasy style bar, downtown Asheboro, NC. Although I’m not a whisky drinker, I found something yummy on the menu and we had a great time.
We then walked over to the The Flying Pig for dinner. If you’ve never visited Downtown Asheboro, you should come and check out the vintage and antique shops and other surprises. Everything is within walking distance and there’s plenty of free parking.
BTW, no one would allow any photo’s for the evening. We are getting to that age. LOL
Adventures off the Dirt Road
Why Didn’t I Think of That?
Each week there are so many wonderful blog posts and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.
There are so many creative ideas and I’m always asking myself, “why didn’t I think of that”? LOL
Coco from The Crowned Goat made these Air Dry Clay Hearts and since they are white, they can be used year round. I’m getting some air dry clay soon.
Ann at Dabbling and Decorating finds the best vintage furniture and you need to see this fabulous makeover.
I love how Michelle used peel and stick wall paper inside her bathroom drawers. It makes opening the drawers so fun. See all of Michelle’s Easy Bathroom Organizing Ideas here.
Bits and Pieces
You are going to love this Bedroom Before and After Painted Floors from KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms.
These 13 Beautiful White Living Room Ideas shared by Carol at Blue Sky at Home are all stunning.
A little trash to treasure DIY Spoon Rack from Jenn at Down Shiloh Road is so cute.
Kristin at White Arrows Home post – Cozy Home Decor Drinks and Activities will encourage you to stay home and enjoy your spaces.
Self Care: Hands from Mary at Life at Bella Terra has so much great, much needed, information about keeping our hands strong and healthy.
Check out Kim’s adventures on a Day Trip to Oregons Williamette Valley.
I can’t wait to try this Sesame Green Bean and Bacon Recipe from Renae at Peacock Ridge Farm.
Shopping Deals this week
Click here for some great candle deals.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.