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Dirt Road Adventures – The Beach Cottage

Happy Sunday Friends! I’ve been sharing about our tiny, 1940’s beach cottage renovations and last week we spent the week wrapping up some of the projects we are working on. It’s not 100% finished but getting close.

Spring arrived early in NC and we were able to enjoy almost summer like weather while visiting our coastal home.

As we were leaving, the reality of early March returned with cooler temps. It was nice while it lasted.

This week was also filled with so much sadness and it was a time of reflection and many prayers.

I re-read one of my original posts about our journey to living a simple life and decided to share it today on Dirt Road Adventure.

It’s not the best written piece, but it’s a true story. You can see it here.

It was perfect for a week of vintage and thrift store shopping.

We were able to do some decorating and finally found the perfect coffee table.

Well, it’s not a coffee table but rather a Vintage French Champagne Crate that we transformed into a coffee table.

We spotted it at The Ivey Cottage Consignment Shop in Wilmington, NC.

It had been there long enough to drop to the lowest price and then another 15% off that.

I’m still doing my happy dance over here.

It was such a great find so next, we visited Legacy Salvage to find some reclaimed wood for the top of the crate.

It turned out great and provides us much needed storage in the 460 sq. ft. cottage.

Coffee Table Video

In addition, we added an accent wall to the living room and although it’s not 100% finished, here’s a sneak peek.

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Features This Past Week

I was so excited to see my raised garden beds in this post – Susie Harris Blog 36 Raised Garden Bed Plans

Cheap DIY Raised Garden Beds post can be seen here.

This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.

In case you missed it!

These are the posts that I shared last week and if you missed anything, here’s your chance to catch up.

How Long Does Preserved Moss Lasts and How to Keep It Fresh

St. Patty’s Day Table Decorations with a Touch of Pink

9 Great DIY Spring Decor Ideas

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

What a clever idea to dry roses! Check all Mary’s tips here.

CoCo at The Crowned Goat gave us these 19 Quick & Easy Spring Decorating Ideas.

One of my favorite DIY projects – How to Make DIY Twig Plate Chargers

DIY Twig Plate Chargers

This Laundry Room Refresh Before & After by Shiplap & Shells

Bits & Pieces

29 Healthy Recipes for Easter – Simply 2 Mom’s

Creamy Balsamic Tomato Soup – Stacy Ling Bricks N Bloom

How to Start A Vintage Booth Business – Dabbling and Decorating

The Crazy Thing about Living a Simple Life Style

Podcasting Equipment Needed – White Arrows Home

Budget Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock DIY Ideas – DIY Beautify

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have the best Sunday!

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Tuesday 15th of March 2022

I'm loving your vintage French Champagne Crate Rachel! What a great piece. I can't thank you enough for featuring my laundry room.


Tuesday 15th of March 2022

You are so welcome.


Wednesday 9th of March 2022

Thank you so much for sharing my spring decorating ideas, Rachel, I really appreciate it! Spring is such a special time of year and I'm thankful we have a chance to celebrate it. Every little bit of joy and hope is desperately needed in times like these. LOVE your champagne coffee table. It's really beautiful and I'm beyond excited to see the progress you've made on the beach house! Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo PS: Sharing your green and pink tablescape on Friday - gah - you know you had me a PINK PERFECTION!


Thursday 10th of March 2022

CoCo, You are so sweet. Thanks so much for your kind words.


Tuesday 8th of March 2022

I love everything that you do. You always inspire me. Hugs to you.


Tuesday 8th of March 2022

Renae, I really appreciate this.

Anne from Simply2Moms

Sunday 6th of March 2022

Oh my gosh, that champagne box table you created is amazing!! Thanks so much for including us, Rachel!


Sunday 6th of March 2022

Anne, It was a great find. You are welcome.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Sunday 6th of March 2022

Rachel, I just read your post and simplifying your life to my husband. He’s been talking of downsizing and I cannot see us ever living in a townhouse, especially since I love all the projects and gardening and entertaining! Thank you for sharing your adventures! Also how fun to see my drying roses post today. I am always so grateful to you for sharing. Happy Sunday, my sweet friend.


Sunday 6th of March 2022

Mary, Yes, it sounds wonderful in theory but I'm the same. I need my projects and a house to decorate and entertain in. It's a smaller house but lots of room to entertain. Especially outside.