Every Table Needs a Superman

Every Table Needs a Superman

 

Today is all about keeping it real.

The realest of the real.

The kind of real where you don’t want to talk about real and you want to act like real doesn’t exist and you want to hide your head under the covers and talk about anything else besides real.

See this table?

This incredible, amazing, wonderful first-time table that my husband built.

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Summer House Tour and Seven Farmhouse Projects

Summer House Tour and Seven Farmhouse Projects

 
pergola project

Good morning sunshine.

I’m back.  I’ve flown across the country and saw my reflection in the snow covered hills and glimpsed the moon over Nashville and last night at 12:17am I pulled into my driveway and opened the door and smelled the honeysuckle and saw the stars twinkling overhead.

It’s good to be home.

And it’s the perfect day for a traveling summer home tour organized by my incredibly talented friend Julie Blanner.  If you are visiting from Finding Home Farms, it’s an honor to meet you.

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Industrial Farmhouse Cutting Board DIY (and a Brilliant Idea)

Industrial Farmhouse Cutting Board DIY (and a Brilliant Idea)

 
industrial farmhouse cutting board

Have you ever worked on a project before and you couldn’t exactly figure it out?

I mean…..you knew it had potential.

You knew it was almost there.

You knew it could be amazing.

But no mater how hard you tried and worked and adjusted and twisted and turned, you just couldn’t exactly figure it out.

And so you pressed paused and thought for 12 minutes….

…and all of a sudden life handed you a brilliant idea.

Oh good.

Me, too. 🙂Continue reading

What Is Farmhouse Style? (and a Giveaway)

What Is Farmhouse Style? (and a Giveaway)

 

  This giveaway is sponsored by Kirkland’s.

herbs and clock

I’m always talking about farmhouse style on the blog.

You probably noticed.

Maybe because I live in a farmhouse and was farmhouse and galvanized metal and fruit-pickers baskets and white farmhouse platters before they were ever in style.  Back when AquaNet hairspray and shoulder pads that look like they might belong in their own branch of the military were a thing.

To me farmhouse means home.

And kicking off your shoes.

And sweet tea.

And chalkboards and measuring cups and burlap curtains and old chippy signs from the side of the road and mismatched chairs.

That’s what farmhouse means to me.

But what about you?

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Seven Creative Projects for Your House (Just Add Glue)

Seven Creative Projects for Your House (Just Add Glue)

 
Krazy Glue Design Book

At the beginning of last year (total aside:  doesn’t it seem weird to be referring to 2015 as last year when we were just such close friends) .

Ahem. 

Focus, KariAnne.

Sorry about that.

I was chasing rabbits.

Let me begin again without the random interjection (and please know I just started singing School House Rock).

At the beginning of last year, Krazy Glue approached me to create a dozen or so projects for them for their yearly design book.  And so I glued and cut and created and styled and photographed project after project and sent them off for publication and then partied through the rest of that wonderful year known as 2015.

And then this showed up on my doorstep.

I thought it might be fun to share some of the projects that I created and photographed for the design book.

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Industrial Farmhouse Decorating

Industrial Farmhouse Decorating

 

living room design ideas

A long time ago in a land far away….

….remember when I decorated a room for La-z-boy?

I called it industrial farmhouse decorating….which is a cross between the vintage style of a turn-of-the-century farmhouse and the simple industrial lines of an old warehouse.

And besides….it sounds fancy and extra official…..

….as if I thought the whole concept out in advance.

Exactly. 🙂

The whole experience was fun and exhilarating and wonderful and challenging…..

…and the room looked a little something like this.Continue reading