Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wood Planks as a backsplash

I've been in a serious stage of lusting for a white kitchen. There is something so fresh and calming about a crisp white kitchen.  My house was built in 2007 so everything is new and updated but it's not my style. I have cherry cabinets and a beige tile backslash and it's way to DARK. I don't want to spend a lot of money and the bulk of the money would go to getting new tiles and having someone installing them. Painting the cabinets wouldn't cost too much.  

I was feeling really torn about what to do for tiles because I didn't want to get something that would clash with the dark granite. Then one day I saw a really good (and cost effective) idea for a kitchen backsplash... 

wood planks. 

I think they look lovely and I think it's the route I'm going to take. 

Colors of my kitchen in it's current state. Not my cup of tea. 

white plank backsplash idea's

What do you think of planked walls? I think they are beyond lovely. 

Mason Jar Lovin'

I love mason jars. 

Love them.

They are so simple but they add character to your space. The first mason jar was created in 1858 and I love anything that has deep history.  

All the mason jars that I own are vintage with zinc lids. I found these in a little antique shop in South Haven, Michigan. I got a steal on these! $3.50 for the smaller ones and $7 for the larger ones. I've priced them on etsy, I got a steal. My advice to you is to check antique shops rather than overspending online (unless you're desperate for them...  and I know the feeling).  

I have a single mason jar on my mantle in my living room 

I added a couple above my cabinets in the kitchen 

I'm pretty sure I have enough mason jars and should stop now... but that's not always how I roll when I love something. Birds for example... I can't just have one, I need 13. 

Not real birds. These....

I jumped on that bandwagon, ya think?

Go get your mason on. 

Starting over

Starting over. A blank slate. 

I've had this blog for a few years and when I started it I wasn't even really sure what my decor style was. I always loved home decor and decorating but I was making do with what I had at the time and it wasn't really "me".... at all. Over the years I've finally figured it out and found a style to call my own. 

Rustic chic, farmhouse, vintage, french inspired  eclectic,  beachy... and a whole lotta mint/turquoise. I finally figured out. Now I can look around and not cringe. 

Not cringing is good. 

So, welcome to my "new" blog. Here I hope to share what I've done in my home, frequent fun home decor hauls (hello, my name is Sarah and I'm addicted to Home Goods), diy projects, and my daily life as a mother trying to keep my house in order with two little boys running around trying to draw on my couch. :)

Starting over feels good. 

Here we go.