It’s never too late for my Five on Friday, right! 😝 This whole week has been crazy, how about yours! I haven’t been able to post as much and I haven’t blogged in a little bit, hoping to catch up this weekend! In the meantime, I thought I’d share five things on my wish list this year, what’s on yours!
1️⃣ A new Bible. I want one from my husband with my married name on it!
2️⃣ Perfume, but honestly, I always try new scents so I don’t know what to ask for, any suggestions!
3️⃣ New carpet in the bedrooms, I know, that is a weird one, but I really want it! Lol!
4️⃣ Since I’ve been playing my bass guitar more lately, I want a cooler guitar strap. 🎸
5️⃣ New clothes, always! Have you seen those cute cardigans with pom pom type balls on the sleeves So cute! Or teddy bear coats! Adorable!
So tell me, what’s your Christmas wish this year! Is there something I need to add to my list! 😂
#themadedwelling #farmhousechristmas #cottagechristmas #homeinspo #germansmear #farmhousestyle #homedecor #bottlebrushtrees #tobaccobasket #fiveonfriday #christmasdecor
Alrighty, all of you who have been asking for the fireplace reveal... HERE IT IS!
This fireplace had been lost in the corner for years. Like for real, people didn’t even know it was there. It was super dark and sucked light out of the space. I gave it a makeover with a fun German smear technique that was a combination of @hellomynameisjodi and @nellyfriedel fireplace makeovers. And built a super simple mantle using Pinterest tips... I will be posting more about where my decor is from later on so watch out for those!
And don’t forget to swipe to see the before!!
Check out my simple and super cheap fireplace update on my blog (link in profile)
When your tile guy turns into one of your best friends.... I’m so thankful that he’s always willing to help me out with my crazy adventures and big ideas!! Not to mention he does an amazing job working on our home!! German Smear going up on my beloved brick arches today... and I’m so excited that I can’t stand it!!!! If you need any tile work done... This is your man! If I ever let him finish projects at my house, that is! #parkberryfarmhouse #germansmear #brickarches #buildingourdreamhome #onedayatatime
Pretty happy with how this turned out. Tons of wood storage on the right. Swipe to see what the finish will look like. What was cool about this project is that I'm the third generation of Kroupa these guys have done work for. I'm sure they realize by now we're a picky bunch of bohemians.
I'll be making a distressed barn beam for the mantel, more to come.
#fireplace #customcabinetry #carpentry #finishcarpentry #barnwood #germansmear
I'm so glad to be sharing this project with you! We recently just transformed this client's sunroom into a coastal oasis 🐠
We used ROMABIO Limewash for this look. This is also the limewash we are using to paint the entire exterior of our home that is currently coral! I can't wait to share that transformation with you. Until then here's a preview! 📷 @charleetabor_photography
Another day of admiring my “almost finished being bricked home” since the masons didn’t show up AGAIN. The rest of the brick that needs to be done will probably only take one day. (They need to frame out a fake window where they forgot on the half bricked left wall. It should look like the far right side. We will have shutters there.... They also need to finish the highest dormers and all of the window sills, and then fix a couple more small things.) Blah, can you hear my frustration! I know I know. Just keep the faith and have patience. That’s what I keep telling myself!
On a serious note though, bricking my house took way longer than framing it did!! Is that the case for anyone else Is that normal I feel like framing should have taken much longer, but guess I was wrong. 🤷🏻♀️
Anyway, tomorrow is another day! 🌤
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This transformation was so fun for me. Although doing brick veneer was not the easiest, I have no regrets on trying it. I have messed with this wall a few times and when I finally decided to wrap my main living area in shiplap, my mind was set on a brick heat shield for our wood stove. By the way, what on Earth was I thinking before! This just shows how far I’ve come in design decisions since only 3 years ago. 😂😂😂 Only problem is, I am still having a hard time with the decor ideas over here. My husband wants to make a wood rack but other than that I have no clue how to decorate by a wood stove. 🤷🏼♀️ On another note, this wall used to stop halfway to the ceiling. Now it goes all the way up! You can probably see that slightly in the befores. Even the stove got a fresh coat of paint. Swipe to see it. #littlerusticdream #woodstove #christmas #oldchicago #germansmear #ish #renovation #mydiylife
First fire of the holiday season! Jacob always enjoys doing his school work next to the fire. Growing up with a fireplace I remember being so excited when my Dad would light the fire and all of my siblings would gather around it. This time of year always brings back tons of childhood memories, and reminds me how important family time is! ♥️