furniture projects

One Room Challenege Week Five: Wood Bench Makeover

Hello! It's week FIVE, friends. Where in the heck has all the time gone? I feel like it was just yesterday that we were talking about the bedroom plans and showing off what we wanted to do with the space. And now it's week five and we're so close to that finish line!...

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DIY Outdoor Farmhouse Patio Table

Make your own outdoor farmhouse patio table, perfect for summer entertaining and relaxing! [this post contains affiliate links which means we make a small commission, at no additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thank you for supporting north country nest!] We...

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Layering Stain for a DIY Farmhouse Side Table

Today we share our first experience with layering stain to make a DIY farmhouse side table. Farmhouse furniture is one of my favorite things to DIY. There is just something about the distressing, dark wood top and black hardware that I love. And no piece ever looks...

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Farmhouse Style Pantry Cabinet Makeover

Can one really ever have too much cabinet space? Whether it be in your bathroom, bedroom or kitchen, I've never heard anyone utter the words, "By golly, I have too many cabinets and I don't know what to put in them." It took us approximately two and a half days to...

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Farmhouse Style Thrift Store Table Makeover

It's been awhile since our last furniture makeover, but I can assure you, the visits to the thrift stores have not slowed down. I picked up this small side table a few months ago and it's been sitting in our basement ever since, collecting dust. This furniture...

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Off Our Rocker – A Garage Sale Makeover

See how we transformed these boring rocking chairs with this great tutorial on how to paint outdoor wood furniture with chalk paint. [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for...

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home decor ideas

Simple Front Porch Decor + Blog Hop

Make a great first impression with these simple front porch decor ideas that add style and charm to your home! Recreate the look with decor sources at the bottom of the post. This front porch is in the middle of a's about to have its moment in the...

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Rustic Buffalo Check Holiday Tablescape

You know that feeling when you're jeans shopping and the latest trend is the high waisted style so that's all you try on but can only think of your mom in the 80's and how you used to make fun of her for wearing jeans that went up to her belly button? And then. And...

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Rustic & Woodsy Gallery Wall Printable

On Wednesday we shared our final reveal of our guest bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge and I am still grinning like a fool every time I pass by the room. Since we're saving to finish the garage in the spring, most of the room was DIY and/or purchased on...

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Five Ways to Decorate Using Books

Hello, friends! Today we're talking books and showing off some DIY projects you can easily tackle to incorporate them into your decor repertoire. You see, contrary to popular belief, books can be used for more than just reading or collecting dust. They're multifaceted...

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craft projects

Table Lamp Makeover With a DIY Antique Brass Finish

Easily add that timeless brass finish to your home decor without the hefty price tag. We're sharing a table lamp makeover with a DIY antique brass finish.  If you've been wandering up and down the home decor aisles lately, I am sure you've spotted something with a...

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How to Repurpose an Old Window into a Coat Hanger

Collecting old windows is a favorite activity in our house and our friends have picked up on our style. So much so that a good friend gifted us this beautiful old window as a wedding present (thanks, Jenny!) and said she experienced some serious 'crafters block' and...

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How to Make a No Sew Tassel Blanket

Throw blankets have become somewhat of a minor obsession in this household. There is just something so cozy and inviting about having a blanket thrown over the couch or on the corner of the bed. It's like that piece of furniture is just inviting you to snuggle up and...

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DIY Farmhouse Drop Cloth Curtains with Lace

Easily add charm to your home decor with these DIY farmhouse drop cloth curtains with lace.  [this post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission if a purchase is made, at no additional cost to you. see the full disclosure here. thanks for...

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DIY Neutral Fabric Scrap Wreath

For this month's Create With Me DIY Challenge, we're sharing a neutral fabric scrap wreath. One of my favorite parts of joining in on this monthly challenge is that I get to try things that I wouldn't normally do, with materials that require a little more creativity....

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DIY Rustic Wedding Seating Chart

Unlike 90 percent of the pre-wedding activities, the seating chart is not something one can do well in advance. It's one of those annoying activities that can only be completed at a time when the stress level is at its peak - aka the last week before the big 'I Do.'...

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We’re Brett and Kelly! A husband and wife team tackling our first complete home renovation. We love all things DIY, our two furbabes and lazy summer days out on the lake. Our mission? To inspire you to live a mindful life in a handmade home.

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