Rae Dunn Insanity

So I stopped by my local Marshall’s yesterday since I was at Target next door. I have pretty much gave up on looking for Rae Dunn on a regular basis anymore. I spent  most of the summer as we relocated with the Army from North Carolina to Kansas stopping at every TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and Marshall’s I could find with zero to no luck. Not so much as even a mug, and my frustration was getting the best of me. The final straw that broke the camel’s back so to speak was an altercation I got in with another RD Buyer in a Home Goods in the middle of who know’s where.

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Find Your Farmhouse at Hobby Lobby

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So as I make the transition, from primitive decor (dark color scheme) to a farmhouse look, I have been searching high and low for the perfect accent pieces. There is something about the farmhouse look that feels clean and refreshing. I am not sure if it the white, ivory, the wood color palette, or just the simplicity of it.

 

 

 

 

I find farmhouse decor charming, it reminds me of a simpler lifestyle. I also love that you can mix old antique items with modern decor. Everywhere I look, whether it is Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, I am seeing farmhouse styles burning up my feeds.

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I found these adorable chalkboards in craft section of Hobby Lobby. I stained the wood and painted on a few phrases. Easy to add a little touch to give a farmhouse feel to any find.

My closest Hobby Lobby to me has been about 2 hours away, until a new location open up (within a mile from my home) last week. I have always loved Hobby Lobby they have so much of well let’s be honest EVERYTHING!!!

So this article is to share some ideas of how I incorporated my Hobby Lobby finds into my new farmhouse style. For some people decorating comes easy and for others I hope this is a little bit of inspiration to push you in the right direction of where to start. Here are some tips to help you achieve that warm farmhouse feel in your home, with a simple trip to your closest Hobby Lobby.

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White, Cremes, and Natural Tones

Regardless of your budget this is easy to achieve by keep your palette with whites, cremes, even grays. Farmhouse style is simple and clean so try to stick with neutral tones (you can add color in your decorative accents). I spent all weekend painting my black end tables to white. It instantly transformed my room from dark and dreary to a lighter feeling, and I love it.

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Lighting

Taking it back to the old days I use candles and very low-lighting. You want to maximize your natural light and still allow for lighting when you need it. I love lanterns and industrial hanging lights. Be on the look out for an old chandelier (don’t worry about color it is all cosmetic and can be transformed into a one of a kind piece). This lamp is a simple way to add farmhouse lighting to any room of your home. You can find it and similar items at Hobby Lobby this retails for $79.99 (Use  40% off Coupon if not on sale).

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http://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Lighting/Lamps/Distressed-White-Lamp-with-Linen-Shade/p/YU4421-94959

Incorporating Quilts, Color, & Fabrics

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Nothing says farmhouse like quilts, they are gorgeous, warm, and inviting. You can find so many ways to display your quilts whether it be a ladder display or metal baskets perfectly placed in your living area. I have always loved blankets you will always find them draped behind my sitting areas. I want to ensure me and my guests can snuggle up and get warm whenever we have a minute to do so.

Cotton is my go-to (in terms of fabric) simple stripes or check patterns work perfectly for the farmhouse look. In my house I am adding some cool pops of color (such as pink and teal) with my neutral palette. I also love succulents, cotton stems, and greenery. (the greens pop well with all the whites and ivory colors) Adding accent pillows can be a good way to add color also. I love to mix and match fabrics and accents like a variety of pillows or blankets. This throw from Hobby Lobby Retails for $36.99.

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http://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Decorative-Accessories/Accent-Pieces/50-x-60-Natural-Ivory-Check-Knitted-Throw/p/138215

Wood Accent Furniture

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This sign was $5 on clearance at my hobby lobby and it was a perfect little wood accent for my end table.

Wood tables, benches, chairs, stools are the staple to a farmhouse look they help warm up any space you are trying to fill.

I picked up this Basswood Thick Country Round is a beautiful, natural bark with a smooth front and back. As you can see I used a glass bottomless hurricane purchased from Hobby Lobby to display on top of my bark round. Since it has no bottom is very easy to fill with vase fillers. This bark retails for $PRICE and the Glass Hurricane Retails for $ and the vase filler as shown retails for $9.99.

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http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Wood-Crafting/Unfinished-Wood/Basswood-Thick-Country-Round/p/17067

This brown wood plank tray is gorgeous and retails for $39.99 but on sale goes for as little as $20.00.

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http://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Decorative-Storage/Trays/Brown-Wood-Plank-Tray/p/80655490

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I bought this little wooden box for $4 on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I added some moss and spray painted these little bottles I found in glass section to match my lamps.

Cotton

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(Stems can also be found at Magnolia Market if you cannot find at local Hobby Lobbyhttps://shop.magnoliamarket.com/products/small-cotton-stem

I adore cotton in any form especially when used to decorate a home. In most pictures of farmhouse decor you will see a cotton wreath or cotton picks lingering. I have been searching for both for months looking through Etsy but had a hard time committing to some of the prices.

I came across this Cotton Wreath and a 6-foot cotton garland at my latest trip to Hobby Lobby. I nearly screamed in the aisle (literally I am pretty sure I was talking to myself saying “Score” and doing the happy dance).

 

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I unwrapped the garland into individual stems, so I could use it in multiple decor pieces throughout my house.

 

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This was a major find for me and it stopped me in my tracks for sure. I used a Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon for both on separate days. The garland retailed for $59.00 with coupon I paid $25.99. The wreath retailed for $39.99 with coupon I paid $23.00. Major saving from prices online. I was able to get 15 cotton picks off the garland.

Industrial Accents

I have been obsessed with the industrial look over the last few months. We have a friend who made us the metal piping and flanges for our new shelving unit and I just love them. I think metal looks awesome with the natural tones and the woodwork in our home. If I could put these shelves in every room of my house I would (Hey that’s a great idea I may just do that). The photos below are pictures of my new coffee bar and my shelves in my guest bathroom.

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Hobby Lobby also sells many industrial type shelving and furniture accents. Check your local store or online for more options and pricing. This shelf below retails for $49.99 however on sale it is as low as $25.00.

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http://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Mirrors-Wall-Decor/Shelves-Wall-Sconces/Rusty-Industrial-Shelf-with-Wood-Planks/p/137662

 

I love these metal baskets I use them to store my extra blankets and antique vintage items for display. Hobby Lobby has a variety of metal baskets varying in price. Check out your local store or online for pricing.

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Kitchen

Unfortunately with our military lifestyle I have not yet created my dream farmhouse kitchen (but one day I will). I truly believe the kitchen is the heart of any home. In a traditional farmhouse the kitchen brings people together.

Keep it simple with neutral tones, while adding in those perfect eclectic furnishings. I yearn for the farmhouse sink, white cabinets, plank walls, and butcher-block countertops. You can add in pot racks to incorporate some metal into your kitchen decor. Open shelving with white china accents will help you achieve a genuine farmhouse look and help you to display all those perfect pieces. I have added these pieces from Hobby lobby into my kitchen area.

This farmhouse fresh sign is adorable and adds character to any kitchen decor. Retails for $11.99.

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http://www.hobbylobby.com/Seasonal/Spring-Shop/Spring-Shop-Table-Pieces-Decor/Farmhouse-Fresh-Wood-Block-Decor/p/80743845

 

This kitchen plank sign is simple and charming. This retails for $12.50. 

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http://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Mirrors-Wall-Decor/Wall-Art/Kitchen-Pallet-Wood-Sign/p/80643054

I am embracing the minimalistic farmhouse look it feels lighter and looks so pretty. All these looks can be achieved on a budget and you can put your own spin on them. White has become my go-to color lately and I am so excited to share it with you!

Check out your local hobby lobby and if you don’t have one close to you check out their website for great deals.

P.S. Don’t forget there is usually always a 40% off coupon online ( I may go a few times a week to get all the items I want that are not on sale) or on you mobile device. So sign up for Hobby Lobby emails and check your coupon link before you go. Plus most of the store items are usually on sale and if something you want is not on sale this week it may be next week so stay on the look out.

http://www.hobbylobby.com/find-savings/weekly-ad

Rae Dunn Pottery Addiction

Ray 1So I am the first to admit, I think I have an addiction to Rae Dunn Coffee Mugs (Ok let’s be honest all Rae Dunn products). The addiction starts with picking up the occasional mug when you run across one. Then followed by a tea-pot, canisters, cheese plates, OMG anything you can get your hands on. I guess if you look on the bright side I could be addicted to something far worse so this isn’t all that bad right? This is the moment when my husband is literally rolling his eyes wondering why we need 15 coffee mugs( when I am the only one who drinks coffee in the house).

So let me set the stage….a few months back I wondered on to a military wife Facebook page and it changed my entire world. The name of the group is “White Walls” and sharing the most awesome home decor is the game. I could spend hours scrolling the page looking at the most amazing home decor. These ladies also share my love and passion of “Target”. They show how they decorate and stage their homes and find the most amazing pieces. Now I am not going to lie I WANT IT ALL!! Continue reading