September 1st booth update!

Happy September friends!

This is one of my favorite months!  I am absolutely head over heels in love with Fall and everything about it. The smells, the colors, the cozy hooded sweatshirts and warm bonfires.

I spent almost three hours today (yes , you read that right, 3!) sprucing up my booth at The Shed in Altoona!  I added a new Endless Acres Farmtiques sign that I put together yesterday and tucked in some Fall  items along with plenty of other awesome vintage goods, quote bracelets, home decor and so much more!   I may have a small 8 foot by 8 foot booth, but if you take your time when your in there, and look around into every nook , you are sure to find some great treasures that will help make your house feel more like home!

I must also add, that I have the most patient 9 year old daughter in the entire world. She came with me today and sat on a little vintage wood chair the entire time I was working in my booth, without a peep. God has blessed us with such amazing children! On occasion she will help me decorate and stage items in my booth, but today was a big work day, where I took everything out, and did a lot of rearranging before putting items back in!

I overheard someone walking by say that they used to have a booth at The Shed and they stopped doing it, because it was too much work.  It IS a lot of work to have a booth in an antique mall!  It is a commitment, you can not just set your stuff in there once and be good for the year, or even for the month.  Stuff is continually being purchased, moved, messed up, sometimes even trash gets set inside of your cups for sale (Yes this has happened, and yes it made me sad, please respect other peoples booths!), and it is a lot of work curating goods and creating goods as well, but you know what?  I wouldn’t do it unless I absolutely loved it, and I do !  It is a complete passion of mine to find items, make items, stage items and to know that they made someone else smile warms my heart!

I appreciate each person that goes out of their way and makes time in their schedule to check out my booth!  If you are one of those people, thank you!  You are helping to support my dream and my amazing family of four (+ chickens and a dog.)

Below are a few photos I snapped on my phone today, take a look and enjoy!

This gives you a little bit of a preview of what you can find in my booth, but certainly not all! There are so many little items tucked into different spaces that I can’t begin to take photos of everything, and it is guaranteed to change within 5-7 days with items sold, moved, and more items added, so as always, check back often!

I start helping the kids this coming Tuesday in online school at home, so I am going to try to manage my time the best that I can and keep up with updating both my booth and blog, but just know if I vanish for a little bit of time, that we are just settling into the new school year!

You can visit my booth 7 days a week at The Shed in Altoona, Wisconsin at 1519  Mayer Road.  I am booth # 56 in the new addition (just look for my Endless Acres Farmtiques sign and wood shiplap walls!).

I recently just opened my Etsy store back up as well and will continue to sell smaller items on there too!

Come see me on Facebook and make sure to like, click Follow and hit the ‘See First’ to be certain that I show up in your news feed!

signature

From railroad shipping crate to unique coffee table.

I love it when something ordinary jumps out at me and I instantly see how it can be extraordinary.

Last month I came across something that stopped me in my tracks, (pun intended)… An old Railway Express Agency shipping crate.  It was worn, dried out, beat up, and begging for some true old fashioned TLC.

IMG_0959

Without hesitation I hauled it home, where it has been sitting in the corner of my living room, until last week when I finally decided to move it out into my workshop where I have a line up of projects ready to tackle.  I figure if I added it into the line up, there would be a better chance that I would be inspired to work on it!

I immediately knew what this old crate needed and I got to work.

I started by scrubbing it down and using tack cloth all over to make sure there wasn’t any loose dust or particles before I went to the next step.

Next, I added two coats of clear Zinsser Shellac. 16015-10-1000

I was working in my work shop on a mid 80’s day, so the Shellac dried extremely fast.  I was impressed at the dry time, and it didn’t leave any sticky feeling behind.

I added Shellac to the entire exterior, interior, and lid.  Once the Shellac was dry, it was time to add on the caster wheels.  I picked these wheels up a few years ago and have been waiting to find the right project to use them on.  This was it!

Adding the shellac pulled out all  of the historical characteristics, markings and words.  I love the transformation that shellac does to wood! It is a beautiful process!

I remember during my childhood when my dad would ask me to assist him with projects and it would always make me feel so special to help him, even if it was just handing him nails, I felt so important.  Now, when I work on projects, I try to find a task somewhere during, that my kids can help me with, hoping that when they grow up, they will not only have memories, but will have useful skills that they can use too!

I asked my son R to help me with the caster wheels.  He is usually a little hesitant with projects, but with me showing him an example and putting the first screw in with the hand drill,  he jumped right in and took over.  He is 13 now, and I feel like time is flying by, so I want to be the very best mom possible and teach him all that I know, while he is still here with me!

IMG_1003

Adding caster wheels is not a complicated task!  Don’t let it scare you! Caster wheels come in many different sizes and you can get ones that swivel 360 degrees, or ones that only roll backward and forward in a straight line.  I always get the ones that do a complete swivel, this makes it so much easier when moving things around, especially if it’s something like a coffee table that gets pushed and pulled in all directions by everyone

After he added on the four caster wheels, it was time to add some pulls onto the lid, for easy opening.  This is when my son ran way.  Hah.  I give thanks that he stayed with more for at least a small portion of my project!

The pulls were picked out by my 8 year old daughter. We were looking for something rustic that looked like it had always been a part of this old crate.

Since these pulls had a bit of a bump out on the bottom where it would meet the crate, I ha to measure the size of that bump with the drill bit gauge. (Pictured above on the left). I used that size drill bit to go into the wood just as deep as the bottom of the pull needed to go in, then on the underside of the lid, I drilled in a hole that was one size smaller than the screw for a tight fit.  I didn’t have any pull screws on hand that were the right size, so I made due by placing two washers in between the lid and each screw so it was nice and snug and secure.

One the pulls were installed, it was time to sit back and smile at another project well done and another piece of forgotten furniture brought back to life and rescued!

21IMG_099120840668_10155618118035879_609507453233940434_nIMG_0983IMG_1049IMG_0992IMG_0990

IMG_0999IMG_0998IMG_0996IMG_0994IMG_0993IMG_1048

This is currently available for purchase as well!  If you are interested, please shoot me an email at endlessacres @ live . com .  Or you can also contact me over on Facebook.

signature

Early August booth update.

Hey friends!

How has your Summer been so far? I have accomplished so much! Every Summer I usually look forward to taking one big road trip with my family, but this Summer instead of one big road trip, I have taken many smaller road trips around Wisconsin and Minnesota!  Sometimes, just adventuring locally is more than enough, if you have the right people by your side!

With that said, I have also been focusing more on my business! I finally have a home office and have spent this whole past week organizing my art supplies and my workshop, so I can do more quality projects, at a faster pace !

It is so nice to sit here and write to you, with an amazing view of our property, the neighboring farm fields and while watching our little chickens running around outside of my office window!

Yesterday, my son R and I went to our mini store at The Shed and added tons of new ‘smalls’ all around our booth!  I am having so much fun having my own little nook to decorate and sell items from.  I continue to pray that God blesses that little area and that all those who purchase goods from us know that there is a lot of love, prayer and power packed into that space.

I still plan to update the space with unique shelving along the back wall, which will be a better way to display all of the smalls that I like to curate and sell.

Let me know if there is anything specific that YOU are looking for! I absolutely love hunting for treasures for people and am honored to help in any way that I can!

Suggestions for my booth? Let me know that as well!  I want to continue to make my mini store better every single day, to make your shopping experience even better every time you visit!  I want my booth to be one that you will tell your friends about, that you will return to , and that you can;t wait to get to, to see what is new! How can I achieve that?  Please share below in the comments if you have any ideas!  I am secure in knowing that change and critiques are always for my good!

Below you will find a few updated photos of my booth, as of yesterday morning! Enjoy and remember, I add new, unique items weekly and sometimes even bi-weekly, so check back often!

 

Remember, you can shop my curated, custom and vintage goods, 7 days a week at The Shed at 1519 Mayer Road in Altoona, Wisconsin. They are open until 5:00 pm every day!

15055851_1182041988556798_4316208131783674044_n

As always you can follow along with more of my DIY adventures over on Facebook!

signature

Front porch to home office transformation.

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

I fully believe in that statement above. I believe that by practicing gratitude, a positive attitude and making the best out of every situation, no matter what it is, that our lives have the potential to be nothing less than amazing!

We have lived in our early 1900’s farm house for 4 years exactly this week!  In the four years here, I had not yet taken the time to set up a home office.  I have spent the past few years, however battling Lyme Disease + co infections, so my healing has taken most of my attention.  This past week, I felt extremely motivated and inspired to dig back in to my passion, regardless how I am feeling health-wise or whether or not my pain is intense, I will push through it .  I do not want to allow an illness to take me down, to discourage me, hold me back, and most of all define me.  I am not my illness, it does not own me, I will heal, I am healing, and I will continue moving forward into Gods amazing plan for my life!

On Sunday, I had a little buzz in my heart to turn the porch into a home office, where I will  have the space to write about my latest DIY projects, where I can create, dream, set goals, smash goals and inspire all of you from in the comfort of my own home! The porch has always been, ‘the dogs room’, because no one else wanted to use it, since it wasn’t exactly the most inspiring and fun place to hang out in with it’s old floral basket wallpaper.   It is time.  Time to change all of that!

With a little bit of money, and a whole lot of motivation, I headed into Menard’s to purchase porch floor paint and stain for a desk.

All day Sunday I worked on painting over the old floor tiles with porch paint. This is a temporary fix until our budget allows for us to redo the flooring.  My daughter, Camryn picked out the Icy Mint color.  We chose to use Dutchboy’s skid resistant porch and floor paint in ‘Minted Ice / 16WW’.    Keep in mind this is a very budget friendly makeover, it wasn’t planned and as time and money allows, more improvements to the area will be made!  (Like windows, flooring, new doors, comfortable desk seating:) , etc)

Okay, so you’ve made it through my little intro story and are now probably wondering where the photos are!  So let’s get to it!

Here is what our little front porch looked like before, as it was when we moved in.

Not that inspiring or relaxing of a space, is it?

Yesterday, also known as Monday, I spent 8 hours straight working on the the porch.  I did not run to town and spend any more money to decorate and put it together, I simply just shopped my own home, and below is what I came up with!

Most of the maps that you see on the walls,were my Grandparents, that I got after my Grandpas passing, some maps even had their routes circled & car trouble notes:) , the desk is made from 2 bookshelves my dad built when I was a child, my Grandpas old ladder & a piece of $13 wood from Menard’s with Minwax classic grey stain, that my daughter also picked out.

The silhouettes in the corner, are my Grandmother’s, as well as the flower frogs which I am now using for pen storage on the desk.  The little rocks on the window sills are heart shaped rocks that were curated from along the shores of Lake Superior, from my mother, my sister and some that I found also.

The sweet house drawing that is placed on top of the US map is painted by my daughter Camryn.

I could go on and on about all of the little details. There is family , heart and soul tucked all over the space and I am beyond excited to start creating in this area!  I look forward to the wonderful words, ideas, conversations and inspiration that happen here!

About 95% of the items that I used to complete this project were items that we already had around the house & outbuildings & I gathered today to use & decorate.  When decorating a space- shop your own home & other rooms first, before you head out and spend money!  You will be surprised at what you can come up with!

As a reminder, here is what the porch looked like, before:

img_9973img_9978img_9977

Here it is now.  I hope you see the love, effort and creativity that I jammed into this small little area!

img_0073img_0074img_0082img_0080img_0070-1img_0069-1img_0068img_0045img_0055img_0056img_0034img_0011img_0060img_0058img_0043

Well, my friends, there it is!  What do you think?  Not bad for throwing it together in less than 24 hours right!?  I am so excited to finally have a work space in our home! Leave a comment below on your thoughts, I would love to hear your what you have to say!

Wait! Before you go, let’s connect! Did you know that you can also find me over on Instagram @endlessacresfarmtiques & kellymwhitman , and also on Facebook for more DIY inspiration?!  I hope to see you over there!

Have an awesome & blessed day!
– Kelly

 

 

 

Milk-house curb appeal project.

Have you heard the news?  We added 6 hens to our little farm!  They arrived last Friday in the back of my van and have happily made themselves at home in the new coop that my husband designed in a little covered area between our milk house and barn.

Since getting our new hens, aka ‘the girls’, I have been inspired to add some much needed TLC to our milk house.

Rummaging around our scrap wood pile, looking for pieces of wood to making ‘something’ with, I got the idea to whip up some shutters for the front window of the milk house!   I have never made shutters before, and I honestly didn’t really know what I was doing, but using my handy DIY gene, I think I did a pretty great job!

I measured , of course, twice right? I cut four boards the same length, these would serve as the main shutter, then I measured four more boards, which would serve as the cross pieces that will hold the shutters together and add the final character. milkhouse9

After assembled, I went over the shutter twice with Minwax Polyurethane and stain in black, let dry and attached to the milk house using wood screws.

milkhouse10

Super easy!  I may just have to start building more scrap wood shutters to sell in my booth at The  Shed, what do you think?

Here is the milk house before:

milkhouse1

Also, kind of like the book, ‘If you give a mouse a cookie,’ my projects always spiral into other projects.  After building and installing the shutters, I realized the window still needed a little something more.  I then got the idea for a window box planter, and was planning to build one out of scrap wood or find something cool to re-purpose into a planter, when I came across an old white cornice that I had removed from above our living room window  upon moving into our house.

Perfect!  I flipped it upside down, and screwed it onto the milk-house, under the window!  Lined it with plastic lining, drilled in some holes, filled with dirt, robbed flowers from other planters I had, and it was complete!

See for yourself below what a difference something as simple as scrap wood and flowers can make!

milkhouse2milkhouse3milkhouse4milkhouse5milkhouse6

As a bonus, the chicken run goes underneath this window, so any dead flowers that drop off will be nice little treats for our girls!

I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!

signature

Find me on Instagram @endlessacresfarmtiques

& Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/endlessacresfarmtiques

Chicken, cashew, strawberry & spinach wraps. | Just Local Food Co-op.

Today I want to share with you a recipe and a new, low stress dinner option available in the Eau Claire, Wisconsin area.

As a busy home school mom, wife, business owner, I’m always on the go, all while trying to heal from Lyme Disease + co infections.  Some days, I have to scrape up energy to go grocery shopping, meal planning and to cook for my family.   I’m sure many of you can relate with this.

Recently, a locally owned food co op , downtown Eau Claire, started a  new meal kit option, currently available on Thursdays. They do the meal planning, they do the shopping, you walk into the store, grab your food and recipe, nicely tucked into a little paper bag, pay (of course) and head home and cook your family a delicious dinner!

This past week, I saw a recipe pop up on Just Local Food’s Facebook page, that I couldn’t pass up!  The colors of this meal just scream ‘Spring is here!’ , that and who doesn’t love a sandwich wrap?

Here is the recipe: (You can also find the recipe available on their website, here.

IMG_8122[1]

Ingredients:

IMG_8123[1]

1 lb ‘BCR’ chicken breast cooked and sliced

4 ‘Stacey’s’ organic large tortillas

1/2 tsp organic garlic powder

4 cups organic spinach

1 lb organic strawberries. Stems removed, washed and sliced. Reserve 8 strawberries to garnish plates.

1/4 cup feta, crumbled.

1/4 cup cashews, chopped. (I chose not to chop mine, but you certainly can)

‘Elder Valley Farm’ balsamic and basil dressing.

Steps:

  1. .Season chicken breast with garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. (I use pink Himalayan salt, not white table salt) .
  2. In a medium sized skillet, heat the olive oil on medium high heat. Brown the chicken on both sides. Cook thoroughly, about 7 minutes on each side.  Once chicken is cooked, place on plate and set aside.
  3.  Warm the tortillas, and set on a flat surface for filling.
  4. Divide the spinach evenly for four wraps. (In my photo shown, I didn’t do as much spinach in some wraps as I did in others, it just depends on what your family likes!)
  5. Slice the chicken.
  6. Fill the wraps with spinach, sliced chicken, strawberry slices, cashews , feta, and top each wrap before folding, with balsamic dressing.
  7. Plate your wraps and garnish with extra strawberries.

My extra tips:

Thaw your chicken in the fridge ahead of time, so it is ready to go.

While chicken is cooking, wash and slice strawberries.

Don’t forget the feta! (I put mine in the fridge, and realized I forgot it half way through eating my wrap. Ahh! )

I also am working on making sure my family has plenty of fruits and vegetables during their day, so I threw together a quick tossed salad for a side.  I chopped up spinach, apples, strawberries, carrots, cucumbers, green peppers, topped with a home made vinaigrette and sprinkled the extra feta on top.

IMG_8129

Kombucha also went great with this meal. Doesn’t it go great with any meal?

Here are a few of my steps in photos.

Step 1 & 2

IMG_8126

While the chicken was cooking, I chopped the strawberries.

Step 5

IMG_8133

Step 6

IMG_8136

Step 7

Plated and ready to serve!

IMG_8138

IMG_8137

IMG_8141

IMG_8144

So there you have it!  If you live locally to the Eau Claire, Wisconsin area, I suggest you check out this new Meal Kit program offered by Just Local Food!  They post their meal every Thursday on Facebook (see above link).  If you do not live local, you can still make this wonderful recipe by finding similar ingredients at your local food co op!  This will be a new family favorite for us!

If you try the recipe, leave a comment and let me know what you thought!

Have a wonderful day. My ‘technology time’ is up, time to get outside and enjoy this glorious weather we are having!

As always, you can follow along with my latest DIY projects and more over on Facebook!

Get outside! Go for a hike! Enjoy this day!

signature

The Shed booth update: March 2017

Happy Sunday all!   It is a sleepy Sunday for me here in Wisconsin, so taking time to give you an update on my booth at The Shed in Altoona!

On Friday, my son R and I spent a few hours restocking the booth. We pulled some old items out and will tuck those away for a while, and added in many new items!

Take a look below to see what is new! There will be more items added later this week, as well as a bit of a new look for my booth! You will love it, guaranteed!

img_7214

 

 

You can shop my curated, custom and vintage goods, 7 days a week at The Shed at 1519 Mayer Road in Altoona, Wisconsin.  They are open until 5:00 pm every day!

15055851_1182041988556798_4316208131783674044_n

I will be adding even more items this week as well and will share a new update soon!

As always you can follow along with more of my DIY adventures over on Facebook!

signature

 

 

Counter top makeover with Beyond Paint.

Living in a 1920’s farmhouse requires more than just having a country soul, it means so much more than that. It requires a heart that is able to see potential, possibility and one that will pour love into every single part of the farmhouse, including the ugly not so glorious parts.

Now, fixing up a 1920’s farmhouse, on a budget, requires a different set of eyes. Eyes that are able to look at things a bit offbeat than the crowd does and possibly, a little more creatively with a frugal mind.

I may not have that immaculate dream farmhouse you see grace the cover of a diy magazine, but I have a home, that is filled with love and that we pour our heart and souls into.

We purchased our home 3 years ago and ever since have been working on small, frugal makeover projects. We were blessed with a home, that (in our eyes) didn’t need a full gut job in any room. Remember, the simplest, cheapest thing you can do to update your home or space,is to just add fresh paint! That’s a subject for another blog post though, hopefully coming soon!

The last week I have been plugging away on redoing our kitchen counter tops with a paint kit from Beyond Paint. Typically, one could get this done in a day, but between energy lows from Lyme Disease, dentist emergencies, and coaching my kids in online school, it took me 4 days. Also, being the spontaneous artist that I am, I don’t ‘plan’ my projects on free days, I start when I feel motivated and ready to go, even if that is in the midst of craziness, it’s just how I’m wired, and it works(for me).

Here is what our counter tops and our kitchen looked like, when we moved in, aka before I got my hands on this space.  Two years ago, I ripped off the wall paper, painted the walls, and the cabinets and it made an amazing difference and really brightened up the space!

1422590_10152057806335879_2096082501_n1468797_10152057806475879_357531910_n


Beyond Paint’s counter top makeover kit comes with everything you need to transform your old, outdated counter tops, without making your family go without groceries for 6 months.  Granted, this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and that is fine by me, but it follows along the lines of one of my favorite sayings, ‘do what you can, with what you have, where you are.’   Our budget doesn’t allow for brand new counter tops, because we all know, if you get new counter tops, you will need new cabinets, and if you get new cabinets, you might as well install that dream farmhouse sink you’ve always wanted, and if you are going through all of this trouble to replace all of that, you might as well open up the wall between the kitchen and the dining room, while you’re at it.  DIY projects and home renovation projects kind of remind me of the children’s book, ‘If you give a mouse a cookie.’ I joke with my kids that one day I will publish one that relates to home projects. Stay tuned on that one.

To prep my counter tops for paint, I made sure to thoroughly was them with a kitchen scrubber and hot water with dish soap, then I dried them with a rag.  I taped off my edges (If you are slow and careful, you can skip painters tape, I do it as ‘insurance’ , mostly because I’ve learned the hard way )

These are what our counter tops looked like before.  They had endured many many years of hard use before we moved in. I was happy to extend their life for a little while longer with Beyond Paint. IMG_6693IMG_6661IMG_6662IMG_6663IMG_6690IMG_6691IMG_6692

Horrible right?  I wasn’t sure that paint could fix something this far gone. It would be a miracle if those deep scratches and stains were covered up.

After washing my counter tops, the transformation began!  I simply, rolled on the base color (Bone) and gave it a good three coats.  The paint went on extremely easily and had a nice thick texture.  I was surprised how much much area was covered from just a little bit of paint.  If you do two thorough coats, that is more than enough, I threw on an extra coat, just because I had enough to do so and it never hurts to have an added layer of protection.

IMG_6713

The above photo was after the first two coats of ‘Bone’.  I liked the clean look of it so much, that I was tempted to leave it a solid color.  Beyond Paint offers a variety of color combos that you can do, which makes it fun and able to fit your style.

After applying the first tone of paint with a roller, I sprinkled on the ‘flakes’, first throwing them onto the vertical back areas of the counters, and then the flat surfaces. I over shook them onto the counters, which I recommend, because after wiping off with tack cloth and sanding down lightly with fine grit sand paper, many will fall off and not stay on.  By over applying, it leaves more than enough behind for a nice look!

This is a step that you can end at as well if you prefer the look (of course after adding a top protective clear coat.  However, I wanted to go all out and do one more step of color)

After applying the flakes, and lightly sanding them down with fine grit sandpaper, I wiped the counters down extremely well with tack cloth. Tack cloth is a sticky cloth that will pick up any of the loose flakes, dust, dog hair, dirt, and debris from sanding.

img_6783.jpg

I then used a sea sponge to blob on Ash grey paint.  I bought a few different sizes of sea sponges, and flipped them from the bottom to the side every now and then, so every smudge of paint didn’t have the same repetitive shape.  After the grey had dried, I wanted to soften it up just a tad, so I took a new sea sponge, and dipped it back into the Bone color paint and lightly dabbed over each dark grey spot and it gave it just the look I had wanted!

Next it was time to make that ugly crack in the corner of our counters disappear. I bought white paintable caulk and filled it in as thick as I could.  It may not hold forever, but for now it looks better.

After letting the counters cure over night, I rolled on 3 clear coats of clear sealer that was included in the paint kit.

IMG_6785

Here are the counters a few days after the had dried!  We love the look and are happy that we were able to extend their life a little while longer!

IMG_6875IMG_6879IMG_6880IMG_6883IMG_6887IMG_6894IMG_6895IMG_6900IMG_6903

What is a makeover without a little touch of Joanna Gaines? I tore out the Magnolia Manifesto on the last page of their Spring journal and tucked it into a frame, made by ‘Once Abarn a Time’ . It looks beautiful and I absolutely love the words.

IMG_6864

Interested in giving your sad counter tops a refreshed look like I did? Head on over to check out Beyond Paint and see what they can do for you and your home!

I am very please with the paint kit from Beyond Paint, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to rescue their old counter tops!

As always, you can follow along with more of my DIY projects and antiquing adventures over on Facebook.

signature

The Shed booth update:End of January.

I want to start out this blog post, giving a huge shout out to everyone who has supported my new venture of having a booth at The Shed in Altoona, Wi. I am honestly blown away by the outpouring of positive feedback, messages from customers expressing how much they love what they have purchased, and the success the booth has seen in the past three months.  I am so happy that I can, in my own little way, help make your house a home.

I have been restocking my booth at The Shed about once every two  weeks.  .  I do my best to do blog posts showcasing my booth in its current state and focusing on the newest additions, so you can easily see some of what I currently have for sale, before you venture there to view and or purchase items!  I also post updated photos on my Facebook page as well.

In my booth, I am currently trying to minimize on the current items I have for sale in my sheds, like furniture, projects, home decor, vintage goods, etc.  Once my current inventory gets down to where I’d like it to be, my booth will have more of a ‘theme’ and a general overall feel of adventure and wanderlust mixed with vintage flair.  In a few months I will be doing a complete re-design of the booth itself (the ship lap walls stay, don’t worry) and am in the process of drawing up the unique design currently.  Stay tuned for those awesome updates! The fun part about having a booth space like this, is it is an ever changing design project!

Below are photos I took on Tuesday, January 24th after restocking my booth with new vintage goods and curated finds!

 

You can shop my unique goods, 7 days a week at The Shed at 1519 Mayer Road in Altoona, Wisconsin.  They are open until 5:00 pm every day!

15055851_1182041988556798_4316208131783674044_n

I will be adding even more items this weekend as well and will share a new update soon!

signature

Tv dresser with Beyond Paint

Today I wanted to share with all of you a great line of paint, called ‘Beyond Paint’. 

I was recently contacted by Beyond Paint to give their furniture makeover kit a try.

On their website, Beyond Paint says the following about their product:

“No Stripping, No Sanding, No Priming
BEYOND PAINT™ your cabinets, furniture and accessories in one convenient kit!
Refinish almost any surface with this combination bonder/primer/finisher that cures to a durable, washable surface in just one or two coats. Application is foolproof, and the result is a beautiful, professional finish that will transform your home.
The amazing BEYOND PAINT™ Cabinets Furniture & More Makeover Kit also includes the best tools for the job for your convenience and ease of application saving you money and hassle on your home projects.”

The furniture makeover kit came with everything that I needed to complete my furniture makeover project, it even included an instructional dvd!

img_5957

The Beyond Paint Makeover Kit Includes:

  • Paint (Quart)
  • Roller Handle
  • Roller Cover
  • Chip Brush
  • Tray
  • Instructional DVD
  • Brochure

For this project, I decided to update the TV dresser that is in our living room. My interior design style has matured a lot in the past couple of years, and I went from loving dark rustic colors only, to really embracing bright and light natural colors, with touches of wood tones. Last Fall I also painted our living room, for the second time. When we moved into the farmhouse 3 years ago, the walls were a dirty, smokey off-white, and I painted them a soft blue. After time I realized I didn’t like designing around blue walls, and now went with a super soft grey with blue undertones and it is so much easier to incorporate other colors into my space with that tone as a backdrop.

This is what our TV dresser looked like before I gave the makeover with Beyond Paint a go:

dresserbefore

In the winter months, my furniture makeovers usually take place in my dining room (sorry family!). I am still working on getting my little workshop heated so I can tackle more projects even when the temperature drops below 40 degrees.

Since my dresser was previously painted, and Beyond Paint requires no stripping, sanding or priming, this was an extremely easy and quick project. All I needed to do to get started was wipe down the dresser with a wet rag, dry it off, make a big cup of coffee and I was on my way!

Here are the results of just two quick coats of the color ‘Nantucket’ by Beyond Paint!

img_5961

img_5981

img_5982

img_5833

img_5949

This blue adds a nice pop of color to our living room, without being too overwhelming. When I walk into our space, my mind feels relaxed and refreshed and I am surrounded by colors that remind me of beautiful Lake Superior and colors found in nature.

I finally feel content with the gallery wall as well. If you have a gallery wall somewhere in your home, you will understand when I say that it is an ever changing and evolving project.

I absolutely loved the final result and the ease of use of Beyond Paint. The paint goes on nice and thick and has amazing coverage!  I look forward to using Beyond Paint products again the future, and am hoping to give their counter top paint a try this Summer!

As always, you can follow along with my DIY projects by subscribing to my blog, and by following Endless Acres Farmtiques on Facebook , Instagram, and Pinterest.  You can also shop Endless Acres Farmtiques custom furniture, home decor, vintage goods, jewelry and art 7 days a week at my booth that is located at The Shed (1519 Mayer Road, Altoona, Wi – Booth # 56 ) !
15055851_1182041988556798_4316208131783674044_n
Decor Sources:
Paint provided by Beyond Paint .
The “W” and deer print in the center are both from the amazing Hobby Lobby, the Hope canvas I found at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store,  the amazing scented soy candle is from PF Candle Co and was purchased at Reds Mercantile in Eau Claire,Wisconsin,  the the rock canvas is my own photograph that I took along the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota, and the little clip board was my Grandfathers and I currently have a cute little vintage car picture that I actually reused and cut off of a Christmas gift bag!

signature