Sunday, October 6, 2013

How I Found My Style Sundays- The Wood Grain Cottage






Hi there! I'm Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage and I'm so excited to be here today! When Pamela asked if I wanted to be apart of "How I Found My Style Sunday's", I was giddy! After all, this is a subject that's near and dear to my heart, and I'm sure many of yours as well. 

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage
So how did I find my style? Through trial and error. I started playing around with a few of the things, colors and finishes that I loved until I found a combination that suited both my husband and I. After all, we both live in our home and it should feel like ours. Not just mine.
Fall Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage
To this day, I consider his like's and dislike's when I'm choosing something for our home. And I only buy things that I love! 
Fall Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage

Fall Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage
 But now, that I've really found the style that we love, I can truly see our home through a new light. And I'm taking my time with it. Rather than just rushing out and buying things, I'm filling our home with items that we love. Items that speak to us. And we're also injecting plenty of our cottage-y, farmhouse-y, industrial-ish, rustic-y vibe into each room where inspiration strikes! 
Fall Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage

Fall Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage
That's our style: cottage-y, farmhouse-y, industrial-ish and rustic-y. Some term, huh? But we're a bit of that all rolled into one. I don't just love cottage. And I don't just love farmhouse. Or industrial. Or rustic. But all mixed together, we love it. Our blog name is true to our style: The Wood Grain Cottage. It was named after my love for cottage design and my husband's everlasting love for wood grain. Together it fits. 
Fall Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage

Fall Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage
And now we're implementing that one step, or room, at a time! 
Fall Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage
I've found the easiest way to do that, is to just start doing
Fall Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage
I picked a small room to start. Our laundry room still isn't finished, but I'm head over heels in love with the direction it's taking.... and it's set the stage for what we want our entire home to feel like. 
Farmhouse Light with Chicken Wire by The Wood Grain Cottage
And along the way, I love to make a few things of my own, like this farmhouse laundry room light
Fall Home Tour by The Wood Grain Cottage
But my most treasured finds aren't things. This house wouldn't be a home without my husband. As we've grown in our home, and as a couple, I see the many projects that we've completed together. That makes my heart happy. Do I love things? Yes! Especially home things. But are they my most treasured items? No. I treasure the HOME we've built together. 

18 comments:

  1. Shayna you home is gorgeous. You have done a beautiful job. I love your kitchen and that laundry room is killer too. Just beautiful and cozy.
    Kris

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  2. I love Shaynna's style and always look forward to what she shares on her blog.

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  3. Beautiful home! I'm glad you were featured as I was unaware of your blog. Off to check it out!

    xo
    Pat

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  4. I love the interior of this home. I love the style.

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  5. Shayna has a lovely home! I love everything she's done so far. It can be difficult to get the look you are going from when you are on a budget, but I think she's going about it the right way ~ one room at a time. That's what I tell my daughter as she tells me all the plans she has for their home. Thanks for sharing Shayna's style with us, Pamela!

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  6. Love her style and her kitchen is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  7. I'm so glad you featured her home today. I've visited there a time or two but your feature made me go over and really spend some time. What a wonderful home and blog!

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  8. Thanks for sharing Shayna's home tour today, Pamela. Her home is lovely but I especially like her 'can-do' attitude and her determination to creat a home that both she and her husband can enjoy.

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  9. What a beautiful home!! Love her style...I'm off to visit her blog and see more!

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  10. Lots of neat things to look at. Love the laundry room and also the way she is doing a lot of her walls.

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  11. Shayna your home is beautiful. I want that laundry room light :-)
    Hugs, Gee

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  12. Shayna has one charming home and I love how she listens to what her hubs likes too. Love her foyer area.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. What a gorgeous, gorgeous home. I just love your style. It is clean looking and homey and welcoming. Great job ! xo Diana

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  14. Shayna's home is absolutely beautiful...I love every single detail!

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  15. Love her home. Would live to know where she got the rug under the kitchen table? And what it is called?

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  16. THANK YOU all so very much! I'm so happy you enjoyed the tour!

    Carol- I found the rug at Overstock. Here's the link:
    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/5x8-6x9-Rugs/Jute,/material,/607/subcat.html?sort=Top+Sellers#Home-Garden/Hand-woven-Weaves-Natural-colored-Fine-Sisal-Rug-4-x-6/4382768/product.html?recset=cb1255bd-4a45-4169-98c2-bda6f6f5d89b&recalg=7&recidx=7&refccid=2FQAZWKXYQZKAW2HZJGPTGESDY

    I hope that helps! :)

    -Shayna
    www.TheWoodGrainCottage.com

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  17. Oh my goodness, I just love her kitchen! Love this series, it's always so fun seeing everyone's homes!

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