Barn Painting

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This week at the shop was a fun week for many reasons. Our little store, The Found Cottage, is happily & sadly quite full with not much room for other artisans in our area right now, but this week we welcomed a new vendor who brought in her amazing happy paintings & she brightened our little shop right up. I've known Mary for a while & … [Continue reading...]

We Painted Our Piano – How To Paint Your Piano

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Yup. It happened. We painted our piano & it's glorious. Glorious meaning, we love it & it feels like our piano now. This piano has been well loved through the years & now it's our families turn. You see the piano came with this big beautiful 1800's farmhouse of ours & Mr. LMB was actually the most excited about it. It's a player … [Continue reading...]

Dining Room Makeover – Shiplap Going Up

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You guys! This weekend at the farmhouse we had a few setbacks. I'm honestly not too upset, but you guys are along this whole journey with our farmhouse & this is a part of it. If you aren't in Michigan you may not know that we had a wicked hot weekend here with some crazy humidity. The one bonus about our 1800's farmhouse is that it has had air … [Continue reading...]

Farmhouse & Cottage Decor At Nordstrom – #NSALE

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    1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10//11 // 12 // 13//14   So if you have not been living under a rock, you know that it's that time of year again, The Nordstrom sale. It's big, it's awesome, & it's once a year. People freak out and for good reason. There are some awesome deals. I feel like most people … [Continue reading...]

Painting Our Farmhouse – Drama & Prep

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A few weeks ago I blogged [here] that we were painting our farmhouse. Well, it's not painted yet. Everyday I get questions about if our house is painted yet or what color we chose so I decided to come on here today & share what our house looks like today after some prep for the paint & share with you just a little glimpse into why we were … [Continue reading...]

The Found Cottage At The Bloom Workshop

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I had plans to share with you something going on with our farmhouse on the blog tonight, but today I spent my time doing something else creative so instead I decided to share that. You see, I love being creative in our home & our shop, but it's so fun to break out & do other creative endeavors & I thought I would share what I did today … [Continue reading...]

Hanging Lead Glass Window

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Almost a year ago I picked up one of my favorite junkin' finds of all time. I paid a pretty little penny for it, but knew that I had to snatch up right then or I probably wouldn't find one in that good of shape again & I was right. What was it? A beautiful lead glass window. By the time I went to pay for it there were women trying to rip it … [Continue reading...]

Farmhouse Barn Light Pendants

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  1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // I have been thinking about lighting A LOT lately for our farmhouse. I don't even know where to begin so I haven't begun at all to tell the truth. I decided I would start getting lighting options & putting them here on the blog so as we start working on rooms, we have … [Continue reading...]

Dining Room Makeover – Priming The Trim!

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After we took the floors up in our dining room we were at a stand still with those because we haven’t quite decided a plan with them yet, so you know your girl had to start on the walls. One of my main goals for this room is lots of texture on the walls & lots of character. The plan is to paint the oak trim, add shiplap to the walls, hopefully … [Continue reading...]

First Holes In the Wall At The Farmhouse

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We all knew it would happen eventually. I was going to put holes in the wall in our new very old farmhouse. As you saw here on the blog I painted the walls & the trim in our sunroom last week & I am loving it! It is so much brighter & has given a fresh new perspective & hope to the whole farmhouse. I was thinking about it today … [Continue reading...]

The Best Rustic Farmhouse White Paint

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  I interrupt our farmhouse makeover for an important message. I didn't think I would ever be re-visiting our last home any time soon here on the blog, but I forgot to address something before we left & I still get this question every single day & I owe it to you all to fill you in on this FAQ. As many of you have probably … [Continue reading...]

Farmhouse Dining Room – We Found Original Floors!!

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You guys!!!!!! Something super exciting happened this past weekend. I still can't believe it. So rewind a little. Before we even put an offer in on this house a few months ago as we were touring it for the first time & my feet were walking over the heavily padded carpet my mind started wandering to what could be under all the layers of flooring … [Continue reading...]

New Beginnings For Liz Marie Blog

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This day has been a long time coming. Blogging is a serious passion of mine. It's something I love doing & I love sharing our journey with you guys. Blogging makes me happy & I hope in some small way my blog makes you happy too. I hope you guys see how much I love blogging & see that this is my happy place. I don't try to be perfect … [Continue reading...]

Sunroom Makeover: Painted Trim & Walls

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Eeeeeeeek! I can't believe we have completed one little project in our big ol' farmhouse! We painted the trim & the walls in our tiny little sunroom. We started in this room because it seemed to be the "easiest" place to start & we knew we would be spending most of our time in this space so we wanted to get a start on it. This sunroom is … [Continue reading...]

Farmhouse Barstools

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We are still in the middle of working on our sunroom, but up next will be our kitchen makeover. That will be a HUGE ONE & I can't wait, but for now we are still just dreaming. One of the things among many is debating on whether or not to have barstools at our kitchen island. Such a small detail, but a fun one to think about in my spare time … [Continue reading...]

Farmhouse Patriotic Porch – Happy Fourth Of July!

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Happy Fourth of July!!! This time of year makes me really emotional for a few reasons. It’s a time when I get together with family at the cottage as a tradition & that alone is a really special thing, but it also reminds me of how amazing our country is & how much I love being an American. It makes me think of my husband serving our country … [Continue reading...]


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