Hey there! I’m Kate, mom to two sweet baby girls, wife to my best friend, full time career woman and a do-it-yourselfer at heart who loves country primitive and farmhouse decor.
In the words of Barbara Mandrell, “I was country when country wasn’t cool.” Seriously, I really was. In college, while all my friends were decorating their dorm rooms and apartments with bright colors, posters and the occasional fancy vodka bottle, I was scouring thrift stores, flea markets and every country store I could find for primitive and farmhouse decor. My now-husband and I’s first apartment was a haven of reds, creams and blues- about as rustic Americana as you can imagine. Our tiny, poor college kid budget meant I had to get creative, so we re-purposed hand-me-downs and re-imagined dollar store finds to fill our tiny place with country charm.
But, my love of DIYing and crafting didn’t start there. If you ask my Grandma, she will tell you story after story about my childhood when all I needed to make anything was “construction paper and scotch tape” (her words exactly). She was right though. I made EVERYTHING out of construction paper- food, animals (mostly pets I wish I had), houses, furniture, spaceships, cars, walkie talkies (with actual retracting antennas), the list goes on and on. My imagination ran wild. If I liked it, then I tried to make it and I dare say that hasn’t changed one bit since I’ve gotten older.
Lucky for me, my super supportive (and incredibly patient) husband agreed to take this crazy creative adventure with me. Seriously, he deserves a medal- our life together is an endless list of projects, wild ideas and mini explosions of new craft supplies. I’m pretty sure he’s come to dread the words, “you know, I was thinking…” Although, it does usually involve him buying some new power tool. 😉
I’ll try just about anything at least once- sometimes it leads to great results and a beaming sense of pride. Other times it ends abruptly with a sudden wish for a time machine and the horrifying thought, “did I just ruin this?” (Ask me about my white washed brick fireplace- yikes!) But, I promise to share all the goods, the bads and the uglies (again…the fireplace…eww) right here and I hope you’ll follow along for the ride.
I’ve always loved to teach and I’m hoping my experiences can help you bring a little country charm to your home too. I’m glad you’re here. Let’s do this!