Spindle & Rye: May 2015

Tuesday Tours: Cottage Style!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015





Happy Tuesday Tour day friends!

I'm so super excited to bring you the breathtaking home of Kristy Wicks, AKA: @wicksnest .
I first discovered Kristy about a year or so ago on Instagram. It was her amazing cottage style & awesome use of color that drew me in instantly. Just like that, I was hooked!
Not only is Kristy super talented, she's one of the sweetest people I know with a matching heart of gold. I couldn't be happier to call this ray of sunshine my friend.

I'm sure most of you are already familiar with Kristy and her gorgeous home, but in case you're not, click on the links above to keep in touch with Kristy via her blog or Instagram.
I promise, you will not be disappointed with never ending inspiration.

Relax, sit back with a cup of coffee (or drink of your choice) and drool over all that is beautiful in Kristy's California home.

Everything about this front entrance says "Welcome". I love the amazing curb appeal and the colorful flowers Kristy chose!

 Kristy's flawless style can be seen throughout her home. Her white walls are the perfect backdrop to the pops of color found in every room. Can we talk about these hardwood floors???
 Kristy draws in additional color using these fun prints above the sofa. They are perfect for the space!
 Happy Spring.....happy everything in this kitchen! Color can be brought into the kitchen and Kristy shows us exactly how to do it!



 How fun in this striped rug? Spot on as usual Kristy!
 I love how Kristy uses different hues of blue to bring life into this space. I'd definitely want to sip a cup of coffee here:)



 I love the contrast of the dark colors in this bedroom.



 Light & airy is definitely Kristy's style.......what a view!
 This rug is bold, daring and totally Kristy! She's not afraid to take decor chances and this one totally paid off!



 If this was your backyard outdoor space, would you ever leave? I think I already know the answer.....NO! How fun would it be to sip wine and gather in this space with family & friends?





 Thank you Kristy for allowing us to peek into your gorgeous home!












Tuesday Tours: Industrial Style!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Happy Tuesday friends, and welcome to this weeks edition of Spindle & Rye "Tuesday Tours"!
This week it's all about industrial style, and I couldn't think of a better friend to feature than Allison from A House and a Dog. If you're looking for industrial decor inspiration, Allison is your "go to girl". Allison lives in California with her better half Joe, and their sweet little fur baby "Scooby".

She has a great sense of style, loves decorating, design, crafting and DIY projects.
Definitely my kinda girl!

I'm so happy that Allison has opened up her beautiful home for us to take a peek inside. If your'e not already following her on Instagram, trust me, you're missing out (and should fix that STAT)

Grab a cup of coffee, or drink of your choice and get prepared to see some amazing "eye candy".



We had our house built last year and it was the most exciting and stressful time of our lives. But of course, it was all worth it in the end! We live in a quiet little cul de sac, in a small town in California. Bright and sunshiny days are my favorite!
Ever since I was a little girl I wanted a house with a red door. So of course as soon as the builder showed us the exterior color options, I immediately chose it before even looking at the other choices! We love sitting out on the front patio with our dog, Scooby



Come on in! This sign is a DIY, made with a burlap canvas and a craft decal.

Our floor plan is very open, so our entry way is fairly large. This vintage inspired box is a great place to drop our keys & sunglasses. And I'm always reminded that it's a wonderful life!

Another great reminder before leaving the house! This is my favorite pillow from Loving Leigh Yours. I love supporting small business and Amanda is a doll.



Our great room - we do everything here! It's our media room, game room, living room, den, family room, dining room, breakfast nook, and kitchen all in one.
I wouldn't have it any other way!



I created this little reading nook in the corner and the pouf is the dogs favorite spot to lay and look out the patio window.

Behind our couch is one of my favorite DIY projects. This sofa table was inspired by a $600 piece, that we built for about $20. It's the perfect spot for our drinks and the remote!

The dining room is my favorite room of the house. We kept our old table and I re-stained it to match our new decor.



The chandelier was only $79 and completely changed the look of the whole room.




My Target shelves are also a fav, and I love changing up the decor on them. The grocery sign is also a DIY.



These farm animal prints are another small shop favorite from Haley at Little Bits of Everything Inc. I loved these and just knew they had to be in my house!

Our kitchen is on the small side, but 3 people can still fit without bumping into each other. We don't cook much, but anytime we have a get together or a party, the large breakfast bar is always full of food and people!



Just off the kitchen is a small hallway that had an awkward angled wall. The builder offered extra cabinetry, but with our budget it just wasn't an option we could upgrade. Now, I'm so glad we didn't!



I took that awkward space and made myself a little office. I love sitting here and writing my blogs and browsing Pinterest.

The shelving is another DIY using brackets from Lowe's and left over wood from our sofa table project. Another small shop favorite is Dawn from Eventually Cottage and her awesome family flashcard.



Another awesome space just for me! In our guest bedroom, I use the walk in closet as a craft room. It's just big enough for a desk and a chair, so all my supplies and storage are on the wall. I love that I can come in here start a project and if I don't finish, I just close the door!





Our laundry room is another one of my favorite spots in the house. This sign is a DIY made from a canvas, a decal, and some scrap wood.

Okay so I might have a shelf obsession, but these were another DIY and an alternative to an expensive builder upgrade. We added lower cabinetry in the laundry room, but couldn't afford the uppers. I found the brackets on sale at Target for $5 and used some old fence boards.




Our master bedroom is a work in progress, but Scooby doesn't mind.

I've been collecting some of my favorite decor to create a gallery wall full of love quotes and pictures of us.



The back patio is another one of our favorite hangouts. We love to sit and talk while the dog plays outside. Joe is also an avid gardener, and we BBQ every weekend. I wanted this outdoor space to be just as comfortable as the inside.

Tuesday Tours: Farmhouse Style!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015



Welcome to the first edition of Spindle & Rye "Tuesday Tours"
I'm super excited to be adding this weekly feature to my blog, because if you are like me, you love getting a little "sneak peek" into the homes of some of your favorite bloggers and Instagram friends.

I couldn't be happier to kick off this new series by showcasing the home of my super special friend, Daraka McCrackin. Daraka lives in Oklahoma, is married to her high school sweetheart, and is a stay at home Mom to three sweet little girls.

Daraka and I met through Instagram about a year ago and we have been great friends ever since. Do you know how you just instantly connect with someone? Daraka loves to antique, shop at thrift stores, and have fun with DIY projects. We love the same farmhouse/industrial decor, have the same sense of humor, and we talk on the phone and text each other about 50 times a day. It's been so fun getting to know her and I'm thrilled every time she mentions "do you wanna do a DIY project together"?

If you're not already following her on Instagram, I can honestly say you are missing out! I'm sure you will love her and her home as much as I do!

Yea, I'd say this sister is my #soulsister.

Grab a cup of coffee (or drink of your choice) and sit back and relax as Daraka shares with us what makes her house a beautiful home.



Our home was originally built by my husbands grandparents. They were the first to build in this area back in the 60's. As a result our last name is the same as the street we live on.
We are currently in the process of renovating our basement. 

I repurposed this old window into a photo frame in our entryway. 



I found this old accordion hanger at a thrift shop for 50 cents. I took these old galvanized buckets and stenciled numbers on them and filled them with vintage maps. 


This old igloo water cooler houses outdoor items like chalk and jump ropes for my girls. We store shoes in the basket and use the hooks for small coats. 


My family gallery wall in my living room is my favorite. I found all the frames except for the 3 big ones at garage sales and thrift shops. I painted them to better fit my style. 


This is my spot in my living room. This side table was part of a rattan furniture set that we inherited. I love the uniqueness of it. The bottom shelf holds small games for family night. 



Our mantle is probably my favorite thing we have added to our home. It is from a old barn in the 1800's. It still has the sawmill marks on it which I love. 

My collection of old whiskey jugs sit on the other side of the mantle. 



My bookshelves house all my favorite vintage items that I found at antique shops and flea markets, and an old wire basket holds vintage quilts. 


My dining room has quickly became my favorite room to sit in. I love it all from my collection of milk glass to my French linen stripe bench I found at a vintage market. 

I found the "apothecary" sign at the same vintage market I found my bench. 



We keep a growth chart on the wall that my husband made for me to measure all my girls throughout the years. 

This gallery wall in my dining room is made with more unique items. From a ruler made into a letter "M" to the display case of arrowheads my husband has found, every piece has special meaning behind them. 


This gallery wall is in our hallway. It is made entirely with thrift store pictures and frames. 


I found this top Native American picture in our house after we bought it. It is drawn entirely with pencil. 


I love decorating our home with unique and thrifted items. I found this old painting hanging in a garage. A little clean up and it made the perfect addition to our small bedroom. 


With our home being older and small our three girls share two bedrooms. For that reason I keep their decor minimal and functional.  
I found these shelves on clearance for 1 dollar each. I bought the polka dot ribbon and added it to the front to make them cuter. 


This is a small desk area I created for them to work on their homework. Their rooms had sliding wood closet doors which I painted with chalk paint. 



I painted our cabinets a dark grayish blue then went over with a glaze. I wiped the glaze as I went making a worn look.  Our countertops are concrete and were installed with a rough edge. I absolutely love them. 


I wanted something unique for my cafe curtains so I bought a vintage grain sack and cut it at the seams. 



This is the view from our back deck and our kitchen. Living on the lake has its perks! 

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