We’ve Opened An Online Shop!

Yes, you heard that right! I’m finally starting to work towards my dream of opening a small home decor shop by starting an online shop!

Faith and Farmhouse Market is officially open for business!

I know that it’s a big dream to have my own shop one day, but big dreams have to start somewhere, right?! We are starting small by selling gathered decor items online only. We will be saving up any money we earn to turn into a physical booth somewhere or a shop of my own. We launched almost two weeks ago now and I’ve been so busy fulfilling orders and finding items to sell that I haven’t got to blog about it yet!

I decided to call the shop Faith and Farmhouse Market as an extension of my Instagram name, @faith.and.farmhouse

While it will definitely be a slow process, I would love to save up enough money to open a physical location, whether that is by renting a booth or a storefront. We are praying for God’s guidance and if that ultimately isn’t his will, then we are ok with that! His will for our lives is so much better than what we could plan or imagine if we put our trust in Him!

For now, we are selling various found and vintage items, such as brass candlesticks and ironstone pieces. Antique scales, old books, and vintage glass are just a few of the other items we have in our shop!

You can find us online at faithandfarmhousemarket.com and also at Faith and Farmhouse Market on Facebook and Instagram.

Your support does not go unnoticed! The fact that you’ve simply took the time to read this blog post means more to me than you know and I’m so thankful that God has put so many kind people into my life!

Thank you for taking the time to read this! I would love for you to give our shop page a follow if you’re on Instagram or Facebook! You can also sign up for email updates on our website so you’re the first to know when new product arrives!

Thank you for reading today and God bless!

Krista

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Winter Decorating: How to Keep It Cozy After Christmas

Happy New Year! After the long year that 2020 was, I’m looking forward to 2021.

I recently took down my Christmas decor. I’m always s surprised by how empty our house looks after taking down all of Christmas decor. Christmas decor gives that cozy feeling. Winter is so dull and stark outside, and I don’t want it to feel like that inside our house too. Today I want to share some tips on how I keep it feeling cozy even after the Christmas decor is put away.

1. Cuddle Up with Cozy Blankets

I draped a fuzzy blanket over the bed in our master.

Your home can’t feel warm and cozy during the winter if you’re not actually warm and cozy while at home. I believe that throw blankets should not be there just for looks, but they’re meant to actually be cuddled up in!

2. Use Greenery

I used a faux cedar garland draped over the church pew in our entryway.

I love using various types of greenery, real and faux, throughout the year in my home. I use winter greens, like pine and cedar, during January and February.

3. Light Some Candles

Brass candlesticks are my favorite.

Candles will always be my favorite way to make a space feel cozy and inviting. The warm glow of a candle during winter will make the space feel welcoming and relaxing.

4. Incorporate More Texture

I used a combination of wood, brass, greenery, and glass on our built in shelves.

Using various textures always adds a cozy, put-together look to a room. I love to use various soft pillows and blankets, along with glass, wood and metal to incorporate various textures into a room.

I hoped these tips gave you a few ideas on how to continue the cozy in your home after all of the Christmas decor is put away.

Thank you for reading and God Bless!

Krista

A Cozy Vintage Christmas

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This year, I wanted to keep my Christmas decor simple. After the year we’ve had, I just wanted a cozy Christmas at home and I wanted my decor to reflect that. I wasn’t feeling some of my bright red decor pieces that I’ve used in years past and I actually sold some of it on Facebook Marketplace. While I did keep some pops of red in certain areas around the house, I incorporated more neutrals than I usually do. I wanted it to feel cozy and inviting this Christmas, with a vintage farmhouse feel.

In our entryway, I hung a jute star garland that I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby a few years ago and this adorable book page banner that my friend Amy @theboundandprint made me. I used my favorite chunky knit pillow covers and a couple of thrifted tan pillows on the church pew. I love the look of wood and white paired with neutrals.

In the front sitting room, one of my favorite rooms in the house, I decorated my shelf with a DIY book page banner, thrifted brass candlesticks, faux cedar garland, and an antique gold mirror. I used a vintage sled that I found at Goodwill as coffee table decor.

One of our Christmas traditions is to go out and cut a real tree every year as a family. We found a local tree farm last year that sells Canaan and Frazier firs and all of their trees are $35. I love searching through the field with our little ones to find the perfect tree and cutting it down ourselves. I only bought one pack of ribbon ornaments and some white cording (1.29/yd) from Hobby Lobby this year. All of the other ornaments I already had.

I used some cedar stems in my antique galvanized vase as a centerpiece on my dining table. I paired it with a brass trumpet candlestick that I found at Goodwill for $1 and a candle placed in a $3 mini wreath from the Target dollar spot.

I used other vintage-style pieces around the dining room, like a thrifted brass horn and an old-fashioned hot cocoa sign.

I wanted to keep at least one room in the house completely neutral. I was so excited to decorate our living room for Christmas since we just recently gave it a refresh. I replaced the jute rug in here with this neutral rug I found on Facebook Marketplace for only $20!

I kept our master bedroom decor neutral too. I strung a bell garland that I made using bells I found at Goodwill and added a pillow from the Target dollar spot on our bed.

I decided to use my red Rae Dunn Christmas pieces on my mug rack and on my coffee bar for some pops of red. I also added just a few pops of red here and there. I’m glad I didn’t completely ditch the red everywhere!

I really am happy with our Christmas decor this year and plan to do a similar look next year. Let me know what you think in the comment section below!

Thank you for reading and Merry Christmas! 🎄

Krista

Painted Hardwood Floors in the Master Bedroom

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Hello friends! We’re finally finished with our master bedroom and closet and I’m able to share all of the details on our painted hardwood floors.

Before, we had dark tan carpet in our master bedroom. It needed shampooed four times before we felt that all of the pet hair had been removed before we moved in. The previous owners didn’t clean the house before moving out and it needed a major deep clean. It took us a week after taking possession before we could move in due to all of the cleaning and painted we did. We even scrubbed all of the walls to rid every inch of pet hair. It was a labor of love for sure but definitely worth it.

I loved our bedroom before, but I love it even more with the painted hardwoods!

I had never really thought much of the carpet in our room except that it would be nice to replace one day. I didn’t even consider the fact that we might have hardwoods underneath. One day I discovered the old listing from when the house sold to the previous owners before us. They did quite a bit of renovations and in the old photos I noticed hardwood floors in the rooms upstairs. We have hardwoods in every room of the house except the bedrooms, but it is a new hardwood that the owners before us installed during renovations. I decided to pull up a corner of the carpet in our bedroom to see what was beneath and sure enough, there were hardwoods.

To me, the older hardwoods with a rug was preferable to carpet, so we planned on just pulling up the carpet and living with the old hardwood. We didn’t realize what shape it was in until we looked.

We found paint splatters covering the floor and an entire section that was patched. I was disappointed and we were about to tuck the carpet back down until I suddenly thought about painting it as a temporary fix. I had seen painted hardwoods in older houses and on Instagram and thought it was worth a shot.

The old hardwoods were discolored and splattered with paint. An entire section was patched as well.

My husband ripped out all of the carpet and padding that morning. The hardest part was pulling up the tack strip and all of the nails around the edge. Once that was all up, I vacuumed and mopped the old, stained hardwoods, then I began painting.

We bought Dutch Boy Porch and Floor Paint at our local Menards, along with a paint roller with an extender pole. I had it tinted in Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige, a color that one of my favorite home decor bloggers, Liz Marie Galvan, used in her farmhouse.

This is after one coat of paint.

It only took two coats to cover the floor since it was such a high quality paint. I am not sponsored by Dutch Boy in any way, but I’m so happy with how well it covered and how smooth and easy it was to paint. I definitely recommend this paint!

After the two coats were fully dry, I went through and scraped some of the paint out of the cracks with a razor blade to show more of the wood lines. We still have to add a piece of trim around the edge of the room, but it already looks so beautiful!

We added this jute rug to complete the look. We didn’t seal it with anything because it’s only a temporary fix and we may put down new pine flooring in the future, but so far it’s holding up well! If you were wanting it to last longer, I would seal it with a polycrylic or polyurethane, depending on if your paint is oil or water based.

I would love to help if you have any questions! What do you think? Let me know in the comments section below!

Thank you for reading today and God bless!

Krista

How to Create a Cozy Christmas Coffee Bar

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It’s that time of year again! Time to deck the halls for Christmas! I love this time of year and Christmas is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. I couldn’t decorate for Christmas without creating a cozy Christmas coffee bar!

You only need a to do a few things to transform a regular coffee bar into a festive space all decked out for Christmas. Below are some ideas on how to create your very own cozy Christmas coffee bar!

1. Christmas Mugs

I love to display my Christmas Rae Dunn mugs on my coffee bar! Having Christmas mugs rather than regular mugs set out instantly creates a Christmas look. Below are a few adorable Christmas mugs I love.

15oz Stoneware Santa Mug- Threshold
16oz Stoneware Merry Christmas Mug White- Threshold

16oz Stoneware All Mama Wants Is A Silent Night Christmas Mug White – Threshold™

2. Christmas Sign

I used this Merry Christmas sign from the Target dollar spot this year in my Christmas coffee bar. I used a Merry Christmas wood cutout from Hobby Lobby last year. Displaying Christmas signs are a great way to make the space look festive and there are so many adorable signs to choose from!

Holiday Time Merry Christmas Indoor/Outdoor Hanging Sign Decoration, 35″ x 16″
36″ x 12″ Merry Christmas Framed Wall Print – Threshold™

3. Winter Greenery or Miniature Trees

Using winter greens or mini Christmas trees on a coffee bar make the space look cozy and natural. Mini bottle brush trees are great too! This year, I untied two $3 mini cedar wreaths from the Target dollar spot and stretched them flat to make a small garland. But there are a lot of different greenery options to choose from! Here are a few of my favorites:

Holiday Time Unlit Cedar Garland, 6′
Bottle Brush Tree Figurine – Threshold™
Faux Pine Tree in Metal Planter – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

You really don’t need much to create a cute and cozy Christmas coffee bar! I hope I’ve given you some inspiration today. Thank you for reading and God bless!

Krista

Cozy Neutral Christmas Decor

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If you follow me on Instagram, it’s pretty obvious that I love neutrals. They’re so versatile and just feel cozy to me. Neutrals have been increasingly popular in Christmas decor the past few years.

I used a lot of neutrals with pops of red in my Christmas decor last year and that’s my plan again this year.

I used mostly neutrals with pops of red last year.

I would like to share with you some of my favorite neutral Christmas decor finds. I don’t own many of these items and I do not want you to think you have to purchase any new decor in order for your home to be beautiful this Christmas. I just know that some people, including myself, like to buy a couple of items each year. So today, I want to share some decor pieces that would help you create a cozy, neutral Christmas look.

16″x14.5″ Decorative Basket Natural – Threshold™
Santa Sleigh & Reindeer Garland Black – Wondershop™
24″x24″ Holiday Oversized Chunky Cable Knit Square Throw Pillow – Threshold™
Bottle Brush Tree Figurine- Threshold
Hear Angels Sing Wall Plaque
Chunky Knit Bed Blanket- Casaluna
Holiday Time Un-Lit Snow-Flocked Pine Artificial Christmas Tree, 6′, White
25in Galvanized Christmas Tree Collar – Wondershop™

Thanks for reading! God bless!

Krista

28 on the 28th

It’s my 28th birthday today! I am 28 on the 28th of October. So today I thought I’d share with you 28 facts about me so maybe you’ll feel like you know me a little bit better!


1. I am a baptized believer. I believe Jesus Christ died for my sins, was buried, and rose again and wants to have a relationship with you too!

2. I am a momma to a beautiful toddler girl and a handsome baby boy.

3. My husband and I have been married five years and together for nine. We met in high school and started dating the summer after I graduated.

I loved my lace wedding dress!

4. I have a degree in Elementary Education and taught first grade for 4 years. Teaching will always have a special place in my heart.

5. I’m the oldest child in my family and I have 3 younger sisters.

6. I used to want to be a country singer when I grew up. I won talent shows when I was young and still love to sing. I like ton sing in our worship band at church.

7. My go-to Starbucks drink is cold brew with a few pumps of vanilla and some cream. I also love a good caramel macchiato and their pumpkin cream cold brew.

8. I can’t swim. At least, not well. I think I could swim enough to save my own life but I don’t want to find out.

9. I hate spiders.

10. I love Mexican food.

11. My husband and I have been on 4 Caribbean cruises in the past 5 years.We fell in love with cruising on our honeymoon and hope to go on many more.

A photo from dinner in Miami the night after we got married and the night before we boarded our cruise for our honeymoon.

12. My favorite color is aqua blue, like the Caribbean waters. I also love various shades of white and cream.

13. It’s a dream of mine to build a white farmhouse on a piece of land where I could sip sweet tea on a porch swing.

14. I have a collection of Rae Dunn dishes and mugs that I love and actually use all of the time.

15. Lighting a great smelling candle is so cozy to me. And diffusing lavender essential oil at night.

16. Summer and fall are tied for my favorite seasons.

17. I’ve seen The Office all of the way through many times. My husband is an ultimate fan of the show and we love to watch it in our spare time.

18. I graduated college with the highest distinction, Summa Cum Laude.

19. I was in show choir and musicals in high school.

20. I have a minor in Journalism.

21. I love a good chick flick (The Notebook and Sweet Home Alabama are two of my favs) but also love a good sci-fi or action movie.

22. I get a lot of my clothes from Goodwill. I love shopping secondhand and don’t like to spend a lot of money on clothes. You can find so many cute things if you take the time to look!

23. Speaking of Goodwill, I love thrifting. Most of my furniture and home decor are thrifted.

24. Anything coconut or maple flavored I will probably like.

25. I would love to get more into gardening.

26. I would love to turn blogging and my Instagram into a career someday but if not, that’s ok too. I know whatever God has planned for me is so much greater than my own plans.

27. I struggle with anxiety.

28. I hope that I can be a light for Christ and share His love in this dark world.


I hope you feel like you know me a little bit better. Maybe we can be friends! Follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse to see more or me and my love of decorating!

Thanks for reading! God bless!

Krista

5 Affordable Christmas Decor Finds

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Hello all! I’ve been planning out my Christmas decor and sharing a few of my finds with you in my Instagram stories. So today I wanted to share a few of my Christmas decor finds with links so you can grab them too! Just click on the image and it’ll direct you to the item online!

1. This Gorgeous $30 Flocked Tree

Holiday Time Un-Lit Snow-Flocked Pine Artificial Christmas Tree, 6′, White

This tree is beautiful and 6ft tall! I didn’t own a fake tree and wanted one for our living room, so I picked up one of these. These sell out quickly, so get it now if you want it! If it’s not available online, RUN to your nearest Walmart!

2. This 6ft Faux Cedar Garland

Holiday Time Unlit Cedar Garland, 6′

It is hard to find a faux cedar garland and this one is adorable and affordable!

3. This Homemade Hot Cocoa Tea Towel

Hot Cocoa Recipe Flour Sack Towel – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

I can’t wait to use this cute Hearth & Hand tea towel on my hot cocoa bar! The best part is it is only $3.99!

4. This Vintage Look-a-like Santa Mug

15oz Stoneware Santa Mug – Threshold™

I have always liked the vintage Santa mugs but haven’t ever found one! This one gives the vintage look for only $5!

And finally…

5. This Beautiful Wicker Tree Collar

Holiday Time Natural Seagrass Woven Christmas Tree Collar, 27″

I didn’t buy this one because I found one very similar at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $5 last year. But if I didn’t have one already, I would want this one! I have a feeling these will sell out quickly!


Christmas is right around the corner, so if you’re thinking about grabbing any new decor items, these few things are budget-friendly and adorable. Grab them before they’re gone!

Thank you for reading! Don’t forget to sign up for email updates so you will be the first to know when there’s a new blog post. Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse for more budget-friendly home decor inspiration!

God Bless!

Krista

Halloween Home Tour 2020

This is only the second year I’ve decorated for Halloween, and I’m so glad I did!

Decorating my home brings me joy. It is a creative outlet for me and helps me reduce stress and anxiety. I’m more excited to decorate nowadays since it’s been such a crazy, stressful year. Being stuck at home with a 2-year-old and a 2-month-old can be hard. Taking the time to get creative and decorate a space is a form of self-care for me.

Below are photos of my home decorated for Halloween this year. I hope it can give you some inspiration!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate you! I hope you enjoyed my Halloween decor this year. Happy Halloween! 🎃

Krista

Our Living Room Refresh

Our living room is one of the spaces I would rarely show on Instagram, yet it is the room we spend the most time in as a family. We never painted it when we moved in. The color was a darker gray than the rest of our home and it had a bluish undertone. We bought a large gray sectional when we moved in from a liquidation store nearby. When we got it home and in the room, we realized that it didn’t fit exactly like we’d hoped and it was a bit large for the space.

We made it work for a couple of years until I got the idea to give this room a refresh. I’m slowly working through every room in our house to make it “my favorite room”. What I mean is that if I don’t love a space in my home, I try to transform it into a something that I love so that every room eventually feels like “my favorite”.

The Before

This is the before photo of the room. The large gray sectional and gray walls made the space feel small and dark, despite it being the room in our house with the most windows. We sold the sectional on Facebook Marketplace for $500. We also sold an old rug for $15.

What We Changed

We started off by painting the walls in Swiss Coffee by Behr. This creamy off-white helped brighten the space so much! Paint and supplies cost $40.

We also moved an Ikea Ektorp chair and ottoman that we had in our son’s nursery into this room. We found another Ikea Ektorp sofa on marketplace that came with an additional ottoman for $75. We bought a new cover for $50 from Ikea and cleaned up the inside cushions of the couch. We sold the ottoman that came with it for $20. The new sofa ended up costing us a total of only $105. I found some new pillow covers and spent $25 at Hobby Lobby.

Eventually, to finish the room refresh, we will add a new rug and coffee table. I’ll share those additions once we find what we are looking for on Instagram!

The Cost Breakdown

We made $535 off of selling our sectional, an old rug, and the ottoman that came with the new sofa. In the end, we only spent $350 of it on a new couch/cover, paint, a new rug, coffee table, and pillow covers. We actually made money off of giving this room an update!

The After

I’m so happy with how this room turned out! To view the process in more detail, check out my highlights on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse.

Thank you for reading and God bless!

Krista

Sources:

Paint- Swiss Coffee by Behr

Sofa, Ottoman, and Armchair- Ikea Ektorp in Lofallet Beige found on Facebook Marketplace

Curtains- Ikea Hilja in white

Wall Decor- Distressed White Arch on clearance at Hobby Lobby

Rug- Chunky Jute Rug from rugsusa.com

Coffee Table- sold to us by my mom who got it years ago at Christmas Tree Shops