Farmhouse Entryway // Progress!

The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse Entry Progress Large 2

THE FARMHOUSE As I mentioned last week, the Farmhouse entryway is still a ways from completion, but it already looks and functions a whole lot better than it used to!  I really love the direction this space is taking - historic, functional, bright, and full of authentic country feelings. The lilacs were cut on Mother's Day, while we … [Continue reading...]


Happy Friday + Links 5/19/17

Emily Henderson Patio

Happy Friday!  How was your week?  With the garden planted, the office painted, and the entryway organized, I'd say my week was a success!  Neither of these indoor spaces are done yet but both are more functional and oh so much prettier.  The office design plan is dark and moody and perfect for this old farmhouse (in my humble opinion), while the … [Continue reading...]

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Farmhouse Entryway // Welcoming, Historic, & Functional Goals

The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse Entry Progress 2

THE FARMHOUSE As I mentioned on Friday, I have a little case of pregnancy nesting going on.  Actually that's a total lie.  I have a GIANT case of pregnancy nesting, and it's getting worse everyday!  There's not a room at the Farmhouse that I haven't wanted to fix-up/clean-up/make-more-efficient.  Ahhh!  Thankfully Garrett is all patience and … [Continue reading...]


Happy Friday + Links 5/12/17

The Grit and Polish - Porch House Master Bed Nightstand close

Happy Friday! How was your week? My week was pretty darn good...fabulous even, thanks to the excellent weather we're finally getting!  To say that I love our country setting is a total understatement.  Sorry Seattle, but it turns out country life is definitely for me!  Every morning I wake up at our Farmhouse and look out the window and think, how … [Continue reading...]


The Prettiest Old Farmhouse // Star Bright Farms

Better Homes & Gardens
"My Favorite Room"
Helen Norman Garden Room

STAR BRIGHT FARMS Do I ever have a treat for you guys today!  I found the most amazing old farm via Pinterest recently and immediately reached out to the owners to see if I could feature their home here on the Grit and Polish.  Thankfully Helen said yes, and we got to chat about the 2 renovations she and her husband, Mark, have undertaken over … [Continue reading...]


Happy Friday! + Links 5/5/17 (Mother’s Day Edition!)

The Grit and Polish - Mothers Day Gift Guide 2017

Happy Friday and Cinco de Mayo to you!  I hope you have black beans boiling on the stove and ripe avocados on the counters.  Mexican food is a THING at our Farmhouse so you can bet that we'll be mashing our beans and salting our pico tonight!  Or if the day runs long, we'll be stopping by our favorite taco truck. Mother's Day weekend is only a … [Continue reading...]

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Farmhouse // Moving the Boys into a Shared Bedroom (and how it’s going)

The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse Shared Bedroom 2

THE FARMHOUSE A couple of weekends ago, we rearranged Wilder's bedroom and moved Brooks in with him.  The transition hasn't been without a few hiccups, but it's going soooo much better than I ever expected.  The room has become so much cozier with the two of them in here, and somehow I love the space even more than I did when it was just … [Continue reading...]


Happy Friday + Links 4/28/17

Sara Parsons Photography San Juan Island Master

Happy Friday!  It feels like an extra happy Friday at our Farmhouse since we got our Spring cleaning and organizing out of the way last weekend.  There's nothing better than waking up to a clean house.  Okay, maybe waking up to a clean house, rested kiddos, and homemade pancakes.  A girl can dream after all ;) Speaking of kiddos, we made a … [Continue reading...]


Porch House // Powder Bath Design

Jersey Ice Cream Co wallpaper Inspiration

THE PORCH HOUSE You were probably expecting to see the 'after' photos of the Porch House exterior today, but I've been asked to wait on publishing photos until after our pilot airs, so that you can see the transformation first on HGTV!  In the meantime, I'll be sharing my inspiration for the designs you'll get to see on HGTV as well as the … [Continue reading...]