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FAQ – Answers to Questions We Get Asked ALL the Time!

Sources/Where We Got It 

Where did you get your dining room table?
We’ve had a few dining room tables. Like about 7 in 10 years!

  1. The light wood trestle table was the Restoration Hardware Salvaged Natural Table. We clear-coated it with a matte varnish to protect it. It was a GORGEOUS table, but ultimately didn’t hold up to a lot of wear and tear…and it was brutal on the knees if you were sitting at either end!
  2. The dark farmhouse table is the Calistoga table from The Brick. It is very solid and takes a beating well. Plus the extensions were a LOT easier to take on and off than the RH ones were. Ultimately, we didn’t love the dark color and my sister now loves it!
  3. Our newest table was built and finished by us with legs from Osborne Wood Products. We’ll link a how-to blog post here as soon as we get it finished. 

Where is your sectional couch from?
Our sectional couch is the Ikea Ektorp, currently with the Nordvalla Beige slipcovers. We wrote a review of our couches here

Where did you get your open shelving brackets?
For our two most recent kitchen renovations, we installed open shelving. And for both installations, I designed and Dean created the shelving brackets. But if you don’t have a Dean who can make them for you, you can find VERY similar ones here. 

Where did you get your dining room light fixture?
The dining room light fixture is from Wayfair and was called the Odie 8-light kitchen island pendant. Wayfair occasionally changes the names of products though. To make it easier for you to find, here it is on Amazon. 

Where did you get your black kitchen track lights?
The black kitchen track lights in our farmhouse-style kitchen were source from Build.com. They are made by Seagull Lighting and have unfortunately been discontinued. We have not yet been able to find similar versions elsewhere. 

Where did you get your huge black clock?
The Fulton Street black oversized clock was from Wayfair. You may be able to find it on Amazon too. 

I absolutely love your china cabinet, it’s so classic! Do you have a source for it?
Yes, our one wood-look ‘china cabinet’ is from Wayfair (affiliate link). If it’s in stock when you look, buy it! It’s frequently out of stock! 

Where did you get the flat bar for your DIY barn doors?
My husband sourced our via his work. But you can find similar flat bar at Metal Supermarket and sometimes at Lowe’s or Home Depot.

Where did you get your new living room chairs?
They were also from Wayfair, and are often out of stock. You might find them here

Other House Questions 

How on earth do you keep your open shelves clean?
I’m going to assume you’re referring to our kitchen open shelves. If that’s the case, we put our everyday dishes up there on display. Which means they get daily use. Anything that doesn’t get used gets dusted weekly (along with the shelves) with a Swiffer Duster. If something like the cake stand or something is not used for a while, we will of course wash it before use! 

What paint color is that?
We get asked this one all the time! If you visit the links below, you can find all the colors we used for each house, except the first, which wasn’t very pretty! 🙂 


Click/tap here to see the paint colors we used in our bungalow. 


Click/tap here to see the paint colors we used in our backsplit. 


Click/tap here to see the paint colors we used in our current house. 


 

Copyright/Photo & Printable Use 

Can I reprint and use your free printables for…?
Our free printables are for personal use only and are gifts from us to our readers. They may not be used for church bulletins, posters, cards, or any other use, whether for profit or not. 

Can I use your photos? Can I share your blog posts on my site?
While we love it when you share our ideas, please note that all images and writing on Home Made Lovely are the property of Shannon Acheson/Home Made Lovely (unless otherwise expressly noted). You are welcome to share one photo per post/idea/project, with credit and a link back to the appropriate place on Home Made Lovely. Please do not remove watermarks, crop, add your own watermark, or otherwise edit photos without written permission from us. This goes for any of our images that you find on social media or the world wide web. Pinning of course is always welcome and appreciated!

 

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My aha moment!

I found my style and was able to bring our small space together for our family of 8! My aha moment was when you talked about undertones! That was the moment when I could bring everything together.

Danae C.

Falling in love with our home again

My ah-ha moment was when I realized I was going about things all the wrong way. I loved the house but it didn't feel like home. BUT now because of your course...I am falling in love with our home all over again.

Cheryl P.

Thank you for your direction and inspiration!

You have been very helpful in just identifying my style and what I like! Thank you for your direction and inspiration!

Dawn G.

Decorating is not as complicated as it once seemed!

I love your easy process to determine my style. I've also learned that my style has changed over the years and seasons of my life and that decorating properly/successfully is NOT as complicated as it once seemed!!!

Sheryl R.

Lightbulb moment!

Your explanation of paint colors was the light bulb moment for me! I am enjoying your teaching.  Thanks!

Pat J.

Filled me with the confidence I need

Oh Shannon, thank you, thank you thank you!!  I wish I could download you and take you with me, but your Decor Staples Checklist has definitely given me the guidance and filled me with the confidence I need!

Zee V.

Love this idea!

Orbs are such a great decor item to add to a space. Staining the hoops really gives them a vintage feel. Thanks for the inspiration.

Suzanne

I love your instructions!

LMAO!! I love your How Not to Paint Cabinet instructions! It made me laugh with good humor! Kudos for sharing your lessons learned!!

Tom H.

Done with Haphazard Decor!

I'm so done with Haphazard Decor! (Yes, I think I just made that "style" up). Thank you for your style quiz!

Christen

So Accurate!

I thought the quiz was so accurate, I want my friends to do it. I feel I like such a mix of things and the quiz described them all so well!

Lisa G.

A trusted friend

Before I felt overwhelmed by my clutter. Now, I feel like I have a trusted friend alongside me to pull me out of my paralysis with a fresh mindset!

Rhonda


"Home is the most important place on earth."

xo, Shannon