Guest Post by Cassie of Primitive & Proper

Today y’all are in for a real treat!  Our guest blogger is a furniture makeover queen, do-it-all mom, and writes always entertaining blog Primitive & Proper.  Cassie’s blog will make you think twice if you’ve ever passed up curbside furniture because it looked beyond repair.  She’s full of great DIY tips and even hosts a weekly furniture makeover party where you can link up your own projects.  Welcome Cassie!


Hello Welcome to Heardmont readers! I am so excited to be here today at Meredith’s blog. Meredith is adorable and has great style! For those of you who are wondering who “I” am, I am Cassie from Primitive and Proper. I focus on furniture revamps, home design and decor, some crafty stuff, and more!

That’s me with my favorite little peeps.  Their rooms have been so much fun to decorate, full of color and their own personalities.  Here’s a peek of their rooms…


For our own master “suite” (if you can call a small room and a teensy half bath a suite!) I prefer soothing colors, and stylistically, I like a mix of modern and vintage, rustic distressed, glamorous, and clean lines all together! I am currently in the process of redoing the bedroom.  It’s almost there, but I need a pair of matched nightstands- I am looking for very glamorous nightstands I can paint a glossy golden delicious color, and place a mirror on top, and we will also be adding a new headboard as soon as I get the nightstands, so stay tuned for that.  The inspiration colors came from my favorite print in the room, seen here on my current nightstands:

That print came from Kantan Designs.  I won it through a giveaway and then purchased a couple more from them because I loved it!  So let’s look at the rest of the room as it is right now, shall we?

Our bedding is West Elm’s organic cotton intuck duvet and shams, with an aqua throw pillow I found at a thrift shop, and a silver pillow from West Elm.  The bedskirt is from Target’s Simply Shabby Chic.  The gray and white rug is from IKEA (for just 20 bucks!) and the curtains were purchased from Anthropologie on clearance.

This midcentury modern dresser was a $50 craigslist find that I painted in a clean crisp white. The gesso mirror was a $20 Goodwill find that I painted a dark gray.

This Swedish horse was my Nana’s.  She had a large version in her house when I was growing up, and I always thought it was fun to sit on it!  This little guy reminds me of those times!

This photo is one of my faves- Sawyer’s little baby feet!

On the other side of the room I have a vintage child’s changing table/dresser that is narrow and works well in our small room.  It was mint green when I bought it and had ugly wooden knobs.  I painted it white, antiqued it, and added some square glass knobs found at Anthropologie on clearance.  The door to the right of that dresser leads to our little half bath.

This little bathroom has got some serious vintage tile in a weird shade of beige, almost with a pink tone to it.  We are making it work, because we have to!  I painted it a dark gray, and added inexpensive IKEA shelving.  I added a vintage mirror I painted a glossy white as well.  My mom is going to help me make a ruffled skirt for the sink, too.  Can’t wait to learn how to make ruffles!

And there is another Kantan print!  Here’s a closer look…

And we recently added a bathmat from IKEA I purchased on clearance.  I love the gray and white stripes!

So there you have what I call our master suite!

Meredith, thank you so much for having me as a guest today!  I hope you will come and visit me at my blog! (just click on my button).

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10 Responses to Guest Post by Cassie of Primitive & Proper

  1. That bathroom always amazing me. You’re right – seriously weird tile even for the vintage of your house but I am sure it was cool in its day 🙂 BUT, Cassie, you have done an amazing job in there.

  2. Lovely color combination with the tile in your bath and your organization looks functional and pretty! Great job!

  3. Ashley says:

    I’ve got to stop reading blogs, It just makes me want to change my house all up again! along with Mrs. Heard, you two are SUPER talented. Feel free to decorate my place anytime!

  4. Morgan says:

    Beautiful! I love all the colors and the clean lines. =]

  5. Ms. Michelle says:

    Great job on the bathroom – I love the gray wall.

    Isn’t guest blogging so much fun? I’ll check out your blog.

  6. Very pretty rooms. I love the colour scheme and the refinished items in your master bedroom.

  7. cassie says:

    thank you soooo much for having me here today, meredith! and thank you everyone for your kind words!

  8. Jenny says:

    More evidence that NWA needs an IKEA! And… I think Meredith needs that bath mat. 🙂

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