It’s no secret that I’ve settled into my rustic mountain lifestyle quite nicely. Ever since moving outside of the city limits almost two years ago, my entire family has changed up the way we live…trading in the busy city lifestyle for a much more relaxed way of living. The kids have learned to pass the days romping through the woods and exploring nature. I’ve filled my time by slowly transforming my mountain home into a rustic haven that beckons guests to come in and stay a while. And the hubs has discovered that keeping me happy takes little more than crafting gorgeous rustic items for my home. Really, we’ve discovered the secret to being blissfully happy while enjoying a little slower lifestyle. So much of our enjoyment has come from finding ways to bring the outdoors inside as we turn our rustic house into a true home. Through this process, the hubs has discovered that he’s naturally talented at working with wood and since we live on over two acres of trees, he’s got plenty of materials to create a variety of beautiful projects. Recently, after a tree fell during one of our summer storms, he headed outdoors to create Rustic Wooden Plate Chargers for me and I have to say, I was thrilled with the final product that helped me complete the look of my kitchen table!
Much of the decor in my home centers around wood. It’s one of the things that drew me to the house when I was looking to move. We’ve got wooden plank ceilings, unfinished wooden door and window frames and very rustic looking wood floors. When we first moved in, I thought I’d need to downplay the look of so much wood, but I’ve discovered the desire to do the exact opposite. I’ve found that bringing in wooden accents showcases the beauty of the house even more. That’s where the hubs has come in. He’s a master when it comes to taking a fallen tree and turning it into perfection for some area of my home. He’s made coasters, flower planters and several accent pieces for me so far. And the best part is, all I need to get his imagination going and creativity flowing is to pull out his tools and brew him a cup of Folgers Simply Gourmet coffee. Much like our natural surrounds, this NEW Folgers Simply Gourmet coffee that is available at Walmart contains no artificial flavors and is made with delicious natural flavors like Caramel, Chocolate, Cinnamon and Vanilla to ensure that each sip inspires! With beverage in hand, he’s able to survey our property, take in the fallen trees and create masterpieces from them.
Recently, as he stood in our back yard thinking through what he could make next, he spotted a large tree that had fallen. Knowing that I’ve been looking for Rustic Wooden Plate Chargers for a while to complete my kitchen tablescape, he decided to thrill and delight me with gorgeous chargers that are made from the wood found on our property. After cutting the perfect piece of our fallen tree, making our Rustic Wooden Plate Chargers was a pretty simple process that fed his need to create.
To start our Rustic Wooden Plate Chargers, the hubs found the perfect piece of a fallen tree that had gorgeous rings on the inside and distinctive bark on the outside. He then proceeded to use his chain saw to cut one in thick slabs that could be transformed into beautiful chargers.
After using a brush to dust off the slabs of wood, he was ready to get to work finishing our Rustic Wooden Plate Chargers to make them truly beautiful and durable.
Since he has a background in furniture finishing, I know this is where he really loves to just let inspiration take over so after brewing him a second cup of Folgers Simply Gourmet Natural Caramel Coffee, I simply stood back and let him do what he does best…turn regular pieces of wood into the perfect Rustic Wooden Plate Chargers for my table. To start, he sanded down each of the chargers, working to make sure the surface was perfectly smooth.
Once each of the chargers were sanded to perfection, it was time to finish them to make them durable and beautiful! He headed outside and soaked in our beautiful surroundings while he added several coats of clear Polyurethane to each one.
As he crafted and created and transformed what would have been a tree that was left to rot into beautiful Rustic Wooden Plate Chargers, I couldn’t help but be impressed by his skill and inspiration.
Cup by cup and piece by piece, he turned plain pieces of wood into something truly beautiful. I watched as his Folgers Simply Gourmet Natural Caramel coffee disappeared and in its place, four stunning Rustic Wooden Plate Chargers appeared.
I was more than happy to keep his cup of Folgers Simply Gourmet Caramel Coffee filled because it fueled his inspiration and helped him turn the process of creating these Rustic Wooden Plate Coasters into a completely stunning way to finish my elegant woods inspired tablescape.
With his finished product in my hands, I brewed my own cup of Folgers Simply Gourmet coffee and let my creativity take over to complete the tablescape I’ve been dreaming of in a completely rustic way that matches so well with the decor of our home. After adding a runner, my Rustic Wooden Plate Chargers and white plates immediately helped to transform the look of my table.
After adding a few simple yet elegant touches like napkins, rustic glasses and an easy centerpiece, I was able to take the craft he had created while enjoying his gourmet cup of coffee and use them to make the tablescape I’d been dreaming of a reality.
I have to say, this finishing touch in my dining area took a room of the home that I liked and transformed it into an area that I love…..and it all started with a cup of coffee, an idea and a fallen tree.
Going forward, I’ll continue to appreciate the creativity that my husband brings to our relationship. I’ll continue to encourage him to take time to turn ideas that start in his head into a reality. And I’ll even offer my suggestions of household items that I’d like to see him bring to life out of the fallen trees in our back yard. But more than anything, I’ll make sure that when creativity hits and he’s inspired to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary, he has the delicious taste of Folgers Simply Gourmet Coffee in his hand to fuel his projects and make his time spent working with wood even more enjoyable.
Now it’s your turn to let the delicious flavors of @Folgers Simply Gourmet inspire your creativity! Whether you like to craft and create like my husband or are simply looking for the perfect beverage to make your afternoon delicious, be sure to pick up Folgers Simply Gourmet at @Walmart today! Available in Caramel, Chocolate, Cinnamon and Vanilla, this NEW, delicious blend of coffee is the perfect companion for whatever your day may hold!
Tell me, which of the Folgers Simply Gourmet flavors will you reach for to fuel your creativity?