Little House of Four - Creating a beautiful home, one thrifty project at a time.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Introducing Vintage by LHOF

Happy, happy Friday!  

Do you remember the other week when I said I was crazy busy and took an unexpected week off blogging?  I mentioned that I was working on a new "project" and today,  I'm excited to share what I've been working on and what's been taking up so much of my time.

Many of you know that I share a booth with Cassie Bustamante at Sweet Clover Barn.  I've been having so much fun sprucing up furniture, hunting for vintage finds and decorating our booth that I decided to open an Etsy shop, Vintage by LHOF

Vintage by LHOF

Bringing life back to old vintage furniture, thrifting and shopping for deals is something I absolutely love, unfortunately, I only have so much room in my own home and I was quickly boarding hoarder status.  Opening a shop was the perfect solution and allows me both to shop and share with others. 

Decorate entryway with black vintage scale

Black vintage scale
I tend to gravitate towards old scales, cameras, clocks and brass decor, but Vintage by LHOF will carry a variety of vintage decor.   Basically, anything that I love and would put in my own home is fair game for the shop.

Unique vintage decor

vintage westclox alarm clock

vintage Reader's Digest books

I hope to add items weekly, so make sure to check the shop often to see what's new.  You can follow Vintage by LHOF on Instagram, favorite the shop on ETSY or subscribe to be the first to hear about new products in stock.

Subscribers will also receive a coupon code for 10% off their first purchase as well as receive special promotions just for being a subscriber.

Vintage by LHOF
I also added a new tab at the top of the blog where you can easily check out the shop to see what's new.

Shop page on blog homepage

My goal is to keep Little House of Four and Vintage by LHOF separate.  LHOF will be a place where I share inexpensive makeovers, DIY projects, and affordable home decor inspiration.  The shop will simply be a place for me to share my love for unique and vintage decor.

I'd love to know what types of items you would like to see in the shop.  Shoot me an e-mail or comment below!


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June Sale at Sweet Clover Barn

It's almost the third weekend of the month, which means it's time to share our space for Sweet Clover's June sale! 

It's not too often that Cassie and I decorate with red (at the barn or in our own homes), but with Fourth of July right around the corner, we busted out some red and added it to our normally cool-toned space.  This month is all about white, wood tones, shades of blues and grays with a few splashes of red.  It's a beautiful mix of both our styles and I'm really happy with how everything came together.  

Coastal blue painted vintage empire dresser

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Coastal Blue Vintage Empire Dresser Makeover

A beautiful antique empire dresser with curved drawers and turned details gets a makeover with Coastal Blue paint and creamy teardrop pulls. 

Sorry for the sudden radio silence last week.  I ended up taking an unexpected break after spending way too much time driving around picking up furniture and working on a few involved makeovers.  After last week, I can confidently say, I don't plan on completely refinishing a large dresser anytime soon.  I do, however, plan on sharing a few furniture makeovers, an IKEA hack and living room and office updates very soon.

One of the makeovers I finished last week was a vintage empire dresser with beautiful curved drawers and turned details on the sides.   I was able to repair, sand, paint, stain, wax, photograph and get it up to Sweet Clover just in time for the annual June yard sale this weekend.  This is definitely one of those pieces that started out a little rough but had great bones and was so worth updating.

Coastal blue Empire dresser makeover

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday Favorites: Black, White and Neutral Outdoor Decor

Stylish and affordable black, white and neutral decor to spruce up your outdoor space! 

It's Friday and time for another edition of Friday Favorites! 

Last year, I spruced up our deck with a new umbrella, rugs, cushions, and decor.  It was a major improvement from the previously torn cushions and moldy rugs, but there was still so much more that needed to be done.  This year, I'd love to paint the exterior doors Iron Ore, add more seating and a new larger table, install solar lights and overall make it a clean and enjoyable space for our family to enjoy. 
black white and neutral patio decor

Monday, May 28, 2018

A Beautiful Distressed Pale Gray Vintage Dresser Makeover

A beautiful distressed vintage dresser painted in a soft pale gray and accented with original hardware and dark wood stain.  

I hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend!   We spent our days around the house, relaxing and working on projects and I wouldn't have had it any other way.  Since my husband had a few extra days off he helped me move furniture so I could finally photograph a few projects that I finished weeks ago.   Today, I'm happy to share a pale gray vintage dresser makeover that will be headed to Sweet Clover for their June sale.  

Light gray painted vintage Century dresser

This soft light gray is quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to colors and I think it fits this vintage Century dresser well, especially paired with the original brass hardware.   

Friday, May 25, 2018

Awesome Sales and Deals on Items I Personally Own

Happy Friday!  Do you have any fun plans for the holiday weekend?  We're laying low, but I'm excited about spending a long holiday weekend home with the family.  We have no real plans, which is my favorite way to spend a weekend.  It allows for impromptu shopping trips, visits to the skatepark with the kids, project time for me and spur of the moment lunch and dinner dates with the family.  

Speaking of shopping, I get a lot of questions about the sources of items in my home that I thought I would share a few awesome deals currently happening on home decor.  I'll be the first one to admit that a LOT of the items in my home are purchased secondhand.  Either from Goodwill, thrift stores, yard sales, Facebook Marketplace, vintage markets or even hand-me-downs.  

With that being said, there are many times that I buy items new and with Memorial Day sales going on I thought it would be a good time to share some amazing deals on home decor that I personally own.  Mixing new purchases with unique used items is my favorite way to create a home that feels collected, lived in and a space that perfectly reflects my style. 

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Dark and moody modern farmhouse bedroom
We currently have the nuLOOM geometric Morrocan trellis rug in our bedroom and I'm loving it so far.  It's easy to clean, soft underfoot and has a design that compliments many different design styles.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Simple Belly Baskets

Belly baskets are the perfect versatile home decor accessory that can be bought cheap and easily and inexpensively updated to fit your style.

A few months ago, I wrote about my favorite home decor staples and included baskets because they are versatile and perfect for just about any space.  Belly baskets are especially great since they are collapsible, affordable, easy to update and great to use for storage or as planters.  I recently bought a few to take to the shop and thought I would share some easy and affordable ways to give them a little personality. 

DIY pom pom decorated belly basket