Friday, March 13, 2020

DIY Vintage Letterpress Keychains

Repurpose vintage letterpress letters into cool and unique keychains!

There are a handful of items I like to keep an eye out for when auctioning and vintage letterpress letters are one of them.  They have tons of character, are perfect for craft projects and look great when paired and styled with vintage decor.

Just recently,  I scored a full tray of vintage letterpress letters and knew right away they would make cool and unique keychains. 

Repurposed vintage letterpress keychains

Monday, March 2, 2020

80's Dresser Turned Distressed Chest

Transform and modernize a dated 80's dresser into the perfect distressed chest! 

Are you starting to notice a theme with my recent furniture makeovers?

I'm kind of obsessed with transforming and modernizing dated 80's dressers.  I love painting MCM furniture,  but being able to build, transform and update unwanted or dated furniture is something that truly makes me happy.  Oddly enough,  I actually find painting and updating furniture relaxing and incredibly rewarding.  It's one of my favorite ways to relieve stress, so the more furniture I can redo the better.  
Painted and distressed dresser with bronze pulls
Just recently, I found a small dated dresser on Facebook Marketplace that needed a little updating.  The curved base and batwing hardware drastically dated the dresser, but it wasn't anything a little wood, paint and new hardware couldn't fix. 

Monday, February 24, 2020

12 Stylish Oversized Wall Clocks

Decorate your walls and add style to your home with an oversized wall clock! 

Do you struggle with how to decorate your walls?  Are you looking to decorate with something other than artwork or farmhouse signs?  Hanging a mirror, shelves or creating a unique gallery wall are great alternatives, but I personally love using oversized wall clocks to fill large areas.  
Black and white wall clock

Friday, February 21, 2020

Sweet Clover February Cabin Fever Sale

A vintage booth filled with a mix of MCM, vintage and industrial style decor and furniture. 

It's time for the February Winter Market at Sweet Clover Barn! 

Last month, I went a little more Boho, but I'm back to my go-to style of mixing vintage, modern and industrial decor and furniture.   You know I love to incorporate a mix of styles in my own home and my vintage booth is no different.   
MCM Huntely dresser

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Quick and Easy Side Table Makeover

An easy way to update an inexpensive and dated wood and metal side table.

Yesterday, I ran to Sweet Clover Barn to finish up a few things then swung in Goodwill on my way home.  I wasn't too optimistic about finding furniture, but you never know what you'll find unless you stop and look, right?  Unfortunately, there were no good dressers, but I did find a little wood side table that had potential.  It was the perfect project piece that I knew I could knock out quickly.

Black painted side table with metal label holders

I started working on the table as soon as I got home and was able to give it an update, take pictures and finish the blog post in just a few hours.  The makeover was super quick, easy and affordable, which is my favorite kind of project. 

Friday, February 14, 2020

DIY Apothecary Cabinet Dresser Makeover

Learn how to turn a dated dresser into a vintage inspired apothecary cabinet!

Finding quality affordable used furniture has been really hard to come by lately.  It's been pretty slim pickings at my go-to used furniture sources, but I was lucky enough to come across a solid wood dresser with tons of potential.  

I knew right away I could turn the dated dresser into a cool vintage inspired apothecary cabinet.  You know I love card catalogs and anything with multiple drawers, which made the Facebook Marketplace purchase a no brainer.

DIY dresser turned apothecary cabinet

Monday, February 3, 2020

Let's Go Thrifting: Recent Auction and Thrift Store Finds

Thrifting and picking for unique vintage decor.

Oh hey, remember me?

I've been a bad blogger. 

Lately, my days have been spent picking up furniture, hunting for new thrift stores and traveling to spend hours upon hours at auctions.  I've been so busy thrifting, picking and painting furniture that I haven't had time to work on or document a single DIY project.

I'm not complaining.  Thrifting and picking are what I love, but unfortunately, it leaves little time for house projects and blogging.  I know thrifting may not interest everyone, but I love hunting for deals and wanted to share a few of my favorite thrift store and auction finds and purchases.