Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Lucketts Fall Market 2021

Take a tour of a vintage booth from the hippest vintage market on the East Coast! 

It's been a long weekend! 

I take that back, it's been a long few weeks. 

If you've been around for any length of time then you have probably heard me talk about prepping for the Lucketts market.  

Most of the furniture pieces I transform and vintage items I score head to my vintage booth at Sweet Clover Barn, but some of my favorites were saved for the Lucketts market.

Lucketts spring goes fall market

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Trash to Treasure: DIY Textured Paint and Baking Soda Vase

Create the look of authentic clay vases using paint, baking soda and coarse salt! 

Yesterday, while out thrifting, I picked up a ceramic vase that had the perfect shape for a quick DIY update.

In the past, I've made plastic vases look like concrete and Dollar Tree vases look like Hobnail milk glass, but this vase instantly reminded me of the beautiful and popular, yet crazy expensive vintage clay pottery vases. 

Turning old dated vases into stylish faux clay pots is nothing new (just do a quick Google or Pinterest search).  There are many variations of this technique and each pot and vase is unique and turns out differently.

I love sharing affordable DIY projects and filling my home with unique vintage finds, so it only made sense that I share my version of the DIY textured paint and baking soda technique. 

DIY faux clay pot

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Furniture Sanding 101: How to Sand Wood Furniture

The best sanding tips and common mistakes to avoid when sanding and refinishing wood furniture! 

Lately, my days have been spent painting and sanding as I prepare for a huge vintage market.

Showers have become overrated and being covered in paint and sawdust has become my new normal. 

It's a busy time for sure, but I wouldn't have it any other way. 

I absolutely LOVE transforming and staging furniture and sharing my favorite furniture makeover tips.

In the past, I shared how to achieve the perfect raw wood look, but I still get comments from readers telling me they are intimidated by sanding and questions asking how to sand wood furniture.

Today, I want to answer all your wood furniture sanding questions and hopefully, inspire and encourage you to transform your own furniture into beautiful raw wood pieces.

how to sand furniture to raw wood

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Simple and Affordable Fall Patio Update

Simple and budget-friendly patio makeover just in time for fall! 

This post is sponsored by Walmart

Maryland has officially entered "wear a sweatshirt in the morning and regret it in the afternoon" weather.   

The mornings are cool and damp, the days are hot and the evenings are dark and chilly.

Figuring out what to wear takes some getting used to, but it's still hands-down the best time of year, especially when it comes to outdoor projects.  

I recently gave the shed deck a makeover, which lead to staining the deck supports on the main deck, which then led to updating the back patio. 

Green cinderella pumpkins on porch

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Amazon Home Decor and Fashion Finds

Neutral and budget-friendly Amazon home decor and fashion finds! 

Happy Thursday! 

I am not a fashion blogger.  Let's just get that out of the way. 

The majority of the time, I'm sporting paint-covered clothes (that most likely don't match), dirty hair that's been pulled back into a low messy bun and my favorite checkered Vans.  If I'm feeling fancy, I'll actually take a shower, dry my hair and put on mascara.  Look out!

I am, however, a self-employed, work-from-home mom who is drawn to neutrals, knows how to take advantage of Amazon Prime and can rock leggings and hoodies like no other. 

Today, I'm sharing a few of my favorite neutral Amazon home decor and comfy fashion finds.  Everything is either something I currently own, is very similar to what I own or is in my cart.  It's all neutral, great alone or paired together AND perfect for fall!

Monday, September 13, 2021

How to Make a Vintage Inspired Sign

Learn how to make an easy DIY vintage sign - no fancy cutting machine required! 

Did you know that I LOVE vintage wood signs?  Did you also know that authentic vintage signs are crazy expensive?

I was following an online auction the other day and was completely BLOWN AWAY by how much an old weathered wood sign sold for.  Like, shaking my head and wondering what the heck I am doing painting and selling furniture and not vintage signs kind of blown away haha. 

It was after that auction that I got inspired and immediately got to work making my own vintage-inspired sign.  

DIY vintage sign

I'm not picky when it comes to old, chippy and perfectly aged signs.  Although, I am partial to vintage medical decor and ephemera, so I opted to make a vintage-inspired doctor sign for above my card catalog. 

Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own customizable DIY vintage sign. 

Monday, September 6, 2021

H&M Home Decor Finds Under $50

Chic, affordable and neutral home decor from H&M (under $50)! 

H&M is way more than just a fashionable and hip clothing and accessories store. 

They are also a great source for stylish, chic and affordable home decor.

From neutral and classic to hip and stylish. 

H&M has everything you need to level up your kitchen, living room, bedroom (and everything in between!) without breaking the bank.  

Neutral decor under $50