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Friday, February 3, 2023

The Best Realistic Faux Greenery Stems and Branches

Decorate your home with the best realistic faux greenery stems! I'm a real plant lover and prefer to decorate and display  living plants throughout my home .   They bring a sense of life and freshness to a room that you just can't replicate with faux plants.   As much as I would love to ditch all my faux plants, there are certain situations and areas throughout my home where it just makes sense to go faux.  It doesn't hurt that there is really great realistic faux leaf stems available.  Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite realistic faux greenery stems that I love and display throughout my own home.  WHY CHOOSE FAUX PLANTS OVER REAL ONES? Faux plants are maintenance-free and can be displayed where it's very difficult for real plants to thrive.  You don't have to worry about over or under-watering, lighting, fungus gnats, or soil conditions. WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING FAUX PLANTS AND STEMS? Stick with high-quality faux plants with natural textures tha...
Monday, January 30, 2023

Thrift Store Upcycle: Spice Rack Turned Propagation Station

Learn how to turn a dated wood spice rack into a stylish vintage-inspired propagation station!  Let's make another thrift store upcycle !  My mom found a pair of matching spice racks a few months ago at a local thrift store.  She bought them thinking my daughter could hang them in her room to organize and display nail polish.    The idea was good, but unfortunately, they ended up being too small for my daughter's rapidly growing collection of nail polish.  I didn't want the dated spice racks to go to waste, so I decided to turn one into a propagation station with vintage-inspired glass bottles.  SUPPLIES NEEDED TO TURN A SPICE RACK INTO A PROPAGATION STATION - Wood spice rack - Scrap wood ( I used 1/4" x 1 3/8" lattice wood) - Pliers or screwdriver (depending on how the spice rack is constructed) - Rubber mallet - Wood glue - Miter saw (could use a miter box and saw ) - Drill and small drill bit  - Small nails or screws - Sander with 150-grit sandpaper  - Sim...
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Neutral Modern Vintage Bathroom Mood Board

A neutral modern bathroom mood board with a mix of metals and a touch of vintage!   For years, I've wanted to completely gut and remodel our master bathroom.  It was one of the first rooms we had renovated and after 16 years could definitely use an update.   Unfortunately, a major bathroom renovation isn't at the top of the priority list.  That doesn't mean I can't dream, plan and design a room that is full of everything I love......modern, vintage, texture, contrast, warmth, and a mix of metals.  I thoroughly enjoyed designing this modern vintage bathroom and sourcing the perfect pieces to create a beautiful space I love! NEUTRAL MODERN VINTAGE BATHROOM SOURCES  FLOOR TILE-   I'm a little obsessed with the black terracotta floor tile and love that it can be laid in a variety of different patterns. SHOWER TILE - I love the look of classic subway tile but prefer something with a little more texture and character.  The 3x12 white ceramic tile from Floor and Decor...
Monday, January 23, 2023

Functional Vintage Home Office Changes and an Announcement

TAKE A TOUR OF A STYLISH AND FUNCTIONAL VINTAGE-DECORATED HOME OFFICE! Back in August, I shared my new vintage modern home office .  Earlier in the year, we moved my daughter's bedroom downstairs, which allowed me to turn her old bedroom into my new home office .  I still end up working primarily from my  $70 Facebook Marke tplace leather RH chair , but having a designated office and additional space to display more of my favorite thrift, vintage, and antique finds has been really nice. I had no plans of changing the current furniture and decor in my home office, but in December I decided to make a business change that required a few office tweaks.  After five years of sanding, repairing, painting, staining, hauling, and staging, I decided to take a step back from having a vintage booth.  It wasn't an easy decision and there are many aspects of having a booth that I'll miss.  I met so many wonderful people, made great friends, and accomplished things I never thought I w...