Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Stylish and Budget-Friendly Mid Century Modern Accent Chairs

The best stylish and budget-friendly mid century modern accent chairs!

The kitchen and first-floor renovation are coming to an end, which means it's time to think about decorating, in particular, finding a pair of mid century modern accent chairs for the living room.  

Removing four walls created the open floor plan I desired, but also created a few new design challenges, mainly furniture placement.  Unfortunately, I had to let some furniture go that no longer worked with the new layout, but it's been fun hunting for pieces that better fit the style and function of the new open floor plan.  

Lately, I've been on the lookout for a pair of medium size mid century modern accent chairs and wanted to share a few of my favorite budget-friendly picks.  Budget-friendly mid century modern accent chairs

Friday, August 30, 2019

Vintage Chic Half Bathroom Updates

Updating a simple half bathroom with vintage chic decor from Walmart
This post is sponsored by Walmart

Our basement bathroom has been through quite a few transformations since we moved into our home 12 years ago.  Before I even started blogging, we gutted the original bathroom and moved it down a few feet to make room for a small bar area.   Then, just the other year, I gave it a modern vintage makeover with new tile, paint, fixtures and decor.  

I can never leave well enough alone, so I tweaked a little of the decor to give it more of a vintage chic makeover.  With the help of Walmart, I was able to achieve this look with a few simple and affordable decor pieces.   Walmart has such a wide selection of affordable decor (especially online!) and with free shipping on orders over $35, it's never been easier or more affordable to update your home. 

Vintage chic bathroom updates

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Kitchen Renovation Progress: Board and Batten Wall, Craftsman Style Columns and Railing

An open floor plan of a ranch style home with white craftsman style columns and black modern railing. 

It's coming to the end of the kitchen renovation and it feels so good!   Counters and appliances have been installed and the kitchen has finally been usable for a couple weeks now.   There's still work to be done, but seeing it all come together could not be more exciting.  

The latest project to be completed (well, almost complete) are the columns and railing that we added after removing the walls and opening up the stairs. 

Let's take a look back at how the house looked a few months ago. 

Rancher style home before

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Modern and Moody Coastal Bedroom

The perfect modern and moody coastal bedroom!

This post is sponsored by Walmart 

Ever since coming back from the beach my daughter has been all about seashells and coral.  She even traded in her arcade tickets for a white coral candle holder that she was so excited to put in her room.   I knew as soon as it was time to put her room back together that she would want to decorate with beachy and coastal decor.  

If you know me, coastal and beachy aren't really terms I would use to describe my style, but I was all about giving her room a tasteful update that incorporated both coastal and moody modern elements.  

Moody and modern coastal bedroom decor
Lucky for me, Walmart has some great coastal decor options that are both affordable and perfect for achieving a stylish coastal vibe.  They also offer free shipping on orders over $35 (and FREE returns!), which is awesome for someone like me who loves shopping online. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Dated Goodwill Dresser Turned Vintage Inspired Chest

An easy way to update a dated Goodwill dresser into a vintage inspired chest.

How about a thrift store transformation to start off your Tuesday?

I recently came across a petite three drawer dresser from Goodwill that I couldn't pass up.   It wasn't my style, but it had everything I look for when searching for used furniture and was perfect for a makeover.  I knew with a little tweaking I could easily transform it into a stylish vintage inspired chest.

Black painted Goodwill chest

The size and style of the dresser was very similar to the chest I have in my entryway, which was where I pulled my inspiration.  It's amazing what a little DIY work, paint and hardware can do for a piece of furniture. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Week 14 Kitchen Update: Floors, Island and Trim

Week fourteen kitchen expansion and first-floor renovation update of our little ranch style home. 

If you have been following my Instagram stories then you probably know all about our crazy 4-week hardwood floor drama.  Without rehashing all the traumatic details, let's just say, the guys who refinished the floors were incompetent and failed miserably to refinish them properly.  They ended up having to correct and refinish the floors not once, not twice, but three times to get them acceptable.  It was beyond frustrating and set us back weeks on the renovation.

Thankfully, the floor drama is now behind us and we are moving forward and getting so close to being able to actually use the kitchen.  The cabinets, island, sink and a lot of the trim work have been completed and the quartz countertops should be installed by the end of the week.  The house is still very much a work in progress, but having the floors finished and being able to move in furniture makes all the difference.

Dining room renovation progress

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Best Tips For Running a Successful Vintage Booth

Sell out, make money and have a successful vintage booth with these must know tips and tricks!

A year and a half ago, I took a huge leap of faith and quit my full-time job to focus on my blog and opening a vintage both.  I gave up a comfortable salary and a stable career to follow my heart and do what I love.  It's taken a lot of hard work and dedication, but choosing my happiness above everything else has by far been one of the best decisions I've ever made.

I've learned a lot over the last year and a half of having a booth and it hasn't all been easy. 
Having a vintage booth is hard.  Having a SUCCESSFUL vintage booth is even harder.  There are a lot of factors that go into running a profitable booth and it takes a lot of hard work, planning and preparation. 
The best tips for running a successful vintage booth