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. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Vintage Boho Inspired Vintage Booth

A vintage booth inspired by MCM, vintage, industrial and boho styles! 

I've been taking a bit of an unexpected blog break, but wanted to pop in real quick to share a little vintage booth inspiration.  Most of you know that I have a booth at Sweet Clover Barn where I sell furniture and vintage decor. 

Painting furniture, hunting for cool vintage decor and styling are passions of mine and this booth allows me to share that passion with others.  This month, I changed things up a bit and mixed natural wood, cool tones and loads of texture for the perfect vintage boho vibe. 

MCM Lane first edition shark fin dresser

Friday, January 3, 2020

The Best Budget-Friendly Storage Baskets, Crates and Bins

The best budget-friendly storage baskets, crates and bins! 

Happy New Year! 

It's the week after Christmas and getting organized is probably high on your priority list.  If you're anything like me, you're probably feeling the urge to purge old items and sort through new toys and presents, trying to get everything neat and organized.   

Thankfully, in January, stores traditionally offer big discounts on everything related to storage, allowing you to get organized and stay on budget.  

Vintage modern living room storage

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Dollar Store DIY: Vintage Inspired Brass Bells

A budget-friendly way to create easy DIY vintage-inspired brass bells!

I'm about three weeks behind sharing December's Dollar Store DIY, but who's counting?  A late project is better than no project, right? 

Last month, I updated basic dollar Tree ornaments and this month, I was inspired to create budget-friendly, vintage brass bells.  Vintage bells have been one of my favorite holiday items to hunt for, so creating a DIY version seemed like the perfect Dollar Tree project. 
How to make DIY vintage brass bells

Christmas may be in a few days, but these DIY brass bells are perfect all winter long!