Friday, September 4, 2020

The Best Home Decor and Vintage ETSY Shops

Create a beautiful home with unique vintage and handmade decor from these amazing and talented ETSY shops! 

It should be no surprise that I love shopping and filling my home with unique vintage decor.  (You can find some of my favorite home decor items to buy secondhand HERE).  Auctions, thrift stores and flea markets are my favorite go-to places to shop, but when they aren't available, I head to ETSY for one-of-a-kind unique vintage decor.  

Vintage decor in mudroom

I've bought everything from vintage decor to pillows and textiles from ETSY.  It's a wonderful source for all things unique and vintage and I wanted to share a few of my favorite go-to shops. 

Monday, August 31, 2020

Open Floor Plan Kitchen Renovation Reveal: Before and After

Before and after bright white kitchen reveal. A small ranch style home gets a major open floor plan kitchen, mudroom and dining room makeover. 

Well friends, today is FINALLY the day I share all the before, during and "after" pictures of our bright white, open floor plan kitchen renovation!

There are still a few minor details to complete, but considering it may be a bit until I get the custom black walnut shelves, decide on lights for above the window and order the correct microwave, I thought I'd go ahead and share the "reveal" now. Open shelves in kitchen

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Vintage Picking in Ohio and Pennsylvania: Tips, Tricks and Must Hit Spots

Save money, find the best deals and plan a successful vintage picking trip with these tips and must hit spots in Ohio and Pennsylvania!

The other weekend, myself and two of my favorite vintage loving friends headed out on a four day picking trip through Ohio and Pennsylvania.  We researched, planned and made hotel and rental truck reservations, but the rest of the trip was full of spur of the moment adventures. 

We hit a couple bumps along the way like roaches in our first rental truck, making many wrong turns and showing up at closed stores, but we found some great shops, snagged some awesome deals and had an absolute blast treasure hunting.
vintage picking in Ohio and Pennsylvania

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Bright White Modern Farmhouse Dining Room

Bright white walls and dark accents come together to create a beautiful neutral modern farmhouse dining room! 

Guess who finally caulked, sanded, and painted the dining room?  Yup, this girl! 

I've lacked some serious motivation lately, but a kick in the pants gave me the drive to get things done and focus on my goals.  I'm now more motivated than ever, so I busted out my caulk gun and paintbrush and finally finished the dining room.   It now has the perfect neutral modern farmhouse vibe that flows with the rest of the house. 

I had all intentions of simply repainting the room Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige, but I was never 100% happy with how the color looked in the dining room.  The natural light gave the paint a pink hue and had to go. 

Monday, July 6, 2020

How to Make a Rustic Tin Vase

Turn basic Dollar Tree supplies into beautiful rustic and weathered tin vases!

I felt a little crafty the other day, so I headed to Dollar Tree, picked up a few supplies and threw together another Dollar Store DIY!  

Using supplies from Dollar Tree, I was able to create my own version of corrugated metal vases I saw on Amazon.   These simple DIY weathered vases are perfectly rustic, functional and super affordable! 

How to make a rustic and weathered tin vase

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Before and After Second-Hand Furniture Makeovers

Second-hand furniture gets restored, updated and transformed with paint and hardware!

Hey, hey!  

Lately, house projects have been few and far between, but I've still been keeping busy transforming and updating furniture.  Oddly enough, I find restoring and painting furniture super relaxing and thankfully, I've had plenty of pieces to keep me busy.  

Even though I haven't been documenting much of the transformation process, I still wanted to share a few recent furniture makeovers I've completed for my vintage booth at Sweet Clover Barn

Gray painted MCM dresser

Monday, May 18, 2020

How to Make Paint Look Like Concrete

The most inexpensive and easiest way to paint anything to look like concrete!

It's been MONTHS since I shared a Dollar Store DIY, but today I'm back sharing a simple budget-friendly craft.  How to paint plastic to look like concrete!   

I love a good Dollar Tree makeover, so when I saw a variety of plastic planters at my local store I knew right away I wanted to give them a concrete inspired makeover.  With just a few simple supplies (that I had on hand!) I was able to give plastic planters the perfect faux concrete look.

          Spring entryway with faux concrete painted planter