Tuesday, June 1, 2021

$200 Backyard Update: Budget-Friendly Tips to Update Your Home's Exterior

Budget-friendly backyard update and inexpensive tips to help spruce up the outside of your house for less! 

This backyard project was WAY overdue!

FIVE years overdue. 

We included a back door when we built the garage, which led to absolutely nothing once the garage was complete and the yard was graded.

I finally got fed up with the unusable entrance, rotting trim and moldy door that I set out to give the back entrance a budget-friendly makeover.  I joked on Instagram that this exterior update wasn't about perfection.  It was about updating the backyard as cheap as possible, so it was no longer an eyesore for my wonderful neighbors.  

Outdoor budget-friendly makeover

Monday, May 17, 2021

Low-Maintenance House Plants: Switching From Faux to Real Plants

Transitioning from faux to real plants.  The best beginner house plants and easy tips to help them thrive!

I'm trying a thing. 

Not sure how successful I'll be, but I'm willing to try and learn.

I'm sloooowly transitioning from faux to real house plants.  

Are you surprised?  I am.

I was never one to have a green thumb and be able to keep real plants alive.  I would always start with good intentions, but end up accidentally robbing them of water and sunlight.  

Over the past few years, I've learned a little, became somewhat more responsible and somehow managed to keep a few low-maintenance plants alive and healthy.   

pothos plant in mudroom

I think I've turned a corner and now I'm obsessed with filling my home with more low-maintenance plants!

Monday, May 3, 2021

The Best Neutral Knobby and Textured Home Decor

Stylish and beautiful!  The best knobby decor to add style and texture to your home! 

Do you love color or do you prefer to keep your home decor neutral? 

I tend to gravitate towards black (ahem, Iron Ore) and white and prefer to keep my home decor neutral, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring.  Mixing vintage and modern decor and adding contrast and texture are my favorite ways to add style and dimension to my otherwise neutral home. 

high contrast textured bedroom decor

Friday, April 30, 2021

Furniture Makeover: Snow White MCM Dresser

A dated and damaged mid-century modern dresser gets a fresh update with new paint and hardware! 

I haven't been blogging much, but I have been cranking out some furniture makeovers. 

Recently, I picked up a little three drawer mid-century modern dresser from one of my favorite used furniture sources, Facebook Marketplace.  

I loved the style and fluted drawer, but it definitely needed some work.  It was missing hardware, had some damage and a bit of loose and missing veneer.  It was nothing that couldn't be fixed though, so I headed out to pick up the dresser and got started working on it right away. 

White painted mid-century modern dresser

Friday, April 23, 2021

Creating Beautiful Vintage Displays and Vignettes

Styling vintage decor to create beautiful vignettes and displays! 

Happy Friday!

Sorry for the unexpected radio silence.  If you've been reading my blog for a while or follow me on Instagram then you probably already know that in addition to blogging, I also have a booth at a local vintage barn.  

Picking, hunting, styling, staging and having a successful vintage booth started out as a side hustle, but has quickly become a full-time gig and true passion of mine.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE blogging and decorating and won't be giving that up any time soon.  I've just been spending the majority of my time and energy on growing my vintage business.  

With that being said, I thought I would share some recent vintage finds, booth photos and a few of my favorite ways to style vintage decor to create beautiful displays and vignettes.

Styled vintage decor

Monday, March 15, 2021

Dated Dresser Turned Vintage Boho Inspired Chest

A dated dresser gets a vintage boho inspired makeover with bronze pulls and a fun pop of green! 

Hey, hey!  I'm back with another simple and affordable dresser makeover.   If you follow me on Instagram then you may have already seen the transformation of this dated dresser turned fun vintage boho chest.

I'm much more active and on top of things on Instagram, but it's definitely been a while since I've blogged.  That's only because I've been so busy and consumed with my vintage booth.  Just like blogging, I love every aspect of hunting, picking, styling and curating my booth, so I'm definitely NOT complaining.  

Having the booth allows me to do what makes my heart happy and blogging allows me to share everything with you.  It's a win-win.

Okay, now back to today's furniture makeover and super affordable Facebook Marketplace find. 
Styled dresser

A lot of people tend to look over dated dressers with curvy bases, but they are actually incredibly easy to update.  With just a little effort and DIY skills, you can easily turn an old and dated dresser into something you're proud to have in your home.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Friday Favorites: 10 Budget-Friendly Finds Under $35

Beautiful, stylish and budget-friendly home decor and fashion finds under $35

What do you do when there's another snow day? 

You raid the pantry for snacks, park yourself in a comfy chair, snuggle up under a blanket and look up home decor and fashion finds.   Sound accurate or am I the only one who does that 😂? 

I love shopping and looking online for stylish and budget-friendly finds and what kind of friend would I be if I didn't share some of my favorites?   Today, I'm sharing 10 stylish home decor and fashion finds under $35!

Home decor and fashion finds under $35