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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Furniture Makeover : Dresser Turned Faux Apothecary Cabinet

Turn a multi-drawer dresser into a vintage-inspired faux apothecary cabinet! It's no surprise that I love turning dressers into vintage-inspired apothecary cabinets or card catalogs.  Nothing beats the real deal , but when that's not possible, creating your own is the next best thing.  I'm always on the hunt for affordable furniture that can be easily updated with paint and hardware and lucky for me, I recently found another perfect project piece.  This little chest was just screaming for a super quick apothecary-inspired makeover!  It had great bones, dovetail drawers and needed very minimal repairs.   ...
Monday, December 21, 2020

15 Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts For Everyone On your List!

Do you love giving and/or receiving DIY Christmas gifts?  Are you looking for great last-minute homemade gift ideas?  These 15 budget-friendly DIY gifts are perfect for everyone on your list! Christmas is less than a week away, are you ready?  I'm still waiting on a couple gifts to arrive and need to wrap a few more things,  but the end is near! Are you done shopping and wrapping?  If you love giving DIY gifts and are in need of a few awesome homemade gift ideas then you'll love these 15 handpicked DIY gifts!...
Monday, December 14, 2020

Simple and Neutral Christmas Home Tour

A super simple and neutral vintage Scandi inspired Christmas home tour!   Hello, welcome to my simple Christmas home tour!   I normally go all out with holiday decorating, but definitely toned it down this year and I'm not mad about that in the least bit.  The house is festive, yet neutral enough to transition to winter and simple enough to not feel cluttered.   I only brought out my favorite Christmas decor then splurged on a few new pieces that I can use year after year.  I hope you enjoy the simplicity as much as I do! ...
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Walmart Christmas Decor: Vintage-Inspired Hanging Bells

Inexpensive hanging bells get a simple vintage-inspired makeover! As much as I prefer not to be in Walmart every other day, I'm in Walmart every other day haha.  It never fails.  I ask the kids what they need, I go to the store then the next day they need something else.   The plus side of taking a ridiculous amount of unnecessary trips to Walmart is being able to check out their holiday decor.  I'm usually able to control myself, but some items are just too good to pass up, like hanging bells.   I was eyeing similar bells weeks ago, but they are super popular now and sold out before I could snag a set for myself.   I ended up grabbing a set from Walmart and giving them a little vintage-inspired makeover to fit more with my vintage Scandi Christmas decor. ...
Thursday, December 3, 2020

My Favorite Things: Gift Guide For Outdoor Lovers

Awesome gift ideas for hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts!  I'm back again sharing a few of my favorite things and gift ideas for all the outdoor lovers in your life.  I know, gift ideas for hikers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts have absolutely nothing to do with DIY or home decor, but if you follow my Instagram stories then you know I love hiking and spending time outdoors.  There's just something about being out in nature that's so calming and relaxing.    So, in an effort to make your shopping a little easier and a lot less stressful, I thought I would share a few of my favorite outdoor gifts perfect for both men and women. ...
Monday, November 30, 2020

Vintage Modern Christmas Mudroom

A little modern, a little vintage and a little Scandi!  A vintage modern mudroom gets decorated for Christmas with a minimal  vintage Scandi vibe. Let's be honest,  our house has been decorated for Christmas for weeks, but now that Thanksgiving has passed it's officially ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS!  I'm not a lover of red, so I kept red to a minimum (only in the kitchen) and went with a more vintage Scandi Christmas vibe in the rest of the house.   The neutral minimal decor not only looks greats but will also transition beautifully from Christmas to winter.   The mudroom is probably my favorite room in the house and is filled with some of my favorite vintage finds.  It's also my favorite room to decorate, especially at Christmastime.     ...
Friday, November 27, 2020

My Favorite Things: Gift Guide For Her

A curated gift guide for all the wonderful women in your life!  Happy Friday, friends!  I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.  I know times are very different and many spent the holiday away from family and friends, but there is still so so much to be thankful for.  I had a wonderful time with family, did a lot of eating, a little relaxing and way too much online shopping.  If you are subscribed to my e-mail list then you got an extra e-mail this morning with my favorite BLACK FRIDAY FINDS and DEALS.   I'm in full blown gift-buying mode, so I'll be sharing all my favorite gift guides in the coming weeks.  Today is day one of My Favorite Things Gift Guides and is all about the wonderful women in your life!  Affiliate links have been used Gathered Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt   / Oval-Stone Stretch Bracelet / Kate Spade Stud Earrings /  Rifle Paper Co. Airpods Pro Case / The Medium Transport Tote / Classic Plaid Scarf / Faux-Fur Pom Pom Hat / Pointed Toe Bootie  / Let That Sh...
Monday, November 23, 2020

Modern Farmhouse Bassett Desk Makeover

A dated Bassett desk gets a fresh modern farmhouse makeover with paint and new hardware! This girl has not only been cranking out furniture makeovers but has also found time to blog about them.  What is going on? haha Last week, I shared a simple drop leaf side table makeover and since I had paint and bin pulls leftover I decided to create the same look on a dated Bassett desk.   I got kind of lucky finding this desk as it has been incredibly difficult to find good quality desks lately.  It definitely wasn't my style, but I knew I could give it a modern farmhouse makeover with minimal cost and effort. ...
Friday, November 20, 2020

Drop Leaf Table Makeover: Before and After

Dated drop leaf tables get a vintage modern makeover with new paint and hardware!  First off, I want to apologize.  If you follow me on Instagram then you may be expecting to see my vintage Christmas decorated kitchen.  In my defense, I had all intentions of sharing my decorated kitchen, but last-minute sales at my vintage booth   at Sweet Clover Barn derailed  m y plans and threw me into "furniture makeover" overdrive.  I can't even remember the last time I shared a furniture makeover , but this quick and easy drop leaf side table makeover was too good not to share.   Drop leaf tables aren't my style, but they are pretty common and easy to find at auctions, estate sales or on Facebook Marketplace (it can be harder to find matching tables at thrift stores).  They are also super easy to update and transform from drab and dated to stylish and modern. ...
Friday, November 6, 2020

The Perfect Black and White/Cream Modern Rugs

Black and white/cream rugs are timeless and perfect for achieving a beautiful modern look! You may have noticed that I kind of have a thing for black and white/cream rugs.  There's one in almost every room of my house and I love that they are interchangeable, allowing me to swap them from room to room to achieve fresh new looks.  ...
Monday, October 26, 2020

My Favorite Vintage-Inspired Christmas Decor

Budget-friendly Christmas decor for the perfect vintage-inspired vibe!  I know I know, it's not even Halloween and here I am sharing Christmas decor.  Don't hate me, please. I know it's early and I'm sure a lot of you don't want to be thinking about Christmas.  The thing is, Christmas decor is already in stores and if you don't grab things quickly they will sell out. ...
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Budget-Friendly Halloween Home Tour

Budget-friendly Halloween decorating ideas to create the perfect spooky Halloween home for less.  It's October, which means it's Halloween month!    I actually started decorating for Halloween weeks ago, but now it's officially appropriate to have cobwebs, bats, skeletons and a few creepy dolls on full display.  I love decorating for Halloween and updating holiday decor from year to year, but that doesn't mean spending a lot of money.  Along with sharing my Halloween decorated home tour, I'm also sharing my favorite budget-friendly ways to get the perfect spooky Halloween look for less. ...
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.   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.  ...
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. ...
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!  ...
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 .  ...
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.            ...
Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday Favorites: Affordable Modern Farmhouse Amazon Finds

Affordable and neutral modern farmhouse decor from Amazon!   Thank goodness for Amazon Prime during these crazy times when shopping is limited and going to stores is less than ideal.   It feels like the FedEx truck is dropping something off every other day and I'm not sure who gets more excited, me or the dog.  Ellie has quickly learned that our driver comes armed with dog bones and is on her way to the truck before it even stops.   I've been trying to keep my purchases on the "essential" side, but let's be honest, it's way too easy to get sidetracked and start browsing modern farmhouse home decor items. ...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Industrial Inspired Multi-Drawer Chest Makeover

A simple way to turn a dated dresser into an industrial inspired multi-drawer chest.     I'm always on the hunt for smaller scale, solid wood dressers.   They're affordable, easy to update and perfect for transforming into industrial inspired chests using vintage knobs, pulls and label holders.    I love the versatility of smaller scale pieces and the opportunity to get creative with mixing hardware paint and stain. ...
Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday Favorites: Stylish Kitchen Shelf Decor

Beautiful home decor to perfectly style open kitchen shelves!  Happy Friday, friends. The kitchen backsplash was FINALLY installed this week and it looks so good!  Unfortunately,  the tile I wanted was out of stock, which held up progress, but it's installed and was totally worth the wait.   Of course, now that the tile is complete I've been searching online for new decor to style the open shelves.  I went with floating shelf brackets from  Shelfology , but the shelves themselves are being custom cut out of black walnut.  ...
Monday, April 27, 2020

10 Simple Ways to Love Your Home

Simple and budget-friendly ideas to help you love your home, just the way it is! Well, hello!  Sorry for the abrupt radio silence.   It's just been a little crazy lately and finding the motivation to blog has been pretty low on the priority list.  I hear a lot of people talking about completing projects they've been putting off, learning new skills, or taking up a new hobby.  I'm just over here trying to find the motivation to homeschool my kids and take a shower.  It's been a struggle, hence the lack of blogging, but I'm baaacckkk.    With the majority of the country spending more and more time at home, I thought it was only fitting to share my favorite ideas and ways to love your home.  It's easy to pick apart our homes and dwell on the negatives when we feel trapped inside, but I'm here to give you ideas and help you love your home again.  ...
Friday, March 13, 2020

DIY Vintage Letterpress Keychains

Repurpose vintage letterpress letters into cool and unique keychains! There are a handful of items I like to keep an eye out for when auctioning and vintage letterpress letters are one of them.  They have tons of character, are perfect for craft projects and look great when paired and styled with vintage decor. Just recently,  I scored a full tray of vintage letterpress letters and knew right away they would make cool and unique keychains.  ...
Monday, March 2, 2020

80's Dresser Turned Distressed Chest

Transform and modernize a dated 80's dresser into the perfect distressed chest!  Are you starting to notice a theme with my recent furniture makeovers? I'm kind of obsessed with transforming and modernizing dated 80's dressers .  I love painting MCM furniture ,  but being able to build, transform and update unwanted or dated furniture is something that truly makes me happy.  Oddly enough,  I actually find painting and updating furniture relaxing and incredibly rewarding.  It's one of my favorite ways to relieve stress, so the more furniture I can redo the better.   Just recently, I found a small dated dresser on Facebook Marketplace that needed a little updating.  The curved base and batwing hardware drastically dated the dresser, but it wasn't anything a little wood, paint and new hardware couldn't fix.  ...
Monday, February 24, 2020

12 Stylish Oversized Wall Clocks

Decorate your walls  and add style to your home with an oversized wall clock!   Do you struggle with how to decorate your walls?  Are you looking to decorate with something other than artwork or farmhouse signs?  Hanging a mirror, shelves or creating a unique gallery wall are great alternatives, but I personally love using oversized wall clocks to fill large areas.   ...
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.    ...
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. 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. ...
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.  ...
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.   ...