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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Let's Go Thrifting: Auction and Thrift Store Finds Vol 3

A collection of furniture and vintage finds from Facebook Marketplace, auctions, antique malls and thrift stores! It's been a while since I've shared a Let's Go Thrifting post , so how about another recap?  Today, I'm sharing a few recent finds from auctions, thrift stores, antique malls and Facebook Marketplace.  I live in Maryland and frequently travel throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware to pick up and shop for furniture and vintage decor. I love traveling, exploring new areas and finding new shops and places to hunt and pick.  The thrill of the hunt is the best part and I certainly do my fair share of hunting....
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Furniture Makeover: Light Gray and Black MCM Dresser

A dated MCM dresser gets a new look with light gray paint and black modern pulls! It's furniture makeover time!  The other week, I picked up an MCM dresser that I found off Facebook Marketplace.  I knew it needed some work, but I expected that due to the very affordable price.  I repaired, painted and updated the basic mid-century modern dresser with a beautiful creamy gray and sleek black modern pulls for the perfect modern makeover. ...
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Wayfair Way Days: Favorite Home Decor Deals

My favorite home decor picks from the 2022 Wayfair Way Day sales!  It's Way Days !  Once a year, Wayfair has a two-day MEGA sale and it's here. You can shop from the comfort of your home while enjoying free shipping and steep discounts (up to 80% off!) on home decor, furniture, appliances and more!...
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Vintage Mirror Restoration: How to Make a Hot Glue Mold

Learn how to restore a vintage mirror and recreate ornate wood using super easy hot glue molds! Last week, I bid on and won a beautiful vintage wood mirror.  It was trimmed out in ornate wood and the mirror was beveled and perfectly aged.   Unfortunately,  the wood frame had a damaged and chipped corner, but I knew I could repair the corner and replicate the trim detail by making a super easy hot glue mold.   I'm pretty sure the damage deterred other bidders, which was great for me because I got this fabulous mirror for a steal! ...
Monday, April 11, 2022

Favorite Textured Pots & Easy Pot Transformation

Spring is the best time to source new house plants and fill your home with fun textured pots and planters!  I haven't been shy about expressing my new found love for house plants.  Maybe it's the fact that my kids are getting older and don't need me as much.  Maybe it's because plants give me a sense of accomplishment when they thrive.  No matter what it is, buying and taking care of house plants has quickly become a new hobby that brings me a great amount of joy. Do you know what else brings me joy?  Texture ! Plants and pots are an excellent and effortless way to add natural texture to your home.  I have a list of plants I hope to add to my collection and now that spring has arrived, it's becoming much easier to source more unique varieties.  Yay!...
Monday, April 4, 2022

Dollar Store DIY: Funny DIY Plant Markers

Add a bit of fun and snark to your indoor plants with these DIY funny plant markers!  Who's up for a super easy Dollar Tree craft project?  It's been quite a while since I've created a Dollar Tree project , so I decided to stop into Dollar Tree to see what I could find.   The other week , I potted a few Pothos plants that I had been propagating in water and divided a Chinese Money Plant that sprouted a few new baby plants.   I've been keeping an eye on them, so naturally, when I stopped into Dollar Tree I had plants on my mind and grabbed a Tumbling Tower game to make funny plant markers. ...
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Let's Decorate: Affordable Neutral Spring Decor

Freshen and lighten up your home for spring with these affordable and neutral spring decor favorites! It's officially Spring, although, it definitely doesn't feel like it here in Maryland.  Lately, it's been cold and rainy and we've even had a bit of snow.  The less than desirable weather may be delaying me from switching to my  vintage Bates bedspread  for spring, but I have swapped out heavy throw blankets for lighter alternatives, repotted, trimmed and propagated a few of my overgrown house plants  and started eying up some affordable spring decor.  ...
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

8 Ways to Save on Home Decor

Save money without sacrificing style with these eight ways to save money on home decor!  With rising prices, it's probably safe to assume that a lot of you are more cautious and aware of your spending habits and looking to cut expenses wherever you can, especially on non-essentials.  Am I right? Personally, I am trying to be more aware of unnecessary and frivolous spending, but that doesn't mean I don't make any new purchases or updates to my home.  As a saver and a home decor lover, I always aim to update and decorate my home in the most budget-friendly way possible.  Today, I'm sharing a few of my favorite ways to save on home decor that will hopefully help you create a home you love without sacrificing style....
Thursday, March 10, 2022

How to Make Vintage-Inspired Oil Paintings

  Learn how to make ordinary art look like vintage-inspired oil paintings in just a few simple steps! Do you love the look of vintage oil paintings?   Does your budget not allow for you to splurge on one-of-a-kind original artwork? I love decorating my walls with  unique vintage decor  and one-of-a-kind art.  It's one of my favorite ways to personalize my house and make it feel more like home.  Unfortunately, original oil paintings and vintage art can be expensive and hard to come by.  The good news is, you can get the look and texture of vintage oil paintings for a fraction of the price....
Friday, February 25, 2022

8 of The Best Home Decor Essentials to Have on Hand

A great stash of home decor essentials allows you to easily rotate decor to create beautiful spaces in your home.   If you haven't noticed by now, you'll quickly learn that I love rotating and changing my decor.  I'm constantly creating new looks by moving around books, pillows, planters, greenery and throws from one room to another.   Keeping a stash of neutral home decor essentials allows me to easily switch up decor and create fresh new looks with minimal expense.  I keep our decor neutral (adding texture and contrast keeps it fun and interesting),  which not only creates flow in our small ranch home but also allows me to easily rotate decor and update our spaces. Do you want to know what my favorite home decor essentials are? ...
Sunday, February 13, 2022

Furniture Makeover: White and Wood MCM Dresser

Learn how to prime and paint laminate furniture and sand veneer with this Mid-Century Modern two-tone Dresser makeover!  Two furniture makeover posts in one week?  Who even am I?  Last week, I shared how I turned a FREE Facebook Marketplace find into the perfect entertainment stand for my daughter's new basement bedroom and today, I'm sharing a stunning two-tone MCM dresser makeover.  As soon as I saw this basic Mid-Century Modern dresser, I knew it would be the perfect candidate for a two-tone makeover .    White and wood MCM furniture is my favorite and I couldn't wait to get started transforming this six-drawer dresser.   The top of the dresser is laminate and the drawers are veneer, so I'm going to share the best way to prime and paint laminate and sand and stain veneer.  The result is a classic and beautiful white and wood two-tone dresser. ...
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Furniture Makeover: Dated Vintage Server Before and After

A dated piece of furniture gets a fresh modern makeover with paint, hardware and a new modern base.  I'm pretty picky when it comes to  secondhand furniture that I buy or accept for free . It definitely has to have good bones, dovetail drawers and be smoke free in order to make it worth the time and money that goes into transforming a piece of furniture.  Recently,  I took my chances and picked up a vintage buffet that was listed for free on Facebook Marketplace.  To my surprise, it was in pretty good shape and was the perfect candidate for a modern makeover.  I love the look of tone-on-tone furniture (black paint with black pulls), but since I decided to keep this piece for Paige's new basement bedroom , I opted to use my favorite color, Ash by Fusion Mineral Paint. ...
Thursday, February 3, 2022

Affordable Etsy Art and New Mudroom Art

Do you like the look of original art, but can't stomach the high price tag?  Consider these beautiful, affordable and unique prints from Etsy! Happy Thursday! Today was cloudy, rainy and a stay inside and do nothing kind of day.   Since working outside on furniture was out of the question, I decided to do a little indoor decor swap instead.   A few weeks ago, I came across a Golden Retriever sketch and knew right away I had to order one for my home.  At the time, I had no idea where I would hang the dog print, but knew it would make the perfect addition to my decor.  I mean, it's a Golden Retriever that looks just like my Ellie.  How could I resist?  ...
Friday, January 21, 2022

8 Big Decorating Mistakes and How to Correct Them

Do you get overwhelmed when you think about decorating your home?  Are you frustrated that it's not a space you love?  Chances are you're making decorating mistakes that you don't even realize you're making.  The good news is, these mistakes are easy to fix with these simple decorating tips! Unless you're a seasoned decorator or have a degree in interior design then chances are you've made a few decorating mistakes that you'd like to forget, I know I've made my fair share.  I hung curtains too low and covered my windows, I chose paint colors that were all wrong (bright teal anyone?) and had no real plans.  I was so excited to start updating and decorating our home that I just dove right in.  Sound familiar?  The good news is, making decorating mistakes is a great learning experience and there are easy solutions for correcting them.  Today, I want to talk about some of the most common decorating mistakes and solutions.  My hope is to help you so...

Vintage Booth Tour and Staging Tips

Take a tour of a vintage booth and learn staging tips for a successful sale! It's been a while since I talked about my vintage booth , so how about a booth tour and some staging tips ?   November and December were whirlwind months with multiple back to back sales, so it was nice to have a little break before our January sale.  It gave me time to recharge, clear out my booth then refresh and stage the space with new home decor and vintage finds. ...
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Modern Mudroom Refresh with Walmart

Refresh your entry or mudroom with beautiful and neutral decor from Walmart!  This post is sponsored by Walmart  I've never been a fan of winter.   It's wet, it's cold, it's dark and it always makes me feel a little down and a bit unproductive.  Does anyone else feel this way?  I surely can't be the only one.  So, after I packed away the Christmas decor , I took the opportunity to boost my mood (and a break from working on Paige's new room ) and did a little modern mudroom refresh.  I mean, what better way to improve your mood than a little styling and decorating?...
Thursday, January 6, 2022

Paige's New Room: Teen Bedroom Mood Board

Neutral, sophisticated and fun teen girl bedroom makeover plans!  I'm diving headfirst into 2022 with a fun new makeover!  With much hesitation on my part, I FINALLY gave in and agreed to let my almost 14-year-old daughter move her bedroom to the basement.  She's been so incredibly patient with me and after years of asking, it's finally time I realize she's growing up and allow her to make this change....
Monday, January 3, 2022

The Best Storage Containers For Every Room (and Budget!)

Keep your home organized in style with practical storage crates, baskets and bins for every room and budget! Happy New Year!  Does the start of a new year motivate you to declutter and get organized?  I'm not the most organized person, but a new year always has me itching to declutter and get the house a little more organized. This year, my daughter has decided to move her bedroom to the basement, so clearing out the back storage room, rearranging rooms, organizing, minimizing and decluttering has literally taken over the entire house. I've been really focused on her new room, but today, I want to share a few of my favorite storage items in my mudroom and pantry as well as my favorite stylish storage picks for every room and budget. ...