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Friday, July 1, 2022

25+ Inspiring Secondhand Furniture Makeovers

Save money, get inspired and learn how to turn dated, tattered and broken secondhand furniture into beautiful, stylish and unique one-of-a-kind pieces! I love hunting for and transforming old, dated and damaged secondhand furniture.  From the thrill of the hunt to the feeling of accomplishment, transforming secondhand furniture is a great way to save money and turn something dated into something beautiful.  Before I get to the 25+ furniture makeovers, I want to share some resources to help you find, update and personalize your own secondhand makeovers WHERE TO FIND USED FURNITURE  There are two types of places to find affordable used furniture: brick-and-mortar stores and online.   ONLINE SECONDHAND FURNITURE SOURCES:  - Facebook Marketplace - Local Facebook Groups - Craigslist - Online Auctions - Online Estate Sales - Letgo - OfferUp BRICK AND MORTAR SECONDHAND FURNITURE SOURCES: - Thrift Stores (Goodwill, Salvation Army, 2nd Avenue, Savers, Planet Aid, Unique, Urban Thrift, etc....
Monday, June 27, 2022

Office Progress: Installing an Old Antique Door

How to clean, seal and add character with a chippy antique door!  I didn't make as much progress on the office as I would have liked, but I did get the "new" office door hung, which is exciting! For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to add an old door to my home, unfortunately, there has never been a good place for one....until now. The closet door in my office is the only original door left in the house.  It was the perfect place to have fun and add an old chippy glass antique door.  I started looking on Facebook Marketplace for an old door that was mostly glass and full of character.  I then remembered I had an old door in my garage that I bought a few years ago to use in my vintage booth .  It wasn't quite the right size, but I had an idea to make it work in my office .  SUPPLIES NEEDED TO CLEAN AND SEAL AN OLD LEAD PAINT DOOR *** I'm not a professional, but these are the steps I took to clean and seal an antique lead paint door*** - LA's Tota...
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Get The Look: Vintage Schoolhouse Lights

Get the look of vintage schoolhouse lighting with these timeless modern alternatives!  Incorporating old-school lighting is one of my favorite ways to add a touch of vintage to my home.    I'm particularly partial to the simple clean lines and opaque glass shades of vintage schoolhouse lighting.  They're classic, timeless and blend in beautifully with my high-contrast, vintage modern decor.  Over the last few years, I've been lucky to find quite a few variations of large antique schoolhouse lights.  I hung one in my mudroom, sold many others and plan to install another one in my new office .  I love the classic vintage vibe they add to a space and I can't wait to get my "new" office light installed.   ***TIP*** Most vintage wiring is unsafe and/or not up to code, so please have it inspectetd or rewired.  We opt to rewire.all the vintage lights we install in our home.  Can't find authentic vintage schoolhouse lights?  There are so MANY look-a-like alte...