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Monday, February 20, 2023

The Best Home Decor Items to Buy Secondhand

The best home decor items that you should always consider buying secondhand and what to look for! I love decorating and redecorating my home, but I don't love spending a lot of money to do so.  Lucky for me, I also love thrifting and hunting for secondhand deals, which makes swapping out decor and redecorating both fun and affordable.  I've previously  shared my favorite sources for buying used furniture and decor and I thought it would be helpful to share what I look for while thrifting.  The thrill of the hunt is the best part of thrifting and I often visit thrift stores, auctions, estate sales, and flea markets in search of the next home decor item.    Shopping often, having a plan, knowing what to look for, and going in with an open mind is the best way to be successful when thrifting and shopping secondhand! HOME DECOR ITEMS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSIDER BUYING SECONDHAND 1. DRESSERS  A well-built, good-quality dresser can easily cost several hun...
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Restored and Refinished Antique Theatre Seats

Restoring and refinishing a beautiful set of antique wood and cast iron theatre seats! Years ago, I bought an awesome set of antique theatre seats that I have displayed in my mudroom .  The mix of wood and cast iron adds a touch of warmth and an industrial vibe to my vintage modern decor.  Since then, I've bought and sold a few sets of wood theatre seats, but until recently, it had been a while since I come across another set.  Last week,  I finally had the opportunity to buy another pair of antique wood and cast iron theatre seats.  They were in need of some much-needed TLC, but I knew they had potential and would look amazing after refinishing.  Just look at that detail and character!  SUPPLIES NEEDED TO REFINISH AND RESTORE ANTIQUE THEATRE SEATS - Set of antique theatre chairs  - Dewalt Orbital Sander   - Ryobi Detail Sander - 60/150/320 sanding pads for sanders - Varathan Special Walnut wood stain - Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner - Minwax Waterbased Polycrylic   - Purdy Paintbr...
Monday, February 13, 2023

Moody Master Bedroom Mood Board

A dark and moody master bedroom with the perfect mix of masculine and feminine details!  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I spent most of my weekend sanding and refinishing a set of antique theatre seats and a pine cabinet that I turned into a market counter.  It was a messy, yet productive couple of days. In between sanding , I decided to do a little online shopping/browsing and stumbled upon a gorgeous black and gold dresser.   It was way out of my price range but sparked the inspiration for a moody master bedroom design. Feather Flock Peel and Stick Wallpaper / Rug / Dresser / Wood Floor Mirror / Owl Art / Deer Sketch / Landscape Art / Gold Sconces / Jenny Lind Bed / Walnut Nightstands / Black Velvet Quilt / Wool Plaid Pillows / Green Lumbar Pillow / Waffled Black Stripe Throw / Fiddle Leaf / Ceramic Planter / Marble Frame / Gold Bowl  I usually start a room design with an area rug or piece of art and have a general idea of the type of space I w...