Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Modern and Moody Coastal Bedroom

The perfect modern and moody coastal bedroom!

This post is sponsored by Walmart 

Ever since coming back from the beach my daughter has been all about seashells and coral.  She even traded in her arcade tickets for a white coral candle holder that she was so excited to put in her room.   I knew as soon as it was time to put her room back together that she would want to decorate with beachy and coastal decor.  

If you know me, coastal and beachy aren't really terms I would use to describe my style, but I was all about giving her room a tasteful update that incorporated both coastal and moody modern elements.  

Moody and modern coastal bedroom decor
Lucky for me, Walmart has some great coastal decor options that are both affordable and perfect for achieving a stylish coastal vibe.  They also offer free shipping on orders over $35 (and FREE returns!), which is awesome for someone like me who loves shopping online. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Dated Goodwill Dresser Turned Vintage Inspired Chest

An easy way to update a dated Goodwill dresser into a vintage inspired chest.

How about a thrift store transformation to start off your Tuesday?

I recently came across a petite three drawer dresser from Goodwill that I couldn't pass up.   It wasn't my style, but it had everything I look for when searching for used furniture and was perfect for a makeover.  I knew with a little tweaking I could easily transform it into a stylish vintage inspired chest.

Black painted Goodwill chest

The size and style of the dresser was very similar to the chest I have in my entryway, which was where I pulled my inspiration.  It's amazing what a little DIY work, paint and hardware can do for a piece of furniture. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Week 14 Kitchen Update: Floors, Island and Trim

Week fourteen kitchen expansion and first-floor renovation update of our little ranch style home. 

If you have been following my Instagram stories then you probably know all about our crazy 4-week hardwood floor drama.  Without rehashing all the traumatic details, let's just say, the guys who refinished the floors were incompetent and failed miserably to refinish them properly.  They ended up having to correct and refinish the floors not once, not twice, but three times to get them acceptable.  It was beyond frustrating and set us back weeks on the renovation.

Thankfully, the floor drama is now behind us and we are moving forward and getting so close to being able to actually use the kitchen.  The cabinets, island, sink and a lot of the trim work have been completed and the quartz countertops should be installed by the end of the week.  The house is still very much a work in progress, but having the floors finished and being able to move in furniture makes all the difference.

Dining room renovation progress

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Best Tips For Running a Successful Vintage Booth

Sell out, make money and have a successful vintage booth with these must know tips and tricks!

A year and a half ago, I took a huge leap of faith and quit my full-time job to focus on my blog and opening a vintage both.  I gave up a comfortable salary and a stable career to follow my heart and do what I love.  It's taken a lot of hard work and dedication, but choosing my happiness above everything else has by far been one of the best decisions I've ever made.

I've learned a lot over the last year and a half of having a booth and it hasn't all been easy. 
Having a vintage booth is hard.  Having a SUCCESSFUL vintage booth is even harder.  There are a lot of factors that go into running a profitable booth and it takes a lot of hard work, planning and preparation. 
The best tips for running a successful vintage booth

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Best Dark Blue Paint, Decor and Inspiration

The best dark blue paint, decor and inspiration for creating a beautiful and stylish home.

It's no surprise that I have a love for Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore.  It's the perfect color to add a pop of contrast against light colored walls and crisp white trim.   As much as I love using deep charcoal tones in my own home, dark blue is also a perfect option for achieving beautiful moody contrast.  

Blue is a great neutral that's moody while still being cozy and calming.  It tends to be softer than charcoal or black but still offers the same classic sophistication.

       The best dark blue decor, inspiration and paint colors

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Before & After: Vintage Card Catalog Makeover

A vintage wood card catalog gets a fresh new makeover with stain and hairpin legs.

Hairpin legs provided by Crates and Pallet.  I was not otherwise compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Do you remember the 18 drawer vintage card catalog that I bought and restored last August?   I loved how it turned out so much that I decided to keep it for myself instead of taking it to the shop.  Since then, I've been lucky enough to snag a few more, including a sixty drawer card catalog and a fifteen drawer one that I recently bought from a local tool auction.  It wasn't in the best of shape, but I was able to give it a much needed makeover with a little cleaning, refinishing and new hairpin legs.  

Refinished vintage card catalog
The hairpin legs from Crates and Pallet were the perfect addition to raise the height making the card catalog ideal for an entryway, office or craft room.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Modern Industrial Motocross Boy Room Mood Board

Modern neutral motocross bedroom plans perfect for a little boy! 

If you caught Friday's renovation update post then you know our house is currently empty, the floors are almost completed and I just finished painting Owen's rooms.  

It's been over eight years since I painted his room and it desperately needed to be repainted.  His bed fits in a little alcove in his room, so you can imagine how dirty his walls have gotten over the years.  I'll spare you the details, but trust me when I say, his walls were pretty disgusting.  

Owen has a lot of opinions about his room this time around, but I'm going to try and get away with what I can while also keeping his likes and interests in mind.   Motocross and riding his dirtbike and 4-wheeler are pretty much all that interests him, so a modern industrial motocross inspired bedroom will be perfect. 
         Sherwin-Williams Eider White Painted Room