The other day I was wondering if there was a way to keep a record of my books. See, I go thrifting all the time and I don’t want to buy duplicate books. Plus, I really love my collection of DIY and home decor books so it felt right to have a way to document all of them. So I did it! I thought I’d show you how to catalog books in case you have a home library you’d like to catalog too.
As a kid, I liked to cross stitch- it’s so simple and easy to do! Add it to a pegboard and you instantly have affordable large scale art! I always wanted to make big art with cross stitch so I finally got around to it. Here’s the tutorial on how to make a DIY pegboard cross stitch wall art if you want to try your hand at this project too.
I bought the cutest bamboo chair for $85 at a vintage market last year. It works ok in my house, but I wanted to customize it to work better. In the past I hired a professional to re-upholster a chair, but wanted to see if I could do it myself. I thought I’d share how to upholster a chair in case you want to try this great way to upcycle an old piece of furniture.
I love shopping architectural salvage yards. It’s fun to see the items that make historic homes so special. I love that these items are saved from land fills. Mostly though, I like to find items to make my house unique. So I decided to make an architectural salvage yard directory.
This listed is organized by state in alphabetical order. If I could find the shop’s Instagram account, I included an image from the account so it’s easy to follow shops in your area. The website for each place is linked. Last, the address is listed. I want it to be easy to find architectural salvage yards.
A special thank you to my Instagram community for helping compile this list.
Want to know something strange- I don’t have much Valentine’s decor. I love pink and hearts and I maybe have 2-3 designated pieces of Valentine’s decor. So I decided to remedy that and makeover my mantle with some cute and custom Valentine’s decor. Along with the Valentine’s mantle, I wanted to share some personalized gift ideas.
This blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay. All opinions are my own
I thought it’d be fun to buy a vintage tablecloth and turn it into a dress! I focused on 1950’s midcentury tablecloths and found the cutest kitchy linen. It has a kitchen motif with cookies, a teapot, and spoons. I used the McCall’s M8108 pattern and I thought I’d share some details on how I made my tablecloth dress.
I’ve been sharing some room walk-throughs of my Florida house so I thought up next I’d do a dinosaur room tour. This is my six year old son Don’s space. I really love the whimsey of the wallpaper and rainbow shelves. I’ve never done a full room overview of this space, so let’s get started!
Seven weeks & two days ago, we started demo on our kitchen. The kitchen was cute, but the cabinets had major termite damage. And functionally, there was much lacking- no dishwasher or disposal. And since we needed a drying rack, there was barely any countertop space. So we decided for a fresh start! And my goodness, I love it! Here’s my pink and mint kitchen reveal.
In March of 2021 we redid our garage laundry room. Since our house is so small (less than 1000 feet!), I needed to add some storage for soap and a laundry rack. I had the idea to build a pull-out laundry detergent storage between the washer and dryer.
At the time, I was tired from finishing the room so I never make a blog post for this tutorial. But I thought it was a great project and so functional that I thought I’d pull a tutorial together in case anyone wants to build something similar.
I’m continuing with touring the rooms of my Florida house before it sells! Up next, the Florida main bedroom tour. This is my favorite space to spend time in. We did some fancy pants upgrades that make it feel really expensive with with the molding. Plus the chinoiserie wallpaper is so good! Ready to tour?!