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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More