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
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.
For months I’ve been dreaming of having a quilt coat. I check thrift shops and antique stores for quilts that I could use to make a trendy patchwork jacket. Then my sister found me a $5 estate sale quilt and brought it home for me! Last week I decided it was time to make it over into a coat and… Read More
I was thrifting the other day and spotted the cutest grandfather clock. Well, it was it was the shell of one because it was missing the actual clock part. I didn’t buy it at first- even though it was only $25. But I fell in love with it and luckily it was still there when I checked the next day!… Read More
Last week, I gave my she shed a little exterior refresh to get it ready for summer. My favorite part is the new sign I put on it. I’ve been wanting to give my she shed a name for awhile, so it was fun to finally cross that off the to do list. I thought I’d show you how… Read More
I’ve owned three houses and with all of them, a key step in customizing the space was painting the doors. As with all things DIY, I’ve slowly figured out the best way for how to paint a door and thought I’d share with you some tips and step by step instructions.