This wooden oldie used to be my dressing table under the full-view mirror back when I was in high school. I found it in my parent’s garage while I was visiting for the summer, sitting in the middle of the ‘please throw me away’ pile. Because my cousin had very recently mentioned that she needed a new dresser, the first thing that came to my mind was all the ways I could redo and revamp this MCM dresser. After the flashbacks of me getting ready for prom and girls night-ins had subsided, I … [Read more...] about A Cool MCM Dresser I Finished Today! Love How It Turned Out!
This project has been swimming around in my little noggin for the last 2 years since we moved into this house, and it feels so good to get it out and into the realm of reality! It was a little time consuming, but not difficult and CHEAP (which makes any time investment exceedingly worth it, in my book.) I thought the herringbone patter would require a lot of head-scratching and math (ewwww), but it’s just 45 degree angles one way or another. Easy peasy. Here’s how we started out: YOU … [Read more...] about Herringbone Wood Plank Accent Wall
Wanted to share with you today the way I made a huge impact in my own master bathroom, only spending $130! These were simple and inexpensive spruces that anyone could accomplish with just a few hours of work. Our master bath, like everything in our newly-built home, had great space but was completely boring. Clean, nice, new, but boring none-the-less. Since the giant wall of mirror always seem to scream “I’m builder basic!!” to me, I really wanted to take it down and replace it with two … [Read more...] about 130 Dollar Bathroom Makeover
It’s been so long that I may have actually forgotten how to write a blog post. If you’re still around and reading this, you are a trooper, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’ve been very busy at ”blog worthy” endeavors, but somehow became completely unable to post here. But I’ve decided I’m going to try and jump back in. Bear with my clumsy return to putting a blog post together! I shared some plans, long, long ago for what I was deeming a “Bohemian Woodland” shared bedroom for my … [Read more...] about Bohemian Woodland Shared Room Reveal
I told you guys a while ago about the china cabinet I repurposed into our entertainment center when we upgraded to a large flat screen a few years ago. It’s gone through a couple incarnations in our home, including the most recent off-whiteifying when we moved into our new home this past April. As I alluded to in the above post, I have endured lived with my husband’s 1990 Bose speaker beasts for the last 13.5 years. They came with him, which I knew from the beginning. His awesomeness far … [Read more...] about Evolution of a 60 Dollar Entertainment center and Homeright Giveaway!
SEE ALSO: Herringbone Wood Plank Accent Wall White Twin Bedroom Set Vintage Industrial Vanity-turned-Nightstand I actually did it! I got my dining room AirStone accent wall done before Thanksgiving!! We hosted Thanksgiving for the first time in my adult life and had 22 people over for a very enjoyable feast. This was one HUGE project that has been on my plate (in bite-sized portions whenever I had the time and inclination to work on it) for like 5 months. It was such a relief … [Read more...] about Accent Wall with Airstone & the Finished Dining Room
I was recently given the opportunity to try out the Metal Effects line of paints and patinas from Modern Masters. I’ve gotten the chance to use it on a couple of projects so far, and wanted to share this fun product with you. The water-based paints have actual metal particles in the paints that react over time (if left to the elements) or react right away with the addition of Modern Master’s chemical reactors, giving authentic patinaed finishes on any surface that you can paint! I was … [Read more...] about Patina Finish Using Modern Masters Metal Effects
One of my favorite sources for affordable drawer pulls and hardware online is D. Lawless Hardware. I don’t know if you’re aware, but they recently designed and released their own line of Library Card Catalog style Label Holder Pulls that are surprisingly inexpensive, and if you’ve ever priced this type of drawer pull, you know that they can be very pricey! They offer two different styles and 4 different finishes. I couldn’t wait to find just the right project to use these great pulls and … [Read more...] about How to Make a Realistic Faux Card Catalog From an Old Dresser
I loved the quirky shape of this little bookstand/library table. It was in pretty rough (and very dirty) shape when I got a hold of it. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Emerald Green Milk Paint Side Table French Drop-Leaf Dining Set Vintage Industrial Vanity I gave it a good scrubbing with some white vinegar to prepare for painting. I knew I wanted to embrace the primitive nature of this little table, so I picked up some Yellow Ochre Milk Paint from The Real Milk Paint Co. and went for … [Read more...] about Mustard Chippy Milk Paint Book Table
I’ve been busily getting ready for the Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market at Scottsdale’s Westworld that’s sneaking up on us on November 9th. Camryn (from Livy Lou’s) and I are bringing down some awesome furniture and vintage finds for the show. I hope you can join us (and the other hundred of so vendors) if you’re in the area! I was pretty excited about my resourcefulness with this first project. I loved this realistic looking pleather vintage rolling chair when I spied it at the thrift … [Read more...] about Simple Seat “Reupholster” and Project Mania