All Weather Outdoor Furniture

Decorating an Outdoor Seating Area

  The house I grew up in was a split-level home with the kitchen on the second floor.   There was a door in the kitchen and the dining room to the back of the house, which would be great under normal circumstances.  However, in our home, … [Read more...]


Okay, Laundry Room – It Is On!

  Here is the thing with laundry.  Even when your done, unless you are naked, you are not done. You are never done. There is always laundry to be done.  I have been known to threaten my family with requiring them to wear whatever they … [Read more...]


Junkers Unite With A Vintage Christmas Front Porch

  I have been hard at work bringing a little bit of Christmas to our front porch – and as usual, I like to bring in a bunch of vintage and sentimental “junk” to make it perfectly us.  Oh, and if you are joining me for the first time as part … [Read more...]


Vintage Bottle Tree

  Today I want to share a fun project with you – a vintage bottle tree.  I first saw one on vacation this summer and I was so smitten by them.  Then, after doing a little bit of research, I discovered that they are a southern tradition for … [Read more...]


Vintage Doorknob Pumpkins

  I am hoping you will be tolerant of me - lots of exciting stuff going on around here!  So, I haven't had much time for new projects - but this is one of my all time favorite fall projects, so I thought I would share it again! Grab your … [Read more...]


How to Age New Galvanized Metal & Make a Vintage Window Memo Board

Did you ever have an idea in your head – try to make it work – but it kept fighting you.  But, you didn’t give up until you got it the way you wanted?  Well that is the case with trying to figure out how to age new galvanized metal for my vintage … [Read more...]


6 Vintage Christmas Decorating Ideas

I spent the weekend visiting with friends and family in New Hampshire. It is a long drive back and forth, but I find sometimes I come up with some of my best ideas when I am "half-asleep" in the car.  No worries, I wasn't driving! Now that I am … [Read more...]


Decorating Ideas: Vintage Decorating

Hello sweet friends. I have spent the last few days knee deep in my vintage hoarding collection.  When it comes to decorating, there is nothing I love more than vintage treasures. I have been sorting, cleaning, packing and shipping some of my very … [Read more...]


Upcycled Vintage Door Beverage Bar Station

Today, I am sharing an upcycled vintage door beverage bar. So the summer weather is winding down in our area here.  The windows are open and the air is letting us know it is coming to an end. … [Read more...]


Spray Paint Furniture to Add Color

I know everyone says the same thing every year.  But this year, for me, it is more true than it has ever been. Maybe it is because we have had so many changes this summer. Maybe it is because softball kept us so busy for the first few … [Read more...]


DIY Desks from Vintage Doors

Some men bring home jewelry for their wives. My husband, brings home old doors – and I am so glad. … [Read more...]


DIY Mason Jar Solar Light

I have a long standing love affair with vintage blue mason jars. So it only made sense that I would use mason jars to make simple DIY solar lights. I simply used some ground hooks to hang them around the pool, but they work just as well on a … [Read more...]


Decorating Our DIY Playhouse & Pool House For Our Teens

So, this one was a really long time in coming. You see, we built (by we, I mean Hubby) ourselves.  But this is not the story of a quick DIY project, but it is our DIY and we love it … [Read more...]


Wicker Chandelier

Did you ever do a project that you really just love? Did you ever love it so much, that you thought maybe you should share it again? Maybe you are new around here and you never saw our wicker chandelier on our porch. What I love the best about … [Read more...]


The story of a gallery wall & a brooklyn bank

So, if you have read this blog for any length of time, you already know that I love a good story. A story about a person, how they got to be where they are.  The story of their journey. Heck, that is what I am trying to do here – share the story of … [Read more...]


How to Update Vintage Jewelry

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. A few years ago I started to notice that every time I shopped for casual jewelry, I could not find what I wanted.  I liked some parts of new and some parts of vintage.  So I began dabbling … [Read more...]


Decorating Ideas: Collected Vintage Gallery Wall

  Last week, I said I was ready to make some changes, to be a little more bold in my home. And I started with a gallery wall made up some of my favorite collected vintage treasures. … [Read more...]


Handmade Gifts

Every year at Christmas time, the days leading up, I hear the saws and sanders begin to buzz from the garage. And it is the greatest sound ever – I will admit, I get excited for the thoughtful handmade gift my hubby makes me each year. And this … [Read more...]


Toolbox & Crate Christmas Tree

I have a long standing love with vintage toolboxes – I don’t think I have ever met a reasonably priced one I didn’t love. I have been trying to figure out what my crazy need for more toolboxes is about – and then one day it hit me. It is about my … [Read more...]

Tween Room Re-do

How to Build an Upholstered Daybed with a Trundle

Last week I shared my daughter’s finished bedroom. You can go here to read that full post and find additional links to projects in the room. Today I am going to share with you how we made the bed – and I am not going to lie, this is a long … [Read more...]