Saturday, November 20, 2010


It's been awhile, huh?? Sorry- life got a little too crazy for me so I had to take a blogging break. Well, I am BACK!! BUT, I have a new blog address- it was time for a change. Please follow my new blog HERE. I have a new post up!

Oh, and for the next week if you use the coupon code: Promo1 at my ETSY shop, you get 10% off your order!!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

End Table Makeover


I am hosting a GIVEAWAY over at TeaRoseHome!! LOVE her blog, make sure to check it out here.

I got this end table/magazine rack at our local thrift store for ten bucks! It was a horrible  shiny orange mess. This picture doesn't do it justice. (And I could only find the picture of when we were sanding it...) 

I didn't need an end table, but I couldn't pass this up! Turns out that one of my closest friends was in need of an end table... and her birthday was coming up!! This is what she got:


Vintage Wreath

I got this wreath from the dollar store for...  a dollar. =)

After spray painting it, I added some lace flowers- and hung it with a ribbon!

(P.S. Did you know you can spray paint lace? I spray painted some to match my wreath!!) 


I am linking this up to Tea Rose Home!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Vintage Themed Room- On a budget

Alright, so living in an apartment definitely has its ups and downs.
One thing that really stinks is that I can't paint the walls-
another one... if we want to eventually buy a house, I can't spend a ton of money decorating. Really, for my bedroom- I had the challenge of a ZERO dollar budget. 

Another thing about being in an apartment, I need to make everything as functional as possible... since I don't have too much room! =)  Here is what I came up with:

Little shelves that I was going to throw out became the perfect clutch displays!

Here is the jewelry holder I made in THIS post. I also decided to hang my great-grandma's gorgeous purses as art work! =

I have a bunch of vintage gloves from Mike's grandma and my great-grandma... so this is how I decided to display them!!

My pillow is reversible..

I think I like this side better... but not sure!

The afghan at the end of the bed is a GORGEOUS one my mom made!!
Should I have it neatly folded or...

Just thrown on there?

Like my headboard??? I found this awesome door at an antique store for $20- repainted/stained it... drilled on some legs and made a headboard. I'm pretty proud of myself... and pretty in love with it! (I would have just left it as it was, but the paint was chipping off way too badly... and I was worried about lead paint. Better safe then sorry!)

On my dresser:

NOT a fan of this lamp,but I have to use what I have!

This isn't in my bedroom, but I wanted to show you anyways! My SIL Katie gave me this awesome vintagey end table (which is really a sewing table)
It looked like this:

And now looks like this:

I am linking this up to:


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Vintage Scarf Holder

I have these amazing beautiful vintage (mostly ITALIAN!!) scarves that were my Great-Grandmothers--> and I thought they deserved to be shown off in some way! My hubby stepped on a picture frame... and broke the glass. Poor guy.
  I decided to repurpose the backing and frame to make this...

First, I covered the backing with burlap...

Hot glued on some scrap ribbon I had lying around--

Printed off a little label,distressed the edges with ink, and added a brad!

I love the final product! What a great way to show off some treasured items. It looks GREAT on my bedroom wall (which is mid-remodel!). I can't wait to finish my room to show you all. =)


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lamp Makeover

I got this beauty at the DI for five whole dollars. The girl at the cash register gave me the strangest look... as did my husband when  I brought it home. 

Here is what it looked like before rubbing some glaze on...

A little glaze - and a new shade:

So... Although I LOVE the Burlap--> I hate this iron on transfer I did. I should have trimmed the edges more... so it won't be staying on long!!

Thankfully, you can't see it with the light on!
Oh, and the table it's sitting on  is my next project!! Can't wait!

P.s. Here is a picture of my hubby and I next to my wreath!! =)


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Jute Twine Decorative Balls

Why would you EVER EVER EVER pay so much for twine decorations?? =) They are all over the place right now, and the price is not my fave.

SO ... I picked up some 3 dollar styrofoam balls....

And dollar store Jute Twine...and made these: