Key Bowl for the Entryway

Key Bowl for the Entryway

As we transition from our old decor style (vintage farmhouse) to our new style (mid century modern eclectic), I am slowly replacing things around our home. In particular, I needed to replace the key bowl that my husband has relied upon for years as a safe haven for his keys and wallet.Read more ›

Plant Cloche from a Geometric Pendant Light

Plant Cloche from a Geometric Pendant Light

Again with the light fixtures, Sadie? Yes, you may all be thinking that…but, I promise this’ll be the last one for a while! I was immediately drawn to this geometric pendant light while thrifting the other day. I just loved the shape and didn’t care if the light portion worked or not. All I could see was the potential for a plant cloche that had an eclectic, modern style to it.Read more ›

Thrift Store Furniture, Art, and Decor for Our New Home

Thrift Store Furniture, Art, and Decor for Our New Home

Earlier this year, I published a uniquely personal blog post that showed you our new home. In my eight years of blogging, I can count the number of personal posts that I’ve published on one hand. But, I have to say, the response was incredibly favorable with many requests for MORE personal (or non-tutorial) content. So, I wanted to give you a six-month update on the thrift store furniture and decor that we’ve purchased so far.Read more ›

Painting a Brass Lamp

Painting a Brass Lamp

When I published my latest “Thrift the Look” adventure, I mentioned a project from my earliest blogging days. It involved painting a brass lamp, but wasn’t very popular at the time. So, I removed the tutorial from my blog, but kept the painted lamp. And when I floated the idea of republishing the tutorial, the positive response was overwhelming!Read more ›

Mid Century Eclectic Decor from the Thrift Store

Mid Century Eclectic Decor from the Thrift Store

I can’t believe it’s been nearly two years since my last “Thrift the Look” challenge, but indeed it has! As you can imagine, ongoing crises have limited our thrifting time. But I’m SO EXCITED to share with you my latest version: Eclectic Decor. And since you may recall the new decor talk from my recent house post, I specifically focused on mid century eclectic decor.Read more ›

Welcome to Our New House!

Welcome to Our New House!

Normally, I never post anything “personal”. It’s always a tutorial, themed collection of ideas, or a thrift store decor post. But with the new year upon us, I thought I’d take a breather from the norm and talk about our new house.Read more ›

Mid Century Makeover on Wooden Cigar Boxes

Mid Century Makeover on Wooden Cigar Boxes

Once upon a time on my blog, I upcycled a cigar box into a ring holder for my dresser. But I didn’t touch the exterior; rather, I just worked inside the box. So, when I recently found a pair of wooden cigar boxes while thrifting, I decided to do the opposite. And give them a mid century makeover on the outside!Read more ›

Retro Canisters for Mid Century Modern Kitchen Decor

Retro Canisters for Mid Century Modern Kitchen Decor

Whenever I’m at an antiques mall and see a set of retro canisters, I always pause and ponder if I need them. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? Tea and coffee canisters that come in different sizes, often labeled in a vintage or mid century modern font?Read more ›

Boho Christmas Tree from a Bamboo Wine Rack

Boho Christmas Tree from a Bamboo Wine Rack

While on a trip to visit family in Florida, we OF COURSE swung by a couple of thrift stores. I spotted this bamboo wine rack right away. It was begging to become a Boho Christmas tree in my mind, mostly because bamboo and rattan is so popular in Boho decor. Either way, I couldn’t wait to transform it into retro Christmas decor!

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Faking a Metal Inlay in Wood on a Wooden Lazy Susan

Faking a Metal Inlay in Wood on a Wooden Lazy Susan

Every now and again, I prefer doing a “refinish” than a “repurpose” on something that needs some TLUC (Tender Loving Upcycling Care). And so was the case with this wooden lazy Susan . It was badly stained with water rings and begging for a makeover. Suddenly, I had a vision of restoring the finish and faking a metal inlay in wood by using a stencil.Read more ›