Saturday, December 3, 2016

London calling! Footstool makeover part 1

I do love to mix things up! Contemporary with vintage, soft with sleek, handmade with industrial. I think the dichotomy just accentuates the best of both worlds. So, do I think of punk rock when I think of foot stools... Well, maybe not right away. But when I saw this strange, plastic covered thing in the thrift shop I just had a vision! A monochrome Union Jack, in needlepoint... it just had to be ;D

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Giving thanks and supporting small biz

Looking for that holiday cheer? Well searching the malls and big box retailers for the perfect gift at the best price is not the way to find it. This year you can delight your friends and family with nostalgic, whimsical, one of a kind gifts... Here's why shopping small, handmade, and vintage is the best way to celebrate the holidays (and everyday)!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Holiday knitting: keep warm with a few of my favorite free patterns

I love to spend time with the family during the holidays, but I also know that at some point during the festivities I will need a break. At some point after dinner, when the football comes on TV, and kids start getting out their games... that's when I break out the knitting needles, find a comfy chair, and settle in! Whether you need a break from the crowd, or you need to get ahead of your gift knitting, stay warm with a few of my favorite free patterns to work during the holidays!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thanskgiving at the grown up table: vintage folding chair upcycle

It wouldn't be a holiday if I wasn't working up to the last minute on some kind of project... this year it's a little extra seating, vintage style. I picked up these adorable little wooden folding chairs over the summer, at the request of my Mom (actual quote): "I wish I had some extra chairs for family dinner night". Well that's all I needed to hear... So the plan is to show up with these 3 upcycled seats to share with the family!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Upcycled upholstery: round tufted ottoman

We all know by now, I'm a sucker for a sad and discarded piece of furniture... especially one that's seen more years than I have, or one that simply has so much potential! Well, this project is just one more example of why I can't let those little treasures go. If you've ever been out shopping for that perfect little accent piece, small bench seat, or foot rest, than you know it's not only difficult to find... it will cost you! In this post I'll show you that you can get that high dollar perfect look for less, with a bit of work and creativity!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

DIY crafts: 3 Halloween decorations to make today!

Halloween is such a fun time! Costumes, candy, and of course the festive decor... Halloween decorations can be found all over these days, but why pay when you can make them yourself with items you probably already have on hand? I'll share 3 different decorating ideas you can make no matter your crafting skill level, in no time flat, for under $10!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

DIY sewing: handmade pouf ottoman from one yard of vintage fabric

What do you do when you come across a single yard of vintage linen velvet at the flea market? Buy It! There are a million projects you can do with one yard of great fabric, not to mention all the things you can do by pairing it up with other materials... Today we'll take a look at what I did with my amazing flea market find; and how I turned it into this little gem of home decor!