Monday, April 6, 2015

Black Painted Chair & Where I Get My Inspiration From

One of the pieces we picked up on our trip to Rhode Island (you can read all about that here), was this classic wooden chair.
I had been looking for something similar to this for a little bit and the price, quality and style of this one fit the bill. For the record, I paid about $20 and it is a solid piece originally made in Gardner, Massachusetts. Whenever I find pieces from Garner they are always super well built.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Updated 70's Nighstand & Why You Should Buy These Old Pieces

You know what? I'm kind of in love with this piece.
Once I find furniture I typically move pretty quickly to get it redone and either put in my own home or listed for sale.
This table...I've had it since the beginning of tag sale season...last year! I think it waited more than long enough for its transformation.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Touches & Contributor Post

Spring is one of my very favorite times of the year (and not just because I have an April birthday)! I love how the weather gets warmer, the days get longer (seriously, the getting dark at like 4:30 in the afternoon during the winter gets old really, really fast), and the light and bright colors of the season.
This year, I added just a few spring touches to our home. I'm trying to keep things neutral and uncluttered since I'm really looking to sell and will be listing very soon.
I filled a vintage card catalogue drawer with plants...

Monday, March 30, 2015

Road Tripping (& Furniture Buying) in Rhode Island

Morning friends!
A couple of weeks ago we spent the day traveling through Rhode Island hunting down furniture for my painting business (and, of course, a couple little pieces for ourselves).
Typically, when I think of Rhode Island, I think of Newport or the beach, but they have some pretty amazing antique/junk/consignment shops further up in the state that we absolutely fell in love with. We have definite plans to travel there again (seriously it is just about 1.5 hours from Western Massachusetts so totally doable) to revisit our favorites and check out some more along the way.
Now, truth be told, I had no intentions of even posting about this. I know. Crazy. I'm always trying to finish things here at home or complete and stage a new furniture piece to share with you and I just never end up posting. My boyfriend and I were talking about blogging the other day and he truly thought I should be sharing more about just everyday and all these cool adventures we go on. I couldn't agree more. So in the future. I actually plan to take more than like two pictures and really show you these amazing places we find.
We started our trip in Pawtucket at the Rhode Island Antiques Mall. I love this place. Seriously. There is so much to look at. And so much I personally wanted!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Vintage Inspired Drop Cloth Wreath

You know what? This post has been in the works for weeks now.  For some reason, as much as I love blogging, I cannot stay on a posting schedule like I used to be. I feel pulled in too many directions. I've been sick (nothing serious, just sinus issues and a spring cold). Plus, not a ton has been going on here decorating wise. I still need to list this house for sale, so I have been purging, rather than adding and it's looking a bit bland.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I made this drop cloth wreath for my front door. I felt inspired to create one using that material after I was featured on Apartment Therapy (here) in a roundup they did of drop cloth projects. (BTW, I'm completely embarrassed about that project. It is super old, photographed with my old junky camera, and my home is decorated in a style that is totally not me!)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Comparing Fabric & Foam Rollers When Painting Furniture

This is a sponsored post.

Hey friends!
A while back I started working with RollerLite, which was exciting for me since I paint so much furniture and they are the leading manufacturer of paint rollers.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bold Red End Table

Bold and bright colors have been the general rule this past month when it comes to custom orders.
Since I typically gravitate towards white and lighter colors in my own home this is been a particularly fun month of work for me.