Post Tagged with: "vintage"

Trash to Treasure Before and Afters

Trash to Treasure Before and Afters

I have a million projects going on right now.This last weekend  I tiled a backsplash above our kitchen desk area,  repainted my dining room, bought wood so I could start making a trellis in the yard, and repainted my back deck. Um, I gotsta slow down before my head explodes. [...]

Vintage Address Book Message Center

Vintage Address Book Message Center

Just a quick post to share with you my latest project. I see these little vintage address books all the time at thrift stores, and surprisingly, they are almost always new without a single address written in them. I thought it would be fun to convert one into a little [...]

Weekend Yard Sale Treasures

Weekend Yard Sale Treasures

I seriously feel my adrenaline pumping just thinking about yard sale season starting up again. Goodness gracious, I must really need a break from the kids by Saturday if I get this worked up about it. I try to go every Saturday, and usually go with a friend or my sister. [...]

Handmade Vintage Camera Mug

Handmade Vintage Camera Mug

I absolutely love it when I discover how something is made, and then create it myself. Like, obsessively love it. We are talking major addiction here. I have seen handmade mugs on Etsy for years. And at first I thought people were special ordering the mugs, printing and adhering time consuming images [...]

DIY Framed Quote & Map Print

DIY Framed Quote & Map Print

I’ve shared my craft space, and now I am just itching to share with you the rest of our downstairs family room. First, here’s a little peek at a play area I am trying to get organized for the kids. It needed a little personality, so I am working on [...]

Home Tour {Evey’s Room}

Home Tour {Evey’s Room}

Ready to see another little sneak peek of our new home? I am just going to be honest with you from the beginning… this room is not totally done. I am still looking for a cool bookshelf and curtains for the window, so don’t be surprised if I post about [...]

DIY Storage with Antique Water Spigots

DIY Storage with Antique Water Spigots

Posted by Katie Dayton It’s no secret, I am obsessed with water spigots.  I love their chippy paint, fun colors and how they are all unique. Last fall I had a total thyroidectomy, and I started to accumulate quite the stash of scarfs.  They were an everyday accessory for quite [...]

DIY Globe Light

DIY Globe Light

Well hello friends. If you watched  Studio 5 this morning, many thanks for tuning in! Here the first of the “globe lighting” projects. And, um yes, it is an actual globe. The fabulous thing about this project is you can end up with TWO sweet light fixtures. Besides a globe, [...]

Sorting the Mail

Sorting the Mail

Furniture moving around is in full swing around here! Good thing I have two brothers (and a husband who not only moves furniture but helps edit my posts and inserts himself when it seems possible he was overlooked), who love to move heavy stuff every time they come over. Last [...]

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Mirror Update

Mirror Update

First, thank you for all of your fabulous feedback on my towel storage dilemma! I have decided to go with the towels on the ladder. You convinced me! I will be posting soon on how to prep old wood for such a project. No one wants old wood gunk rubbing [...]

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Which one?

Which one?

Okay, I totally need a girlfriends opinion. And if you’re a boy don’t be offended, it’s the same thing. You can comment too. Help! I love this wood ladder, and thought it would be so cool with towels stored on it in my bathroom. Problem is I can’t take out [...]

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Surplus Sale Movie Screen

Surplus Sale Movie Screen

I found this movie screen ages ago at a surplus sale for $3. And I hung it up in my house ages ago too. And it has been in the background of many photos on this ‘ol blog. Quick! Someone Where’s Waldo my blog and see how many times I have accidentally shown it! [...]

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Studio Tour

Studio Tour

My photo studio is located in our third car garage. Here’s a peek at what it looked like as we were in the middle of building the wall. Here’s the front door. Once upon a time I made a website for Middle Gray Photography. Now I am lazy and just [...]

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DIY No-Sew Pillow

DIY No-Sew Pillow

Ready to get your groove on? All right, you remember the Hot Ones transfers I showed you yesterday? Now I am going to show you how to make a no-sew pillow with these babies. You don’t have to have an iron-on transfer, but what you do need is two fabric napkins. [...]

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Vintage Iron-On Transfers

Vintage Iron-On Transfers

Okay, you are totally going to die when you see what I found. Fresh from the 70′s… Hot Ones Iron-On Transfers! Far out man! Check out how sick these babies are… I found all six books. They each had a few missing, but overall I snagged over twenty transfers. Here’s [...]

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Laundry Room Makeover

Laundry Room Makeover

A friend asked me yesterday to e-mail her a link to my laundry room. She and her hubby want to attempt the DIY wood flooring I did. (Please replace “I” with Mr. Wright.) I had to e-mail her six different posts just to show all the different photos. Perhaps it’s time to [...]

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New Chairs

New Chairs

I have two new chairs. I bought them at a surplus sale with then intent of putting them somewhere else. Turns out they are not the most comfortable chairs in the world, but I still can’t part with them. I used to have the green chairs that I reupholstered in the same [...]

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Lily’s Room

Lily’s Room

Almost two years ago I saw a vintage bedspread at a local boutique. I fell madly in love with it, but for some reason unbeknownst to me, I did not buy it. Something to do with no where to put it… blah, blah, blah. Whatever. I would have found a [...]

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Matthew’s Room

Matthew’s Room

Matthew loves maps. Every museum we visit, or road trip we take, Matthew wants a map to look at. Over time his map collection has grown and grown. He was in heaven the day I brought this case of  US state maps home! Since he adores maps so much, it [...]

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