Sunday, May 14, 2017

Creating an heirloom pet bed

If you know me, you know I love dogs... so when I came across a vintage, handmade, wooden doll bed frame at the flea market you can probably guess what I saw: french country, four post, woven rush dog bed! So here's the story of how the broken doll baby bed became the farm-chic puppy perch ;D


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Magazine rack makeover

It's no secret I love the look of vintage woven rush furniture... so it should be no surprise that my latest transformation went from shabby and dated, to farmhouse chic in a hurry! This makeover is so complete, I almost didn't even recognize it... So check out one of my favorite makeovers to date, and let me know what you think!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Shupp's Grove opening weekend 2017

April marks the start of flea market season where I live, and this year it couldn't come soon enough! As the winter fades away, it's time to get outside and shop... Starting with Shupp's Grove outdoor flea market in Adamstown PA. If you've never been, you're in for a treat; this is my favorite outdoor market for everything you'd ever want to upcycle!

Friday, March 24, 2017

#WomeninBiz : ladies in small business

So many great designers and shop owners out there, and so many are women! This is Women's History month, and I'd like to share with you some of the great ladies around the world making their dreams a reality... Let's appreciate all the hard work they do, and do what we can to support them!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

How to finish your fiber rush crafts

This will be a quick (but hopefully informative) post for those of you dabbling in fiber rush crafts. For me, that's been all about restoring adorable stools and footrests... and bringing these heirlooms back to life! Whether you're looking to customize the color, or simple protect your work; I've tested a few options to help you get that project done right ;D

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Puppy love: canine inspired decor



Who doesn't love puppies? They're cuddly, loyal, and they make us smile... and that's why they also make great decor! From book ends, to art work, to cast iron, I have have a knack for sniffing out doggie decor anywhere I go. This month I'll share some of my favorite vintage puppy themed finds from my collection, and even a few that you can add to yours!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

DIY project: wooden crate upcycle

This story starts like so many of my stories, someone was getting rid of this adorable little wooden box! Sure it's missing pieces, had paint spilled on it, and has a hole in the bottom... but that's not what I see. I see a bedside table with storage, a simple upholstered top in clean canvas with top stitched details, and nail head trim. Let's make that happen ;D