Oh, what sweet bliss it is to walk into a thrift store not knowing what you’ll find, and walk out with a piece of history at your side. My kids and I went to get some play clothes and I walked out with more than I came for. BIG SURPRISE, right? What you see below is a giddy me perched on top of an antique dressing table about to become a desk.
At this time of year there is much focus on the giving of gifts. It’s a wonderful, fuzzy feeling you get when you see someone you care about opens a gift you put time or thought into. However, I honestly, wish people would be in this mindset all year through, don’t you? Just think of what a better world it would be if we did. Today, we’re having a Christmas Finding Home celebration to keep that spirit alive.
I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been in that panic mode when we find out that guests are coming and our home is nowhere near ready for them to see it. Life happens, especially in a family. No fear! I’m here to share my tips on how to get your house looking like you’ve been cleaning for days, but in reality it’s a last-minute cleaning for the record books. YOU CAN DO THIS!
It’s no joke that my house doesn’t stay clean. For the most part, that’s just fine with me as it means my family is here and happily living. However, when folks come over for a visit, I really don’t need them to see that…er… love. ahem.
Are you in the mood for a furniture makeover? I am! Funny thing how the internet works. It studies your behaviors and throws ads up that it thinks you will be interested in. Well, it worked this time. I spied this for sale in a local market only because an ad popped up and I was hooked. I mean, just look at that beautiful bow front! sigh… Now it’s time for not only a makeover of this vintage Dixie dresser, but also some fun for you too.
The times that I find most exhilarating is when I have an idea and can’t wait to get it complete. Do you ever do that? I mean, in this instance, I was inspired on first glance of this little cutie at a thrift store. What it would become for sure didn’t hit until I got it home, but there was no doubt in my mind that it would become something new. Yes, I’m quirky, but you’ll understand when you see what I do with my upcycled bookcase. Let the fun begin!
How often do you find yourself in a position to do an amazing thing for someone else? Maybe it’s just sharing a meal, or carrying groceries, or even taking care of a bill for someone. Whether BIG or small, all you do to show love to someone else really matters. Countless times I’ve been the recipient of someone else making time for me. It doesn’t go unnoticed and I yearn to pay it forward and go as BIG as I can. Daring to be different and showing love pays back tenfold. I’m sharing from the heart today of God’s grace in recent days.
It’s pretty good feeling when someone brings you a haul of furniture, simply because they believe you can give it new life. My dad presents me with projects because he has faith in my abilities – both my parents do. In his current line of work, many project pieces cross his path and he texts me with potential. Lately, I have turned down items left and right. For some reason, this time I took in a few of them because…well…who could resist? See that vintage side table among the loot?
Do you ever have something that just sits in your home for what seems like forever, just waiting for you to give it the love it needs? Well, I may have more than one item hanging around here like that because we are remodeling, and it’s taking f.o.r.e.v.e.r. I sweetly whisper to them, “Don’t worry, your time will come.” If you think I am now nuts, just hang with me. You see this little gem below? It’s waited too long, so I’m having a piano bench makeover today. woot! (giveaway alert!)
Truth be told, it’s actually a bench from an organ we used to own. Once upon a time we were given a free organ and had a blast using it along with our antique upright grand piano you see above. The organ eventually
Are you ready for some furniture fun?! I am!! There’s nothing better than sharing your passion with like-minded folk. That’s why Furniture Fixer Uppers Day is one of my favorite times of the month. You’ll see my gal friends projects in a bit, but first I want to introduce you to my vintage blanket chest (aka. dog chew toy). giveaway alert!!
I’m going to be perfectly honest with you…I was mad I bought this. First, to defend myself, I did look at all the possible problems it may have: stink, damage (I was more concerned about the lid), functionality, etc. However, I somehow missed