Accent walls are an easy, eye-catching project that enhances your interior spaces. We are huge fans of the "wow" factor an accent wall can bring and we are thrilled to partner with KILZ® for their #accentwallchallenge. This challenge helped us beautifully transform our basement home office and ... Read More about Easiest Accent Wall Idea for ANY Room
Two years ago today we moved our family 200 miles to this cute, historic little town in Southern Ohio. You can see all the "before" photos here, or take the video tour of the day we got the keys. It was an exciting day! We chose a neighborhood with built-in conveniences that has made life ... Read More about Two Year House Anniversary Tour!
This week I discovered a fun and easy new craft medium if you happen to love stencils (like me). Mesh stenciling is my new favorite type of stencil, and many of these designs would be virtually impossible to achieve as a transfer. This product launched in October 2018, so I'm happy to be one ... Read More about Mesh Stencils: 10 Easy Projects You Can (Finally) Do at Home!
During my youth, my family owned and operated a very large monthly antique show. I befriended vendors that were committed to collecting and reselling so many interesting and wonderfully strange things. Of course, as an 8-year-old, I was a moth to a flame. The more curious the collection, the more ... Read More about How to Find Your Decorating Style
Tea staining is a project I've always wanted to try. The opportunity arose with a tapestry that I purchased - I expected to be more aged when I ordered it, but it didn't exactly posses the vintage vibe I had in mind. So I tried tea staining the fabric, and LOVED the results. The mirror above ... Read More about Tea-Stained Art for a Vintage Vibe
Transform plain wood cutting boards into beautiful vintage-inspired kitchen decor in less than 30 minutes. Distressing techniques include beating up the wood with a hammer, followed by stain (or danish oil). Ink transfer paper and mesh stencils from A Maker's Studio. Making your own kitchen ... Read More about Old-World Style Cutting Board Makeover (Video!)
Get silkscreen-like results (at home!) using my favorite materials, source links all provided below. Watch my premier video on Hometalk tonight where I demonstrate exactly how to use (and re-use) these gorgeous stencils. Faux Vintage Tea TowelsTurn a Walmart towel into gorgeous vintage ... Read More about DIY Stenciled Vintage Tea Towels (Video!)
Today I thought I'd give you a tour of our antique booth located in a cute, historic town in Ohio. I love to experiment with lots of "snazzy" little things to see how they work together. Just like at home, I always try to have a focal point using a huge statement piece. I've learned that grouping ... Read More about Our Vintage Shop Tour
Today I thought I'd share our family room before and after photos and a progress update! Our house is very long and narrow, almost like a row house. When we moved in, the wall paint was a warm beige - the afternoon sunlight made the whole room look almost pink. Here is the family room as of ... Read More about Family Room Before & After
Reactive stains cause a chemical reaction in wood, making it look weathered and aged. We scored this very RED spalted (ambrosia) cherry table for $50 and refinished it in a Restoration Hardware-style weathered finish. Changing cherry wood into anything but red is tricky, so I tested out several ... Read More about Reactive Stains + Our Cherry Dining Table Makeover