I recently received an email from Hometalk asking me to curate a board of bedrooms. Why "yes", I said!  I like bedrooms! In keeping with my design aesthetic, I made sure each room had some element of vintage in it.  That's why I named the board: Bedrooms - The many faces of Vintage Clever, no? Click on the picture below and it will … [Read more...]

Did You Forget About Me?

Bungalow Entrance

Hello.  --Hello? Is this thing on? *taps microphone* Hi there, remember me? Wow, it's been months--seems like years--since we last spoke. Well, I'm back!  I don't know how frequently I'll get to post to the blog, but I'll try to drop in more often than once every 11 months. There's been a lot happening over the past year at … [Read more...]

Basement Remodel Update: That snail is barely moving…

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There's so much going on around here that I can hardly keep up with the demands of our schedule.  It also means that I don't have time to take proper pictures of all of the furniture re-styles I've done, the store updates and the basement remodel. Whew!  I knew if I opened a store that I would be married to it, but this is getting … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Cabinet and Bel Monili winner

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You may have thought I fell off the face of the earth...I didn't. You may have thought I ended up abducted by Jimmy Hoffa's kidnappers...nope. I've just been swirling in the drain of life's busy-ness. I have a gajillion projects going, but before I get to that, one quick order of business.  I realize I left you hanging regarding the Bel … [Read more...]

My Second Experience Using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

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Remember this nasty dresser I showed you a few weeks back?   I transformed it into this:   I decided it needed to be stripped before it could be re-painted.  The paint was just too chippy and too far gone.  Yeah, I can't believe it either....there is such a thing as too chippy!  It was also filthy and just wouldn't … [Read more...]