I Got My Sign!

Sign for shop thebackyardbungalow.com

While I was home working on projects, Mr. Wonderful was watching over the shop. I missed the whole sign installation!   Oh, but I'm still excited.     It makes it all kind of official-like. And isn't she lovely with her new splashes of red?   When my sign guy said he'd install it for me...yeah, … [Read more...]

The Last Vintage Whites Market of the Season

Full storage unit thebackyardbungalow.com

As much as I absolutely LOVE shopping, fixing, painting, repairing and generally puttering around my house preparing items for the market, the market itself is soooo much work.  I mean actual back-breaking, heavy-lifting, unpacking, repacking, lots of driving, endless fluffing work! We, at the Backyard Bungalow, are always the first to arrive … [Read more...]

Guest Bedroom Reveal

View from the door

Drum roll… Orchestra fanfare…. Curtain rising…. And now….the GUEST BEDROOM REVEAL!!!   That sounds so exciting, doesn’t it?  Well, I hope this post lives up to the hype. Let’s start with a view from the door: This is the bedroom as we saw it with the realtor in 2009.  The view is also taken from the … [Read more...]

A Room of Her Own

black white and lime green bedroom

Today, I thought I'd show you the guest room that I designed.  My daughter moved back to the parental nest temporarily, so I designed it with her taste in mind, as well as my own.  Below is a view from the hallway. I found the bed at a garage sale here a couple summers ago for $40.00.  They told me the price with a huge question mark … [Read more...]

My Two Daves: In Which My Daughter’s Boyfriend Built a Banquette While My Husband Applauded From the Sidelines

Butlers pantry before 2

  Last week I gave you an idea of what we did in the butler's pantry/breakfast nook.  Magic Dave at work:     Why do I call him Magic Dave, you ask?  Because he can build stuff!!  He can take pieces of lumber and turn them into tables, benches, walls, and even showers.  I'm in awe!!  Mr. Wonderful does not build … [Read more...]