It’s the Little Things That Make Life Sweet

Having not had a home to call my own for over 20 years of marriage, I get really excited over little things. Like the ability to paint a wall ANY color I want. Yeah, it's big deal! Please ignore the dust.  We are still in the middle of remodeling! Or changing out a light fixture to suit my tastes. Along with the freedom of making a … [Read more...]

The Last Vintage Whites Market of the Season

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 on … [Read more...]

Chippy, not Chippendale

A couple of years ago I purchased a small dresser to use as a bedside table.  It was in bad shape.  The inch thick boards on the top were weathered, warped and some were missing.  Of course, this just made it all the more interesting to me!  I searched my pictures high and low because I was sure I took some of the before, but I can't find them, so … [Read more...]

Guest Bedroom Reveal

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 door, but as you … [Read more...]

A Great Start to the Summer in Somers, MT: Our Vintage Whites Market Weekend

What a whirlwind weekend at Vintage Whites Market!!  Whew!  It started on Thursday morning, actually, with me trying to get all things Backyard Bungalow tagged and priced and packed in boxes.  I seem to go into panic mode just before a show and I probably do more panicking than packing!  In the afternoon, my friend and biz partner, Donna, showed up … [Read more...]