Where is the rule written that says that if you inherit a family heirloom, it needs to stay in exactly the same condition that it always has? If you are sentimental about the piece and like its style and size, why not give it a refresh so it can be enjoyed in your home another … More Refreshing A Family Heirloom
Years ago, Mr. Fix-it picked up several drawers from an old carpenter’s workbench. He was interested in the contents and told me I could have the drawers! This divided one was my favorite and after several years of hibernation in the garage, I decided the old boy needed a makeover and should be my Easter … More Divided Drawer: From Workbench to Centerpiece
I love old pictures of cottages and pick them up whenever I can get them reasonably priced. And if the original glass is cracked or damaged, the price reflects the less-than-perfect condition. Which is great for me, because I like these pretty prints without the glass better anyway!
I have had a lifelong love affair with vintage ceiling tin. The geometric relief patterns, the multitude of chippy paint layers peeking through, along with the perfect amount of rust just make me swoon.
Four years ago we were finishing up our Master Bedroom remodel and I had the brilliant idea to use vintage ironing boards as shelves in our newly created walk-in closet. Mr. Fix-it thought I was crazy at the time, but I couldn’t be happier with the decision.
I had saved these adorable doors off of Happy Girl’s childhood kitchen cupboard when I sent it sisters way. I knew I didn’t have the space to keep the cute little cupboard, but the doors don’t take up much room, and I was sentimental about them. I knew I’d figure out some way to use … More Got a Ladder? How about Letters?
Years ago, we had this kitchen cupboard built for these antique doors which came off a big cupboard I remember being underneath my grandmas basement stairs. I’ve enjoyed this cupboard without the doors, but am thrilled that I finally took the time to finish them!
One of the best investments we made for the store was buying both Cheryl and I Wagner ControlSpray Max sprayers. And now that my sprayer and I are no longer working for the store, I can use it for my own projects, which I have been, with our record-breaking warm weather!
All of us as human beings have a very bad habit; we assume. We assume that others want the same thing we do, or wouldn’t want the same things we wouldn’t. As sellers, we assume that a customer would only want this item if this, or if that… Let me tell you the story of … More Vintage Selling Tips: Rockin’ the “As Is”
It all started with a little visit to a Home Goods I hadn’t been to before to pick up “a few things”. The Eden Prairie location had a lot more decorating items than I’d ever seen at the Plymouth location. And I came across an isle with curtains…quite a few of them. I’ve always sewn … More New Curtains and Painted Walls