My husband and I love mid century furniture pieces. Our previous home was a modern 1950s mid century home in Saint Paul, MN and honestly I miss its architecture! Living in a newer suburban home with vintage furniture can be tricky to style around--but it definitely can be done!
So the backstory to our new mid century furniture piece: my husband sent me a text from our local Habitat Restore last Friday. "Look what I found! $75 and 25%..." He purchased it immediately even though we had no clue where it would go! Originally we thought it would go at the top of our stairs in the landing area. But after getting it in the house with a neighbor's help I realized A: This cabinet is HEAVY. and B: The tone of the wood matches our staircase trim REALLY well.
So we moved our Blue Dot grey cabinet into the dining room (our pet hedgehog's cage now lives on top of that. Probably the only hedgehog in the world who gets to sleep on top of a piece of Blu Dot furniture!) And slid the china cabinet hutch into our entryway. Read More
I gazed at our skillet for months. I questioned which shortening was best. Which directions were best. How would it cook? (I overthink things. Obviously.)
My husband's Mom, Grammy, helps manage an adorable thrift store in their town. With every visit we make way to the thrift store to explore treasure. Over the years we have purchased books, a mirror, toys, and this vintage cast iron skillet. Made by Wagner Ware, it was produced between the 1930s and 1950s.
So last night I finally seasoned the skillet. And you know? It was so easy. I cooked with it today and it worked beautifully. (and so much better than a modern nonstick skillet..) Read More
From time to time I am asked about opening a shop on Etsy. I began selling vintage goods in my shop in January of 2013. The platform easy to use, and the buyers are wonderful. So I thought it would be fun to share a few success tips! Read More
Last year I spotted a little $4 cosco step stool at the thrift store. It was well-coated in rust and paint but it had potential, Our home is a proud supporter of all things vintage, and with our weather finally warming up I felt encouraged to start a new project! Scroll down for pictures and tips on how to refinish a vintage cosco stool. Read More