Vintage Inspiration Party #172 – Vintage Decor Galore!

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!  We’re always happy to have you here whether you’re linking up or checking out all the vintage decor inspiration.  Before we get started this week, I wanted to announce a fun new link party happening tomorrow night! I’m co-hosting the Heap of Change Challenge with Donna @ Funky Junk + several other fun bloggers, and YOU are invited to link up! We all have a drawer, closet or room that has become a dumping {Read More}

Little Child’s Chair

A few weeks ago, when I went to Arkansas to bring my college son home for Christmas break, we stopped at an antique store along the way, and I found this little child’s chair sitting outside the shop.

Vintage School Desk Makeover

I’ve been given several old school desks over the years, from people whose kids had outgrown them.  I often repurpose parts of them, like the antique alphabet school page sign I made from the top of another desk, but this one didn’t have any parts that were easily removable, so it would get a makeover instead. All in all, it was in decent condition, but a child had scratched some words into the top of the desk, and the “greige” {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party # 170 – Vintage Style Christmas Home Decor!

Merry Christmas to you all, and welcome back to the  Vintage Inspiration Party! Before we get started this week, I want to announce that we have a very special party planned for next week.  Since it will be the last VIP party of the year, we are inviting you to share your absolute best, most inspired, favorite Vintage projects of the year. So go dig in your archives to see what you finished this year and link up the best of {Read More}

Antique Dressing Table

Just before Christmas isn’t the best time to splurge on yourself, but I did.  It was totally unplanned, and I didn’t even know I wanted it until I saw it, but once I saw it, I couldn’t make myself walk away.  I had gone into our local thrift store, specifically looking for wood photo frames,because I had a few Milk & Cream Co. sign orders to make for customers. And there it was.  I’m pretty sure I heard it call {Read More}

How to Get the Look of Antique Wooden Embellishments

I have a thing for antique bed headboards and footboards, and have been fortunate to get quite a few of them at auctions at prices that blew me away.  Unfortunately, none of them were the right size for my bed, and they are hard to sell online, because the shipping often costs more than what I charge for them. This was an antique headboard that I turned into a coat rack (more about it here).  Not only did it have a {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #165 – Christmas Decor Galore!

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party – thanks for joining us!  I’ve been working all week on projects for my 12 Days of Christmas event, so there is paint, glitter, and paper scraps all over my house, but it’s been fun!  If you missed the first 5 days, you can find them HERE.  Come back later this evening, to see what I made for day 6!! We have an incredible party –  full of wonderful Christmas decor features this week, {Read More}

An Antique Mirror Makeover, Rusty Old Ice Skates, and a Special Visit

Last week I had a little time to kill while I was in town, so I made a quick trip into an antique store.  I spotted this little antique mirror in the window display.  Sorry about this awful photo – I took it at night, after I’d removed the mirror.  The original dark black paint hid the pretty carved details in the frame, and the paint was looking worse for the wear anyway, so I decided to give it a {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #164 – lots of Vintage Christmas Decor!

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!  This is my favorite time of year to host the VIP, because there are always lots of great ideas shared for using Vintage Christmas Decor in your home (or non-Christmas vintage decor USED as Christmas decor!).  You’ll see that there’s no reason to take down your regular decor to get ready for the holidays – just “festive” it up! Before we get started with the party, I want to invite you to join me, {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #163 – Packed with Vintage Home Decor Ideas!

Hello and welcome to the Vintage Inspiration Party!  We hope you all are well, enjoying the last bits of fall and maybe gearing up for the holidays.  This is the party for all things VINTAGE!  If you missed last week’s Party, we have some wonderful features to show you from it, but be sure to go back and visit, because there were over 100 vintage home decor ideas were shared!