Antique Victorian Vanity Makeover

My car was full of Craig’s List antique steamer trunks and I was just leaving a regular, everyday neighborhood, when I passed a house with this antique Victorian vanity sitting in the driveway. I hit the brakes and threw my car in park (in the middle of the street) and ran up to the front door. In record…

The Story of Old House Chic Part 2

  After getting the go ahead from the land developers, (if you’re behind on the first part of this story, read here) it was full steam ahead for me.  I had a month to explore and pick through five historic old homes and rescue all the elements that would soon be lost if the wrecking ball beat me…

An Antique Padlock’s Destiny

 While I was walking through my market space answering questions and pricing things I forgot to mark, I noticed a mom and daughter combo looking at some vintage and antique padlocks. I saw the daughter pick up a padlock and key set and set it down… and pick it up again. The price was a…

The Wondrous World of Junk

When Spring arrives, antique, vintage and salvage junkies everywhere are unreasonably excited.  You can pick one out of a crowd.  We are giddy and practically skipping along because we know that Spring is so much more than blooming flowers, longer days, and lots of sunshine. Yeah, yeah forget all that…Spring means the season for junk is…

The Story of Old House Chic Part 1

I noticed the signs one day while driving to work.  It was a land developers sign that was on each of five historic old home properties.  Each house was mostly hidden from sight from over grown bushes and trees and if you didn’t know they were there, the old homes could be, and were, easily missed. I…

Welcome!

Welcome to the Old House Chic Blog!   I’m Bernadette and I am so excited you’re here.  This blog has been four years in the making after I almost fell off the balcony of an old, abandoned home. I was fueled by the crazy idea of starting a creative antique, vintage and salvage business. This particular old abandoned home had…