Shopping Recap: The Two Gentlemen Antique Shop

This past weekend, I was supposed to be glued to my desk, chair and computer to get my taxes done.   I told myself that the only “shopping” I was allowed to do was to pick up an item, that I bought the weekend before, that was too big to fit in my car at the time. …

Latest Loves: Metal Bins and Baskets

Welcome to the newest addition to the Old House Chic Blog: Latest Loves! In the Latest Loves Series, I’ll be introducing my loves, must haves, obsessions and addictions in home design and decorating. My loves are usually the things I’m willing to dodge cars and hurtle over people in order to get to it first, buy no matter…

How To Saturdays: The Barn Wood Look Part 2

Last week’s How To Saturday was the first of a two part technique of how you can get the barn wood look.  I developed this technique, through lots of trial and error, just for my Farmhouse Table Project from Hell to make new wood look old. Just to review, the two parts include:  1.  Creating a Chalk…

Under Construction

The Old House Chic Website is going through a big makeover during the month of February! You might have noticed the transition from my old logo to a new one.  This happened on accident one evening when you get two good friends together with too much coffee and too many great ideas.  The conversation that…

The February Junk Addicts Unite Giveaway

Happy February!  This is the month of love and romance and all things oh la la!  A time to celebrate new junk love, long lasting junk love and everything in between. Every month, Old House Chic will be giving away one (or maybe more!) Junk Addicts Unite T-shirt. Here’s how you enter to win the…

The Winner of the January Junk Addicts Unite Giveaway

When the Junk Addicts Unite Monthly Giveaway started at the beginning of this new year, I picked January for the topic of “Your Junk History” for a reason. I gave an example of a part of my own junk history by telling each of you about my adventures with my Dad in salvaging heirloom flowering bulbs…

How To Saturdays: The Barn Wood Look Part 1

Before we get to this Saturday’s How To, I wanted to ask if anyone tried The Old House Chic Chalk Paint Recipe?  How did it go?!  I’m dying to know and see what projects you might’ve used this homemade paint recipe on!  C’mon!  Show off your projects! For this How To Saturday, I wanted to…

French Table Makeover

I had this table stashed on my garage for a while before I decided what to do with it. Sometimes, when I come across certain pieces, I have to think on it for a while.  I wait for inspiration to strike and it took a while for this one… I didn’t feel like I should go with a…

Junk Addicts Unite January Giveaway

We’ re getting to the end of January and what does that mean?! It’s GIVEAWAY TIME!! Each month, Old House Chic will be giving away one of our fabulous Junk Addicts Unite T-shirts to a Junkie that dared to submit a comment based on the theme of the month. The Junk Theme of the month…

Junk Mobsters Part 2

After the Mobster Junk Shop refused to sell me anything, I swore I would never go back.  I swore right out loud, in multiple phone calls, to my poor mother who probably thought she was talking to a teenager again- “Why won’t he call me?!”  Instead, I was yelling, “Why won’t they sell anything to…