How To Saturdays: DIY Chalk Paint

Today is the beginning of a new feature on Saturday mornings on the Old House Chic Blog: The How To Saturdays idea actually came from one of my awesome readers, who gave me feedback and caused an avalanche of inspiration and ideas.  She was also the winner of our Junk Addicts Unite t-shirt giveaway.  Thank…

Antique Bench Makeover

In all of my shopping, I keep a running and ever evolving list of furniture to be on the lookout for or what I like to call my BOLO List.  One of the things I always watch for are wooden benches.  They are classic and fit into most home décor.  When I find them, the…

A Day of Junk Shopping

After selling the majority of what I brought to the Vintage Whites Market, I made plans, last Saturday, to go on a stock up shopping trip.  My shopping plan was a loose one that was subject to change with no notice and since I was the only one going, my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants style was just fine. …

Junk Mobsters

Every now and then, on my way around town, I would pass a shop with used appliances in its business name.  It had all manner of junk piled up in the parking lot until the building itself was barely visible.  Two things- when I say “all manner of”  that means washers and dryers on their very…

The Junk Drunk Link Party No. 6

Happy Junk Drunk Link Party! So how about a junk makeover?  Hooray! I found this vintage school house chalk board at a thrift shop and hurtled over people and furniture to get to it first.  I knew exactly how I wanted to use it as soon as I saw it. I really like the green chalkboard color…

Market Recap: The Vintage Whites Market

I was finally able to catch my breath after being a vendor at the Vintage Whites Market in Loveland, Colorado. Here’s a recap of some of the treasures from my market space… I found this vintage chalkboard and asked Kaylie Hall of 68 Designs to create a chalkboard art logo on it.  I absolutely love…

Grudge Match: My Project Reveal

In order to finally, finally finish my farmhouse table project, Mr. Old House Chic and I had to slog through the snow to haul my solid wood table from my shop back inside my heated house to thaw out. I had to give it at least 24 hours for the wood to warm up before…

The Junk Drunk Link Party No. 5

Welcome to The Junk Drunk Link Party and happy junk to you! I would love to see your junk transformations so get to submitting them at the bottom of this post!  If you have a great project to brag about but don’t want to deal with posting a link, send me your project pictures and write…

Finishing the Farmhouse Table

I felt like before I could do the big reveal on my DIY project, I really needed to write a post about finishing my farmhouse table. When I mentioned “finishing,” I mean the final look that I wanted to achieve. I knew I wanted an aged wood look.  Imagine the look of wood salvaged from an ancient barn…

The Junk Addicts Monthly Giveaway

   Happy New Year and welcome to 2015!  I am so excited to kick open the door to 2015 on the Old House Chic Blog with a new monthly giveaway!  Each month will have a different theme in which I want to invite each of you to submit a story, comment or photo (or all…