Farmhouse Style

Experimenting with Style

 I recently participated in an antique, vintage and salvage market as a vendor.  As I was preparing for the market, I decided to take a chance and conduct a style experiment.  My experiment consisted of choosing one of two styles that I seem to swing between or mix together. The first is the Farmhouse style. My…

furniture makeover

Furniture Makeover- Bead Board Hutch Shelf

In preparation of an upcoming market, I needed to add a little “something” to a plain, little white painted wooden shelf.   I picked the shelf up at a thrift shop and quickly painted it a stark whitebecasue I needed it ASAP.  It had no back to it and wasn’t much of an attention grabber.  I…

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…

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…

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 Drunk Link Party No. 4

Welcome to the Junk Drunk Link Party! I was a little lonely last Friday and wound up junkin’ at the party by myself. Since I can’t feature any of your fantastic projects, I’ll share one of my own with you… I found this beautiful antique wooden drop leaf table a while back and held on to…

The Junk Drunk Link Party No. 1

Welcome to the first Junk Drunk Link Party! What does Junk Drunk mean? Junk Drunk is being intoxicated by the effects of a good find, snookered over salvage, adrenaline trashed over antiques, pickled over a pick, toasted over a thrift store treasure, drunk over dumpster diving, crazy giddy over stuff on picked up at the…

French Graffiti Table

In my mother’s house, in the dining room, sits a large, grand wooden table.  There are four chairs around this table- one for each of my family members. This table has been in this exact spot for my entire life.  It has seen me grow up, it has celebrated my successes, mourned failures and my…