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Latest Loves: Clock Faces

As you can tell from the finished DIY Giant Clock Face Project, I have a serious love for clock faces, large and small.  Over the past several years, clock faces have come and gone and I’ve regretted selling most of them… …and there have been a few that I dreamed about but had to choose…

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Latest Loves: Bead Board

This week’s Latest Love developed out of the Bead Board Hutch Shelf Makeover when a plain white shelf was transformed by adding a row of old mismatched pieces of bead board. I definitely liked bead board but I didn’t fall into full blown love with it until I saw how charming it was.  The difference it…

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Latest Loves: Carts

I have a mental sticky note in my head of all the things I look for when out junk shopping. Some things come and some things go on the list but not wooden or metal carts. At Texas Antique Week, I saw carts everywhere I went.  Weathered wooden ones with rusted nail holes, gouges and…

Metal Wood Casters

Latest Loves: Casters

I have a core list of Latest Loves that should actually be called Chronic Infatuations.  This is how much I love this category of junk. To make this particular short list of Latest Loves, it has to be at the level of awesome stuff that I would use, install, or incorporate into whatever I was…

Latest Love Crate

Latest Loves: Wooden Crates

I grew up having free reign to my grandfather’s big workshop and, later, to my Dad’s extensive collection of tools.  I was given complete access to all kinds of hand tools and there was no shortage of scrap wood and nails to create to my hearts content.  I would watch my Dad as he created solid…

Red toolbox

Latest Loves: Old Toolboxes

The first metal tool box that caught my eye was buried among tools and construction supplies in lonely corner of a thrift store.  It was a forest green metal tool box, with metal latches and a metal handle on the top.  It seemed like my version of “well loved”- scratched, dented, dinged, mssing paint and…

Antique Brass Stencils

Latest Loves: Antique Brass Stencils

While I was shopping at the Two Gentlemen Antique Shop, I came across a long wooden box.  A lid that was meant to slide along the length, within grooves, was set on top. I lifted the box lid and immediately noticed a thin piece of brass sheet metal that was cut in a stencil type…

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…