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…

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 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…

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…