Little Hands Giving Hearts

Giving Back

When I started the Old House Chic blog, I wanted it to be a source of inspiration to those that read it.  I wanted to give a gentle push to those that needed a little courage to take on something big or to step way out on that limb.  Had I not been given the…

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An Overflowing of Opportunities

In part one, titled The Overflowing Toilet Effect, I had a reason to use the word toilet, but now that I’m referring to my own opportunities which were presented to me by others, I thought I might tone that down a bit- kind of like knocking some of the sawdust out of your hair, for…

Junk Mobsters Part 5

After returning to the Junk Mobster’s Shop and being invited to pick from The Don’s secret collection, I returned every week to sit and chat with the Mobster Family.   La Familia was fierce to outsiders but once those outsiders were accepted, they were treated like family. On a recent trip I got to be a…

The Big Beast Challenge Part 3

Monday was the big, big day. It was The Big Beast Delivery Day. I was so worried about how it would go.  Would the owner of the two antique, vintage and salvage shops love them or hate them?  Would she think they were great but not at all what she was looking for? Or could…

The Big Beast Challenge

I recently committed myself to a challenge where one part of me is asking, “What were you thinking?!”  while the other part of me is saying, “Rock on!  Let’s do this!” Let me explain… Two weeks ago, I made a  furniture delivery to the owner of a retail store.  I have been working in partnership…

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…

Decorating with Invaluable Memories

I would never consider myself an interior decorator.  I don’t have a defined style and it might take several years before I find the perfect piece for any given space. So, when I took on the challenge of pairing up with Invaluable, the world’s largest online auction, to design an interior space around a unique painting, I…