furniture makeover

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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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…

Operation Texas Antique Week Part 2

My day started out at 3:00 this morning, when my alarm went off.  I actually sat up and thought, “What is that?!”  Nothing on this earth needed to be making a single sound at that time of the night…or early morning and it took me a minute to figure out what that rude, obnoxious, violent…

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…

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. …

My Top Ten Junk Pick List

When I walk in the front door of an antique boutique,  junk shop, thrift store, architectural salvage yard or flea market, I have a top ten pick list on a mental Post-It note stuck in my head.  I am always open to add to it, but there are the solid ten things I love and am always…

Junk Drunk Part 4

After going through everything I bought from the little old lady, I sobered up completely and the two missing hours all came back… As I staggered through the front picket fence gate, I noticed the little old lady at the fence line. Let me stop here and explain what my first impression of the “little…

Junk Drunk Part 2

If you are up to date with the first part of this post, Junk Drunk Part 1, you know that Junk Intoxication is in full force and getting worse… I teetered and tottered across the street (where seconds before, I almost got hit by a car)  as my purse banged against my leg, upside down…

The Story of Old House Chic Part 2

  After getting the go ahead from the land developers, (if you’re behind on the first part of this story, read here) it was full steam ahead for me.  I had a month to explore and pick through five historic old homes and rescue all the elements that would soon be lost if the wrecking ball beat me…

The Story of Old House Chic Part 1

I noticed the signs one day while driving to work.  It was a land developers sign that was on each of five historic old home properties.  Each house was mostly hidden from sight from over grown bushes and trees and if you didn’t know they were there, the old homes could be, and were, easily missed. I…