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…

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…

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…

junk, junk shopping, antique, vintage, salvage

Junk Crazed Part 1

This past weekend started out like an ordinary one with a little bit of extra time on my hands.  My normal 40+ hour a week had me going to training and, because of that, I was traveling past several new junk shops. I stopped in at one when I saw a really neat cubby.  I…

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…

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. 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…

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…