Monthly Archives: February 2014

Nursery Plan

Does anyone else love picking out project supplies more than me? I doubt it. I could probably spend every waking moment looking at fabric, furniture, curtain rods and curtains. There hasn’t been too much progress in the nursery except wallpaper paste has been removed and my mom had pinch-pleated white linen drapes in her garage […]

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Weekend Finds: Paper Mache Easter Bunny

I’m ready for spring. It’s been such a frigid winter. So it’s a good sign that Easter items are filling store shelves. I was super excited last week to find this little guy sitting on a consignment store shelf. This bunny is a circa 1940s paper mache Easter candy container. I don’t know much about […]

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Before and After: Thonet Bentwood Chair

Several months ago I found a bentwood chair in a thrift store. It had a fantastic mid-century shape and, aside from being filthy, it was in excellent condition.  Not so much as a scratch on that vinyl upholstery. But, oh, that vinyl upholstery. The chair is a classic 1950s design by Thonet, bearing a striking—and […]

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Review: Vintage Sears Griddle and Waffle Iron

A long time ago I was at an estate sale and came across this appliance shoved in the back of a bottom kitchen cabinet. Even though I wasn’t sure if this combination Sears brand griddle/waffle iron worked, I had to buy it to test it out. It was a whole $2. Let’s just say it […]

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Before and After: Vintage Hat Box

I found an old hat box at a consignment store a few months ago. It had been marked down to only a few dollars, probably because of the rough condition it was in. I couldn’t resist trying to save the box from falling into more disrepair. So finally on Sunday, after weeks of it sitting […]

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