Monday, October 24, 2016

A Junkin' We Will Go

This past weekend we went on a little jaunt to Ft. Worth. There is a wonderful architectural salvage store there called Old Home Supply House. This is the best salvage store I've been to in a very long time. All pic's taken on Iphone,
 It is in the middle of a beautiful historic neighborhood called Fairmount. Cute historic homes all around. The store has 4 warehouses and takes up all 4 corners of a quiet intersection.
 It was originally a Piggly Wiggly Grocery store (the second one built in Ft. Worth.) Remember those?
 We spoke to the owner, and his Dad opened the storeover 25 years ago. He grew up in the neighborhood and told us about it.
 Across from the Piggly Wiggly was a pie shop. On the other corner (this houses the outdoor garden section of the store) was a farmers market.
 Mrs. Baird (of the famous bread store) lived on the street. He said the smells were wonderful when you rode your bike through.
 We went looking for doors. There were rows and rows of doors divided by the number of panels. They were marked by size on the edges. Lots of digging.
 All the buildings are historic. With tin ceilings and chandeliers and lights hung all around.
I am trying to decide weather to make a headboard for the new king size bed out of an old door. So many to choose from. Or whether to buy a metal headboard. Decisions , decisions. I'll keep you posted. If you live in the area, you should check out Old Home Supply House. Definitely worth the drive!

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Domino Effect

We finally made the decision to get a king size bed. That decision took over 2 years of sleeping on a super old and super sagging queen mattress. We had it delivered and I knew our old night stands wouldn't work in our small bedroom any more. When son moved he gave this little piece to me. It sat in the garage all these months. Time to start switching. My photo editing program was giving me problems, so these aren't the best photos, but I thought I'd show you how I re-do a piece of furniture.
 I wish you could have seen and felt this. It almost felt like someone had added sand to the paint on the old finish. It was rough like sandpaper.
 So off it came with some stripper. I was planning on repainting, so I just wanted to get the ugly finish off. Stripping and sanding to get through the old varnish.
 Ready to throw some paint on.
 I was wanting a rustic farmhouse look, so I left parts unfinished. I'm going to live with it for awhile and if I don't love it, I can always go back and paint. I added 2 Hobby Lobby knobs. This picture is not staged,(you can see Hubby's weights on the floor). I'll share more after we get some bedding, and a headboard. I absolutely love the bed and have been sleeping like a baby. The domino effect has begun, because now I have to see what will work on the other side of the bed. Does this happen to you?
What do you think of the raw wood with the white paint? If I decide to keep it, I'll put some wax over it, but wanted to leave it raw for now, in case I change my mind.
Off to deal with some plumbing issues and a plumber. Hope you are off to a great week!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fall in Love With Texas Fall Tour

Welcome to Brookhollow Lane!
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Come on in!

 I love vintage and like to add something vintage or antique to every room. My colors are usually neutral, so I add in touches of orange for the fall season. I love being able to change out my colors for each season.
 I also love to craft, so you'll see some of my creations through the house.
 I would say my style is cottage, vintage with a little farmhouse thrown in.
 In the dining room, I have the table set for a fall dinner.
 Most of my vintage tableware was picked up at thrift stores.

 My little bar/wine cart has some orange accents. This is a vintage medical cart on casters.

 A dead end hallway where I made a vintage tea towel into a pillow.
Come on in to the family room.
 I have an angled fireplace, so I have angled the furniture to match.
I have kept the fall decor to a minimal look. Just touches here and there. Quilts and throws warm up the room for the cooler nights.
 Lovely pumpkin made by talented Celestina Marie at Southern Day Dreams.
 There is Bowie-he loves to photo bomb my pictures. I love this plaid throw with the brown and orange.
 A little wooden puzzle piece to add a dash of orange.
 I love using baby pumpkins to decorate! Pretty table runner(shawl) found at Good Will.
 A little wool leaf garland that I stitched up.

 You can see that the breakfast area opens right into the family room. I keep the color scheme going into the kitchen.
Ready for a cup of coffee?

 The kitchen hutch is decked out for fall with mostly thrifted stuff.
More on the kitchen hutch here.

I hope you have enjoyed my little tour. I sure enjoyed having you visit. Please go and check out these Texas bloggers and see how they have decorated their homes.Thank you Katie from Let's Add Sprinkles for putting this tour together.
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Happy Fall Y'all!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

A Blast From the Past

For your enjoyment, here's some fall, Thanksgiving and Halloween pictures from various years gone by.


As you can see, some years I decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving and some years I just do fall. I hope you come back on Thursday to see my fall tour along with some other wonderful Texas bloggers. Here's the schedule for the week. Please go check out some great ideas each day.

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 See you back here on Thursday!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Kitchen Hutch Through the Seasons

Warning-picture heavy post. This is my kitchen hutch. It sits in my breakfast area, I bought it at the thrift store for about $70 about 5 years ago. I knew it had good bones and with a little love I could bring it back to life. I added a new beadboard backing and trim, lots of white paint. I patched the original knob holes and added some vintage pulls that I had from another project. I have had so much fun changing out the hutch for the seasons and holidays. Here we go!
Here I am decking it out for the first time. I haven't even drilled the holes for the  pulls yet.
The first Christmas.
First Valentines Day.
Notice I had an extra set of brass pulls and knobs(from Hobby Lobby), so I started to change them out depending on the color scheme. The inspiration for the blue and green was the Vera tea towel from my Mom. Green with a touch of blue for springtime.
The first time I decorated it for fall.
I love to add a cute tea towel to go with the theme.

I added more aqua this last year.

 The first time I added blue to the red for the patriotic season.
 This is how it looks today for autumn.

 Here she was when I brought her home.
This is the painted naked hutch waiting for some pretties.
If you looked closely you might have noticed I also redid the kitchen chairs. They went from red to white. That way I can change them out for the season too. I  like to decorate the hutch a little different each time, even though I use alot of the same stuff. I hope you enjoyed my little hutch history. I love being able to pull out my vintage dishes and thrift store finds to decorate her.
Be sure and come back next week to check out the Fall in Love With Texas Blog Tour. It goes from Oct 3-7. I'll be showing my fall decor on Oct. 6. Hope to see you there!
Hope you are enjoying your fall season.
P.S. It finally cooled down today-gorgeous fall weather at last!