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It’s no secret that many of the figurines you find secondhand are pretty hideous. Oftentimes an awful paint job is to blame. With that in mind, a simple coat of paint can transform even the most offensive of tchotchkes into a modern accent piece. Painting these dated figurines a single color allows you to focus on the shape alone, which can be quite neat. Continue reading
Armed with $40 for two days, I attended two church fundraiser sales and two subdivision sales. I thought I would share my haul since I personally LOVE seeing what other people find. It’s one thing to show a single item that is cool, but seeing what can be found in one day or one place at a time really puts things in perspective. Continue reading
I attended an estate sale at a breathtaking property recently. It was an older home set at the end of a gated, tree-lined drive and nestled between horse pastures and wooded groves. Continue reading
A year or two ago I got this amazing mirror secondhand at a church rummage sale. I spotted it in the advertisement and decided my life wouldn’t be complete without it. I woke up at a ridiculous hour, drove in the dark, and stood in line in the freezing cold to be one of the first in the door so that I could *hopefully* bring it home. Continue reading
I finally got around to decorating the natural vine wreath we made recently. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to do a cotton and vine theme – woodsy, southern, and all-season. From there I found myself perpetually trimming down ideas because I didn’t want to drown out the natural beauty of the vines themselves. I was so proud of how the form turned out with all its interesting textures and curly q’s and I wanted to preserve and amplify those delightful details as much as possible. Continue reading
I set out to create an all-seasons door wreath… something neutral but also stunning in its simplicity. I have plans for that, but first it all must begin with the wreath itself.
I have never made a natural vine wreath myself, but I remember venturing into the woods with my parents as a kid to gather vines for a Christmas one they made once. It was enormous! They decorated it with twinkling lights and a giant bow and hung it on the side of the house. So I enlisted their expertise.
What you will need: Gloves, pruning shears, loppers, fishing line (or similar twine), scissors, and something round to start your form on (like a bucket).