I have SUCH talented IG friends! My friend Lindsey ( @lindseystewart89 ), who does wonderful calligraphy, helped me design this custom piece for my "Tea Station" in the kitchen. I am not a coffee drinker, but I do love drinking all sorts of tea. When I received this sign in the mail, I was SO excited to finally see it in person and hang it up in it's little home.
Hello my dear friends!!! I'm sorry I have been so MIA recently, and if you follow me on Instagram, you'll know why. For those who don't have an Instagram, I announced that my husband and I are expecting and I'm due in November! We are so excited! For the past two months, I have been plagued by morning sickness and tiredness but I think I am on the mend! Yay!
Okay, so back to the purpose of this post. I was invited by some amazing, wonderful bloggers to participate in something called the Repurpose Design Series. It's where we have to find something via thrift store or curb and give it a big facelift. The catch? We can only spend $20 bucks. The idea behind the series is for people to see that you can take something sad looking and make it lovely again, with just a little love.
I've been thinking about what to do for the past couple of weeks. In my super small town, we only have one Salvation Army and it's usually pretty skimpy. With that said, I knew finding furniture for $20 bucks will be hard pickin' so I kept my mind open when I occasionally went inside.
I bought a vintage ("vintage" sounds so much nice than "old") schoolhouse clock two years ago at an estate sale for $5 bucks. There was something I loved about the cute, little clock & the house I bought it from. The clock belonged to a gentleman that had previously passed (not to be morbid) and I wanted to adopt it & take it home. I knew I could give it a little facelift, and still keep the memory the gentleman's adorable little cottage in Colorado. (I am a sap for things that have a story or memory)
I am not good at remembering to take "before" photos, so sadly, I don't have one for you. I do, however, have a picture from eBay of similar looking clock. So, you get the idea what this clock originally looked like: dated & brown.
I have two shelves that I picked up from Home Depot® for a reasonable price, and, until I find an entertainment center I like, they act as a make shift "mantel" above my TV. Throughout the past year, I have constantly used them to display fun decor for each holiday and season. This fall, I wanted to create something that was simple and inexpensive, but still festive. In this post, I will explain how I created this display and what products I used.
In the late part of spring, I was in the market for a new coffee table. I'd been using an ottoman the past couple of years and yearned for something that was a little sturdier. I really loved the look of a Pottery Barn® farmhouse-inspired coffee table (see pic below) but that model was discontinued. Not to mention, I wanted the look of that Pottery Barn® coffee table, but to pay only a quarter of the price so I started a hunt on Craigslist.
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