Flea Market Find – Updated Tufted Bench

Flea market find - tufted bench makeoverCan you even believe Christmas is almost here?!  I was just sitting here thinking how excited I am to watch my kids open their presents!  That’s always the best part for me!  We got to spend time with family and friends this weekend and it was just perfect.  We didn’t get to do much for Thanksgiving, so I’m really living up every second I can get with loved ones during the holidays! This past summer, I picked up this great bench at a local flea market.  It was a scorching hot day and  Read More

Emotional Growth Spurt

Winter entryway - thegoldensycamore.comYou know how when you’re a kid, you have these growth spurts? All of a sudden, you’re two inches taller. Out of no where. And maybe, just maybe, you’re suddenly just as tall as your two-and-a-half-year-older brother. And there’s a picture to prove it. But he still to this day denies you were anywhere close to his height! Because that wouldn’t be cool. Not at all! I think I’m going through a growth spurt right now.  Not the physical kind – thank goodness I won’t be growing again in my lifetime!  But the  Read More

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 12/18

Inspiration Gallery Link PartyHi there!  Hope you’re having a great week!  Can you believe Christmas is next week already?!  I’m so excited to spend time relaxing with my family!   Also, I am sorry to say, this will be my last Inspiration Gallery link party.  I have decided to take the time to spend with my family and work on more projects.  I have really enjoyed seeing your projects, ideas, and recipes every week!  It has been fun!  Thank you so much for sharing a little bit of your week with us! *   *   *  Read More

A Little Christmas Randomness!

Cedar greenery in vintage white pitchers - thegoldensycamore.comWhen I put together my Christmas tour, I felt a little strapped for time and therefore a little stressed and less creative.  I feel like I made the best of it and it turned out just fine, but I just wasn’t “feeling it”. After my tour went live, I felt like I could finally relax.  I was done with all the hard work.  It was time to enjoy it.  And sleep! I’m pretty much done with actual decorating for Christmas.  But in the past few days I’ve had a jolt of creativity here  Read More

Christmas Craft Ideas – Link Party Features

Christmas Craft IdeasWood Shim Trees by Woods of Bell Trees   Christmas Marquee Sign by BeRepurosed DIY Gift Bags by The Casual Craftlete Dollar Store Candle Makeover by Shabby Sweet Cottage DIY Acorn and Driftwood Garland by Table and Hearth Mini Grain Sack Stockings by Woods of Bell Trees Eucalyptus Bark Trees by Design Intervention Diaries DIY Card Holder by The Happy Scraps Mason Jar Snow Globes by Finding Silver Pennies NOEl Sign by Simply Designing Christmas Cone Trees by Maybe She Made It

Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Sign

Milk painted fresh cut Christmas trees rustic sign - thegoldensycamore.comI started brainstorming Christmas ideas shortly after Halloween this year!  Crazy, I know, but I wanted to get a head start on it.  I began by searching Pinterest for ideas and quickly fell in love with a couple “fresh cut Christmas trees” signs, so I decided to make one to add to my own Christmas decor. The sign wasn’t hard to make, it just took a little while to get my design exactly how I wanted it.  I’m always so indecisive with stuff like that.  And then my perfectionism kicks in and it takes  Read More

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 12/11

Inspiration Gallery Link PartyHi there!  How’s your week going? If you’re new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here’s how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn’t too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from Thursday’s party, so be sure to come back to see what inspired us! Here’s what the ladies and I have been up to this week in blogland . . . 2014 Christmas Home Tour : Christmas Tree Wall Art : Red Vintage Skis Connect with  Read More

Christmas Tree Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Pine tree embroidered hoop art - thegoldensycamore.comWhen I was decorating my house for my Christmas home tour, I decided I wanted some way to give a little interest to this wall by our back door.  I had something up there for a few months, but I just wasn’t feeling it for Christmas, so I took it down.  I needed something to fill the space, so I started brainstorming. For some reason, I’ve been on this embroidery kick lately and I just can’t seem to get out of it!  I don’t know what my problem is.  I mean, sure, it’s  Read More

25 Beautiful Christmas Ideas – Link Party Features

25 Beautiful Christmas IdeasI really enjoyed choosing the features from the Inspiration Gallery this week!  I can’t believe how many beautiful Christmas ideas were linked up!  It was so fun to look through everyone’s gorgeous homes and great projects!  I hope you find these features as inspiring as I did! Washable Glitter “JOY” Pillow from Ruffles and Rain Boots Holiday Lyric Wood Slice from Lemon Thistle Neutral Christmas Gift Tags from Bre Purposed Christmas Advent Calendar from The Happy Scraps Silent Night Twinkle Light Canvas from Love Grows Wild Vintage Christmas Home Tour from Shabbyfufu Neutral  Read More

Red Vintage Skis

Christmas vignette with vintage red skis - thegoldensycamore.com I can’t believe Christmas is almost here!  Yesterday I posted my Christmas home tour and today I’m sharing the first of a few DIY projects from my post.  These vintage skis were one of my favorite things in my home tour this year.  They were a mere $3 at a garage sale a couple summers ago.  I let them sit in my basement for far too long because I just didn’t know what I wanted to do with them. Here’s what they looked like before I got to work on them. I scraped  Read More