Saying Yes to God … Even When I’m Scared

Saying yes to God - even when I'm scared - thegoldensycamore.comSo, I’ve been sitting around with this post hanging out in my drafts for about a week now.  I didn’t really know what I wanted to say about grain sacks.  Not feeling that they really need much explanation at this point.  I mean.  They’re grain sacks and they’re fun to decorate with.  Am I right?! I just wasn’t feeling inspired to say anything, so I didn’t say anything at all. Then I got this huge jolt of something this afternoon when throwing my bedding into the wash, of all things! I don’t know  Read More

Gallery Wall Patriotic Decor

Fun patriotic chalkboard gallery wall - thegoldensycamore.comThe other day I shared our new chalkboard gallery wall.  To be honest, the wall kind of stumped me for a while.  Once I got my vision of the chalkboards up there, I was lost and didn’t know how to bring it all together.  So I just stared at it.  For weeks! To be honest … again … I’m not much of a chalkboard person.  I know, weird right?  Having made a chalkboard gallery wall, you’d think I’d actually be into drawing on chalkboards.  It’s not the chalkboards’ fault.  I promise.  I just  Read More

Vintage-Eclectic Chalkboard Gallery Wall

Vintage eclectic green chalkboard gallery wall - thegoldensycamore.comAs you may know by now, I have a love for vintage things.  Furniture and accessories, mostly.  But most recently I’ve been digging old green chalkboards.  You remember?  The ones that used to be in every elementary school across America?!  Black chalkboards are so popular right now, people are making them out of everything!  But that old, green color just has a sense of nostalgia to it. When I was sitting in my living room one day I decided I needed some of these green chalkboards in my life.  But it would probably  Read More

Gorgeous Spring Home Makeover Ideas

The Golden Sycamore - Spring Makeover RevealRemember when I shared my Lowe’s bathroom makeover with you a couple weeks ago?  Well, I wasn’t the only one working on a project with Lowe’s.  A few fellow (and amazing!) bloggers and I teamed up to help out some very deserving families this spring.  We worked on all different projects – patios, bathrooms, sunrooms, and more!   It’s such a good feeling to be able to help others.  I’m so grateful for the generosity of Lowe’s and being able to be a part of this whole experience! My blogging friends and I had  Read More

Soft Mint Telephone Table

Soft mint telephone table - via thegoldensycamore.comThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Maison Blanche.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.   Want to know a secret?  I have a bunch of furniture sitting in my basement waiting to be painted!  I might actually be a furniture hoarder.  Haha!  It’s one of my goals this year to clear out my collection.  At least what I have down there right now.  I can buy more, but ONLY if I for sure get everything old out before the year is done! There!  Glad that’s off my chest!  Read More

Lowe’s Bathroom Makeover – Reveal

Lowe's Spring Bathroom MakeoverDisclaimer: I received compensation from Lowe’s to bring you this post. All opinions & photography are 100% my own and are not influenced by Lowe’s Home Improvement.  Wow!  What a fun, intense, and rewarding weekend!  I just got home from working on my Lowe’s spring makeover project and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the whole process! I was so excited when I found out that I got the Detroit location from the Lowe’s Spring Makeover Blitz city list!  As much as I love traveling, I really wanted to be able to help a local family (I live  Read More

DIY Vintage Rustic Coat Rack

Beautiful chippy handmade coat hangerThe other day, okay maybe a month ago, we bought an old door.  We used most of it for my daughter’s new headboard (on her big girl bed, yay!) and my hubby put the rest of the door in the trash.  Let me repeat that…my hubby put the rest of the door in the trash!  I mean, are you crazy?!  He knows I pick people’s trash.  Why did he think I’d let him throw something like that away?!  I spotted it out there on trash day and quickly ran out and grabbed it  Read More

Gray Salvaged Dresser

Gray dresser with natural wood topRemember when I posted this photo on Instagram?  I was driving my daughter to school on trash day a couple months ago and there was this dresser sitting on the side of the road in someone’s trash.  I eyed it as we passed by and thought “I need to go back for that on my way back home”.  So, I dropped her off and was on my way to the grocery store when I remembered the dresser.  I figured groceries could wait, so back to the dresser I went!  I pulled up to  Read More

Painted Bedroom Dresser

Cottage bedroom with painted dresserThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Maison Blanche.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine. Our bedroom was one of the first rooms we painted in our house, but it got kind of neglected after that.  We have been slowly checking things off the list since then and I’ve finally gotten around to painting our dresser.  This dresser is part of our very first bedroom set and it actually is the last piece we have left of it.  I sold the end tables about a year ago since they  Read More

DIY Mossy Antler Mount

DIY Mossy Antler Mount via thegoldensycamore.comI gave you guys a sneak peek at my mossy antler mount the other day, but didn’t have time to get all the info out right away, so I’m back today to share all the details with you!  This little guy was fun to make!  There was a little trial and error along the way, but I’m really happy with how it turned out.  And since I got all of the error out of the way for you, now you’ll be able to make one of your own and get it right the first  Read More