A Cool Copper Lamp & What Happened to the Hutch

Milk painted buffet and chalkboard gallery wallIf you didn’t read yesterday’s post, you probably have no idea what this “hutch” thing is all about.  You see a picture of a buffet and a cool copper lamp and you don’t get what that crazy title is all about!  Well, if that’s you…go check out that post, okay?  Then you’ll be up to speed!  (wink!) Anyway…here’s the hutch…that’s now a buffet! Yesterday I told you about this crazy-beautiful piece’s tragic ending.  Except, thankfully, it wasn’t the end.  My hubby and I had that little glimmer of hope that this could actually  Read More

Why I Almost Cried Over This Vintage China Hutch!

Vintage china hutch makeover...with a happy/sad endingOkay, so I’ll let you know right away…this china hutch no longer exists.  It kinda makes me sad just looking at the pictures of it.  I sure loved this piece…I almost kept it for my own house.  But I guess it wasn’t meant to be. Here’s how this beauty started out.  I absolutely love the detail on the bottom.  It has such personality, don’t you think?  (PS – can you see my daughter’s messy hair reflection in the glass?!) This hutch was the first piece I worked on for the flea market.  It  Read More

2015 Painted Farmgirl Flea Market

2015 Painted Farmgirl Flea Market - The Golden Sycamore DisplayWow!  What a crazy weekend!  I’m finally sitting down to take a minute to share my very first flea market booth with you guys!  I honestly don’t know what has taken me so long to sign up for one of these, but I think I’m hooked!  Although it was a ton of work to get ready for…and I still have a lot to learn…it was such a great experience! This past weekend I got to be part of the Painted Farmgirl Flea Market!  I sell my furniture at Painted Farmgirl’s shop in Hudsonville, MI  Read More

The Dresser that Almost Won!

Gray and white cottage style tall painted dresser with bead boardOh man!  This was a beast of a piece to work on!  That title says it all!  I seriously almost let this guy win.  The dresser was a trash pick. My friend posted a picture of it on Facebook.  It was down the street from her on trash day and she just didn’t need another dresser in her life, so she thought she’d share the love and let her friends know it was out there!  I quickly showed my hubby the picture, we threw the trailer on the car and were off!  I  Read More

Repurposed Door Headboard

DIY repurposed vintage door into twin sized headboardMy husband and I decided this spring to move our youngest daughter from her crib into a big girl bed.  Only problem…we didn’t have a bed for her.  If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that we’re into salvaging and building more than buying furniture brand new, so our first thought was to check out Craigslist vs going to an actual store.  We found one option on Craigslist that I could paint, so we went to check it out.  But when we got there, it was nothing like  Read More

The Best Tip for Choosing Paint Colors in Your Home

The BEST tip for choosing paint colors in your home! I can't believe I didn't think of this!I had a little paint fiasco a few weeks ago and thought I’d share my mistake with you all so that you can learn from it!  It involved repainting a room because I chose the wrong color.  I don’t want you to have to paint a room twice in a week like I did, so I thought I’d give you a little advice on how to avoid that!  This one painting tip will help you make the right choice the first time around! So, here’s how the story goes.  I was hanging out  Read More

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