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 dresserOur 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 were too big for this room and I gave our bed to my friend a few months ago and  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

Spring Revamp with Lowe’s (& Me!)

Spring Revamp with Lowe'sAre you as excited for spring to finally be here as I am?!  I’m finally ready to start working on those projects I’ve been putting off all winter.  Winter is such a hard season for projects.  Not only is it cold and often snowy, but I’m pretty sure the lack of sunlight sucks every last bit of possible ambition right out of me! Did you know that this was one of the harshest winters?  The Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index (AWSSI) has named the  “10 Bleakest Cities of 2015″ as * Boston, MA *  Read More

Moss Covered Deer Antler Mount

Mossy antlers on shiplap wall via thegoldensycamore.comI’m so excited to share my little mossy antler mount with you guys today!  This project has taken weeks, if not months to complete.  Not because it was hard.  Mostly because I just didn’t really know what I wanted to do with it at first, so it took a while to figure out.  It was actually sitting on top of our fridge for a couple weeks and my brother was over at one point and asked what the heck I was doing with half-finished antlers…on top of my fridge!  I just needed a  Read More

Refinishing our Hardwood Floors

Refinishing our hardwood floorsWe’re finally getting around to refinishing our hardwood floors since moving into our home about 3 and half years ago.  We ripped up the carpet in one bedroom the day we closed on the house.  The other two bedrooms had already been de-carpeted (not a real word!) previously, and then we ripped the carpet up in the living room a while after moving in.  I think it was within the first year.  We’ve been living with our hardwood floors ever since.  We absolutely love having hardwoods in our main living areas and are  Read More

DIY Wood Plank (Shiplap) Accent Wall

DIY wood plank accent wall - thegoldensycamore.comI’ve been struggling with our living room ever since we moved into our home three and a half years ago.  It’s a nice, big space, but that’s actually the problem.  I’ve noticed over the years that I’m more confident designing smaller spaces.  Wide open spaces like our living room are way more challenging to me.  And big blank walls are my nemesis!  This one has especially thrown me for a loop! While the hubs and I were watching tv one day, a solution for this crazy huge wall suddenly came to me!  What about doing  Read More

Guest Bathroom Reveal

Sliding door on basement bathroom - thegoldensycamore.comI can’t even believe it!  I’m finally sharing our guest bathroom reveal!  After how many months and months of working on it, it’s actually done!  To refresh your memory, our guest bathroom is in the basement.  It started out as a half bath (that was so scary, I wouldn’t even use it), but after a couple years of living here, we decided to upgrade it to a full bath. Here are a couple before shots.  The bathroom was so tiny before.  There was barely room to sit on the toilet and close the  Read More

Entryway and Living Room Happenings

Dried hydrangeas in entryway - thegoldensycamore.comWe’ve been working a lot in the basement lately, but I haven’t gotten around to taking pictures yet.  A lot of it is just tedious work like installing, filling nail holes in, priming, and painting baseboards.  Fun, right?!  Not the most exciting thing to post about.  But while I was walking through my living room today, the sunlight was just perfect, so I thought it would be good timing for a little update.  I absolutely love when the sun shines through our home.  It makes me fall in love with my home each and  Read More