Cozy Winter Farmhouse Style

Cozy winter farmhouse kitchenThis post couldn’t have come at a better time.  When I was asked to write about how to add cozy farmhouse style to my house, I was in!  I mean, did you see my Christmas tour?  I’m all about cozy!  After Christmas, though, I was feeling a little bored with my home.  Not like snobby “I’m so bored with all my cool stuff, I’m just gonna go out and buy new stuff”.  More like “I just need to change things up now or I might go crazy looking at the same thing in the same place every  Read More

2015 Christmas Home Tour

The-Golden-Sycamore-fresh-cut-Christmas-trees-signWelcome to my Christmas home tour!  A big thank you to Jennifer Rizzo for hosting the Holiday Housework again this year!  I am so honored to be a part of such an amazing tour with such talented bloggers!  And a big shout out to Joss & Main for sponsoring our tour this year!  I love all the beautiful decor items they provided!  If you’re stopping over from East Coast Creative, welcome!  Monica is super talented and her Christmas decor doesn’t disappoint!  (If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to take a look  Read More

Creating a Cozy Home with Curtains

Christmas dining room and new curtainsOne of the things I like least about our home is that the windows aren’t trimmed out.  There’s only one window in our house that actually has trim around it and we put it there ourselves!  The lack of trim leaves our house feeling a bit cold and boring.  I’ve found through updating each room though, that curtains help a ton!  They not only add personality to the room, but they make it feel so much more cozy and comfortable. See how boring this slider looked before?  We tried giving this wall a little  Read More

Easy Kids’ Chalkboard Wall Art Idea

Kids' bedroom wall art ideaI’ve been working on my youngest daughter’s room little by little.  One thing you can probably tell about me and my decorating “style” is that I’m slow!  Haha!  I promise I mean that in a good way, though.  I just like to take my time, to be honest.  I don’t like rushing a bunch of decorations and “stuff” just to have it done.  That’s not my style.  I have a lot going on.  And frankly, I’d rather let a room evolve over time.  It makes it more meaningful to me! So, now we’re  Read More

A Happy Accident – The Tale of a Closet Door Makeover

Urbane Bronze closet door updateSometimes you paint a room, move the closet door to another room while you paint around it, a dog chases a cat and runs into said closet door, knocks it to the floor, and a project is born!  No?  That’s never happened to you?!  Hmmm…maybe that’s not usually how projects are born!  But it’s exactly how this one started!  One day I decided to paint our daughter’s room.  It was bright gold/yellow (see pic below) from when she was a baby and I just couldn’t handle it anymore.  It was just so blaring-ly  Read More

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

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

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