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

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

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