Blue Polka Dot Upholstered Sofa

Blue Ikat Dots Sunshine fabric on vintage upholstered sofa

This post is sponsored by OnlineFabricStore.net, but all ideas and opinions are my own. I’m ashamed to admit it, but this project has taken me almost two years to complete!  This upholstered sofa wasn’t upholstered when I bought it.  It was just the shell.  I bought the whole set – this loveseat/sofa, a glider, and […]

Tea Towels and Random Sunday Afternoon Ramblings

Tea towel display

My husband, our oldest daughter, and I moved from the west side of Michigan to a suburb about 20 minutes west of Detroit almost exactly two years ago.  We were so excited to move here because our last home didn’t fit us at all.  We lived in a very touristy town and it was only busy for about 3 months of the year.  We had a grocery store, Lowe’s, Home Depot…but there wasn’t a Target for an hour!  I mean, hello!  I NEED Target in my life!  Haha!  It certainly was beautiful where we lived, but it just wasn’t for us.  We needed more to do!

Tea towels and pumpkins  #fall

So we decided to be all crazy and move across the state.  While our friends and family supported our decision …  [Click Here to Read More]

Tufted Cane Chair Tutorial : How to Take it Apart

How to Reupholster a Cane Chair with Tufted Back

Yesterday I posted my tufted cane chair makeover, did you see it?  It’s definitely one of my favorite projects thus far!

Since I have very little upholstery experience, this project was a little daunting at first.  It’s a big project and the whole tutorial is a bit long, so I thought I’d split it up into two posts – how to take it apart and how to put it back together!

Tufted Cane Chair Tutorial - Part 1: How to Take it Apart

Today I’m sharing how to take the chair apart and prep it for upholstery. . . [Click Here to Read More]

A Day at the Flea Market with The Lily Pad Cottage

The Golden Sycamore: A Day at the Flea Market

Over Memorial Day weekend I got to spend time with one of my favorite bloggers, Kelly, from The Lily Pad Cottage.  Kelly and I met a few times back in high school and reconnected when we found each other’s blogs online several months ago. It was so fun finally getting to spend some time with […]

Lucketts Spring Market – Part 5 – My Finds

The Golden Sycamore: Lucketts Spring Market

Ok, so remember way back when I promised I’d share my Lucketts Spring Market finds?  Well, it’s finally time!  I finally got around to getting my pictures from my camera to my computer to share with you! I couldn’t buy large pieces at Lucketts because I had to fit my finds into my suitcase, so […]

My Style Series : Industrial

Industrial Style Inspiration

I have always had an eclectic style and haven’t really been able to identify with just one look.  Whether it be with the furniture I paint or decorating my house, I just can’t stick to one look.  I enjoy so many aspects of different styles that I feel like I need a little of everything to make […]

Vintage Secretary : The Perfect Addition to Our Living Room

Vintage Secretary

This vintage secretary found a perfect place in our home.  We have a very bare wall between our front door and the large picture window in our living room that I haven’t been able to figure out what to do with.  While I was finishing up this piece I started envisioning it there and just […]

DIY Chalkboard

I have been SO busy this past week!  My daughter and I were at church all week for VBS, we had company over for dinner on Tuesday night, and I had two appointments during the week!  Needless to say…we’re tired!  Especially my daughter! I finished up this chalkboard last week, but I finally had some time […]

My very first flea market adventure

We’re in Minnesota this week spending time with my husband’s aunt and uncle on their 90 acre sheep farm, but I wanted to stop over and share my very first trip to the flea market with you all.  On Memorial Day weekend, I went to a flea market on the west side of the state […]

A painted nightstand…and my new venture

I’m so excited to share my nightstand with you!  I got this baby off Craigslist for $25 and was super excited about it!  It was my first time buying anything off Craigslist and it went really well, actually.  When I bought the nightstand, I really didn’t have a place for it in our home.  I knew I […]

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