Thursday, January 16, 2014

My dream has come true!

I have found my own little slice of Heaven on Earth, it's a place called Restoration Emporium.  And here's the cherry on top, I get to sell my furniture there.  I have no doubt in my mind that this was God's plan for me all along.  The people I have met in the short time of being there have been such a blessing to me in this season of life.

If you have not been down to the West Bottoms to the "First Weekends" vintage shops, it's a MUST to get checked off the to-do list.  And RE: should be your first stop!!!  Many people say it's like Pinterest in real life.  Simply a magical place, you can't help but feel at home there.

I'm so very honored and grateful to the Huff Family for allowing me to be a part of their dream.  Happy shopping y'all!!!!

Walking in the doors of RE:...ahhhhhhhh!!!!

Open the first weekend of every month Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  And they have boutique hours the rest of the time, Tuesday-Saturday 11-3:00.  1300 W. 13th St. Kansas City, MO  (913) 915-2124

Here are a couple pictures of my booth my first month at RE:.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Neal actually spotted this beauty one day when we were dropping off a couple bags of clothing to a local thrift store.  And of course we had to load her up and take her home!  It sat in our one car garage for over 6 months before a decided what to do with her.  If we had taller ceilings she wouldn't have left our home.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS PIECE OF FURNITURE!!!



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DIY Coat Rack

Hopefully you all went over to Konen & Co. to see our headboard turned entryway bench.  We decided we wanted to make a custom coat rack to go above the bench.  I just love how this whole project came together.  And now that I know how inexpensive it is to make my own I will never buy a new one again!

I started out by measuring the length of my bench so I knew how wide the shelf needed to be.  From there I just eyeballed the top piece, I knew I wanted it to be deep enough to display things on top of it.  I also needed to be sure the bottom piece was tall enough to fit my hooks on.  (I actually used some left over heavy duty plywood for that part.)  Then I found these corbels in the lumber section at Lowes and knew they would be perfect!  All the materials I needed for this project were under $15.  Be sure to pick up your hanging hardware while your there also. ;)  We used a hanging kit that would be strurdy enough to hang coats and display items on top.

Here it is all laid out ready for assembly.

 Here is a view of the back.  You can see the two screws going into the corbel and the top piece is our wall mounting hardware.
Close up of wall mounting we used.

After I got it all put together I stained the entire piece dark walnut.

My handy dandy hooks that I got from Good ol' Hobby Lobby for under 3 bucks each!!!

Then I painted the entire piece in Behr Black Suede and distressed the edges.  After it was dry I attached the hooks.  Then I called upon the hubs to hang it above our new bench.  I just absolutely love this little nook now!

If you have any questions on this project please feel free to ask away in the comment section below. :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Guest posting this evening.

Hey friends, I'm over at Konen & Co. guest posting today.  Please swing on by to check out my headboard turned entryway bench.

Plus you can see my awesome giveaway, enter to win just in time for the holidays!!!

Good luck! :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

First workshop...check!

Well my first workshop has come and gone.  It was so much fun!  I had the most talented ladies to work with.  I swear they're all naturals and I hope they feel brave enough now to tackle more projects in their homes.  Can't wait to have another class, I love bonding with other DIY'ers. 

Our home is ready for fall!

Finally got around to some projects that I've been wanting to do for our home.  This burlap banner is one of them.  I like to keep the decor inside pretty simple and neutral for the most part.  

Here is another Pinterest inspired project that I finally completed last week.  I love the look of this rustic wreath.  So simple and inexpensive to make.  I wrapped a straw wreath in burlap cut into 4 inch strips and hot glued the ends.  Then I hit the scrap booking section at Hobby Lobby and found some paper that looked like old white washed barn wood for my mini banner.  I also scored these fun canvas flowers in the scrap book section, just a little hot glue and I was good to go!  I added the little cloths pins last minute because they were just so darling (how can you not?!).

We had this old chair sitting in what I like to call our chair cemetery (aka our basement), so I decided to paint it white and distress it.  It's the perfect spot for my white mums and burlap pumpkin (which I also got at Hobby Lobby at 40% off).  I wrapped my mums in burlap and secured them with some twine, mostly because I really didn't want to plant them in the pots and I love burlap and can't get enough of it! 

I always have wood slices that I use for decor all year long so I used some out here to make some plants and pumpkins taller and add a little more rustic vibe to the whole porch.

My son isn't old enough to carve pumpkins yet so I will enjoy being able to choose what to do with them for the time being. :)  And I decided white distressed pumpkins this year.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Autumn porch decorating

Fall is one of my favorite times of year.  I love the cooler weather, warm cozy sweaters, boots, the color of the trees, and of course the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.  And along with those things I love decorating for fall!  I thought I'd share several of my favorite Autumn porches that inspire me.  Everett and I will be painting our pumpkins today and planting our mums.  We will put up our pictures after, until then enjoy these beauties!

I love this porch from one of my favorite bloggers, Our Vintage Home Love.
Mixing in old vintage pieces like this wooden crate and lantern give a sense of soul to your decor.  I just love the stories behind old pieces.

This warm porch is from Better Homes and Gardens.

Love all the fall colors, so welcoming!

A more rustic porch, LOVE.

Simple and bold!

Love the chair!