Lately, my husband and I have been considering opening an etsy store for vintage housewares and refurbished furniture. I regularly come across beautiful pieces that I have to pass up because we have no place to put them all. An etsy store would definitely allow me to feed my addiction and make a little money at the same time. But — let’s be honest — vintage shops on etsy are plentiful, and it can be hard to stand out in the crowd. So I’ve been doing a lot of research and looking into shops with great collections. And among those, I am a big fan of Seesaw Vintage. :: READ THE FULL POST
I love a good before and after, and I love it even more when the “after” is something I could actually bring home with me. Mid-Century Modern Furniture is everyone’s favorite these days (me included), but it can sometimes be hard to imagine formica-covered pieces as anything other than — well — dated. I’ve been trying to train myself to have more of an imagination when I find vintage pieces with potential, but I couldn’t have imagined the final outcome of this piece. But etsy seller homeECOnomics had a vision, and she sure did bring this table to life. :: READ THE FULL POST
Yeah. We named our new/old chair. We love her that much.
Want to know how we found her?
I always lament how other people seem to find incredible pieces for free, either on the curbs in their neighborhood or via Freecycle. Well, now that we are considerably closer to Atlanta than we were before, I decided I’d give the city’s Freecycle group a try. I’m glad I did. This beauty popped up a few days ago, and I emailed the previous owner as soon as I saw the photo. With Freecycle, you never know how quickly an item will be snatched up, so I had my fingers crossed. :: READ THE FULL POST
These days, all things Mid-Century Modern are in. A Craigslist search for names like Eames, Bertoia, Arne Jacobsen, Herman Miller or George Nelson will tell you that. But finding quality mid-century pieces in good vintage condition can be a difficult task. Trust me — I say this from experience. This is where Lushpad comes in. It seems like we all want a piece of the 50s and 60s, and Lushpad is the place where we’ll find it. :: READ THE FULL POST
There are two places in our home where I’d like to put a chair. But not just any chair. It has to be used — preferably from the mid-century era. And it has be something I can bring back to life with new upholstery. Of course, the idea that I can reupholster a chair with no experience or help other than internet tutorials is just that — an idea. As badly as I want to attempt this, I admit I’m more than a little intimidated. After all, chair upholstery can require a lot of fabric, and I don’t want to start something I won’t finish. So while I build my courage to attempt my own rehab job, here are a few vintage chairs that have been given a gorgeous new life with a little elbow grease: :: READ THE FULL POST