Patio Makeover Phase 1 (video)

Let's take a little glimpse back in time, shall we?  To a time when this part of the #staggreno was all brick, boring, dark, dysfunctional, and hadn't hosted a gathering in at least a decade.  This is the space formerly known as a patio no party had Read More
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Treasure Hunting Tuesday: A Dream Find

When looking for a vintage treasure, there are good finds and then there are great finds.  I've only come across a few really, really great finds and today I'm sharing one of those-- a nearly mint condition Drexel campaign dresser. I love campaign furniture. Read More
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withHEART SHOP ON INSTAGRAM

I'm always on the hunt for something, whether it's for myself or a client.  Sometimes I come across things that are just too darn good to pass up, whether I have a place for them or not.  In the past, those things have found a home in a section of my Read More
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RUBY’S BABY DOLL CRADLE (+ winner announced)

Ruby's birthday present from us was a baby doll.  I wanted to get her a doll bed of some kind to go along with it but have you looked into the doll furniture industry as of late?  Holy moly.  American Girl has got quite the business model.  I couldn't Read More
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AN EASY FIX FOR SCRATCHED WOOD FURNITURE

I have a toddler.  Therefore, the legs of my furniture have seen more than a few bumps from toys being pushed around the house.  My poor family room ottoman has been on the receiving end more than any piece should be (plus we've had it for around 6 Read More
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PLANS FOR TWO MID-CENTURY CLUB CHAIRS

Great mid-century chairs aren't easy to come by.  Either they are astronomically priced, or they are reaaaalllly expensive.  Ok, that's the same thing.  Basically, there are a lot of people hunting for quality mid-century furniture, therefore it's Read More
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THE UPHOLSTERY SHOP: HOW MUCH FABRIC YOU NEED (video)

Have you ever found a great piece of fabric and wondered how much you need to recover a piece of furniture?  I have.  Many times.  I never want to buy too little.  Who knows if you can find the exact same fabric again, when it will be available, Read More
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THE TOP 5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A THRIFT STORE

Ya'll know I'm a thrifting Thelma.  That's not really a thing, I just have a love of alliteration. I constantly get asked advice for thrifting.  "Where do you go?  How do you find such great things?  How do I know when I've found something great?" Much Read More
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THE UPHOLSTERY SHOP: TIPS FROM A PRO (video)

Happy Wednesday!  I'm so darn excited for today's video.  Like kid in a candy store excited.  It kicks off a series that I've been wanting to share for quite sometime-- industry advice from a professional upholsterer.  It's called The Upholstery Shop. Ya'll Read More
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HOW I WOULD DIY: READER’S FAMILY CABINET

There are pieces of furniture that are sentimental.  Maybe it's a rocking chair that has been passed down from grandmother to mother to you.  Maybe it's a chest your dad made, or a mirror that always hung in your hallway growing up.  For withHEART Read More
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