Happy Friday friends! I’m excited to share a few of my favorite things from the week, including my new inspiration for curb appeal and a book you MUST check out.
It’s been a busy week over here that included (finally!) finishing the hutch (cameo appearance below; still have to photoshoot the thing), but even in the midst of the busyness, I still managed to make time for a little garage sale-ing fun, which is where we’ll begin this post:
1 – Garage sale finds
I had some fantastic finds this week. I was only able to hit about five sales this week so far, but I still found a few really great pieces! Today, I’m sharing these great vintage rolling pins, because aren’t they just so perfect?! And they were only $1 a piece! Garage sales = still one of THE best ways to score a great deal in my opinion. Now I would just like to find out how old they actually are!
2 – Old Home Love by Candis and Andy Meredith
If you love old homes, pictures of old homes, antiques, history, home renovation, or any combination thereof, you will LOVE this book. The gorgeous photography and compelling stories make this a must read for sure. I love the perspective of these two on how they renovate old homes. They are really passionate about maintaining the history of the home and letting the original character shine through. They also have a website here and were featured on the Young House Love podcast over here. It’s one of my favorite episodes of the podcast because the couple gives some really solid tips on how to add character to your home when your house is totally lacking it (hi, everything built in the 1980’s).
3- Pink front doors
Photo from Domino.com (source)
Curb appeal is pretty important if you ever plan on selling your home, and I kind of decided a while back that our front door would be totally awesome painted pink. And then I told the hubby. A few weeks later, I think I convinced him to let me give it a go. Provided I paint it back if it looks totally bad. But it won’t. Because, hello, pink door? So much yes.
I started this Pinterest board for more pink front door inspo.
4 – Slipcovered Settee from Miss Mustard Seed
Photo from Miss Mustard Seed’s blog (source)
I have definitely been getting interested in attempting some slipcovering projects and this settee is a huge inspiration. I love how slipcovering enables you to save the original upholstery while updating a piece. I mean, I can’t imagine anything ever being more perfect than this soft white color (she used vintage hemp sheets!), but I think it’s important to remember that antiques lose a ton a of value (both financially and historically) when they are permanently altered.
5 – And because reading blogs is always one of my favorite things, here are three of my favorite posts from the last week or two:
Posts like this one from Thistlewood Farms always make me smile, or maybe cry a little too.
Healthy habits from Andie Mitchell.
Smitten Kitchen’s new cookbook preview plus a recipe that is supposed to taste like a potato chip casserole.
What are you loving this Friday? Share with me in the comments!