Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Another 2 Minute DIY Art

By now, you know that I am a firm believer in working with what you already have. When I started phase 1 of my bedroom makeover, I wanted to add some color to the old dreary room. I adore this vintage Korean Airlines blanket that I purchased at a vintage store for $5 a few years ago. I usually use it as a blanket for Andre as you can see here:
I felt that this great blanket needed a change. So, with an existing frame, a pair of scissors, and an old blanket, I went to work. In a few minutes, I had this cute little frame of DIY art that added the perfect pattern of color to the room.
Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bedroom Makeover: Phase 1

I'm so excited to share my Saturday full of revamping my dreary bedroom. My biggest challenge with this room and the rest of my small apartment is that I am a hoarder of good vintage things. Some things are just difficult to part with and I know some of them are just great to decorate with. So I pulled all the Rubbermaid totes full of great things and started organizing!
I love the days when creativity just flows and comes easy. Saturday was one of them. I only purchased a few new things (which I will share in another post) but the rest is working with my "old"
Here is my bedroom before. Tried the feminine look with different shades of pink and a ruffled comforter, but it was definitely note me.

I refuse to paint in an apartment that I know I will only be in for a few more  months. So...I just worked with the paint color that exists.

This horrific bed is finally gonzo! It was replaced with a new Sealy mattress that just feels like heaven!

Still have plenty to do but loving the way it is coming along. Stay tuned for the rest of the makeover soon!
Happy Sunday!
ps...partying over at


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Living Room Favorite & Dreary Bedroom

Hi Everyone!
I wanted to share a few of my favorite things in my living room. This small space is packed with antique furniture that I just can't part with. I wake up every morning happy just to see these rustic 'ol pieces.

Now, I'm bored, once again of this darn bedroom. I just can't seem to make it work, but I have plans! I attempted the pink color scheme, but I finally came to terms that it is not my favorite color. I love a cozy cabin feel and that is where I am going next.

Bedroom now

DIY Curtains. Must say that I love the pattern, but a little to feminine for me.
I will keep ya posted on the bedroom update! Is it even worth the makeover if I know I am going to move in a few months??? I think so ;)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Selling Vintage & Flea Market Finds

I am excited to share with you that I am selling some of my flea market finds over at Miss Mustard Seed Pages on her blog. These items I have I no longer have the room for and want them to go to someone who would love them as much as I do. (I know it's pathetic to be in love with a vase, but it happens!)
Here is one item that I am trying to part with and can also be found by clicking  Miss Mustard Seed Pages
How to find my items:
1. Go to Search Ad
2. Select the drop down list and select "Alison" for people who are selling
3. All the items are listed here

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Decorating with the Old

If you know be my now, you know I am a huge fan with working with what you have when it comes to decorating!

 I bought this mirror about 3 years ago at an antique store for $10. It has been sitting in my bathroom since I moved in August and I knew I had to do something with it.

I decided to put it in my living room and replace my small wood cabinet with the vintage mirror. Love how I can now see the reflection of the rest of the room.

Happy Saturday!