Hey Ladies!

Thought I'd post a blog about something I'm most passionate about, Vintage furniture and home makeovers ( hopefully theres some nerdy antique collectors out there like myself!) .

I always seem to be in homes that have some original charm... but the some disastrous modern additions.

My previous home in Minnesota I completely re-hauled!!! It was a total frankenstein house. But with enough paint, sparkle, and old junk it ended up pretty nice. ( If you want, I'll post some photos!)

Now, I am new here in California. Got a house in Burbank, just a mile from the shop! Only been there two months but I have been busted my but getting this early 50's home its charm back. Kitchen cabinets, part of the bathroom tile are original and it had the original wood floors... that were covered with disgusting carpet! Those were the first to go! A wood paneled den was added in the 1960s ( which I actually ADORE even though some think is tacky, I think it's fun and kinda funny) but in this room it had disgusting carpet with even grosses tile underneath. 

Here's a picture of the before and after that myself and my boyfriend Huy did ( that's right, I can do laborious work, too!)

Anyone else into this type of stuff? If so , i'll post some more before and afters <3

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Comment by Amber on October 9, 2012 at 5:55pm

I would love to see more before and after pics!

Comment by Anna on October 9, 2012 at 9:33pm

I can't wait to see the before and afters. Your home in Minnesota was amazing!!

Comment by Dijana Marrufo on October 10, 2012 at 2:03pm

I love decorating and love to see home renovations. We live in an apartment so we can not do too much to change our surrounding other then adding our own touches with furniture and art. I loved your house before and I am sure the new one is going to be even more fabulous! Did you sell the old one before you left? However got that is a lucky ducky!! =)

Comment by Felinaea Fatale on October 10, 2012 at 4:20pm

Absolutely love this type of thing!  I'm always on the lookout for vintage decorating items. I'd love to see more pics please. :)

Comment by Katia CantaLupa on October 12, 2012 at 9:00am

My cousin Barbara Hiatt has a Blog called Chase the Star, its all about DIY Tips, techniques, and Projects! 

You should correspond :) She eats, breathes and sleeps DIY ideas!!!

Tell Her Katia sent you ;) 


Comment by sandy francis on October 12, 2012 at 8:35pm

this is awesome!

did you guys buy in burbank?

Comment by Jen Bakija on October 16, 2012 at 3:41pm

My husband & I have been in our 1923 bungalow for a year and a half. Since we've arrived we've put in a 1953 stove (have to light the oven with a match!) and our newest addition is our 1948 hotpoint refrigerator. We love bringing it back to the original styles... please do post more photos, I'd love to see them!

Comment by Desilu on October 28, 2012 at 12:39am

can't wait to see more photos! in fact, your "backgammon" wall in your old house is one that has brought many a discussion between my bf and i (he's trying to figure out a focal pattern for the focal wall in his apt's living room). i can only dream right now, but your ideas are quite inspiring! thank you for sharing doris!

Comment by Lura on October 30, 2012 at 1:30pm

We bought our home earlier this year and have spent ALOT of time manual laboring our way through it. Do you have any recommendations for vintage-style furniture companies? We found a pretty good couch, but it is tricky. Believe it or not, O.co has some really great shag vintagey rugs for great prices!! We got a really colorful one for our living room for $150, including shipping. What are some vintage color schemes you like?

Comment by Lura on October 30, 2012 at 1:40pm

Some people have photos of their families in their hallway, we have our vintage "family" ;)


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