Vintage Style 142 Ideabooks

My Houzz: Peeling Back Layers in a 1908 Home
Megan Patton bought a 100-year-old home in Water Valley, Mississippi, after falling in love with its quirks — and its $85,000 price tag. It was the first home purchase for Patton, who took on the project with her now-husband, Matt, who works as a bass...
Treasure Hunting at Texas' First Monday Trade Days
First Monday Trade Days began as a local horse and produce trade event more than 150 years ago, but has now developed into a shopper's paradise spanning 100 acres. More than 6,000 vendors offer everything from home furnishings and antique collectibles...
Antique Sewing Machines: Tailor Made for Nostalgic Decor
My maternal grandmother, Nana, would have been 100 years old this year if she were still with us. She was a master carpet sewer until the late 1960s. A few years after retiring from the trade, she started having grandchildren, and her lifelong sewing...
My Houzz: A Serial Thrifter's Comfortably Bohemian Bungalow
Blogger and serial thrifter Hilary Walker believes in the power of working with what you've got. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Fort Worth, Texas, rental she shares with husband David, a music teacher. The Walkers filled the 1940s house with...
My Houzz: Scandinavian Style Inspires a Bungalow's New Look
Bill Humphrey and Maria Garuti's North Carolina bungalow had great bones and a good layout but needed a little design love. Dark walls, a dated bathroom, an uninviting entry and an awkward kitchen obscured the charms of the 1918 home....
My Houzz: DIY Creativity Lights Up a Cozy Pennsylvania Home
Denise Sabia loves repurposing roadside throwaways to furnish her family's 1955 multilevel home just outside Philadelphia. She has turned pages from thrift store books into charming wallpaper for the stairwell, an old wagon into a kitchen shelf and a...
Turn a Shipping Pallet Into a Stylish Ottoman
A low-slung upholstered ottoman is an easy, budget-friendly and high-impact DIY upholstery project. And because you make it yourself, it's completely customizable. The first thing you'll need for this project is a frame. Retrofitting a shipping...
How to Dip Your Toe Into Retro
Decorating with objects from the past pays homage to earlier eras and helps us appreciate what came before. Here are 10 one-off ideas that offer a splash of the past to any room in the house without over-committing the space (or overwhelming a housemate)....
Treasure Hunting at the Brimfield Antiques Fair
Whether you're a serious collector or just like the thrill of a hunt, the Brimfield antiques fair in Massachusetts is a must-visit. The largest outdoor antiques show in the Northeast, stretching 1 mile down Route 20 in Brimfield, Massachusetts, it started...
Kitchen of the Week: Cheery Retro Style for a 1913 Kitchen
Nooks and crannies are part of many older homes' charm. But a 1970s remodel had covered up most of the quaint construction in this historic Portland, Oregon, kitchen. Homeowners David Spencer and Jerry Petty stripped the kitchen down to its studs and...
12 Antique Store Finds to Nab Now, Place Later
I get asked fairly often where I find the accessories in my projects. More often than not my answer is antique stores. "Antiquing" is my favorite type of hunting — and sometimes my favorite contact sport, as well. Antique stores offer one-of-a-kind...
My Houzz: Creativity and Color Play in an 1890 Mississippi Home
The home of Erin and Sean Kirkpatrick brims with their personalities. She's a fine art photographer, owner of the boutique Amelia and co-founder of chARTer nannies....
My Houzz: Kitchen Remodel Unifies a 1950s Texas Ranch House
Ryan and Erin McLaughlin are slow movers. When they purchased their 1950s-era ranch house in 1998, they knew the kitchen would need renovating, but couldn't settle on a plan of action. "Our way of doing things involves 99 percent talk and 1 percent...
My Houzz: Collected Style in a Nashville Bungalow
Nashville natives Caroline and Clark Brewer are both naturals at composing creative vignettes. She's a visual merchandiser for Anthropologie and a freelance stylist, and he's a...
My Houzz: A DIY Gold Mine in the Heart of Texas
French teacher, designer and blogger Camille Dickson is a DIY convert of the highest order. There is hardly a surface in the 1950s ranch house she shares with husband Kyle that they have not painted, scraped,...
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