Get The Vintage Look–Home Office

For many of us the beginning of the school year marks a time of getting ourselves organized.  You may have been focusing on buying supplies to outfit your students for their return to the academic year, but what about you?  When was the last time you assessed your own home office?  Is it set up to serve you in the best way possible? Does it even exist?

If you are like us here at the cottage by the creek, there may not be a lot of room available to devote to a home office.  When I began working from home it was a challenge to figure out where I could carve out space to work with some semblance of organization and comfort, so I can certainly relate to the lack of space predicament!

Get the look Vintage Style

That is why I am continuing our “Get The Look” series with a trip to World Market to outfit a home office for tight spaces with vintage inspired pieces!

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Chalkboard Art For The Lettering Challenged!

If you’re a lover of chalkboard art, I’m sure you have experienced having to regretfully erase a carefully crafted creation because it has either become smudged over time, or has outlived the season that it celebrated.  While this is not a tragedy of mammoth proportion for a smaller piece, having to erase a large chalkboard creation could almost move one to tears.  Well, no more!  I’ve got a way for you to preserve those cherished creations and also  change them out within seconds as needed!  This project was born out of my own personal need last year around Christmas and I put it into service again this week.

 

mismatched slipcovered chairs

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Get The Look–Vintage Style

One of the common conundrums that I hear from readers is that they want to design rooms that appear to have been curated over a number of years, but lack the time to undertake the hunt in order to accomplish the look. Many of you have asked about items you see in pictures on the blog which sometimes causes me to cringe when I have to tell you that the item was purchased from a vintage or flea market, therefore I can’t tell you where to find the exact piece.  Or, perhaps you just finished binge watching the whole last season of Fixer Upper and are now consumed with finding looks similar to something you saw during the show’s decorating transformations, but don’t know where to start looking.  That is why I am starting a new series for the fall called “Get the Look–Vintage Style”.

Get the look Vintage Style

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Drop Cloth and Vintage Linen DIY Pillow

While I do not own many vintage linens, I find myself compelled to stop and sigh over them whenever I encounter them.  I am enthralled by the details and the hand of vintage fabrics.  Even if they have been starched within an inch of their life, they still maintain an ultra smooth softness that I can’t help but run my fingers back and forth across. Today I am combining this vintage refinement with the sturdy texture of a painter’s drop cloth for an easy DIY  pillow!

 

The refinement of vintage linens combined with the sturdy texture of drop cloths provide an irresistible combination in this DIY pillow project!

 

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