I Designed a Tree House!

Colorful Tree House eclecticallyvintage.com

What girl wouldn't love her own treehouse where she can escape. I would. But since I don't have one, I had fun designing one for French-American actor Gilles Marini's daughter. You may know Gilles from the Sex and the City movie, Brothers and Sisters and Dancing with the Stars (he was runner up). Bonus: he loves to recycle, upcycle and trash … [Read more...]

                 

My Backyard Oasis – The Game Plan

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  To know me is to know I love nothing more than sitting outside on a beautiful day with an ice cold margarita in hand. I've dreamed of creating an outdoor "room" where friends and family can gather for barbecues, music and inappropriate laughter. I've got a great space to work with. Pluses include a large bluestone patio that's big … [Read more...]

                 

Decorating With Mason Jars – My Favorite Ideas

Mason Jar Window Treatment eclecticallyvintage.com

I've never realized how many things I've used mason jars for until I gathered many of them together here. Some are old, some are new, some are green, some are blue (I'm such a poet), but there are so many uses for them. Here are some of my favorite ways I'm decorating with mason jars around my house ... 1) Mason Jar Window … [Read more...]

                 

Foyer Update – A Whole New Look

Textured woven bench eclecticallyvintage.com

Do you ever get stuck in a rut. You put a few pieces of furniture in a room and there they sit ... seemingly for all eternity. It's good to shake things up once in awhile and look at each room in a whole new light.   When I spotted this fun woven fabric bench, I knew I had to have it (plus I'm sharing some more of my favorite … [Read more...]

                 

What a Crock Side Table

Crock Table eclecticallyvintage.com

I found this crock at an estate sale. It was the kitchen garbage can! Of course I had to rescue it from a life of rotten banana peels and coffee grounds so I scooped it up for $50. It's HUGE and was made by National Pottery in Roseville, Ohio. I love the red wood and metal handles. The 12 means it can hold 12 gallons. I … [Read more...]

                 

Spring is in the Air Home Tour

Spring house decorating ideas eclecticallyvintage.com

Spring is in the air. I'm not talking about the pollen that has me running for Zyrtec ... I'm talking about budding trees and the promise of patio sitting, book reading (did you know there is a new Harry Potter book coming out this summer that I just pre-ordered), cocktail sipping weather to come. My house is alive with color, greenery, … [Read more...]

                 

Vintage Glam Bedroom Makeover

Gray vintage glam bedroom eclecticallyvintage.com

My girls turned 16 in November. That means drivers permits (I have the ragged cuticles and bald patches to prove it). It also means time for bedroom updates - my birthday gift to them! My girls are identical twins but they definitely have their own distinct personalities. Olivia was born exactly one hour before her sister (don't worry, … [Read more...]

                 

Colorful Spring Living Room Refresh

Spring mantel eclecticallyvintage.com

I've been in a decorating rut since I packed away the last piece of Christmas tinsel. It's time to crawl out of that rut and add some fun spring color and personality into my living room.   BEFORE (even Sushi is ready for a change - and a new bone) ... AFTER - a spring refresh (I'm sharing links to all of my favorite finds at … [Read more...]

                 

Farmhouse Kitchen Essentials

Industrial tiered tray eclecticallyvintage.com

The kitchen is definitely the heart of my home. It's a work horse - something is always simmering, we eat dinner together most nights and homework is sometimes spread out on the island.   There is laughter, good food, friends and memories. There are crumbs, sticky messes and dirty dishes. I wouldn't have it any other … [Read more...]

                 

Kitchen Update – Vintage Inspired Chairs

Vintage inspired metal and wood industrial dining chair eclecticallyvintage.com

13 is a lucky number for me. I got married on a Friday the 13th after all. But 13 years with the same chairs had me itching for something different. Those chairs are now making a Craigslist buyer very happy.   I had a hard time choosing from all the chair fabulousness on Industry West. These Flanders chairs fit the bill - the … [Read more...]

                 

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