It took me a while to wrap my head around having a concrete table in our 18th Century house. I really started to appreciate having a workhouse table with the kids. A couple of toddlers can extinguish even the strongest desire for a new dining table. For art projects, banging spoons, sticky fingers, smashed peas. So […]

Playhouse Remodel

After spotting a used playhouse for sale in my local Mother’s Club classifieds I casually asked my husband if he’d be interested in taking a look. Lucky for us, he was a good sport, and we soon had another project on our hands. After a small trailer incident (that connector pin is important!) we brought […]

There is something nostalgic about wicker. I love the contrast of a unique silhouette and bright paint against the weave. For this week’s vintage refresh, I was inspired by the Portico green and black lines of Madewell’s striped duet dress. Paint, Benjamin Moore black and yellow green 2033-10. Sketch Design Marchand. Madewell striped duet dress Retro […]

One of my favorite parts of sourcing antiques is breathing new life into a find. A little restoration, a little elbow grease and a piece can shine in a whole new light. I was inspired by the gorgeous colors in the new J.Crew style guide and was picturing this vintage dresser repainted to match the […]

Vintage ladders add so much character – and even function into a space. Simple vintage ladders are relatively inexpensive (I found the ladder below at a flea market for $20). Ladders are great for hanging hand towels – no drilling required. Photos Design Marchand  More substantial ladders can serve as stand alone art. My grandfather rescued […]

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