Cabin: Winter Update

It’s been a while since I’ve given you an update on our cabin, so let me take you through what we’ve done this winter.

Curb Find Kitchen Cabinet

Remember this vintage kitchen cabinet that we rescued from a curb pile? [Read more…]

New Year’s Curb Finds

Normally the winter months are not good for curb shopping, but January is kind of the exception. People get busy on their New Year’s resolutions to clean out their homes and get organized, and suddenly good stuff starts to pile up at the curb. Really good stuff.

Like the stuff that my husband snagged on Friday while taking the kids to school. Here’s what I found waiting for me downstairs when I crawled out of bed.

Electric Stove

An electric stove We looked it up on Amazon, and this little stove is capable of heating up to a 400 square foot space. It currently sells for $148. The plug was broken (one of the prongs had come out), so we’ll put a new plug on it, test it to make sure everything is operating properly, and then take it up to our cabin. We don’t have electricity up there yet, but once we do, I’m thinking this will be just the thing to keep us warm overnight, once the fire in our wood stove starts to die down. Sure beats getting up a bunch of times to add wood to the fire.

Green Bookshelf

A solid-wood bookshelf It’s really close to the color that I painted the floors in the cabin, and should work beautifully as a pantry. I’m imagining it tucked between the two windows on the back wall of the kitchen.

Green Shelf Closeup

It has a small footprint, so it’ll add a lot of storage space, without tying up a bunch of floor space.

I can’t wait to haul it up to the cabin.

Have you found anything good in curb piles this month? I’d love to hear about it.

Vintage Christmas Home Tour

Curb-Shopped Holiday Wreath

I’ve gotten lots of compliments on my holiday wreath, and you know where I got it? A curb pile. Yep, it was someone else’s cast off. Pretty lucky find, since it fits in perfectly with the red, brown and gold color scheme that I chose this year.

If you love vintage and curb finds as much as I do, you’re going to love the rest of my Christmas decorations. Come take a quick tour of my house. [Read more…]

MFH Home Tour: Living Room

Living Room Home Tour

Three weeks ago, I decided to get serious about doing a home tour for you guys, and then it rained FOR. THREE. WEEKS. STRAIGHT. The sun finally decided to show itself this morning, so I quickly grabbed my camera and got to work. Interested in a tour of my living room? Follow me. [Read more…]