Friday, April 24, 2015

Mid-Century Modern Hairpin Table / DIY

Whether you like Mid-Century modern design or not, here is a great little table to make that you can use most anywhere.  This is probably one of the easiest DIY projects to date.

Here's the things you will need:
  • Wood Top / Mine is a plate charger I purchased here; you can also find similar ones here.
  • Hair Pin Legs / Mine are vintage, but you can get similar ones here.
  • Tape Measure
  • Drill/Drill bit
  • Screwdriver
  • Pan Head Wood Screws

    Position the legs upside down on the charger.  Measure and mark holes so the legs will be equal distances apart


    Pre-drill the holes.

    Attach the legs with the wood screws.

    See what I mean?  An easy and inexpensive table with tons of charm.  

    I hope your weekend is filled with good things!  

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    The Vintage Round Top Welcome

    While in Round Top, a couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of going to an open house at The Vintage Round Top, pictured here.  The minute I walked through the door, I immediately felt a sense of calm come over me.  Owners, Paige and Smoot Hull, so beautifully married modern and vintage together in the design of their lovely vacation home.  I must say, they have mad stylizing skills like the use of this old bedspring repurposed into a memo board in the entryway.

    The next thing that grabs your attention is their creative use of stenciled numbers on the stair risers that, may I add, takes you up and past the most amazing vintage luggage art installation.  

    See what I mean?  Smoot did mention it took a couple of challenging days for him and Paige to work out the mathematics on this project.  But boy was it worth it!  Hats off to the both of you.  

    How about this clever use of an old metal awning as a stand-in for a vent-a-hood?  It's absolutely chock full of character.

    In the corner of the living area sits this welcoming daybed.  Notice the vintage door turned headboard and the industrial pieces fashioned into wall sconces.  Smoot and Paige are definitely in sync when it comes to design.  

    If that isn't enough to wow your senses, then check out the beautiful salvaged wood ceiling. It's all in the details for sure. 

    I love the dramatic use of vintage screens as art above the clean lines of the fireplace.  In my excitement of taking in the house, I failed to get an overall shot of the living room.  Oh well, good reason to hop on over to their site and pay them a visit.    

    Another piece de resistance is the light infused dining area.  The long farmhouse table provides a great place to dine, linger or play games for that matter.     

    I guess there's no better way to bring this tour to an end than to share a peek of the master bedroom.  I love how Paige formed the headboard from old ceiling tins and framed it out with architectural wood pieces.  

    Not surprisingly, the Hull's home offers up something unexpected at every turn.  However, the best surprise of all is you can actually experience the tranquility of this lovely space as well.  Contact  Paige and Smoot here for information on leasing this fabulous vintage inspired home as your next vacation getaway.   

    Have a happy Wednesday! 
    XO - Dana

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Christmas Time is Here

    Monday was a day filled with cyber shopping for me and the hubby. We actually decided to plant ourselves in a quaint local coffee shop so we could focus on getting a huge chunk of our Christmas shopping completed.  I was so happy Redefined offers up yummy gluten free options like this pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting!  

    Afterwards, we decided to run by and pick out a tree.  Nate was very pleased when we walked away with the first one we looked at.  It was nice to get both things marked off our "To Do" list. Even though the tree isn't decorated yet, it still looks pretty and smells so amazing sitting in the corner of our living room. 

    In between family and work and and meals and laundry (whenever I can catch a minute) I'll pull something else out from the Christmas storage boxes. I'm actually down to three now and am quite pleased I've been able to whittle down the decor.  Little by little Christmas is starting to spill out all over the house.  It's feeling pretty magical. 

    It doesn't take much to make a room feel festive.  It's small details like these that helps to put us all in the holiday spirit. Thankfully, I have a number of holly bushes in the backyard. Tucking in a few sprigs here and there really adds a nice touch. 

    Sentimental things passed down to our family, like this sweet poinsettia plate that used to belong to Nana, sure bring back good memories of times spent together. I hope to be creating little visual images that my family will remember for years to come. Happy Holidays y'all.  P.S. See more Christmasy ideas on my Instagram feed ~ you can follow me here.  
    XO ~ Dana

    Thursday, November 27, 2014


    Reagan, Corbin and Gavin are home.  The food is prepared and we are excited to soon be joining our extended family for a day full of festivities.  We remind ourselves to care less about a perfect table setting and more about those sitting at our table.  We are counting our blessings this Thanksgiving day because there's so much to be thankful for.

    Wishing you a day filled with moments making good memories, spent with those you love. Happy Thanksgiving.
    XO ~ Dana
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