Vintage Toy Neutral nursery before - Fall 2018 One Room Challenge

Vintage Toy Nursery – One Room Challenge Week 1

Labor Day weekend took on a whole new meaning this year when our firstborn surprised us by arriving three weeks early.  We chose to wait until delivery to find out whether we were having a boy or a girl and were so excited to finally find out that we had a sweet baby GIRL.  It’s a moment we’ll never forget, and the surprise was so worth the wait!

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Sweater Dress with Side Bow Refashion

wool side bow sweater dress refashion after photo

My aunt recently cleaned out her closet and sewing stash and gave me the equivalent of a few suitcases worth of beautiful clothes and fabrics.  Vintage clothing made of linen, wool, and silk, and yards upon yards of wool, velvet, and a few decorator fabrics.  This beautiful blue wool sweater dress demanded to be the first to receive a makeover.

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Old Window, New Coffee Table | Homespun by Laura | DIY coffee table made from old window and pine boards

New Coffee Table from Old Window

You might remember that I mentioned this table in the reveal of our Den Redesign project back in June, and I’m excited to finally share the coffee table I* made from an old window.  

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Thread Spool Dry Erase Board


The Mister got me this dry erase board for Christmas, and it was just a bit plain. I had the perfect place to hang it right between my giant bulletin/magnet board and the door to my sewing room, but I wanted to jazz it up a bit first. I thought of one of the first things I pinned on Pinterest when I joined it a couple of years ago and decided to do something similar.  So I pulled out some spools that were leftover from various other projects and got to work. 

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Button Clock

 You know the saying – ‘time flies when you’re having fun’.  For me, that’s especially true when I’m working in my Yellow Room (the extremely creative name I came up with for my sewing room – because the walls are yellow).  As soon as I get started on something in there, an hour immediately passes. Then I look at the time again and another 30 minutes have passed. 

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Lace Dress Refashioned from Antique Store Muumuu

Hello, long-lost little blog!  I found this dress made of beautiful blue-purple lace (or, blurple) for $2.50 at an antique store last fall and it has since hung in the closet waiting to see the light of day.  I’m not actually sure if it qualifies as a muumuu, but it’s close, so I’m calling it that for now.  I thought I should hurry up and give it some attention while lace is still ‘in’, so decided to fix it up to wear to a friend’s wedding last week.


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Vintage Thread Spool Ornaments

I decided that since it’s ‘beginning to look a lot like Christmas,’ it was time to bust out a Christmas-themed project.  So I came up with the idea of making these thread spool ornaments.  The project began simpler than it finished up, though.  Originally, I was just going to make a Santa ornament…but then he seemed lonely, so I made him 2 elves.  Then I decided they were incomplete without Rudolph…and then I decided that 4 ornaments were enough for now!  

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