The perfect secondhand retro chrome toaster finally crossed my path, and I’m glad I kept the faith instead of spending waaay too much on this pink and chrome Dualit! Of course I don’t have any bread in the house, so I haven’t actually made toast in it, but I have verified that it heats up. … Continue Reading
Last October, I found secondhand dining chairs for about $10/apiece, and I was in quite a dilemma about how to work them into my pink living/dining room. It only took me all winter and most of the spring to get it sorted out! The chairs sat painted white with those dreadful 90’s country blue seats… Continue Reading
I found this tired old mirror in the back corner of my favorite secondhand shop… 35 kr. (about $7), a quick coat of white paint, so the gold still pokes through… and I’m through wondering what to hang behind the daybed :)
Aside from a few designer pieces, most of my wardrobe is secondhand/vintage, but secondhand clothing bargains are few and far between in Denmark. However, I was in the right place at the right time yesterday, and I scored this practically new coat for 120 kr! (about $23) Red is one of my favorite colors :)Perfect.
I generally have a “no paint” policy when it comes to wood. I love the look of painted furniture, but I’ve never had a piece come out really, really amazing. But now I’m faced with a dilemma. I found this fabulous dining table at a secondhand shop for about $150. The top is pretty trashed,… Continue Reading
When life hands you granny fabric, make napkins!!! Awhile back, I was given a stack of quilting fabric that was more Grandma Walton than Sage & Simple. I struggled with what to do with this fabric, and then it struck me… napkins!!! The first batch of 23 is done :) Here are my sewing instructions… Continue Reading
Denmark’s selection of beans is paltry at best. A few weeks ago, wanted to serve my veggie enchiladas at an impromptu dinner party, but I couldn’t because I hadn’t soaked any dried black beans and none of the four grocery stores I shopped had them in cans. Dried beans are definitely the most economical choice, but… Continue Reading