Rose Bowl Flea Market: Favorite Finds

Here are a few of my favorites from the last Rose Bowl Flea:

Love this set by Uber Chic home… I brought a friend to check it out, and she ended up ordering a custom piece for her closet. I think I may have to get one for my place!
This color.
Love the color of the legs, love that this table is tiny. For some reason, I was loving everything green this month!
Love these coffee tables! They had a ton and were right at the entrance… love the grape sweat crates.
I like anything reminiscent of marquee lights!
These sweet little tables had interchangeable tops. Lots of vendors had some, so you’ll surely find commercial versions out soon!


Obsessed, In Love, Don’t Know What to Do With Myself

Obsessed, In Love, Don't Know What to Do With Myself

Maybe I’m a little dramatic, but this blue pine table from One Kings Lane is the stuff I dream about at night! The vintage-y goodness of the shape, the colors, the chippy paint… okay, I’m drooling.

Even better? It’s on clearance!!! I love it so so much, but unfortunately am not on the market for a new table. Still, had to share, and it IS great inspiration for upcoming projects!

Here’s a link to check it out!

Pinterest Project I: Penny Stain

So we all know that not everything we read on the Internet is true. But what about Pinterest?

Well, I learned the hard way that not everything on Pinterest works. I’ve had great experiences with recipes and stain removers. I saw a post about an easy roll-up curtain, so I went and got all the materials, bought fabric, and spent about an hour putting it together. When I installed the curtain, I quickly realized that it was too heavy to roll up (basically making it useless.) Sad as I was, my faith in Pinterest Projects remained unshaken.

Next project: Homemade Stain.

This sounded great- an organic stain that had a pretty blue tint. I wanted to use it on the table stuffed in the car on my “Prius Problems” post.

I went to the dollar store and bought glass jars and vinegar, picked out a bunch of pennies, and combined them all. After a couple of days, the vinegar was looking a little murky, but definitely NOT blue. I tried shaking it, left the pennies to marinate an extra week, then decided that this just wasn’t going to work out.

I found another recipe to make stain using pennies, and will probably try it, but am not depending on it working! Anyone have experience with stains?


Epic fail: The only color you’re seeing is from my tile.