How to Restore Vintage Hardware

Many old homes in Philadelphia have doors fastened with beautiful antique hardware although it might not look like it because they’ve often been so thoroughly coated in paint and tarnish they look like junk. In my most recent renovation, I decided to restore the vintage hardware using a crockpot, a mixture of water and vinegar, […]

How to Build Heavy Duty Open Shelves

Open shelving in the kitchen has been on trend for a while now and doesn’t look like its going anywhere. It is a practical way to display decor items or if its in a kitchen, provide easy access to frequently used kitchen essentials. When I remodeled the kitchen in my West Philly renovation, I knew […]

How to Create Faux Aged Ceramic Pots on a Budget

faux aged vase

I’m always looking for unique pieces to style side tables, mantles, or open shelving. Whenever I stop into thrift stores (Goodwill!) I’m looking for pieces with unique shapes that are in style right now. Even if I hate the colors or the patterns, I know that as long as I have a good base I […]

I’m Just Here for the Boos

Looking for simple Halloween decorations? Print out or cut out a clever Halloween quote! I love this little DIY piece I put together with my Cricut, but I will share with you how to make this even if you don’t have a Cricut! Thrift flips are one of my favorite kind of DIY projects. If […]

How to Remove Old Linoleum Floors

At the Pearl House the entire second floor was covered in a not so beautiful linoleum sheet floor. When we did a little more investigating, we found that there were wood plank floors beneath the linoleum, so we decided to try to uncover all of it. It was risky since usually when things are covered […]

Easy Work From Home Office Desk

It has been SEVEN months since Philadelphia’s non-essential businesses have been under stay at home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic. I truly never thought we would be out of the office for so long, hence why it has taken me so long to improve my work space. If you’re like me and there is […]

How to Host a Murder Mystery Party

I turned 30 this month and decided instead of traveling (thanks to COVID19) I would host a small gathering with my closest local friends. It was a fun way to see all my friends and definitely broke the ice between some of my friends that were just meeting each other for the first time. Pick […]