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Friday, March 22, 2013

A Winner & Much More!

Happy Friday!

I hope you had a chance to check out yesterdays post Can You Paint A Piano?
I hate to be such a tease, but you will have to wait a bit for the final reveal.  It will be worth it!

My kids are on spring break next week, so I am taking my spring break from blogging to spend some quality time with the family.  After that, I will be in gitter done mode as The Rural Society Show draws near (May 3 & 4).

As I type this the temperature is hovering around 32.  Certainly not spring in my book.  In a hopeful attempt to channel some warmer weather, I stopped into Heritage Square Antique Mall with a few items and to "spring it up".

Above - my daughter decorated the new chalkboard!
Below-Look what finally made it to the booth!

And a little spring...

Polly at Georgie Emerson Vintage showed me how to make the book page flowers.  Very cute and a nice pop for spring.

Chairs are only $25 each!

Yellow is still my color of choice.

I am restocked on silver plate for all your entertaining needs.

Be sure to shop for some spring furnishings and decor at Heritage Square Antique Mall B-10!

I promise, I did not forget to draw a winner of the Shabby Apple GIVEAWAY!  Thank you for all of your entries and to our newest followers!
The Winner of the $50 Shabby Apple GC is...
#52 SALLY!

Please contact me at and I will get you squared away.

Remember you have a little time left to cash in on the 10% off at Shabby Apple.  Simply type in vintagerestyled10off, to receive your discount!

Have a great week!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Can You Paint a Piano? Part 2

I have an exciting update on our Can You Paint a Piano Series!

Why should a beautiful instrument be an eye sore in your home?

Suzanne is here to show us that you do not need to live with a blah piece of furniture, especially one as big as a piano!

She knew she wanted to paint the piano, the biggest challenge was selecting a paint color.  It's cool to paint a piano, it's not cool to paint it again, because of a bad color choice.

She looked at many options and decided to start with Annie Sloan's Old White.

Let me point out that this is not her first time painting!  Suzanne is an avid DIYer and has used ASCP before.
Her little helper!

One coat of Old White and she looks better already!  The single coat took about an hour to apply!

Oh no, she didn't stop there.  Her kids liked the white but she was searching for a pop of color for this room.

While she loves ASCP, she could not find a color that worked for her.  She was reluctant to make her own for a project this big, so she found CeCe Caldwell.  She was totally smitten with the popular Santa Fe Turquoise.

Are you ready?

Isn't that AWESOME!?!

I will be back with the finished piano shortly.  Be sure to follow along for the reveal!


Partying here:
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage


Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Hello All,

It was so nice to spend a weekend at home this month!  We were able to accomplish a few things, prep for projects and cheer our Buckeyes to victory in the Big 10 tournament.

The next few weeks will be crazy as I prepare for the show.  That means a lot of pickin’, thriftin’ and painting.

I’ve been lax about sharing finds lately.  Some gems will find there way to my booth, others will debut at the show.  Here’s a look.

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The bench is perfectly used and features the best patina. 

That beautiful dresser has SOLD and will be painted white. 

The old desk is begging for some love, just not sure what color it will receive.  Thoughts?

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The basket holds lots of smalls, gathered along my travels to BGSU.

The white dresser has sweet details.  It too will get a makeover.

The cubbies are already in my booth, holding wonderful finds.

I prepped my booth for the weekend on Friday.  Here are some shots.

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The middle black dresser sold, so the booth will look different and I need to get busy.

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Pair of restyled chairs and a side table done in Graphite (charcoal color).

Little Easter touches are priced to move.

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Got Junk?  I am in a buying mode.  I need your castoffs.  If you are cleaning out, shoot me a photo of your discarded wares.  I would love to take them off your hands.

Have you entered the GIVEAWAY?  You can enter here to win a $50 GC!

Have a great Tuesday!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Family Decorated Home

We had the pleasure of attending a party on Saturday night.  It was great to gather with friends in our old hood.  Our friends’ home was beautiful.  They have really decorated and spruced it up beautifully.

It was very grown up.

I did not take any pictures, as I promised to be on good behavior!

But it made me think about our home.  It is anything but grown up.

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It’s a collected grouping of stuff.

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We frame kids artwork.

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We gather artwork and create an area for display.  My artwork included!

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We prop up a barn door, to add a focal point in our living room.

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Our entry greets you with family photos from vacations, events or celebrations.

I will have a grown up house one day.  But until then, I will enjoy my family decorated home!

Have you entered the GIVEAWAY?  You can enter here to win a $50 GC!

Have a great Monday!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Can you Paint a Piano?

 Have you ever wondered about painting a piano?
Have you ever actually painted a piano?

I am 100% confident that you can paint ANYTHING!  

A piano is a major focal point in a room.  It deserves to be as pretty as the rest of the furniture.

Suzanne has decided to pretty up her piano for her own home and we are along for the ride!

She has painted the room a fabulous blue and is ready to tackle the piano.

She actually played around with color, to get a feel of the direction she plans to head.

What awesome colors!

And, she will introduce us to a new kind of paint and waxes.

Follow along on the 
Painted Piano Series!

Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, March 14, 2013



Shabby Apple offers everything from dresses and retro swimwear to vintage jewelry, maternity wear, shoes and lots of yummy accessories.  They literally have something for everyone!

I am so excited that Shabby Apple is offering one of my readers a Grand Prize Giveaway of a $50 gift card! 

How cool is that?

When you win, perhaps you will purchase some of my favorite things:

I absolutely love the peplum waist on this dress!  It comes in yellow, which is my spring color of choice.

Or perhaps you want to add a bit of retro chic to your spring wardrobe.

Polka dot love!

This Breakwater top is darling!


"Like" Shabby Apple on facebook and then leave me a comment saying you did so.

Become a follower of this blog, Vintage Restyled.  Leave me a comment saying you are a follower.  (While you’re there, “Like” Vintage Restyled on Facebook for another chance.)

“Like” Vintage Restyled on facebook and then leave me a comment saying you did so.

Last but not least: visit Shabby Apple and come back and tell me what you can’t live without.

That is 4 chances to win!

Fine Print...

  • Comments/Entries will be accepted until midnight, Thursday, March 21, 2013
  • The winner will be selected randomly and announced on Friday, March 22, 2013.
  • This GIVEAWAY is open to US residents only. 
In addition to the GIVEAWAY, Shabby Apple is giving everyone 10% off with the coupon code: VINTAGERESTYLED10OFF, which is good for the next 30 days.  It’s the perfect excuse to shop!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pop Up Shoppe Opportunity

Isn't this magnificent?

This is the 2013 Decorators' Show House (DSH) in Columbus, Ohio.
For details on the designers, remodel and to experience this house, please visit

When can I tour this house?
The DSH will be open April 23-May 12, 2013. 
Tuesday-Thursday 11-8
Friday-Sunday 11-5

Where is this magnificent house?
This year the house is located in Bexley, a beautiful suburb of Columbus, Ohio.
21 South Parkview Avenue

How do I get tickets?
Pre-sale tickets are available for $15!  You can get this reduced price by contacting

Lisa Bednar and Jennifer Glover

Pop Up Shoppe Opportunity

Have a shop?  A Business?
Do you sell clothing, jewelry, home goods, furniture, accessories, skin care or something equally as fun?  If so, this is the place to be.

DSH is offering businesses the opportunity to sell their wares at this event!  You can capitalize on the expected 10,000 visitors.  What an amazing way to promote your business to a mass audience.

The Pop-Up Shoppes will be located in a large tent on the driveway outside of the 3 car garage. The garage will be the home to the Show House Cafe which will then lead directly to the Shoppes.

You can be a vendor for as few as 2-days or as many as you want.  So you can work it around your schedule.

For details and to secure your spot contact:

Lisa Bednar and Jennifer Glover

Be sure to like DSH on FB to get sneak peeks at the rooms, vendor updates and more!  Like them here.

Hope you will support this wonderful event and be inspired!



Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Today I am going to celebrate!  I am going to enjoy. 

I plan to spend time with friends.

The Bistro at Nordstrom is a favorite of mine!

Then I will celebrate with my girls.  

I will be back tomorrow, a year older-