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American Pickers

American Pickers

Today, Dad and I went garage and estate “sale-ing” to find some furniture for my new apartment! While we didn’t have much luck, we WERE able to score one really great piece…FOR FREE!

It’s in need of a total restoration, but it’s a Pooley Radio Cabinet for Atwater Kent Radios (without the radio) in a beautiful mustard color! It’s been through a lot of  wear and tear (and teenage angst apparently…), but we thought it could be fixed up nicely into a totally unique and functional piece!

Check it out!

We both agreed that this would be something that American Pickers would choose to restore. I’m thinking I’ll use it as a TV stand and put my DVD player in the radio compartment that has an opening in the front.

After doing some research, I’m thinking that this piece was made in the 1920s or 30s. I love it! Even though it will require a lot of attention, I think it will be an awesome focal point in my future living room.

I’ll keep you posted with its progress!

What do you think of this piece? Have you ever done any furniture restoration? If so, do you have any tips?

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DIY: Colored Skinny Jeans

DIY: Colored Skinny Jeans

Happy 4th of July, everyone! I’m really excited about this DIY project! I saw this blog post about making colored jeans and I knew I had to try it! I headed to my local Goodwill a few days ago and couldn’t find any white jeans that were my size, so I settled on a pair … Continue reading

Teacher Tuesdays! 7.3.12

Teacher Tuesdays! 7.3.12

Welcome to the first Teacher Tuesdays Link Party! I am so excited to learn new ideas and share my own with all of you. Because this is the first link party, I don’t expect there to be many links, but hopefully it will grow over time! Here’s what I have to share with you today: … Continue reading


I absolutely MUST make these for my future house. There is no question about it. The book page posters, I mean. Wow. Check out the source of this idea here: Perpetually Engaged: book page posters. Where do you think I could get book pages blown up on a budget? What book would YOU choose?

DIY: Canvas Art Wedding Gift

I had the great fortune of attending a sorority sister’s wedding this past weekend as my roommate Ali’s date and I had an absolute blast. The bride, Erin, looked absolutely stunning as she married her best friend, Stephen. I am so happy for them! Being post-grads on a budget, however, Ali and I weren’t quite … Continue reading

DIY: Pinterest Picks of the Day

Here’s some of the DIY projects I want to do this summer! Leave a comment below if you’ve made them before, if you like them, or if there’s something else you’d like to see! Source: via Marissa on Pinterest Source: via Marissa on Pinterest Source: via Marissa on Pinterest Source: via … Continue reading

DIY: Scalloped Lace Jean Shorts

It usually takes me awhile to warm up to a trend, at least enough to try it myself. I’m more of a classic kind of person who relies on flattering cuts and simple lines. But two particular trends that have surfaced recently remind me of vintage clothes I adore, but with a modern twist: The … Continue reading