Big Plans for 2013

Happy New Year!!!!  Pardon my lateness to the party, I  was out of town all last week and now I am back and ready to go!!  EEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOO! (that was my Wild West cowboy call if you couldnt tell.)

2012 was an incredible year for me and my blog and I am excited to see what 2013 holds in store.  Right now I am itching to get some projects going and I cant wait to tell you all about the big plans that I have!!

Up first,  because it is at the top of my list is the dining area of my kitchen.  My kitchen is not my fave and I am hoping to be able to spruce it up a little bit (if Court has his way) or a lot (if I have mine…) but the dining area is something that is happening no.matter.what.   Do you remember last year when I showed you how I painted my kitchen table?

Paint a table

As much as I love it its just not flowing the way that I want it to with my living room (they are slightly connected).  So that is on its way out (if someone is interested in buying it email me!) the amazing green chairs that cause a firestorm of my questionable craigslist tactics are moving to the garage for now because I just cant bear to part with them…

If you follow me on Instagram then you have seen bits and pieces of my plans (if you dont you should @vintagerevivals)  I shared this photo last week of the AMAZING rug I am using


I know.

I found the Craigslist deal of the century on some danish mid century dining room chairs ($120 for 7)  when I googled them I found out that they are worth much much more……EEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOO!  (There is that wild west call again.)  They need to be reupholstered (or something along those lines) and the table is currently under construction.  As for the walls they are getting a coat of paint with my favorite white (Sherwin Williams Ultra White Base) and a few other fun things are happening…(sorry I cant tell you all of my secrets.)

The hallway leading to my master bedroom has been neglected for, well, for the entire life of my blog.  So that thing is getting a spruce up which means more ugly beam removal.  And the Wall o Mirrors is getting an update.

Also please enjoy the fact that this picture was from Aug. 2010 and that wall behind the TV has undergone 3 paint treatments since then.

Wall O Mirrors


I am also getting closer to finishing up Miss Ivie’s room (I havent shared an update with you guys for quite a while) and here is a fun fact,  the How To Paint Concrete Floors tutorial I shared is my most popular post of 2012!

Ivie's Bedroom Makeover

Anyone have a man cave that they are working on?  Good.  Me too.

I have mentioned before that Court spent the entire 2nd half of 2012 renovating his parents house.  It is getting close to completion and is GORGEOUS.  I mean House Beautiful gorgeous.  So I will be sharing that soon.

As far as blog conferences go I am heading to ALT this month, SNAP in April, and Haven in August.  Anyone else going?  I would LOVE to meet up!

I am also planning on doing a weekly vlog.  Its going to be an exciting mix of stuff,  from decorating, to family, to thrifting trips.  Good stuff people.

So that is the plan forecast least the 1st 1/2 of 2013

I am hoping to end up at more of YOUR houses this year too, so I will keep everyone updated as that unfolds.

So um…anyone want to come and help me paint?

Love Your Guts


  • Ange 07.01.2013 at 15:35

    I comment on here next to never but love your stuff, our master bedrooms are similar with navy and gold with some coral and even a stenciled wall. Can’t wait to see what you are going to do this year and I will be at Haven in August for my second year. 2012 was an amazing year for you and I’m thinking 2013 is going to be a mountain top experience! Keep up the awesomeness!

  • Jenny Bohannon 07.01.2013 at 16:35

    If I were closer, I would totally snap that table from you……I’ve been looking on craigslist for a round table like that because it would more much better in our space than the long rectangle I currently have (think, chairs banging into the wall). Can’t wait to see all your 2013 posts – this is one of my fave blogs to follow!!

  • Cassi @ Stop And Smell The Roses 07.01.2013 at 16:38

    I WANT THAT TABLE! How much?? I think we’re so far from each other though… speaking of which, if we were closer I would totally come and help paint!

  • Kim 07.01.2013 at 16:42

    I can’t wait to see what you come up with this year! We are about to move to Washington,UT and I’d love to hear where you go thrifting. I need lots of furniture for our new home and I’d rather fix it up than buy new/blah.

  • Kelli @ Life at 818 07.01.2013 at 17:00

    Fun fun fun stuff! Can’t wait – and yes, I AM GOING TO HAVEN. and I can’t wait for that! hope i get to meet ya

  • Logan and Sydney 07.01.2013 at 17:15

    Yes please, end up at my house! Every time you have a contest something major is happening in my life like Student Teaching or 40 weeks pregnant! This time I’ll be ready!

  • Danny.April 07.01.2013 at 18:17

    Love lOVe LOVE your style!!! I can’t wait to see what you are up to this year!!! I’m kind of sad to see your table go; I was so excited when I saw you got it and made it over because I had just bought the exact same one the week before at DI for 16 bucks. (thought I was in the cool club) Too bad I’ve had mine for over a year and it’s still the same ugly table I came home with. Seriously UGLY! BUT knowing you, the new one will be totally RAD!! I’m stoked to see the dining room reveal!!!! Thanks for all the awesomeness!! I LOVE YOU & YOUR CRAZY SKILLZ!

  • April Nielsen 07.01.2013 at 19:29

    Hey woman! I will totally come help paint! I can NOT wait to see what else you come up with this year. Does you creativeness ever run out? I’m thinkin no.

  • Shanna Gilbert 07.01.2013 at 19:30

    I am going to Haven!! I am so excited to go and I would love love to meet you!

  • Mindi@MyLove2Create 07.01.2013 at 22:19

    You always have great stuff! Can’t wait to see what you are doing this year!

  • Angela Giaco 07.01.2013 at 23:56

    You’re home already looks so beautiful (I LOVE your table and green chairs and would totally scoop it up in a second if I had the time or money–I am obsessed with color!)! I really cannot wait to see all of the awesome things you do to make your home even more beautiful this year!

  • astr!d 08.01.2013 at 15:37

    yeah!!!!! i can’t wait!!!

  • Carrie 08.01.2013 at 19:26

    I’m a little sad to see you get rid of that table. The post on painting it was the first blog post of yours that I read. I quickly bought the Command Max sprayer you used and have used it on everything I’ve done in my house since–kitchen cabinets, desks, armoire, interior and exterior doors, trim, block fences, chairs–you name it, I painted it just like you explained. It makes me smile every time I think of that table.

  • Shana Randell 08.01.2013 at 21:47

    OMG! I love the wall with the mirrors!!MUST do!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  • Katrine 09.01.2013 at 21:32

    I will be at Snap! I can’t wait!

  • jackie jade 10.01.2013 at 02:53

    ahhh big year for you – congrats! excited to see what is in store for 2013 (especially the midcentury chairs – why can’t i ever find good craigslist finds?!)

  • Serena 10.01.2013 at 07:55

    Yo! I’ll be at Haven in August too! Very excited! Looking forward to connecting over cocktails! :)

    Thrift Diving

  • Serena 10.01.2013 at 07:57

    Oh, yeah, and it’s so funny that you’re redoing spots you’ve already done! Crap, I’m stil trying to remove some of the wallpaper that we left up from when moved into this 1973 a couple years ago! Lol


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