Monthly Archives: October 2012


5 Things Friday–10.19.12

Yes, I’m jumping on the 5 Things Friday bandwagon.  I love these posts and they’re a great way to share useless information that I find exciting.  Here we go: 1. Gracie This is my new child.  We adopted her about a week ago and, let’s just say, things haven’t been the same since.  It doesn’t help that Adam has been out of town pretty much the entire time (except for 2 nights). We’re having some growing pains, but she is a very, very sweet pup.  And really quite mellow for a 9 month old.  We’re thinking she’s mostly lab, with some greyhound and basset hound mixed in.  More to come on our little Gracie… 2. My new rug… Er, should I say Gracie’s new rug.  […]

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To-Do: Refinish 2 Vintage Pieces 5

If you follow me on Instagram (@ambergil), you might have seen me ‘stagram this picture a couple of months ago: ….and it has been sitting in my garage ever since… That right there is a beautiful vintage Lane Cedar chest.  My husband and I were shopping at a local antique store awhile back (River Market Antiques for KC readers) and scored it for $125.  We loved the modern espresso finish with the vintage ‘60s vibe (the chest was actually built in 1970). We thought it would look perfect on one of the angled walls in our open living room/kitchen area…like this one (possibily) right behind our sectional. But we’ll see how it looks when I get it inside.  We love it so much, that we’ll […]


Fall Décor: Spray Paint + Thrift Store Ceramic Pumpkins 8

I like adding classic decorations during the holidays.  Something to show I’m in the spirit but not all up in your face orange and green and glitter.  Less tacky, more classy, am I right? I found these glass pumpkins at a local thrift store (TurnStyles for my Kansas City peeps) and knew I could class ‘em up with some spray paint. Check out those prices!  If you can’t see the tags, they read $4.00, $1.50, and a whopping $0.50.  Bringing in the total at $6.00 for 3 nice glass/ceramic pumpkins. I did actually spot the glass pumpkin at Target for $5.99 full price.  Not a bad deal at Target, but still a better deal at the thrift store.  That baby was still like brand new! […]

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