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Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Start ripping up your old sofa with these upholstery tools for beginners

Go Vintage for Quality Outdoor Furniture

Go Vintage for Quality Outdoor Furniture

Finding decent, well-priced outdoor furniture is no easy task but go vintage for some cool and funky options

What To Ask When Refurbishing Vintage Furniture

What To Ask When Refurbishing Vintage Furniture

You hear about it all the time — people finding great vintage or antique pieces of furniture on Craigslist or from their great-great-aunt’s basement or even on the curb, throwing in a little elbow grease, and voila, they have an awesome one-of-a-kind statement maker in their homes. But once you […]

Avoiding Bedbugs While Thrift Shopping

Avoiding Bedbugs While Thrift Shopping

Have bedbugs impacted your favorite pastime of rummaging through used items? We love a great thrift store find as much as the next person. The thrill of the hunt, the rush of adrenaline when you find that “perfect” item, the insanely low prices — thrifting is definitely the sport of […]

Storage Goes Strange With Vintage Finds

Storage Goes Strange With Vintage Finds

It’s essential. We all need to store our stuff, from books to clothing, kitchen paraphernalia and, of course, our tools. Building a dedicated and organized storage system in each room will help you to de-clutter your life. But before you run to the local big box store to pick up […]

Out-of-the-Box Furniture Finds on Etsy

Out-of-the-Box Furniture Finds on Etsy

We like to say that Etsy is at the center of the handmade universe which was confirmed after getting a behind-the-scenes tour of their office in Brooklyn, NY. They truly celebrate their sellers as nearly 100% of their furniture and decor came from their community of handmade and vintage vendors. […]

Furniture Facelifts: All the benefits, none of the pain

Furniture Facelifts: All the benefits, none of the pain

My recent post about refurbishing an old family sofa got me thinking about the value of old furniture. Personally, I think it is a wonderful thing. When I look around my house, I can count at least a dozen pieces where I’ve extended life with new upholstery or refinishing. One […]

Shine a Light: Illuminating a Home with Vintage Fixtures

Shine a Light: Illuminating a Home with Vintage Fixtures

When my friends Bob and Anne Marie were sourcing lighting for their new house in Hermosa Beach, California, they bypassed home improvement superstores and specialty shops. Instead they rose at the crack of dawn and headed straight to the Long Beach Antique Market to scour the wares of hundreds of […]

Revive Your Home and Garden in Seattle

Revive Your Home and Garden in Seattle

Thursday, Oct 1st we’ll be checking out the grand re-opening of Revival Home & Garden in Seattle as they’ve settled into a new shop at 1517 12th Avenue in Capitol Hill. Their vintage selections are well edited and we’re trying to find a reason to bring the Shipwood Table home […]

Vintage Trough Sink

Vintage Trough Sink

Bathrooms are tough enough for adults to keep clean and for kids…fugghedaboutit! Brownstoner installed a vintage trough sink for the kids bathroom that is both fun and functional. All surface areas to clean are inside the sink and when the kids get dirty (as kids sometimes do), they can easily […]