We are suckers for vintage Singers (and other sewing machines). Sewing machines have gone high-tech now, but the antique and vintage sewing machines hold a lot of repurposing potential. June 13 is #NationalSewingMachineDay and we've found five topnotch ways to repurpose and up-cycle your vintage sewing machine into a stylish and practical new piece for your home.
Southerners have always taken our iced tea seriously. For #NationalIcedTeaDay, we've gathered a few of our favorite vintage iced tea spoons and glass sets.
June 5 (or is June 6?) is #NationalMoonshineDay and Tennesseans are renown for drinking their corn from a jar long before it was legal. We've got a few fun (and non-alcoholic) ways to celebrate the day in your home.
This is a question we get every day. We could tell you that a pint of General Finishes milk paint covers about 75 square feet; a quart covers 150 square feet, and a gallon will cover 400 square feet. But let's see if we can break it down to more practical guidelines you can follow when choosing paint for your next project.
Gather round, friends. This is the story of a sad, tired little cabinet, a random video from a picking trip, and a customer who was patiently waiting and searching for the perfect piece of furniture. If you're on the hunt for a particular piece of furniture, this story is for you. (And yes, it has a happy ending.)
Happy Thursday, friends! Today is a special anniversary day for us...it was three years ago today we held our inaugural painting class here at Re-Invintage. We had opened a mere two months earlier, but we knew we wanted to help our customers feel confident tackling their painting projects.
We are huge fans of many General Finishes products, including their milk paints, high-performance top coats, flat-out-flat top coat and their oil-based stains. But their water-based wood stains are a true game-changer, allowing DIYers to get great coverage and quick dry time.
We love, love, love shows like Fixer Upper and Property Brothers and Flip or Flop Nashville. In an hour, they get the house, demo the house, renovate the house and reveal the house. That's the magic of TV. Bless Nichole Curtis - at least her projects take more than one episode to complete. For the rest of us, home projects take time.
Sometimes a LOT of time.
Painting Day. You don't always have the desire - or the luxury - to clear out a room to paint it. But in a small room like this, it's the only way. So we took everything out, patched the holes from the old cabinet and wire shelf and other wall organizers, and cleaned the walls before we cracked open the paint can. Not gonna lie, preparing to paint took about 2 hours.
And so it begins. The 12-year-old LG front-loading washer sang its swan song this week, triggering a series of events that will culminate in a stacked washer/dryer. The goal is increased accessibility to the appliances and a little vintage storage in this tiny laundry room. Here are the gory "before" photos of the hot mess....because we believe in keeping it real.
Meet the Authors
We're Terry & Sherri, known by some as the Southern Pickin' Chicks. We do love to pick, and paint, polish and press our finds before we offer them to our fans and friends. Follow along on our adventures!