April has been such a busy month!  With spring comes a LOT of really good vintage finds.  I have spent a lot of time this past month pursuing vintage and filling up the Pursuing Vintage Shop!  In fact, I am bursting at the seams here!  I have so many great pieces right now, decor and furniture items, and I want them all to find new homes.  So, let’s do something that’s good for both of us!

Bursting at the Seams Sale

That’s right!  Take 15% off any item in the Pursuing Vintage Shop today through next Tuesday (May 6th)!  Just use code BURSTING at checkout.  (Discount does not apply to items at Hunters Alley).

Here are just a few of the many great items available:

Campaign Style Tall Dresser

 

Dragon Candlestick Holder

 

Rattan Barrel Chair

 

Bamboo Storage Trunk

 

Embroidery Piece

 

Signed Blue & White Vase

 

Broyhill Brasilia Dresser

 

That’s just a peak!  Check out The Pursuing Vintage Shop to see everything!  And remember – 15% OFF any item using code BURSTING until May 6th.  Tell your friends!

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PS: Don’t forget to check out my great finds at Hunters Alley!

 

 

My master bedroom is a mess.  Meaning, it needs a major facelift, but I just can’t get my act together enough to actually do anything with it.  So, I’m starting with the general concept — trying to narrow down what I like and have a plan of attack.  Then maybe I can start making some changes.

I feel like the first thing that needs a change is the headboard.  Meet my headboard.

Headboard

So, in defense of the headboard, it used to be an entire bed.  Not just a headboard.  I recently asked my husband to remove the foot board and rails.  I think the bed was handmade – a beautiful piece, but squeaky as heck.  In our small house, I was convinced that if I moved so much as an eyelid as I awoke in the morning, I would wake up the kids.  When we removed the rails, it made the mattress (sitting on a metal bed frame now) much lower than it had previously been.  So now the headboard looks even bigger than it should.  But I still think it’s too big for the room.  And it doesn’t have the right feel for what I’m going for.

I’m really drawn to upholstered headboards.  I like the soft, neutral feel of them.  I feel like they coordinate well with a variety of furniture styles, including the antique wood pieces I have.

Here are some that I really like:

 

Pottery Barn Upholstered Headboards
I’m using Pottery Barn headboards because these seem to encompass pretty much what is available from many retailers.  I would go with a neutral fabric – similar to what is shown in the selections above.  I briefly considered the many Pinterest tutorials out there to make my own, but then I thought about all the time I would spend researching the how-to, procrastinating, fabricating, etc etc.  I figured it was money well spent to just purchase one.  I am not opposed to seeking out someone to custom make one for me – I’ve seen some great ones on Etsy.

 

Two things I need help on:

1.  Are they overdone?  Have we seen too much of the upholstered headboard?  Will I be sick of it in two years?

2. Where do I get one without paying an arm and a leg?  If you own one, where did you find it, and are you happy with it?

I’m looking for any tips!  Any input is welcome!  To me, the headboard is going to be the anchor of the room – the piece on which everything else is decided.  So, you know… no pressure, right?!
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I came across this vintage metal and vinyl desk chair, and I was inspired by its industrial vibe.

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It’s in great condition, and available in the Pursuing Vintage Shop.

Let’s take a look at some workspaces using a hint of the industrial:

via Pinterest

This cool drafting table mixed with the metal cabinet and molded chair are perfect paired with this herringbone floor.

via French by Design

The lamps, wood desk chair, and wood crates create a neat workspace.

via Apartment Therapy

The saw horse desk and metal chair give this space that industrial feel, but the plush rug and pretty lamp soften it up.

via Greige Design

This space is a blast from the past… except for that iMac!

via Remodelista

This space feels too cold to me – though I can appreciate the individual elements.

How do you feel about a little hint of industrial in your workspace?  Or would you rather have a soft, cozy workspace?

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