Friday, May 8, 2015


Sadly, it's overcast and rainy today...but bright and cheery in here! Come see it in person at the ONSL House and Community Tour TOMORROW!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Ready or Not!

Well, whether I get all the painting and cleaning done or not, House Tour is happening this weekend!  (See post below for info and how to get tickets!)  It's a mad scramble...but here is a bit of what I'm trying to finish up in time...

This was my inspiration:

absolutely beautiful things

Ombré staircase. #LauraTrevey #BrightBoldBeautiful
(see the entire pinboard here:  )

Mine actually look much better in real life...and now that they have several more coats!  I still need to finish the top four steps in the lightest color...cropped out of the photo above...and finish 3 doors, a bit of ceiling touch-up, the tiny closet room outside the bathroom at the end of the hall in the photo above, and on and on and on....

Wish me luck (or, probably more useful...patience and perseverance!) :)

Friday, April 24, 2015

It's House Tour Time!

The Old North St. Louis (ONSL) House & Community Tour is happening in less than a month!  After a few years off, the HappyGoVintage house will be on the tour this year (so. so. much. to. do. yay. for. deadlines!)

Go here for all the details and to buy tickets!

Oh, and the Spring Fling is also happening in the neighborhood the same day! Make a day of it in Old North!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Whoomp whoomp......

I was so excited to get this wallpaper in the mail (it was one of those pins that I pinned BECAUSE IT WAS MOST DEFINITELY GOING TO HAPPEN, not just, oh shoot here's another pretty picture to add to that one board of ideas for that one room), but then.....

whoomp, whoomp.....

huge let down....

the rolls don't match the sample I received awhile back AT ALL.  I took pictures to send to Cath Kidston as proof.  Stay tuned....

While this works itself out, has anyone used Cath Kidston wallpaper before?  The instructions that came with the rolls are very minimal.  Like they don't even mention what kind of glue to use!  Any help on this?  I've searched the interwebs already with no luck....

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Yay weekends!  Had a productive one...(nearly) finished painting four hallway doors!  We just won't mention how many are still left to paint!! Color makes me so happy! I also found time to get a few new items posted to the shop!  Check it out! (sampling below, but LOTS more in the shop!) Plus, tons of items are still marked down!! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Clearance!

Lots of markdowns in the shop! Need to clear out inventory so I can organize my basement to fit in all the new stuff about to hit the shop!  Check it out! (lots of price drops--the listings don't necessarily say "on sale," but just check on those items you've been eyeing...nearly everything has been reduced!) Click the items on the sidebar to the right or just visit !

Happy Summer!

p.s. new posts SOON with awesome tufted headboard project, shinybright doors, and more!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

There's a hole in the bottom of the sea...

okay, so not really. well maybe there is, who knows. but i'm not at the bottom of the sea to confirm....however, i can confirm there is a hole in this wall:

(and, just to be clear, 135+ years ago, there was a hole (doorway) i this wall. so we're just going back in time!!)