DIY Rug Inspiration

8 09 2010

So, I was going a little personal shopping at the thrift store (I got a great light thermal to pretend it’s cold in) and since my other shop sold 1 book I could completely justify buying 2… right?

Who cares. So, one of them from 1973 called ‘Make it yourself’  had some generic clothing that I can’t knit or sew… pants without a pattern?  Come-on!

But, it did have some fabulous rugs which I will include photos of below. I am going to attempt the braided one but with red or yellow, blue, gray and light or bright blue. It shall be my welcome mat since the ones available for purchase at my local stores disappoint.

So, heres some photos:

If you want to know how to do it right now you can buy the book here (it’s on ebay- my copy stays with me!)

There were other kind of rugs that were a little too much for my home but still cool

It’s a latch hook square thing like my mom used to have us do… but you can move it around into different shapes! LOVE IT. Here’s the original pattern for the square

The book is less than $3 here. Or you can search for 1973 make it yourself needlework and crafts volume 1.





Creative Ideas for Wallpaper

13 08 2010

Here are some cool ideas from a vintage DIY Decorating book soon available HERE

A perfect alternative if you are an apartment dweller and want to utilize your favorite wallpaper

A. A great option for thrifted furniture with damage you don’t want to refinish. Paint and wall paper make this otherwise boring hutch into an adorable conversation piece!

B. The book recommended using cardboard boxes and covering them with wallpaper, but that is a horrible idea. I’m sure there’s a lovely tutorial online somewhere on how to build that shape box out of WOOD.

Much better option.

C. This is my favorite because it’s versatile and can be moved from room to room.

Apply the wallpaper to a basic room divider and enjoy!

I am including this next one just because I adore it! Sheer fabric and wooden dowls make a beautiful room divider that still allows light.





Vintage Addiction & Hairstyles

16 12 2009

Hello, My Name is Lady Grunge (AKA Stacie) and I am an addict.

Now that my stock is pouring out of my closet…. as it always ends up doing… mostly because I like to try everything on and sometimes borrow pieces…. :::SIGH::: I have issues.

I discovered this because I am trying to organize it again and haven’t yet broken down yet to ask my husband (Mr. Organization) for his help.

The main problem is that I love to shop and get bored with the photographing and posting. This must change!

Okay, I have admitted I have a problem and that I need to change. I’ll skip the accountability part because I don’t want any of that. But I do have a great motivation to get everything going and all of my floating unposted stock going… a clean office! And once it’s clean then i will want to be in there! Once I want to be in there- I will sew! Once I sew then I can sell my adorable recycled skirts I’ve been playing around with and then…. SHOP MORE! BLOG MORE! POST GREAT IMAGES FROM Magazines that are lost under dresses and skirts! I will prevail over this addiction and become a contributing member to society by providing adorable vintage and handmade!

All of this will be powered by my new Natalie Imbruglia (circa 2006) Choppy Pixie HairCut courtesy of Nancy in Riverside (amazing stylist for only $35 who works with all types of hair and lengths and is stinkin adorable! Plus she loves vintage!!)

If you see new photos by Friday Afternoon you will know I am back on track if not, maybe next week =)

For now enjoy these cool hair styles that I have found places including my own magazines and would like to share





Dainty Vintage Tops

14 11 2009

I am in love with these pieces added into my shop today! Living in California I am constantly in jeans and looking for easy ways to add some effortless feminine pieces to my wardrobe. These are perfect to add that girly spice to your day.

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To see more Vintage Tops Click HERE





New VINTAGE DRESS (ES) 60s, 70s, 80s..

30 09 2009

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Black and White Vintage Inspiration Rooms

20 02 2009

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I love the Texture of the Shag Rug with the Chrome Lighting  on the ceiling.

I obsess and dream of graphic prints because I don’t get to have them. I could, but I’ve noticed that my husband gets really distracted and unsettled so I try to keep things minimalist for him.

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Red and Purple Combined Room Decor 1970s

18 02 2009

I’m excited to begin posting some of the amazing images from vintage book I have collected over the years. I hope they inspire you and help you to pursue your creative pursuits

FROM THE 1975 Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book

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These images are for inspiration only, not to be reproduced.