Nana’s Yellow House

Greetings!  I know it has been awhile since I posted but I have transitioned my blog from Blogger to WordPress.  It is supposed to be better (the jury is still out).

I also have a new name for my Blog:  Nana’s Yellow House (quite fitting, don’t you think)

The past couple of weeks have been devoted to other duties and tweaking the sofa.  I added batting to the cushions and installed the backing.  I still have to make a couple of bolster pillows and a throw pillow for a finishing touch.


I also have some finishing-up to do on my daughter’s dresser.   I found a $20 dresser on one of the facebook swap sites several months ago with plans to strip and refinish it.  It was a cheap-made piece with a factory finish.   We have stripped,  added 2 coats of  Jacobean stain, and will apply a coat of Tongue Oil to finish it off.  (will post pictures later).

I also lucked-up on a nice vintage record player for my daughter.  She loves old vinyl and I have been looking for the perfect player (at the right price) for ages.  I found a unique Truetone player; distributed by Western Auto.  I believe it is from the 60’s or 70’s… I think it looks very “Holly Golightly”   😉

The record player did not work (thus the bargain price).  I googled for help and was able to find a great YouTube video to assist in the process.  My husband and I were able to get the turntable spinning again.  It will play a record but the speed is not quite on point.  However, there are a few shops in Austin that should be able to get it running perfectly in no time.




We leave for Austin in less than 2 weeks and I am running out of time.


Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2016 and the first year of my first blog.  Since I am new to this whole “blog” thing, I hope you will bear with me as I try to muddle through.

I created a couple of pages (links above) of our home when we first moved in and of our first Christmas in the new house.  (I am not sure if I should post pages or add posts.)

I am working on a new project with one of the many windows I found in Canton, Texas last month.  I hope it turns out as well as I think.  I can’t wait to get it all together and post the end result.

I also hope to post pictures and notes with each project for those who share my love of all things vintage.

And So It Begins

In June 2015, at the age of 47, I purchased my first home.  It is a 1933 Craftsman with yellow siding situated on a little over an acre of land in my hometown of Columbia, Louisiana.
The home has been well cared for and remodeled but I am hoping to preserve some of its history and restore some of its greatest assets.
I love going to garage sales, flea markets, estates sales, auctions, etc and finding old treasures. I love antiques and finding old items to re-purpose, However, I consider myself a purist as I love to keep things as original as possible.
I hope to use this blog to record some of my and projects and show off my artistic flair.  This is just a way for me to keep track and to make myself accountable for unfinished projects.
What an awesome way to start the New Year!