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Here's the question of the decade...

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As a creative, I have had many struggles on my own journey of learning and growing my indie business. 

I have been at this redesigning furniture bit for quite a long time now.  I will admit, I have learned a thing or two the hard way.  Maybe it doesn't have to be so hard for you?  Perhaps I can share my insight with you.  What's one thing you are struggling with as a creative right now? 

Vintage Renewal is at your service.  I want to create inspiring posts that help you along your own individual creative journey.  Let me know the type of things you want to learn about.  Looking to hone in on your own unique creative process?  Have you always wanted to learn how to redesign furniture?  How to style your home?  How to create fame for your business?  Having trouble finding your design voice?  Don't know where to get cool materials?  This blog is for you! 

It's my desire to inspire.  How can I help?  The comment box is for you to speak your heart out.   Not big on the comment box?  No problem, just send me a personal message at jeanne@vintagerenewal.com.   

Big hugs,

Jeanne

Eclectic Fall Tabletop Styling for Thanksgiving Day

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The colors of fall are so very inspiring.  What better time to showcase them than Thanksgiving Day!  Take some hints from the pros, and try working these deep beautiful colors right into your very own Turkey Tabletop. 

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Bohemian Fireplaces to Warm Your Heart!

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Baby, it’s cold outside!  Vintage Renewal wants to warm you up in style.  We rounded up the most inspiring bohemian fireplace styles in preparation of the chilly months ahead!

We will start with our favorite Built-in Fireplaces.  These are the typical fireplaces you see in most homes.  They are built right into the wall and connect to a chimney that funnels the smoke out of the house safely.  

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DIY: Lois Lane and Clark Kent Costumes. Easy Couples Idea!

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What to be for Halloween?  That was the big question this weekend.  My dashing gentleman friend was the spitting image of Clark Kent, but I was no Lois Lane.  What's a gal supposed to do in a crunch?

Here’s how I got inspired, as a blonde that doesn't even wear glasses:

1.  I did a roundup of my favorite online Vintage and Indie inspired Lois Lanes.

2.  I found just the right Lois Lane.  She was Vintage enough to get my juices flowing:

I loved that outfit, that poise, that hair, but could my hair really do that?  Probably not, so I kept looking. 

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The Best Boho Pumpkin Roundup!

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It's never too early to start thinking about your Vintage Christmas Decor!

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Yesterday I was strolling around Lower Downtown Denver and decided to stop into the Tattered Cover.  Guess what I found?  Our sweet little 1940's Christmas Styling in Vintage Holiday Christmas Magazine put out by a Well Styled Home.  There are tons of great ideas on how to get your home Vintage Ready for the Holidays.  Hope you enjoy it! 

This magazine can be found out your local bookseller.  I recommend calling up your local Barnes and Noble or Walgreens to make sure they have a copy you can swing down and purchase.

 

10 Open, Industrial Lofts That Feel Like Home

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Vintage Renewal was featured on Houzz.com today.  Are you familiar with Houzz.com? 

Houzz is the leading online platform for home remodeling and design.   They make it super easy for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn idea into reality.  If you are a visual junkie like we are, you are going to love it!

With all that being said, you can sign up for a profile with Houzz.com and get design ideas and inspiration for all those little projects you have in your back pocket both at home and in your work studio.  You can create tons of different personal ideabooks for kitchen projects, bedroom projects, workspace projects, etc.  Houzz.com also creates really cool ideabooks and sends them out to their mailing list for mass inspiration.  They love Vintage Renewal for these ideabooks and we love them right back! 

Today's ideabook was 10 Open, Industrial Lofts that Feel Like Home. 

Look for the Vintage Renewal loft in the lineup.  Click on the photo of the Vintage Renewal Loft below to take your straight to houzz.com.  Enjoy!  xo

Vintage Renewal Loft

 

Interior Redesign at your Service! Love your home again using what you already own.

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This is brandy new by Vintage Renewal, and we are shouting it from the rooftops people! 

Vintage Renewal is super excited to announce our new Interior Redesign Services, providing you with customized design direction from our Interior Redesign Expert and Indie Furniture Redesigner Jeanne Connolly.  Love your things, but don't know how to love them in your space? 

Click on the image below to be directed right to our store where you can view all the ways that Vintage Renewal can help you love your space again:

 

DIY Princess Bride Inspiration

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Have you been to this amazing concert venue?  Modeled after a Greek Amphitheatre and nestled in the natural Red Rocks this venue is gorgeous, with view of downtown Denver to boot! 

The thing that I love MOST about the Red Rocks Amphitheatre is that they also show "Film on the Rocks" throughout the entire summer.  This is a really cool way to get outside and watch a movie in this beautifully scenic place for only $15 a pop.  

http://www.redrocksonline.com/CONCERTSEVENTS/FilmOnTheRocks.aspx

For those of you that want to get really sassy, you can come dressed up for films.  Some of these films have such a cult following, that it's fun to get really into character to amp up the entire experience.

My crew and I decided to do just that during the showing of "The Princess Bride" this summer.  Here is a photograph of my DIY Princess Bride Outfit.

That Buttercup is a hard act to follow, but I did my best using a doily, felt, gold spraypaint, fabric stiffener, gold shimmer mod podge (http://www.craftsupercenter.net/mod-podge-shimmer-metallic-gold-8-ounce/?gclid=CMCl-uq_tLkCFSJqMgod3A4Aug), Old Costume Jewelry with the backs cut off, elastic, E6000 Craft Glue (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Amazing-E-6000-Craft-Glue-2-oz/17808713) and a few hours to kill.  So much fun! 

We decided to get dressed up in costume the actual day of the concert, so it's good to have some silly things on hand for last minute DIY adventures.  I happened to be a massive creative hoarder, so this was no problem over in my hood. 

Hope you enjoy the costume DIY inspiration!  Happy Theme Parties to you all!

xoxoxo

Jeanne

 

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