Upcycled Project: Repurposed Headboard to Console Table

Hello there… I mentioned this story before: A few years back, Mr. P’s golf buddy decided to move (and retire) to Florida. He then gave me a few pieces of furniture for the sole reason that it was made of Philippine Mahogany. He was so adorable! So I decided to ask Mr. P (aka The…

Inspiration: Console Table

Well hello there… It’s a been a busy day. 2 weeks from now, I will be in my home country and I am positive that I have everything covered. I usually travel with Mr. P but this time he wont be able to come due to a prior engagement. When we started dating, we were…

Upcycled Project: Kat (Gilded Coffee Table)

Hello, Hello… First and foremost, I would like to say THANK YOU for reading my blog. We are now on our 3rd MONTH and Mr. P and I are elated, ecstatic and exhilarated of your LOVE. As you know by now, I have certain pieces that I so LOVE which reminds me of certain people…

Inspiration: Gilded Coffee Table

Oh Hello there… Mr. P and I are member of the Preservation Society of Newport. You might think, oh they are? How dare this couple refer to themselves as The Pennypincher’s if they are “hoity-toity”? Yes! How dare we? I love going to the mansions in Newport. The prices range from $17.50 to $24 per…

Stencil Project: Retro End Table

Well Hello there… As you know by now, I am obsessed with STENCILS. It just give any piece a certain bad-ass character which requires a compliment. Most of my pieces looks like crap before I “prettify” them and I get absolutely obsessed to turn them from drab to fab. A few years back, Mr. P…

Inspiration: Stenciled End Table

Hello there… I am super-duper in-love with stencils. If I have all the money in the world, I will probably buy all the stencil pattern from Royal Design Studio because they are amazing. For now, let me share some inspiration I have for a new project in mind: Girl in the Garage Reclaimed Studio Royal…

Upcycled Project: Painted Frames (part 3)

Hello, Hello… There is a recycling store in Providence selling new and quality products which are overruns and previous (old & past) seasons.  I found this frame there for $5 which I consider a “steal” because it is sturdy and nicely done. What I did not like about it is the flower painting which is…

Upcycled Project: Painted Frames (part 2)

Hello there…  I was told by a certain someone that I have been moving slowly with my projects. I think of my projects as art hence I do not do it on clock work. I need to be inspired in order for me to make good ART. Sometimes I just make smaller projects just to…

Upcycled Project: Knox (Tea Cart)

Hello, Hello…  I found this piece a few years back when it was posted via craigslist with a very expensive tag.  After a year, the store was relocating and they have gazillion things on sale.  I came, I haggled, I conquered. This is Knox: Knox was my College friend. We were both Student Leaders in our…

Inspiration: Tea Cart

Hello, Hello… Tea carts originated during the 1600s and 1700s in England where they were used to serve the exotic beverage brewed from loose, dry tea leaves – during that era, tea is considered an expensive commodity kept safely locked away in mansions and manor houses. Fun fact about me: I love visiting the Newport Mansions. So much…

Stencil Project: Shed by Vintage and Restore by K

Well Hello there February… I have this thing about old and un-loved things. I feel for them, I look at them and I feel pain. Nobody even admires them or give them a compliment. And most often than not, I will embrace them and give them a bit of life. Ordinary is boring. It always…

Inspiration: Upcycled Shed

Hello… First and Foremost, I would like to extend my gratitude to y’all for taking the time to read my blog and for continued support. You are all amazing! It’s the last week of January and I felt that we have accomplished a lot.  It’s another month of struggling with WINTER blues and 2 more…