Monday, January 30, 2012

{A Gift For You}

First of all, let us just tell you that we LOVE finding free printables to add to our home decor.  We have so much fun changing the look of a room depending on the season, holiday, or even our mood - and printables are a simple, inexpensive way to make it happen!  If you don't know what we're talking about, just google or search Pinterest for free printables, and you'll fall in love too! 

Amanda joined Pinterest right
after her wedding last August-
this was one of her very first pins. 

{image via Pinterest}

 Like most of her early pins, it was wedding themed! She was bummed that she hadn't found this cute idea sooner to somehow incorporate at her own wedding reception, but she quickly thought of another idea.   

How cute are these printables that she created for her nightstands?  "Mr. Right" for his side of the bed...and "Mrs. Always Right" for hers! 

Click and save each image below, print in the size you like, and add a easy as that!  Enjoy.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sabrina's a-DOOR-able bedroom

Sabrina's bedroom is absolutely a-door-able!  Instead of  buying expensive, new bedroom furniture, she found some awesome old doors to use for her headboard, a bench for the foot of her bed, and a full-length mirror.  The headboard was what started it all.  After a coat of paint and some distressing, this over one-hundred year old door was transformed into the focal point of the room...and it lent itself as an inspiration for the rest of the space.  The bench was an idea that Sabrina came up with and designed.  With a little woodworking help from her grandpa and husband, her vision was complete - this bench serves as a perfect footboard that finishes the look of her bed.  The mirror was another one of Sabrina's crafty ideas.  She knew she wanted a full-length mirror, but couldn't find a bargain that fit her style.  Sticking with the door theme, she found an inexpensive mirror, and with help from her dad, she framed it with weathered wood and added hardware to make it resemble a door.  This ended up being a very simple and inexpensive project! 

Visit us again soon for another a-DOOR-able project in the works.

Insterested in any of these finds?  Let us know...we're all about recreating our favorite finds for you!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Hi.  Thanks for stopping by!  Once Upon A Find is an idea that we've been throwing around for almost a year now, and we are thrilled to see it finally coming to life!  Of course, there are lots of details still in the works, but this blog is definitely the start.  Check back often as we plan to share some of our favorite finds and current projects.  And you won't want to miss what we have planned next!