How To Put Together & Take Apart A Captain’s Bed

Although available in many shapes and sizes, a captain’s beds normally come in twin size beds drawers in lieu of the normal empty space below the bed. Few models come with inbuilt cabinets and bookshelf space in addition to the headboard. Though a plethora of styles and versions are present, most of the beds are…

5 Of The Best Beds for Small Rooms & Spaces In 2018

When bedroom space is limited, you often need to get creative with the furniture you use. After all, who doesn’t like to add new things to up the décor in their room! While, small pieces of furniture like side tables, chairs, stools can still be accommodated into a room which is otherwise full, beds are a different ball…

4 Amazing Captain’s Bed Designs We Love (Twin & Full Size)

Finding room for placing small items can be quite difficult in an area that doesn’t have much room in the first place. As such, a captain’s bed that is capable of doubling up as storage for those items can help you utilize your limited square footage more efficiently. While most of these types of urban…

6 Mid Century Modern Beds and Room Ideas

The iconic Mid Century Modern decorating style started being used mostly in the 1950’s and 60’s. The style itself often features a very warm and most of the time a fall-inspired color scheme that includes sweet and pastel tones. It can also come with accent furniture that has beautiful design and walls that have been…

Found Vintage: Rehupolstered Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair

One of our greatest furniture finds for the living room is a modern lounge chair with bent plywood legs. When the chair came to us, it was in very good shape but it had been reupholstered in a green Victorian-style fabric that didn’t fit with its modern lines or with the rest of our living…

And…We’re back

Things have been busy at Our Care Free Home, so busy that we’ve failed to keep all of you up to date on the progress of our remodeling project! Since we last posted, we’ve been through several job changes, the loss of two furry friends and the addition of one very adorable new baby girl….

Driveway Dilemma: Blacktop or Concrete?

When we purchased the Care-Free Home, one of the first projects we knew we’d have to tackle was the garage exterior and driveway.  Both were in sad shape and definitely detracted from the home’s exterior. While we were able to get the garage cleaned up when we did the rest of our exterior renovation last…

Found Vintage: Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair

One of the first pieces of true mid-century modern furniture in Our Care-Free home was this very cool lounge chair that was given to us by a family friend.  At some point the chair was recovered in the current green fabric and we haven’t been able to find any original manufacturer’s markings.  However, from the…

Modern wallpaper selections for the Kitchen, Living Room and Bedroom

Recently we’ve been focused on furniture and decor selections for the spaces of Our Care-Free Home that we have finished renovating.  As part of the project, we decided to update some of the walls in the Kitchen, Living Room and a Bedroom with some mid-century modern inspired wallpaper. After a trip to International Market Square with our…

Found Vintage: Mid-Century Club Chairs

Now that most of our large projects on the main floor have been completed, we’ve started looking for more vintage and mid-century modern furniture pieces to help create a period-correct look in our Care-Free Home.  Whitney’s mom Judy is a pro at finding inexpensive vintage furniture and decor for the house, and recently came across…