Entries Tagged as 'DIY Project'

A Peek at My Family Room with Recent Vintage Additions


Feb 9, 2015

We’ve lived in our current Los Altos home for almost 4 years and I’m still working on the decor.  We’ve been lucky to have a great landlord in a really nice location so we aren’t in any rush to move, but I know when we decide to buy a home it will be much smaller than our current 2,500 square foot abode.  That is just the way it goes here with our crazy Silicon Valley real estate market. I shared some photos of our family room after we moved in and I realized that it has transitioned quite a bit so today I am sharing an updated peek at the space.

I recently acquired an amazing vintage sideboard from the estate liquidation that we organized in San Francisco at the end of 2014 and I’ve finally had a chance to add some accessories and hang some new pieces of art.  Harper approves of all of the changes to the space, of course she make the room feel like home!

My Recent Living Room Additions, Vintage and Repurposed

This sideboard was tucked in a small dining room in the San Francisco home that dates to the early 1900s.  I think it used to be part of a built-in from a different home, it has quite the weight to it and about 50 layers of paint.  I was going to refinish it or repaint it but after it was cleaned up I decided to keep it just the way it is.  It’s got a rustic look to it with tons of storage inside despite its low profile from the wall.  I honestly don’t have much to put inside right now but over time I’m sure I’ll add to it. Continue Reading »

How to Repurpose Vintage Books this Holiday


Dec 8, 2014


Kuzak’s Closet’s estate specialist and resident book expert Hope Berschler is a vintage book fanatic! Since Hope has brought such a love for books into our lives, we thought it would be fun to invite her to share some of her favorite ideas for creating one-of-a-kind gifts and offer a few tips for adding a touch of literary character to your holiday home decor. Whether you shop at your local used book store or one of our estate sales, you are sure to find a unique treasure that can be wonderfully transformed by one of these tips!

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DIY Holiday Floral Arrangements


Dec 5, 2014

Kuzak's Closet DIY Floral Arangement

Floral arrangements are a great decorating accent for your home, particularly during the festive winter entertaining season. But between the expense of presents and parties, a pricey custom bouquet might not be in your budget. I am continually asked for advice on how to create simple, relatively inexpensive floral arrangements, so I decided that today I will pass on a few of my own do-it-yourself tips and tricks. Whether you are on a tight holiday budget or simply love the idea of crafting your own, I am here to show you how to take a grocery store bouquet from average to exceptional!

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Vintage Cabinet Door Turned Simple Sign


May 15, 2014

Upcycled DIY Sign

TGIF!  I’m wrapping up another busy week with a quick DIY project that anyone can do at home.  I want to inspire you to look for ways to repurpose the old, especially with all of the estate liquidations we have on the calendar next week!  There will be 3 opportunities for you to come and dig for treasure at homes in the San Francisco Bay Area!

I’m always finding fun scraps of wood and odds and ends at my estate projects.  Typically I talk buyers into making things out of them but for once I brought a piece home with me to tackle a do-it-yourself project of my own! Continue Reading »

Spring Burlap Rosette Tutorial


Mar 30, 2014

Spring DIY Burlap Rosettes

As promised, I am sharing a quick DIY (do-it-yourself) tutorial on how to make spring burlap rosettes.  I originally shared these on Friday as an alternative to the eggs in my simple spring centerpiece.

Jennalynn helped put them together so I could take photos of the process, I hope you try this easy craft this spring!  Wouldn’t they be cute on a little wire so they could fill a vase? Continue Reading »

Simple Spring Centerpiece


Mar 28, 2014

Simple Spring Centerpiece

Today’s post is dedicated to my sister Ashlie, she is always asking for easy centerpiece ideas and I have failed to deliver until now!

I recently bought a new dining room table and I wanted to create something simple for spring to help it stand out.  I was inspired by this cute rustic tray that I found at HomeGoods for $14.99.  I was originally going to fill it with items from my spring decor bin but Jennaylnn (my assistant) said she would help me come up with something fresh and fun. Continue Reading »

Paint Makes Perfect


Mar 7, 2014

Without an estate sale this week I’ve had some extra time to finish a few lingering projects around the house.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve still be really busy with my organizing clients.  It’s just that each estate sale brings in hundreds of emails and dozens of calls that I usually have to tend to until the wee hours of the night.

On Wednesday I shared my updated “Thumb” sign and received great feedback, especially from those of you who are from my beloved “Thumb” of Michigan! Today’s reveal is another painted project, a cute hutch that almost became homeless after one of our January estate sales.

Gray Dining Hutch DIY Makeover

This piece was hiding in a shed at our San Carlos sale but I kept my eye on it.  I priced it at $195 hoping to sell it for $140 but I didn’t…get…one…bite!  I was shocked!  I loved so many things about it when I first laid eyes on it!  Can you blame me?  The low profile, cute shelves, antique hinges, and cute doors deserved a second chance!

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