Remodel in Style: A Vintage Wonder-House in Sacramento

From Margaret Everton on March 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

When redecorating their space, most people get caught up in buying new up-to-date pieces rather than using what they already have. But not Suzanne Hopkins. This whiz of a décor repurpose-er shows off her skills in her family’s charming Sacramento home, where older is always better and character rules the day.

Treasuring mementos that were significant to her and her family, Suzanne displays a few of them in her daughter Bella’s room. Among the prized items are her own antique bed from when she was a child, her mother’s desk, and a few photographs of grandparents and great-grandparents.

The desk was repainted, given new drawer handles, and adorned with an antique typewriter purchased for a mere $5 from eBay. With a vintage appeal and personal touch, this room is just perfect for a little girl.

The whimsical theme continues in Suzanne’s detached garage. Originally meant to be an office space, Bella claimed the garage as her “clubhouse,” resulting in a fantasyland perfect for arts and crafts. The concrete floor was kept for mess-friendly projects, and decorations were gathered from the Dollar Store, Target and even the Hopkins’ own collection.

Suzanne’s eclectic tastes can be seen throughout the house, especially her office space. She took plain bulletin boards and covered them in vintage maps – just another reason why she is the queen of repurposing.

This home is a prime example of why decorating doesn’t need to break the bank. Often times, the most interesting pieces are the ones we already have in our possession.

More of the remodel on Cookie Magazine. Have a look!

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