About Me

Hi, I’m Tania (pronounced Tonya)! Welcome to my home on the World Wide Web! I’m so glad you are here!
I started blogging way back in 2009 as a way to share my passion for arts and crafts, home décor, and DIY.

Let me ask you a question... do you have a garage, shed, basement, spare bedroom, or even a whole storage unit full of what some may classify as junk just waiting to be transformed into treasure, begging for a junkover (aka – makeover)?

Me too! At one point I had an entire basement filled to the brim, hoarder-style! I have downsized and gotten rid of a lot of stuff since then but I still have a stash of great miscellany that I just couldn’t part with.

Do you struggle with how to transform those things? You can see that there is potential, you know you’ve seen some amazing transformation somewhere of that very item but for the life of you, you can’t remember what it was now!

Again… me too!!! But I’m on a mission to transform those items into the amazing treasures that I know they can be. I’d love for you to join me!

Create a home you love... repurpose it, recycle it, upcycle it... DIY IT!!

Let’s get those junky items out of storage and transform them!

Since these are thrifted finds (which means inexpensive) we can take some chances and be a little crazy with them!

And sometimes a project doesn't turn out exactly how we imagined but that's ok, sometimes they just need a little extra lovin'!

You might also like to visit my Etsy shop where I sell some of my vintage finds along with some of the junkovers! You can visit the shop anytime here: Little Boho Cottage.

I'm glad you stopped by, I hope you'll stick around for a while😊

Be sure to subscribe so we can work on these junkovers together! Once you subscribe you’ll get my free ebook, 5 Easy DIY Projects That Work With Any Décor to get you started and since you’ll be subscribed you’ll never miss out on a project!


Carol Erlingheuser said...

New to your blog and can't wait to read all your posts and follow you.
We just moved from a 2400 plus basement,attic, and 2 car garage home to a 1200 sf single wide.
Wow downsizing was painful. But it is free-ing.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Hello Carol! I'm so glad you found me! Downsizing is painful for sure but sometimes it's just what we need I think! I want to downsize again so hopefully I'll be able to do that in the future :o)


JKaye said...

Hi. I found your blog via Cozy Little House. I really like what you've done with your home and admire your can-do-it attitude. My husband and I, in our early 60s, recently purchased a 900-square foot cottage home in central Kentucky. It is one of those kit homes from the 1950s. I'll admit, it would be pretty hard to live here without its detached garage to hold my husband's hobby things. We previously lived in a ranch that was in the 1200-sf range. Looking forward to seeing what the future brings for your downsizing plans.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Hello, I'm so glad you found my blog and enjoy reading! I love Brenda's blog, Cozy Little House too! Your home sounds very charming... I would definietly need a garage or shop of some sort for all the projects I like to do.


Sierra said...

I like your stuff too. And you seem like you be a good teacher. I have the cutest little camper I got for 200 bucks last year.I know it has mad potential and with the right colors and some ideas. My daughter will be 16 next month. I'm disabled so it will take me some time but it will be good therapy. My best goal: I deck it out in a modern contemporary style/colors/textures of her liking and when she turns 18 in two short years, Shell have a form of real Independence decked out all souped up with bright colors.... My sink fridge and stove/oven are bright orange which I love...I especially like orange and like green for kit. I need your help to get a plan.... General to do order of things and other helpful tips I'm sure you have several! All the inside is nearly identical to yours. Okay I'm going to look around your site now. I've only seen your camper.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Oh my goodness! Only $200?! Wow, that's amazing! And the orange appliances sound so cute!

The first thing I would do is have it checked out to make sure it is structurally sound. My dad crawled underneath and reinforced a couple of areas. Inspect all the corners to see if there is any indication of leaks. If so you'll want to get those sealed up.

Then I would start replacing any inside surfaces that need it. We put down new plywood on the dinette seats and bed areas.

Then it's just a matter of painting and decorating...the fun parts!

If you have any pictures of love to see them!


Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and subscribed. We live in the PacNW and have a vintage '62 Shasta, so I'm looking forward to reading about your restoration and your junking & upcycling.

Karen Glenn said...

I enjoy your blog, your creativity and energy pop out of the pages