Chic Home & Co.


Doing a little Spring refresh and rebranding for the shop. I am working on the website and CHIC HOME will be opening online and at a new location.


Rocks, Wood and Eucalyptus


Beauty in Simplicity

The Best Places to Shop for Affordable Home Decor


The 16 Best places to Shop for Affordable Home Decor

MY LATEST OBSESSION... lovin these little found beauties ❤


Good morning! How is everyone doing?  I haven't been able to get out to shop much due to the rainy weather but I'm sure it will change soon, after all it is sunny Southern California! 

Before the storm I did manage to put together a nice little haul of some great finds for my home and the shop before the big storm hit. I stumbled upon this large yard sale with tons of goodies spread out all over the back yard, garage and boxes full of wonderful finds! Nothing was marked they just bundled your finds on the way out. I spent hours there "pickin" and went back the second day and picked some more!

I brought home over 48 items for my home and the shop. 10 pieces of pretty handmade pottery and a total of over 28 more items for the shop. But my best find of all was a mid-century modern, designer set of silverware, full and complete that had never been opened or used, which I found hiding in a mid-century modern Tupperware container in mint condition!!! 

I don't shop for new very often because I prefer vintage unless it is a necessity, except for fabrics which I buy for projects and decor that I make for my home and my Etsy shop.

 Best Places to Shop for Decor and More


Yard sales and Estate sales are my favorites because the money goes directly into the hands of the sellers for their needs.  I always say hello, tell them they have beautiful things, have a conversation, ask them if they have a story behind the item and tell them thank you when I leave even if there isn't anything there that I wanted.

"Thrifting is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get!"


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How to Begin Decorating with Fabric


 Color and Design - Inspiration for Beginners


My own decorating plan always begins with the color choices. I use fabric, photos off the internet and paint swatches for color and design inspiration. Sometimes I spend hours in the fabric stores until I find a few favorites that will work. 

I have been sewing since I was a teenager and I now make all of my soft goods myself as well as a line for the boutique. I love having things that no one else has in my home which is why my line of décor is made in limited quantities with my own two hands.

I found this vintage late 70's piece of crushed velvet fabric at a yard-sale and it was just big enough to make two pillow slips. The colors are so gorgeous, deep turquoise, deep brown with hints of aqua. The picture definitely doesn't do it justice! 

I use a pure white art canvas as the base for all of my personal projects because it is the same color I paint all of my walls. All of my fabric choices have white in the patterns so that the colors are just accents and don't takeover my room.

I cut swatches to use on my design canvas, by the way you can just purchase small swatches at fabric stores as well as online.

My style is simple, white walls, white upholstery on chairs and sofas, white drapery, dark brown wood furniture but I believe everyone needs a little color in their lives! I use color as accents in my pillows and artwork. It is easy and inexpensive to change out whenever you feel like you need a change.

My vintage sofa was slipcovered with repurposed shabby chic matelasse drapery panels that I no longer used. It is currently in line waiting for me to reupholster it. But for now it is gorgeous in white and my favorite reading spot.

The large decorative piece above the dresser was created with a piece of fabric and an old frame. All that was needed was a stapler.

Here are two examples of using fabric to create inexpensive wall art that can be easily changed out when the mood strikes you. The fabric was mounted on a recycled bulletin board with spray adhesive and then framed with frames I found at yard sales.

Slipcovers are a decorator's best friend!

I make my own slipcovers because I love switching them out throughout the year and I am able to change the look and feel of a room anytime the mood strikes.

I have a really easy diy pillow slipcover tutorial I am going to be sharing with you real soon! If you haven't signed up to get my posts yet please do, I would be so happy to send it to your email so you don't miss a thing.

Thank you so much for dropping by! 

Many blessings...  Luv, Sandra 

New Year, New projects and Good bye to 2023!



My family faced some really difficult seasons last year.  I had to pour more of myself into family and caregiving which shifted my time away from my projects and blogging. It seems like I am constantly trying to get this blog and my business up and running so I can help my family survive the hard times ahead.

   Last year was full of big changes and hard transitions so I am very happy to leave 2023 and begin a new year. I am looking forward to 2024 with prayers for a prosperous year. But I am literally starting over once again at age 67. I am on my own this time as my husband requires 24/7 caregiving. Something I didn't think about when we married, but I have always known there would come that time. 

   My plan this year is very simple; focus on my family and their needs, finish my projects one at a time, post at least once a week and enjoy the simple beauty of each day.

I am truly grateful for every new day the Lord gives me!

Luv and Blessings, Sandra

Merry Christmas Greetings from Our Home to Yours!


 A Christmas Wrap Up

I wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and may all your prayers be answered.

So I am just now finishing the clean up Christmas process. I have donated ornaments and decor that I no longer use and hope they make someone very happy. I am now starting my New Years clean up which consists of cleaning, recycling and reorganizing the studio and my home. We have downsized to a smaller place which is easier for my husband to maneuver right now and more affordable in So.Calif. 

My news year resolution is to pray and put the dreams of owning our own home in the hands of the Lord and I am thankful that I still have the strength and ability to provide the 24/7 caregiving that he requires now.

Many blessings to you and yours!

XO, Sandra


That's a wrap see you next year!

DIY Restyled Vintage Farmhouse Crocks



Restyled Vintage Farmhouse Crocks DIY 
Textured White Painted Crocks 

I turned a set of vintage farmhouse crocks into a set of chic white modern textured crocks and I luv, luv, luv them!!!!

Now before you get all upset with me because I ruined perfectly good vintage crocks, the set I thrifted was a miss matched set of 2nd's meaning it had flaws and they were not perfect. 

One had a lower lip, some of the decorative striping was a mess and the lettering had a few problems. It was probably reproduced in the 70's or 80's when country décor was just becoming popular again. So they weren't antiques. 

Are we good?

Vintage Kitchen Crocks

Vintage farmhouse style


Modern Chic Style

a reflection of my modern decorating style.

This is what you will need:

  • Krylon Colormaster Flat White paint + primer spray paint- two or more cans depending on what you are spraying over,
  • Rust-oleum Textured white/off white spray paint- I used less than one but buy extra if you want more texture.

Here is how I did it:

 First I used a sanding block to lightly rough up the outside of each of the crocks and then wipe off the dirt and any dust off.

 I then prepped the surfaces by using a little denatured alcohol on a rag to wipe down the outside and let it dry.

I wanted to be able to decorate with fresh flowers and greenery so I only painted the inside lip of the rim and left the glossy finish inside.

Next up the painting!  It took 3 to 4 coats of the flat white to cover the crocks completely. When they were dry I started with the textured paint it only took a few coats to get it where I wanted it. I let it dry in between each coat of paint. The textured paint wasn't as white as I wanted so I finished the project by painting two more coats of the flat white.

I am so happy with my beautiful crocks...💙Blessings

Let me know what you think!



California, USA


This last few months have been crazy here in the cali desert! 

 The weather has been wonderful, we got tons of rain, my rose bushes look marvelous!

 We just now are warming up. It is still dropping down into the 50's at night. So far 90 has been the highest it goes for now.

The hubs had nine appointments at the VA in one month., 6 lab tests and six video chats. It is an hour away and they usually last at least 45 minutes so I did a lot of reading. I always take a stack of books and magazines with me for entertainment. Sometimes I go in and sometimes I am the chauffer, dropping him off when there are no close parking spots, finding a parking place farther away and waiting for his call.

I have been doubting myself, my business and my purpose. Praying and waiting for answers while waiting in peace which is a blessing all its own that I am truly grateful for.

Meet my 80's family. That is how you dress for the desert!

I hope all is well with you and your families. These times can be tough but we must all stay together and help each other out by spreading love and joy to all you meet.

"The peace of God passes all understanding."
(Philippians 4:7)

Give my best to the family, See you soon

Thankful. Grateful. Blessed


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