Thursday, March 26, 2015

A New Chapter

It has been a busy time for me lately, but Restored Charm is back and better than ever (at least I like to think so!) :) We had a successful week at an arts and crafts festival at River's Bend Winery in West Point, GA and are now preparing for the Hillside Arts and Music Festival on April 18th in LaGrange! I am excited about this new venture and can't wait for everyone to see some of my new projects and a few of my very first creations! I am so blessed to have so many amazing friends and family members willing to help sand, paint, stain, and encourage me to continue working to make this dream a reality! Here are a few pictures from my booth last week...hope to see you all on the 18th! Love, Lindsey

Friday, November 9, 2012

Christmas time's a comin'

Some of you may be thinking that I have abandoned my blog or ceased restoring the charm, but I'm back! :) I always knew it was going to be difficult balancing teaching, blogging, AND actually making the projects. Not to mention my beloved Georgia Bulldogs began playing. But never fear, I haven't stopped working on projects! I simply haven't found the time to write about it. I realized that I really should update you on my latest project...Restored Charm's First Annual Christmas Sale. That's right...A vintage Christmas is headed your way! Christmas is my very favorite time of the year for so many reasons. I love the fellowship of friends and family, the music, and of course the decorations! I have always been a sucker for Christmas decorations and I have a full storage building to prove it. I started out making decorations for my house this year and quickly decided to have a sale. Here are a few pictures of things that I have been working on...

 My sale will be November 15th at my house from 5:00 until we run out of things to sale. I have made several Christmas decorations as well as many gifts available for purchase. If you have any questions about the sale or a special request for me to make, please email me at You can also message me on Facebook under Restored Charm.

Happy Holiday Season!
Much love,

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's time to Restore a little Charm...finally!!!

I have finally had an afternoon to sit down and spend a little time on the marketing side of Restored Charm. Although I have not had time to blog in a while, I have be constantly making projects outside in my beloved "workshop." Lately, I have been asked to make several signs with various quotes for my friends. Here are a few examples...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Friends, Father's Day, and more projects

Happy 30th Carly!
My friends have always been a huge part of my life and the last two weeks have been spent celebrating birthdays and babies for some of my closest friends!
      There is no better way to celebrate turning 30 than camping ALL weekend! That's exactly what we did for my dear friend Carly. It was no surprise that so many people came to celebrate a very special gal! :)
Bumble Bee shower
     Next, I helped throw a baby shower for my best friend since the second grade, Chelci and her sister Evie. During the summer, we spend most Wednesdays going to the flea market, eating boiled peanuts, and laying by the pool. I can't wait for Lyla and Gray to join us soon! :)
Father's Day
     When it comes to Fathers, I would challenge anyone to find a better Daddy than my own. He is kind, supportive, and always ready to help his 3 daughters. For Father's day, he came to town and my sister and I met him for lunch. After lunch, we met the majority of the Binion family at a memorial to honor various war veterans. My Grandaddy served in WWII and we met to find the brick with his name. We spent some time honoring his service and of course laughing. It is hard not to laugh when you have a family full of funny people. :)
Honoring Grandaddy

      And now, PROJECTS!!! I have really enjoyed my latest projects. First, I made wooden letters with colored roses for a friend's nursery. It took a few trips to find the right colors, but I think we finally found them! I love the flower wall vases that I made for graduation gifts. I wish I would have had one when I was in college. Flowers always make a space feel like home! Finally, I made a coffee table out of an old window for my cousin. I am currently redecorating her porch. Between fixing mantles, moving furniture, and finding the perfect curtains, we are having a blast! I am going to be so jealous of the porch when we finish.
Vases for grads

Vintage window coffee table

Letters for nursery
I am planning on making more projects and having another "Open Garage" soon! Enjoy your week!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Projects Galore

     Projects, Projects, Projects...that's how I have spent my first few days of summer vacation from teaching. It has been so much fun figuring out faster and easier ways to finish projects. With every project comes complications and it is very hard for me to get past some of those "failures." But I haven't given up and continue my search for the best way to re-purpose my "junk."
     Here are a few of my latest projects...
     I am finishing up several other projects and will post pictures soon! In other Facebook page has become the center of many comments. I have openly resisted joining Facebook for several reasons and now that I have joined, many of my friends are reminding me of my earlier comments. Of course, I enjoy the humor of it all. :) 
     This week should be slow on the project front. I have several exciting things coming up...birthday parties and baby showers for a couple of my best friends. I can't wait to share some much needed quality time with a few of my favorite people. :) 
     Finally, I thought I would share a website that I have fallen in love with. Barn Light Electric  They are having an annual giveaway and I had to enter. Here are some of the things that I love. Click on the pictures for a link to that specific page.
For anyone who wants to enter...the rules are below. Have a wonderful week! 




Official Rules

Official Giveaway Rules
Our one (1) $1,000.00 and one (1) $500.00 (USD) Barn Light Electric Gift Certificate Giveaway ("Giveaway") is sponsored by Barn Light Electric Company (owner and operator of, 3405 South Washington Avenue Titusville, Florida 32780.
ELIGIBILITY: To enter, you must be age 18 or older. Anyone else may enter, however, additional shipping rates will apply if shipping outside the continental United States. Employees, partners and vendors of Barn Light Electric Company and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. We will disqualify any entries that we believe are generated by scripts and other automated technology. All prizes will be awarded. No substitutions including for cash are permitted. Winners will be responsible and liable for any and all taxes, duties or fees on the value of their prize.
TO ENTER: Please follow our provided rules to enter:
  1. Look around online at Barn Light Electric and pick lights you’d love to own
  2. Feature your lighting picks on your personal blog, and link to the lights if you can!
  3. Copy/Paste these rules at the bottom of your blog article
  4. Once your personal post is up, you must email your blog link to: to be qualified to win – the contest ends July 2nd, 2012
  5. Don’t have a blog? Find out how you can enter by visiting our website or read these Official Rules
For those that do not have a blog but wish to enter, please email the following information to
  1. First & Last Name
  2. Mailing Address
  3. City, State, Zip
  4. Valid Email Address
An email from the entrant including their blog link must be sent to in order to become an official entry. You are allowed ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Entries are open from 06/04/2012 at 12:00 am EST to 07/02/2012 at 11:59 pm PST. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet service provider will apply. All entries become the property of the Barn Light Electric Company. By submitting your entry, you will be agreeing that your email and any other information collected in connection with the Giveaway may be used by Barn Light Electric Company in accordance with Barn Light Electric Company's Privacy Policy and may be shared with Barn Light Electric Company's affiliated business entities. All entries must include the entrants valid email address. The email address provided and used by online entrants will be the identity of the entrant and, if selected for a prize, the identity of the winner. We expressly reserve the right to disqualify any entries that we believe in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules.
WINNERS: After the entry period, two winners will be chosen at random. One (1) $1,000.00 or one (1) $500.00 (USD) Barn Light Electric Gift Certificate will be awarded to each winner. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting the entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered. The Giveaway will be conducted under the supervision of Barn Light Electric Company. The decisions of Barn Light Electric Company are final and binding in all matters relating to this Giveaway. The two winners will be notified by email to the email address provided in the entry. Upon notification and prize acceptance, one (1) $1,000.00 and one (1) $500.00 winner will receive an electronic gift certificate redeemable only at Winner's selection of product can be ordered online or via phone. It is the winner’s responsibility to confirm the order is correct upon receiving the electronic Invoice from Barn Light Electric Company. The amount of the gift certificate can be used towards shipping costs if located within the continental United States, however, additional shipping rates will apply if shipping outside the continental United States. Winners will be responsible and liable for any and all taxes, fees and duties on the value of their prize. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Each entry submitted in response to the Giveaway and in accordance with the rules will constitute an official entry. Winners will be announced on or around July 6th, 2012.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Giveaway if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Giveaway Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of Barn Light Electric Company. Participation in the Giveaway is at entrant's own risk. Barn Light Electric Company shall make its best efforts to include all valid entrants into the contest. Barn Light Electric Company shall not be responsible for unintentionally excluding valid entrants from the possible winners and also shall not be responsible if valid entrants are not received due to communication errors relating to the internet, email, computer or telephone network failures, human error such as a Barn Light Electric Company employee accidentally not including the entrant in the random drawing, or for any other reason. Barn Light Electric Company does not make any, and hereby disclaims any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. By entering, an entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Barn Light Electric Company and its respective partners, sponsors, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, "Claims") that may arise from their acceptance, possession and/or use of any prize or their participation in this promotion, or from any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Giveaway will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Barn Light Electric Company reserves the right to modify these Official Contest Rules in any way or at any time. Barn Light Electric Company reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Giveaway should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Giveaway. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Barn Light Electric Company shall promptly post a notice on their online Giveaway page to such effect.