March 14, 2014

fess up friday - sarah m. dorsey designs

No one is happier for this weekend than I am. I'll be honest, this week got away from me and I'm looking forward to a whole hour at some point to just sit down. So to kick off this glorious spring weekend, let's hear from the glorious Sarah Dorsey of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs. Sarah creates some of the most amazing pieces and her keen design eye blows my mind. She's also in the semi-finals of the BHG Makeover Madness (click here to vote if you like) and has begun work on a old house full of potential. So Sarah, fess up!

Hi Little Black Door friends! I'm Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs and I'm so excited to be here today! I adore Elizabeth's blog, so it's such an honor!!

When we moved to Ohio from California, we quickly realized that our only options would be a furnished apartment/house. We're on blustery Lake Erie, so it's busy during the summer and practically vacant in the winter. The area is almost all (kitschy nautical themed) furnished vacation homes. One criteria in our search was a 2 bedroom .. so we could shove most of the furnishings in there.

So the guest room has turned into storage for the existing furniture and my thrifted finds while in Ohio. Coming from California - land of horrible thrifting to Ohio - land of plenty for oh so cheap, I got a little excited ...

Here's what came with the place ..

and here are my finds since I've been here (plus some project supplies).

It's not pretty, but it works while we don't have a garage! We're moving in a few short weeks, so hopefully I'll have a better location to store my finds!

Check out my DIY projects page and home tour for something a little more pretty :) and feel free to stop by my blog and say hi! I'd love to meet you!

Thanks so much for having me today Elizabeth!


  1. Hi Sarah, I just love how you created a garage out of your spare bedroom. It looks like you have some really fun projects in the works. Off to check out your blog. E- congrats on winning Kim's giveaway!

  2. No judgment here at all! When you see something good (and cheap) while thrifting, you kind of HAVE to buy it and find a place for it later!

    Congrats on being an BHG Makeover Madness finalist, Sarah!

  3. Oh! I think I have the mate to that chair in the lower left corner. I picked it up at a Salvation Army store for $20. I would love to see what you do with it.

  4. Now I don't feel so bad about my confession last week. Love Sarah!

  5. This makes perfect sense. How many more times will you go thrifting before you move???? You've found a thrift store hotspot; better take advantage of it. Love your creativity in re-imagining some of your finds.

  6. love it! way to keep it real and it does make total sense!

  7. I love that so many finds are so inexpensive! I want to go thrifting with you!


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