Furniture can cause CANCER?!

First of all, let me preface this post with this: I am a Floridian and had no idea that California had something like Proposition 65 that warned of an item containing ” chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

So imagine my surprise when I was looking for a futon for our new office (isn’t it a pretty futon?)…

Futon Pic

…and then saw this warning:

California Proposition 65 Warning


Say, WHAT!? I did such an extreme double-take that I shook my brain a bit.

I love that futon, but I’m obviously very hesitant about buying a piece of furniture that has chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.  I’m young and don’t have children yet so the thought of compromising this someday process of having children with no birth defects is worrisome.


What do you think about this warning and its validity? Have you purchased furniture with this warning and felt safe using it as it should be?


Your advice is appreciated,


SALE! 10% off

Happy Friday! We’re so happy that the weekend is almost here that we’ve decided to offer all our amazing followers a discount:

10% Off at Vintage Chic Redux

That’s right! We’re offering a 10% discount on all orders $20 and over. Just use VCR10OFF at checkout. Discount is applied to purchases $20 and over before tax and shipping.


Happy shopping,

New Products: Burlap Tote Bags and Chalkboard Serving Trays

Hello, all!

I come to you with exciting news…we’ve added FOUR new items to our Etsy shop! We have two grey, orange, and tan striped burlap tote bags; a Tiffany blue burlap tote bag; and these amazing chalkboard serving trays that would be perfect for a dinner party or as a gift for all the moms out there. I mean, Mother’s Day is coming up soon.

Here’s what they look like:

Striped Burlap Tote BagStriped Burlap Tote Bag

Striped Burlap Tote BagStriped Burlap Tote Bag

Tiffany Blue Burlap Tote BagTiffany Blue Burlap Tote Bag

Chalkboard Serving TrayRustic Chalkboard Serving Tray

We hope you like them! And remember, Mother’s Day is just around the corner so don’t wait and order now.

We have a couple more projects we’ll be working on and/or finishing up soon so keep checking back to see what we’re up to.

Much love,

Painted Rug

What a great DIY tutorial for taking your old rugs and turning them into new ones that you love!



Do you have a rug that you wish it was a different pattern or color palette? Or do you have an unwanted rug which is taking up your space in your storage or garage, but cannot decide whether you should keep or get rid of it?

Well, there is a solution for these scenarios, and it only takes a good will, some free time and of course some paint to make your unwanted rug still lovable and usable.
My generic, white IKEA rug was neither unwanted nor unsuitable for my decor. However, it was not dog friendly so living with our lovely German Shepherd for almost a year, I had to store away all rugs and live on bare floors. I only brought back the rugs when we were having guests over to make the place more warm and welcoming; and this is the time when I realized that my…

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New Product: Burlap Boutonniere for Rustic Chic Wedding

It’s official! We’re open for business!

We have finally opened our Etsy shop and even added our first listing: Burlap Boutonniere for Rustic Chic Wedding – Groom and Groomsmen Boutonniere, Lace, button and twine

I made these same boutonnieres for my own wedding and now you can have them at yours! They’re perfect for those awesome rustic or vintage chic weddings that we’re seeing a lot of on the internet and in bridal magazines.

These boutonnieres are customizable as we’ll pick buttons based on your wedding colors. Two to be exact.

Trust me when I say that you will absolutely love these burlap boutonnieres. Here are some pictures:

Vintage Chic Redux - Burlap Boutonniere

Vintage Chic Redux - Burlap Boutonniere

Vintage Chic Redux - Burlap Boutonniere

Vintage Chic Redux - Burlap Boutonniere

If you love them, BUY THEM! Like I said, you can customize the colors of the two buttons. If you have any questions, feel free to email us here or on Etsy.

And, stay tuned as we’ll soon be featuring new burlap tote bags and chalkboard cheese and wine boards!


What do you think of our boutonnieres?


Tata for now,