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Hey friends!!

I just wanted to start off by saying you all are amazing. Seriously.  If it weren’t for you and your love and your support there would be no such thing as Kindred Vintage & Co. It’s as simple as that. Your kindness and support mean the world to us and for that we are beyond grateful.

For those of you who may be visiting for the first time I want to introduce myself. I, Susan, am the voice behind the Kindred Vintage & Co. account but that said, I am not Kindred Vintage & Co. I often find myself referring to Kindred Vintage as though I am speaking for a team and that is because that is what we are.  None of this would be capable without the love, support, guidance, patience and encouragement from my husband and my two daughters.  They are my life, my main inspirations and I am who I am because of them.

kindred vintage coI wanted to put up a blog post today for a few reasons.  As I sit here, baggy eyed, sleep deprived, and covered in temporary princess tattoos I had a few things on my heart that I wanted to share.  First off, many of you know me from Instagram since it is where we started sharing our home.  Instagram is the place that is comfortable, the place that we have made so many friendships and since I am new to blogging and all logistics that go along with it, I have been intimidated to us it as often as I desire. All that said, I am so excited for this blogging journey that has only just began for us!  I want to let you know that I will now be using this blog a lot more often! It is my goal to make this little space on the web one that I love just as much, so I am aiming for a weekly blog post.  One that shares home decor, DIY projects, our inspirations, giveaways, products we love, family and just whatever is on my mind.  It is my goal to make this space feel like home, a place where I can just be me, and if that includes posting a makeup less picture, or a goofball video, so be it! 😉 And now am throwing this goal out there in the open, to be held somewhat accountable! ha! 😉 So if you would like to subscribe to our blog, all you need to do is enter your email into the “inbox inspiration” section on the sidebar, we would love to have you!!

Next, I want to address the issue that I am sure you are reading about on many Instagram posts today, the fact that Instagram is changing the way that you are able to view your feed. I am honestly a little sad that this is happening, because I love the way things are now but at the same time it is what it is.  Nothing little ol’ me says or does will be able to change it. So in order to continue seeing our insta feed, just make sure to like photos and chat with us!  We love hearing from you!! So all in all, although change can be scary, I am trying my best to embrace this change and instead use this experience to grow other areas of Kindred Vintage & Co. that have been neglected. Hence this blog, Pinterest, Facebook, and who knows I may even dive into some Snapchat someday?! (We haven’t used it officially yet, only have taken screen shots of ourselves as the Easter bunny, with no makeup, some bed-head-hair and wearing pjs, you know the important stuff, but our name is kindred vintage if you would like to follow along!! That way once we get up and running, you’ll be sure to know!)

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(Yes, that is the same person as above, only this is how I look without makeup, aka, how I look almost every single day! So you’re welcome for that! haha!)

If you are visiting from Instagram, you read that I only NOW just discovered a way to reply to a bunch of your questions! A way that makes sense, that won’t eat up an hour of our day and one that actually works.  It isn’t new news to most anyone but me (that should tell you how up to date I am with technology, haha) so all that said, sorry for missing a lot your questions.  I am human so I am bound to miss more, but at least now I know a way to avoid missing a majority of them!

Okay so last but not least, here is the question-answer potion of this post! Because I have missed some questions I thought this would be a fun way to answer them! So go ahead and ask me any questions you may have and I will make sure to answer them to the best of my knowledge asap! Thank you for reading along today!! Now ready set, go!! xoxo





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  1. Hi Susan,

    I love your feed and am excited to follow you more closely of your blog. How do you find so many beautiful furniture pieces on Craigslist? I’m never able to come up with anything.

    • Hi Jen!

      I get asked that a lot! 🙂 To be honest I just search every possible word for what I am looking for, for example our chesterfield couch. I didn’t just search leather couch, I searched, tufted, leather, sofa, chesterfield etc. however, I honestly think it comes down to luck, timing and seeing potential in items that have been neglected and unloved! xo Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by!

  2. Hello,

    How do you suggest I brighten up my space? I can’t really add windows but hate how it’s so dark in my house.


    • Hi Mary,

      I feel your pain. When we remodeled our kitchen I ran into a similar problem, since we had to remove all windows in the space! And there are no windows on the west side of the room. What I found to help us most was to paint everything a shade of white since the shadows in the evening are intense this really helps to brighten our home. I love how to turned out, and it doesn’t feel sterile at all since we have dark floors, lots of textures in rooms, and painted furniture. If your kitchen is dark, try painting your cabinets white! I hope this helped some! xo Thanks for stopping by!

    • Hi Lauren,

      Thank you so much!! When we moved in I originally had all walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s white dove. Although the color is very pretty it was a lot more cream than I had hoped for! So slowly but surely we are repainting. Our downstairs bathroom, Oldest daughters room, with the flower wallpaper, guest bedroom and our bedroom and the playroom are all still white dove. The dining room, living room and sunroom (smaller one) is all painted in Behr ultra super white, straight off the shelf at Home Depot, no mixing required! It was the white that looked brightest in our home! The kitchen is Benjamin Moore’s decorators white, which has a grey cast to it and lastly the new room, our family room is Benjamin Moore’s shoreline! All trim is super white! I hope that helped you some!!! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by! xo

  3. Hi Susan,

    My husband and I are looking to purchase our first home and we love the way yours looks. Do you have any advice for people who want an old home with character?

    • I am head over heels for homes with character! I say if you find one you love don’t worry about making it look updated! Ours was a complete mess astetically but we were able to see past what met the eye and fell in love with the radiators, cozy rooms and untraditional layout of the home. With work you can turn it into your dream home, one that combines both old world charm and modern touches!

      • You are so sweet and that means the world to me! I am a lot like you, the cozy layout, radiators and big trim are all little pieces of our home that remind me of its original state and I love those quirks!

  4. Hello,

    I love your feed and am super pumped to read your blog. Are there other blogs you love that I should follow too?

  5. Hi Susan!

    Random question, but I have a plain boring plain box shaped room. Do you have any suggestions on how to add depth to the walls and add character to the space?

    • Hi Nikki!

      I love board and batten and shiplap for adding depth to walls, both which can be DIY projects! I am also a huge fan of wallpaper! All of those options add tons of depth and character in my opinion!

  6. Your house is beautiful! Do you mind sharing the name of the green paint color on the walls of your daughter’s room? I love how pretty it is with the pink bedding! Thanks so much!

  7. Hello, Susan. Your home is gorgeous. We just bought a home that is 101 years old in a wonderful neighborhood with great schools. The house is full of original wood trim. Would it be a sin to paint it out white? I want to keep to the original character of the house, but I just don’t know if I can live with all that dark wood!

    • You are so sweet! Thank you!
      I am torn on this too because I love natural wood, but honestly when there is too much dark woodwork in a space it can sometimes look dated and dark. So if you’re asking me what I would personally do, I would paint it! 😉 I would love to see photos! If you’re on instagram tag me! xo