Repurposed and Vintage with a touch of Farmhouse

Newport News, Virginia

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Announcement    ☛WELCOME! I am so pleased you are here. I am a believer in filling your home with things that provide a practical beauty, things that inspire you and as much as possible only the things that you truly love. This frequently reflects my great affection for repurposing. You will find that many of my items are uniquely one of kind.

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Last updated on Mar 21, 2016

☛WELCOME! I am so pleased you are here. I am a believer in filling your home with things that provide a practical beauty, things that inspire you and as much as possible only the things that you truly love. This frequently reflects my great affection for repurposing. You will find that many of my items are uniquely one of kind.

You can also visit me at :


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About AWeatheredHome

Sales 1,702
On Etsy since 2009

A Journey Through Junk

My little space began back in 2009 with some encouragement from a kindred DIY spirit.
After several years of trial and error crafting for my own home, I began to feel like I was finally moving out of the "crawling" stage of it all. Ideas were coming more easily, my skill had increased, I was addicted to junking and I was finally brave enough to use a drill! My husband taught me how to use a circular saw and it was like being handed INDEPENDENCE! I didn't have to wait on someone else to do the things I was intimidated by.

However, my ideas were outgrowing my home. I began to feel like a hoarder and somewhat OCD. When my friend asked me if I had ever heard of etsy (way back in 2009), I hadn't. Seeing that getting started with etsy involved very little investment and was pretty user friendly, I pushed through some of the intimidation and the inevitable worst case scenario "What if no one likes my stuff?" and started by listing 3 items.

My ideas, skill, successes and failures are all represented in this one little world.
I don't have a garage or sacred work space, I clutter up my family room with paint and projects right in the midst of my kids playing the Wii, doing homework or watching movies. It's not practical, but it's my space and I make it work.

I've had many failures from mis-labeled packages to poorly managed time and I am learning from them all. This little journey is a gift that I share with my dad who is irreplaceable in helping me with projects and all of the encouragement from my family has kept me from shutting down a time or two when I just haven't been sure if I should keep going. I'm grateful that I have.

Unique well-made pieces and fair pricing are important. I hope my customers are able to feel good about what they purchase from me.

Shop members

  • Ruth Wilson

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I began dabbling in DIY projects out of necessity as a newlywed (LONG ago). It became a passion sparking a trip to faux painting school, constantly evolving decor, trial and error and eventually a shop. Hard work and fair pricing are important to me.

  • Ken Hedrick

    Assistant, McGyver

    This is my father Ken, my assistant, handyman, cheerleader, package runner, carpenter, dumpster diver, and "Holy crap I'm in over my head, here is a window and a handle... can you turn this into a cabinet?" McGyver partner in this random adventure.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 13, 2018
WELCOME to A Weathered Home. I am a one woman show backed by a supportive family and DIY father who is my handyman. I am continuing to hone my skills, provide unique and quality home goods at reasonable prices, utilizing as many "pre-loved" supplies as possible and learning to think further outside of the mainstream process to
offer pieces that are both beautiful and functional.

My own home reflects a journey from family cast offs, to one that captures the spirit of reusing and repurposing to reflect something welcoming, beautiful and reflective of my own personal style. I value the ideals of minimalism, though I am by no means a purist,
so things that mesh form and function are of the highest value to me. It is my desire
to reflect the value of things with history, character, simplicity, beauty and usefulness
in my offerings to you.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I DO NOT personally REFUND for items damaged during shipping.

I will INSURE your package so that if there are shipping damages a CLAIM can be filed for reimbursement and will assist you with this process any way I can.

If you choose to return an item because it arrived defective, please contact me within 48 hours.

All other reasons, shipping is at buyers expense.
I accept Paypal and direct checkout methods of payment.

I will occasionally do custom orders and ask for a down payment
to secure the sale and purchase any materials needed to complete it.

Totally happy to RESERVE items for you... the length of time is negotiable.

** IF SHIPPING SAYS 0: (some items are oversized or unusually heavy)
Please contact me with your zipcode prior to purchase so I can give you an accurate quote

:: Because shipping is an estimate- I reserve the right to inform you if the ACTUAL charges to ship are $5 or MORE than you paid and either invoice the difference or offer you a refund of your purchase- whichever you choose

:: IF your package ACTUALLY ships for less than what you paid (by $2 or more) you will receive a REFUND

::Delivery Confirmation/Tracking is included for ALL domestic purchases.
:: ALL of my items ship WITH INSURANCE no matter their value

::International customers, please be aware that all duties and customs fees will be your responsibility.

::I ship to the address provided to etsy and/or paypal, so please make sure
you have the correct one listed.
Additional policies and FAQs

If you have an unsatisfactory experience, PLEASE contact me before leaving feedback. I would appreciate greatly the opportunity to address the situation personally and work to find a solution.