Archives for August 2014

How to Make a New Basket Look like a French Antique Basket

It must be the mountain of dirty clothes in my laundry room, that has inspired me to work on laundry baskets lately.  Mind, you, it hasn’t inspired me to wash, dry, and put away the mountain of clothes, it has just made me want nicer baskets to put it all in.  Except for the industrial style laundry cart I finished for my son last week, the rest of our laundry baskets are all plastic, and there are never enough of them.

an Upcycled Dresser

Last week was a super tiring week.  My husband and I took one of our college kids back to school, which was a 16 hour drive there and back.  My husband did 95% of the driving, but I stayed awake most of the time, and have’t slept well since we got back home, and it’s catching up with me now.  I hope to get a really good night’s sleep tonight, because I have a full agenda planned for this week, {Read More}

Free Printable French Graphics – Front and Back of Postcard

Today I have some new free printable French Graphics for you.  The first is a beautiful antique postcard, showing a peasant farmer with his pair of yoked oxen, pulling a wooden wagon that is piled high with stacks of what appears to be hay.  You can see he was in town, so he must have been delivering his hay to a market.  It has a sepia color tone.  This would make a beautiful framed image or enlarged as an engineering {Read More}

DIY Industrial Laundry Cart

Teenage boys being teenage boys, my son is a slob with his dirty clothes.  They are generally strewn around his room, only making it to the laundry room when he runs out of clean clothes, or I threaten him.  Ever since we remodeled our laundry room, I’ve had my eye on industrial style laundry carts.  like this one. {source}

Vintage Inspiration Party #150

Welcome to the NEW Vintage Inspiration Party, where your links will show up on 3 different blogs! Knick of Time Beyond the Picket Fence My Salvaged Treasures   This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations. We are so happy you are here to share and be inspired all things vintage.  vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is {Read More}

Grain Sack Fabric is Back! and Link Party News

Just wanted to let you all know that Decor Steals has brought back their Grain Sack Fabric as Today’s Steal! You all know how much I love this fabric, and have used it on several projects, including my Grain Sack Chair, and my Christmas Stockings, You can save $5 on it when you create an account HERE! You may have noticed that the Vintage Inspiration Link Party wasn’t up last night.  That’s because me, and my 2 new co-hosts are {Read More}

Antique Farmhouse Table Makeover

I bought an antique farmhouse table at a small town antique store a few weeks ago.  Since it was missing all the leaves, I planned to dismantle it and use it for parts, but once I brought it home, pulled it open, and saw just how huge it is, I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Now, we already have a farmhouse table (seen here) that we built with an old cellar door as the top, but I saw a {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – Buster Brown Advertisement

It just wouldn’t be back-to-school time without a new pair of shoes, would it? Did any of you wear Buster Brown shoes when you were a child?  I fondly remember going to their shoe store at the beginning of the school year to buy “school shoes”.  I guess it stands out in my mind, primarily because they had a treasure box that you could pick something out of when you bought a pair of shoes, and I loved a freebie {Read More}

Back to School Decor Roundup – Old School Style!

 Today, I’m sharing a Back to School Inspired Roundup of some of my favorite projects, graphics and decor.Based on the number of them, you may think I loved school, and was a good student, but alas, I wasn’t.I spent most of my days behind the desk, staring out the window, waiting for the recess bell to ring.Nonetheless, I love school-inspired projects, and think they make great home decor.  I’ve included lots of free printables, fun projects, and decor ideas that {Read More}

13 Upcycled Trunk Projects!

13 Upcycled Trunk Projects! Have you ever spotted an old trunk at a yard sale, thrift shop or auction, but passed it by because you didn’t know how you could use it in your home?   Today, I have enough upcycled trunk projects to show you, that you’ll never pass one up again!  Not only do they offer awesome storage (which we all need more of), but they can be upcycled into the most amazing home furnishing pieces as well, {Read More}

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