The Easy Way to Make Aged Looking Signs

My favorite signs to make are ones that look aged and weathered – like they’ve been hanging on a building or inside a store for years and years.  It isn’t hard to create that look at all.

Wooden Shutters for My Entryway & How-To Tutorial

I really haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, but I’m still in New Mexico with my family, and it’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride and a difficult time, but I’m not ready to share about it just yet, but I can say prayers for my whole family would be appreciated right now. I did want to take a moment to show you the wooden shutters my husband and I finished for our entryway before I {Read More}

Picnic Basket Lid Gets a New Purpose!

Back in October when my mom was visiting, we stopped at a yard sale on our way to a family reunion, where I bought an old picnic basket. I had planned to make a cute gingham liner for it, something like this one, (affiliate) and use it to hold magazines. But we were in a hurry, and I didn’t take time to look it over carefully before I bought it, and later discovered that the wood was broken in several places, {Read More}

Valentine Projects: Farmhouse Friday

Valentines Day… do you decorate for it, or not?  I’m kind of lazy when it comes to Valentines Day, so the only time I make new Valentine projects is if I find something easy, and it fits in with the rest of my farmhouse decor.

Spice Rack Makeover: Thrift Shop Flip

I’ve said before that I’m a sucker for gingham, so when I spotted this vintage spice rack, filled with jars that had gingham lids, at a thrift store – it was a given that it was coming home with me.   I wasn’t crazy about the color of the wood, and it looked a bit blah, but the shape reminded me of the wall shelf I made over last year with a Milk & Cream Co. image on it, so {Read More}

Remodeled Entryway Reveal! {with Video}

Today’s my birthday, and what better way to celebrate than by showing you our remodeled entryway!       Can I get a Yahoo?! It took 4 months from start to finish, which isn’t excessively long as remodels go, but it felt like forever, which is always the case when you are remodeling any room. I’ve got lots of photos to share but I also put together a fun little video that shows the 4 month remodel process condensed into about 2 minutes.  It {Read More}

Crackled Paint Product Review: Valspar Crackle Glaze

Chippy and crackled paint finishes are very popular right now – especially when the finish comes from natural age and wear, but sometimes you’ve just gotta fake it, if you want to make something that looks old.   Since I was impressed with Valspar’s chalky paint (read my review here), I decided I would test and review Valspar Weathered Crackle Glaze and share my findings with you, along with some comparisons to other products that give a crackled paint finish. I was not paid {Read More}

Repurpose a Paint Can into Hanging Flower Holder

Repurpose a Paint Can: A few days ago, my husband and I were walking around Lowes, and I spotted empty paint cans that could be purchased, and it jogged my memory that I had one out in my workshop I could repurpose.  I’ve had it for several years, and don’t even remember where I bought it. When I got home, I dug it out of the workshop. (and I really did have to dig for it – what a disaster it {Read More}

Drop Cloth Curtains for My Entryway: No-Sew Version

No Sew Drop Cloth Curtains Happy New Year everyone! I ushered in the new year at a local fun spot (roller skating, laser tag, etc.) where my daughter wa working, and m teenage son was attending the New Year’s party.  It was chaotic and noisy with over 400 kids there, but I really didn’t mind at all. I’m not sure whether to call today’s project the last one of 2015, or the first one of 2016, but I haven’t decided what window {Read More}

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