How to Make Easy Stenciled Farmhouse Style Flour Sack Kitchen Towels In 10 Minutes or Less – Instant DIY Kitchen Cuteness Project!

Kitchen towels … can you ever have too many of them? Most of mine are pretty grungy from everyday use, so I don’t display them.  But every so often I treat myself to a pretty new one. I decided me and my kitchen were worth it.

50th Birthday Thoughts & DIY Burlap Farmhouse Shopping Bag

Today is my 50th birthday. Wow … that’s just weird to say. It seems like yesterday I was half that age, full of youthful energy and busy with a toddler. It would be easy to make jokes about aching knees, failing eyesight, and sagging “girls,” but I won’t. Of course, all those things are true, but instead I prefer to focus on what I’m grateful for. I’m grateful to have two legs that take me where I want to go. My knees {Read More}

Glass Door Cabinet Makeover + Tips!

I just finished a new project, and while I’m sharing it, I thought I’d give some tips on how to spray paint a design on glass with stencils, because it opens up so many more possibilities of ways to use your stencils. A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to a neighborhood yard sale, where I picked up this little cute little cabinet.  I found it at the first stop we made, and loved the curved top around the glass {Read More}

Milk and Cream Round-Up and Finally Going Home

It’s been three weeks ago today that my youngest son and I got on the train, headed for New Mexico. It was three weeks filled with worry, heart break, and tears (read that update here), and although it was hard to say goodbye to our family, I am so ready to get home, and get back to some semblance of “normal”.  If you follow me on Facebook (here), you know we had some car issues on the first leg of our journey home, but {Read More}

Keeping Time

It was a quiet day at my house today.  The 3 oldest kids were all at work, and my teenager left to stay with a friend, so it was just hubby and I at home. I thought about going to the flea market, since I haven’t been there yet this year, but one look at the forecast convinced me that it wouldn’t be fun walking around during a downpour and thunderstorm. So, since I don’t have any great finds to {Read More}

Milk and Cream Co. Sign on Stool and Chalkboard

It’s been more than 2 years ago since I made my first Milk and Cream Co. sign. Since I only had 1 antique window like that, I started making them on glass photo frames. And they sold, and they sold, and they sold, and to date I’ve made almost 50 more of them! Finally I realized that since other people love the design as much as I do, it was time to make make it available as a reusable stencil so anyone {Read More}

Galvanized Bucket Makeover

I picked up this old galvanized bucket at a thrift store a few weeks ago.  I usually leave them as-is, because they’re so darn cute, but I decided to play around with this one a bit.  I’ve done a lot of transfer projects on wood and canvas, but I thought I’d try it on metal this time.  I was a little concerned that I might ruin the cute bucket, but crossed my fingers that it would turn out. SHOP FOR GALVANIZED {Read More}

DIY Milk Bottle Flower Vase

I few days ago, I received an order to make another one of my Milk & Cream Co. signs.  I still love the design and have used it on a few other projects in the past, but after making and selling more than 40 of the the signs, I feel like I could do it in my sleep, so it doesn’t feel all that creative to me anymore. As I finished the sign, I started thinking about other ways I could {Read More}

Repurposed Milk Crate Padded Stool

I’ve always loved old metal milk crates, because they make useful storage containers that look great, so I brought another one home a few weeks ago from an auction.  This one had been well-used and is super rusty and some of the metal slats on the bottom were broke, so I thought it needed some attention to make it look special again. re Of course, the perfect thing to use on it, was the Milk and Cream Co. image I {Read More}

A Little More Milk & Cream

Lest you think I finally got bored of using the Milk and Cream Co. image on things…I haven’t.  I was just waiting for the right piece to use it on. When I hung my new/repurposed Primitive Wall Cupboard in my kitchen, I hung it where this paper towel holder/shelf previously had been.  It seemed perfect for the Milk & Cream graphic. I wanted to do it as a transfer, rather than using a stencil, so that the shadow border would {Read More}

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