Clementine Wooden Crate Floral Centerpiece

Clementine Wooden Crate Floral Centerpiece Step-by-step tutorial to turn a Darling Clementines crate into a charming & cheery tabletop centerpiece that is waterproof inside and can be replanted as the seasons change. If you’re a longtime follower of my blog, you may remember the clementine crate makeover I did several years ago. I spotted another one at a thrift store, but they were using it as a holder for comic books they were selling. What a waste of a darling crate! I was {Read More}

“Why Didn’t I Think of That?” |15 Upcycled & Repurosed Thrift Store Makeovers

“Why Didn’t I Think of That?” Upcycled & Repurosed Thrift Store Makeovers! Discover fabulous tips and creative ideas to turn that cheap thrift store find into something amazing for your home.

How to Age Gracefully (Using Antiquing Wax on Thrift Store Finds)

I love white paint.  It’s so crisp and clean looking and it’s my go-to color, but sometimes even white paint needs a friend to help it out.  For today’s project, that friend is antiquing wax.

Quick Fixer Upper Project | Lazy Susan Gets a Farmhouse Style Feed Sack Makeover

I was cruising down the road, listening to the oldies station when Barbara Mandrell came on singing “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool.” If I had a personal theme song, that would be it.

Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor

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The end of the year is a time of reflection, and while digging through the mountain of junk in my workshop earlier this week, I started reflecting on some of my favorite farmhouse projects that I’ve made out of castoffs that others call junk. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but I’ve broken it down into projects made with three types of junk that I love to work with. METAL JUNK

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Wagon Wheel Farmhouse Christmas Candle Chandelier

I’ve got an upcycled wagon wheel project to show you today.  But first can I whine a little? Yesterday was one of those no good, very bad, everything-seemed-to-go-wrong days. It started out great. The sun was shining, the weather was warm, and I woke up raring to get to work …               … and then I slammed my finger in a door.

Vintage Bench Makeover & Boring Blog Post Titles

Vintage Bench Makeover. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz … I know that’s the most boring blog post title in the world, right? I kinda miss the good old days before I knew  it was important to include very specific words if you wanted Google to find your blog post. Basically, forget everything you ever learned in school about writing an interesting title, because Google won’t find it.  Google Smoogle What I really wanted to title today’s post is The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the {Read More}

Happily Ever After Mini Dresser Makeover + New Quilt Block Stencil

I think all the best stories start with “once upon a time” and end with “happily ever after, and I have a good one for you! First, let’s meet the damsel in distress… I found this small dresser at a thrift store with a big “FREE” sign taped to the top. I’m a sucker for pitiful pieces like this, so I couldn’t just leave it sitting there. The drawers were broken, but I figured that even if the dresser couldn’t be saved, at least I {Read More}

Easy DIY Farmhouse Style Paint Finish

If you love the old farmhouse look, I’ve got a super easy way to achieve it with an easy DIY paint finish that is so simple to do… and it’s as pretty as supermodel Cindy Crawford’s mole! 🙂 It’s a great way to transform thrift store and yard sale finds that either look outdated, or have potential, but are a bit more battered than you’d like.

Cheese Dome Upcycle + Grade School Flashback

I’m a sucker for glass cloches, so a few weeks ago when I spotted this little cheese dome at a thrift store, I had to buy it.  How could I pass up such a cute little glass top and pretty wood base?  But there was one thing about it that I just didn’t like…

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