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…

Tea Kettle on a Tea Kettle … What??

My mom has a cast iron tea kettle that I was admiring at her house, and have been hoping I might find a similar one, but something lucky happened, so I got one (sort of), but didn’t have to buy it. Clear as mud, right? Let me explain…

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}

Toy Sleigh Makeover

When we visited family in New Mexico during the summer, they sent me home with quite a few things, like my husband’s grandfather’s old tools that I turned into a keepsake displlay (seen here), and this toy sleigh.  It isn’t very old, and looked a bit ho-hum – like something from  an 80’s Lillian Vernon catalog, but I thought a makeover might do it wonders. My original plan was to paint the wood white, and add a little sign on the side {Read More}

Watercolor Artwork with Old Calendars

Sometimes we get so used to the things in our house, that we don’t really see them anymore.  For example, I bought a calendar with beautiful watercolor artwork, but I’ve looked at it so many times this year, I rarely ever notice the illustrations anymore –  I’m just looking at the date boxes. But for whatever reason, today was different, and I really looked at it.  Suddenly I was in love with my pretty dollar store calendar again, and was annoyed with {Read More}

Chalkboard and Weathered Wood Reversible Wall Art

I love projects that have more than one way to use them, so I’m  excited about my latest project, because it’s a reversible wall art project that has a chalkboard on one side, and a weathered wood look on the other. To make it, you’ll need a wood frame.  I picked mine up for a few dollars at a yard sale. Cut a thin piece of MDF board, sized to fit inside the back of the frame opening. Framing clips added {Read More}

Upcycled Wood Frame Handled Tray

I’ve been in a bit of a creative shlump lately.  What I really want to do is finish up my entryway, but my husband needed to bring home more pallets and hang the boards on the walls, and I had a hard time thinking beyond that. I decided to roam out to my workshop (AKA “the PIT”).  Venturing in there is a risky idea, because it’s filled to the rafters with junk.  I can seriously barely find a place to step, {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}

Vintage Style Storage in Antique Trunk

Normally when we travel, I can’t wait to hit every single antique store, thrift shop, and yard sale we drive by, but I was ridiculously well-behaved when we traveled to and from New Mexico last week.  I didn’t go to a single yard sale, and only stopped at a handful of antique stores, and from those stores, I only bought a few things. I seriously amazed myself at my self-discipline, because I found several really cool things, and had carried {Read More}

Farmhouse Friday #8 – Garden Projects

Happy Farmhouse Friday, everyone! Everywhere you go this time of year, garden centers are exploding with color, people are working in their yards and the air just smells so fresh and sweet with with the scents of flowers and freshly-mowed  grass, so the theme this week is yard and garden projects. If you missed any of the previous Farmhouse Friday themes, you can find them all HERE. How is your garden growing so far?  I know many of you are {Read More}

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