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}

Repurposed Drawers

These 3 drawers came from a totally trashed desk that I bought about 4 years ago.  The desk is too messed up to do anything with, so I was the only bidder on it, and I never pass up old drawers that I can get a good deal on – there’s just too many great ways to reuse them.

Rolling Pin Recipe Card Holder

 I’ve brought home quite a few vintage rolling pins from yard sales and flea markets, but I usually love them as they are, and generally just like to display them, but discovered a rolling pin in my stash last week that I wouldn’t want to display.  I don’t even remember buying it, but it had a dark stain in the wood that looked very unattractive.  I’m not sure what I was thinking when I bought it, but I figured it was {Read More}

Fresh Apples for an Enamelware Pot

Several years ago, I brought home this enamelware pot from an auction.  I’m not exactly sure how it was originally used, but it’s shaped like a flower pot, and my best guess is it may have been part of a double boiler.  If you know, please let me know! I actually got two of them, and when I bid on them, I assumed they just needed a little cleaning to remove the darkened areas around the outside, but I was wrong.  I {Read More}

Clementine Crate Makeover

I love projects that don’t cost me a cent, are easy, and end up being so pretty, I’m left wondering why I didn’t make them a long time ago.  This is one of those projects!  I’ve had this clementine crate for over 3 years now.  It was filled with fruit, which I used when I was styling my kitchen for the photos in my kitchen remodel post (seen HERE).  It was torture for my kids not to eat the fruit {Read More}

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