Country Boy Song & Thrift Frame Makeover for Dad

I’ll never forget the Christmas I received a John Denver album as a gift.  I loved all the songs on it, but my favorite was the Thank God I’m a Country Boy song. I’d crank the record player’s volume up, and belt that song out at the top of my lungs, replacing “boy” with “girl”. I was a country girl back then, and I’m a country girl now, and I still love John Denver. 🙂 With Father’s Day coming up, {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}

DIY Vintage Railroad Sign

Do you recall my ordeal last year getting our yearly family photos taken – the ones that required my family and I to jump on and off of railroad tracks, fake smile and give me grief? Well, as much as I would have loved to replay that scenario again this year – I totally forgot!  I usually shoot our family photos right before one of my college kids returns to school, but I didn’t even think about it until we {Read More}

DIY Apothecary Sign Display Shelf

If you’re feeling under the weather, or are feeling sick and tired, today’s project is just what the doctor ordered to make you feel better – guaranteed! 🙂

DIY Watercolor Pillow or Wall Art with Transfer Artist Paper

Some people can’t wait to try every new kind of technology that hits the market.      I am not one of those people. I avoid new technology like a toddler voids a nap, like a husband avoids to-do lists, like a teen avoids chores, like a…      …..well, you get the idea. I don’t like new technology. Once I learn to do something, I don’t want to learn it again every time a new version comes out, and in this day and age, {Read More}

DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Wall Art

A few days ago, I shared a wonderful vintage can label printable with a cow on it, and today I’m going to show you how I turned it into farmhouse kitchen wall art.  As with most of my projects, this one was super easy and took about 30 minutes to complete, but that included painting time, which you may not choose to do. Here are the supplies I used: copy of  can label thrift store frame school glue paintbrush – at least 1″ {Read More}

a 2 year old and a wire basket

I was standing there in the antique mall, having one of those raging inner battles. You have those too, right? You know, one of those battles when the sensible side of you says,  Do you really need that? (as if “need” has anything to do with it) And the thrifty side of you says, Wait until you find one at a yard sale, you’ll pay less. (who invited Cheapo to go antiquing with us??) And the organized side of you says, Where in {Read More}

antique typewriter, galvanized tote and chippy plate display

I hope I don’t totally kick myself later, but I’ve decided it’s time to part with a few pieces that have been some of my favorites.  It isn’t that I don’t still love them, it’s that I think it’s just time to make room for some new pieces.  After awhile, you just start ignoring things that you love, because you’re so used to seeing them, so rotating pieces out keeps our home from looking like the “same old, same old” {Read More}

Rusty and Dusty to Farmhouse Flower Holder!

I know my husband and kids are always dumbfounded by the “junk” that I think are treasures, but occasionally I even dumbfound myself!  All it takes is the sight of some old wood, or rusty metal, and my common sense completely disappears. Last year I was at an auction, and there was a large crowd around a flatbed trailer full of stuff up for bid.  I’m not very tall, and I was frustrated because I couldn’t get a good look at {Read More}

Wooden Door Backdrops

Recently my husband brought home a bunch of doors used doors.  He installed one to replace our bedroom door, and used another for the closet he built into our bedroom.   I love incorporating doors into my decor, and there are several solid wood doors that we won’t need, so I decided to turn them into door backdrops.  I’ll be able to use them in my house, but get double-duty from them as door backdrops for photos as well.  This one is a {Read More}

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