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}

Vintage Inspiration Party #170 – YOUR Best of 2014!

 Welcome to the Vintage Inspiration Party! It’s a very special party we have planned for you today, because we are inviting you to share your BEST Vintage-Inspired Everything from 2014.  We want to see those projects, rooms, and home decor that you are most proud of from 2014 (vintage-inspired only please)!   We have 2 link-ups for you to use –   The 1st is specifically for your BEST from 2014 .  The 2nd link-up for anything vintage inspired that is {Read More}

Answering Questions about the Silhouette Cameo and A New Canvas Wall Print

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the Silhouette machine I use to cut stencils for signs and canvas wall prints, and I’ve always responded to the individually, but I’ve had several more readers contact me lately, and rather than continuing to respond individually, I figured it was time to write a post about it, because obviously, many of my readers have questions about it.  One reader in particular sent me a list of questions, so I’ll address those first, {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party # 170 – Vintage Style Christmas Home Decor!

Merry Christmas to you all, and welcome back to the  Vintage Inspiration Party! Before we get started this week, I want to announce that we have a very special party planned for next week.  Since it will be the last VIP party of the year, we are inviting you to share your absolute best, most inspired, favorite Vintage projects of the year. So go dig in your archives to see what you finished this year and link up the best of {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party # 168 – Vintage Christmas Decor GALORE!

Welcome back to Vintage Inspiration Party!  All of the vintage Christmas decor ideas you all are sharing the last few weeks have been amazing, and you’ll love the features you’ll see this week!  I can’t wait to see what you share this week. I’m sure you’ve all been so busy trying to put the final touches on your shopping and decorating.   Sadly, I still have a LONG way to go, and our tree isn’t even decorated yet, so I {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #167 – Christmas Decor & So Much More!!

***My apologies the linky wasn’t working earlier – it’s fixed now. Bloggers have been busy little elves recently, making the cutest home decor items and gifts! I am excited to share with these lovely features from last week’s Vintage Inspiration Party. Remember, this party is extra special because it shows up on 4 different blogs, which mean 4 times the exposure for you!   Check out some of your host’s latest projects!                     {Read More}

Oven Range Hood from a Reclaimed Antique Door

It’s been a few years since we remodeled our farmhouse kitchen (see remodel reveal here), and I still love it as much as the day it was finished, but there are a few things I’d do differently now, after having lived with it for a few years.  For instance, we made open shelves from wood salvaged from an old table. I love those shelves in the kitchen, but we put one above our stove, and that was a big mistake. {Read More}

Farm Store Painted Sign

I’ve had paint “fever” lately.  Some weeks I want to do nothing but repurpose old book pages, some weeks I just want to fuss around with old metal junk, and other weeks, I want to paint everything in sight.  Fortunately, I have a fairly good stock of salvaged wood to work with, so I sorted through my supply, and spotted a side rail from an old bed.  That would do nicely for a painted sign. I had just received a {Read More}

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