Archives for February 2014

How to Turn an Antique Piano into an Amazing Desk!

I know my husband probably wishes he could banish the words, “What do you think about …?” from my vocabulary, and I think his brain automatically translates them into, “She needs my help.”  Generally, it’s an accurate translation. You may recall, several years ago, I was bemoaning the fact that everyone seemed to have a beautiful mantel that they were decorating for Christmas, and I didn’t.  When I came across an antique piano at a thrift store, and they were {Read More}

Antique Graphics – Printable Milk Cap Images and Project Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I love antique milk caps.  They are just one more example of how packaging was so much better in the old days, than it is today.   They are fun to collect, but the images are also wonderful to use on crafts and projects. You can print them out, punch a hole in them and put a string through them to use as gift tags.  You can turn them into iron-on transfers for flour {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #126 – Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome to Knick of Time Tuesday! Thanks for coming by to share your love of vintage style.  Anything vintage-related is allowed, including items for sale, but please NO FOOD. Unfortunately, I don’t have any features to share with you tonight, and I’m really sorry.  The service that hosts the images crashed, and while your links from last week’s party are all still there – none of the photos are, so unless I visit all 75+ links, I have no way {Read More}

Grain Sack Foot Stool

Can I just go ahead and declare this, “Grain Sack Month“?  That way, I don’t need to keep apologizing for bombarding you with grain sack-related projects.   I just can’t seem to help myself. Okay, now that I’ve warned you, I picked up this little foot stool at a thrift store a few weeks ago.  Clearly, it was way overdue for a makeover, but it was very sturdy and I since I have a LOT of the grain sack fabric {Read More}

Grain Sack Wall Pockets on Barn Wood

 I know that are tons of fellow grain sack lovers out there, so I hope you won’t groan that I’m sharing another grain sack style project again today. After making a seat cover for an antique chair, I still had lots of fabric left over, and I was itching to come up with more projects to use it on. I whipped up these little pockets, and added the same typography that I used on the chair (printable here). I wasn’t exactly {Read More}

Repurposed Antique Headboard into Coat Rack

If only I had more space… You have no idea how often those words cross my mind, and they definitely were on my mind today, as I was photographing this headboard-turned-coat rack to list in my shop. The details and shape are just gorgeous.   I used Blue Minerals Chalk Paint Powder to make chalky paint, and distressed it just enough to highlight the details.  I added 3 ornate coat hooks, although there is room to add 2 more, if {Read More}

Dancing Ladies Die Cut Graphics

Today, I have 2 antique die cut scrapbook images of dancing ladies.  I think they would make really nice gift tags.  Both of the images are PNG images, so they can be used digitally as well. {CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE} Have you used one of my antique images on a project you created?  If so, please share!  My new feature READER SUBMISSIONS will showcase you!  Use this link to share:  Submit Your Project Blessings,Angie View Verse of the Day {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #125 – Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome to Knick of Time Tuesday! We’ve had crazy weather the last week, with snow, rain, sleet and a power outage (which didn’t last long, thankfully), and I am SO ready for spring!  The upside is, staying home so much meant I was able to accomplish a lot. Here’s a review of what I shared last week, in case you missed any posts. Wednesday – Printable Antique Advertising Image & Paris Transfers Thursday – Reader Featured Projects Friday – Printable Antique French Document {Read More}

Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover … {again}

I bet you weren’t expecting to see a bathroom remodel, since I haven’t mentioned doing one, and quite honestly, I wasn’t expecting it either. We only have 2 bathrooms, and both of them have already been remodeled, so here’s the long-winded explanation, with lots of photos.  If you hate long-winded explanations, skip the next several paragraphs and just look at the photos.  I hope you enjoy our farmhouse bathroom makeover! I was sitting in the bathtub one evening last week, {Read More}

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I had planned to share this graphic earlier and forgot, but I hope you enjoy it today and have a fun day full of LOVE! (CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE) Blessings,Angie View Verse of the Day Due to unethical websites stealing content, I can no longer provide a full RSS feed. I work too hard to produce original and inspiring content to have it stolen by others. Thank you for your understanding – I appreciate each one of you {Read More}