Archives for July 2014

Roll Top Desk Makeover with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

If you are a furniture purist…this isn’t a post you’ll enjoy. I just thought I’d better warn you, because this old roll top desk got painted – with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.  If you hate to see old furniture painted, you’ll probably hate what I did to it, and you may feel just a wee bit happy to hear about the difficult time I had painting it.  It was like a comedy of errors – except it wasn’t funny. {Read More}

A New Sign, a Bread Pan, a Lunch Box and more

I always have visions of summer being such a relaxing, laid-back time, but it never seems to work out that way.  It’s been a very fun summer, but busy enough that I’ve done very little work.  Over the last month, I’ve brought home quite a few neat things, but most of them have been sitting in a corner of my living room, I’m just now getting around to taking photos of them. I found this bread pan at an antique {Read More}

Antique Flash Card Printables

Today I have some free printables that I think you’ll really enjoy! One thing I’ve never been able to find at any antique store, auction, yard sale or thrift store, is a set of antique flash cards.  I’ve looked at many sets online, but they are hot items and the prices are high – even for just a few cards. Rather than continue to wish I had some, I decided I would make my own “antique” cards, and am sharing {Read More}

Vintage Decor Inspiration Party – Knick of Time Tuesday #145

Welcome back to Knick of Time Tuesday I have got some fabulous features for you today! Before we get started, I thought I’d share a glimpse into the crazy busy, but totally fun time I had last week.  Monday through Friday, I taught a “Junk Art” class for VBS.  I was surprised how much my students absolutely loved it.  Before the week was over, they already wanted to know if I’d be teaching it again next year.  Future junkers – {Read More}

DIY Custom Wall Backdrops

 When I showed you the reveal of my new guest room (here), I shared that the room was to have a dual purpose.  Since we only have guests that stay with us a few times a year, it’s primary purpose will really be a photo studio for me.Prior to remodeling this room, I took most of my up-close photos on my kitchen table, with our white, plank walls as a backdrop (seen here).  While that white wall made for a {Read More}

My New Picnic Table

Sometimes, you have to be patient to get what you want.  Last year I found an old picnic table at thrift store.  My husband didn’t want me to get it, and assured me he could build one for me.  I translated that to mean, he’d do it by next week, but I was mistaken.  Having impatiently waited a year, I will admit that it was worth the wait. A few weeks ago, he came home with a big stack of {Read More}

Garden Arbor Clip Art Frame

Here’s a beautiful image of a garden  lattice arbor, with birds and flowers growing over it.  It came from a 1912 children’s encyclopedia.It’s a PNG image, so you can layer it over other images as a frame. 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! Blessings, View Verse of the Day Due to unethical websites stealing content, I can no longer provide a full {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #144

Welcome back to Knick of Time Tuesday!Thanks to everyone who became members of my “team” of pinners on 3 boards I created on Pinterest – so you can promote your own vintage style projects.  The 3 boards are Beautiful Vintage, “You Can Do It” tutorials and Repurposed Creations. If you’d like to become a pinner on the board, first make sure you follow all Knick of Time boards (I can’t add you if you don’t), then link up at this party first, then start pinning your projects.  You MUST repin at least 1 {Read More}

Repurposed Soda Bottle Flower Vases

I’ve had a stash of pretty soda bottles sitting on a shelf in my pantry, ever since we built my pantry.  They looked cute sitting on the shelves, but really…who ever pays attention to what the shelves in my pantry have one them, other than food –  except maybe me?  I decided it was time to let some of them see the light of day, and turn them into something useful – like flower vases, because that gives me a {Read More}

Free Printable Antique Music Hymn Book Page – Will Your Heart Ring True

I’m not familiar with this hymn, but I think the lyrics are important.  It’s easy to love God when things are going well in life, but when something difficult, or even tragic happens, the question “will your heart right true?” will be answered by all who know us. Wishing you a blessed day, and that we’re all a blessing to someone else, View Verse of the Day Due to unethical websites stealing content, I can no longer provide a full {Read More}