Archives for February 2015

Repurposed Jeans Pocket Apron

Those of you who follow me on Facebook, may have seen a tutorial that I shared from another Facebook page, for a repurposed jeans pocket apron.  I thought it was such a great and super easy idea, that I decided to try it right away, before I could forget about it.  For those of you who didn’t see it, I thought I’d share how it turned out. We all have jeans that either don’t fit, or are stained, so this is a {Read More}

Get off the bench and get in the game

I’ve always loved this hymn, because it’s such a sincere prayer about wanting to be “all in” for God. The mid-week small group I attend has been doing a study from the book by Francis Chan, called, “The Forgotten God”.  There’s a video that goes along with the study, and he gave a very vivid example of how most people, in most churches in America behave, that really struck home with me.

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}

Sweet and Simple Wood Scrap Wall Hook

During the summer, when I taught a “junk art” class at church summer camp, I taught the kids how to make a Nail Head Initial Art (seen here).  I pre-cut the wood pieces before class, and the kids stained the wood, and did the nail art.    A few days ago, I discovered a piece of that wood that I used as a sample.  Since it was already stained, I figured I should make a quick project with it, rather than add it {Read More}

Antique Wallpaper Invoice Image

Today, I’m sharing a wonderful antique wallpaper invoice from 1900.  It has a wonderful assortment of lettering on it.  I think it would look great as a decorative wall print for a craft room, or as an image transfer. {CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE}   Here’s the reverse image for transfer projects.   {Click HERE to see more beautiful antique advertisement images.

Dog Tired – Repurposed Drawer Pet Bed

Last year when my son went off to college – I don’t know who had a harder time with it – me or his dog, Pico.  Pico seemed “lost” for several weeks after he left, and it broke my heart.  He would sit in the front yard, and look down our gravel road, and I know he was looking for my son.   He didn’t know what to do with himself inside the house, because he was used to following my son {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #177 – Architectural Salvage, Milk Paint, Horses and More!

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!  This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations. vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular {Read More}

Victorian Style Vintage Playing Cards Images

Today I have 2 wonderful 1800’s style images, featuring a mother with her son, and a matching card with the son and his father.  Both images came from vintage playing cards.  I love the vivid red and blue colors on them. {CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE} The mother card has the word “dearest” inside the banner, and the father card says, “The Earl”.  I’m also including them without the text, so you can add your own if desired. I removed the text {Read More}

Spring Printable Antique Sheet Music

Have you seen this video clip that made the rounds on Facebook awhile back?  This is precisely how I feel! Are you sick to death of winter yet?  I always am by this time of year.  I really only like winter when we get snow close to Christmas, but it seems like we always get the majority of our snow in January and February, when I am SO over winter, and am ready for some sunshine and green again. Okay, {Read More}

DIY Pantry Storage and Decor Ideas

I had no idea when mice invaded my pantry and I turned popcorn tins into chalkboard pantry tins, that so many other people had the same problem, and would like my idea, but when Hometalk featured it on their Facebook page, it went crazy!  So much so, that Hometalk asked me to curate a Pantry Storage Hacks board, and I was happy to do so.  I loaded the board with the best pantry storage and decor ideas, and can’t wait to try {Read More}