Archives for March 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party 184 – Bed Springs, Bed Sheets and More!

  Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!   There were some beautiful repurposed vintage home decor links last week, as well as lots of refreshing spring projects! 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 {Read More}

DIY Milk Bottle Flower Vase

I few days ago, I received an order to make another one of my Milk & Cream Co. signs.  I still love the design and have used it on a few other projects in the past, but after making and selling more than 40 of the the signs, I feel like I could do it in my sleep, so it doesn’t feel all that creative to me anymore. As I finished the sign, I started thinking about other ways I could {Read More}

Antique Book Plate Bird Prints

 One of my favorite things about spring is listening to all the birds.  They seem as happy for warmer temperatures as I am. This set of beautiful bird prints both came from a 1920’s bird book, and shows two types of flycatchers resting on flowering tree branches. These are perfect as instant Spring art – just print and frame, or add them to a journal or greeting card.     There are many more bird images available from the same {Read More}

This World Is Not My Home hymnal page


Image Transfer on Glass

Yesterday I showed you my new twine dispenser with an antique graphic on it, and I promised that today I would share how to add an image transfer on glass.  You’ll never throw an empty food jar away again, once you see how easy it is to do! Although the process is similar to doing a regular image transfer, there is no transfer medium used, and the image isn’t permanent, so it’s also like putting a removable decal on glass. Let’s get started!

DIY Twine Dispenser

I’m a twine junkie. I love cotton twine, and jute twine, and hemp twine, and baker’s twine. I love twine rolled in balls, and I love twine on spools, and I love it on cones. You get the point…I love twine. Not only is it useful, but I think a bowl full of natural, rustic twine looks so pretty. The only thing I don’t like is jumbled twine, and it seems as soon as I remove the wrapper from my twine, it ends up {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}

Barn Pulley Light | Easy Farmhouse Industrial Project

Barn Pulley Light | Easy Farmhouse Industrial Project Making a barn pulley light is one of the easiest projects you  can do.  You can have it finished in 5 minutes.  No tools or knowledge of electrical wiring  are necessary! I’ve included the short supply list to make it easy for you to make one yourself. I’ve sold quite a few barn pulleys over the last few years, but after I listed this one in my shop, I had second thoughts. I {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #182 – Repurposed Vintage Decor!

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!  There were some beautiful repurposed vintage home decor links last week, as well as lots of refreshing spring projects! Before we get started this week, I wanted to remind you that I’m reviving the You Can Buy It and Featured Blog features! that I previously had at the VIP last year!  I’ve missed showcasing vintage items that are for sale, and giving a shout-out to a different blog each week! This is the place to {Read More}

Antique Cabinet Bathroom Vanity Update

Unless you’re my mother, or one of the 20 readers I had back in 2011, you probably don’t remember the antique cabinet that I found at a thrift store for only $8. A few months later we moved into our current home, and we converted the cabinet into a bathroom vanity when we remodeled one of our bathrooms.