Archives for March 2015

Somerset Life feature

Receiving magazines in the mail is always a nice change of pace from bills and junk mail, but receiving a magazine in the mail that my blog’s been featured in, is the next best thing to having the Publisher’s Clearinghouse people show up at my door (do they still do that?). When the folks at Somerset Life contacted me about featuring my blog in their magazine, of course I was thrilled, but when they sent me a list of photos they were {Read More}

DIY Rustic Farmhouse Peg Rack

Suppose your family has a bajillion coats, hats and dog leashes (like mine)… and suppose those coats, hats and dog leashes have taken over every single wall hook in the house (like mine)… and suppose you have pretty things you want to hang up to display, because the aforementioned coats, hats and dog leashes are hogging all the space… What do you do? I’ll tell you what you do, you make your OWN place to hang your pretties… and you {Read More}

antique sewing machine table, plus things I love

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again … I’m no seamstress. I spend more time yelling at my sewing machine than actually sewing, because every time I use it it’s like making a date with my seam ripper. A really bad date.  I’m just sewing machine jinxed. I only sew if I can’t talk my mom into traveling 1,000+ miles to visit and sew for me, and if I can’t I’ve been know to give her fabric with instructions when I {Read More}

#Best of DIY & an Easy DIY Antique Style School Chart

Welcome to the Best of DIY Event!   I’ve been looking forward to this event for weeks! Buckle your seat belt, because today I’m teaming up with an amazing group of 24 other bloggers, and we’ve all created projects that YOU can DIY as well! Are you ready to see MY project for this event?!!!   It is the easiest project in the world, is super inexpensive to make, and will usher Spring into your home!

Scrap Wood Table Trivets

 While my husband has been busy installing plank walls in our bedroom, I’ve been like a squirrel gathering nuts, except I’ve been gathering up all the little scrap wood pieces that he’s trimmed off the edges of the boards. I really am starting to think I might have a problem with a capital P when it comes to wood.  If I find a piece that is bigger than my thumb, I don’t want to see it end up in the {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #181 – card catalog drawers & 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 person, {Read More}

My electric fireplace, our bedroom ceiling & cow company

For Christmas, my husband bought me a lovely electric fireplace.  It has an open space to hold our dvd player and game system, and a cabinet on each side of the fireplace, to hold dvds. As soon as I opened the box, my husband said, “You can paint it if you want.”  There’s nothing wrong with how it looks, and it’s lovely, but the new wood finish looks a bit out of place in our living room, and knows me well enough to know {Read More}

Vintage Wedding Clip Art Graphics

A few months ago, I found a framed antique certificate of marriage in a thrift store. It always makes me a bit sad to find things like this in a thrift store, because it means either someone didn’t value their family history enough to keep it, or someone died,and there was no one to pass it on to. Either way, I decided to purchase it, because it has several lovely images that could be used as wedding clip art.

Rustic Nesting Crate Display

 I have a pretty good stock of pallet wood now, and I was brainstorming more projects I could make with it, when I remembered some old chicken nesting crates (at least that’s what I think they were) that I kept finding in antique stores a few years ago.  I loved all of them, and they all sold in my online shop quickly, so I knew they appealed to others as well. I went back and looked at the photos of them, and decided I would {Read More}

Repurposed Farm Tools Wall Hooks

Spring is definitely in the air, isn’t it?  Today it was warm enough at my house, that I put on a short sleeve shirt, and had the front door open for awhile!  The beautiful day reminded me of some old farm tools I’ve had sitting in my workshop.  They both appear to have been some kind of tractor implement, and they are blissfully rusty!