Archives for September 2015

Weekending – American Farmhouse Style Magazine & Can You Name that Movie

There’s nothing better than opening your mailbox, and finding a magazine amidst bills and junk mail. But not just any magazine – one with your own home or project in it. I had that thrill this week when one of my projects was included in American Farmhouse Style magazine. More on that at the end of the post though! 🙂 First, can you name the movie this line from a song comes from? “Gonna take a walk outside today, gonna {Read More}

Farmhouse Autumn Decor and Project Ideas

  It’s been a while since I’ve done a Farmhouse Friday post, but I think autumn is an easy time to decorate with farmhouse style, because of the abundance of natural elements like pumpkins, foliage and pine cones that are so easy to find, and they all have that cozy look a farmhouse should have. I’ve rounded up some wonderful and fairly easy Autumn decor ideas that won’t break the bank that I think you’ll love. Let’s get started! One {Read More}

September Music Page Printable

A few days ago, I was waiting for my son to get  done at an event at our local library, so I passed the time looking around in the used bookstore the library operates to get rid of books that no longer get checked out often.  Hardback books were all marked down, so I quickly scanned the shelves for old ones, and found a school music book from the early 1900’s. When I opened the cover, the very first song {Read More}

The Farmer in the Dell and a Farmhouse Cabinet

Do you remember the old children’s song, The Farmer in the Dell”, how the farmer takes a wife and the wife takes the child and the child takes the cow, and so on, until you get to the cheese, and the cheese stands alone? Well, for whatever totally random reason, writing this post reminded me of that poem, because one thing led to another and another and another.  At the end, you’ll see what “stands alone”, like the cheese did {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #205 – Vintage Table Rescue, Bohemian Dresser and More~

Welcome back to the VIP! We have some wonderful upcycled, repurposed and vintage decor features this week we know you’ll love! Take a look at what your hosts have been up to recently! Connect with My Salvaged Treasures – Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram Farm Fresh Painted Projects Connect with Bliss Ranch – Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram / Hometalk Trash to Treasure Nightstand Connect with Organized Clutter – Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram Garage Sale Recipe Book Shelf Upcycled Thrift Shop Frame Repurposed Photo {Read More}

Ushering in Autumn Mantel and Wood Slice Letters

Did you know that autumn, winter, spring and summer all have 1 thing in common, aside from being seasons?  Can you guess what it is? They all have 6 letters in them! So, who cares, right? Wrong! You can get double duty out of the project I’m sharing today, because I made some wood slice letters to display as part of my autumn mantel decor, and since wood slices have 2 sides, you can put the letters for one season {Read More}

Bright and Early!

Normally my posts go live in the evening, but I wanted to give you a heads up that bright and early tomorrow morning I’m teaming up with a terrific group of bloggers for a special autumn event, and you’ll be able to see my latest project.   I won’t tell you what it is, but I will tell you it involves some fun little wood slices, an old window, and 2 little owls. Aren’t they cute?! Edited to add – {Read More}

Apple Inspired Chair Makeover

If you reach back in your memory bank, you may recall a sweet little chair that I gave a makeover last year.  I really did love it, but the other day I started craving some apple inspired color in my house, so I made over that sweet little chair again!  That’s the nice thing about paint – you can change your mind on a whim and have a whole new look in no time.

Old Shipping Crate – New Stencil Design!

I’ve been batting around ideas for a new stencil design, and the thought of creating one that could be used to make antique style wooden shipping crates popped into my head.  I absolutely love old crates, but have you seen the prices on them lately?  Yikes!  They are super expensive – especially if they have cool typography on them. I love getting the real thing when it’s affordable, but since I haven’t found one in several years, creating my own is the {Read More}

Printable Vintage Shipping Tag & a Freebie for You!

A few weeks ago when I was shopping in an antique store, I found a bag full of unused, old stock vintage shipping tags.  You’ll probably recognize the red checkerboard pattern on them, as being from the Purina company, and it was that design that made me snatch them up! Because the Purina company is still in existence (and I don’t want to get sued), I’ve added my watermark so it can’t be printed, but I wanted you to see {Read More}