Archives for April 2016

Mason Jars Stencils, DIY Wood Tote + Custom Stencils

You all love mason jars, right?      Yeah, that’s a silly question! I collect old ones, and my favorites from my collection are displayed on the new kitchen window shelf my husband made me last year. Well, a few days ago, I shared a little wooden crate I had upcycled to look like an old produce shipping crate. It has the words, “Sweet Harvest Produce Co.” lettered on the side, but that lettering was only part of my newest Vintage Sign Stencil design, so I’m {Read More}

ToT #15: Mini Barn Door, Cottage Kitchen + More

I hope you are ready for a great big dose of DIY amazingness, because I’ve got a spring cottage kitchen, blooming upcycled old windows, large scale chalkboards, mini barn doors, and more features to share for this week! Welcome back to Talk of the Town!   First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! DIY Directional Signs with 2  New Vintage Sign Stencils DIY Door Panel Mercantile Sign Farmhouse Style Garage Sale Crate Makeover The {Read More}

Garage Sale Find into Farmhouse Style Crate

It’s still a bit early in the season, but I did find a garage sale on Friday.  I need more “stuff” in my house like a need a hole in the head, but when I saw an elderly man was running it, I threw common sense to the wind and stopped to check it out.  If you love rustic and rusty things – look for old men having a garage sale, because they usually have what I love! I didn’t buy a lot, but {Read More}

Door Salvage Mercantile Sign

I don’t even remember where I got this door panel, but I discovered it one day out in my workshop, and I knew I wanted to turn it into a sign. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to put on it, so I went searching for inspiration for long, large signs, and found several ideas I loved, like this Meat Market sign via Country Living (but seriously, isn’t the whole room incredible?!) And I’ve always loved this Tourists sign that {Read More}

The Great Outdoors + Arrows Stencil Designs!

Some of my best memories are memories made outdoors –  camping, fishing and bike riding with my parents and sister, and then with my husband and kids when I had my own family.

Talk of the Town #15 + April Features

Happy April everyone!  We’re kicking off April with some delicious, illuminated, upcycled, repurposed, and DIY features we really do love. Welcome back to Talk of the Town! First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! Make a Hanging Rustic Storage Crate Valspar Chalk Spray Paint Review + Farmhouse Coasters Upcycled Farmhouse Flatware Carrier Upcycled Sewing Machine Cabinet Drawers Barn Door Hall Tree Sunday Verses Old Door Bar DIY Wine Rack How-To Rustic Pallet Caddy {Read More}

Flatware Carrier That Looks Like an Old Crate!

We don’t have a Costco where I live, so when I get the chance to shop at one, I’m like a kid in a toy store.  I want to taste all the samples, I want to stockpile commercial size containers of minced onions, and I get sucked in by cool things I don’t see in my local stores. Normally I resist the urge, because I’m either traveling by train with limited luggage, or I’m traveling with my family, and there’s no extra {Read More}

Chalk Spray Paint Review + Farmhouse Coasters

I hate being the bad guy when I review products, but I always want to share the results I get using a product with you, so you are informed before you spent your money.      Unfortunately, today is a bad guy day. Since I use paint on a lot of my projects I love to try different types, so I can make the best choices for my projects, so when my husband brought home a can of Valspar Chalky Finish Spray Paint, I {Read More}