Archives for July 2016

Old Barns – A Red One + Aged Music Page Printable

It’s been a while since I’ve shared any photos of old barns, but one showed up at my door this week, so to speak! Remember the gorgeous old barn that was just down the road from my house? It was owned by my mailman’s father, but was torn a few months ago. Well, a few days ago the mailman knocked at my door. He had 2 little girls with him and wondered if  his daughters could pet our “pony”. She isn’t really a pony, she’s {Read More}

Pallet Project for Small Space Storage + Sale!!

I wasn’t really in the mood to do any organizing, but there’s a rebellion going on in the barn door cabinet in my entryway, and I was in the middle of it. I use the cabinet to hold paint supplies, but the cabinet could only hold so many containers, and I had crossed that line.

When There’s Trouble in the Chicken Coop

A few days ago, I was working in my she – shed, and I heard a loud squawking coming from the chicken coop. If you aren’t a chicken owner, let me give you a crash course in Chickenese. Of course, roosters crow, and they’ll do it any time of the day. From a distance, crowing sounds quaint.  When it’s outside your bedroom window, you start planning a chicken dinner. We don’t have any roosters, because we don’t plan to hatch eggs. {Read More}

Projects with Potential, But I Need Your Ideas

I’ll warn you up front, I’ve got nothing pretty to show you today, but I’ve got a few projects that I know have potential, once I decide what direction I want to go in with them. That’s where you come in! 🙂 I know you all will have ideas for them, and I’d love to hear them. First up is this cabinet door. It’s the “twin” to the DIY word wall art sign I shared last week. I sanded the loose {Read More}

Talk of the Town #30 – Cat Condo, Barn Door Baby Gate + More

Oh my word. I really dislike winter, so I try not to complain about the heat, but the last week has been hotter than heck, and high humidity. I dread seeing our electric bill. Okay – whine over. 🙂  Let’s cool off indoors with a party instead! Welcome back to Talk of the Town!  This week our fabulous features include a DIY industrial barn door gate, a charming cat condo, and more! But first, let’s take a look at what you may {Read More}

If At First You Don’t Succeed … Do Something Else!

So… I made fabric covered books over the weekend. I didn’t intend to make fabric covered books.  I was trying to make a  ticking pillowcase.   See why I don’t like to sew? A lot of my projects start out as one thing, and end up something else, all because the first project was a failure. I know… how could I mess up a pillowcase? My mom informed me that it’s one of the easiest sewing projects in the world. {Read More}

Shop My Favorite Farmhouse Supplies

There are a lot of things I’ve bought that I’ve had buyer’s remorse over later, but today I thought I’d share some of my favorite purchases that I don’t regret.  None of them are fancy, big ticket items, and I use all of them in my farmhouse style decorating in one way or another, and I’ll explain how I use, and why I love each one. I’ve included links so you can shop for the ones you like as well.  Some are affiliate {Read More}

DIY Wall Art With Your Own Custom Message

There are lots of ways to make signs, but if you want a simple and inexpensive method, I’ve got a DIY wall art project today that can be customized with your own special quote or message! You don’t need any special equipment, you just need a piece of wood for the sign, paint, stickers, glue and a paintbrush.

Talk of the Town # 29

It’s Tuesday, and time for a little update. After binge watching season 1 episodes of Poldark, lounging in the hot tub, and having a maid to make the bed, I decided I want to move into a hotel. 🙂 Seriously though, I did have to drag myself away from the little getaway I took with my daughter, but I took my time coming home so I could just enjoy the drive. I didn’t buy much while I was gone, but I did find {Read More}

Cheap Office Organizer Out of Tin Cans

I have a quick, cheap, and easy project to show you today, but first, breaking news… I went on a little getaway with my daughter (that’s not the breaking news part). She needed to go out of town to take some classes for her job, and I went with her. Be patient…that’s not the breaking news part either. 🙂 When we arrived at our hotel, they gave us the usual card key for our room, and as I stood in front of our room’s {Read More}