Monthly Recap | May 2017 Edition

Welcome to the 1st edition of my Monthly Recap!

I’ve never done a monthly recap before, but I thought it might be a good way to give you a month at a glance and visit any blog posts you might have missed.

Knick of Time blog posts May 2017 monthly recap |

May flew by so quickly, because it was so busy with lots of  projects, travel, and family time.  There’s a lot packed into this post, so I hope you’ll let me know how you like the monthly recap idea.  If you all like it, I’ll do it again next month.

Just click the pictures to visit the posts.

At the end of April and into the beginning of May, I introduced my Junk Gardening series, with five projects for the garden.  The only flower I planted that didn’t do well was larkspur.  It didn’t rain while we were out of state at my niece’s wedding, and it was looking pretty sad when I got home,  but the rest of the flowers are thriving.


Grow a blooming beautiful garden with repurposed junk | JUNK GARDEN PROJECT SERIES |

I also shared how to repurpose a clementine crate and make it waterproof to grow flowers in for a table centerpiece.

One tip I didn’t share when I wrote that post is that when you waterproof the inside, let it dry for several days, then remove the tape from the bottom and let it completely dry again before you put holes in the bottom.  The caulk might still be gummy when you put holes in the bottom if it isn’t completely dry.

Mine is holding up beautifully though, and I’m thrilled with how it turned out.


How to make a waterproof CLEMENTINE CRATE flower table centerpiece |

One of the easiest projects I shared in May was farmhouse style wall art made with vintage wooden spoons.


Farmhouse Kitchen DIY wall art made with vintage wooden spoons |

I also introduced a new Daily Grind Coffee stencil and made a reclaimed wood coffee station shelf mug rack.  The shelf is available in my shop HERE.

The tutorial to turn a vintage cutting board into a kitchen chalkboard is HERE.


How to make a rustic coffee station mug rack with reclaimed wood using Knick of Time's Vintage Sign Stencils |

I held a giveaway in May for the book Flea Market Style and asked you to tell me about your best find from a flea market, thrift store, or yard sale.

I enjoyed reading your answers so much, I decided to hold another giveaway in June with a new question.  So be watching for that.

In preparation for my niece’s wedding, I shared how I made canvas banners for the reception.


DIY Canvas Banners for weddings, birthdays, baby showers and home decor |

And then there was the wedding, along with more decor made by myself and other family members.


Outdoor mountain wedding rustic wooden wedding arch |

When I got back home, I jumped right back to work and introduced five burlap table runners into my online shop, along with some tips to make them yourself.  All of the table runners are available online HERE.


DIY Rustic Burlap Farmhouse Style Table Runners using Knick of Time's Vintage Sign Stencils |

Then I introduced my daughter’s pair of sweet miniature horses, Shimmery and Blade.  Aren’t they adorable!


Country Living Farmhouse Pets | Miniature horses make wonderful hobby farm pets See more pets at our farmhouse at Knick of Time |

My mom and youngest niece will be celebrating July 4th with us this year, so I designed the Stars stencil and companion USA stencil and made a patriotic table centerpiece using them to hold all our picnic supplies, along with the tutorial to DIY it.

Just a reminder that the USA stencil is free to my blog readers with the purchase of the Stars stencil until June 10th.  Just leave the note “USA” when you check out.


DIY Patriotic Pallet Wood Picnic Table Centerpiece Tutorial |

By customer request, I added a coffee inspired wood tote into my shop.  My wood totes are best sellers in my shop, so I love coming up with new designs to put on them.


You won't dread the "daily grind" with this Rustic Coffee Shop Wooden Storage Tote |

I closed out the month by introducing the Farmer’s Market stencil, along with the tutorials to make three farmhouse style projects with it.


Farmer's Market inspired DIY projects to make this weekend! |

Well, that’s a wrap for May!  Please let me know what you think of my monthly recap in the comments below.

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Wishing you all a wonderful month of June!

Vaya con Dios,

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  1. LOVE the idea of a monthly recap! Thank you so much

  2. mare williams says

    Because I love your blog so much, I love the idea of a monthly recap. I usually don’t miss any of your daily posts, but I love seeing that month’s again…..just in case!! I ENJOY seeing your projects, photos of family and pets, and hearing your daily anecdotes. THANKS for brightening my world, Angie!!!

    • Thanks so much, Mare! I really enjoyed putting it together, so I think I’ll do it again in June. You brighten my world too, with all your sweet comments – I always look forward to hearing from you!

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