Enamelware Coffee Pot Fall Farmhouse Centerpiece

Enamelware Coffee Pot Fall Farmhouse Centerpiece I took a few days off from working on new projects since my mom is visiting. My daughter had a few days off, so she came over to grill burgers for us.  She came over another day and made biscuits and gravy.  Any day is a good one when someone else does the cooking!

Jack O’ Lantern Halloween Treat Bucket from an Old Bucket

Jack-o’-lantern Halloween Treat Bucket I’ve avoided my workshop (AKA “junk shop” for so long I’d forgotten about some treasures hidden in the abyss.  This, my friends, is one of those hidden treasures.

Market Basket Upcycled with Dixie Belle & Chalk Couture

Market Basket Upcycled with Dixie Belle & Chalk Couture Have you ever thought you totally messed up a project you were working on? Well, I thought I ruined this project but persisted, and I’m in love with the end result. It pays to be persistent and not give up on a project. It all started with this wooden market basket that I found last week when shopping with my sister.   It reminded me of a Longaberger market basket, but without {Read More}

Repurposed Antique Flour Bin Farmhouse Accent Table

Repurposed Antique Flour Bin Farmhouse Accent Table One of the things I miss most about my mother-in-law is how she would revert from English to Spanish whenever she used terms of endearment.  She referred to my sons as “Mijo” and my daughter as “Mija” (my son and my daughter), and when she felt sorry for one of them, usually when one of them was in trouble, she would say, “pobrecita” (poor dear). Last month I went to an elderly woman’s yard {Read More}

How to Make a Cabinet Door Magnet Board

DIY Cabinet Door Magnet Board See my question and be sure to comment with your great ideas at the end of this post! 🙂 A week or so ago I made my repurposed cabinet door sign for my kitchen, but I still had the other door for the cabinet left.  I didn’t want to put it in my workshop, because I knew it would become buried with hundreds of other things in there, so I figured I’d better make something {Read More}

Repurposed Vintage Cutting Board Serving Tray

Make a Repurposed Vintage Cutting Board Serving Tray Some projects turn out great the first time, but this isn’t one of those projects. 🙂 I’m happy with the end result, but by showing you the problems I encountered getting to that point, I hope

Herb Garden Kitchen Planter on a Cabinet Door & 15+ Repurposed DIY Planter Ideas

Turn an old cabinet door and bread pan into a farmhouse style indoor kitchen herb garden and drying rack. PLUS a Roundup of Repurposed DIY Planter Ideas I don’t have an outdoor herb garden, other than some mint that has spread all over the side of my house, but I keep several pots on my kitchen window sill. I wanted to find a way to get them off the window sill to make cleaning it easier, and so was born {Read More}

Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor

The end of the year is a time of reflection, and while digging through the mountain of junk in my workshop earlier this week, I started reflecting on some of my favorite farmhouse projects that I’ve made out of castoffs that others call junk. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but I’ve broken it down into projects made with three types of junk that I love to work with. METAL JUNK

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Christmas Stockings Old Wooden Ladder Hanger

I must be listening to the wrong radio stations, because I’ve barely heard any Christmas music this week. Hello …      It is December, right? I thought it would be fun to have our own family Christmas family sing-along. It sounded like great fun to me so I led off singing “We Need a Little Christmas,” but when I got to the “candles in the window and carols at the spinet” part, I looked around and realized my family had {Read More}

DIY Christmas Gifts | Snowballs for Sale Gift Can

When I realized how tight our budget needs to be this Christmas, I started feeling like Mr. Grinch, but rather than whine and feel grumpy, I decided to ask you all for your best DIY Christmas gifts that are really inexpensive or free to make. I know my readers are some of the thriftiest and most creative people around, so I’d love to hear about gifts you’ve made or gifts you’ve received that were your favorites. I’m all ears and can’t {Read More}