Dollar Tree Books Upcycle Tutorial: Create Custom Books

Dollar Tree Books Tutorial – How to create custom books for your home decor. Way back when I first started blogging, I used to make and sell book stacks using vintage and antique books. Now it’s hard to find vintage books at a reasonable price. So sad.  I miss those days! Today I’m upcycling Dollar Tree books.  Sometimes those are cheaper than thrift store books. But the main reason for using them was I wanted books that are the same {Read More}

Plant Stool Makeover

This post it’s about a poor unloved plant stool that my mother has.   Last year when I visited her it was sitting out on the back porch and I kept telling her it would be so cute if she painted it. When she saw my step stool makeover that was awaiting her when she came to visit, she asked me if I could do something with her unloved  plant stool. Fortunately, I had received a large shipment of transfers {Read More}

Cutting Board Makeover Bon Appétit!

Cutting Board Makeover Do you remember this cutting board? It was one of my thrift shop finds I shared a few weeks ago. Confession time … I barely passed French in high school, but I think the language is beautiful. Bon Appétit seemed fitting words to do this cutting board makeover. Here’s the inspiration project from Chalk Couture.  So très chic! Cutting Board Makeover Supplies: I have included affiliate links for items used. Cutting Board (these are similar to mine) {Read More}

Glass Jars Repurposed & Upcycled

Glass Jars Repurposed & Upcycled People collect all kinds of things.  I collect empty jars and cans … much to my husband’s amusement. Way out in the country, there is no curbside recycling program, so I have to get creative. Thus, my most recent glass jars repurposed & upcycled project! These jars are just a small sampling of the many I’ve collected.

Mercantile Corner Market Collection

Mercantile Corner Market Collection Today I have four projects that I finished last week: a serving tray, a box frame wood sign, a plate charger, and a chalkboard.  All were made with the Mercantile Corner Market Collection.

Dog Bone DIY Treats Storage Jar

Dog Bone DIY Treats Storage Jar Make an adorable Dog Bone DIY Treats Storage Jar for your pet.  It’s so easy using supplies you probably already have on hand.   We have a new addition at the farmhouse.  He’s a small black kitty that my daughter adopted for my son whose adult black cat (Loki) disappeared almost a month ago.  I was a little worried that Chica, my son’s dog, wouldn’t get along with the new kitten, but they are {Read More}

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 Book Projects: 10 Ways To Give New Life To Old Books

Repurposed Book Projects: 10 Ways to Give New Life to Old Books I took some time off from working on projects because my sister and niece were here visiting.  My niece went with my daughter on a vacation to Colorado.  They had so much fun.  When they returned, my niece stayed at my house with my sister and we went camping at our favorite cabin in a state park.  This was the only picture I remembered to take.  Whoops!    {Read More}

Cow Screen Print Upcycled Farmhouse Style Planter

Cow Screen Print Upcycled Farmhouse Style Planter Last summer when my daughter still lived at home, she bought a couple of large indoor plants and replanted them in ceramic planters.  Since I never like to throw away anything that might be useful, I held on to the hard plastic pots that the plants came in, and I’m glad I did! I turned one of them into the cutest farmhouse style planter with a cow image on it … Because seriously, {Read More}

Farmhouse Pedestal Table: Downsizing for a Smaller Household

Farmhouse Pedestal Table: Downsizing for a Smaller Household Our household is much smaller now since my older sons both got married and my daughter bought a new house last year.  My youngest son still lives at home.  I love my big farmhouse table but knew we could gain a lot of space if we downsized to a smaller one. As luck would have it, I found a pedestal table at a thrift store for only $25.