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.

Spring Green Fresh Flowers Stenciled Dresser

My mom returned home last week after visiting almost a month, but while she was here, we moved the bed from the guest house to my daughter’s old bedroom for her.  The guest house is insulated and we have a heater in it, but I didn’t want to worry about her walking outside and slipping on the ice to come in to the main house.  I’ll probably buy another bed to put in the guest house and continue to use {Read More}

How to Paint Chair Spindles the Easy Way

How to Paint Chair Spindles the Easy Way The venue where my son and his bride-to-be will be married has a tree that they want to stand under.  The only problem is that there’s a propane tank visible in the background, so they need a backdrop to hide the tank.  I searched Pinterest and sent them an idea I loved made out of old doors with a chair sitting inside. But … they didn’t love it and wanted something more {Read More}

How to Make Custom Canvas Wedding Banners

More DIY Wedding Decor | How to Make Custom Canvas Wedding Banners How To Make Custom Wedding Banners Using Any Font Just between you and me … I’m starting to freak out just a little.

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}

“Why Didn’t I Think of That?” |15 Upcycled & Repurosed Thrift Store Makeovers

“Why Didn’t I Think of That?” Upcycled & Repurosed Thrift Store Makeovers! Discover fabulous tips and creative ideas to turn that cheap thrift store find into something amazing for your home.

The Farmhouse End Table That Almost Didn’t Have a Happy Ending

This is the story of an end table. It’s the story of an end table that tried to get the better of me.       But it didn’t know who it was messing with. Let me back up a bit though. I spotted this  little magazine table at the thrift store.  I wasn’t looking for one, and didn’t really need it, so I walked away and looked at other things. Then I realized it was half-price furniture day, so instead {Read More}

Black and White Farmhouse Kitchen Update

    I decided last week that we absolutely positively needed a new kitchen table. Not only did we need it, we needed it before Thanksgiving. My poor husband.  As soon as I said that, he knew any plans of relaxing over the weekend had just flown out the window. Let’s take a little walk down kitchen table memory lane, and you’ll see why he’s starting to hate the words “kitchen table.”

Vintage Bench Makeover & Boring Blog Post Titles

Vintage Bench Makeover. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz … I know that’s the most boring blog post title in the world, right? I kinda miss the good old days before I knew  it was important to include very specific words if you wanted Google to find your blog post. Basically, forget everything you ever learned in school about writing an interesting title, because Google won’t find it.  Google Smoogle What I really wanted to title today’s post is The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the {Read More}

Happily Ever After Mini Dresser Makeover + New Quilt Block Stencil

I think all the best stories start with “once upon a time” and end with “happily ever after, and I have a good one for you! First, let’s meet the damsel in distress… I found this small dresser at a thrift store with a big “FREE” sign taped to the top. I’m a sucker for pitiful pieces like this, so I couldn’t just leave it sitting there. The drawers were broken, but I figured that even if the dresser couldn’t be saved, at least I {Read More}