Vintage Style Storage in Antique Trunk

Normally when we travel, I can’t wait to hit every single antique store, thrift shop, and yard sale we drive by, but I was ridiculously well-behaved when we traveled to and from New Mexico last week.  I didn’t go to a single yard sale, and only stopped at a handful of antique stores, and from those stores, I only bought a few things. I seriously amazed myself at my self-discipline, because I found several really cool things, and had carried {Read More}

DIY Rustic Farmhouse Peg Rack

Suppose your family has a bajillion coats, hats and dog leashes (like mine)… and suppose those coats, hats and dog leashes have taken over every single wall hook in the house (like mine)… and suppose you have pretty things you want to hang up to display, because the aforementioned coats, hats and dog leashes are hogging all the space… What do you do? I’ll tell you what you do, you make your OWN place to hang your pretties… and you {Read More}

Salvaged Drawer Front Farm Sign

I really want to start spring cleaning, so I committed last week that I would either repurpose all the salvaged wood and supplies that have been cluttering up my entryway, or I would carry them out to my workshop.  I’m happy to report that I was able to use most of them in new projects, and very few needed to be returned to the workshop. I plan to limit the number of projects I work on at a time, so my house doesn’t get {Read More}

A Fresh New Batch of Farmhouse Signs

The problem with being a multi-tasker, is sometimes I have WAY too many projects going on at one time, and before I know it, they’ve overtaken my house. I’d be mortified if anyone dropped in unexpectedly right now, so I’m on a mission to get projects finished from all the pieces I’ve drug into my house – before the week is over. Anything that isn’t done before this week is up, is getting taken back out to my workshop.  I hate to {Read More}

Clementine Crate Makeover

I love projects that don’t cost me a cent, are easy, and end up being so pretty, I’m left wondering why I didn’t make them a long time ago.  This is one of those projects!  I’ve had this clementine crate for over 3 years now.  It was filled with fruit, which I used when I was styling my kitchen for the photos in my kitchen remodel post (seen HERE).  It was torture for my kids not to eat the fruit {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #176 – Salvaged Metal Arrow, Signs & More

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!  I know I say it every week, but once again, you all outdid yourselves last week, and we have some really neat features to show you! This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations. vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #174 – Repurposed Vintage Decor

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party! We have some amazing Repurposed Vintage Decor features you’ll love this week! Your links will show up on 4 blogs, getting lots of exposure! Take a look at what your VIP hosts have working on this week! Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures – Repurposed Traps into Treasures Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence – Chalkboard Pantry Door Angie @ Knick of Time – DIY Antique Style Apothecary Bottles Marianne @ Songbird – Winter Mantel Now let’s take a {Read More}

Vintage Inspiration Party #172 – Vintage Decor Galore!

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!  We’re always happy to have you here whether you’re linking up or checking out all the vintage decor inspiration.  Before we get started this week, I wanted to announce a fun new link party happening tomorrow night! I’m co-hosting the Heap of Change Challenge with Donna @ Funky Junk + several other fun bloggers, and YOU are invited to link up! We all have a drawer, closet or room that has become a dumping {Read More}

Going Home …

I’ve heard it said that you can never go home again, but I beg to differ.  Let me explain… Those of you who have followed my blog for awhile, may recall that a little over a year ago, my cousin lost her home, and most of her belongings, when a tornado struck her town, and nearly wiped out her neighborhood.   This is the same town I grew up near, and went to high school in.  If you missed that post, the {Read More}

4 Chalkboard Projects and Time-Saving Tips

I’ve had a lot of people leave comments over the last few years, wondering how I get so many projects done each week, so I thought I’d share a few of my secrets. 1.  First of all, I know many of you are employed outside the home.  I am not.  Both my blog and my shop ARE my business, and both were started because I am a homeschooling mom, and if I was to bring in any income, it needed to {Read More}