Brown and Blah to Farmhouse Style Thrift Store Lamp Makeover

Farmhouse Style Thrift Store Lamp Makeover I made a quick run into the thrift store last week hoping to find some old metal fryer baskets like the ones I have hanging in my kitchen.  But I walked out with … a lamp.  Does that happen to you? It happens with me All. The. Time! I didn’t think I really needed a lamp, but but the price good, so in the cart it went. What clinched the deal for me though was {Read More}

How to Age Gracefully (Using Antiquing Wax on Thrift Store Finds)

I love white paint.  It’s so crisp and clean looking and it’s my go-to color, but sometimes even white paint needs a friend to help it out.  For today’s project, that friend is antiquing wax.

Quick Fixer Upper Project | Lazy Susan Gets a Farmhouse Style Feed Sack Makeover

I was cruising down the road, listening to the oldies station when Barbara Mandrell came on singing “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool.” If I had a personal theme song, that would be it.

Well, Bless You! (Upcycled Tissue Holder)

I didn’t have much time for thrift shopping while in New Mexico, but my son needed a nice shirt for his grandmother’s funeral, so I hit a few shops and found a ceramic tissue holder while he was hunting for a shirt. It looked fine as it was, but I wanted to give it a little farmhouse character, and if you’ve visited my blog for any length of time, you know what that means…

Spice Rack Makeover: Thrift Shop Flip

I’ve said before that I’m a sucker for gingham, so when I spotted this vintage spice rack, filled with jars that had gingham lids, at a thrift store – it was a given that it was coming home with me.   I wasn’t crazy about the color of the wood, and it looked a bit blah, but the shape reminded me of the wall shelf I made over last year with a Milk & Cream Co. image on it, so {Read More}

KISS: Easy Rustic Bench Makeover in Just 3 Steps!

I’ve been thinking I need to do a weekly KISS project (keep it simple stupid).  It’s a good reminder for me that not every project needs to have 20 steps to complete, and challenges me to keep projects as simple as possible. Last week when I brought home a bunch of bargains from a thrift store grand re-opening, one of my purchases was this  rustic bench. It’s super sturdy, has great wood, and I knew it wouldn’t take much effort to give {Read More}

Repurposed Shirt Footstool – {My War Against the Clothes Hanger}

It’s starting to get more than a little depressing, that my quest for a lightweight, breezy white shirt keeps ending with the shirt looking better on the hanger than it does on me. I think I’ve been looking at Pinterest boards too long because for the last year I’ve wanted a really lightweight, white crinkled shirt that looks totally relaxed and flowing-in-the-breezish.  You know the kind I’m talking about, right?  Well, I hate shopping for clothes, so believe it or {Read More}

French Script Sewing Bench Makeover & Flying Dust

Yesterday, I shared with you an 1872 French letter written in a lovely script.  Today, I’m going to share what I did with the PNG version of this letter. During the summer, I hit a great yard sale that had lots of my favorite kinds of finds, which included an old sewing machine in a stand and included this little bench seat.  The seat lifts off the chair and it was filled with sewing notions – a bonus!  It has {Read More}

It Does a Body Good

Sometimes you just have to milk things for all they’re worth, and I’ve been busy milkin’ this Milk and Cream Co. image like crazy this week. I brought home a large lazy Susan from a barn sale, (which was really just a yard sale in a cool old barn), and gave it the Milk & Cream treatment. …and another antique window got the same treatment, …and so did a cabinet door….and I’m still not tired of using this image, so {Read More}